Date registered: Sep 2004
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Originally Posted by baby boo
Rangel just said this today and he wasn't necessarily diasagreeing with the substance of what Chavez said, only that criticism of our president should be limited to those living in the US. Here's his statement: "If there's any criticism of President Bush, it should be restricted to Americans, whether they voted for him or not," Rangel said at a Washington news conference.
But subtleties like this are lost on people like you.
What is the subtlety, exactly? Freedom of speech?
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address