Letter to the editor
Blind devotion not greater good
November 10, 2006
To say that the U.S. citizens must support Bush regardless of his many mistakes and his aggressive moral imperative is not only ridiculous but an affront to our founding fathers.
Dissent is one of our constitutionally protected rights, and it was this founding principle that our forefathers held too. I, for one, would not like to live to see it die.
The United States has always been a country of individuals and strongly self-motivated people, and there is no reason to throw this away and become sheep.
Our right to dissent has led the United States to greater freedom, not weakened us. To blindly follow Bush would be to murder a part of what has made the United States the powerful country it is.
Those people who disagree with Bush have a responsibility to criticize his attitudes, actions and words. How else will change be enacted unless the people themselves rise up and make themselves heard?
The president is an instrument of the people and should be attuned to their needs and wants instead of closing his mind to them. We have allowed him to wander too far.
The greatest enemy the United States faces is apathy and mindless fear. People should care what is going on and they should shout for all to hear when concerned. Yet the majority of voices are bleats of terror.
To turn a blind eye to a continuing trail of incompetence and abuse of power is pure apathy. The people of the United States must act as a check on government power when it attempts to remove its own restraints.
Abrahm Simons, Student