The United States is Backsliding Towards Autocracy and Taking the World With Her

The United States ranks behind 51 of the 87 free nations of the world.

by Tony Wyman “Democracy in Retreat.” That was the headline for the annual assessment of global freedom completed recently by Freedom House, the independent watchdog group founded in 1941 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. that works to expand freedom and democracy in countries around the world. The year 2018 marked the 13th consecutive decline in world freedom recorded by the group and included declines in the majority of nations the world depends upon for the defense of liberty.  The report blamed populism and nationalism as the major forces reducing freedom in…

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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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