Write a response to the following arguments against democracy: 

a) Army is the most disciplined and corruption-free organisation in the country. Therefore army should rule the country. 

b) Rule of the majority means the rule of ignorant people. What we need is the rule of the wise, even if they are in small numbers. 

c) If we want religious leaders to guide us in spiritual matters, why not invite them to guide us in politics as well. The country should be ruled by religious leaders.

Answer:

Let’s check all the parts

Statement (a)

The army is the most disciplined and corruption-free organization in the country. Therefore the army should rule the country.- This form is not democratic as the power rests in the hands of military officers which is called military rule or dictatorship.

Statement (b)

Rule of the majority means the rule of ignorant people. We need the rule of the wise, even if they are in small numbers.- This form is not democratic as a rule of the majority doesn’t mean the rule of ignorant people. 

Statement (c)

If we want religious leaders to guide us in spiritual matters, why not invite them to guide us in politics as well. Religious leaders should rule the country. This form is not democratic as politics and religion are two different affairs. Religion can help with religious matters but it cannot help us to resolve political matters. 

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