Correct as to how the U.S. applies and interprets it.Sculptor wrote: ↑Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:15 pmI've seen Sicko. M Moore is the conscience of the US. HE is widely ignored by those that ought to listen.Greatest I am wrote: ↑Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:51 pmTo your first. Not now for G D sure.Sculptor wrote: ↑Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:26 pm
I don't think any European country as attempted to learn any thing from the USA. It was Englishmen that invented the USA in the first place. And democracy derives from Classical studies of Greece particularly.
Even after 1776 England was pretty much as democratic as the US. And in the vote-race to achieve a larger plebiscite the UK outstripped the US post-Chartist movement; and anti-slavery laws of 1811 and 1832.
Meanwhile the US had to knock ten shades of shit out of themselves before they made slaves free circa 1860.
So, although the US is very good indeed at self publicising themselves as the purveyor of democracy, they have been pretty much behind the curve for most of the time.
What the US does not seem to realise is that democracy at the point of a gun tends to work not too well. And often the results are not what they expect. Such as the democratically elected Hamas party.
If you watch the Show Sicko, you will see the democratic ideal that the U.S. constitution gives, that Europe and Canada are practicing a lot better than the U.S. does.
The but the US has never led the democracy charge. They have shouted the loudest that is for sure. But US democracy has never been the best.
Other countries walk the better parts better than the U.S. does.
To us here in Canada, for instance, when we see the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Canadians also read in security of the person, which means a contract with citizen, that protects them from bankruptcy if they should be ill, with a decent government medical and drug system that beats your system hands down, as most E U systems do.
Even politically. See laïcité work in France and Quebec. They will be the model for the future quite soon, but the U.S. is way too backwards thinking to join the rest of the free world.