The system of democracy had originated in Greece more than 2,500 years ago, when every other country was under an absolute ruler, such as a king, a tyrant, or a dictator, all of whom held the power of life and death over their subjects. It was a time when most of the people on earth were slaves, or, on a level better than that of slavery. When the idea of democracy in Athens was initially experimented, there were more than four hundred and fifty thousand people in the city. It was a time when the groundwork of democracy in Athens was weak, without the reinforcement needed to let it stand unshaken. However, in spite of the imperfection, Athens drew closer to such a new system of government that led the way for other democracies around the world.
Centuries later, countries, such as the United States, had succeeded in widening the scope of freedom in government through avenues of democracy. The enactment of the Bill of Rights in the United States guaranteed freedom in a number of ways, such as freedom of the press, freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
A true democracy is one that works hard to satisfy all parties. The practicality of a system of government, ensconced in democracy, has survived the encroachments of those considered to be fanatically sectarian in nature, confirming that a secular, democratic government serves as the one and only avenue through which all parties are free to voice their opinion. In other words, a true democracy is one that is conducive to freedom in which the opposition equally shares the common privileges of freedom in a society where there is ample room to move around without any hindrance.