Fear is a powerful motivator. Threats of more attacks, anthrax, presumed unsafe flying, and a slipping economy have been keeping people home more than in recent years. Across the nation, business travel has decreased by nearly 30% since this time last year (Guzman and Higgins 1). In result, more parents are at home with their families this season. When they are together, quality communication is more likely, and uniting together as a family can begin. As I believe that the strength of a nation lies in the strength of its families, situations that encourage family communication may benefit the nation as a whole, far above what the traveling industry may suffer. However, the transition of having Mom or Dad at home more often has not bee…
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Free Essays on Terrorism: War is Not a Good Thing
September 11: War is Not a Good Thing
Two of the most prominent buildings in America’s most prominent city go
down. Sounds like a nightmare that belongs only in Tom Clancy’s novels.
After the event many were angry, many were thoughtful, but most of all
there was a sense “what now?” The Defense Secretary was implying war,
President Bush strongly stated he felt that this was a “war for freedom.”
But then people were wondering, what would war bring? And who exactly was
it against? What would be the solution that would bring about long term
world peace and security? War, well, what is war? a state of hostility,
conflict, or antagonism, but it is more than that, it is pain,
hopelessness, hunger, anger, hate. What is the difference between an
Afghan mother with a picture of her son who died and a mother in New York
holding up a picture of her son? Afghanistan is a country which is in a
situation that already looks like a post war wreck. Their government, the
Taliban, is a dictatorship -a form of government in absolute power is
concentrated in a dictator or a small clique. This that the people have no
voice. So if we are going to wage a war for freedom, we must not
discriminate by citizenship we must fight for all those who do not have it
in Afghanistan as well. How can we fight such a complicated war? There are
many actions we could take and all of which have positive and negative
repercussions, but if you look at the ultimate goal the choices are limited
to what we can do. First, we must define our enemy, who or what it is.
Is it the Taliban? Or is it also poverty, economic vulnerability, and
territorial conflict? (Poverty, economic vulnerability, and territorial
conflict are linked. It all comes back to the fact to governmental
instability, which allows someone like Taliban to come in a take over. Why
is there governmental instability?) Next we must define our allies. By
the definition of our war, it is every single human being who supports the
fundamental idea of freedom-liberation from slavery or restraint or from
the power of another. That would include most of the people who live in