Couldn't resist changing the imposed title
I reprint above an oped from May 24, 2007. The wars have shifted focus, from Iraq-Afghanistan on through Libya to Syria and beyond. The problem is not just the particular battlegrounds, but our war economy itself. We have become dependent on war and violence. We try to just export it for foreign influence, but it keeps rebounding back to us in assault weapon massacres, and in so many ways we’ve come to mistreat each other. Rich vs. poor, healthy vs. sick, ivy-covered educated vs. those taught less than bare minimum.
nce again I hope we can spiritually review at tax time, how we spend our money as a country, and turn from the works of war, to the works of peace. Previous efforts outlined above faltered, as President Bush’s 2008 tax rebate program eventually deducted the tax debt we’d with-held, collecting the money from checks issued, effectively ending our efforts.
May we persist and be re-inspired, to non-cooperate with evil, as we seek to cooperate with and serve the good. Lord, we believe, help our unbelief.
Ande McCarthy, Lyn Chabot, and Library Director Jim Warwick -- April 17, 2007