these are the letters in Dallas News, not my words.
Dear Bob and Sharon
Dallas Morning News
Thanks for publishing my letter, although you have taken a few phrases out, the essence is still there. The original is appended below.
I am writing an op-ed honoring the likes of Cindy Sheehan, Betty Williams, Bill Moyers, Keith Olberman, Jodi Williams and a countless other hero's of America (600 Words) who are responsible for sustaining our democracy, would you publish it?
Your paper and my voice would not have been around, if it was not for these protestors, criticizers and agitators challenging the fascism that was creeping and eating away our democracy. I am ashamed of our journalists, every congressman except Murtha and every Senator except Obama who have never questioned our admin or demanded proof and instead happily swallowed what was dished out to them, shame on them for toeing the government line and endangering the freedom of our nation.
The two most emotional events for me in the last decade were: 1) Watching Nelson Mandela released from the Prison and 2) watching the news on midnight of Tuesday, November 6, 2006, when our nation got liberated from the fascists. I have smiled and cried on those two occasions, because freedom is the most cherished value to me, that's what makes each one of us who we are, the 7 billion unique beings as God has chosen us to be.
I did get a few hate calls this morning and several uplifting one's as well. Hate calls do energize me, as we have to do more work to bring light in place of ignorance, and God bless all those who are willing to stand up and speak up for America and its values.
God bless America
A Moderate Republican
Letters: 'I could kill george bush'
08:50 AM CDT on Monday, July 16, 2007
Americans owe freedom to those who speak up
Re: "Speaker sorry for 'kill Bush' line – Nobel winner's remarks at Dallas peace conference stir up firestorm," Friday news story.
A greater truth has emerged from Betty Williams' words: The most patriotic among us are the ones who keep governments on their toes.
Had it not been for those Americans who opposed the war and criticized the administration, we would have been in deep trouble and would have lost all the respect we have earned over the years as a kind, generous and caring nation. After all, our democracy is the beacon of hope for mankind, and it is these criticizers who have kept the democracy alive.
All those who have pursued the path of challenging the government ought to be honored as the most patriotic Americans, for their relentless battle to keep our democracy alive. What is democracy without opposition?
Mike Ghouse, Carrollton
Betty Williams joins ignoble Nobel recipients
It would be difficult to find words that could discredit the status of a Nobel Peace laureate more than Betty Williams' own or the actual list of the prize's recipients.
Ms. Williams shares her award with such notables as Yasser Arafat, former President Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan and the United Nations. Maybe the Nobel selection committee could make a posthumous bestowal on Neville Chamberlain.
Name in the Paper, Richardson
Sadly, speakers veer off topic into Bush-bashing
As a delegate to the International Women's Peace Conference, I was appalled that the keynote speakers turned their speeches into more than talk of peace but into Bush-bashing, such as, "Right now, I could kill George Bush," words spoken by Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams.
I left in disappointment and disgust after the third night. Cindy Sheehan, where were you?
Name in the Paper, Dallas
Betty Williams and the emergence of a greater truth.
Obviously the leading paragraph in Dallas news “she came all the way from Ireland to kill George Bush” was very misleading. The tone of that paragraph was to sensationalize the report and not present the essence of her speech. I am disappointed in the manner in which it was reported.
There is a greater truth that has emerged from this incident – The most patriotic among us are the one’s who keep the governments on their toes, if not the pied piper would have lead us all into a disaster zone. Had it not been for those Americans, who opposed the war and criticized the administration, we would have been in deep trouble and would have lost all the respect we have earned over the years as a kind, generous and caring nation. After all our democracy is the beacon of hope for mankind, and it is these criticizers who have kept the democracy alive.
All those who have pursued the path of challenging the government ought to be honored as the most patriotic Americans for the year, for their relentless battle to keep our democracy alive. What is democracy without opposition? The freedom that you and I have is owed to the people who speak up.