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Now that it has been indisputable proven that the Al-Assad regime has used chemical weapons on it’s own people, what is to be done about it?
I have had very conflicted feelings on the subject. On one hand I’m tired of the United States always having to be the enforcer in the world, but on the other hand, the Syrian children. The innocents.
We have never been a people, a nation to shy away from offering aid and protection to those in need. We are a mighty power, but we are, more importantly, a compassionate caring people.
We need to join in with the world community that has also expressed outrage at the use of chemical weapons in Syria, against civilians. We are not the only people sickened by the actions of Al-Assad. We do have to take the lead, because we are leaders, but we do not have to act alone, and should not act alone.
Those are my thoughts on Syria, what are your thoughts?
I Have A Dream
I cannot let this posting be published without a word about the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, I Have A Dream speech and the march on Washington. I remember those times. I remember seeing news footage of police using fire hoses on protesters in the south, and my mother’s outrage and desire to go to the south to support the marchers. She never went, my father prevailed, but her heart was with them, and I learned a valuable lesson from her. As I said earlier today, we were so fortunate to have such an intelligent, peaceful man, take center stage in our nation when we needed him the most.
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