Five Defects of Democratic Constitutions
By Suresh Vyas
Democracy means a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. It is a government for the people and by the people of a country. The people draft a constriction, and then agree to live by it.
The defects in most constitutions of the current democratic countries are:
- Protection of minorities
- Freedom of religion
- Separate laws for different groups of people
- Majority (even if unrighteous) rules
- Human Rights
Each of the above is discussed below.
- The constriction says to protect the minority, but a minority can be righteous or unrighteous, tolerant or intolerant, divine, or demoniac, etc. There is no need to protect unrighteous, intolerant, or demoniac group whether a minority or majority. In a healthy body, a cancer cell is a minority. To protect it (let it live in the body) is suicidal. Same for a nation.
- The constitution assumes that all religions are equally good. This is not correct. Some religions are not tolerant of any other faiths, and constantly act to wipe out other religions and cultures from the world. Islam and Christianity are such religions. In contrast, the Vedic dharma is universal religion for mankind. Any two religions can be objectively compared to see which religion has higher potential to cause peace at personal to national and global level. Universal criteria for comparing religions is stated at below site:
The constitution needs to say that all tolerant religions will be legal, and intolerant (I mean respectful to religion of the nation) will be illegal.
- In one country there cannot be separate laws for separate groups. The Muslims always have asked for separate law—Sharia—for them, separate prayer rooms, etc. This cannot be allowed in non-Muslim countries.
On a related point, the government should not favor—give benefits—to any group over other group. This is discrimination. E.g. in Hindustan the gov’t has special quotas and benefits for so called “dalits” or oppressed group of people. Such favors backfire, because the dalits (the shudras) want to remain dalits for ever to rip the free benefits even when no one is oppressing them. Instead of favoring dalits, the gov’t should punish those who oppress others. The Hindus need to understand this:
The Vedic society is made of four varNas: Brahmins (the spiritually intellectual class), Kshatriyas (the protectors of the society), the vaishyas (the traders), and the shudras (so called dalits now for mean political purpose) who provide labor and service to society. Now according to Bhagavad Gita and the Vedas, this varNa I defined by one’s guNa (qualities) and karma (one’s actions and aptitudes). It is not defined by one’s birth. Additionally, dharma does not tell that a varNa should oppress or hate any other varNa. So, the gov’t needs to force the Hindus to live per the Vedic dharma, and stop providing quotas and benefits to dalits.
- Majority Rules. If the majority people are less intelligent, or barbaric, or greedy, or criminals, or violent, they will rule. Such governments, e.g. that of Pakistan, cause suffering for themselves and for other countries. The majority need to have wisdom to elect those who are really intelligent, capable, and righteous leaders.
- Human Rights: The democracies (their constitutions) assume that anyone with a human body is human. Accordingly, the demoniac people, e.g. Hitler, Idi Amin, Mafias, terrorists, Human Traffickers, etc. are all humans. The Veda, however, does not agree to such a definition of a human. The Vedic scripture says:
aahaara in.ndraa bhaya maithunam cha
saamaanyam etad pashubirnaraaNaam
It says eating, sleeping, self-protecting, and mating are common between men and animals. Animals do not do anything more than that. So, if a person being does that only, then he/she is an animal.
Below is an evidence from Rig Veda that at birth one is not a human.
तन्तुं तन्वन् रजसो भानुमन् विहि ज्योतिष्मतः पथो रक्ष धिया कृतान् ।
अनुल्अणं वयत जोगु वामपो मनुर्भव जनया दैव्यम् जनम् ॥ Rig. 10.53.6॥
“May you spinning the thread of divine knowledge, follow the splendid light of illumination, and protect the pathways well, which have been constructed by sacred acts and divine wisdom; may you render the pious works of the worshiper free from defect; may you first strive to become MAN, and then rise to the status of an enlightened one – the DIVINE.” – Rig Veda 10.53.6
So, to make a new born a human, the child has to undergo yagnopavit (holy thread) samskaar at the age around eight. After this samskaar one is called a dwiija (born again as a human.)
Then he goes to live at a Vedic guru’s ashram to study the Veda and other subjects till the age of 25 while remaining a brahmachaari. While the non-Hindu world talks about Human Rights, the Veda talks about Human Responsibilities. The constitution of Bhaarat needs to be made pro-Vedic and define a human per the Veda. That way the criminals and demoniacs will not have human rights and can be treated according to what they did.
jaya sri krishna!