Another 9-11 In Review, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
2011 Mike Church
Hey folks its Mike Church with today’s Church Doctrine.
As another observance of 9-11 passes by perhaps it is wise to take an inventory of the good the bad and the ugly that the event has bestowed on us, first the good. Some citizens have become aware of the natural law of self-defense. How so you ask? Well, since 9-11, the majority of attacks that have been thwarted have been by citizens being vigilant, alert and aware of suspicious activity. Whereas the suspicion that has been reported to those appointed and paid to protect us in government has been ignored, take for example the U.S. Armys prior knowledge of the radical, mental and Islamic behavior of Major Nidal Hassan, the Ft. Hood shooter.
The bad: Republicans in Congress and many conservatives have not defended our liberties by obeying the Constitutions limitations on the spyfare state. From the TSAs groping and nude scanning of children through airport security to the issuance of warrantless wiretaps and disclosure of phone and financial records from average American citizens. It is difficult to imagine how Congress could become more complicit in the unconstitutional abuses of power routinely engaged in by agencies and even the President himself. The fact that it was Republicans who twice re-authorized the Patriot Act and even with the power of the purse since 2010, have refused to reign in the TSA, says volumes about who their real allegiance is to: The Empire and its warfare/welfare state.
The ugly: War. Never-ending, costly and deadly wars, all fought in the name of avenging and now preventing another 9-11. Most anti-war folks point to the direct cost in 6,500 + soldiers lives lost or the $1.8 TRILLION expended but new study now shows that NET GDP has also steadily declined since 2001 as war has ramped up. This says nothing of the unfathomable debt burden now carried with all this.
The good, the bad and the ugly presented here do not begin to cover the loss of something even more precious: our guarded attachment to individual liberty, self determination and the rule of law, THE LAW, the Constitution which has been traded to The Constitutions antagonist-Big Brother, for a little security a VERY little security.