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June 26, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Iran elections: comparing protests to Revolutionary War

U.S. should stand against tyranny

One has to wonder where the U.S. would be today if, at the time of our revolution, France had taken the same posture the Obama administration is taking with respect to the protests and election in Iran.

Had France said it didn’t wish to be the foil for the tyrannical English monarchy and that the revolution was an internal matter between the British monarchy and the colonies, we likely would still be under British rule.

Instead, France stood with us, supported us and tipped the balance. With its help, which was certainly not limited to verbal or written encouragement, the revolution was won, and we are the free country we are today.

We need to stand with those who would be free of tyranny, clerically inspired or otherwise.

— Dick Roberts, Lynnwood

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