Skip to comments.We Will Prevail - speech by Solicitor General Theodore Olson
Posted on 09/10/2002 10:41:52 PM PDT by pittsburgh gop guyEdited on 04/22/2004 11:47:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
From a speech by Solicitor General Theodore Olson to the Federalist Society on Nov. 16, 2001. Mr. Olson's wife, Barbara, was one of the airplane passengers murdered on Sept. 11, 2001.
September 11, 2001 was unprecedented in our nation's history. Our country has been attacked before. Our soldiers and innocent citizens have been the victims of terrorism before. But never before in our history have so many civilian citizens, engaged in the routines of their daily lives, who neither individually nor collectively had done anything to provoke the savage attack that they were to experience that day, been brutally murdered for the simple reason that they were Americans, and because they stood, in their countless individual lives, for all the things that America symbolizes.
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Isn't this too true?
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What a remarkable man Ted Olson is ..... and how fortunate we are to have him in this administration.
May God bless him!
But he left out that our Freedoms have become illusions , that America's Churches have become the State churches that early American's were trying to escape.
And that these American's happened to be in the buildings that represent the internationalists who are after global monopolies , regardless of human costs.
Which to me makes the American's who died in the Towers , victims of the same internationalists.
You won't hear this on the news , but you will here them defending the internationalists , saying it had nothing to do with their foreign policy.
Learning of her death was the first thing to 'put a face' on the attacks of 9/11. I couldn't help but feel that I knew her, in spite of the fact that I had only seen her on TV. And Ted's strong, loving grief was overwhelming.
We are indeed fortunate to have men (and women) of his caliber in this incredible administration.
She emigrated from Germany in the 50's. It was 9-11-02 and she couldn't stop crying. She told me she is living the American dream, God bless her.
My nephew is from Russia. He is only 12, but I'm sure that he can tell you what the differences are between where he came from and America.
And sadly enough I fear, by the time he's 52 he won't be able to tell the difference. We have freedoms now, yes, much more than the former Soviet Union. But the way the majority of the public in their respective states is willing to hand over power all in the name of safety, there's not in the way of freedom the next generation will have
bigotry \Big"ot*ry\, n. [Cf. F. bigoterie.] 1. The state of mind of a bigot; obstinate and reasoned attachment of one's own belief and opinions, with little tolerance of beliefs opposed to them. With a little editing, you've got me nailed.
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Why don't you talk to some older Russians or Germans or other Europeans , to find out why they can't own any property. Or leave an inheritance.
It's happening here and You accept it.
Thank You for keeping our country strong.
But You wouldn't know anything about that , because conspiracies don't really exist.
It's funny conspiracies exist in the Bible , but not in your world.
The victims were of all races, backgrounds, religions, ages and qualities. They had one thing in common. They were nearly all Americans. Their lives were extinguished because they were the embodiment of the aspirations of most of the world's peoples. The people who killed them hate the beacon that America holds out to people who are impoverished, enslaved, persecuted and subjugated everywhere in the world.
A magnificent speech worthy of the Gipper. I can give it no higher praise.