The present U.S government has made the promotion of democracy in every world country one of its central goals. That makes it even more incredible that President Obama is insisting we surrender ours.
Clearly stung by Boris’s reproof, the US Gov’s response was a sneer, but his accusation that the US Prez. is a hypocrite could not be more on the nail.
U.S. efforts have not succeeded in creating democracies in countries, such as Egypt and Lebanon, which remain non-democratic. The Clinton administration also attempted to promote democracy throughout the world in Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo. However, that democracy also failed.
Still democracy is growing throughout the global world despite many U.S. presidents’ failed attempts at instilling it in other countries. Democracy was found traditionally only in wealthy countries, but it is now the most popular political system in the entire world. In 1900, there were only 10 countries that were democracies. Yet, by 1950, there were 30 democratic countries and, by 2005, 119 of the 190 countries in the world were democracies.
If we lose our democracy, and it is steadily being throttled by the EU, we will be joining the voiceless peoples of countries such as the People’s Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, Vatican City, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Cuba, North Korea, Bhutan, Qatar and Vietnam.
In 2006, United States President George W. Bush announced that democracy promotion would be one of the central aims of U.S. foreign policy.
If Remain wins, we will take a huge backward step. A total of 72 countries are not democratic. Unfortunately, if Remain has its way, that list will include Britain and stay at 72.
As early as the 5th century B.C., Pericles mentioned in a famous political speech, that, “The reason why our system is called democratic politics is that the regime is in the hands of all citizens, rather than a small group of people. When dealing with private disputes, everyone is equal under the law.”
This is what Remain is throwing away for Britain.