Q: Are human rights in other countries something the American people, and govt, need to concern themselves with?

A: Absolutely.

The United States the independent nation hasn’t existed since December 7th, 1941. Since that time we have become the leading representation of the world’s interests. Of course, we’re still a backward lot that can’t even agree among ourselves, but that’s true of everyone in the world. The freedoms and rights we tout are part of a greater goal, and our provincial laws about gay marriage and other soon-to-be-outdated issues are just a product of our environment. In a larger perspective, the United States has consistently forwarded the ideals that all people on Earth hold true. It’s only when extremists or fundamentalists assert their influence on us that we stray from those principles.