It is imperative that the president be able to respond immediately to a sudden and unanticipated military or terrorist attack on us.

The president, who is charged with leading our country, and is, in fact, Commander-in-Chief of our national military forces, must be able to take either evasive or — in the worst case — aggressive action to counteract or forestall such attacks.

Pat Nevada, whose opinions are her own, lives near Gettysburg.

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