Human rights are human rights, not American ones

Can’t help but wonder how much credibility America might gain around the world if we extended what we consider basic human rights to everyone, not just Americans.

And held the people responsible for these atrocities accountable.

And while we’re at it, let’s end the self-aggrandizing habit of ending every political speech with “God bless America.” How about the Tiny Tim version: “God bless us every one.” Or, even better, let’s leave God out of it. Are we, or are we not, a secular society? Or maybe I should rephrase the question: Aren’t we supposed to be a secular society?

2 Responses to “Human rights are human rights, not American ones”

  1. October 22, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Actually, that’s one of the things I find most strange about America – the constitutional separation of church and state seems to be completely at odds with just about every other aspect of societal function. The automatic “god bless America” in major speeches and at critical incidents suggests to me that most people regard America as a godly society regardless of constitutional statements – and politicians ignore that at their electoral peril!

    • November 12, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Yes, they do. I actually wish they would all stop saying it. It makes me very uncomfortable. Not to mention the other implication (“and bully to the rest of you”).

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