Editor, Daily Nexus,
Living in the U.S.A. bears the burden of having to listen to others freely say whatever they like. I would never dream of giving up the freedom of speech for anything, but it can be frustrating to see how some people would use their voice in a way that could ultimately cause the relinquishment of that freedom.
It has been less than a month and reactionary, left-wing, pacifist groups – particularly on college campuses – have begun protesting the war on terrorism. This is a dangerous and anti-American stance to take.
In 1942, George Orwell wrote: “Pacifism is objectively pro-fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side you automatically help out that of the other.”
If you are against the war on terrorism, I have a message for you:
We have no option. We have been attacked. Peace ended on September 11th. Protesting for peace will not bring back the innocence and security that ended on that day. Terrorism will be a threat whether our military retaliates or not. Now is the time to have faith in our government and military. It is the time to support soldiers and their families. It is not the time to cast doubt or shame on those that will be defending and fighting for our country.
We must bring justice to the terrorists who organized and supported the attacks. We must do our best to hamper the efforts of terrorists and their supporters in order to prevent this from happening again. Preventing civilian casualties is important, but turning our cheek is not the right thing to do.
The terrorists have drawn a line and I am sure that all Americans will stand together on the opposing side.