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Let’s make peace more profitable than war

We will never be effective if we merely urge President Bush to use restraint.

Why would he listen to the resolutions of a hundred cities? Words of restraint won’t move a president who is preparing for war.

Bush’s new budget allocates an additional $15 billion for the Pentagon and $27 billion for the Homeland Security Department.

War is obviously very profitable for some people. If war did not benefit these people, our country would never engage in war.

Therefore, we have to remove the incentive to go to war. A boycott of those companies that profit from chaos and destruction would force them to concede that their continued existence depends on producing products that enhance life, rather than destroy it.

In the spirit of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., I would like to see the Nevada City City Council join with other cities who oppose the war in a declaration of a boycott against the products of those corporations that supply the war machine.

Prime examples of such corporations are General Electric and its subsidiary, NBC.

If we together exert enough economic pressure on them, then someday peace will become more profitable than war.

Hannah Adams

Penn Valley

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