Sitting here on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it’s hard not to reflect on the freedoms we have in this country. The ability to speak out against politicians, practice a religion, vote, pretty much wear and say anything we want; these are things we don’t think much about but that can get you imprisoned and/or killed in other countries.
Granted, those freedoms are slowly eroding here as in the case of an anti Obama filmmaker facing jail time for breaking a minor campaign financing law, http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/16-months-jail-sought-dinesh-souza-article-1.1935937, or when a devout Christian baker gets threatened with fines after declining to provide a cake for a gay wedding ceremony, http://abcnews.go.com/US/judge-orders-colorado-bakery-cater-sex-weddings/story?id=21136505.
That is small beer though when compared to other countries where speaking out politically could get your head chopped off or a woman risks being stoned to death for having been raped. I thank God for our freedom and pray that we never forget that awful day 13 years ago when thousands of our citizens were murdered in a vicious attempt to take it away. We must remain vigilant.