Summit is set
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
This morning I am singing “Gonna Lay Down My Sword and Shield.” I have just opened The Daily Reflector and read the article about the Trump-Kim summit. At our latest Greenville Advocacy Team meeting, we discussed the importance of diplomacy and how it is and has been working on the Korean Peninsula. We also discussed how diplomacy worked during the 40 years of Cold War with the Soviet Union.
We have skilled negotiators in the State Department. We urge Sens. Tillis and Burr and Reps. Butterfield and Jones to make statements in support of the summit and use their influence to pressure the administration to negotiate in good faith. It is in everyone’s best interests to be patient with this complicated process. We hope our political leaders will present a united front of support for the summit and not use this unique moment in history for political grandstanding.
While there may be concern that better planning for the summit is an issue that needs some attention, let there be no doubt that war is not an option, and the U.S. stands firmly for peace. Please consider calling your officials and voicing your support for sensible diplomacy. And pray, pray, pray that everyone involved “lays down their swords” and opens their hearts to waging peace.