Monday, January 17

Aftenposten believes: The United States must protect its own democracy

More Republicans must dare to take responsibility for defending the electoral system.

The United States likes to look at itself as a beacon for freedom and democracy. The Americans have then also been a leading force for these values ​​in the post-war period. International institutions such as the UN, the World Bank and the WHO – what is called a rule-based order – would hardly have existed without US money and will.

The country has also made many serious mistakes in the last 80 years. American politics and wars have in many cases been costly, both at home and abroad. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that a strong, free and democratic United States remains the most important global guarantor of liberal values.

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