"And tonight, let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. I know that it has, at times, frayed. Yet today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people. The cause of securing our country is not complete, but tonight we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history. Whether it’s the pursuit of prosperity for our people or the struggle for equality for all our citizens, our commitment to stand up for our values abroad, and our sacrifices to make the world a safer place. Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. "
And already people are fighting. They are fighting over stupid things like freedom of speech-which actually isn't a stupid thing at all, more so that the people who are so free to say what they like are the stupid ones...you may well count me as one of them. As much as it is their right to say one thing, it is my right to say another, or to even disagree. It's not a one way street people, remember that when you post you facebook statuses and then get pissed off because someone doesn't agree with what you are saying...
I'm cross, if you can't tell. I too posted a facebook status. One that hoped for unity for our country and within the two hours that passes, I saw countless people fighting. On the whole, it is completely discouraging and disheartening. Is it so wrong to try for unity? I know everyone doesn't have to have the same opinion, I jut wonder why it's so flipping hard for people to compromise.. or even shut the hell up and listen!
Osama bin Laden is dead. That may not end the war, but as someone who had a friend in one of the towers that day, it's sort of a relief. My friend Tony DIED that day. He died because some asshole thought it would be a good idea to drive a plane into a few buildings to prove a point. The only point that was proved by that, (IN MY HUMBLE OPINION) was that in the face of adversity, we are UNITED. People. Not politicians. Not Red States or Blue States. Just regular old me and you.
I am saddened and will continue to be saddened by the people. I will continue to be relieved by Osama bin Laden's death. I will continue to pray for our troops. Most of all, I will continue to be proud to live in this great country..because I love it here, and no matter what anyone wants to say, I will always believe that we are united. Some way, somehow.