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« on: Mar 03, 03, 02:43:18 pm CST »

-from a fwd. email-
     I sat in a movie theater watching "Schindler's List," asked myself, "Why
didn't the Jews fight back?"
     Now I know why.
     I sat in a movie theater, watching "Pearl Harbor" and asked myself, "Why
weren't we prepared?"
     Now I know why.
     Civilized people cannot fathom, much less predict, the actions of evil
people.
     On September 11, dozens of capable airplane passengers allowed
themselves  to be overpowered by a handful of poorly armed terrorists because
they did  not comprehend the depth of hatred that motivated their captors.
        On September 11, thousands of innocent people were murdered because
too many Americans naively reject the reality that some nations are dedicated
to  the dominance of others. Many political pundits, pacifists and media
personnel want us to forget the carnage. They say we must focus on the
bravery of the rescuers and ignore the cowardice of the killers. They
implore us to understand the motivation of the perpetrators. Major
television stations  have announced they will assist the healing process by
not replaying  devastating footage of the planes crashing into the Twin
Towers.
     I will not be manipulated.
     I will not pretend to understand.
     I will not forget.
     I will not forget the liberal media who abused freedom of the press to
kick  our country when it was vulnerable and hurting.
     I will not forget that CBS anchor Dan Rather preceded President Bush's
address to the nation with the snide remark, "No matter how you feel about
him, he is still our president."
     I will not forget that ABC TV anchor Peter Jennings questioned President
 Bush's motives for not returning immediately to Washington, DC and
commented, "We're all pretty skeptical and cynical about Washington."
     And I will not forget that ABC's Mark Halperin warned if reporters
weren't  informed of every little detail of this war, they aren't "likely --
nor  should they be expected -- to show deference."
     I will not isolate myself from my fellow Americans by pretending an
attack  on the USS Cole in Yemen was not an attack on the United States of
America.
     I will not forget the Clinton administration equipped Islamic terrorists
and  their supporters with the world's most sophisticated telecommunications
equipment and encryption technology, thereby compromising America's ability
to trace terrorist radio, cell phone, land lines, faxes and modem
communications.
     I will not be appeased with pointless, quick retaliatory strikes like
those  perfected by the previous administration.
     I will not be comforted by "feel-good, do nothing" regulations like the
silly  "Have your bags been under your control?" question at the airport.
     I will not be influenced by so called,"antiwar demonstrators" who
exploit the  right of expression to chant anti-American obscenities.
     I will not forget the moral victory handed the North Vietnamese by
American  war protesters who reviled and spat upon the returning soldiers,
airmen,  sailors and Marines.
     I will not be softened by the wishful thinking of pacifists who chose
reassurance over reality.
     I will embrace the wise words of Prime Minister Tony Blair who told
Labor  Party conference, "They have no moral inhibition on the slaughter of
the  innocent. If they could have murdered not 7,000 but 70,000, does anyone
doubt they would have done so and rejoiced in it?
     There is no compromise possible with such people, no meeting of minds,
no  point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: defeat it or be
defeated by it.   And defeat it we must!"
     I will force myself to:
         -hear the weeping
         -feel the helplessness
         -imagine the terror
         -sense the panic
         -smell the burning flesh
         - experience the loss
         - remember the hatred.
     I sat in a movie theater, watching "Private Ryan" and asked myself,
"Where did they find the courage?"
     Now I know.
     We have no choice. Living without liberty is not living.
 -- Ed Evans, MGySgt., USMC (Ret.)
 Not as lean, Not as mean, But still a Marine.

 Keep this going until every living American has read it and memorized it so
we don't make the same mistake again
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 03, 03, 05:35:38 pm CST »

I've seen this several times before. This is one reason that I practice some of the things that I do. Vigilance is the price of Freedom and should ALWAYS be paid in full.
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 03, 03, 07:28:11 pm CST »

thanks for pposting this John.

Ive said to a few people the price of freedom isnt free.
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 03, 03, 09:01:38 pm CST »

Hey the check's in the mail, B 8)
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 03, 03, 09:26:53 pm CST »

allways remember FREEDOM is never free it is worth fighting for. and the price of freedom is the blood of the just and the young. don't remember where i once saw that but it is how i see it also.
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 04, 03, 12:03:11 pm CST »

A nation that longs for peace must always be prepared for war.
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