The Antidote to Tyranny is Liberty, Not Democracy or International Government

One of many insightful articles by J.B. Shurk writer for Gatestone Institute discussing the propensity for Democracy to be hijacked of which the only true answer is for Nations to be truly underpinned by Libertarian values.

  • The opposite of tyranny is not democracy, but rather liberty and individual rights. Is it not startling, then, that Western leaders extol democracy, yet pay such little homage to personal freedoms?
  • When presidents and prime ministers make and enforce their own laws under the pretext of “emergency powers,” then citizens should not be surprised when their leaders discover an endless supply of “emergencies” requiring urgent action.
  • When national populations are denied self-determination and personal liberties are treated as privileges, not rights, then tyranny is never far from taking hold.

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