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Middle East 'Democracy'

45caliber Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 8:30 AM
"You can have a free country only when people are willing to let other people have freedom." Exactly. Dr. Sowell has hit it again. Unfortunately too many people consider freedom to be the right to run everyone else's lives.

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...