Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Egyptian Stance

    In the midst of the revolution in Egypt I feel compelled to extend a statement to the Egyptian people.  I realize that none of them are likely to see this but in the off chance they do I want them to understand that believe in their cause. 
    In the past the USA has withheld or given our approval often based, not on the ideals with which our country stands, but on the false premise of “support.”  The Shah of Iran “supported” the USA so despite his suppression of democracy we supported him rather than the people who in effect may have only wanted to emulate the very ideas we hold so dear.
    I can not speak for my whole country, and I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of politics is minimal.  However, I can speak for many of those I know when I extend my support in belief that the people of Egypt have every right to a democracy.  I wish for them every blessing I have ever received in this country in which the people have the ability to govern themselves.  They, like all people who inhabit our world have the right to a voice.  A society in which even one voice can not be heard is a society in which change is in the winds.  So, I wish for the people of Egypt a democracy in which all people have the opportunity to work towards a future, a democracy in which the natural law governs all people, and most importantly of all, a democracy in which all have a voice that they can let ring loud and clear.