Quote of the Day: Trade and Tourists Don't Bring Democracy

Thursday, January 22, 2015
I don’t know of a single contemporary, reluctant tyranny that has become a democracy because of more trade and tourists. China is now the world’s richest tyranny, Vietnam continues to be a communist tyranny. And [Myanmar] Burma, even though they actually agreed to some democratic openings when the U.S. recognized them diplomatically, they have actually begun to take back a lot of those democratic openings.
-- U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), on President Obama's efforts to end the Cuban embargo,  U.S. News and World Report, 1/21/15