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Mike Ghouse, February 27, 2008


This is the first time in our nation's history; some one is speaking the needs, wants and voices of a majority of the people.  He is neither a right winger extremist, nor a leftist but a moderate right down the middle embracing and bringing every American together to participate and contribute towards the success, safety and security of America.

An overwhelming majority of us are moderates, people who want to get along with all and focus on living the American dream; education, employment, family, children, car, home and a safe retirement.  Thank God for Obama, he mirrors the dreams of millions of Americans and is our new shepherd on the political spectrum.  He will lead us to a safe, secure, strong, and respectable and a healthy America.

Obama is for a strong America, where our economic and military strength is leveraged to persuade nations to follow the policy of live and let live and imbibe the democratic principles of honoring the voices and acknowledging the validity of every voice.  It is in our interest to have peace around us, it is in our interest to create a just world, when others are at peace, and we reap the dividends as well.  It is economical to pursue peace than bully around and frighten others.  When others are frightened, our peace and safety is on the line as well.

Barack believes in talking with the enemy, rather than frustrating the enemy to a point where we have to guard our selves every moment of the day and watch the destruction of our own peace, safety and security.  Mother Teresa had once said "If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends.  You talk to your enemies."

A healthy America is not a social medicine, as my fellow Republicans are brainwashed to believe.  Our investment in the health of our people ensures that we have a reliable and productive work force, the healthier we are, the lesser the loss of time on the job, more income produces more revenue.  Where as an unhealthy America makes us lose on productivity and the expense they go with it.  A healthy America is a productive America and it is in our national interest to preserve and strengthen it, this is the other side of coin of a strong America.  It is not a charity; it is the best investment a nation can make.  The money we blew in Iraq could have done so much good for us at home.

The core of the Republican Party is focused on manufacturing fear, building empires and relentlessly making enemies.  Neither of one of us in the world would live in peace with those attitudes.  They frighten the public and create false security.  The Chinese philosopher Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King meant to pass the following wisdom to our War mongers in the Republican Party "Conquer your foe by force, you increase his enmity; conquer by love, and you will reap no after-sorrow."  It is time to stop keeping the idol of an imaginary enemy and cursing it every minute of the day.  Until the Republicans come down from their high horses and believe in humility, compassion and peace, the Americans hopefully will keep them frustrated.

A strong America, A healthy America should be our goal and Barack is the one who will lead us into achieving it.

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Mike Ghouse is a Speaker, Thinker, Writer and a Moderator.  He is a frequent guest on talk radio and local television network discussing Pluralism, politics, Islam, Religion, Terrorism, India and civic issues. His comments, news analysis, opinions and columns can be found on the Websites and Blogs listed at his personal website He can be reached at or (214) 325-1916

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