Publicado el 10-24-2012
and Civil Society
The existence of political parties is categorically important in the countries that see their institutional life in terms of representative democracy. However, in the regulation of that institutional life it is important that the live forces of the country, in other words, the civil society, collaborate ignoring slogans, interests or partisan whims, in the unfolding of a nation as a republic in the countries where there is that form government or any other of a democratic nature.
Without going into many classifications, within a civil society are included chambers of commerce, chambers of industry, professional associations, sectors recognized as having a cultural and educational nature, and also labor unions that are democratically serious. All these factors, whether or not their members belong to political parties, have concerns and goals that are very important in the reasonable and convenient unfolding of the national life. And their activities, as well as their opinions, should be taken into consideration, each in its own category, in cases that are of a national interest. In matters of a moral nature, the inherent values of religion, particularly of that of the majority of the country, should be taken into account.
Political parties have, of course, a very important mission in the operation of the institutions of the state. However, the orientation of all the national institutions should answer to the will, proportionately established, of the sectors that intervene in all aspects of the life of a country. Those elements that are vital as representatives of public opinion should not be left out. These are elements that contribute with their work and their initiatives to the economic life and therefore to the fiscal existence of the governments through the taxes that they pay. Ultimately these are the ones who benefit from a government when that government is good. And if this is not the case, the parties that be in power or the armed forces are the ones that exert more arbitrary influence on the national life and benefit perhaps in an undue an exceptional way.
Political parties need the civil society, and it, in turn, needs those parties.