Rudy's 9/11 Op-Ed
Rudy's 9/11 USA Today op-ed, reprinted in full by Solutions America, is a clear-eyed reminder of what is really at stake in this War: our civilization itself. In the piece, America's Mayor lays out what we need to do to defeat Islamic extremists. He concludes:
There is a reason thousands of rescue personnel rushed into enormous danger to save men and women who were strangers to them. The reason was respect for the value of human life. It can also be described as love — the kind of love expressed in a biblical phrase, "Man has no greater love than to lay down his life for his friend." This respect for human life and love for others, including strangers, form the core of Western civilization. It is the driving force that helped us create freedom.Read the whole thing.
What I learned from Sept. 11, 2001, is that free people have much greater strength than they realize. Ultimately, free people prevail over oppression.