I was at home, getting ready to go to work. After the WTC was hit, I went to the basement and began cleaning guns. Then my neighbor came over, crying. The Pentagon had just been hit, and she couldn't make contact with her husband (who worked near the Pentagon impact site). We eventually connected with him. He had been one corridor North of the impact and had spent the day doing SAR in the burning section of the building before being sent home. He and I spent the evening quietly with a bottle of Jack Daniels, while he worked through what he had seen. One man to another, sharing the pain.
I will never forget. I will not forgive. There is not enough oil in the Middle East to justify appeasing those lying bastards. The proper response would have been to turn Riyadh into a smoking sheet of glass...it still is.
We have become a nation of appeasers, more interested in being inoffensive than in being right. Once upon a time, we were a nation of leaders who cared not what the other nations of the world thought. Once upon a time, the rest of the world either feared us or wanted to be us. Now, they only ridicule us while using our own wealth against us. Wealth stolen by spineless politicians and given to the socialists in the UN, or paid to Middle-East radicals in exchange for energy we shouldn't have to import.
Ponder that while you watch and listen to the national dirge, on every channel your TeeVee can receive. Ponder that, and ask yourself if this is the nation your were raised in. Ponder that, and ask yourself why you willingly accept the chains and shackles of an out-of-control government staffed with lifetime civil servants who hate your remaining Liberties and envy your remaining abilities.
Then, DO SOMETHING about it. It is past time to re-engage as CITIZENS. It is past time to take your country back.