What we need is to defend the two pillars of civilization. They are both indispensable to enable and uphold the existence of civilization. And there is no third one to speak of. These two fundamental mainstays are the protection of private property and of freedom of religion, tantamount to freedom of thought. If governments undertake to protect these basic rights and do it, then safety, security and democracy will be strengthened. And the numerous other problems that afflict people, often nationalistic problems instigated by corrupt politicians who hope to approach and conquer power by stirring up hatred, will take a back seat and traumatize the planet less. People will feel reassured to see that what counts most for them, the above-mentioned values, is firmly protected. They will not fear the advent of new political ideas, which may come to the fore and be discussed, though these may be against some of their beliefs in other areas. 1st pillar of civilization: protection of private property for every individual, regardless of race or origin, family status or ties to influential or powerful people, in the banking structure, for example. Even the humblest of person, devoid of connections, "pull" or favoritism -and there are honest people in every class of society- has this basic right of all people. There is nothing religious about this demand, and it is just as important for atheists. 2nd pillar of civilization: protection of freedom of religion and freedom of thought. For while in our countries, all people are free to come and go in any religious building of their choosing, this it is not the case everywhere. In some countries, people get killed for this and have only the right to know underdevelopment and ignorance, and notably ignorance of the resurrection of Christ in my very personal opinion. I hope you will read my text : About freedom and Iraq http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3664 and my other links.