Some Americans want it to remain a time of reflection
@Padraik: I was hoping no one would twist my words, but I guess that was in
vain. I did NOT say "it serves us right." I said that's the reasoning OBL used.
You can say he was wrong all you want. I say he went way beyond all reason. He's
a fanatic. Hitler was a fanatic as well, and no one in his right mind will
excuse him for what he did. BUT there was a reason it happened! It didn't happen
just because. We need to deal with the reasons and see if we can make course
corrections to avoid such things in the future.
And OBL is clearly wrong. Remembering "their reasons" is NOT something you do on
9/11. Besides, I'm not sure hate for our way of life exactly impeded their other
reasons.When we think of Pearl Harbor or the Holocaust, do we think,
"Oh, let's remember Hitler had his reasons too"? Do we think, "serves you right
America, all Japan wanted was an Asian empire; why did you support the Chinese
in the first place"?No.
Be a Patriot, and provide service to Americans, buy more ammo! :-)
@Honest Luke: I'm on America's side. But I'm not on our government's side. It's
our government that's driving us into the ground. Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, Earl?
We should also remember the "terrorists'" reason for their attacks on this date:
our interventionist policies in the Middle East, especially the establishment of
bases in Saudi Arabia after Gulf War I. This attack didn't happen because they
hated our freedoms and decadent entertainment. Don't get me wrong, I'm not
saying they were justified. But that's the reason OBL gave.
Sorry, to me this will always be 'Patriot Day'!I still believe the
only reason Pres. Obama changed the name was a 'Dig' at Pres. Bush.Remember 'Patriot Day'! ... Serve everyday, no reason needed!
I think doing service is wonderful I really do, but come on! I really believe
that today should still and forever be a day we remember loved ones and heros
that lost their lives that day. We should also pay tribute to all our local fire
fighters, police officers and all our armed forces. If you do decide to do
service do it for them not just for your own well being to become your own local
remebered also is that warnings were given vehemently by people in positions
over the aeronautics security well before this event..but were never taken in
Apparently, I've been living under a rock. I haven't heard of the
trend to honor everything about 9/11 by turning it into a day of service. Thanks for the story. I'm getting up now to go do a service dedicated to
"Instead of us simply remembering ... the heroes who lost their lives on 9/11"
This is all thanks to Mr. Obama. I can't believe what this country
has turned into.