Monday, September 24, 2007

Dear Mahmoud, Welcome To Democracy

As critical as I've been, this is one of those moments where I love America

Here is a man who is obviously not a big fan of us, nor are we of him. He comes to our largest city, is greeted with protestors, sneers and booing, something that he can easily prevent back home by intimidation, but he can't do a damn thing about it here.

Yet, still, as we make it clear that we hope he rots in hell, we still let him come to our higher institutes of learning and share his ideas with us. We don't, as he would do to his opponents back home, muzzle him. We let him speak.

The free exchange of ideas. That, my friends, is what makes America so much better than where he comes from.

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