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highprincipleswork Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-10 12:08 PM
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32. Scared out of our wits.
First of all, when did we ever miss someone with explosives inside their pants? We didn't. And, in fact, this particular terrorist was caught outside this country. So, we're going to be reactive to everything that goes on in other countries, with their security systems also? That will end in us totally becoming the slaves to our fears, rather than adherents to our principles and our Constitution and our Declaration of Independence.

There is simply no end to the lengths one will go when one is gripped by terror. And apparently we are. So, there you have it, the terrorists have already won. Because what could be juicier, if you were a terrorist, to install so much terror inside of a people that they wet themselves and destroy their Constitution and spend insane amounts of money on wars they can never really win.

The only solution, people, is to get a grip, however you can. We should probably hold mass de-traumatizing clinics, based on the actions of fellow citizens.

I admit, I have a hard time sometimes being compassionate towards this. And we should be. The events of 9-11, suspicious to the max though they are, were horrendous and heartbreaking.

But shouldn't box cutters have been caught with simple metal detectors? Can you believe so many of them got through and that untrained pilots could run around all over the U.S. pretty much as they wanted before they crashed planes into the WTC, twice, and the Pentagon! Doesn't this seem like an extraordinary event to you, unbelievable even?

Let's not let our horrific memories of that day cause us to be cowards and to desert our principles. We've got to find a way out of 9-11 induced trauma, or we will never be an intelligent thinking, civilized nation with principles ever again.
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