Archive for January 2009

Are we a free people?

January 15, 2009

Let’s stop treating people who fly in airplanes like penitentiary inmates. Let’s get rid of the “no fly” list. If a terrorist blows up a plane the people on that plane died for our freedom.

Let’s stop living in terror. Let’s stop torture. Let’s release the prisoners at Guantanamo if there is no evidence that they committed a crime. If they commit terrorism and kill people, those people died for our freedom.

Let’s stop wiretapping American citizens. If some terrorists carry out a plot to kill people, those people died for our freedom.

The people who died on 9/11 didn’t die to turn America into a police state. Let’s make their sacrifice meaningful and consider them martyrs who died for our freedom.

Freedom comes at a price. Let’s decide that all of us are brave enough to pay that price and stop living like lily-livered, yellow-bellied cowards.

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