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May 24th, 2017
Check out the awesome video of our assembly on Democracy.
4th Class B Assembly from Cormac Cahill on Vimeo.
Democracy, what’s democracy?
Democracy goes back in history.
It all began in Ancient Greece.
A political system to keep the peace.
There was no need to push,
No need to barge.
The Ekklesia decided
who’s in charge.
The Ekklesia. What was the Ekklesia?
The Ekklesia met forty times a year.
If you were from Athens,
And you were a man,
They’d say, ‘Please attend whenever you can’
How did they do it?
How did they agree?
They all had a vote,
And the majority,
Made that decision,
Passed that law.
It was really that simple,
You should be in awe.
So what about Ireland?
Does Democracy rule there?
Oh yes and things are fairer,
As women have their share.
Not long ago,
Back in 1913,
People thought women
Only cooked and kept their house clean.
But we have changed since,
And come a long way,
Women have their rights
And have equal say.
Back in 1918,
Women first got their vote,
The only problem was,
Our politicians had to get the boat.
NOW every Irish citizen can vote.
If they’re eighteen years or more.
Men and women walk equally
Through their polling station door.
They can all vote in elections,
For who should run their country.
A political system that’s fair
Is called Democracy!
5/25/2017 10:50:22 am
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