From the Desk of Jim Nelson
I was asked to comment about the protest in Brunswick, and the comments by the head of the Republican Party who asked them not to do it. His statement is un-American. The 1st Amendment give us the right to speak out, but we also have a obligation to speak. We should never remain silent. Silence puts not only our soldiers in the field, but our entire system of Democracy in danger. We need to have open, public debate about our occupation of Iraq. The greatest threat to our freedom as a nation is to remain silent.
I applaud those who stood outside my opponent's office on both sides. That is what makes this nation great. If more people had stood up and demanded they be heard before going to war, we may not have gone, or we may at least have gone with a plan of what to do once the war ended. This is a nation of the people, by the people, and for the people. The people NEED to be heard.
This is from a post on Rev. Nelson's blog: see blogroll at right.