What is Democracy?

What is Democracy?

Democracy is an ongoing struggle,
not a specific set of institutions.

Democracy is a process that assumes
the majority of a free and equal people,
over time:

  • given an education that inspires curiosity,
  • have access to accurate information,
  • participate in free, open, public debates,
  • and can vote without intimidation,

Reach constructive decisions
that benefit the whole of society, and:

  • preserve liberty,
  • protect our freedoms,
  • extend equality;

and thus, defend democracy itself.

-Chip Berlet