Military Response Won’t Help

By Christina Challed

I feel scared and disappointed about how America is responding to this horrible devastating act of violence. I feel it would do us all well to listen to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King:

?Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out hate; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction. The chain reaction of evil?hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars?must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.?

Military response will only lead to great suffering on the part of the innocent.

Christina Challed