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After the corona restrictions, we need many more limits to protect democracy

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Long ago, democracy already found that never saying no leads to unfreedom

Hopefully, the temporary life-saving corona restrictions will only mark the beginning of a further permanent limiting of freedoms that are abused in threatening democracy. We’ve seen a hint of this progress when US President Trump was removed from social media.

I define democracy (loosely) as a political system based on the assumption that all people are of equal and enormous value, without some inherently superior to others.

The system had become sick. It made freedom its idol. It’s so bad that even freedoms that threaten the very essence of democracy have been upheld.

This must stop. Any freedom in democracies stops where it unfairly and systematically threatens or endangers the lives of certain citizens.

Freedom of speech,........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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