Join us at Solutions for Peace, a prayerful peace vigil at the Gazebo in Cannon Park, historic downtown Canton, 7pm Monday, September 9th.
To be against war, to be a pacifist, is not a do nothing stance. We must speak out. We must not be complacent to the rhetoric of war and the drum beats of the politicians and the press that echoes them. I believe that the international community must act on Syria, but unilateral, U.S. military strikes are not the answer. My faith leads me to oppose war. I also believe that the president’s proposal for U.S. military action in Syria is a mistake because it will undermine the emerging international consensus against the use of chemical weapons in Syria and could potentially lead to more deaths.
The international community has effective political tools to address the use of chemical
weapons and to work to stop the killing in Syria. The U.S. needs to engage with the
Arab League, Russia and the Organization for Islamic Cooperation to build a process
that could lead to peace and effectively bring those using chemical weapons to justice.
I hope Senators Isakson and Chambliss and Representative Gingrey will reject the president’s request to authorize the use of U.S. military force in Syria.