Sunday, January 02, 2005

 

Interesting Reagan Quote

“Democracy has its own moral imperatives, as you know, but it also has advantages that are profoundly practical. Democratic states do not attack their neighbors and destabilize regions. Democratic states do not find it easy to declare and carry out war. Democratic states are not by their nature militaristic. Democracies are traditionally reluctant to spend a great deal of money on arms. Democratic states have built-in controls on aggressive, expansionist behavior because democratic states must first marshal wide popular support before they move.”

President Ronald Reagan, talking about the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua.

Based on this quote, I suppose the United States has left the category as a “democracy.”



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