I haven't had time to put a blog post together on my thoughts about September 11th's anniversary.
However, I'd be remiss if I didn't offer some type of commentary on it, so I'm directing those that are interested to read this blog post , by a woman detained on September 11th on one of the flights that was escorted in by military jet escort to Detroit's airport.
We lose our identity as a nation if we allow ourselves to take away each other's civil liberties. The rules allowing our law enforcement to impede on our citizen's civil liberties because we are afraid is no way to live.
The quote attributed to Ben Franklin, "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" rings truer to me everyday. My outlook doesn't allow me to write off those that want to give up our liberties. I accept the fact that they cannot understand what they are doing. They cannot grasp the concept that rights and liberties apply to all of us and that when they point out someone because of their race while they are blinded by fear they perform an act that assists in destroying one of the most important foundations of our country.
Patrick Henry was right.
9 months ago