Is Democracy Viable?

Posted: July 2, 2011 in Category - Cultural War, Is Democracy Viable?

Is democracy viable?

By: Thomas Sowell | 06/27/11 8:04 PM

The media have recently been so preoccupied with a Congressman’s photograph of himself in his underwear that there has been scant attention paid to the fact that Iran continues advancing toward creating a nuclear bomb, and nobody is doing anything that is likely to stop them.

Nuclear weapons in the hands of the world’s leading sponsor of international terrorism might seem to be something that would sober up even the most giddy members of the chattering class. But that chilling prospect cannot seem to compete for attention with cheap behavior by an immature Congressman, infatuated with himself.

A society that cannot or will not focus on matters of life and death is a society whose survival as a free nation is at least questionable. Hard as it may be to conceive how the kind of world that one has been used to, and taken for granted, can come to an end, it can happen in the lifetime of today’s generation. . . .

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2011/06/democracy-viable#ixzz1Qy2e5xim

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