This is kind of ambiguous, ha? Of course there are “Americans” who have been defenders of democracy and freedom around the world, but all too often the American government has defended autocrats and deposed democratic governments around the world.

The same economic (neo-colonial) forces in our country that violently opposed democratic movements in Latin America and the Middle East are now behind stopping it here at home.

It might help if we all worked hard just to be more honest.

That said, YES! It would also help if we had someone on our side with a tad more charisma like Pres. Obama.

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