Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

US soldiers lives Not more valuable than innocent Iraqis

Dear Editor,

David Holcberg dishonors the Ayn Rand Institute in his letter “Hamstrung by the rules” Saturday, August 25, 2007 in his response to Diana West’s ("Killed by the rules," Op-Ed, Aug. 17).

It is not only immoral, foolish and counterproductive to put the “safety of American soldiers above anything else” it is un-American.

US soldiers don’t join the military for safety. They join it to make our nation, our constitution and the American people in safe. They volunteer their ‘service’ in this light. Their willingness to lay down their lives in support of that primary goal is their job and that what makes them so honorable.

Those willing to die for their country without dishonoring our nation’s commitment to protecting inalienable human rights and “liberty and justice for all” are the real heroes. Those soldiers who think their life is more valuable than an innocent civilian is no different than any other soldier around the world who chooses to defend a tyrannical leader and the murderous government they lead. I don’t believe killing innocent people is what Ayn Rand believed in or would have endorsed in any way.

We (and our soldiers) have the freedom to live and die for those things we believe in. Not the right to kill innocent people on the chance that it might save our individual lives.

Any willingness to kill innocent Muslims in order to protect our military soldiers occupying a Muslim nation only works to aid Osama Bin Ladin’s recruitment efforts everywhere in the world. Only by not “offending Muslim sensibilities” will we have any chance of winning the war against such radical murderous Muslims.

Chuck Woolery



At Tue Sep 04, 11:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all due respect, Mr. Woolery; If I had the choice of saving one US soldiers life from a fanatical Arab suicide bomber or 100 Muslims, it would be no contest. They all chose to participate in the "Religion of Death". They are VERY capable of denouncing radical Islam but choose not to. Too bad for them. It's their choice to live or die.

If it's so much fun to denounce US imperialism, they're going to have to pay the price for it. Turn-in the fanatics. Don't let them take refuge in your schools and hospitals. Denounce Al Sadr and his cronies. Kick Al Quida out. Speak out against the fanatics that have (supposedly) hijacked your religion. TAKE IT BACK. Choose peace over death.

If not, they will kill you. Ironic, huh?

At Wed Sep 05, 01:29:00 AM, Blogger Chuck Woolery said...

Mr/Ms Anonymous. I would remain anonymous too if I put so little value on innocent life. It's easy to see why Einstein called "nationalism" the measles of humanity. It's deadly. Odd, they (Al Qaeda) also have no value for innocent life...
They might kill me. I'm not affraid to die. I'm more fearful that killing will escalate because of a disrespect for innocent life on both sides.


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