Representative democracy: this is the term used to define the current form of the present government in the vast majority of countries “developed.” This, in brief, consists in the election, by voting rights, of representatives to which the voters themselves delegate to the law, using the formula of free and secret vote .Voters can elect the legislature (in the case of parliamentarism, like the Italian one) or directly to the head of state and / or government (in the case of the presidential or semi-presidential system).
This method, merely to chance Parliamentary State ensures that all, or almost all, of the population is represented in the legislative assembly, all parts in proportion to the number of voters: at present, the number of delegates for each popular faction voting is represented by parties, who elect members of the assembly in relation to the votes obtained by each. Viewed in those terms, the representative democratic system may seem, at least on paper, as the best possible, as it is hoped that citizens, through their representatives, manage, although indirectly the management of public affairs partecipandone actively.
How often, indeed always, what is written on paper is light years away from reality .As we know, parties, that is the link between people and law, they will show close to the citizens only before elections, only to realize – at best – only a fraction of the promises made to voters. This is because, as the record shows, the parties that are to loyalty to the people involved in the first place to keep the promises made to the lenders of the same, from the small building company, to multinationals, banks.Politics becomes, therefore, a trade-off between elected and “friends”, who threaten to stop funding if the promises are not kept.
For example, you may notice how the various US governments promise continually restrictive rules on the possession of weapons or the adoption of a fair health service (such as Italian), but once the President takes office in the White House, these objectives they are set aside not to clash with the various lenders of expensive election campaigns. And this vicious circle is obviously imitated in the Old Continent, including the thunderous applause of the people still deluded to be the true holders of power. And if we add that often politicians and financiers are part of the same circles (with square and compass as symbols) we have the full picture of the situation.
All this serves to show that corruption is not only the phenomenon, illegal, regarding the commissioner or the deputy who takes the bribe, but it is something much more complex, almost always acting well within the bounds of the law. A worthless apology, nothing worth blame past governments (albeit guilty alike), the opposition, the ignorance of the average populace. It is only a matter of will, it is just about making money for passion or politics. It would be interesting to give all parties the same monetary contribution for election campaigns and the various expense management, to see if the situation remains the current one, or if there might be a breakthrough.