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Middle East 'Democracy'

MAURY JOSEPH Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 7:06 AM
At 75 years old, I can say with absolute certainty the following: 1.) I can always get 9 people to agree what the 10th person should give, especially to Charity or Taxes. 2.) There are many more Horses BUTTS than there are Horses.

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...