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Democracy regards freedom, but does it (as opposed to dictatorship) best preserve truth due to a freedom to dissent from government ideology?

Update:

I’m not saying there’s a guarantee, only that it’s the best government setup for preserving truth

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    It takes two opposing views to have a debate to get to the truth of a matter, in a dictatorship you never have opposing views because they are silenced, which means the truth is lost.

  • 1 month ago

    Democracy is rule by the people.  It won't work  unless the people get the information they need to make a wise choice.  This means Democracy won't work without freedom of speech and of the press.

    The 1st Amendment protects five freedoms our founding fathers thought were basic to a democracy, the most important things a democracy couldn't do without.  Freedom of speech, of the press, freedom of religion, assembly, and petition.

    When governments begin hiding the truth, or corrupting the truth, the governments get corrupted themselves.  A real democracy must work in sunlight.

  • 1 month ago

    Democrats will champion a contrasting perspective, as long as it is the same as theirs.

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