By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the Obama Administration’s “human-rights talks” (which went nowhere) with China’s Communist government leaders. Apparently, Obama apologized to China in response to “Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.”
Let me see if I got that right…crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination?! And China can accuse us of these “human rights violations,” because of their stellar record on human rights? I don’t think so. China is at the top of just about every human rights violation list:
- Voice of the Martyrs: China has 13 prisoners on the prisoner alert list. The next highest is Eritrea with 4 (this does not take into account the vast population differences).
- The U.S. Human Rights Report has listed China’s status on human rights violation as “poor,” “a country of particular concern, committing “serious violations” and “worse” for a decade (and that’s just the last decade).
- The Freedom House Freedom in the World report has had China at the bottom 1/4 of the list and consistently “Not Free” scoring the worst possible score on political rights and worst or next-to-worse score on civil liberties since 1973 when they began the report. Where’s the US? The top 16 with the best possible score every year in political rights and civil liberties and consistently “Free.” Imagine that!
- Then there’s the whole one-child policy in China and the history of government-forced abortions that I’m not even going to go into here.
And China has the gall to bring up Arizona’s new immigration law? They know our president, I must say, if they knew that red herring would work so well.
Do we apologize for America? Do we apologize for the Christian principles and code of ethics for which she stands? Do we apologize for the freedom she gives to her citizens and strives to attain for others? Do we apologize for the financial blessings her citizens gain through a strong work ethic? Do we apologize for her speedy response to those in need both at home and in disasters around the world?
I say no! God has incredibly blessed us as a nation and as I sing “God Bless America” this coming Memorial Day, 2010, I will sing it as an expression of gratitude and a pleading prayer that God would continue to grant us His mercy and blessing on this “land of the free.” I can guarantee you I will not be apologizing for my country.