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Our Government Has Forgotten Its Obligations

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Mar 4, 2013 at 08:01

Starting with President Bush's speeches about freedom for the Iraqi people, and nonsensical platitudes about the Religion of Peace, there has been a tendency to frame the debate in a way that puts the sensitivities and needs of foreign nationals ahead of Americans.

Maybe it will hurt the feelings of some Muslims overseas, or even some in America, but the first obligation of our representatives is to the majority of Americans who elected them, to explain things to us in an honest and clear manner.

With all of the talk of civil liberties curtailment and anti-terror efforts, it's time to discuss the erosion of democratic accountability as well.

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