I thought one way I could contribute to this blog is to publish my letters to the President and other officials. This is my most recent letter to the President.
Dear President Bush:
I am writing to you because I am having difficulty understanding what seems to me to be two contradictory messages you have given recently.
On July 19, 2006 you vetoed the stem cell research bill stating that you did not want to destroy life in the name of science. Meanwhile the conflict between Isreal and Hizbollah continues to rage on and you refuse to call for a ceasefire unless a "lasting peace" could be achieved. In essence, you are allowing life to be destroyed in the name of peace.
I would be very interested to hear how you can hold these two statements together. Because it seems to me that you are saying that no death is to be tolerated in the laboratory, but hundreds of civilian deaths on a battlefield that includes kitchens and nurseries is legitimate.
I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live...Dt. 30:19b