Today marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks.
Were the riots that took place in Minneapolis and other cities across the country simply an overreaction to the apparent wrongful death of Mr. Floyd by people with pent up energy from the Covid-19 lockdowns or were the riots caused by hostile actors with more sinister motives?
Firefighters, police, EMT's, soldiers showed up, first by the score, then by the dozen, finally by the hundreds. Each hero committing their own separate acts of courage great and small.
Those who witnessed it live or on TV will never forget that day. It's one of those events of such magnitude you remember where you were, who you were with, and what you were doing at the time. Some memories fade over time, this is one we should hope won't, lest we forget what it is we never want to go through again.
Early 2016 saw the presidential race go into full swing. It seems like a lifetime ago, but the year started with Presidential debates, the most interesting being those on the Republican side. 16 men and one woman began their campaigns in earnest.
It can be difficult sometimes finding a favorite, or best article of the past year. This year one post came immediately to mind. The following is a reblog of an article I wrote back in October. Most of the time I'm writing about broad, abstract ideas like liberty and conservatism. This one was a little … Continue reading 2016 in Review: Syrian Christians in the Crossfire
Imagine the liquidation of the Jewish Ghettos combined with the Trail of Tears forced upon the American Indians, and you get some sense of the torment ISIS put Christians and Yezidis through.
The individuals who committed these acts on two continents in pursuit of different goals both confused evil for good, vengeance for justice, and wrong for right. For that we can and should describe both as terrorists.
If there is an active FBI investigation, and the subject attempts to buy a gun and is denied because he or she is flagged, does that not alert the subject to the fact they are being investigated? What if the person is innocent? Would they have to prove their innocence in order to regain their second amendment rights? That's not how our system works. In out system, you are innocent until proven guilty.
We have to understand what our enemy does not-- that every human life is sacred, not just those we approve of, or those we can relate to, but all lives.