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Voice of the people

Sep. 04, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

USA can't afford another war

The current Marxist regime in Washington wants to dive the war-weary people of the U.S. head-first into another foreign war, civil in fact, and under "false-flag" pretenses. All this notwithstanding, I would ask any one of them to show us ACTUAL proof of their allegations and, secondly, just exactly who is going to pay for WW III. I believe I know with absolute certainty their response.

This country already has a $16.7 trillion debt. We borrow $1 trillion per year to finance their past mistakes and misleadings.

It's long past time for the complacent to be slapped "upside-the-head" to wake up and give them an absolute and firm NO DEAL! If not, this will give a whole new meaning to death to an already dying America. Listen up, stand up and speak up for all of us.

Rich Christian



Speak up on the Syrian issue now

I urge all Americans to contact their elected representatives and demand for them to prevent a U.S. military strike against Syrian targets. Like many of my friends and family members, I believe we should not launch an attack unless Americans are directly threatened.

Although I empathize with the victims of chemical weapons in Syria, I remain wary of engaging in an armed conflict against the Syrian regime. The recent Iraq conflict should serve as a lesson for launching a military initiative based on questionable intelligence against a government that poses no threat to our homeland.

President Obama has advocated for a series of air strikes aimed at degrading Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. As a former U.S. Army ordnance officer, I'm uniquely suited for understanding the technical implications of such a strike. We can't simply blow up their stockpiles without having collateral damage. Any such attack would release lethal chemicals into the air and cause more harm than good. Think of it this way; If you set a hornet's nest on fire then you're going to get stung.

Let's avoid the sting of war by promoting a peaceful solution to the problems in Syria.

Michael Jessee Adkins




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