That's not what I said


Published: Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 12:44 a.m.

Paul Kincaid's confused response to my January 4 letter requires some clarification. He completely misses the satire and attributes statements to me that I never made.

For those who missed it, I wrote in regards to the local debate over a Federal Department of Peace. Kincaid erroneously claims that my main concern was traffic lights. It should have been clear that my main concern was the City Commission doing Gainesville's business and not the federal government's. I could've chosen any number of areas that were lacking in local governance. I felt that most would relate to the traffic light reference and find it humorous. Kincaid chose to see the trees and not the forest.

He then claims that I want our nation to impose our will on others. Nowhere in my letter do I advocate any such action by the U.S. I would hope that in the future Kincaid embraces accuracy before casting aspersions on others.

Later, he expounds on the morals of war and peace. Nowhere did I mention war or discuss its relative merits. I clearly stated that I believe man is inherently violent and that there are nation states who demonstrate this very well.

Cliff Knizley,

Gainesville

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