“Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat.” - George W. Bush
As we watch family members read the names of those who perished eleven years ago this morning, we are all reminded of where we were. We are all reminded of the pain, the anger, and the patriotism we felt as those responsible for the horrific acts began to celebrate what they viewed as a victory.
We will forever be reminded of President George W. Bush and how he bravely guided America, as one, unified nation, through the most devastating day in America’s brief but illustrious history. We’re reminded of the courage he displayed and the humility he allowed the world to see as he looked to those he represented for inspiration. We all remember those feelings.
The memorials taking place this morning in New York City are free from the insincere presence of politics. Empty speeches made to insulted crowds are not taking center stage this year as they have in past years. This is how it should be. That ground is, and forever will be sacred. Those who don’t understand or accept the fact that no words or level of eloquence will ever place them above our own recollections of 9/11 should step aside until they can do both. While the memorials are free from politics, we cannot afford to be.
I have not heard a single person tell me a story of recollection that involves our current President. America will forever remember President George W. Bush as the man who led us through the dark hours that followed the attacks, but how in the world are we going to explain to our kids that George Bush’s successor was a man no one had ever heard of on 9/11/2001? How do we explain to our kids that in the years following those monstrous attacks, we let our guard down again? We weren’t attacked by violent terrorists, but make no mistake…..for the last four years, we have been attacked. How do we look our grandchildren in the eye and tell them that our own guilt allowed us to elect a man with a name sounding suspiciously like the names of the men who flew the infamous planes into buildings and fields that morning?
I want a president who recognizes the fact that his country is in a fight. The fact that His Barackness spent a significant portion of his life in a part of the world that openly celebrated the carnage of that morning has very little to do with it. The catastrophic leadership provided in the last four years has undone much of the efforts made in the wake of 9/11 to protect America from ever feeling the unified heartache we felt that morning. I don’t really care where he was born, educated, or raised; his focus has not been on the continued safety of America. His focus has been on his own image in every decision he has made since taking office.
Eleven years after the attacks, we have a President who among other things, simply can’t contain Iran with his charm, has refused to condemn Syrian President Assad for his horrific acts against his own people, openly weakens America’s relationship with Israel, and is now attending less than half of his Presidential Daily Briefs. (PDB – The meeting in which the United States President receives a daily briefing on the most critical intelligence threats to the country.)
We deserve better. We deserve a President who still feels anger at the recollection of his own emotions that morning. We deserve better than a President who claims victory for the actions of others while openly condemning the very practices that delivered said victory.
We deserve a President who has no interest in appeasing the enemy by diminishing the Christian history of our country. We deserve a President who will proudly embrace his Faith. We deserve a President who will look to God for guidance as he leads America, not one who mentions God’s name only when cameras and poll-takers are present. We deserve a President who understands that abolishing the things our enemies hate is just as much a defeat to America as losing a violent and bloody war. We deserve a President who realizes America is much more than just a country. It’s much more than just a community of human beings. America is an idea. It’s an idea worth defending, emulating, and aspiring to.
I’m still angry when I think of that second plane slamming into the Twin Towers as I watched on live television with the rest of the world. I want to confront the very ideology behind that indelible memory. The fight doesn’t have to take place with weaponry and bloodshed as those on the left love to claim. That confrontation can take place without the loss of more American life. That battle can be won with steadfast resolve in the face of a relentless enemy and in the consistent application of common-sense. Both of those components require a new President in November.
It’s time to show a man no one had ever heard of on 9/11 that his Presidency will be remembered as a failure. His attempts to abandon the Christian history of America in order to make room for a belief system that encourages death to those who reject it can only be thwarted in his November defeat. He must be removed from power so that the ease of access enjoyed by those hoping to celebrate the fall of Liberty can be restricted and cut off wherever possible. In his absence, we can pursue evidence that will protect America, not the enemy.
There should not be a political aspect to the emotions of this day. They attacked America – not Republicans – not Democrats. They attacked freedom, liberty, and prosperity. They attacked us in order to legitimize their own standing in the hierarchy of terrorist organizations. They attacked us to spread their message. To that end, we deserve a President who will be more than just a messenger for the enemy.
Go and elect the President America deserves on November 6, 2012. Get this buffoon out of office before the damage he leaves in his wake is viewed as a victory by those who delivered such somber atmosphere to this date on our calendars.
Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
As always, thanks for playing!
J Robert Giles