I think this is a day every patriotic American holds sacred to some degree. A solemn day, recalling the events of two years ago and also a bit of a fearful day, wondering if there might be an anniversary attack. One might also consider the deeper implications of what happened that fateful day …
Unlike Rummy, who apparently never met a constitution he liked, true American patriots understand that the reason the first amendment came first is that it is the cornerstone of a free society. If one cannot speak out and provide counsel when the ship of state is listing dangerously, then this is no longer the America I was born into in the middle of the last century, and the terrorists have already won. I reject that notion; I still believe in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.
It is out of honor and respect for my forebears, including my uncle who lost his leg during WWII, in acknowledgement of all the trials and suffering their whole generation went through to protect us from true evil, that I find I must speak out against the threats to our country, despicably proclaimed to be undertaken for our own good.
“Eternal vigilence is the price of liberty.” –Wendell Phillips