Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus was in Portland last Friday to announce the resurrection of the USS Portland and USS Oregon names for two new warships. I am offended that this is being done in my name and in the name of all other Oregonians who have for decades consistently professed values of non-violence and peace
— including Linus Pauling, Oregon’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, and his wife, Ava Helen Pauling; senators Wayne Morse and Mark Hatfield; Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse and poet laureate William Stafford. It is unconscionable that names of my hometown and state will once again be placed on ships used for violence toward others.
Published in The Oregonian at http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/10/uss_oregonuss_portland_not_in.html