Location: Pantego, Texas, United States

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Many people have written that President Bush's attempt to install a democratic government in an Arab country was doomed. The reasoning, which I have read a lot of places, particularly by liberal authors, is the idea that Western democracy only works in northern European countries, or countries founded by people from those countries, such as Canada, Australia, and the United States. It is often pointed out that democracy has not worked well in southern Europe in countries such as France, Italy, and Spain. Such thoughts as these caused me to have concern about President Bush's policy in Iraq. I am also concerned about the future of the US as a democracy, given that, due to unrestrained immigration, the country will soon have a significant majority of people who are not of northern European descent. Is the US destined to become an unstable democracy similar to that in many South American and other third world countries? It is interesting that Democrats proclaimed Bush's initiative ill advised because of their view that Arabs are not suited to democracy, but they encourage immigration of large numbers of people into the US who, while likely to vote Democrat, would also be deemed unsuitable for democracy. Longer term, I think the Democrats believe in what Mrs. Kerry said in a speech in 2004 which I would paraphrase as "vote for us peasants, and we will take care of you." As I recall, they didn't have her make any more speeches, but that was not because what she said didn't represent their true views.


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