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Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: Why Christians hate Muslims.....

Submitted by meep420meep (United States), Mar 26, 2006 at 21:20

is it not time that we stand up for those in this country, the average person? there are laws being passed on a regular basis that take away our basic rights , i know this sounds trivial but on the most basic level it is happening. some of these i agree with in principal, i belive in law and order but i believe the people who live here not the idiots in office that we elect are in charge. we as voters need to start acting responsible and acting on intelligent information when we go out to vote. we need to state that is our responsibility to vote for people who really care about us the average person. the people this country truly can not exist with out, in many ways, there is only 1 pecent of the population of this country that is wealthy. translated that equals 3million people out of 300 hundred million people. who has the power? who? come on, this is really getting sad,that a nation that is willing to send its forces anywhere in this world to battle for democracy is striving to to remove it from this great land of ours, and i mean ours, not theirs.

it truly is ours and its now time to stand up for "us". show some muscle people. come on, come on lets go! do all of you realize that if none of us bought a new or used car for one lousy week! that is only one seven day period that you know you really can go without a new or used car for that short period of time, and cripple the economy, and bring these so called leaders to their knees. wake up people its time to realize we need to band together. let me stess that we do not need any type of aggression or physical altercations to prove our power, it is in the numbers. we go to great lengths to prove to the rest of the world that our way is correct. i believe our way is correct for our country and our way of life is correct with all its flaws but its not for every country in this world. just like our country, our world is about diverisity and our willingness to accept.

there is no perfect country or way of life, i understand this, i am a realist, but also optimistic. i realize that the road to right this country of ours will not be a short one, but a long ride on a lonely very long road. the time has come to put the power in the control of the people who truly care.
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