Monday, May 2, 2011
I would like to say thanks to all of the troops who have so unselfishly put their lives on the line to protect our country. I would also like to say thanks and condolences to the families of those who lost their lives on 9/11. As many know by now, Osama Bin Laden has been killed. The country has been in a very upbeat mood and it seems to be as unified as when the attacks first happened, which is a good thing. The thing that concerns me is the growing number of people actually cheering that Bin Laden was killed. I don't think it's our place to cheer another person's death. He definitely did some horrible things, but how much better are we to cheer or wish for his death. Justice, in a way, has been served, but how does this right the wrongs that he has committed or the machine that he has put in place? Yes, it deals a crushing blow to terrorist everywhere that we will hunt you down, but do we really need to celebrate this man's death? I'm not anti-celebration but let's celebrate some more positive things like the effort of the troops, the leadership of the White House, the closure the victim's families can now feel and hopefully an end to the useless wars we're in. Maybe now we can reel in some of that money and put it towards paying the soldiers better wages, domestic issues, education, the economy, and things on this side of the pond. I just encourage everyone to keep a focus on what is important and let's not get wrapped up in the emotion of the moment and make sure we make out celebrations respectful and meaningful.