The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States naturally recedes in the public consciousness with every passing year. We continue to live with the inconvenient consequences of that day’s aftermath, with increased at airports and other public places. But the real story is that the American way of life, and American democracy, has only been strengthened by that horrible day.
We’re just weeks away from another presidential election. That the parties are perhaps more polarized than ever speaks to the viability of what Thomas Jefferson called the great democratic experiment. One side will win in November, the other will lose. But America will again show the world a smooth, orderly and peaceful transition of power.
The radical terrorist animals that attacked this country on 9/11 failed in their primary objective. They could not disrupt our way of life and our democratic form of self-governance. The American dream not only survived their attack, it grows and thrives. As we pause to remember our losses, it’s important that we never lose sight of what remains.
Paul Jenkins, President and Founder