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
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 intolerants 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 undersand 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.