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Should we force democracy?

What I wanted to know is: do you think that democratic countries should force other countries to implement democracy? Don't you think that that is a flaw in the all idea of democracy?


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    Mar 25 2013: "Forcing" and "democracy" are two terms that preclude one another. If you force democracy, you basically deprive people of one of the main tenets of democracy, i.e. freedom of choice.
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      Mar 25 2013: Once the law is passed democratically, there is no freedom of choice. That law will be forced onto people regardless whether they voted for it or not.

      Any government, democratic or not, is a machine of violence.
      • Mar 25 2013: If you think any type of government is a machine of violence, what are you suggesting?
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          Mar 26 2013: Before I suggest anything, I need to understand what things are. That's what I'm trying to do here. It seems to me that once we do understand what things are, we may decide that it's best not to suggest anything.

          Churchill said, "it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." I'm happy with democracy, but I would be cautious suggesting or forcing it to other people.
      • Apr 20 2013: Nice Arkady, shame the way "democracy" is taught and what it's believed to be, doesn't always match up with the reality.

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