God Bless America

God bless America and the freedoms we have. It may sound trite, but  it is a heartfelt sentiment. With all the bitterness and name calling, and the insults,real and imagined this is one of the best countries on earth. We just had primaries for both the Democratic and Republican parties and no one was killed in the name of politics.

Today's news is reporting that Morgan Tsvangirai, the opposition leader in Zimbabwe, and some of his followers were arrested while campaigning. Some of them were beaten, and h himself has been beaten previously. For those of you following the Zimbabwe's election, you may remember that it is thought that he received a majority of the votes, but President Mugabe refused to concede. The results were not published, and a run-off was ordered.

Our system may be flawed, but we can speak out without fear of retribution. Today at the start of the general election season we should pause to give thanks for our country. We should be grateful that a woman, an Afican-American male, and a 72 year old war hero can occupy the stage and engage in heated war of words, and end up working together in some fashion.

For that I say,"God bless America."

Tags: clinton, freedom, obama, Presidential Race, Zimbabwe (all tags)

Comments

4 Comments

Re: God Bless America

Yes indeed. Barack and HIllary will take this nation to greatness.

by Iceblinkjm 2008-06-04 09:42AM | 0 recs
Re: God Bless America

Thanks for the post and God Bless America, but if you get any closer to the repugnant Zimbabwe metaphor that HRC has been pushing, I'll TR.

An insider candidate shooting herself in the foot repeatedly has nothing to do with anti-dictator reform work and the literal, physical torture that comes with it.

by notxjack 2008-06-04 10:26AM | 0 recs
Re: God Bless America

This has nothing to do with what either candidate did or said. As some who has lived all over the world, and observed human behavior, i was commenting on the way America has a smooth transition of power.

by LadyEagle 2008-06-04 12:31PM | 0 recs
Re: God Bless America

How right you are. Thanks for providing perspective. Rec'ed.

by grlpatriot 2008-06-04 12:06PM | 0 recs

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