Wednesday, October 18, 2006

AP Story on EJS Visit to the US

"Your settlers fled religious persecution in Europe. Ours fled slavery in America," she said.

"Like yours, our founders were flawed," establishing a state largely for the elite. "We seek to preserve the best of their legacies."

That reminds me; why doesn't this government change the national seal, the one that says "THE LOVE OF LIBERTY BROUGHT US HERE"? After all, that motto only speaks for the Americo-Liberians, who have never numbered any more than like 2 percent of the population. And the colonization of this area is now widely seen as the engine behind most of the area's conflicts in the last century and a half. It wouldn't be too hard to think of a motto that's more inclusive. It would an easy way for the Administration to win points with the historically opressed majority, too. I'm just sayin'.

(BTW the story says the population is 2 million, but it's closer to 3.5 million.)

Oh wait here's a full transcript of EJS at Georgetown University.


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