Today, September 11, is a time of sober reflection for Americans.
Five years ago, terrorists brought down the Twin Towers in New
York City ... and changed our country forever.
Unfortunately, one of the most significant changes has been
our increasing loss of freedom at the hands of our own government.
Under the guise of "safety" and "security",
some of our most basic rights -- travel, self-defense, even
what we see, hear, read, or say -- are being curtailed. Yet
it was our government's over-regulation that helped facilitate
9/11 to begin with.
It was enforcement of the 1968 Gun Control Act by the BATFE
that helped the hijackers carry out their terrible plan. Had
decent Americans been permitted to carry firearms during their
flights, it is very likely that the hijackers could have been
stopped. Indeed, the actions of the passengers of Flight 93
prove that Americans are willing to defend themselves against
outside threats. Had those passengers been carrying firearms,
they might have been able to prevent the crash as well as preventing
the terrorists from completing their mission.
But why did only one group of passengers oppose the terrorists?
Perhaps because they were the only ones who knew what was happening
-- they had gotten word via cell phone regarding the fate of
the earlier flights. But perhaps there is another factor: in
a society which endlessly promotes the idea that the government
will protect you, is it any wonder that the American spirit
has lost its will to fight back? How many passengers were simply
waiting for someone "in authority" to save them?
It's time for us to stop waiting for others. We must take responsibility
for our own security and be willing to fight back when necessary.
The federal government, though such agencies as the BATFE, is
tying our hands and leaving us helpless. We _cannot_
accept this, or our fates will be no different than the fates
of those who died in those vicious attacks.
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- The Liberty Crew