A HERO FOR THE WORLD
The Democratic process is, as I have mentioned in the past, is flawed, simply because the people voting never really get to know the full extent of the candidate`s personality. Winston Churchill, a former P.M. of Great Britain and a very intelligent man said and I quote "Democracy is a terrible system but the best there is" or words to that effect. In voting for Nelson Mandela the system could not have worked better, and the South Africans put a black man in as president who not only was the right man for the job, aside from his colour, but he did the right thing in forgiving the whites for instituting Apartheid. This approach was the ethical thing to do and made sense politically.
But that is not the only decision that Mandela made that made me realize just how great a person he was. He willingly gave up power after one term, a decision very few, if any, politicians would have made under the same circumstances. He could have held power and been president as long as he wished.