That’s Right Nate

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The Lessons of 9/11 are Still With Us

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On September 11, 2001 this country was the victim of a vicious and cowardly attack.   What was most outrageous is that innocent people going about their daily lives were killed.   Among the victims were people of all stripes.  In short the attacks were terrorism pure and simple.   As a country, there are two opposing forces now trying to remember and observe this day for what it meant to this country.

President Barack Obama had tried to make today a day of National Service to remember the many first responders who sacrificed their own lives trying to help their fellow man.   This is a continuation of something President Bush had asked for.   The American Spectator said, “This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year’s election campaign.”

The great Rush Limbaugh himself decried Obama for “twisting 9/11 into a nationalist day of service to the state.”  I’m trying to look at this objectively and I have to admit the Republicans are 100% right.   This is supposed to be a day of patriotism and pro-American fervor.  This is not a day for service to the state.   That’s a socialist concept.   So, if September 11th isn’t about serving this country, surely it must be about more than singing along with Lee Greenwood.

That is why some of the great Republican thinkers like Glenn Beck and Dick Armey have rallied this country to remember what September 12, 2001 was truly like.   There was a general coming together in this country as the shock of the horrific events began to fade.   Americans came together with one voice and one heart to demand smaller government and lower taxes.   This year, a new movement is being created by Dick Armey and his courageous followers to remember the sacrifices of those who valiantly lost their lives on September 11th in the hopes that taxes not be raised on those who make over $200,000 a year and the government cut back on social programs.

If you are looking for information on how you can march on Washington please visit this great site.  They even have a great library of sign ideas there to keep the spirit of 9/11 alive with phrases like, “I Have More Respect For a Crack Whore Than Congress. At Least With A Crack Whore You Get Some Pleasure Before She Steals Your Money!!” and “When Obama takes the podium I reach for the Imodium!”  Although, the first suggestion would require a very large sign and the second suggestion would leave somebody full of crap.

This movement seems so much more authentic than a socialist day of service.   People like Glenn Beck and Dick Armey are seeking to exploit the spirit of 9/11 in the most tasteful way possible.   If we as Americans can remember the 3000+ brave patriots who lost their lives 8 years ago and join together in that spirit to fight for lower taxes and more limited government, then maybe the true spirit of 9/11 will not be forgotten.


Written by thatsrightnate

September 11, 2009 at 7:21 pm

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  1. Did we come together for lower taxes and smaller government? If so, how come we ended up in two wars that’s ballooned the military arm of our government and plunged us into deep deficits that make higher taxes likely? The government at the time was supposed to be the government for lower taxes and smaller government. How did we get fooled so badly?


    September 11, 2009 at 7:41 pm

  2. If the firemen, policemen, and other first responders were privatized, a lot of waste and mismanagement could be avoided. Nothing good happens when government runs social services.


    September 12, 2009 at 5:00 am

  3. We didn’t get fooled(well, those who supported the illegal invasions did)we got bent over the barrel and f***ed in the ass like we always do when Republicans are in power. At least the Democrats use lube!

    equa yona

    September 12, 2009 at 1:10 pm

  4. I’m confused. I thought we were supposed to shop?


    September 12, 2009 at 2:21 pm

  5. I bought shoes and cute purse from Lucky Brand.


    September 12, 2009 at 7:17 pm

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