Today I saw an article in the paper that asked people to protest the war in Iraq by holding a demonstration in front of the Air Force Academy. I'm all for freedom of speech, but how stupid. Oh, it's not the message I think is stupid. It's the location. Protesting in front of a base is like talking to your neighbor's car when they're being too loud. It doesn't matter how loud you yell, it won't change a thing. The military doesn't make the decisions on where it will be sent, the government does. If you have problems with the decisions being made, talk to the ones making them. Congressman Joel Hefley represents Colorado Springs in the House of Representatives. Representatives. Root = represent. As in, they represent your voice. Please, if you were thinking of joining one of these protests, save the time you would have wasted by reading a book on the democratic process, and quit making useless gestures that waste my time in traffic and my newspaper space.