Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Where are the mothers organizing against terrorism?

In an editorial in USA Today, Karen Hughes asks why there isn’t more “concerted moral outrage of everyday citizens” against terrorism. “[W]here are the mothers organizing against terrorism as American mothers did against drunken driving? Where are the fathers promising to teach their sons to choose to live rather than choose to die?” She wants there to be a “terrorism is bad” movement, with petition drives and bake sales and the like, modeled after the abolitionist movement.

On the off-chance that this isn’t just a parody that didn’t make it into The Onion, I’d like to help. Contest time! Yay! Provide a slogan, motto, bumper sticker or chant for Mothers Against Terrorism (MAT) (or a better name for the organization). “Hey hey, ho ho, the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes, has got to go!” “Friends don’t let friends drive explosive-laden cars into the American embassy.”

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