Student Voice


July 12, 2024

Letter to the editor

Trust worth more than oppostion

November 10, 2006

I would like to say that I wholeheartedly agree with Nicole Aune’s viewpoint that we as Americans need to stand behind our president during times of crisis in order to support the greater good of America.

When our country is in a time of crisis, it is simply un-American to express dissident views on our president’s policies at home and in Iraq. America as a nation has a long history of political complacency and quietude when it comes to expressing views that are incongruous with those of the ruling elites. There is no reason for these traditions to be challenged at this point, especially when our friends, brothers and sisters are spilling their blood in Iraq in order to satiate rapacious corporate greed.

Just think of how hurtful it would be to our president if we were to ask him to accept responsibility for lost lives in a senseless war. It is imperative that we stand behind our leaders, even if their policies cost us our lives. We may live in a democracy, but can you imagine the confusion that would be present if the majority of Americans were to question their own government’s policies? This would be a disaster, as most Americans are too stupid to know what is good for them anyway.

During times like these, we need to trust our magnanimous leaders to make decisions for us, even if those decisions mean our lives will be lost in order to satisfy avaricious corporate greed.

Aaron Olson, Student