“Given the choice between peace and righteousness, I choose righteousness.” –Teddy Roosevelt
The Mennonites at Goshen College in Indiana are dead wrong.
This place of higher learning has banned the playing of our National Anthem (substituting it for America the Beautiful) before all sporting events, citing their “pacifist” and “religious” tradition.
This is America, and a college will no longer play the National Anthem. George Washington and Paul Revere are weeping in their graves.
People who hide behind the veil of pacifism have no regard or respect for the freedom we enjoy and cherish in this country. They decry war under any circumstance, no matter how worthy or just. They are the people who say “can’t we all just get along” and opine about world peace while terrorists are abusing women and murdering innocent civilians, even in our homeland.
I am no fan of war. I abhor it and believe it is an awful and appalling way to resolve problems. That does not, however, mean that it is not sometimes necessary and required to restore peace, order, and freedom. The desire for world peace is admirable, but it is a pipe dream. Anyone wishes to watch and do nothing as evil runs rampant through our country and our world.
I would gladly support a “no war” policy, right after the terrorists and tyrants forever stop being terrorists and tyrants.
For the sake of our own blessed nation, as well as the millions of innocent people all around the world liberated and given a chance at life because of the United States of America, thank God our country is not militarily pacifistic. read more »