China, where lawyers are martyred…

China, where lawyers are martyred:

Turkey, where a failed coup is being used to settle scores and silence dissent once and for all:

and Russia, where the hand of the government is never quite seen in the bad things that seem to keep happening to Kremlin critics:

are modern reminders that not everyone thinks democracy is something to be cherished; and we can see that some of those who don’t value the very core of individual freedom, which must be the right to speak freely, to criticize one’s political leaders, are right here in the West, gearing up to take control of the most powerful country in the world:

As my daughter quoted to me last night:  “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”  Benjamin Franklin

‘Early Autumn,’ by Qian Xuan

About Marnie Tunay

I'm not here much at the moment. You can visit my web-sites to learn more about me.
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