Friday, September 11, 2009

Eight years ago today.... was a beautiful day in the Twin Cities, and even a better one in New York City. Clear skies, warm sun, low humidity. At 8 a.m. all seemed well, and by 11 a.m. about 3,000 Americans were dead.

Because 19 muslims hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Inside the World Trade Center, it became so horrible that some people - like this person - chose to leap to their deaths rather than die in the flames....

...and brave firemen like Mike Kehoe never again saw their wives or children....

....and when it was over, they celebrated across the Arab world, because the "Great Satan" - the United States of America - had been hit.

And here we are, eight years later, still not taking seriously the threat to our country. The political left seeks to appease those who hate us, as if those who proclaim jihad against us could someone be appeased if we were just "nicer" to them.

In the aftermath of 9/11, we said we'd "never forget," but half of the country has already. In the name of "diversity" and "tolerance" we let those who hate us and work for our destruction continue to make their plans, while the current administration focuses on prosecuting the very people who help keep us safe. We allow a fundamentalist islamic regime in Iran to come closer to its dream of owning nuclear weapons.

A Holocaust survivor was once asked what lesson he learned from his experience, and he said, "When someone says that they want to kill you, believe them."

Do we still believe that someone wants to destroy America, and what are we willing to do to stop them?

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