This letter is in response to the articles covering the civil unrest
occurring in Iran.
As a citizen of and believer in democracy, I applaud the efforts of the Iranian people. Their efforts are similar to what is happening in Yemen and Algeria as well as the most recent revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia.
Believe it or not, one thing that trumps capitalism and political correctness in the United States is the right to have one's voice heard. This is the foundation of which our democracy is built on. The Iranian people should continue to defy President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's
powerful security forces so that Iranian democracy can begin to thrive. It is unfortunate that the United States compromised on one of its most fundamental values in order to protect its economic interests in the Middle East; something that happens all too often domestically as well. It is not the Iranian people that are attempting to seize power but rather it is those currently in power who have engaged in intimidation to prevent the will of the people from being heard. Why else would they stoop to such underhanded tactics to block various means of communication among the citizens of Iran? Why is the government in power utilizing such political strong-arm tactics as the use of violence?
President Ahmadinejad, you have had six years to lead Iran and have failed them by your own choosing. The days of the despotic regime are finally coming to an end as it appears the desire for freedom will continue to sweep among the Arab nations. Accordingly, let the call go forth among all citizens of Iran that your brothers and sisters of democracy from all over the world are with you during every trial and tribulation you may encounter during this crisis. To the people of Iran, the trumpet of freedom beckons you to rise in protest and ensure your voice to preserve your sacred heritage, promote your children's future and obtain the blessings of liberty we all cherish. President Ahmadinejad, let the people go!
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