Time to grow the peace
Monday, January 7, 2019
After a four-day news fast, how delighted I was to read two editorials in The Daily Reflector on issues that are dear to my heart.
The reprint of a Pittsburgh-Post Gazette piece credits the president with making the right decision to withdraw from Syria. Our government has spent too much blood and treasure on poorly thought out military adventures in many places. The only ones gaining anything in these endeavors are the arms manufacturers.
I am also glad that a guest column was printed pointing out that perhaps Donald Trump does have some peacemaking instincts. We haven’t heard much on the positives of the diplomatic effort we are involved with on the Korean peninsula. Thank you, Thomas Knapp for telling us about them.
Please call Sens. Burr and Tillis and Reps. Butterfield and Jones to let them know you support these trends and want to see bi-partisan efforts to grow the peace. Urge them to make 2019 the year when Congress reclaims its constitutional mandate to participate in the decision making process of whether we go to war or not.
The writer is coordinator of the Greenville Friends Committee on National Legislation Advocacy Team