Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors? Fallible men, governed by bad passions, by private as well as public reasons. And why subject it to coercion? To produce uniformity? But is uniformity of opinion desirable? No more than of face and stature.

- Thomas Jefferson


It is not a holiday, nor should it ever be a holiday, but it is a day that will not be forgotten.

There was a moment, however brief, that we were not (R)epublican, (D)emocrat or (L)ibertarian, but just citizens of the same place. We were all scarred. We all came together to help our fellow citizens, whether or not they shared our politics, our party.

9/11 reminds us of that moment, however brief, that we were simply Americans, doing what we could do to help, as individuals, our fellow citizens.

What should be remembered on 9/11 is the beauty of that moment, however brief.

posted at 13:21:58 on 09/11/04 by clearpolitics - Category: Holiday - [Permalink]

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