Commentary by Patrick McCormick
Let US remember the sunny days that came before that tragic morning.
Let US remember all of those that perished, in the towers, in the aircraft, in the Pentagon and on the ground. Their lives were an unwilling sacrifice to our Democratic way of life.
Let US remember the members of our military, and the military of nations that supported our efforts, in the two wars that followed. They made their sacrifice in the name of honor, justice and peace.
Let US remember the rescue workers that perished, and the ones that are now fighting illnesses caused by the toxic air they breathed while trying to rescue the injured or retrieve the remains of the dead. They are still suffering and many of them need our help today.
Let US remember that we are a proud and just nation, one free and equal people, united under one Constitution.
Let US remember all of these things as we go about our lives free and peacefully. Most of US survived physically unharmed, but the pain and enormity of this event has touched US all.
Let US never forget it.
My name is Patrick M McCormick and I have created this blog as a platform for my political views as well as those of select contributors.
I believe that American Politicians have lost sight of their goal: To uphold the Constitution and protect the rights of the people of the United States. They argue and bicker on the floor of their respective houses, positioning themselves for the next election, while they accomplish very little business for the citizens of this country.
Meanwhile our economy is sliding downward. Millions of our precious jobs have have been exported overseas. Our social safety net and other public services are being cut. Our middle class is rapidly disappearing and the numbers of citizens existing below the poverty line is increasing dramatically.
I plan to examine the causes of these terrible changes to our American way of life. Your comments will help us all arrive at some important conclusions.