Chad Donaldson, Wichita Falls
Why would ANY country want to be a democracy? All the people of this country do is scream, gripe, and complain about what a terrible job our government does; how corrupt our leaders become after they're elected; and how poorly our leaders represent the people.
The news and the net tell the world that the citizens of the United States hate their great congress and senate (and unlike many things — the news isn't lying about that).
Well if it's such a terrible thing and such a failure why do we think they would want to change to our form of government and who are we to tell them that they should?
Sixty or seventy years ago this was a strong nation, but think objectively as someone from another country.
Speaking as devil's advocate — would you want to be like the United States with all its problems in politics, economics, education, crime, immigration, etc., or would you want to follow a more successful country (most of those today being communist or socialist)?
If we hate our government so much and think it's such a failure — why would any country want to be a democracy?
(Please note I am a Disabled Veteran who loves my country, but I heard a discussion on CNN and needed to speak my piece.)