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Don't worry, the Egyptians received constitutional guidance from the one and only Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her travels there earlier this year. Her words were very clear, you don't want to use the US Constition as a guide for Egypt. Think I am kidding? Look it up. It's incredible that someone who is supposed to uphold the Constitution wouldn't want anyone else to mimick it.
Can't they wait and see what's in the constitutional bill after it is passed? That's what Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama would recommend.
ecofmn: Look, you have to admit that our constitution was written in the 1700's and in many respects is out-dated. And she qualified her statement: "I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, have an independent judiciary. It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done." btw...this was from Fox news.
SOOOOOO you can vote in a dictator :)
Silence from the liberal left Radical Islamic MB apologists. Hey, this was nothing to do with Sharia law or repression, these were the flower children of the Arab spring! And for those with good memories, think back to the Clinton years, Somalia, MB and the Kenya and Tanzania embassy bombings...who was in charge of African affairs? And who downplayed security needs, refused security requests and ignored the threats a fledgling AQ/MB presented? Five thumbs ups for those that can name the State Dept diplomat. Hint, she has investments worth 40M much in Iranian energy trade.
mspshadow....are you serious? Have you a clue what is happening in SA right now? Our basic constitution is timeless and allows for amendment as required.
Typical conservative claptrap. First off, we do not know all of what is going on as we are on the outside. Second, the government is being opposed by the population, and that is a democratic process. Criticism to gain a political point is just that, this is an evolving process and even more to the point- what would you have the Administration do? Invade, bomb, drone attack, topple the government? All of those things have been done in the past with not so good results. This is a fight for the people of Egypt and I think we sit aside and watch. Time for the US to tend to its own business. The ND oil has made Suez less of an issue, Israel will always have our ultimate military support and the Middle East will always be in turmoil as long as the Saudi government spews its diatribes against Israel and the US to placate their clerics. And, I believe, the Republicans were quite close with those Saudi leaders. Time to slowly withdraw from military involvement in that part of world and take care of our own.
"mspshadow....are you serious? Have you a clue what is happening in SA right now? Our basic constitution is timeless and allows for amendment as required." Oh no you don't. The Constitution has now been interpreted, twisted, and manipulated for the purpose of whatever groups want it to be. I don't care how you feel about the right to bear arms, but the intent of it today, was not the intent or reasoning or purpose behind it when the Constitution was drafted. The same is true for campaign contributions by corporations. No, I am sorry, I still believe in the basics of the Constitution, but we have warped this document so badly in the past 50 years that it is almost unrecognizable.
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