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Post Democracy is Alive...and Well
Created by John Eipper on 06/25/18 5:02 AM

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Democracy is Alive...and Well (Istvan Simon, USA, 06/25/18 5:02 am)

I agree with the list of problems pointed out by Tor Guimarae (June 24th), but not with his conclusion.

First, the list of problems is applicable only to the United States. There is no Citizens United for example in England, the Netherlands, Germany or France. Second, I strongly disagree that democracy is dying. Not at all. On the contrary, in spite of all the problems cited by Tor, democracy is alive and well.

Take for example the disgraceful policy of Trump separating mothers and children at our southern border. It was the outcry of the American people that forced T to revoke his cruel policy. This is one example of the fact that democracy is alive and well in spite of Trump's efforts to the contrary--in spite of the gerrymandering, in spite of Citizens United, and so on.

JE comments:  Was the Executive Order rescinding the "separation policy" the first time Trump yielded to public pressure?  I can't think of an earlier example.

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