Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2006 21:14:21 +0300
Subject: Paul Findley: The Conscience of America
> TO: Distinguished Recipients
> FM: John Whitbeck
> It is an honor and a privilege to be able to transmit below two
> magnificent articles by former Congressman Paul Findley.
> In the age of Alzheimers, Paul is living proof that both mental clarity
> and moral clarity can still shine brightly at age 84.
> For me, Paul is the conscience of America.
>> SEEK JUSTICE, ONLY JUSTICE by Paul Findley
>> Because of the gross, longstanding bias in U.S. policy in the Middle
>> East, the
>> world teeters on the precipice of widening conflict focused -- sadly,
>> unnecessarily, dangerously -- on religion: Christendom versus Islam.
>> Those are
>> strong words, frightening words, but they are the truth.
>> Since I found myself in the thicket of Middle East politics nearly forty
>> ago, I have done little else than seek justice for Arabs deeply aggrieved
>> our policy bias. This pro-justice endeavor is motivated mainly by my
>> concern for America.
>> At 84, I sometimes feel old enough to have heard God's command to Moses,
>> recorded in Deuteronomy: "Seek justice, only justice." That command is
>> watchword. Despite the efforts of many brave people to bring about a
>> reform, the bias continues -- more flagrant and costly each year. The
>> confronts all Americans. No one can escape.
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