Saturday, August 21, 2010

Social Security and Nonviolence

I sent this to Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse today:

As I hear news of certain politicians eager to reduce or eliminate Social Security, I begin to have thoughts of Gandhi. Fasting in his helplessness, his powerful example changed a nation.

What would these same politicians do if their parents began fasting?

I hope it won't come to that, but you never know.

Citizen Gail

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Relief for Pakistan

Watching TV footage of the overwhelming flood devastation in Pakistan, I wonder why we don't send our own soldiers in Afghanistan to do relief work over the border in Pakistan. I can't help thinking that would do more for Peace on Earth than escalating a war that has no end in sight and very little reason to continue.

Citizen Gail