On March 6, 2022, Cassandra Fraxlix had a Letter to the Editor published in The State newspaper reflecting our Quaker values against war in response to Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons.
It is heart-wrenching to watch as the Ukrainian people flee and experience the devastation of war. Putin speaks about using nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons, touted as a method of deterrence, obviously is not true when Putin speaks about using them with little concern for the ramifications. What retaliatory action would be taken? We must realize there is no place in our world for nuclear weapons. Graham, Scott and Wilson should support the nuclear weapons abolition and economic and energy conversion act of 2019. The United States continues to promote the creation of nuclear weapons, and at the Savannah River Site, our government plans to build dangerous plutonium pits for these warheads. Yet, waste produced from the Cold War is still there threatening the ground water and habitat in South Carolina. As untold suffering takes place in the Ukraine, may the wisdom of our Congress recognize that the possibility of using nuclear weapons must be eliminated.