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Friday, February 11, 2011

Of course, the day could live in infamy....

......and well it might. Who is to know if the Egyptian people can find their way out of the life they've had, and have something better?

But in the meantime, looking at them, seeing their dream become realized, feeling what it must feel to be free for the first time in a long time, to have the hope of something better. To have obtained that freedom with unity and without resorting to violence.... it's wonderful.

For them:

"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."


Pam said...

A really amazing and inspiring couple of weeks. I'm with you about hoping they find their way to a real democracy however it might look.

This will, perhaps, give hope to other countries in the region who want a better life and more freedom to make a better life in their own coumtries.

Bob said...

It has been fascinating to say the least. My wife and I were talking last night about how obviously peaceful the Egyptian people are. It was only when Mubarek's supporters got into it that it became violent (which speaks volumes).

What's particularly interesting is how our government has responded, being supportive of people who long for and deserve freedom, yet walking a fine line with a longtime ally.

My hope is that there will be enough of an orderly transition to prevent any radical faction from gaining a foothold, so that real freedom and democracy can emerge.

Kelly said...

Now we just wait and see. I pray it will be a positive outcome in the long run.