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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

The Sickening erosion of freedom

I grew up in the public school system in America believing that democracy and freedom were some of the most important values of our nation. I still believe in this ideology. In fact all American Presidents have believed in it and talked about it. In this century, George Bush is challenging the world and leading the world to try and bring freedom to the darkest places. Nevertheless, some of our so called democratic allies strangely seem to pooh pooh the concept of spreading freedom. Take this recent poll conducted in our northern neighbor:

U.S. President George W. Bush said in his January inaugural address that the United States would work to end tyranny and promote democracy around the world. But only 22 per Icent of Canadians polled thought that would be an appropriate role for the United States.

I used to think that freedom and democracy made common sense. Is my view becoming the minority view around the world? or are people like the Canadians just spoiled brats.