Archive for Monday, May 27, 2002

Faded patriotism

May 27, 2002

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To the editor:

I am irritated. Let me brief you. Did you know that the same people who once stood on the steps and said that party lines were being broken, the same people who stood on the steps of the Capitol and sang "God bless America," are the same ones now contesting that we could have prevented the attacks? So far, the patriotism has faded, the meshing of families has been forgotten, the unification of our United States, has drifted away.

The same people that vowed in Congress, we will fight, we will not be moved, are the same people now accusing the government, specifically the president of doing nothing to prevent the attacks. There has never before been such a lewd accusation against anyone.

I knew this would happen. I knew that this patriotism, this amalgamation wouldn't last. I don't see the flags; I don't see the patriotism; I don't see the unity; I don't see the smiles; I don't see the families enjoying each other like post 9-11. I see normalcy; I see pre-September 11 status quo; I see, quite frankly, just like before, nothing.

I'm not suggesting we need another 9-11, because it is a temporary solution to a never-ending problem. Without a change of mindset, we will all be separated, forever. I beg you terrorists, don't attack us, because, little did you know, it will tear us farther apart.

Jeremy Farmer,
Lawrence

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