'Bombing' Congress not answer to problems

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 9, 2013 

The author of a recent letter to the editor suggests we bomb the U.S. Congress rather than Syria. This suggestion is not only absurd, it is troubling.

I would agree that our Congress is useless, as are many other entities at all levels of government. One might also argue that the United Nations fits in that category. But to suggest that we bomb any of these bodies is irresponsible, even if the author is using this suggestion to make a point.

The prevailing public opinion (and political position) prior to World Wars I and II was isolationist. We did nothing while countries were conquered and atrocities committed. Like it or not, the world today is much smaller, and because of technological advances, vast oceans no longer separate countries. So do we again stand by while more atrocities are committed and target Congress with our missiles instead?

I won't pretend to have answers to complex world problems or situations that ultimately affect our country. I do know, however, that bombing Congress is not the answer.

Laird Spencer

Hilton Head Island

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