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Peace can't exist without force; thanks, veterans

History teaches that pacifism does not protect against threats to peace.

Peace with force may not be peace, but peace without force is fragile. Peace has only been achieved by force, resulting in either of two forms of peace. One form is an oppressive peace, as when the German Nazis over-ran other countries; another is peace in freedom, when oppressors are fought and suppressed, as after the victory of the allied forces in World War II.

Peace can’t exist without force. Peace, when left to its own device, dies a slow demise. Our military veterans are the peacekeepers of a civilized society.

Roger W. Hancock


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