Letter to the editor- Outraged by writer’s opinion
To the editor:
This letter is to express my outrage at the Steve Goldman letter of 9/11.
It is his implication that the diabolical and despicable terrorists acts
perpetrated against this country and its citizens can be understood because
of some justified hatred that others have for the U.S. Such a suggestion is
According to Mr. Goldman, monies spent by the U.S. for arms, “weapons of
mass destruction”, or supporting “economic development that is destructive
to the Earth” could be better used to feed the hungry of the world, thus
thwarting this hatred . It is my understanding that the primary
responsibility of our government is to protect its citizens. It is with the
arms and weapons, of which he speaks, and the loss of countless American
lives, that we have in the past have been able to bring peace, freedom and
democracy to our precious country and to other freedom loving citizens
throughout this world. Even today we are acting as “Peace Keepers” in many
places in the world. Also, it is through the hard work and ingenuity of
our people over the years that we have flourished as a free and open society
and have exported economic prosperity to developing countries. And it is
with the good hearts and unselfish spirits of our citizenry that we have
generously shared our wealth with less fortunate people elswhere.
We in this country are truly blessed. To have our innocent citizens
slaughtered and to have the freedoms that we hold so dear compromised and
our losses celebrated by those who hate us can only be answered with a
steely resolve to destroy the enemy “Terrorism” and unite as patriotic
citizens that love, support and will defend our country.
So. Lake Tahoe
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