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In Afghanistan, it’s going to be more of the same

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on September 15th, 2017

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: a newly elected president, after campaigning to remove the U.S. from a military quagmire in a far-off Asia land, quickly reverses his promises and instead escalates our military commitment?

If your answer is no, I’m talking Nixon, Obama and Trump. The only differences seem to be party affiliation, skin complexion and hair color. Sadly, what’s common is the inability to learn from history.

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It's time to impeach Donald Trump

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on August 18th, 2017

On Tuesday, August 9th, President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.”  His words echoed those of President Harry Truman right after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 72 years ago, and are a clear reference to a nuclear attack.

The North Korean military’s response a few hours later was to threaten a ballistic missile strike on Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to “send a serious warning signal to the U.S.”  Trump’s effort to cow the North Koreans with over-the-top bellicosity certainly hasn’t had the intended effect, as anyone who has paid attention to the North Korean regime over the years could have predicted.

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Meaning of “Strength Through Peace”

Adapted from a message to the Ft. Collins Mennonite Fellowship delivered by Kevin Cross on July 4th, 2010

In a nutshell, the name of our organization means that pursuing truly peaceful policies toward other countries would make our society, as well as the societies with which we interact, stronger.  The converse of that statement is that pursuing warlike policies toward other countries makes both “us” and “them” weaker, more fragile.

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