Author: Gabriela Calderon de Burgos



Rafael Correa

Ecuador's Politicians: Public Servants or Redeemers?

By: Gabriela Calderon de Burgos - Jul 16, 2013, 9:53 am
The controversy surrounding the closure of the magazine Vanguardia and the Communications Law puts forward two different concepts of freedom of expression. This issue is related with how citizen’s individual rights are undermined every time a group of politicians are portrayed as redeemers. The philosopher Ayn Rand described such gimmicks as “attributing to particular citizens certain rule violations, constitutionally prohibited by the government (and that other citizens have no right to commit), at the same time freeing the government of every restriction.”...Read More »