Congratulations to the people of Egypt whose demonstrations have led to the resignation of president Mubarak.
We always say, be careful for the things you wish for, you may get them.
We Americans commend you for your lack of violence thus far, as well as the army for their show of restraint.
We wish Mubarak well and commend him for his decision to put the will of the people ahead of his own interests. He has been an ally to America and a stanchion of moderation.
For thirty years he has maintained peace by honoring Egypt’s treaty with Israel and has obviated the ability of other Arab states to wage war against Israel by removing Egypt from that equation.
Now that Egyptians can feel the hot breath of freedom and democracy in their faces I urge them to keep the following in mind.
Don’t blow it. No pun intended, but every time the iron fist of some Arab dictator unclenches, there is a preponderance and plethora of blowing shit up and chopping off heads.
Don’t be stupid, and don’t make me come over there.
Democracy is not a free for all.
There are those who will use freedom to undermine it for everyone and take control. The Nazis and the Commies took over from the democracies in place after the Kaiser and his cousin the Czar were booted.
Remember that democracy won’t work without proper systems with checks and balances in place.
Establish your representative government with limits of power in the tradition of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.
Thank the ancient Greeks and the America Revolution for giving birth to these ideals.
Thank Franklin Roosevelt for defeating the Nazis and making the world safe for democracy.
Thank Ronald Reagan for liberating the enslaved of Eastern Europe and showing the world what people can accomplish once freed.
And don’t forget to thank George W. Bush for liberating Iraq at the cost of American blood and setting the example for you to make your voices heard.
It wasn’t the Mullahs of Iran, or the Sheiks of Arabia, or the Soviet Commissars who made it possible for you to bring light into your darkness.
It was everything the United States of America has stood for over the last 235 years.
So don’t forget that, because the minute you do, everything you have will turn to shit and you will deserve it.
May God Bless a peaceful, secular, democratic Egypt and God bless America.