What is the role of citizens in a democracy?
No democracy can function in the absence of socially responsible and informed citizens.
a. Citizens maintain social harmony by mutually respecting and tolerating differences and views of all others who disagree with them.
b. As citizens have the right to express their dissent, they act as a director to the government where they express their grievances through channels provided by the democratic system.
c. Citizens also play a decisive role in the establishment of a welfare government by participating and seeking to influence public opinion.
d. When the citizens exercise their right to vote, they provide directions to the whole democratic process.
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