We are in an ongoing struggle against aggressive forces who want us dead. It is ongoing and subversive. We need to remember. We need to keep 9/11 as a national day of mourning.
So, why would Congress trivialize 9/11 by making that day a "National Day of Service" (meaning, service to the government, of course. Why can't they see that it should --it must-- remain a national day of mourning and remembrance? This abomination was slipped into a massive spending bill (which we can't afford) by the community organizer types (who by the way seem to be writing all the legislation coming out of Washington, these days). "Service." It is a loony liberal concept that sounds oh, so good, but is really enslavement. Usurping 9/11 for that goofy national day serves the purposes of our nation's enemies. Is anyone really surprised?
And to their everlasting shame, a bunch of Republicans voted for it, I guess because it sounded soooooooo good. More likely, they just didn't read the bill. That is a true Washington epidemic.
In the Soviet Union, the government substituted nice-sounding government holidays to wean children away from religious holidays as part of the concerted effort to destroy the churches. Isn't that the sort of thing that is happening here? Of the 350 plus days available, why pick 9/11? To destroy its significance, of course.
On 9/11, forget the trivial National Day of Service. Remember the attacks. Go to church. Pray for our country and the families of the 2996 innocent people lost. Remember the images of the airliners smashing into the majestic but helpless buildings. Remember the images of people forced to leap to their deaths to escape the incineration. Remember the buildings collapsing, spreading concrete dust for miles. Remember the images of the celebrations in the community of the attackers.
Remember. Mourn. And never forget.
And, if you want to do more, join the Project 2996.
Update. I guess it is not just me. I stumbled onto this at the American Spectator:
The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.
Read it all.
Update. The more I think about this the angrier I get. How many of those bozos in Congress bothered to read this bill? I want to know.