Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline

Thank you...and you're welcome

Here is an excerpt from an article in the Volante regarding the campus inaugural protest:

Bjorkman is a member of the U.S. military and is expecting to be deployed to Iraq in April.

"I think that it is funny that they are out here protesting, but I would die for their right to be out here today," he said.

I've heard this sentiment expressed before, and I finally thought of an answer to it, so to young Mr. Bjorkman, and all others who feel this way, I would like to say this:

We appreciate your willingness to put your life on the line for our rights. We do not take that sacrifice lightly. We feel it is our responsibility to hold our nation--our government--accountable for its actions, so that we never send our soldiers to fight and die except in a worthy cause. We don't believe this cause is worthy, so we exercise our right to protest in the hopes that you will not have to fight and die. Or if you do, it will only be for the highest purpose.

So thank you. And you're welcome.
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