In Cairo on June 6, 2009, President Obama pronounced his fundamental beliefs of government, declaring them to be human rights:
the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed;
confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice;
government that is transparent and doesn't steal from the people;
the freedom to live as you choose.
Obama continued to tell the crowd in Cairo, “Governments that protect these rights are ultimately more stable, successful and secure. Suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away. America respects the right of all peaceful and law-abiding voices to be heard around the world, even if we disagree with them. . . . You must maintain your power through consent, not coercion; you must respect the rights of minorities, and participate with a spirit of tolerance and compromise; you must place the interests of your people and the legitimate workings of the political process above your party.”
Wouldn't it be grand if our President practiced the form of government he preached to others.