1. Leif Park Jordan:

    Hey Ryan,
    You present an interesting perspective on 9/11 in this post. I, personally, don’t remember anything about that day – as an 8 year old, I don’t think I really understood the significance of the event. What really interested me was your paragraph on the subject of freedom, though. Granted, I’ve also gained more independence as I’ve grown up, but that, in our society, is only natural. Personally, I feel that 9/11 was used as an excuse for a lot of things that weren’t necessary and often, I feel, undermined our rights. The war in Iraq and the patriot act, in particular, probably wouldn’t have happened (and probably shouldn’t have happened) without 9/11.

    This isn’t a political blog, and I don’t know exactly what your views are, but my faith in where the country is going was shaken somewhat by our response to the event. Once the initial unity and goodwill subsided, it seems to me that 9/11 became just one more political bargaining chip, and I’m curious if you feel the same way.

    September 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm |

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