Wars and Freedoms
Things are really simple. There are just wars. Our revolutionary war was one on them. We fought for our freedom from a tyrant in the form of King George. Our democracy took almost a decade to stabilize and still is not all that stable. We almost had a Constitutional crisis in 2000.
Those who would deny the same opportunity to others are racists. Let them remember South Africa where a minority population controlled the majority. That country had an election, and a virtual bloodless change in government. The same for The former country of Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on January 1, 1993.
The Truth: I talked with a nice family from the Czech Republic last week. The family of four, one man, one woman, one girl, and one boy were well behaved and on a cycling adventure. The husband said that the border between the two countries is now down and a passport is not necessary. My son was on a Christian missions trip when the country split and could not travel to Bratislava without his passport which he forgot to take that day.
Wouldn't it be nice if other countries could follow this model from the ashes of the former Communist USSR.