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  •  Seems like we have this challenge too (2+ / 0-)
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    - even with all the collective experience we have with democracy at the state and federal level.

    Can a secular government control the anti-democratic forces in the country and maintain civil liberties?  Sounds like a very difficult balancing act in a country with no real experience with democracy.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 09:40:55 AM PDT

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    •  The awful thing about totalitarianism is that (3+ / 0-)
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      once it is legally established, it takes totalitarian and undemocratic methods to get rid of.

      This is why countries that were once fascist have legally banned fascist parties and restricted freedom of speech when it comes to fascism.

      We're lucky that it never happened here. It can if we are not eternally vigilant.

      An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

      by OllieGarkey on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 10:31:07 AM PDT

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