THE STRENGTHS OF A FREE DEMOCRACY
One of the great benefits of testing a political system is the way its virtues are displayed more clearly than ever. One would have thought that simple deception of the voting public would result in the voters’ refusal to trust their representatives. But free individuals with educated ability to evaluate others like themselves have shown a desire to have people who will honestly try to improve each other's lives.
Where free will is respected and honest desire to improve material and social conditions in a society is respected, free democracy is proving it can survive where dictatorship and force fail. In unexpected ways the defenselessness of a democracy of free wills is proving resilient. It does so because it depends on freedom of will and honest concern for others. So our present trials set before us the two vital qualities for human beings to live together - free will and regard for one another.