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What Does It Take To Defend Democracy

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 8, 2021 at 17:34

Or, a better, question, is democracy worth defending? This has become a perennial question in a world that is collapsing on itself, especially in the United Nation's environment that cannot make or prove a claim that peace is their intention and no one nation is able to be the guarantor of any such promises or claims to promote global security; of such is the joke of the century, even centuries, since every one knows there is always a tyrant ready to be the next monster and money is not an obstacle when so easily stolen in politics. Did democracy stop America from its freedom being stolen? That answer is still not finished being counted yet.
Even when America went from being a republic to democratically governed (bureaucracies endowed by law to take over representation in place of constitutional protections) during the post prohibition era, the subliminal message was the deprivation of individual rights in favor of the corporate rights gaining control over the economic engine that was the power of 'we the people,' which consummated that loss precipitated by Congress surrendering economic sovereignty in 1913. There is no inherent power in democratic influences; all are susceptible to corruptions of every sort. It is why Islam finds it so easy to infiltrate, just as it was to be infiltrated by socialism. It is why the next war will not be about how to defend democracy (and the reason why democratic principles could not/cannot be successfully instituted in the Middle East-even Israel is susceptible-for defense of the self requires a higher power that common humanity is not willing to serve. It is why democracy cannot survive the imperfections of mankind.

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