Honour the fallen.
Recall where you were that day.
We conduct a half-hearted war against militants whom our leaders admire, wage Twitter campaigns against savages who would behead us; insist that anyone who criticizes our enemies is a racist, refuse to even acknowledge genocide that is occurring daily, and watch complacently as the Second Shoah builds momentum in Europe. Citizens who speak out against the danger are persecuted by the government and media. Domestic terrorist attacks are rebranded to hide their basis in Islamic ideology. On our own soil, we refuse to weed out the infestation of jihadi training camps that exist in numerous mosques, and we allow the enemy to erect monuments and hold celebrations of their victories over us.
Good men died so we could live, and this is how we honor them. I am ashamed.
The decline began when President Bush sought some half-assed resolution from Congress in response instead of an actual declaration of war.
I would suggest that the decline began when Mr Bush selected Powell as his foreign policy advisor.
Mark Steyn has a very good post today on 9/11 … rather bleak stuff: