Senator Ted Cruz:
“Fourteen years have passed since September 11, 2001, a day that changed the trajectory of the United States. The worst terrorist attack on our homeland taught us two things: that our oceans would not protect us from a determined enemy in the 21st century, and that radical Islamic terrorism was not a regional annoyance with limited capacity, but a real and present danger to our very way of life.
“Today, we remember the victims: the people in the twin towers of the World Trade Center, that emblem of America’s economic power, and the first responders who charged in to save them. The military and civilian personnel in the Pentagon working to keep our country safe. The innocent passengers on those four doomed flights, some of whom heroically sacrificed themselves to minimize the casualties on the ground.
“But as we pause in their honor, we must also look forward. The hard fact of the matter is that today, we again face a gathering threat from radical Islamists who may have changed their name or affiliation, but who are unchanged in their determination to degrade, and ultimately destroy, the West.
“Today, the threat of radical Islamic terrorism is still very much as real as it was fourteen years ago. From Nidal Hassan yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ before he murdered fourteen innocent people in Ft. Hood, Texas, to the Boston marathon bombings, a beheading in Oklahoma, and the attack in Chattanooga that left four marines and a sailor dead.
“September 11th, 2015 should be more than a day of reflection and remembrance. It should be an opportunity to resolve that we will not allow political correctness or complacency to lull us into the same false sense of security that al Qaida exploited fourteen years ago. We owe it to the memory of those whose lives were lost to squarely face the ongoing, virulent threat of radical Islamic terrorism, unafraid to call it what it is, as we defend ourselves and the founding principles that make America the greatest force for good in the world.”
Thank you Senator Cruz for being the awesome patriot you are and for honoring the victims of that horrible day in our history. Too bad we have gone backwards after such an horrific attack on innocent Americans; our nation has too many who could care less, not to mention the treasonous rogue fraud “president” in the White House and Messrs McConnell and Boehner showing a distinct lack of leadership and backbone. Unfortunately, we have inherited a spineless Congress since this barbarous attack threw the United States into a political tailspin, and opened the gates for the “enemies within” to infiltrate the very heart of government and its bureaucracy.
I still remember vividly sitting in my church prayer chapel with about 6 other scattered people that afternoon reading through Romans 1 and 2, together with Revelation 18, and II Samuel 1 about “how the mighty have fallen, fallen”. Sad to see how far America has indeed fallen as a nation in the past seven years. “No longer a Christian nation” in the demonic immortal words of one Barack Barry Soetoro Harrison J Bounel Hussein Obama, and more’s the pity that he actually believes that. I guess many took those words to heart and here we sit in the midst of turmoil and a lack of leadership with extreme terrorism rising up in the world, and as Rafael Cruz (pastor-father of Ted) declares often, “if we don’t have America, where do we turn”? (paraphrase). There is a reason millions flock to America, because it is still the greatest nation on earth.
Once again, well stated, Senator Cruz, it’s a distinct privilege having you as my junior Senator from Texas, yet on the other hand it is very sad to witness what passes for leadership in this nation today. Just yesterday the puffball McConnell led the Senate in passing the egregious so-called Iran deal, which is hardly worth the paper it’s written on, ensuring that the followers of Satan have the opportunity handed to them on a plate to finish the job they started 14 years ago. Perhaps in retrospect, the ones that perished then are the blessed ones. They have not witnessed the callousness of the leadership that has, since their passing, thrown away this nation and her freedoms for the price of 30 pieces of silver. Fourteen years of aggravated leadership on both sides of the aisle, contentiously and complicitly putting all of our lives in danger. Ignorance did not bring us here – callous greed of the elite in the media and political realms did. God has not forgotten this nation was dedicated to Him by George Washington on April 30, 1789 in St. Paul’s Chapel on Broadway (not far from Ground Zero) following his inauguration. Our God fights with us if we decide to fight with Him, and may the Body of Christ awaken and arise to answer to Him because “we are strong in the Lord and in the power of His might”.
Repent America, Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand…
DIRGE WITHOUT MUSIC ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay:
I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.
Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost.
The answers quick and keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,—
They are gone. They are gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled
Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.
More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.
Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a
covenant between me and the earth.
~ Genesis 9:13-16