On this anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks on the United States, I want to take this time to remember and ask you to join me in remembering those who lost their lives that fateful day. Some of them lost their lives fighting to protect others and giving of themselves in a most selfless way.
Through these attacks, it was made more clear to the majority of US citizens who our greatest foreign enemies were. I am so thankful to those who have also given of themselves in battle, and in any and all efforts to exact retribution and to protect us from further assault.
Our enemies only prevail to the degree that it alters our conduct and our lives as a result of their assault. That is why 11 years ago I referenced Ben Franklin’s quote, in summary, "that those who would sacrifice essential liberty for temporary safety are deserving of neither." It is important that as we remember those that sacrificed for us and the revelation of our enemies and that we also work to preserve our liberties while we assure our security.
Thank you for all you do for the preservation of our liberty and our constitutional republic.