Pope Francis addressing Congress
Politicians have an obligation to end war:
“Being at the service of dialogue and peace also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world. Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade.” -Pope Francis NPR
We all know the horrors of war, and the millions of innocent lives it impacts everyday. Though no one knows it better than our combat veterans, and the innocent families who get caught in the middle. Is it only America’s duty to work on ending this problem of war throughout the world? Being the most powerful military and strongest country for now, we could have an impact if we change our ways of who we support, and how we support them. Sending arms to any group in Syria, may not be the best choice to help end conflict, but it is more than likely something our government will do. I’m afraid war and conflict in the world will never end, unless the majority ignores the call of the few who send us to war.
“A political society endures when it seeks, as a vocation, to satisfy common needs by stimulating the growth of its members, especially those in situations of greater vulnerability or risk. Legislative activity is always based on the care of the people. To this you have been invited, called and convened by those who elected you.” – -Pope Francis NPR