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It's Time to Stop the War Protesting!

By Dean Nicosia 

3/29/03

Don't get me wrong, it's your right to protest and demonstrate for whatever cause you agree with, but it's my right to respectfully disagree with you. I think that just because you have the right to do something, it doesn't necessarily make it "right". I'm a big believer in there being a time and place for everything, and this is neither the time nor the place to be protesting a war.  You didn't see selfish travelers protesting the no-fly status that our country was in for the days following September 11, 2001. If there had been, I doubt there would have been too many people running to their defense as it being "their right to protest this". Of course they have the right to take that position, but that position would have been wrong, not to mention bad timing. People would have scoffed at them, and booed them off the streets.

Well that is the way I feel about the war protesters. The time to protest a war is before a war, to hope that your voice will be heard and the war will be averted. After the war, if you feel that it was the wrong decision, and you don't like the outcome, what you do is exercise your right to vote and have your voice heard through that process. Of course, it seems to me that many of the people protesting the war right now, might need to ask someone how to go about registering to vote. (hippies never seemed to be big on voting)  During a war, is not the time to protest the war, during the war, you support the troops and our country. (it's us against them)

I'm not saying you have to agree with this war, or any war. I'm just questioning the timing of the current crop of anti-war protesters clogging the streets of our major cities. (I sure hope one of them doesn't end up needing medical attention, because I'm sure that the emergency vehicles will be slowed by the selfish actions of these people.) The war has begun, there is no turning back, and the decisions of the military will not be swayed in anyway by the anti-war demonstrators. That is all there is to say. 

So go home, or better yet, pull out a flag and support the troops. And don't say a thing about your hate for this war. Watch it on TV, listen and learn, and open your mind. The outcome of this war might be a good one.  Wait and see, and in the mean time, stop protesting.  When it's over, if you don't like the outcome, then vote for leadership that agrees with your view. ( you might have to elect some French leadership, or hey, I've got an idea, move to France, doormats are always welcome there.) But figure it out after the war. Now is the time to support our country, for we are fighting with an enemy, an enemy that wants us all dead. 

We are supposed to be brothers and sisters, we can criticize each other all we want, but when a fight breaks out, we put those differences aside for a minute and defend each other. When the fight is over, we help each other with our wounds, and slowly resume our normal relationship of arguing with each other. That is how a family works, that that is how a great nation should work. 

Put down the anti-war signs and start supporting our brothers and sisters who put themselves in harms way. (and a word of advise to some of the people in this crowd..."get a job and pay some taxes, that would help a great deal"!) 

Let's get together on this one and be unified in our resolve, we can argue our differences later.

...Thatís just my slanted view! God Bless, and Go Patriots!!!

Dean

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