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Thread: Stop United States democracy promotion abroad. Bruce Fein, TWT

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    Stop United States democracy promotion abroad. Bruce Fein, TWT

    The United States government should cease its arrogant and ill-informed attempts to promote democracy around the globe — whether in Cuba, Iraq, Afghanistan, Communist China, Ukraine, Burma or otherwise.

    The attempts are extraneous to the purposes of the United States Constitution.
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    We also forget that democracy in the United States evolved over more than seven centuries. We cannot expect more from other people.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...cy-promotion-/
    "Democracy arose from the idea that those who are equal in any respect are equal absolutely. All are alike free, therefore they claim that all are free absolutely... The next is when the democrats, on the grounds that they are all equal, claim equal participation in everything. ... It is accepted as democratic when public offices are allocated by lot; and as oligarchic when they are filled by election." Aristotle, Politics
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    We liked the Shah of Iran over a democracy in the 70's, remember?

    I think we advocate any gov't that's favorable to our interests.

    We should just keep our nose out of other countries internal politics.

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    Modus ponens ponendo: our interests! IOW, begging the question of just what and whose interests.
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