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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    So what's the problem?
    Just highlights british soldiers are dying for nothing.


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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    This is the problem with using the term "democracy" when what you really mean is "limited government that respects human rights".


    Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

    That isn't what the USA is about, or supposed to be about. We're a representative Republic, with limited government constrained by the Constitution at least in theory.

    Just because a majority votes for something doesn't make it right...this is an excellent case in point. Too much "democracy" can be just as oppressive as any autocracy.


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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
    Democracy can also be two sheep and a wolf voting on what to have for dinner.

    People tend to forget that when they bring up that line.
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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Democracy can also be two sheep and a wolf voting on what to have for dinner.

    People tend to forget that when they bring up that line.
    The point was that pure democracy allows the majority to run roughshod tyranically over the minority.
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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    We said we went into Afghanistan to establish democracy.
    Well they just passed a law through a democratic process and signed by the head. We have to accept it unless we wish to become hypocritical in our beliefs.

    Do they not have a constitution?
    Saddam Hussein even had a constitution...

    The Chinese single party electoral process is also "democratic" in the sense there vote is counted, and is fair, and actually changes things, though it may not change much, but its a communism.
    Just like i believe the Afghanistani's can pass any and all laws democratically, the end result is still a Tyranny. I dont believe a Democracy can solely be called that based on its electoral process (though without one, or a good one, i would not call it a Democracy). More things matter aswell. In the end, this law wasnt put to popular vote, its not what freedom wants, and most importantly of all, its not what the people want. We are here to promote humanism, not barbarianism.

    I don't believe stepping out of the box once in a while to promote freedom, equality, and Democracy in a seriously troubled nation makes us hypocrites.
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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    The US needs to seek a very active role in Afghanistani politics; they should get themselves in the position where they can establish secularism and Democracy the way they did in Iraq and block such laws that go against the Human Rights bill. That country sickens me.
    I think at this juncture I would prefer the US seek a very inactive role in Afghanistan. I think our role should be limited to arming every warlord to the teeth and letting them do what they want to do anyway and fight amongst themselves. Pull out the troops, pull out the civilians, develop a security agreement with Pakistan to keep the Taliban bottled up within Afghanistan, and let them have their little civil war.

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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    We really need to just exile all oppressed women and literally leave all of these misogynists with their Johnsons in their hands.
    You could always outlaw marriage, but then other countries would begin to complain.
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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    I don't believe stepping out of the box once in a while to promote freedom, equality, and Democracy in a seriously troubled nation makes us hypocrites.
    In fact not doing anything at all seems far more Hypocritical to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord
    I think at this juncture I would prefer the US seek a very inactive role in Afghanistan. I think our role should be limited to arming every warlord to the teeth and letting them do what they want to do anyway and fight amongst themselves. Pull out the troops, pull out the civilians, develop a security agreement with Pakistan to keep the Taliban bottled up within Afghanistan, and let them have their little civil war.
    I agree with you, in essence its a little more hassle free your approach, but the Americans did the exact same thing in Iran. You see the problem is, when you take this approach, all you can do is cross your fingers and hope the Capitalists/Secularists rise victorious. Otherwise, we are adding an extra Theocracy to our list that funds terrorism.
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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    BBC NEWS | South Asia | Row over Afghan wife-starving law

    Nice to know what we are fighting for in Afghanistan
    Seems they are using democracy just fine to oppress
    Don't worry Laila. You'll soon have Sharia Law in England. Then you'll have first hand experiences alongside the Afgani Women. (Sarcasm).

    Take care.

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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    Don't worry Laila. You'll soon have Sharia Law in England. Then you'll have first hand experiences alongside the Afgani Women. (Sarcasm).

    Take care.
    That is not even worth a response.

    So i will just say 'lol'


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