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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 2:30 pm

President Barack Obama was in Senegal in Africa and said the government in that country should be like America in issues like gay rights. What right do we have to try to impose on other countries with totally different cultures advice to be like us, especially in a matter such as gay rights?

Other U.S. presidents have done the same thing — selling democracy — but not about issues such as gay rights. Obama said the Supreme Court ruling on gay rights is a victory for American democracy and he thinks other countries should follow our example. Obama said people should be treated equally and that’s “a principal that I think applies universally.” In other words, Senegal should decriminalize homosexuality.

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