|Fwd: Letter to Editor||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: patty guerrero (pattypaxicloud.com)|
|Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2019 15:48:45 -0700 (PDT)|
Maybe some of you would like to see my letter which was in Friday’s paper. Patty > Begin forwarded message: > > From: patty guerrero <pattypax [at] icloud.com> > Subject: Letter to Editor > Date: July 13, 2019 at 12:58:47 PM CDT > To: letters <letters [at] pioneerpress.com> > > > July 13, 2019 > > Dear Editor, > > I know in general that Representative Betty McCollum is against wars. But , > did it ever occur to her that by speaking at the ceremony condoning a > battleship named after our two great cities, Minneapolis-St Paul, that she > was actually condoning wars. The article in the paper gave statistics of > this war ship, but said not a thing about how many people it could kill, nor > did it say how much it cost and how our weapons manufacturers got richer by > the billions of dollars. > In 1984, the first Minneapolis-St Paul combat ship was commissioned and there > were people who had a press conference at St Paul City Hall in front of the > Indian God of Peace (which it was called then)) decrying the name of a > warship after our cities. > I hope Rep. McCollum and any others who are asked to speak approving a war > machine will remember these words of President Eisenhower: > > “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies > in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who > are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money > alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its > scientists, and the hopes of its children.” > > Thank you, > > Patty Guerrero > 393 Fulton > St Paul, MN 55102 > 651-227-3228
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