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Democracy deflating itself

Egypt’s people democratically elected an undemocratic man to be president, then deposed of him in an undemocratic way to democratically elect someone else. The United States is using undemocratic means to protect itself from the enemies of democracy by tapping everyone’s private information. Turkey elected a leader who takes away their freedoms. The Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq cannot decide whether President Barzani is allowed by the constitution to run for a third term. No one knows if he can, so the Parliament unilaterally chose that the elections should be postponed two years for them to figure it out – Barzani being president that whole time. Anti-democratic forces are alive and well in the world. But democracies are their own worst enemy.


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