In the rampant rage of wide-spread devolution of humanity, particularly on the shores of the U.S., the arrogance of ignorance spews its contagion in diverse ways. As the highest state authority, the National Assembly make decision on the socio-economic development plans of the country; on the national financial and monetary policies and on the estimates of the national revenue and expenditure plans. It also decides the State budget, approves the national revenue and expenditure balance of account, and levies, amends and abolishes taxes. Undue Influence – The abuse of a confidential relationship by one party who exercises overbearing control over another person when convincing that person to do an act or to enter into a transaction. It usually is to the financial benefit of the individual exercising the control. In a strict Democracy, government is not limited, except that it follow the majority’s whims. In a republic, the government is limited to whatever powers it is delegated legally. A person is not guilty of contempt of court under the strict liability rule in respect of a fair and accurate report of legal proceedings held in public, published contemporaneously and in good faith – s.4(1). A further defence applies to publications made as or as part of a discussion in good faith of public affairs or other matters of general publication interest if the risk of impediment or prejudice is merely incidental to the discussion – s.(5). Note 67: Diamond, Promoting Democracy in the 1990s, p. 5. For the argument that population growth is higher in authoritarian regimes, regardless of their level of wealth, see Adam Przeworski and Fernando Limongi, “Democracy and Development,” paper presented to the Nobel Symposium on Democracy’s Victory and Crisis, Uppsala University, Sweden, August 27-30, 1994, pp. 9, 10, and 18, cited in Diamond, Promoting Democracy in the 1990s, p. 69 note 4. For a survey of the causes of refugee flows that emphasizes that refugees flee mainly for political, not economic reasons, see Myron Weiner, “Bad Neighbors, Bad Neighborhoods: An Inquiry into the Causes of Refugee Flows,” International Security, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Summer 1996), pp. 5-42. With a view to achieving an international justice that promotes respect for the rights of the human person and of peoples, and subject to the provisions governing complementarity and the other terms laid down in the Rome Statute, Portugal may accept the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. The main point of this article is to point out that modern socialism is nothing to fear and has nothing to do with communism, fascism, or stateism. It’s a common misconception here in America, but really needs to be put to rest. If you polled most Americans on the individual aspects of modern socialism, I’m quite sure you’d find a lot of support for them. But, if you were to use the word “socialism,” the numbers would drop drastically, even among Democrats.