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Turning democracy against itself


However, the absence of any restrictions on speech might pose a threat to a democratic society. Advocating for Taiwan’s annexation by force is in and of itself anti-democratic, as it supports replacing a democratic society with an authoritarian one. A democratic society is the foundation of all freedoms, including freedom of speech. Without a democratic society, there are no grounds to talk about guarantees for freedom. Allowing a statement that denies the continuation of a democratic society would ultimately undermine that society and, in turn, destroy freedom itself.


Source: Taipei Times February 23, 2020 15:56 UTC



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