|On 11 September 2001, the enemies of freedom committed an act of war against the United States of America. Many, both in this country and abroad, claim that America bears responsiblilty for this attack. This is nonsense. This nation has never done anything to warrant the murders of so many of our citizens. We are not perfect. America is a work in progress. Our sins, such as they are, have been or will be washed away in good works. And more than any other nation in history, we have brought the blessings of prosperity and liberty to more of the world than has ever known it before. Many different people, of many different creeds, have come to our shores to live in freedom. For our trouble, we are reviled. Many think we are arrogant, decadent, and ignorant. We are called imperialists, hegemonists, or conquerors. But we are none of these things. The false beliefs of the rest of the world do not put the burden of responsibility for the evils of the world on our shoulders. We have never sought conquest. We lead by example. We support our allies. We defend the weak. Our choice of allies has often been driven by expediency, but the world is an imperfect place.
For some time, we have had the power to make the world over in our image. Up to now we have been content to show the world the benefits of our way of life by example and to use force only in answer to aggression against ourselves or our allies. Some believe that this makes us their enemies. But we were not their enemies until they made us so. We would happily have left them to their own way of life, to their own culture, even to their own folly, as long as they did no harm to us or our friends. But some believe that our existence is a threat to them. They will not suffer us to live. Very well. They will find that they live at our sufferance. The believe that we have stolen our prosperity from them, and that it is only by their forbearance that we are allowed to keep it. They have awakened a sleeping giant, and they will find that whatever peace and prosperity they enjoy, it is at our forbearance. They will feel our wrath, and they will pray for the day when that wrath is quelled. Pray for God's mercy for our enemies, because they will receive no more mercy from us.
God bless America
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Anthony at the airport
Anthony at his computer
I belong to several organizations. These include the U. S. Naval Institute and the Klingon Language Institute.
Some of my favorite musicians are k. d. lang, Harry Connick, Jr., Squirrel Nut Zippers, B. B. King, The Who, Clint Black, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, The Eagles, Poe, Portishead, John Lee Hooker, and The Presidents of the United States of America.
Dogs I have lived with in the past and who I miss were Brandy, an Irish Setter; Dixie, a Beagle; and Raggs, a Shih-Tzu.
Shelby, who is pictured below, is my sister-in-law's dog, but since she and my brother can't have a dog in their Austin apartment, she lives with my family in Lewisville. She is probably the smartest dog I know, and she is quite a character. If you want to know who is in charge at my house, just look below.