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Draft constitution divides Egypt


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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Dec. 10, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    This President of Egypt has polarized people and they see that they may have lost a person who appeared to be a dictator with a strong army but may have lost their freedom now, with a person who wants to have all power. Religion is a factor in that equation as not all Egyptians are Islam and many are Christian. Christianity was important in our Founding Fathers but there was a desire by some to ensure that we didn't become a religious state, even though religion was a large factor in our foundation.

    Europeans knew the impact of having a state religion. We have religious freedom but many other nations don't have the complete part of that equation. We have seen the impact of being nationalized into healthcare, rich versus poor or poor versus rich, unions versus non-unions, and the list goes on.

    We were made a country with various freedoms. Over the years we accept less freedom by accepting social programs that attempt to equalize everyone. Everyone has different strengths and abilities. Not everyone is able to gain or even wants to attempt to have the same abilities, even though forced through education and social efforts.