Friday, 9 May 2014

Some thoughts!

It'll be a little while before Washminster is up & fully running (I'm running myself - for a council seat in Milton Keynes - so with all the leaflets to deliver and voters to talk to, my time is a little limited at the moment).

So - to keep you going - I pose a couple of questions - but there is no three hour exam limit!

Q1 “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” (Ben Franklin). Discuss.

Q2 "The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy." (Charles de Montesquieu). Discuss.
Q3 "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." (Lord Acton). Discuss.
Q4 What relevance do these quotes have to modern democracies like those in the United States; the United Kingdom; France; and the European Union?
Comments are most welcome