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Time for patriotism and defending our freedom

Time for patriotism and defending our freedom

It is the anniversary of an event that will “live in infamy,” 9/11. The media insisted that we remember this tragic event with tears in our eyes. When will they inspire the passion that flows through our veins?

In the fourth decade of the 20th century, we were attacked by those who had the will to oppress us – Evil. As a free society, we trained young citizens to defend our freedom against all enemies, foreign and domestic. This is what we as a free nation must do. Passion for this freedom, directed at those who would oppress these freedoms, is what is known as patriotism. Our passion, tempered with justice and our sense of fair play, is why there were only two nuclear weapons deployed against Japan.

As free people, never forget the blood that has saturated the battlefields of freedom, and that we will be attacked again. It is our right, our duty, to display such passion when any and all try to take these freedoms. We have wept and felt the pain of others. It is time that “We the People” evoke our patriotism for all the blood that has flowed before us. Let all know that we will defend it. “Freedom is not free; remember the towers.”

Ken Joyce

Nevada City

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