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Middle East 'Democracy'

Alex_P Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 2:56 PM
cchuba Wrote: "So Joseph, you say that I am making this up, well on townhall dot some here is a list of columnits ... Rich Galen Jan 30, 2012, Frank Gaffney March 26, Michael Barone Oct 31, 2011, Michael Reagan Aug 25, 2011, Victor Davis Hanson Jan 31, 2013 ..." OK, speaking of making things up: 1. Rich Galen Jan 30, 2012: "Polls" - not a word about Libya. 2. Frank Gaffney March 26: "Leading With No One Behind" - one mention of Libya "In short, the President seems to be replacing his notorious “lead from behind” strategy in Libya with a “lead with no one behind” approach." 3. Michael Barone Oct 31, 2011: "In Foreign Affairs, Obama Needs Respect, Not Love" - Libya only mentioned because Thomas Friedman talked about it, no (cont.) 2.

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...