World War I, World War II, the Korean War, how about the Vietnam War that lasted over 25 years and one that the United States lost.

No one wants war, no one wants to have disagreements with other countries, but one can only negotiate with certain people so long, then one must act.

If anyone wants to continue living in freedom, that is sometimes the price we have to pay. Our country fought a Civil War so that everyone could live in freedom. Everyone has the right to live free, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to live the way you wish without having to worry about being dominated by a greedy, power hungry socialist or communist government.

Wars and rumors of war, that is in the Bible. Nations have fought from the beginning of time. No one wants or should have to live under oppression.

I could continue as to how many conflicts human beings have to endure throughout our creation, but to keep our freedom and keep evil away we must do things in our lives we may not want to do, but we do this for the betterment of our lives.

Even Democrats mildly agreed with what President Trump did. They just disagreed with how he went about it. He tried negotiating with Gen. Qasem Soleimani to no avail.

Remember Hitler? Chancellor Neville Chamberlain of England thought he had done the right thing, negotiating with Hitler, even receiving a written, signed agreement of peace. Months later, Europe was literally fighting for their lives and were at war with Germany.

Remember Sept. 11, 2001? Just as the Japanese surprised us at Pearl Harbor, the Iranians surprised us with planes into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and thank God for the brave passengers on Flight 93, a third plane buried itself into the ground.

What would the Democrats really do when faced with these crises? Please, before you judge, remember, think long and hard what you are protesting. Our freedom and our way of life as we know it can be taken away in a heartbeat.

Katherine Archer Slaybaugh Shipe

Old Lycoming Township


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