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  •  If you look at the early 20th century... (2+ / 0-)
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    Deep Texan, USHomeopath

    ...in the Western European democracies, you'll see that it was the corrupt, ineffective legislative bodies, unable to produce any meaningful results, that set the stage for fascism in Spain, Italy and Germany before World War II, and communism after the war.

    Mussolini, Stalin, Franco and Hitler all have quotes on record about how feeble "democratic" government is.

    But it's Churchill's quote that says it best: "It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."

    "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." ~ Mark Twain

    by wonkydonkey on Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:58:16 AM PDT

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