Sunday, July 6, 2008

Your Call 070708 Is our democracy healthy?

What's the health of our democracy? The world's attention has recently been focused on Zimbabwe, where that country's president ran for re-election in a contest marked by violent suppression of the opposition. Zimbabwe's democracy is anything but democratic. But what about other countries who call their political system democratic, including the United States? Has the Bush Administration's wartime presidency coupled with the U.S's longstanding links between money and political power eroded our freedoms and weakened our democracy? And what about the state of our democracy right here in San Francisco? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Tom Melia in Washington D.C.
Deputy Executive Director of Freedom House

Joe Lynn in San Francisco
Former Member of the San Francisco Ethics Commission

Click to Listen: Is our democracy healthy?