"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 -- Eleven Years Have Passed

  • A cruise ship passes the World Trade Center in New York and the Statue of Liberty, left, on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 in this photo taken from Bayonne, N.J. The tallest tower is 1 World Trade Center, now up to 104 floors, and in the center is 4 World Trade Center, also under construction. The tallest tower, Freedom Tower, will be 1,776 feet tall, including its spire, a reference to the year of American independence.
    Photo: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press
As the World Trade Center continues to rise until it reaches 1,776 feet, we are reminded of that horrible day 11 years ago when Al Qaeda declared war on America by attacking the World Trade Center Buildings, Pentagon, and Flight 93 in Pennsylvania went down.  This is the first year since 2001, we can finally say Bin Laden sleeps with the sharks in the ocean.  Don't care how they got him except the fact he is dead and can plot no more attacks against any Country in the world.

There were so many brave people that day who risked their lives to save others and in the case of some of New York City's finest ended up giving their own lives in the Towers when they fell.  We will never forget those whose lives were taken or injured and their families on September 11, 2001.

Time for political leaders to think twice before sending American troops into harm's way into places like Iran or Syria.  We are still in Korea after all these years and expect to have advisers in Afghanistan for years to come but at least the main part of our troops will be coming home in 2014.  Saber rattling needs to stop and the people who want to keep sending our troops into new wars defeated on November 6, 2012.

Over the years the Baby Boomer Generation  has lost Dads, Moms, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and friends to wars since I was a young teenager.  Some who survived their wounds came home to a VA systems that has been inadequate in so many ways.  There are not enough facilities and medical personnel to take of all of our veterans today.  Those who are disabled need to be first in line and deserve the best treatment money can buy.

On the 11th Anniversary of the foreign terrorists attacks on America, time for all of us to give thanks to those men and women who serving around the world today to preserve our freedoms.

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