Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Universal suffrage...

I just read in Denyat s Darik, that a deputy from the Bulgarian party GERB, currently in government has suggested that all candidates in public election should take a test of their psychological abilities before they can be elected.

One wonder how Emil Karanikolov understands democracy. Whom would be trusted with the task to test the people? Would this mean that mentally disabled people are not eligble to be elected? Should they have the right to vote? What rights should they have?

In the system that I call democracy every citizen has teh right to vote and to be elected, even though few of them are suitable for office. But the alternative is much worse, as Karanikolov should know. Is it that easy to forget totalitarianism?

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