Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Gerald Ford writes. Why is it that for one year since Sept 11th 2001 we haven't heard a word from Ford yet get Clinton and Carter non-stop?

On a recent visit to Ground Zero I was struck by the enormity of the gaping wound in Lower Manhattan. At first glance, much of the city has returned to its pre-Sept. 11 rhythms. But make no mistake: Like America, New York is in recovery. It is far from recovered.

No mass media coverage no self-centered reflections on what he had done. Just a quiet personal chance for honoring those who died.

The lesson he has learned?

We have taken the worst they can inflict; we have responded with the best we can summon. Evil has had its day. It can inflict terrible pain for a time. But it cannot prevail in the long run.

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