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
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 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?