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Originally posted by iori_komei
If my child wrote a letter that accused American soldiers
of these things I definately WOULD NOT send it. It would
You do realise that would be considered tampering with mail,
which is a federal offense that could land you in jail.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Not even close. It's called good parenting. If my 8 (almost 9)
year old wrote garbage to a soldier stationed overseas I sure
in all heck wouldn't give her a stamp and I certainly wouldn't
mail it. I'd explain to her the error of her assumptions and
then invite her to write a nice letter. If she declines the
invitation then fine. But I certainly wouldn't mail it and that
in no way 'tampers' with the mail. That's beyond silly.
Originally posted by smallpeeps
If a man can be so gung-ho that he signs up to fight a war...
Why do you think he's 'after' anything?
What is this soldier after? Does he want to change free
speech in America?
Why didn't he WRITE THEM BACK
Originally posted by TheBandit795
I hate using the words "liberal" and "conservative". But I don't see any difference between the extremists of the two. In the beginning we didn't have them on ATS. I personally wish it was like that again.
This is one of the worst threads I've ever seen here.
Originally posted by drfunk
I would hate to be forcibly spoonfed education
FlyersFan style instead of being in a secular, public
school that ...
Originally posted by devilwasp
So you show her one side?
Show her your side?
Originally posted by Kidfinger
You did not even read your own article did you?
The JHS 51 teacher, Alex Kunhardt, did not return phone calls, but the school principal, Xavier Costello, responded with a statement:
"While we would never censor anything that our children write, we sincerely apologize for forwarding letters that were in any way inappropriate to Pfc. Jacobs. This assignment was not intended to be insensitive, but to be supportive of the men and women in service to our nation."
Originally posted by Kidfinger
FF, you are making to big of a deal out of this. It was only a few letters that said anything remotly like your accusing.
One Muslim boy wrote: "Even thoe [sic] you are risking your life for our country, have you seen how many civilians you or some other soldier killed?"
His letter, which was stamped with a smiley face, went on: "I know your [sic] trying to save our country and kill the terrorists but you are also destroying holy places like Mosques."
Most of the 21 letters Jacobs provided to The Post mentioned some support for the armed forces, if not the Iraq war, and thanked him for his service. But nine of the students made clear their distaste for the president or the war.
The boy sounds like he is supporting the soldiers, he just wants less civilian casualties. And you would be a fool to think we have not caused any casualties.
[edit on 2/21/05 by Kidfinger]