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    Current journalism tends to look at all government action through the dichotomy of fascism vs democracy. These labels are WAY too simplistic. The reader is supposed to see conservative = fascism = anti-humanrights = evil, liberal= democracy = humanrights = good. But pure democracy is not pro-humanrights. In a pure democracy, the majority is omnipotent. The majority can choose to send a minority into prison camps, and they are perfectly within their rights to do so. Only a republic with an irrevocable Bill of Rights is truly humanitarian.

    In this story, the freely elected ruling party of Poland is being viewed in a suspect way mainly because of it’s manipulations of the judiciary. This is certainly cause for concern, but not for the sake of democracy. A free judiciary is part of a government of free people, but that kind of government is much more than a simple democracy. The most humanitarian type of government includes separation of powers, irrevocable bill of rights, and limited government.

    What happens within a free nation will not only reflect liberal values, but also conservative values. Having conservative values, for instance “law and order”, should not be conflated with fascism.

    The article seems to accuse the conservative government of Poland of human rights violations, but does not identify any examples.

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