|Anti-War Protests #83 (Rebuttal Below)
By Joseph Prescia
Its amazing that the “image” that certain groups want to portray is that of a growing number of people who want nothing to do with war and everything to do with peace. And yet, genuine peace comes only from the Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus Christ (Isaiah 9:6). God and His Word are the farthest from most of these “peace marchers” minds. Additionally, when you look at the facts regarding the antiwar promotion it just doesn’t make sense either. It makes far more sense that the greater reason they are doing this is because they are anti-President Bush rather than being anti-war.
Some Points to Consider:
· Where were these so-called peace marchers when Bill Clinton launched over 450 cruise missiles into Iraq during the impeachment hearings in 1998?
· Where were these so-called peace marchers when Bill Clinton sent American troops into Bosnia?
· Where were the so-called human rights activists after the bombing of the USS Cole during Bill Clinton’s Presidency?
· Where were the so-called human rights activists when Saddam Hussein killed his own people with biological and chemical weapons?
You know where they were. They were supporting their President. These so-called peace marchers are not about being anti-war. They are about being anti-Bush. His values do not match theirs and so they march in the facade of being antiwar. Both former Presidents Clinton and Carter are rallying other nations against the United States. This is anti-American. Fear can cause people to cower to a task, afraid to move because of what terrorists might do to us, when the fearful really need to rise up and overcome. The enemy doesn’t want peace and you can’t have peace until that threat is removed.
No one in his or her right mind can really be for war in itself. But if it takes war to secure future stability, to eliminate terrorists and their threat to American peace, to bring justice to those who are responsible for killing over 3000 innocent people, then war may be the only remaining alternative. History has taught us that terrorists will murder until their selfish interests are satisfied. Do we allow them to continue?
President Reagan didn’t accomplish peace with the Soviet Union through a wimpy, socialist attitude. No, it was through fearless strength. When he told Mr. Gorbachev from the Soviet Union to “tear down this wall,” he wasn’t afraid of the Soviet response. They marched against President Reagan, claiming his buildup of arms was headed toward world catastrophe. Their fearful tactics were wrong then and they are wrong now. Throughout the history of mankind true peace has been accomplished through a trust in God, from an intimidation of power and strength, with an enemy reluctant to interfere with someone far superior. The threat of words can only accomplish so much. Sooner or later it’s going to take action, backing up those words. Actions can and should be taken on godly morals, and the correct guide for morals is the Bible. Thank God America has people praying for their President. We can pray that God guides the President and America in all of its endeavors, fearlessly keeping us strong and free, trusting Him with our every move.
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|The following appeared in the "Speakout" newspaper "Letters to the Editor" section on 3/28/03:|
|The following letter was sent to Joseph Prescia:
"Which is it, Joe? Do we achieve peace "only from the Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus Christ ... through a trust in God" ... or by having the most bombs and missiles and hurling them on heathen Third World basket cases?
Saddam Hussein is as vile a creature as ever wrapped himself in purple, but the administration was never able to prove he was a threat to us, let alone "the world". We have decided that it is worth a few Iraqi (and American) lives to rid the surviving Iraqi people of this turkey – who are we to decide that?
We have calculated that we can win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people by raining bombs down on their capitol. Is that what Jesus would have done?
Our president's garish piety may have saved him from alcoholism – God save us all from his piety."
Eric Collier, Silverthorne
|Publisher’s note: Joe Prescia responded as follows:
Eric Collier, the answer is obviously by the Prince of Peace AND by a strong military. Introducing Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, into the conversation, was designed to take the subject to a higher level (spiritually) than just physical warfare. But for those who reject him and his accomplishments, the conversation can go no higher.
Terrorists or Muslim extremists respect the other end of a gun barrel far greater than a pacifist. Since they will kill to make their point, retaliation for September 11th is essential. Countries who cower to terrorism compromise their decent morals to international thugs.
For those who are anti-Bush, no level of evidence against Iraq (and there is plenty) will convince them of the United States actions to promote long-term freedom at the expense of short term losses.
"WE" haven't decided anything regarding Iraq. Our President has, and he is the commander-in-chief of our military, the one elected by our Republic, sworn to defend and protect Americans. He has seen fit, based upon military intelligence, to fight Iraq.
"We" stand united to support our President in that fight as we pray for our troops and our President.