Everyone is thinking and remembering THE September 11th today, and that’s as it should be. We shouldn’t forget that we were attacked by radicals from a foreign nation and we should never forget that they specifically targeted civilians. They are honorless scum, and deserve little more to be gunned down and shoved into an unmarked grave. Or buried at sea.
We should not forget those people who responded to help others that day — whether they were professional Firefighters or just people off the street who saw a problem and helped. And we shouldn’t forget that too many of them lost their lives as well.
We should never, ever forget the soldiers who were put in harm’s way overseas to prove that you may NOT attack our country and walk away. We will come for you. We will find you.
Just as important as all those things, we should never forget what our politicians have done to us. How since we were attacked, they have so often done our enemy’s work for them. How they’ve stolen our liberty and turned to fear and fostered ignorance in an effort to advance their own agendas. You’ll note that I’m not naming a party here as I feel that ALL of our so-called leaders are guilty of this. Some far more than others, and it’s truly criminal that they will never be tried for the treason that they committed.
It isn’t just the men and women in our armed services who have a responsibility to protect our country. We who are not serving that way have a responsibility to ensure that the country those men and women return to is a proud, free country and not one ruled by and for the elite, the politically powerful, the fear mongers or those who would see the United States turned into the very thing that bread the fanatics that attacked us in the first place: A theocracy.
I’ll end this with two quotes by Thomas Jefferson:
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. “
“History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes.”