I try to steet clear of negative blog postings. I suspect I’m going to get some negative responses to this one. But, if you can’t speak your mind on your own blog when can you? And yes, I did steal this title from a Toby Keith song in case you were wondering.
I’ll warn you right now- this blog is about 9/11. If you are easily upset by this topic you would probably want to leave now.
OK you’re still with me. So here we go.
First, I am not in favor of making 9/11 a national holiday. I don’t think we should give the persons/ group/ etc responsible for the attacks that much credit. The bigger deal we make over it the more publicity these people get. Why would we want to do that? Why do we want to encourage others to follow that path in hopes of obtaining similar glory?
Second, I think we can all agree that freedom of religion is one of the core values this country was based on. But yet it’s suddenly become OK to tell people where they can and can’t build places of worship? I wonder how many of the people who are against the New York City mosque have ever met anyone who practices Islam and had a chance to really talk to them about their beliefs? I have. And I think if everyone else had too we as a country might see things a little differently
I know that not everyone is going to agree with me on this blog good round. And that’s OK. I am an adult and I can have civil disagreements with people and still be friends- good friends- with them. I hope if you are reading this you are able to do that too. And that ability to disagree and discuss differences of opinion IS one of the great things about being an American!