Sunday, September 11, 2011
Remember the Towers!
I don't know what I can say that hasn't been said already. We all know the day, and what happened ten years ago. A cowardly, vile, and cruel attack was carried out by an enemy that wished to declare war, not only on a nation, a country, but the very people whom they had never seen before. Men, women, children, anyone who believe different than they do. America was attacked because, despite the tarnish of recent decades, it stands as a symbol of freedom around the world. Freedom from tyranny and oppression. Freedom to worship, to learn, to grow. That's a big responsibility, and one not taken lightly. God bless America. God bless America because it stands as a shining light of hope to those who need it. This great republic will always be despised by some, for it is graced by God. For we have freedom, true freedom, that most precious of gifts, which can be so easily lost if we abuse it. In the United States, there is the freedom of the vote, and our leaders are held in check by laws that govern them, not just the people. People aren't thrown into jails for owning a radio, or sharing subversive literature, like the Bible. Women are every bit the equal of their men in America, they're not hidden away or mutilated at the whim of their husbands. In America, women are honored and protected, free to vote, to learn, to preach. Yes, we have much to be thankful for, much to be despised for. We're not perfect, we never claimed to be. But God bless America. Keep and protect us from those who would kill us for daring to believe in you, or in nothing at all. Amen.