We happened across this woman protesting in front of a Starbucks cafe yesterday morning. Her message is interesting; she contends that:
“Barack Hussein promised “change.”
What type of change?
This is worse than September 11, 2001. Black Panther Islam unite to destroy whites & those who side with whites!
Obama is a TERRORIST.”
I don’t agree with her views, but having the opportunity for a lone protestor not to have to get an approval from a government agency which must be presented with five signatories who reside in the area she wishes to protest and having to do so at least 72 hours before the event and is contingent on many other factors is very refreshing.
Nothing charged me up, ever, like being on this trip to Washington, DC and New York (particularly). I am convinced that the more of us Arabs visit this great country and others like it who espouse the values of democracy, the faster we too will adopt them.
It is very hard to explain democracy to people who never experienced it. They will never appreciate it and will almost always revert back to rhetoric that “our way is better”.