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In a democracy, the opposition is required and they should criticise the government policies if they are not really good for the public. But political parties are not doing that. They try to unpopular the party in the government so that they may become the ruling party in next elections. Such acts should not be accepted and that criticism can't be taken as a constructive step.
Even the party in ruling should think and take actions in such a way that the public will get benefitted. But they are more interested in getting their selfish goals attained. Such acts should be definitely criticised by the opposition and see that the government will never go for such acts.
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Even this challenging situation would ease
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
When you criticise a person or an authority, you express your disapproval of something which he says or does or you say that it should have been done in another way. So that means, criticism is based on perceptions. You say that a person or authority is wrong because you think that it is wrong. But that does not mean that you need to be right. It is here where prudence and rationality comes into play. Even when you disapprove or disagree, you don't categorically assert that you are absolutely right or that the other person is absolutely wrong.
But contempt is different. Here, instead of simply expressing your disapproval, you outrightly entertain and express your feeling that the person or authority involved is just worthless or that he cannot say or do what he needs to.
So you see, there is a difference, though of a lesser degree. Criticism should not cross over to contempt because while criticism is an acceptable trait, contempt has got more negativity and hence is not acceptable, legally or otherwise. Suppose your father buys you a pen, it is fine to say that he could have brought a better pen or that he should have taken your opinion before buying the pen but the scenario changes when you say that your father cannot buy you a better pen or that your father doesn't respect your choices.
“The door to wisdom is knowing yourself." Anonymous