- For the first time, the United States has officially slipped in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s rankings of global democracy.
- The U.S. went from “full democracy” to “flawed democracy” — putting us at the same level as countries like Singapore, Italy and India.
- The EIU is the research and analysis branch of the Economist, which releases a democracy index every year that evaluates countries on such metrics as civil liberties and political participation.
- High scorers earn the rating of “full democracy,” while the lowest are labeled “authoritarian regimes.”
- And for the first time, the U.S. score fell below the 8-point “full Democracy” threshold, landing instead in “flawed Democracy” territory.
- But this revelation isn’t all the work of the newly inaugurated President Donald Trump. The report notes that the U.S. has be slipping in the rankings for some time. Read more
My dear, you keep conveniently forgetting the single most important obstacle to the rise of a fascist dictator: a stable, peaceful, prosperous democracy. You can have every element listed in those fearmongering checkoff lists about fascism, but with that ginormous obstacle in play, fascism will never come to these shores. Not only that, our 2nd Amd rights and our professional military will ensure that our people will never be subjugated by force, whether by foreign threats or from within.