- Written by Rev M. Linda Jaramillo
Several years ago, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting produced a documentary series entitled "Violence: An American Tradition." The series described the ways in which this country has historically resolved conflict. One need only read the history books to see that nonviolent diplomacy is not a tradition we can claim as part of our custom.
When we look back on the more than 200-year history of our nation, we find that war has indeed been part of our convention. This heritage is not one that should make us proud to be Americans.