ASHAMED TO BE AN AMERICA Tea party oppose Mosque built in California. (too close to 9-11?) Taxi driver stabbed because he is Muslim. Koran being burned. Mosques defaced. Mormon temple burned. Plus in 1007 Doug Soderstrom said it all. No one in their right mind can deny that Jesus, the Buddha, Mohammad, Confucius, or Lao Tse were men of good will. The final, and perhaps most important, reason why I am ashamed to be an American is due to the fact that we, more than any other people, have used our accumulated wealth (part of which comes from money earned from having sold more weapons of war to the rest of the world than the rest of the world put together) along with having developed the largest, most destructive military force (larger than the accumulated defense budgets of the rest of the world put together) since the beginning of time (next years defense budget will be nearly 700 billion dollars!), all the while realizing that if we had proven our love for God by using such funds to feed the hungry, medicate the sick, clothe the poor, house the homeless, and liberate the oppressed, we would have become a nation loved and revered by all rather than, as things have turned out, having become a land hated by nearly everyone in the world. Why I Am Ashamed To Be An American By Doug Soderstrom _______________________________________________________________________ The most violent element in society is ignorance. It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.