A day of remembrance.
Most of us recall where we were on days such as today. I do. As well as where I was when President Kennedy was shot.
I recall on 9/11 speaking with my Congressman and friend Sherry Boehlert. He said the world would never be the same. He was right.
The increased tensions with the Muslim world are one example. I do not buy the argument that our problem is only with radical Muslims. There must be an awful lot of them! Muslims turn out 100,000 people to protest like it was nothing.
I am disappointed that we have failed yet to build a memorial to and rebuild in some fashion the 9/11 site. Nine years is more than enough time!
I believe in freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
However, I think the building of the proposed mosque/cultural center less than 2 blocks from 9/11 an insult. A slap in the face. Poor taste.
Then there is this minister who wants to burn the Quran. In poor taste, also. But…..the Muslims burn my flag and hang my President in effigy. So why not!
There is this constant need to accomodate and not offend the Muslim world. They do not reciprocate in kind. They have already murdered 3,000 people in one day. They offend us constantly. They are developing and have developed nuclear weapons.
There comes a time when one has to say no more.
And the way it is said is with actions. Not words. They hear not. They do what they want.
Actions does not necessarily mean war. But if it must be war, so be it. We are already fighting two wars in the Muslim world. To no realistic avail. If we are to fight, then lets fight as in World War II. To win!
And whatever we do, we must do as a united people.
There is too much dissension in this country. We have to come together. To be one again.
Jesus Christ said it right. Matthew recorded it. Lincoln repeated the words at the start of the Civil War. Mathew 12:25. “…..every city and house divided against itself will not stand.”
A house divided cannot stand!
One person’s thoughts from Key West.