So Cindy Sheehan is going
on a "hunger strike for peace"?
By Mark Neckameyer
July 04, 2006
I am going to reject the great temptation to comment about how
Ms. Sheehan is better suited than most of us to miss a few meals.
I wonder though, if the next batch of murderous terrorists,
like the ones captured this week in Toronto buying tons of explosives
with plans to blow up Canada's Parliament building and principal
landmarks will feel deterred by Ms. Sheehan's hunger strike?
Canada has been much more accommodating of illegal immigrants
from the Middle East than we ever were. Canada's government
and media condemn our actions in Iraq as much as Ms Sheehan and
her fasting buddies, Dick Gregory, Susan Sarandonm, et al yet
eighteen good Canadian Muslim extremists were set to murder lots
of innocent Canadian citizens. Had they known about the "Rolling
Fast" as Ms. Sheehan calls it, would they have been deterred?
There is a war going on. We are kind peaceful people by nature
but unless we fight including bombing and killing some of the
people trying to kill us we will eventually lose this war and
our peaceful values will be lost in the trash heap of history.
The Declaration of Independence we celebrate this week as the
blueprint of our democracy would never have seen the light of
day two hundred plus years ago had not brave young Americans
taken up arms to fight to protect the values they believed in,
the values we take for granted now. If George Washington, Thomas
Jefferson, Paul Revere and all the others we call our original
patriots had just stopped eating to protest British domination,
what would have happened to our Democratic ideas? Let's ask
Cindy Sheehan, maybe over lunch some time?
Irvine, CA - USA
About: "I am a semi retired
accountant living in California. I love Alaska for the fishing
and outdoor lifestyle and am about a year away from full retirement;
plannng to spend as much summer as possible in Alaska."
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