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The World Wants Democracy but Not American Version

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Nearly three decades after the Cold War’s end, it’s no longer clear that American-style liberal democracy has carried the day. Xi Jinping has consolidated power in China on a scale not seen since Mao. Vladimir Putin has served longer than any other Russian leader since Stalin. Even many democracies are being undermined by populism.

Democracy remains the form of government most likely to create lasting security and prosperity. A few oil-producing nations aside, the world’s wealthiest countries are democracies, and democracies are also less likely to go to war with one another.http://time.com/5590236/what-defines-worldwide-democracy/?utm_source=facebook.com&xid=time_socialflow_facebook&utm_medium=socialflowfb&utm_campaign=time&fbclid=IwAR0-GOVyhdJSWDGZeeK4xUJUHuxMVmn_w_YPm-qZ8_-beikyTNQtmmyy6Dk
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"Americans have long believed that if all the world’s countries were to become democracies, everyone would live safer and more prosperous lives."
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Why do you think American version of democracy is not favored by other countries?
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By"America's version" you must mean"Corrupt Oligarchy pretending to be a Democracy while teetering toward Authoritarian Theocracy".....right?
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By"America's version" you must mean"Corrupt Oligarchy pretending to be a Democracy while teetering toward Authoritarian Theocracy".....right?
Don't forget nationalism as well...lol
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Somewhere along the way, we have lost sight of this part:"Promote the general Welfare".
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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Somewhere along the way, we have lost sight of this part:"Promote the general Welfare".
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
That doesn't mean more welfare...And your complaint doesn't mean the gov. doesn't promote the general welfare pretty much daily and in policy.
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That doesn't mean more welfare...And your complaint doesn't mean the gov. doesn't promote the general welfare pretty much daily and in policy.
You really need to get out of your small bubble friend.
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Somewhere along the way, we have lost sight of this part:"Promote the general Welfare".
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
I don't think general welfare in the context of the constitution is the same as welfare in the context of the welfare state.
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That doesn't mean more welfare...And your complaint doesn't mean the gov. doesn't promote the general welfare pretty much daily and in policy.
Where does she say"promote the general welfare" means"more welfare"? And, yes, her"complaint" DOES mean she believes the government is not promoting the general welfare. I think she's right.
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Where does she say"promote the general welfare" means"more welfare"? And, yes, her"complaint" DOES mean she believes the government is not promoting the general welfare. I think she's right.
Thank you, anyone, that studied the Constitution would know that.
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It's not even the right path for us. Our democracy has been corrupted by money. It no longer works.
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