February 02, 2005

Democracy from Chaos---The Promise of a New Tomorrow

It was long ago when a young boy felt the tears sting his face, as a village buried his young father, taken away far too young as many before him were in the 30 plus years of Saddam Hussein's reign. He swore that day to his mother and himself, that one day, he would find a way to help his family and country break free from the bondage of the man who had destroyed their country and brutalized his people.

Well, January 30th, 2005 became that day. He did it! They did it!
They stood in the face of terrorism and defied the doom and gloom that had been promised. Congratulations Iraq! The world has truly seen the strength and courage of a lion deep within the soul of your people.

This is a day for the history books. One not to be taken lightly, nor to be brushed aside or politicized. This day is too important for that. A day to remember where you were and what you were doing.

We as a nation, a people, need to take a step back and look at this picture. Look at the big picture. We already have heard about the Iranian students urging democratic reform, and parts of Syrian society growing weary of their totalitarian leaders. Their governments can't keep the yearning and hunger for freedom and liberty at bay forever.

We have already begun to see major changes in Eastern Europe and in the Middle East:

1.) Ukranian Elections
2.) Afghanistan Elections
3.) Palestinian Elections
4.) Iraqi Elections

Think about it, these are changes that 10 years ago, if you had said this to people, they would have thought you were crazy. But it is becoming a reality. Day by day the hunger for democracy is growing, it can't and won't be quelled.

Deep down in the souls of man in all the lands where freedom is denied, the fire truly has been lit. It is closer to becoming a reality than ever before in history.


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