It’s 9/11. That means 15 years ago today, we sat and watched in horror as two planes slammed into the World Trade Towers in New York City. We watched as a third plane rammed into the Pentagon in Washington, DC. And we listened to news reports as a fourth plane, rumored to be heading for the White House, crashed killing all aboard in Pennsylvania after the passengers took over the flight and subdued the hijackers.
Today, we mourn.
We should never stop mourning those 3,000 plus people that were lost that fateful day. We should never stop thinking of the terror as we cried, we called loved ones, we huddled around office television sets. This was a day worse than Pearl Harbor. It was the single biggest one-day attack on our soil in history. And it deserves a place in our hearts and our memories. We should always remember this day.
And we should continue to do something about it. We need to destroy the enemies of this country. Unlike Barack Obama, who would like to hand over the keys to the nation to Iran, North Korea, Russia, and China, we need a leader that isn’t feckless, that isn’t afraid, that has leadership ability and skill. We need to make sure that radical Islam pays through the nose for trying to “send their perverted message” to the rest of the world, just like Isabella and Ferdinand did against the Moors in Spain in the 15th century. We shall not rest until this injustice is paid for thousands of times over. It needs to be a constant reminder, not just to those who oppose us because of their pseudo-religious reasons, but for any reason, that we shall not be messed with. We will come at you with the best equipped military, the most advanced weaponry, and the might of a nation that shall not fail.
We had become complacent and weak fifteen years ago. We had gotten into our own little world of cell phones and internet chats, and our own little lives. We had forgotten to lead the world, and today we have reached rock bottom, handing over leadership to dictatorships and thugs, unable to even set down seventh rate armies in lowly places like Syria and Iraq. We are struggling to maintain victories against a rag tag bunch of radicals called ISIS, and it’s all because we have elected the wrong individuals to lead us. We have settled on presidents who wanted to be the “first” president of a sort, rather than a “strong” president for all. And now, we are seeing that we are ALL paying the price. Republicans, Democrats, Independents, we have all become weak in the eyes of the world. We have all become laughing stocks, where foreign leaders feel comfortable staring down our president. We have all succumbed to hermit kingdoms, where fat little pimply faced boys threaten us with nuclear weapons.
This is not the America we grew up in. This is not the America that won the cold war or defeated the Germans in World War I or II. This is a self-absorbed, isolationist America that comes with socialism. May we wake up before it’s too late and right the wrong that we have imposed upon ourselves and regain the leadership position in the world that is rightfully ours, that is ours to take. And may we never forget the 3,000 plus people that gave their lives fifteen years ago today. May we never forget that they kissed their loved ones and children goodbye heading out the door to work that day, like we all do every day, not knowing they would never see them again. It’s the least we can do for those people! It’s the very least we can do for America.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!