Eleven years ago today, America was attacked by a foreign enemy. Only once before had we faced an attack of such magnitude – December 7, 1941. Then president Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the attack on Pearl Harbor as “a day that would live in infamy.” September 11, 2001 is another day that will live in infamy, and we’ll never forget the iconic images of the burning Twin Towers, just before they collapsed into smoldering rubble. The images are seared into our brains of people jumping out of the burning towers, so high off the ground, there was never any chance of survival, only disintegration before they hit the ground.
On September 11th, as on December 7th, terror came from the skies. America’s response in 1941 and 2001 was the same – we considered it an Act of War and responded militarily to fight a foreign enemy. Over a million military personnel were killed or wounded in WWII, and while our totals combined for the Afghanistan and Iraq wars number in the thousands, we no less feel the pain and loss of our fellow Americans who gave their lives so that America would remain free. One of the major differences with the assault on the World Trade Towers in New York City, was the intentional targeting of civilians by our foreign enemy. Almost 3,000 civilians lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 and every year we commemorate and honor those who lost their lives, though unwittingly and unknowingly, for the cause of freedom.
America understands the need for an immediate reaction to an attack by a foreign enemy, and we’ve risen to the occasion throughout our history. But what do we do when we’re being attacked from within? Do we really understand the concept of a ‘domestic enemy’? You may wonder how one can equate foreign enemies with domestic enemies, but is there really any difference? The goal is the same, the destruction of a nation, a way of life, a culture, etc. So, the means may be different but the end is the same. This brings us to the reality that America does have domestic enemies, groups who wish to destroy our way of life, our faith-based culture, and they seek to take away the freedoms given to all Americans in the founding of this nation. The ruins of the Twin Towers brings to mind the ruin and crumbling of our great nation in a different, but no less destructive, way. This destruction being wreaked on America today is by individuals who seek to “transform” her into something she was never meant to be, and that is – an enslaved state.
I refer to a state where government controls every aspect of our lives, and each passing day reveals more and more how an insidious process begun so many decades ago has been almost completed. Now we’re seeing the endgame, played out between those who would destroy America – and she will be destroyed if they succeed – and those of us who would save her.
A couple of years ago, I wrote an article discussing the difference between “us and them.” At the time, I was so shocked by the incredible hatred demonstrated toward people on our side of the political cultural divide, that I had to write about the hatred. Here are a few excerpts:
What is so bad about half of the American people that our own government, with the aid of the media, mocks us? The media makes a big deal about “right-wing” extremists – they’ve referred to us as racists, haters and Nazis. Leftist Democrats have encouraged this type of rhetoric by their silence because it helps their agenda.
(In fact, the media is really a surrogate group acting on behalf of the Left).
Consider that hatred has to be fueled, fed like a greedy fire. Stoked. This is what is happening with the Leftist administration and media. But there is a danger when government stokes the flames of hatred of one group of citizens against another.
We need to think about the differences between our side and theirs, because I believe those that hate us will be the ones to cross the line to stop us.
You know that saying that revolves around “knowing something when you see it?” It’s what has happened to many of us. I have not looked for evil, almost didn’t recognize it, but now I know it when I see it.
In the two years since I wrote the original article, nothing has changed. If anything, it is worse. The class warfare and race-baiting rhetoric have reached new highs. Every time we disagree with the president we’re accused of racism. Now the malignant media, along with the help of surrogates like Rev. Sharpton, Rev. Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus, etc. all tell us we’re speaking in code. We can’t even say “Chicago” or “golf” or “Constitution” without being accused of racial code speech. Thanks to Clint Eastwood, they’ve added “chair” and just yesterday, “peanut butter and jelly” took its place on this so-called list of racial hate-speech.
Still, the real issue is what has been revealed throughout Barack Obama’s presidency and culminated in full public display at the Democrat National Convention last week. President Obama is a man of the Left; his entire administration is of the Left; the leadership of the Unions in this country are of the Left (communists), and what do they all have in common with the concept of an “assault” on this country? They want to transform and destroy the concept of America as we know it. They hate America’s Exceptionalism, they hate her noble heart, they hate the spirit of her people and they hate the concept that we believe in the individual having freedom.
The Constitution, as written by the Founding Fathers, recognized our inalienable rights, given not by man or government but endowed by our Creator. America is the great historical experiment of true liberty and freedom for the individual vs enslavement. Shredding the Constitution and the Laws that uphold it shreds the very foundation of this nation. Is the shredding of the Documents giving us freedom any different than the conquering of this land by another nation and being subjected to their laws? No, it isn’t. Therefore, as we remember the images of the crumbled masonry of that day not so long ago, please think of the potential ruins of the “masonry” supporting America as we know it. As we honor the memory of those who have died in the cause of freedom, remember the foreign radicals we decry and abhor are not the only ones working to “take down” America.