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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: Democracy and freedom are not the same. Democracy is oppressive for the minority who have to subject to the will of the majority.

    Democracy is not free of force. When a minority does not submit to the will of majority "voluntarily", that will will be forced on them by democratic government.

    One thing is not up for discussion in a democratic society - it's democratic process itself. It must be accepted overwhelmingly by society, regardless of political differences. If it's not accepted, the process will not work.

    I'd say, in the U.S., democracy is imprinted in people's brains almost religiously. Ideas of democracy are taught in elementary schools and proclaimed on every corner. That's how overwhelming consensus about democratic process is achieved. I'm not sure if there is any other way. So, in a sense, people in the U.S. are not "free" to choose or reject democracy. There is some circularity here.
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      Mar 26 2013: HI Arkady i agree with what you say ,"Democracy is not free of force. When a minority rebels against a law passed democratically, a democratic government will use force against the rebels."

      I would like to ask thinking people , is there an alternative idea for Governace other than democracy.I believe there is always a scope for new ideas .
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        Mar 26 2013: Sorry, I slightly rephrased my initial post as you were answering, but the idea is the same.

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