Teaching Democracy

May 6th, 2003 – 7:29 pm
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“Tired of killing Muslims, we are now trying to teach their survivors
some democracy.

There are a number of practical problems with this, among them being
that the curriculum is in the hands of the most authoritarian,
deceitful, anti-democratic, and constitution-wrecking administration
we’ve ever had. But there’s an even more disturbing matter: wander
around your nation’s capital and try to find something better. Leaving
aside anomalies such as the ACLU and the Cato Institute, a few members
of Congress, and a handful of anachronic journalists, this town shows
virtually no interest in liberty, the Constitution, or democracy these
days – except when prescribing them to those in far away lands.”

Sam Smith has an excellent piece up on the hypocrisy involved in the current United States government trying to teach anyone about democracy.

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