Current weather

  • Scattered clouds
  • 54°
    Scattered clouds

It's very American to be suspicious, and question those in authority

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003

I am so happy that I am an American! I must admit, though, to not always being proud of it. Whereas I am thrilled that I live in a country where the residents can protest openly, and even slam each other in newspapers without too much ado, physically accosting folks who pose no immediate physical threat to a person should always be considered as wrong.

I am impressed by Earl L. Miller's passionate declaration of his beliefs, as well as the bravery of individuals who would publicly protest a "popular" war. Unfortunately, it is the blind patriotism evident in Mr. Miller's letter that is exactly the attitude a lying government needs in

order to control its citizens. Best to be cautious and curious, I would think.

Yes, Saddam Hussein is obviously a bad man, but there are many bad men in the world, and even our own president is suspect. True Americans question authority.

Marty Hapeman, Kasilof



Related Searches

 MARTY HAPEMAN   SADDAM HUSSEIN   PRESIDENT   EARL L. MILLER 

CONTACT US

  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS