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The Weekend Vote

Weekend vote: Cast a wish for peace

December 17, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Besides the embrace of a friend, I can't imagine anything that brings more comfort and understanding during difficult times than music.

I applaud Saturday Night Live (of all shows…) for perhaps the singularly most appropriate tribute to the victims of Friday's violence in Connecticut: opening its show with the New York City Children’s Chorus singing in unison, a cappella, "Silent Night":

The song may be about Christmas, but it certainly seems appropriate in this situation: the silence, the night of the soul as it mixes with the night of winter at solstice, and the wish for peace for those in heaven and on earth. I wish peace for the children slain, for their parents, their friends, for their community, for the United States of America.

I can't think of a vote for this week that pits any answer against another. So perhaps you could just join me casting in a wish for peace:


From Laurie Niles
Posted on December 17, 2012 at 1:00 AM
The blank one means "I wish for peace," too! (The voting software wouldn't go for my one-option vote! )
From Michael Pijoan
Posted on December 17, 2012 at 7:29 AM
Kind of funny how 12% of voters chose to interpret this.
From Matthew Dakoutros
Posted on December 17, 2012 at 2:14 PM
Peace for the USA... What about everywhere else where the usa have started wars in the name of peace?
Personally I do not want peace, I want freedom.
From Paul Deck
Posted on December 17, 2012 at 3:45 PM
It's great to wish for peace, and I appreciate the warm sentiment of Laurie's post. But peace will not be realized without first ending poverty and becoming responsible stewards of our natural resources. This is what we should be voting for. Not here and now, but on the first Tuesday of November.
From Rocky Milankov
Posted on December 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM
Get involved:


From Laurie Niles
Posted on December 17, 2012 at 7:28 PM
I do think that the world would be a better place if mothers took their children to violin lessons instead of to the shooting range.

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