Spreading Freedom and Peace
Georges Way or Jesus Way
by James Glaser
President George Bush told the world in his New Year's message, "In the past year, we continued our work to spread freedom and peace." Right now, and during the last 60 years, the United States has been in an almost constant state of war some place on this globe. We have killed millions of innocent people in the name of peace and freedom. Most of them were of the yellow race, but we also killed black, brown, and white people. Children, their parents, the infirmed, the mentally impaired, the aged, and the unborn in their mother's womb, we have killed them all.
George Bush wants us to believe that our wars are for the good of mankind. For some reason, President Bush believes that the United States had the right to kill tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis, maim tens of thousands more, and pretty much destroy that country.
Bush must believe that Iraq having elections makes all the death and destruction palatable. George even goes so far as to call the Iraqi elections free. We have 160,000 of our troops stationed in Iraq, and we claim over 200,000 trained Iraqi security forces are there too. When it takes 360,000 armed troops to open polling stations, it is hard to say that Iraq's elections are "free" elections in any sense of the word.
President Bush tells the nation that "we give thanks to God for his blessings and ask for his guidance." All Bush would have to do to find God's guidance, is open his Bible.
Jesus Christ gave us guidance. Bush not only claims to be a Christian, but he claims that our country is based on Christ's teachings. Jesus said in Matthew 5: 38-39, "Ye have heard that it hath been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth; But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also."
Hard words to follow no doubt, but they are the words of Jesus Christ. They worked for Gandhi, and they worked for Dr. King. In the Old Testament, God gave us the Ten Commandments, and one of them says, "Thou Shalt Not Kill." We can play games and call our wars "Just", but in each and every war, we kill innocent people.
God said, our God said, "Thou shalt not kill." That looks like some pretty easy guidance to follow.
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