Don't take the path of retreat, appeasement

October 31, 2004

Dear Editor:

It is my belief that Tuesday's election is as serious and the stakes as high as any I have ever witnessed. If we choose poorly, the consequences could affect the future of this great country that I love and was proud to fight for in World War II.

As voters, we can take the path of retreat, isolationism, and appeasement - thus announcing to the world that our attempt to bring democracy to the Middle East is a failure and too big a task for us to handle. So, as voters, we are unwilling to take on difficult, but righteous, challenges.

In my opinion, the election of John Kerry (and John Edwards) will immediately notify every terrorist in the world that America has become soft, timid, and complacent - thus unwilling to defend our values and accept our responsibilities.


By not avenging the brutal murder of 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001, these terrorists will know that they have broken our will and that any American administration can be toppled by an act of terror on our soil.

I consider it an honor to be a member of the so-called "Greatest Generation." And I pray that we will not become known as America's "Last Generation," the generation that understood the meaning of duty, honor, and sacrifice.

Therefore, I'm proud to state my intention to vote to re-elect President George W. Bush, and Vice President Dick Cheney for four more years in their office - and I trust that you will also.

Jere C. Caldwell


Central Kentucky News Articles