Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Democracy is not a magic bullet

President Bush wants to bring democracy to other countries.  I  think that is a great goal.  But he apparently thinks it is a magic bullet that will solve all problems.  Of course it isn’t.  Just look at the history of our own country.  Becoming a democracy didn’t keep us from slavery, lack of rights for women, civil war, legal segregation.  Maybe all democracies naturally grow in maturity.  Only time will tell.

But if Bush is such a believer in democracy, why is he working so hard to reduce democracy in our own country?

No comments:

Post a Comment