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    Democracy’s challenge is inclusiveness

    The democracy envisioned by the towering figures of the Enlightenment, who were our Founding Fathers, was one of limited participation in the right to vote, but a society meant to serve the interests of all the people. Now, most people can vote, but are their interests equally attended?

    Loving our neighbour as ourselves requires that the remaining imperfections in our democracy be corrected. Mainly, we have to make sure that all of our people, not just the privileged who can use their financial resources to satisfy their desires, be fully represented. These include children without the benefit of loving parents of adequate means, the elderly troubled by the rising cost of medical care, good workers who lose their jobs because of structural economic change or a weaker economy.

    William J. McDonough (1934- ),U.S. financial executive, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1993-2003. Remarks at Trinity Church, New York City, September 11, 2002.

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