The Moore American

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July 31, 2013

Okla. opposes war in Syria

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MOORE —

National Peace Groups agree. Their petitions have collected thousands of signatures. Such petitions say, “Mr. President, we urge you to abstain from any U.S. or allied military attack on Syria. War is not the answer.”

Domestic needs here in the U.S. cry for financial support, but our treasury is depleted by war. Our military and “we the people” are exhausted by war. It is time to invest our efforts at home, in an economy that supports justice and lifts all boats.

Let us support President Obama in refraining from military intervention and instead using diplomatic influence to bring about negotiations, with all parties at the table, to end the violence in Syria.

Legislation before Congress would prohibit U.S. military intervention in Syria without a vote of Congress. The House and Senate bills are H.R. 2494 and S. 1201.

The world desperately needs voices opposing military conflict and supporting patient diplomacy and negotiations. Syria must not become our next war.

State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft is a Republican from Moore, Oklahoma. Nathaniel Batchelder is the Director of the Peace House in Oklahoma City.

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