Do You Love Or Hate Cindy Sheehan?

@Rozie37 (15503)
Turkmenistan
May 29, 2007 7:10pm CST
This is one lady who has gained my respect. She got out there and used her anger to drive her to do what she had to do. Most people like her only sit around and talk about doing something. A mother's love knows no bounds. If I were her and had her resources, I am sure that I would have done the same thing. I would demand to be heard and demand an explanation. I would not be afraid to question the president. I will always remember Casey Sheehan, because his mother made sure that her sons death was not in vain. She didn't just sit at home and mourn in silence. I am very glad that she is going home now to heal. I am glad that to her, her son was worth the fight. I am glad that her son will not just be a number. She is my idea of a real American hero.
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@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
30 May 07
I fully support Cindy's cause and I respect that she stood up against the president for what she believed, even when it was just her against the White House. A lot of people could take a lesson from her about standing up for what you feel is right and not being cowed by authority. I feel bad that Cindy feels her son did indeed die in vain. She hoped to bring about an ending to the war and what she feels are needless deaths. And it irritates me that the very people who supported her turned against her when she held them up to the same standards she held the republicans. Her tale is tragic, and it goes to show how much Americans just don't care anymore. The Sixties was a time of protest and change, and people are just too busy leading their lives now to even try to bring about change the same way. We vote in the people who make the laws, and it's ultimately up to us to make change when something isn't right.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
30 May 07
Yes, from what I have heard, the sixties were quite an era. What you said about people not caring any more struck a cord with me. In Matthew the 24 chapter it says, Because iniquity(lawlessness) shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. This reminds me of the every man for himself and me and mine attitude that people hold today. Back in the sixties it was more about unity and working together to make a change. People looked out for their neighbors and made sure that their children were safe. Now, if a perfect stranger lends a helping hand, they are considered a hero, back in the sixties, it was normal and almost if not, expected. But I guess every generation has their flaws, because that then the color of your skin held you back much more than it does now.