Comment: Dominicans are not more free than Americans

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Dominicans are not more free than Americans

Dominicans are not more free than Americans but that is not saying much.

For one they lose power daily, they are mostly poor and have great wealth disparity, they have an oligarchical society, they have constant government intrusion as well as massive corruption, you can't drive on many roads without police/military roadblocks and their police will stop you for bribes, most "neighborhoods" are comprised of houses that are more like compounds with high walls and guards with guns, they are very racist favoring white/light skin. They are often afraid of their own people and they are on an island bordering Haiti which is even poorer and has flooded their neighbor with refugees from the recent hurricane and horrendous earthquake.

I hope they can keep what freedoms they have and expand on them but there is one very important thing most of them don't have and that is a gun for protection.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower