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Petitioning President of the United States

President Obama: The Right Side of History is with Democracy not Mubarak

Mr. President, you have a moral choice of two options: (a) It is “business as usual” to continue U.S. support of the current despotic regime ruling Egypt, or (b) to come out and say it, honestly and clearly. Mubarak and his regime must go. The Egyptian people demand to live free and to thrive under all that a true democracy offers. 

Letter to
President of the United States
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Those are the unforgettable words of President John F. Kennedy speaking at the White House in 1962.

For 30 years now, the people of Egypt have suffered through oppression, humiliation, rigged elections, political persecution, torture, and emergency “laws.” For 30 years, every request for political reform and all chances for a better future―the current regime met with indifference. We were always told that we cannot “afford” democracy, we would not understand it, and we do not deserve it.

More than half the population of Egypt is under 30 years old. They have never seen or known any other president or system of rule. It would seem that the status quo could go on undisturbed. Mr. President, many people taking part of this revolution never knew what it means to live free and to have hope. Yet, amazingly, they discovered hope, and now they demand it. What our people ask for is no different from what any American expects and takes for granted. We want to live free. We want a better future.

Mr. President, the people of Egypt have broken through the barrier of fear. They realize that continuing Mubarak’s regime or being killed by his bullets represent the same conditions. The only condolence they will have is that they have given their lives to be free.

Mr. President, you have a moral choice of two options: (a) It is “business as usual” to continue U.S. support of the current despotic regime ruling Egypt, or (b) to come out and say it, honestly and clearly. Mubarak and his regime must go. The Egyptian people demand to live free and to thrive under all that a true democracy offers.