To the gentleman in the waiting room

November 5, 2008 at 3:16 am (Poltical-ish, Rants?) (, , )

I disagree with you. I have a feeling, from a couple of remarks you made, that I would disagree with you on many things, were we to sit and talk. But for now, I know for certain that I disagree with you strongly on one thing.

I don’t believe Caimlo Mejia is a coward for refusing to return to war. I don’t think that makes him a coward. I think, if anything, Mejia is incredibly brave to have the courage to stand up for what he believes is the right thing to do.

That’s not to say I agree with him, or that I disagree with him. I’m not going into my own opinions on his actions in this post, simply that I think he’s brave.

It takes a lot of guts to stand up for what you believe is right. It takes courage to protest things you feel are wrong, especially when the world boos you off the stage.

I think people should feel safe enough to protest. I think citizens in this country should never fear standing up for what they believe is right, and I think calling Mejia a coward for refusing to go back to war is missing the whole point.

I would have told you this, but the nurse called you back too quickly. Oh well.

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