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Letter to the editor- Outraged by writer’s opinion

Joyce Alexander

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 contemptible.

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.

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