I would like to voice my concern over an editorial that appeared in the Monday issue of the Advocate. The headline read, "George W. Bush the right person with the right policies to keep America safe." One of the most protected and respected rights of our Constitution is freedom of speech. One can express an opinion whether right or wrong.
Perhaps one of the most crucial aspects of the democratic process on which our constitution is based is that we have a peaceful means by which to remove a leader from office for grievous acts against our country. We, in America, have the right to vote, and more than that, a responsibility to vote to remove from office any leader, Republican or Democrat, who would lie to the American public to engage our military in a war.
I hope that as a nation we will continue to debate important domestic issues such as tax reform, abortion, healthcare, education, national security and economic policies as well as global issues such as AIDS, the environment, human rights, population growth, natural resources, nuclear proliferation and terrorism. I hope that in our next election, we can afford, once again, to cast our votes based on, at best, informed decisions and, at least, our personal views and opinions. In this election, we have a duty to perform. I hope we do the right thing.