Wednesday, September 11, 2019
KANSAS CITY 2019 9/11 POSTSCRIPT: FIGHT TO KEEP 2ND AMENDMENT GUN RIGHTS HONORS VICTIMS OF TERRORISM?!?!
To conclude today's theme we share an provocative perspective sent our way from the KICK-ASS READER COMMUNITY.
Not sure we agree but there's no denying this constant reader has been paying close attention to the local discourse and recent 12th & Oak gun crackdown ordinances and conversation.
"TKC, first of all I want to thank you for being one of the few if only news sites that mentions the struggle between liberty vs. security. It's a constant battle that has been waged since this nation was founded. Lately I've noticed how both progressives and Conservatives have flip-flopped on the issue of our government's power. Remember that critical thinkers of from both sides of the aisle disapproved of the so-called "Patriot Act" and government spying in general. So many years later as the public memory of the tragedy fades I notice both parties betraying their values. Republicans have abandoned the principle of limited government when they advocate for the big government expansion of immigration powers that also make life harder for legal immigrants. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party once again shows their hypocrisy when they attempt to PROFILE LEGAL GUN OWNERS with red flag laws that are Orwellian, oppressive at best and rely on the same kind of stereotyping which liberals claim to oppose . . . The point here is that so many years after terrorists attacked our freedom we can look closely and see our political parties giving into fear and responding to threats with panic instead of courage and resolve to keep the Constitutional Rights of Americans intact. Almost 20 years later I hope that some of your readers understand that the war against terrorism is all for nothing if the U.S. sacrifices its values and freedom in a fight against itself."
Check the links:
KCTV5: How to teach a new generation about 9/11
KMBC: 9/11 victims remembered at Raytown memorial
Fox4: Anonymous donor helps feed metro first responders at popular lunch spot on 9/11
US: A firefighter who died on 9/11 was finally laid to rest. 1,109 victims remain unidentified
YL: Melania's 'optical illusion' 9/11 coat sparks controversy
Time: Why This is the Hardest 9/11 Anniversary of Them All
NYT: The World 9/11 Took From Us
FP: It’s Hard to Commemorate 9/11 If You Don’t Understand It.
Satire From The Onion: Nation Solemnly Recalls Horrors Of 9/11 15th-Anniversary Coverage
You decide . . .