#139 release of political prisoners

According to some news sources, Congressmen Frank R Wolf and Chris Smith went to Beijing to lobby release of 734 (?) political prisoners under the human rights banner.  

Are these congressmen willing to absorb these political prisoners to America — that is, to offer these political asylum to their country?

What are some implications in releasing these political prisoners? Will China see greater unrests if they remain? Is this what these American congressmen wished for in China?

Once a dissident, always one. The person will not be subdued until he lives in another society to know the difference. If the political prisoners remained in prison, perhaps one of them might become ‘Mandela of Africa’!?

Building a nation is one of the most challenging tasks but destroying a nation is so very easy!

What is democracy offering to the world? Where is democracy? It appears more countries are entering this arena but…is the world a safer or less fightings or licensed killing in the name of wars and dissensions and protests (accidental deaths?

Today this word ‘democracy’ has many shades and interpretations…some according to the whims and fancies of naivettes or unthinking people! Is democracy not freedom to respect one another’s rights to live peacefully? Is democracy not giving one the opportunity to deal national issues through consensus?

The congressmen must be bitterly disappointed that President George Bush will be attending the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games. Will they stir more resentments on President George Bush and his administration before he relinquishes the presidency? Will there be more resignations among Bush’s men?

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