Thursday, June 29, 2006

Democracy...I wonder...

I notice that the U.S. is really pushing "Free and fair democratic elections" across the globe lately. They claim this is part of the war on terror, which I disagree with. Contrary to what the current administration thinks, many parts of the globe are not happy with the U.S. There are times when a democratic nation needs to trust it's leaders to make the best decision possible...even if it goes against the majority.

Can we honestly look back thirty years and say that it was okay to have laws on the books not allowing blacks to marry/date whites? At one time, the majority of the country (aka, politically active voters) thought this was a good thing.

Can we honestly look back 200 years ago and think, "hey...slavery was a-okay!" because the majority of folks saw it as okay (obviously, they didn't look at blacks as equals...or even people...back then. :( )

So I look at what's going on with civil rights/liberties and I wonder: at what point will this administration grow a backbone and stand up for what is right, even if it goes against what they've been brainwashed with in church.

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