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Archive for Tuesday, April 25, 2006

In the Halls: Do you think world governments have done enough to prevent genocide?

April 25, 2006

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Editor's note: Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Keegan Terry

Keegan Terry

Keegan Terry,

junior,

Free State High School

"I think they've talked a lot about preventing it, but they haven't wiped it out completely. They can't prevent it without sticking their noses in other countries' business, which rarely gets a positive response."

Erica Collins

Erica Collins

Erica Collins,

junior,

FSHS

"I don't think they've done enough. I think that even the delayed response to Hurricane Katrina could be an example of modern genocide. And just think of all the ethnic conflicts still going on around the world in other countries."

Julia Guard

Julia Guard

Julia Guard,

junior,

FSHS

"Definitely not. It's still going on today, but at the same time I'm against war as a solution. I'm not so sure we should get involved unless we can really save lives. I don't buy the whole bombing-people-to-save-lives thing."

Corey Vadnais

Corey Vadnais

Corey Vadnais,

junior,

FSHS

"I don't think world governments try to do anything except what they want to do for themselves."

Maggie Hall

Maggie Hall

Maggie Hall,

senior,

FSHS

"Obviously the answer is no. We don't step in unless there is some sort of special interest involved, and by then it's too late."

Nick Bergin

Nick Bergin

Nick Bergin,

sophomore,

FSHS

"I don't think they have, because it continues to occur. So I don't think it's possible that they've done enough."

Robert Larrabee

Robert Larrabee

Robert Larrabee,

junior

FSHS

"I think they could do a better job getting more involved in countries that it happens in. The response is never quick enough."

Ashleigh Armstrong

Ashleigh Armstrong

Ashleigh Armstrong,

junior,

FSHS

"The U.N. could be doing a lot more. So no, they haven't done enough. With everything we know now, we're perfectly capable of preventing it."

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