The responsibility of politicians: life and death

How fallible and ignorant, may be the ruling politicians, when it comes to decisions about the life and death of its citizens, but also the residents of neighbo

The responsibility of politicians: life and death

How fallible and ignorant, may be the ruling politicians, when it comes to decisions about the life and death of its citizens, but also the residents of neighboring States? And what are the consequences to a democratic face selected or autocratically ruling head of government and President are, if you have tens of thousands of people are due to Do or refrain for the avoidable death?

for lost, deliberately instigated and protracted (civil)war with countless dead, injured, displaced and traumatized Survivors, their beginning and end in the hands of governments and rulers, the history, opt out, overthrow and condemnation of the politically responsible for it as a punishment.

The most famous and standard-setting example of the Nuremberg trials was the trial, in which the management personnel of the criminal NS-regime in addition to the murder of the European Jews, also because of the preparation and execution of a war of aggression.

In the best of your Knowledge and belief, decisions

In the case of the whole world to be pandemic, so far there is no international authority that for the protection of the health of its citizens, competent politicians need to take responsibility for it. It is hardly conceivable that the United Nations or an international criminal court, the aggressive super-power China and its leadership accountable, even though they brought their week-long cover-up maneuver at the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of misery.

the Minister of health, Jens Spahn, had well said a month after the Corona-Lockdown in the Bundestag is a very wise phrase that brings the responsibility dilemma in parliamentary democracies the decisive politicians in this historically unprecedented crisis to the point. "We will probably have to each other forgive a lot in a couple of months."

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In a health crisis, have had to deal with an unknown and unpredictable, potentially deadly Virus, and policy makers need to make within hours and days of the decisions about life and death. Some in this balancing process, and with the Council of virologists decisions will turn out to be wrong, or have done it already. But it is in the best of your Knowledge and belief, the decisions made must apply for the "we each other's understanding", as Bundestag President Wolfgang Schaeuble said in Spahns set.

Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 05:19

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