"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Congratulations to Egypt

Americans pulling down the statue of King George III
Thinking Americans should be excited that Egypt has overthrown a dictatorship.

Americans have forgotten our roots when we violently overthrew our Monarchy

By Gary;

First of all I would like to congratulate Egypt for their free elections.  May they be the first of many.

But I am always amazed at the stupidity of people.  In this case, the endless and brainless attacks by the American politicians and talking heads on TV and radio on the revolution in Egypt.  Many Americans appear to be angry that the Muslim Brotherhood dared to win seats in Parliament without asking for our permission.

Americans have forgotten our roots.  Our Founding Fathers engaged in an extremely violent revolution to overthrow our Monarchy.  Over 50,000 Americans died or were wounded.  About 47,000 British and German mercenaries were killed or wounded.

I have listened to so many idiot American "Conservatives" wring their hands and wish more could have been done to prop up the Dictatorship in Egypt.  The Conservatives screamed that the Muslim Brotherhood might win the elections!  Something must be done! 

Conservatives supporting a corrupt dictatorship.  This is the opposite of American values.

The opening of the Parliament of Egypt this week.

Well the Muslim Brotherhood won a free election.  Congratulations and so what. 

It is not the business of any other nation in the world who wins free elections held in any country.  As long as Egypt is not attacking their neighbors or doing mass murder to their own citizens then people need to shut up and leave Egypt alone.

It might even be a good idea to offer Egypt our help to build their economy and strengthen democracy.  The Muslin Brotherhood can believe in whatever sect of Islam they want, but everything always boils down to jobs and the economy.  Like any other political party, the Brotherhood is going to have to deal with economics. 

Many democratic revolutions have failed and dictatorships were established.  We should be there to help Egypt in their hour of need. 

As was asked of Ben Franklin.  “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” . . . . “A Republic, if you can keep it.” 

BBC News Egypt marks protest anniversary in Tahrir Square

Freedom.  What a concept.
Free elections with many different political parties.  The elections in Egypt were a lot more free than those held in the United States where no third party has won a seat in our lower house since 1948.


mathetes1963 said...

Congratulations? http://www.persecution.org/2012/01/22/coptic-christians-in-egypt-fear-islamists%E2%80%99-rise/

Gary said...

The Copts have been living in fear of Islamists for 1,400 years.

I am sorry to say this is nothing new.

The U.S. can be a positive force to help oppressed minorities. For example, we can insist that trade with us is contingent on political and religious rights for minority groups.