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September 11, 2003

Never Forget

I've been debating what to post, or even whether to post anything at all, on this special day. Standard blog fare seems like it would trivialize it. So many important things could be talked about today.

Remembering those who were hurt or killed two years ago. Remembering the coming of age that the American people have experienced. Considering the horrifying way the Bush administration has used these circumstances to further frighten the people, and to advance their self-serving agendas.

It's a serious day, and we should not only memorialize the fallen, but consider what our culture, and our nation, is becoming since 9/11. Is this the America we want?

Do we want to live in Ashcroft's America? Sacrificing our civil rights, more and more every week, in the hope that we will feel safe, while constantly being reminded by the government -- which we expect to protect us -- that we are actually in more danger, and will be for the forseeable future, so we better behave.

Or do we want to live in Ben Franklin's America? "If you give up your freedom for security, you have neither."

Anyway. I think I'll remain silent here for a few more hours. And then we'll see.

Posted by jghiii at September 11, 2003 11:00 AM
Posted by: dave on September 11, 2003 12:28 PM

Well Jack,
if you look down a few columns note our comments posted under "A Somber Holiday".

If more people surfed your site here, we could get some real conversation going here on this topic.

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