John Kerry’s message in Egypt signals end of U.S. era


I couldn’t believe my ears when watching network news recently. Here was Secretary of State John Kerry in Egypt telling Egyptian politicians to set aside their differences and work together for the good of the Egyptian economy. This, when our own politicians can’t get together to work for and prevent sequestration, which will deal a hard blow to our economy.

I’m afraid that America’s role as a world leader and beacon of democracy is rapidly coming to an end, just like the Roman and Greek empires. How can any nation look to us when we cannot manage our own? The fault falls squarely on the shoulders of our members of Congress.

Look at their disproportionate pensions and healthcare benefits that are better than the majority of Americans. This sad reality could lead to a dictatorship as it did in Rome and Athens. Who knows? It might be better than what we have today.

Laurent De Jaham, Doral

Read more Letters to the Editor stories from the Miami Herald

  • The readers’ forum

    Protect our children from e-cigarettes

    Re Fabiola Santiago’s April 8 column, E-cigarettes bring threat of new addiction for kids: After reading the column, I wanted to clarify a few things.

  • Interim secretary: DCF does care

    Re the April 22 editorial, Do they care?: We care so much that we have been working tirelessly to make the case for more support. We partnered with Casey Family Programs, the nation’s largest operating foundation focused entirely on improving child-welfare systems, to provide expert analysis on investigative services and practices. From these findings, we are implementing new protocols to keep children safe.

  • Keep the Ultra Music Festival in Miami

    Let’s keep Ultra in Miami. Let’s learn from the sad mistakes made and try to correct them so no one wil be physically hurt in any way, ever.

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category