Posted by Edward T. Graney on October 11, 2001 at 18:58:06:
In Reply to: blindly follow our prez without question posted by whats the point on October 11, 2001 at 17:13:25:
True, what makes the United States of America GREAT, in one respect, is that dissent is a strength of our Democracy, under our Constitutional Republican form of government. Total agreement destroys a Democracy. Too, the fact that we are e pluribus unum - one from many - also adds to the fact that we are the greatest social experiment in the history of the world. We have made in this country what had never been thought possible, in all of history - We have every heritage and religion included within our borders, and, in most cases, we are not prejudice, and get alone with each other. We have even made of former slaves, both black and white and Indian, if you will, intelligent, in many cases, human beings who lend greatly to the 'experiment.' God bless America. For if we were not an entity in world politics I am afraid many who are being fed would die of starvation. That is our greatest contribution to our fellowmen and women, and especially the children.