Letters to the editor

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Letters To The Editor were submitted by Brady High School teacher Chuck Bailey’s U.S. History class. The letters reflect student opinions on the recent catastrophe affecting our nation.) Dear Editor, I don’t really want to go to war because we don’t need to kill anymore of our people, but in the same respect the terrorists and their countries deserve what they did to us. I liked Bush’s speech because he said they hurt the foundation of the building but they didn’t hurt the foundation of America. It hurt me to see people jumping out of a building to keep themselves from burning. Nobody should have to go through that. It is sad to think that kids will not have their mommies and daddies anymore. It gave me a sense of happiness to know that Americans pulled together and donated their own blood to help somebody that they didn’t know. This whole disaster proves that America is a strong and caring nation, and that you can’t shut America down that way. Sincerely, MISTY HERRING Student Dear Editor, The events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001 were tragic. I believe that the group responsible for the actions should be captured and/or killed for the killing of thousands of innocent people. War is a bad thing, but if it is necessary, I will go to avenge the U.S.A. ABRAHAM CORTEZ Student Dear Editor, What happened yesterday was a terrible and horrific thing, and we as the City of Brady need to come together and do what we can for those people in New York City. When I found out, it was very shocking and I didn’t believe it at first until I actually saw it on TV. All I could think of was the children whose parents were at work yesterday morning when that 767 came crashing into the twin towers, and the parents who lost children in this horrific tragedy. As I said before, I think that we as a community should come together and do something, I don’t know what, but we need to keep those people in our prayers and God in our hearts. I don’t understand how God could have this tragedy in his plan for the world. It happened and we can’t really do much of anything right now, but come together and be strong as a community. We can give love offerings, donations and keep those people in our prayers, and God in our hearts. Sincerely, MONICA LIRA Student Dear Editor: I know that everyone’s heard about our nation’s crisis in New York, and Washington. So I’m not going to tell the story over, I’m just going to say the way I feel about all of this. I’m sure that everyone including myself will agree when I say this was a very tragic thing that occured. In some way, I feel this was a type of reality experience, especially for the younger society today! I never thought that something like this would happen in the world today, but obviously ‘ I was wrong! When I first heard about this I didn’t believe it, then I saw it on TV, the building collapsing, and the second plane flying right into it, then I believed. It’s really hard to believe that a few states away there are people struggling for their lives, and families praying to find their moms, dads, brothers, sisters and friends. This is a really sad thing. I personally think that if we are able to get enough proof and find the people in charge of this disaster, then we should begin a war with those responsible! My heart goes out to those who lost friends and family. AMANDA SCHWERTNER Student Dear Editor, I don’t really want to go to war because we don’t need to kill anymore of our people, but in the same respect the terrorists and their countries deserve what they did to us. I liked Bush’s speech because he said they hurt the foundation of the building but they didn’t hurt the foundation of America. It hurt me to see people jumping out of a building to keep themselves from burning. Nobody should have to go through that. It is sad to think that kids will not have their mommies and daddies anymore. It gave me a sense of happiness to know that Americans pulled together and donated their own blood to help somebody that they didn’t know. This whole disaster proves that America is a strong and caring nation, and that you can’t shut America down that way. Sincerely, MISTY HERRING Student Dear Editor, In my eyes, the terrorist act that happened yesterday morning was devastating. When I saw the news during class I was just in shock that something like that would happen. After the planes hit the buildings, I thought, okay, maybe just a few hundred people might have died. But when the buildings fell, I thought of all of the people trying to evacuate the buildings or were trapped when it all collapsed. I hope that Americans take action quickly to find whoever did this. Until then, all we can do is hope and pray for everyone involved. Sincerely, JORDAN FISHER Student Dear Editor, Yesterday was a sad day for people across the globe. I know, sitting in my government class hearing the news, a certain streak of sorrow swept over the room. Struck with terror and shock, we didn’t know what to say. Some say this is a payback for taking sides for Israel. I hope they find out who did this and bring this person or persons responsible for this action to justice. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of lives were lost yesterday. It took a heartless action to destroy the lives of families, moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts, cousins, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives and children. This cannot go on. As one nation, our country should push forward and bring terrorism to an end! I believe the U.S. will fight back. Sincerely, Megan Davis Student Dear Editor, My feelings on yesterday’s events are hateful. I think we should go to war with all Middle Eastern countries that train and house terrorists. Many innocent people died because of this act and someone has to pay. There is no way America can stand by and let this happen without a fight. Sincerely, ZAC McFARLAND Student Editor, Yesterday I was told of the tragedy of our nation by my mother and my little brother. At first, I was somewhat shocked, I didn’t believe it. Then my teacher, coach Bailey informed our class of who might have done it and the history behind the Camp David Accords. That’s when it really set in on me. At first, I was mad and thought Bush should take immediate action and go after the Palestinian terrorist group. The things going through my mind were, what if this is the start of WWIII, or Armageddon or any of that other crazy stuff’ I was scared that they might reinstate the draft, and I would have to leave everything to go fight a bunch of cowards that have completely changed and shocked our nation. That night, I and a few of my friends, watched a film. As they shared their feelings about the situation, we saw that we all felt the same, we were all scared, but felt that justice needs to be served. My dad fought in the Vietnam War and one of my friends wanted his input on the situation. Which, of course, scared us even more. So the whole time I was scared, worried and ready to go, all at one time. But then I realized that as a Christian, if this is the beginning of the end, I should be somewhat happy. That we will all be at peace. At least our world would be put in it’s place and there would be no more war or terrorist attacks. SAMUEL TORRES Student

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