The time has come, the walrus said, peace is patriotic.
Peacemaking is not for pussyfooters, nor is it for the lily-livered. Peacemaking demands courageous fighters like Mohandas Gandhi, Susan B. Anthony and Martin Luther King Jr. And, don’t forget Barbara Lee, first denounced, then honored around the world.
Peacemaking is for world-class passionate patriots.
There is a bill pending in Congress to add a place in the president’s cabinet for a Department of Peace. The only hurdle is us, the citizenry. What about you? Let us join in a mighty outcry. The Institute for Peace was established by Congress in 1984, and space for its appropriate building near the State Department and the Lincoln Memorial has been chosen and funded. Now is the time for action.
—William L. Hammaker, Camarillo