reply to post by TheBandit795
I think, for the most part, USA foreign policy has been fair and balanced. Some mistakes where made but that is inevitable, in any institution run by
Those said facts you refer to are no more then minor incidents. Might I remind you, every major power, in the near and far past, exterminated entire
civilizations, and groups of people, plundered entire continents, and displaced millions of people. At least the USA tries, most of the time, to give
something back, even in Chile...
It's not my country, I'm Canadian...
If you defend the European dictatorships, disguised as democracies, in which major political movements are illegal, then your notions of Democracy are
very different from mine.
Besides that, the USA, and all western countries, that are not monarchies, are technically Republics, not Democracies. It has been widely debated
whether, or not, true Democracy is possible in modern, very huge, societies. The consensus has been, that it is not. Maybe, in the future, with the
Internet, true Democracies can rise. For now, Democracies only happened in very restricted, in terms of size and population, places, like some Ancient
Greek City/States. Until then, we are stuck with Republics and Parliamentary Monarchies.
As for the national Ballot representation, I again refer you to two cases, in the recent past, Ross Perot and Ralph Nader...