From where do politicians derive their power
Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote :
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
From where do politicians derive their power?
In a democracy, it is from the social contract made between citizens where they explicitly or implicitly decide to appoint some individuals to make laws, and other individuals to administer them.
The expectations are that citizens pay their taxes and that those in positions of authority act in a competent and fair way.
|Last updated: 26 Sep 2016|