Monday, February 14, 2005

Blasts From The Past, And Other Places Part 13

High Schoolers Need Civics Lesson

A group of students in Boulder, Colo. decided to occupy their school in protest of President Bush winning re-election, see Students.

While I am all in favor of expressing one’s first amendment rights, these kids need to learn how democracy works. The bedrock of our system is those who lose bow to the inevitable, while working to change things during the next election. They demanded to see a Republican Party official who would satiate their fears about what will happen during the next four years. They are worried about the national debt and on-campus recruiting.

"We want them to reassure us that our fears are misguided and that the government is doing everything in its power to prevent our futures from being destroyed," said senior Brian Martens.

According to Brian, he knows his fears are misguided, yet he wants someone else to tell him so. Well, I’ll take the job. Brian, you are misguided. Launching a sleep-in to protest the election is fine, particularly since your grouped asked permission. But the trick is not to complain and worry about the past, but work for change. If you think the Democrats had the right answer, well now you realize you should galvanize your friends to elect those officials next time around. Colorado went to Bush, so you have your work cut out for you.

We are in the middle of a war. Wars are expensive, yet this war is very necessary. In Afghanistan and Iraq our troops are ripping the heart out of several terror organizations, all of whom wish us ill. You may be angry over how we ended up in Iraq, it was a terrible intelligence failure on the part of the US, UN, UK, Germany, France, Russia and several other nations. Remember, all these nation’s agreed Iraq had WMD, but most wanted to let a madman keep control of them. Luckily, the US, UK and 28 other nation’s disagreed.

While we found no large cache’s of WMD, but several smaller one, we did rid a country of a tyrant and set it on the course to a better life.


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