Thursday, September 11, 2008


Seven years ago this very moment as I write our world, our politics, our lives changed. Yes, it all was set into motion way before the first plane was hijacked and slammed into the World Trade Center. But that initial impact not only brought down a building, but marks the beginning of the dismantlement of our Constitution, of the Geneva Conventions, of democracy, of sovereign rights and the respect for human rights --all in the name of fear.
As we remember those who died on 9/11 let us also remember the words of President Franlin Delano Roosevelt: "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" (3/3/33) and work to reclaim the liberal democratic state that the USA once was, and to restore our moral standing vis a vis the rest of the world. So that those who died on 9/11 and in the 7 years since should not have died in vain.

It is also interesting to note that on Sept. 11, 1786 at Annapolis under the Articles of Confederation a confernce was called to look at enhancing commerce, the members of this conference recommended changes to the Articles of Confederation which started the ball rolling towards the Constitutional Convention that gave us the Constitution.

The first step would be to take the time and re-read The Declaration of Independence, the Us Constitution and the UDHR.


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