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Thank You Standing Up for Truth & Speaking Out for What is Right!

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Submitted by Lynn Ranta (United States), Oct 29, 2002 at 20:05

Thank you so much for speaking up! I was watching FOX and heard you ,and said Finally!!..America needs to be informed of the truth... And I do believe that at this time we need to stand as Americans..Is there such thing as a neutral American??..Just like a marriage it's either I do or I don't......

But I feel a sense of needing to stand up for what is good not bad...what is bad is any group killing innocents because the faith in which they practice says it to be good or okay to do .... I don't put my faith behind U.S. nor claim I agree them to be innocent and free of doing bad or making bad decisions, but rather stand as a family to defend our land....where WE live as one nation under God or freedom to choose otherwise......... we need to stand as the UNITED STATES as Americans.

Are we not all in danger, even those Muslims who are against the terrorists' jihad part of it? Those who are against them are not with them right? One unit of AMERICANS we are being targeted as, so should we not stand as a unit? And if one don't stand together in unity with the country of which where WE live Our HOME, I would doubt one's sincerity towards their citizenship or devotion to fellow Americans - honestly It would raise a red flag .

I'm not a prejudiced person and I'm sure you folks can tell I'm not the most intelligent person, but I have LOVE for others despite their beliefs . Different cultures do not mean that different = bad , but rather I respect other cultures' differences.

A coward to me is also one who doesn't stand up for the good but hides because he fears the bad or is afraid that what they believed to be right was wrong. ..

This isn't about Israel -- this is about an attack on our home, the U.S. This is about terrorists living in the U.S. (I call them evil seeds , plants of rotten fruit- they are not martyrs in my eyes ) killing fellow neighbors who didn't have anything do to with Israel..This is about individuals who want to murder people just for living here in the U.S. (sure I know that there is much more depth to it- each having different views and opinions)

Saddam is a bad person planning bad things for us and all the world. What will be ,will be,....... but my last memories would rather be standing for the good than the bad.. Aloha and may all of you find the happiness of peace within.. and once again I thank Dr Pipes for taking a stand and stating what was already in so many minds..
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