Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Letters to the editor of a newspaper sometimes are funny, sometimes are weird, and sometimes make me mad. One in our little local newspaper today was so good I wanted to pass it on. The writer shall go nameless.


The identify of the person who killed Osama bin Laden is presently unknown and may not be known anytime soon, if ever.

However, some things I do not care about this person are: if the person is a man or a woman; if the person is a Democrat, Republican, or independent; if the person is white black, Hispanic, Asian, some other race, or of mixed race heritage; if the person is a natural-born citizen, a naturalized citizen or the progeny of illegal immigrants; if the person is heterosexual or homosexual; if the person is a Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, Hindu or of some other religion, or agnostic or atheist, if the person is from a "blue state" or a "red state."

I do care, however, that this individual is an American. The sense that justice has been done here would not be nearly so palpable, for me at least, if that justice had been delivered at the hands of a foreign government.

Bin Laden was America's most wanted criminal and required justice at American's hand.

I hope this event will help console those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001 or in the wars that have followed. Perhaps it can be the start of a healing process for all Americans."
Kudos to this writer. I only wish we could all be of such a mind.


marciamayo said...

I hope so too.

Stacey said...

That is a great perspective. Thank you for sharing it.