Different views

Amenatave Yaconisau,Delainavesi | Saturday, August 12, 2017

Writers to this column who want a forceful acknowledgement of Government are indeed going against the legitimacy of government where there is restricted discussion and criticism of issues even where you differ.

You must be ready to have a dissenting opinion.

We don't have the same views. Liberty is well summarised in the words of a famous English political and social philosopher John Stewart Mills: "If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, and only one person were of a contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power would be justified in silencing mankind".

Long live democracy.

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