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The enemy will always hate us, and the U.S.

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Submitted by Steve (United States), Jul 24, 2005 at 14:56

It's amazing how tolerant we are, and that may be one reason the Muslim fanatics hate us. They come to this country and England because we tolerate them, yet they don't tolerate us in their lands, and yet they live in our freedom and still hate us.

Yes they do have some legitimate problems with us. We can be meddling, snobbish, overbearing, self centered, decadent and immoral. But we still enjoy the greatest freedoms and prosperities in the world. If I had critisism against our leaders such as George Bush, whom by the way I think is a fine man and leader, I can say things about him and criticize him. Yet try that in Iraq under saddam, and you would be pushing up weeds in the desert.

We take our rights for granted whether Religious freedoms, freedom of speech, ownership of property, ownership of guns, Can Americans go to Iraq and buy property? OR can they own land in China? Can I go to India and buy a hotel or convenience store? I think not. Those countries have class systems already established and if you are born a peasant you'll die a peasant.

In this country a regular person of humble or modest means can attain any height they want to, regardless of education. I have neighbors who cut grass for a living, drive trucks, are mechanics, musicians,etc. and they live in fine homes and drive nice automobiles, most only went to high school (like myself) and are doing rather well. When slick willy asked us several years ago 'Are we doing better Now than we were 4 or 8 years ago' My answer was---YES.

Lets get tough, learn to recognize our enemies, anyone who is against freedom, whatever nationality or religion, I am sure there are some fine Muslim people that I could co-exist with, But I still have to walk soflty and carry a big stick, then be prepared and not be scared to use it!
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