(RNS) In July 1776, 56 brave men signed a Declaration of Independence and pledged everything — their “lives, fortunes and sacred honor” — to freedom and democracy. They set aside “I” and paid dearly for it.
Articles tagged “democracy”
(RNS) This pervasive agenda isn’t just about winning elections. It is about ushering in a new era of division and repression, in which American citizens fundamentally distrust and loathe each other and thus are easily manipulated.
(RNS) We seem a long way from the conditions that spawned Hitler and Nazism. But even the sturdiest democracy can lose its footing.
TUNIS, Tunisia (RNS) Militancy in the Arab world is often fueled by repressive political policies; many experts say Tunisia is wisely steering away from despotic edicts that have rocked Arab Spring movements in Egypt and Libya.
(RNS) What’s next? Disobeying traffic signs because a gay-friendly city government put them up? Drawing down on a policeman because he happens to be gay? Obeying only those laws that no gay person supports or benefits from?
(RNS) Large majorities of people in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia and Turkey said their country would be better off if religion and government were separated.
(RNS) Today’s Tea Party partisans, as odious as I find their views, are just another minority trying to get their way in the competition of ideas.
(RNS) Whether U.S. foreign policy has helped create a political environment where radicals are struggling to remain relevant, or emboldened extremists to act out, is a matter of disagreement. By Oren Dorell.