Letters to the Editor

Nuclear hypocrites

Early morning, July 28, 2012, 82-year-old Sister Megan Rice, along with Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed — under darkness, armed with flashlights and wire cutters — penetrated the Y-12 nuclear facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Offense: cutting a fence, walking into the Y-12 nuclear facility, praying, kneeling with two candles and painting an anti-violence slogan on a wall.

Objective: to symbolically disarm the Oak Ridge Y-12 nuclear weapons facility, home of 400 tons of uranium.

Col. Ann Wright testified she was thankful to the three for pointing out the serious breach of security, resulting in the lockdown of all U.S. nuclear facilities throughout the world.

As a nation, we have forgotten the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1968, calling nations to dismantle their nukes or desist from developing weapons. Today, we have a stockpile of more than 2,000, while demanding other nations to dismantle and desist.

This, of course, does not apply to Israel, who has a stockpile of both nukes and chemical weapons. Like a parent who says, “Do as I say, not as I do.”

Of course, nations consider us hypocrites — and they should.

Jesus wept.