Thursday, September 11, 2008

We Remember

As the voice of Moms for McCain, I will have many thoughts on Governor Palin, her lipstick, sexism in the media, and the other topics every other blog seems to be talking about at the moment.

But today is not a day for such things.

Today we remember the deliberate, senseless attacks on our country and our way of life.
I lost a college classmate and friend on Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles. He was 24. I won’t say he was my greatest friend in the universe – he wasn’t (I was a geek, he traveled in much more fashionable social circles). But his presence is felt at every alumni gathering (and we Tigers have many). Chris was an honor student, a rugby player, a loud neighbor, a brother, a friend. He was exactly the type of guy who, if he’s been on a later flight with fuller knowledge of what the hijackers intended, would have given his own life to foil them in a heartbeat.

I also suffered a deeply personal loss on that day, which I won’t regurgitate here. I will merely say that, like many Americans, September 11 caused not just an abstract reassessment of my priorities, but some immediate, and in some cases, drastic changes in the way I lived my day to day life.

Defending our country and our way of life should not be a partisan issue. Crazy terrorists don’t distinguish between liberals and conservatives, they hate us all. But out of that sad and dark day came a renewed sense of gratitude for the blessings of liberty, and a stronger sense of purpose for all Americans who defend our way of life.

I encourage you to take a moment today to thank someone who has made this country stronger and safer.


Pills said...

I have two important yet equally offensive comments to you that you may be blind to based on your party affiliation and association with the general populace of America:

1. Voting for McCain? Enjoy WWIII.

2. The government was in on 9/11. I believe this is a very important thing to know. I'm not trying to disgrace your personal loss or say it never happened, because it did happen, and people died. However, our government lied to us about 9/11 and was even involved in the events that led up to that moment. I just thought it would be appropriate to say here, as this is a 9/11 post.

Nice post, by the way.

Also, I strongly urge you to watch a movie called Zeitgeist. It is a conspiracy movie about various conspirator's views on 9/11, Christianity, and global economy. You may not agree with it, and I'm fine with that, but you should at least know what your belief-based enemy knows so you can engage in logical discussions with him or her or so that you can come to a new reasoning and change your beliefs.

Although I do not agree with the views expressed on your blog, I have nothing against it. Continue pursuing your blog-related endeavors. They seem to be going smoothly so far.

Paul said...

Good post.

Let us never forget.

To stop Media sexism and unfair
treatment of Palin, please sign:

Meg said...

I would love to ask the previous poster just exactly how voting for McCain would cause WWIII, particularly since I believe it has already started. I won't even address the second point, as reasonable people don't believe such trash.

Anyway, I enjoyed your post and thank you for it.