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Tag: 9/11
  • 9/11 Memorial at Old Dominion University

    On September 10th, our YAL chapter got together with the Young Democrats and College Republicans to set up a 9/11 memorial on Kaufman Mall in front of our student center.  This was not an activism event but we were able to work with other organizations on campus while also providing a memorial for those who …

  • DHS/Cincy SWAT on Campus for Unannounced Drill on 9/11

    With regards to the Department of Homeland Security/Cincinnati SWAT team training on campus, there are several reasons why I, along with several other UC students, people in the community, my parents, and other students parents, are concerned with what went on this past week. I believe as taxpayers on a student-funded campus at a public …

  • How One World Trade Center is a Fitting Tribute to the Victims of 9/11

    Eleven years ago today, America was the victim of the most brutal terrorist attack in our history. Nearly 3,000 men, women, and children, were taken from us by “faceless cowards,” who crashed jumbo jets into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and western Pennsylvania (which did not meet its intended target thanks to the heroism of …

  • Lee introduces bill to repeal ‘Authorization for Use of Military Force’

    Rep. Barbara Lee has introduced a bill to repeal the odious “Authorization for Use of Military Force” that Congress passed a week after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks: Dear Colleague: Please join me as an original cosponsor of the ‘Repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Act of 2011.’  This legislation repeals the …

  • Movie Uncannily Predicts US Response to Terrorism

    I’m sure many people have seen ‘The Siege,’ starring Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis, but I had not until recently.  I have to say — it’s unbelievable that it came out before the terrorist attacks on 9/11.  This movie, released in 1998, deals with the United States government’s response to well-cooridinated terrorist attacks on New …

  • America’s County: Displaying the Heroism of the Individual

    Recently, my town — Somerset, Pennsylvania — was featured on CNN.com. The town hasn’t had much media attention until 2001 with the crash of United 93 in a strip-mine nearby. The feature is worth a read; it’s a good look at the heroism of the private individual against disaster and tyranny. Click to read the …

  • Seriously?

    So apparently 70% of Americans oppose the “mosque at Ground Zero” (even though it’s more of a YMCA/office building for Muslims with a mosque and a 9/11 memorial in it…but shhh; details ruin a good story) but don’t give two thoughts about this? Seriously? Things like 9-11, Fort Hood, and the honor killings… these are …

  • Religious Freedom … Just Not for Muslims

    The so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” is a rather good test of our committment to religious freedom. It seems that under different circumstances, say a group of Christians wanting to build a church on property they owned, there would be little to no outcry. But it’s not Christians wanting to build a house of worship near …

  • Newt Gingrich’s Statement on Ground Zero Mosque

    Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House, just issued a statement on the proposed “Cordoba House” Mosque at Ground Zero. You can probably guess how tolerant and pro liberty it was. There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia. …

  • Ground Zero Mosque

    I’m sure everyone knows there is a vocal debate going on about the mosque that is proposed to be built at ground zero in New York.  I remember that after 9/11 it was very easy to hear widespread anti-Islamic sentiment in response to the attacks, just as response to Pearl Harbor was internment camps for …