Happy birthday USA
Peter Tiang email (remove spam text)
> Sorry to add to this, but I must. There are two sides to every
> conflict. Sure we (the US) are preserving our best interests when we get
> involved in foreign matters, but what makes that ok in my mind is that it
> is we usually side with the most civilized and humane
> party. Unfortunately, without us the UN would not have the ability to do
This is exactly the problem here.
There's a fine line between being the hero of
the day and being a tyrant.
> It would be nice if we could ignore the rest of the world, but
> that is just not possible. If your neighbor drives their car drunk all
> time you can ignore it or attempt to stop them. If you ignore it your
> child or your friends child may be in front of that car some day. What
> makes me proud to be an American is that it is not only my child that I am
> concerned about. The world is more and more like a big neighborhood every
I agree, but there more than one person
(or country) living in the neighborhood, right ?
Is it possible to work within the framework
of the U.N. (analogous to a neighborhood committee) ?
Instead of one person dictates and the others
had to follow ?
Is'nt this what democracy is all about ?
> To me freedom rules and it seems every country we have a problem with
> does not understand what it means to really be free.
Freedom is a relative thing, you have to understand
the local culture and religious beliefs in order
to enjoy our differing flavors of "freedom".
"Freedom" to one is easily "Anarchy" to another.
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