Monday, January 31, 2011

I Want For The Egyptian People What I Have

I want for the Egyptian people to have their God given rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. I want them to have a constitution that keeps the power with the people over their government, just like I have. I want them to have freedom of speech,Internet and cell phones. Freedom of religion, were all religions can worship without fear of tyranny from another religion. I'd like to see them have the right to do what makes them happy as long as it doesn't interfere with another persons God given rights. Is there something wrong or tricky for our leaders to say this to the people of Egypt and the world? Why haven't I heard this being said by our leaders? This is a defining moment in the Middle East and the world. The people have the power. Now is the time to chose what to do with that power they have over their governments. They could give it to the Muslim Brotherhood or Hezbollah or they could keep it for themselves by writing their bill of rights and constitution. Wouldn't it be in everyone best interest for the Middle East if the people would govern themselves under a democratic republic or some other form of democracy? So why is it so hard for the worlds leaders to speak up about it? Why are they not telling the people of Egypt what their choices are? Why are we making it so easy for dictators to form in the Middle East without giving an apposing choice? Take a look at these pictures from US protests. It seems as though they are photo shopped or something. You will see why at the bottom of the page. Everyone is making a play for the power the people in Egypt have taken back from their government. Socialist,Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Muslim groups. It seems everyone wants that power over the people. The only voice I'm not hearing is the one that tells the people of the world to KEEP that power.  I'd like to see the Tea Party and the Republican Party leaders out in force for the people. I didn't include the Democratic Party in this for good reason. They want to limit the power of the people by doing things like trying to pass a law that gives the president power to shut off our Internet just like they do in the countries lead by dictators. This must be alarming to most Americans after watching how that power can be used,like in Egypt. Call your Reps.and tell them to speak out for freedom and for the people of these countries to keep the power that is currently theirs to keep or give away. And when they get their Internet back up, we need to send them a history lesson on how things turned out when they gave their power away.
Chicago protest. (AP)
Protest in San Francisco. (AP)
Protest in NY. (AP)
Egyptian embassy protest in D.C. using Answer Coalition signs. (AP)
A quick visit to one of the sites,, shows why many of the signs in the above pictures look similar. The group (A.N.S.W.E.R., or Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) not only gives instructions on how to make the placards, but also provides downloadable templates: