01 December 2009

Proud Father Moment


My son, Julian, responded to a letter he saw printed in a local newspaper which suggested that Muslims not be permitted to join the military, but if permitted, they should be subject to more stringent oversight than non-Muslims. Here is the letter my son sent to the paper.

Keen letter

I was ashamed by the publishing of Mr. Keen's letter (The Capital, Nov. 19). It is bigoted and myopic.

Every single citizen of this wonderful country has the right to feel as though no one is better then they. By targeting a certain group of people because of their religion, the state would be breaking the First Amendment right of freedom of religion.

All American citizens also have the right to join the military, regardless of ideology, although some groups of people are disallowed due to sexual preference.

This country is a mixing pot of differing ideologies, and the country is made better by the mixture of people.

If one is to target Muslim extremists why not target Christian extremists, like those who bomb abortion clinics, because they are both equally as dangerous to the stability of our nation.

JULIAN STRACHAN

It is rare when a parent is able to hear, let alone see, the private thoughts of a teenager. More rare is when you see that they are standing up for a concept which you yourself strongly support. Pretty Cool.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

yoooooooo they changed my words lol

Anonymous said...

I was ashamed by the publishing of Mr. Keens letter to the Editor (The Capital, Nov. 19), it is fundamental bigotry and myopic thought. Every single citizen of this wonderful country has the right to feel as though no one is better than they. By targeting a certain group of people because of their religion, the state would be breaking the First Amendment Right of freedom of religion. All American citizens also have to right to join the military regardless of ideology, although some groups of people are disallowed due to sexual preference. This country is mixing pot of differing ideologies, and the country is made better by the mixture of people. If one is to target Muslim extremists why not target Christian extremist like those that bomb abortion clinics, because they are both equally as dangerous to the stability of our nation.

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