Since it was known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day has been a day to remember the dead. Let’s also remember the actions of the living. On Memorial Day 2007, John Edwards used his platform as a Democratic presidential candidate to call on Americans to engage in
Why do we have wars? It isn’t because of elite psychopaths. It’s because of different choices we all make every day.
War has brought us more trouble than triumph, and the military has brought us more debt than defense.
On Memorial Day we’re supposed to recall the people in battle who suffer and fall. Corollary we insist that human descent, from the plains of Versailles to the rivers of Ghent, is all for the best. Now I won’t sing that bombing has no good
John Edwards is calling on Americans to engage in antiwar activism on Memorial Day this year. While his motives are not purely for peace, and some of the tactics are silly, the action is a good one in the right direction.