Originally posted by Supercertari
I would bow to no-one, and find the idea that President Obama would bow to anyone appalling. He is the head of state, he represents particularly the
whole nation and to do this was to have America bow.
S&F because this demands attention from everyone, Dem or Rep.
The fact that he would show respect to another culture is appalling to you? Why?
Common sense would dictate that one should be appaled if they DON'T show respect to another culture.
It is a matter of respect. NOTHING ELSE. He is not 'submitting'.
Much the same as a person who came over here would shake your hand, when we go over there, we bow. It is a cutural custom.
Should he not bow to the Japanese prime minister? It is custom there too you know.
Perhaps next time you would like him to just spit on the guy and then slap him? There is a good diplomatic approach....
There is a saying,"when in rome, do as the romans do." That is exactly what Obama did. He was in someone elses land, and the appropriate thing to do
was to take on THERE cultures.
A big part of the reason Our country is hated, is that we seem to think it is neccasary to force our culture and ways down everyone elses throat.
Well, it isnt.
The man is trying to earn back the respect that we have lost. Refusing to go by the local customs and trying to force our own down their throats would
not allow for that to happen.
Bowing is a sign of respect. So is going by the customs of the land you are in. People should be upset if he DIDNT bow to show respect!
So, with all that said, when is someone going to come up with a REAL issue against Obama. I have yet to see that. People challenge his citizenship
even though the state of hawaii has put it to rest. People take issue with his bowing.... People take issue with the gifts he has given...
I have yet to see a real issue presented. Is nobody able to find issues with his actual policy? is nobody able to find issues with anything besides
simple materialistic issues?
I will take these complaints about obama serious when they dont have to do with his bowing, or the gifts he chooses. or the fact that you (not you
personally) arent able to accept the State of Hawaii's word that he was born there.....
Ugh. This is just so silly. I give up. Atleast some one manages to come up with a legit complaint about the man.