Chalked Campus

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On Tuesday morning I noticed several spots around campus that had been chalked with ant – war graffiti. I took definite exception to those notes, not because of their message, but their timing. For the past several months, the nation has debated whether or not to head to war with Iraq. I would have no problem if the “protester” had decided to spread their beliefs during the months before Bush issued his ultimatum, because protest is an essential freedom for Americans. But now that Bush has committed the nation to war, we must all lend our support to the troops overseas and end all internal strife. The time for protest is over, a decision has been made, and Americans should unite together. I believe the “chalker” to be no longer a protester, but a whiner, a decision has been made, and America must remain strong.

Thank you,

Nick Mathews