I almost did not author a post today- it is very difficult for me. I lived in New York City during 9/11 and vividly recall the events of the day. I could not get home that day but I was fortunate. Many would go to their ultimate home in heaven. Later, their faces were plastered all over the city as if the Twin Towers were one giant milk carton of missing children- God’s children.
When I reflect on what was probably one of the worst days of my life, anger overcomes me. Anger at the actual attack, anger that this vile act was committed in the name of religion, and anger at the staggering amount of “truther” moonbats who attempt to violate our feelings with such rubbish.
They should be ashamed of themselves.
While watching the FOX News Timeline broadcast of the events, my body shuddered. It was impossible for me to watch the recap without feeling in the moment.
Barack Obama wants me to be tolerant. He wants me to accept that the Ground Zero Mosque will be built- that my support of it will show that I respect all religious views. That my support of Islam will reveal that I am a true American- that is staying true to my American traditions in Obama’s view.
I say to President Barack Obama, you have no right to tell me what my actions as a “traditional American” should be. You did not live in New York City as I did.
You were never there physically or spiritually.
After 9/11 2001, I had a American flag pin and wore it to show my support for America. I always had American paraphernalia even before 9/11. Yes, it slightly troubled me that it took an event as horrific as the destruction of the World Trade Center to move many Americans to wear a flag pin or place a flag in the long forgotten flag base on their Brooklyn brownstone. But at least the event made them aware of the need for unity…AMONG AMERICANS.
Americans know where their loyalties lie. Do you Mr. President?
Understand, that I do not care what religion our president is be it Christian, Jewish, Buddhist …But he or she had better serve this country by making it clear that they are on the American side. I am tolerant of other religions. I consider myself spiritual. I do not have a church home but I pray daily and attempt to lead a Christian life. I respect others and try to bring a positive contribution to my country by being a law abiding and productive citizen.
America makes my freedom possible. The least I can do is support the constitution, espouse to American values and wear a flag pin.
The people who lived through September 11th, did not say this about the American flag as Obama did:
That was enough for me to see.
God Bless America and keep us safe. Never forget the people who were lost on that day. Never forget who our enemies are and God bless our troops.
Autographed Letter Signed,