To The Daily Sun,
What does it take to shake America out of its lethargy? What does it take in real losses to convince our legislators that we will not tolerate more war in the Middle East? When will the law again abide in the halls of Congress and at the president's desk to bring morality and Mosaic law that both Jew and Gentile adhere to, back into the sinew and backbone of every citizen that takes pride in this country?
Bombing targets as we please, without a declaration of war (which only Congress can grant) is illegal. Illegal killing is plainly murder. Look in any dictionary for that definition. There are no extenuating circumstances that alter this conclusion. It is fact. Would law-abiding citizens allow this to happen without violent protest and demonstrations. Yes, they would and have for 12 years. We are, by our silence complicit in multiple war crimes in the Middle East — in several countries. Let's call a spade a spade.
More importantly, we have lost 4,300 men and women in warfare that many now say was a mistake. What is the value of human life in the hands of war-mongers and their salesmen, elected officials we put in office? What is the price of dropping a bomb? Billionaires are created from war profits, and we pay for it.
Our military presence in the Middle East has caused the death of more than a half-million people. We have always claimed national security as an alibi. Yet not one person, not one, in 12 years has perished at the hands of a terrorist from any of the suspected countries. So much for that lie.
If you are of good conscience and believe it is a serious crime to kill people outside of the legality of war, please speak out loud and clear. Inform your senator and your representative this bombing must stop. Bring God's sacred law back to the United States.
Leon R. Albushies
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