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Report Says 2005 New Record Year In Democracy

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 8:27 pm - December 20, 2005.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America,War On Terror

And it is all George Bush’s fault!!!!

Number of electoral democracies reaches 122 as freedom spreads – (hat tip – Instapundit)

The number of electoral democracies around the world rose from 119 to 122 this year, setting a new record as freedom made inroads in the Middle East and Africa, an independent monitoring group said. But in its annual report rating every nation in the world as “free,” “partly free” or “not free,” Freedom House on Monday expressed concern about countries like the United States and France, where it saw “looming problems” with electoral setups and immigrant integration.

In a rare critique of the United States, the survey complained about what it called “the widespread use of sophisticated forms of gerrymandering,” or redrawing of electoral districts, that the authors said has “reduced competitiveness in congressional and state legislative elections.”

No kidding. When big money flows uncontrolled from the likes of George Soros and Tim Gill, and the combination of Congressional desire for power and courts mandating that Congressional districts look like snakes, I agree that something is definitely wrong with our electoral system.

But Solution Number One is a government-issued photo ID should be required to vote in all elections.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. Goodness. You mean a “democracy” where the people are sovereign? No, not possibly. When GWB is in control, the Constitution and Congress are hinderances, not something to be obeyed. “We’re in a war,” after all, “which makes GWB’s actions licit.” Like Gitmo, Abu Graed, no habeas corpus for citizens, torture of aliens, spying on citizens w/o warrents, like lying to the public, like . . . .

    I guess I forgot what the question was. Democracy, you said?

    Comment by Stephen — December 20, 2005 @ 10:55 pm - December 20, 2005

  2. Leave your blind hatred for GWB aside Stephen. Since he isn’t running again and you don’t like the way this country is run, you can VOTE for anyone you wish to change it, and so can everyone else.

    Comment by John — December 20, 2005 @ 11:21 pm - December 20, 2005

  3. That won’t help. No candidate Stephen supports will ever be put in charge in this country. He could fake it a little for a Dem candidate though.

    The world will appreciate our efforts one day. The godless socialist whores will never admit it, of course. The Afghanis and Iraqis will have arrived at freedom and democracy through European “soft power” efforts. The US contribution will just be noise and bloody distraction.

    Now, if the Leftists could hate real fascists with the zeal they reserve for imaginary ones…

    Comment by VinceTN — December 21, 2005 @ 12:31 am - December 21, 2005

  4. #1

    Obviously you forgot that the rest of us exist in the realm of reality and not your liberal fantasy land.

    Comment by TGC — December 21, 2005 @ 12:40 am - December 21, 2005

  5. That brings up a good point. I’m interested in what candidate he would support, if he had his pick of known politicians, and why?

    Comment by John — December 21, 2005 @ 12:48 am - December 21, 2005

  6. Patriot, Democracy starts, of course, at home. Let’s get a REAL Republican governor in California. Let’s Draft Mel Gibson!

    Comment by mel gibson for governor! — December 21, 2005 @ 1:24 am - December 21, 2005

  7. But Solution Number One is a government-issued photo ID should be required to vote in all elections.

    Are you kidding? That violates a man’s Constitutional birthright to hit as many polling places to cast as many ballots as possible. You would eliminate the liberals who vote in NY or NJ and then vote here in Florida. Also, you would think, that folks who can drive a car can also figure out how to cast a ballot. With your idea, Gore would have lost Florida in a landslide.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 21, 2005 @ 2:02 am - December 21, 2005

  8. Stephen doesn’t come to this blog to engage in dialogue. He just drops in, spews a bunch of nutty, BDS talking points, then ignores any request to back them up or present any alternatives ashe slips back into his Dungeons and Dragons fantasy world of fascist oppression.

    Comment by V the K — December 21, 2005 @ 5:07 am - December 21, 2005

  9. As for solution number one, as long as it’s free, I am in favor of it as well.

    Comment by Pat — December 21, 2005 @ 8:24 am - December 21, 2005

  10. Patriot, Democracy starts, of course, at home. Let’s get a REAL Republican governor in California. Let’s Draft Mel Gibson!

    Uhm, what is it about you folks out there and hollywood celebs? Why Gibson? If I had lived there during the recall, I would have voted for McClintock — who would easily have taken the election, in the red states. Course, I didn’t live there, and never will, since Californistan is at the very top of my “no way would I ever live in that socialist pit” list.

    Comment by rightwingprof — December 21, 2005 @ 12:25 pm - December 21, 2005

  11. #11

    Which makes me wonder when California’s “Katrina” that exposes the massive failures of Socialist liberalism will occurr.

    Not that I would wish that on anybody, but folks need to see the failures for what they are. If it can happen without a major disaster, then so much the better.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 22, 2005 @ 1:10 am - December 22, 2005

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