In the modern world, democracy as a form of government has had very limited success outside of the Anglo-Saxon sphere. The French Revolution led to the dictatorship of Napoleon. The Weimar Republic of post-World War I Germany led to Hitler. It is hard to think of a democracy in Latin America that lasted more than a generation. In Asia, other than the countries encompassed in the Anglo-Saxon sphere of influence such as Japan, Singapore and India, democracy is all but non-existent. In Africa, democracy has inevitably led to dictatorship. In the Islamic world, one would be hard-pressed to find a country that has been a consistent democracy.
Democracy in the United States, Great Britain and the rest of the Anglo-Saxon sphere of influence has had certain culture advantages in making democracy work in its societies. These advantages include a culture of free speech, free enterprise and a long history of evolving self-government. They also had the advantage of not being pure democracies, but republics with democratic input. Upper houses, Supreme Courts and federalism often tempered decisions made by democratic legislative bodies.

In choosing our next president, Americans must consider our greatest battle as the most severe challenge we have ever faced. It is not the war on terror, immigration or civil rights. Our greatest battle is the longest economic recession since the Great Depression, four generations ago.

In President Obama, we have a failed leader in the economic sphere. Yesterday's Supreme Court decision might have given him broad discretion over whom he chooses to deport, but will he now grant a blanket exemption to most illegal immigrants? He may be a tremendous orator and an inspiration to the world in other respects, but do you want a continuation of these dismal failed economic policies and empty rhetoric?