Should the US intervene to promote democracy? (Page 28)
YetiFinder: I think this forum is to discuss whether Should the US intervene to promote democracy or not. Please give ur reasons. Its not about any other nations, its only about america.
the real slim DEEPy: no one should intervene. if country does not earn democracy by themselves, they will not respect it and vote to oppress minorities.
yofolkyj: The United States isn't a democracy. It's a republic. It is good to support any people that are under an oppression of any government that does not allow freedom.
Comrade_: It seems to be also good to support any government that doesn't allow freedom..Go figure..
Coffrey: Freedom is a nebulous and subjective term, it means nothing, it's not tied to any ideal or any policy, it's just a buzzword like Jesus that has been drilled into the American (maybe even worldwide) psyche as something being "good". You know who was "in favor of freedom"? W. Bush. And he signed the Patriot Act into law. Go figure again.
lori100: Democracy is not a quality that can be imposed by war. The attempt to do so has always met with failure. Democracy can spring only from within a nation itself, only from the hearts and minds of the people. It can be spread abroad by example, but never by force. The strength of a democracy lies in the satisfaction of its own people. Its influence lies in making others wish to copy it. If we can not make other nations wish to copy our American system of government, we cannot force them to copy it by going to war.----------------Charles Lindbergh