07/15/2013: Steyn on Egypt and Democratic Elections

This whole stupid fetishization of an election, of going in and people marking a check on a box for the Muslim Brotherhood or whatever, that’s not, you know, the election is the last piece of a free society. The United States declared independence on July 4th, 1776, because its men already had the habits of independent men. They already thought as free people, because they already functioned as free peoples. Literal, sovereign independence was the last piece of the puzzle. And it is ridiculous for the United States, of all countries, to then go and try and impose the system backwards on places like Egypt…

Mark Steyn

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