Father Knows Best

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

On July 4, 1776 the  British  colonies of America evoked these rights to shed themselves of a government bent on denying them "certain unalienable rights" and began the American Revolution. On July 3, 2013 the Egyptian military in response to a perceived will of the people, deposed a democratically elected President of the country and ended Egypt's experiment with democracy.

 Democracy is never an easy birth. A coup d'e-tat ( although Washington will be reluctant to deem it so)  to achieve the reforms that people clamor for is an abortion of democracy. Once again the Egyptian Generals are playing the role of "Father knows best". Whether a democracy will be conceived again is up to the Egyptians. It is their choice, not ours.

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