Thursday, September 11, 2008

Feeling Safe in America


Without sounding too "preachy" or political, I just want to say a little prayer for our nation and the victims who were killed on this day seven years ago. I have no idea what has kept our nation safe from attacks from our nation's enemies; I am just thankful that someone has taken on this responsibility, and seemingly, know what they are doing. Maybe it's just luck, or maybe the policies and procedures that have been put in place are working. Maybe our President and Homeland Security have done a great job and we do not even know it. I just know that my family and me do not feel threatened and that is a wonderful feeling.

This is why I am not quick to say that war is a smart or dumb thing for our nation to engage in and whether or not we need extra layers of protection which may invade on our privacy. I do not want that responsibility of being wrong and risk the chance of many people being hurt or killed as a result of my decisions. Instead, I ask the politicians we elect to become well-versed and studied on this topic and to try not to think in terms of partisan politics. Many people in your constituency are like me and don't have the time or the resources to make an educated opinion on what is right or wrong in keeping our nation safe from attack.

Today is a day of reflection and prayers and hope for our collection futures and thank those men and women who carry this heavy burden in keeping America safe from harm.

1 comment:

chefmorgan said...

I agree with your feelings on the matter. My hope is that all of the government officials making these decisions know a lot more than the "media" is telling us.
My brother is a soldier in the Army, and he has already been deployed to Iraq once and will probably go again.
I am always asking him, and others involved more closely than I am, if they feel that our decision to invade Iraq was "the right thing to do?" Suprisingly, everyone answers YES.
It seems that after going to Iraq, meeting the people, and witnessing the oppression they were living in--everyone feels that it was the right thing to do.