dawntreader (dawntreader90) wrote in democracy,
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in a brief letter of introduction, i'd like to say i'm having a hard time understanding both sides of the war issue. i pride myself on always being able to see both sides of any given situation.

being in a democratic nation, it's always helpful to be able to understand both sides of the issues, while not necessarily agreeing with them. i'm really trying to search out sites that are pro AND con, so that i'm not just reinforcing my own beliefs and/or stereotypes. i'm hoping in the end i can understand where people are coming from and why they believe the way they do.

so, maybe this question is best put to you guys, who seem to have members on and around all sides of the fence on the war debate.

in a democratic society, and as part of a democratic nation hoping to spread democracy to the rest of the nations that do not have it, isn't it a pretty poor example to say "democracy is best unless the vote is against you, then you just do what you want."

isn't that how democracies are toppled?
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[insert american-bashing rant here]

It's vigilantism. Pure and simple.

As for the United Nations issue, it's more of a failed attempt at bullying. I'm sure the United Nations could have just said "OK, fine, cough up the massive fees you owe us, and we'll consider it". Did they? Doesn't sound like it.

Not to mention that the US has vetoed many UN resolutions that were ... rather interesting:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/859716/posts
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/UN/usvetoes.html
http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/meast/12/15/un.resolution/

You know what really irks me, though? A few years ago there was a vote to establish the international war crimes court - and the US didn't participate. The US wanted to exempt its own soldiers from war crime prosecution.

The United States has no respect for the United Nations, and the blind self-righteousness of their government scares me to no end. These are not the makings of a benevolent world power, they are the telltale signs of a future global tyranny.