Students Share Political Beliefs

So, is World War 3 happening? Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have boiled over into war, but is anyone really willing to engage in a battle that is potentially destructive?
Some Bellarmine students shared their thoughts on the building conflict between the U.S. and Iran, and what the nation should do going forward. All students agreed that diplomacy should be the first initiative taken.
American journalist and writer Isaac Goldberg once said, “Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest thing in the nicest way.”
In response to Goldberg, an anonymous student responded, “That’s how politicians make their money, but in this case it’s necessary to avert disaster.”
In regards to whether or not they would be drafted, an anonymous student said, “I’d feel disgraced with myself because violence is against my morals.”
Senior Natalie Doelman argued that the draft “is a civic duty for a nation I’m proud of.”
Some students agreed that military intervention would eventually become necessary, but only after diplomacy.
A few students discussed whether the U.S. was justified in killing Soleimani.
Senior Isaac Vaughn said, “It wasn’t justified, because that in itself was a terrorist attack.”
All in all, the students had differing views but they each had the best of intentions. That will be the key going forwards for the U.S., Iran, and all the other nations that could be involved: are they willing to make sacrifices to promote the common good.