Democracies Don’t Disappear With A Bang, They Go Out With A Whimper

cartoon style image in which professor asks student "What's Democracy" and student answers, "Democracy is the freedom to elect your own dictators"

by Tony Wyman To learn all we need to know about the death of a democracy, all we need to do is look at what dictator Daniel Ortega did to Nicaraguan democracy after his election as president in 2006 with just 37.99% of the vote. His party, the Sandanista National Liberation Front (FSLN), failed to gain a majority in the legislature, but allied with the¬†Liberal Constitutionalist Party (PLC) to form a coalition that held more than two-thirds of the seats in the National Assembly.¬† With allies in the legislature, Mr.…

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The Conservative Creed: Freedom, Egalitarianism, Liberalism

Freedom, Egalitarianism, Liberalism

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org The newspapers shout a new style is growing. But it don’t know if it’s coming or going. There is fashion, there is fad. Some is good, some is bad. And the joke is rather sad. That it’s all just a little bit of history repeating! – Alex Gifford (as performed by the Propellerheads and Shirley Bassey) While it is true that the political landscape has changed drastically over the last 30 years, not every change has been for the better, a fact that many on…

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