God Bless America
by LadyEagle, Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 09:38:34 AM EDT
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."