Sunday, January 18, 2009

Being Mighty II

Is the pen mightier than the sword?

4 comments:

dave wheeler said...

In today's age...both are essential elements for maintaining peace! It's how you use each element that matters!

judith ellis said...

Are we really that much different from those many years ago? I'm afraid we will have war always precisely because we are indeed not different. The will to power is a serious thing, maintaining peace aside.

dave wheeler said...

Judith...My answer came from the perspective of being one who was in the military. Those who might find themselves in harm's way see the role of a strong defense as being both a deterrent to attack on our shores, but as a means to project our national security and foreign policy interests when diplomacy fails. Diplomacy being the first option of course.

It is indeed a difficult question!

judith ellis said...

I respect your experience, Dave, and honor your path. Blessings, my friend and thank you for your perspective. You are a brave heart. It is seeking answers to difficult question that will make the difference; open discussions matter. Thank you, sincerely.