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Archive for Thursday, July 31, 2003

Not cowards

July 31, 2003

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To the editor:

In response to Ashley Snyder's letter in Tuesday's Journal-World:

May I point out to you that those men who attended that dinner do not cower behind soldiers. As a matter of fact, I think many of them were soldiers. And may I also remind you that you only have the right to protest if you don't infringe on the rights of others. These protesters blocked traffic and caused some people to be later than usual getting home, which can and would be seen as an infringement on someone's rights.

If these great American heroes are murderers, then that must mean that my grandfathers and great uncles who fought in World War II to protect your rights also must be murderers, and my father who served in the Air Force during Vietnam also is a murderer because they all fought for what they thought was right as the men at the banquet had. Many of them even saw their friends and family die in wars or even in cowardly terrorist attacks all so you can have your right to protest and insult them.

I have opened my eyes; all I ever see, though, are stupid people. I would seriously hope there are more who see it my way, because if there aren't, then America is pretty much screwed. If you don't like my point of view, then come see me anytime. At least I won't hide behind a mask!

Jonathan Affalter,

Lawrence

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