|Banks County Opinions...||
September 26, 2001
|Letter To The Editor
The Banks County News
September 26, 2001
Didn't appreciate Beckstein's column
I would like to make a few comments in response to Rochelle Beckstein's column on the Opinion Page of The Banks County News, 9-19-01, titled "Maybe war is not the answer."
First of all, I am a Vietnam vet and consider myself to be a conservative libertarian, of sorts. When I was in Vietnam, I carried a weapon, fired the weapon and beat the bush. I know "first-hand" how terrible and indescribable a war-like atmosphere really is.
Ms. Beckstein states that, "They (Muslims? Mideasterners? Terrorists?) need to be taught about Jesus Christ and Christianity." I would make the case that the terrorists know all about Jesus Christ. And as far as education goes, a lot of them have been and are being educated right here in the good old U.S. of A. with the help of my tax dollars!
Make no mistake, Tuesday's attack was an attack on USA, in particular, and an attack on humanity in general. I believe Ms. Beckstein, among others, has the idea backwards.
As far as "having an international anti-terrorist task force within the United Nations" goes, let me ask you this: Are you kidding? Are you serious? Just look at the past/current record of the United Nations. The USA has been having to play a "short hand" with the United Nations ever since we first sat down at the table. The deck has "usually" been stacked against us from the start, Check it out.
Look at our track record when we really got fed up and got serious with international terrorists. Remember World War II, Khadafy (Libya)? Look what happens when we get serious, but just don't go quite far enough. Remember Saddam (Iraq)? I learned a long time ago that when you're backed into a corner and have to fight the schoolyard bully, you had better not just knock him down. You'd better jump on top and pound him into the dirt. Finish the job at hand or your back will be dealing with him (and probably his friends) in the not-too-distant future. I know personally.
In Ms. Beckstein's statement, "We choose whether to follow the directives of our ancestors or to open our minds to the possibility they were wrong," what is that supposed to mean? I, for one, am glad we didn't have more "like-minded" people such as Ms. Beckstein at such times as our American Revolution or World War II. Just imagine where we'd be today.
In closing, may I suggest that Ms. Beckstein change her bed sheets, They're all wet and are infecting her mind.
I, for one, refuse to be a "sheeple" (sheep-like people) to any organization or government, terrorist or otherwise. I'm doing it for my children and yours, too, believe it or not.
I thank you for reading this letter, my steam level is a little lower now that I've vented some off.
P.S. Could you please hand me some more ammo? My magazines are a little low right now. War is hell, I know. Freedom is not free, likewise, security is not secure.
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