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Posted: 03.19.2003
Bill of Rights
[yellow ribbon] "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."

- President Theodore Roosevelt

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"Support our troops", not our president. He has put a lot of innocent people's lives in danger. We live 20 minutes outside of DC. So, to combat the coming retribution, I have to keep my eyes open in every direction, and hope that if something happens, I can 1.stop it 2.push my wife out of harm's way or 3.get away ASAP. I can't rant here about all that is wrong. BTW, hugs to you about the "what if's." I have four friends overseas. Remember you aren't alone in how you feel.

¤ ¤ credit: Ben | 03.19.03 at 06:34 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

That's why I've added yellow ribbons to my entries today. I very much support our troops -- and will our Commander in Chief once this conflict is underway. I may not agree with the path that led us there, but once the road is actually being traveled, we are all Americans and must stand united as a nation.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 03.19.03 at 06:39 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I really like that quote Robyn. As an Australian what bugs me about (most) Americans is the belief they are always right. There are many points of view in the world.
Just because people in other countries disagree with the war does not mean thay are anti-american (France for example). The leaders of these contries are simply listening to what their people want. Isn't that what democracy is about. I wish our Prime Minister would do the same instead of kissing Bush's ass.

¤ ¤ credit: LisaC | 03.19.03 at 07:38 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

That's the important thing-- we must stand united while the conflict is underway. There will be plenty of time to question and criticize when it's all over. And if you're really pissed, dont worry- there's an election next year.

¤ ¤ credit: dave | 03.19.03 at 07:41 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I like that quote!

¤ ¤ credit: Martie | 03.19.03 at 09:11 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

The old saying "United we stand, divided we fall" could well be reworded to "In war united we stand, in peace divided are we all!" There have been protest of every war (and/or police action) the US has been involved with, beginning with the Revolutionary War. This one is no different. It's just that the internet is so prevalent that anyone with an opposing viewpoint now has an international forum for their views. Heck, I was "browsing" in the last Gulf War, but there weren't nearly as many sites and/or opinions to view.

¤ ¤ credit: BillH | 03.19.03 at 09:14 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Amen on that quote. Love the yellow ribbons.

¤ ¤ credit: Susan | 03.19.03 at 09:20 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

well, looks like the war just officially started, kids. take a deep breath and pray.

¤ ¤ credit: dave | 03.19.03 at 09:49 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Amen Robyn. I agree with you I may not support all the reasonings for the war but I very much support the troops who fight it.

I hope you don't mind, but i've borowed your yellow ribbon of hope and copied it to put up at our site. If it's a problem please email me. thanks. m. *squishy hug*

¤ ¤ credit: munin | 03.19.03 at 09:58 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
-Albert Einstein

¤ ¤ credit: Hondo | 03.20.03 at 05:32 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

OK, Hondo, but who are you implying is the rank and file here? You could very easily make arguments for both the pro-war or anti-war movements. Or I guess you could be referring to the military, in which case I'd take offense.

¤ ¤ credit: dave | 03.20.03 at 05:38 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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