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Middle East ´Democracy´
Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 4/4/2013 3:30:49 PM

The Obama administration treated the creation of "democracy" in the Middle East as a Good Thing. Ironically, those who created the United States of America viewed democracy with fear-- and created a Constitutional republic instead. Everything depends on how you define democracy. In its most basic sense, democracy means majority rule. But there can be majority rule in a free country or in a country with an authoritarian or even a dictatorial government. In this age of sloppy uses of words, many people include freedom in their conception of democracy. But whether democracy leads to freedom is an open question,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: trackman999, 4/4/2013 3:43:50 PM     (No. 9259613)

The only democracy in the Midle East is Israel, of which obama in no friend of.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tipover, 4/4/2013 8:49:26 PM     (No. 9260018)

Thanks for posting OP.

Most forget that the USA is a republic, not a democracy. A democracy is not necessarily a liberal government but a government of the "majority".

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