Thursday, June 04, 2009

Just Words

Obama in his speech to the Muslim world-

But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things: the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn't steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose. Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere.

Everywhere- except the USA where, apparently, opponents of the government are labelled right wing extremists, where there is no transparency, where the government threatens private business with ruin if they do not hand over their legally held property to unions, where the rule of law is subsumed to feelings of empathy, and where massive, ever increasing government regulation limits your rights to live as you choose.

But, hey, you other folks should really try it out.

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