Tyrants

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Every democracy in the known world hates tyrants.

The very essence of a democracy is being able to avoid tyrants and work for the people, which it represents.

What is a tyrant?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary says:

 an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution.

 a usurper of sovereignty.

 a ruler who exercises absolute power oppressively or brutally.

 one resembling an oppressive ruler in the harsh use of authority or power.

Political parties in Italy accused our latest Prime Minister of trying to gain absolute power above the Parliament. The Prime Minister gently but firmly replied that that was not the truth. I agree.

Looking at the tyrant’s definition I wrote above, there is something subtle that we need to understand. A tyrant is someone who works for his personal gain despite other people’s interests.

If I look at what’s happening in Italy, it seems we have plenty of tyrants.

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