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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:20 PM

4. Aren't "free people" supposed to be "free" to make their own decisions

and if they want to elect Islamist governments (assuming the elections are judged to be legit), aren't they supposedly "free" to do so?

Romney and the neocons (I guess) are fine with "freedom" as long as the outcomes are what THEY want, not necessarily what the people in these new "free" countries want?

Anyway, like Donald Rumsfeld said (re: Iraq looting): "Freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things." (not entirely applicable but he has a point about freedom being untidy and not always turning out like we'd like it to, which is, course, o.k.)

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