Carol Platt Liebau: No Shame

Sunday, May 13, 2007

No Shame

So John Edwards is planning to politicize Memorial Day by urging his supporters to turn it into a day of anti-war activism.

Senator Edwards, give it a rest -- just for one day. As a society, we should be able to reserve certain occasions or days to be -- not Democrats or Republicans -- but simply Americans. And whether one agrees with the Iraq war or not, we should be able to reach common cultural ground on the idea that troops deserve to be honored whether we agree with the particular conflict in which they fought, or not.

Part of the problem with the cynicism and division in America these days is that too many people are unwilling to let politics go for even a moment -- to set aside our differences in order to celebrate the things that should unite us.

With this pernicious political stunt, John Edwards contributes to that problem. Some "leader."

3 Comments:

Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Let's wait and see how many soldiers are killed and wounded while Carol celebrates memorial day.

7:42 PM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

As far as I know, Memorial day is a holiday that commemorates American servicemen who die in battle.

It is therefore appropriate that people who do not wish soldiers to die for unworthy causes be allowed to protest on such a day.

1:40 AM  
Blogger rplat said...

Edward's country is not my country. What other national institutions does he have scheduled for destruction?

5:29 AM  

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