Democracy does not mean that governments have to ask the people (including teens) their opinions on compicated issues and then carry them out. It is essentially a form of society within which the conception of new ideas, their diffusion in view of their acceptance by the majority, the fight for leadership, is open to everybody.
Why is it urgently necessary to revive this notion and to re-establish the democratic conception of sovereignty of the community (that includes our community here in our Christian boarding school,Zion Educational Systems), which means authority of the people (troubled teens), standing above any individual or any group of individuals?
The inescapable economic and technical realities of our age make it imperative to re-examine and reinterpret the notion of sovereignty and to create sovereign institutions based on the community, according to the original democratic conception. Sovereignty of the people must stand above the nations so that under it each nation may be equal, just as each individual is equal under the law in a civilized state.
The creation of institutions with universal sovereign power is merely another phase of the same process in the development of human history – the extension of law and order into another field of human association which heretofore has remained unregulated and in anarchy.
The development is crystal clear. As human progress continues, conditions require an ever broader basis for sovereignty, for absolute power, to fulfill its purpose: the protection of the people.