Skip to comments.A Heart, a Cross, a Flag (Peggy Noonan)
Posted on 09/06/2002 11:02:00 AM PDT by FreedomWarrior
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Where would we be if the shadow hadn't come, if 8:46 a.m. that day had not happened? Where would we be if the whole day had been as peaceful as its start?
Where would we be?
Probably continuing to be concerned about communist China, who you will all recall at the time had just released our servicemen who they had been holding as hostages, and then tore apart the plane and offered to let us have it back piece by piece if we paid them a few million dollars.
How soon we have forgotten!
Greater love hath no man than this,
That he lay down his life for his brother.
Freedom, Wealth, and Peace,
Francis W. Porretto
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Peggy has put America into words...
God bless her.
She described how firefighters and cops crowded around a chaplain at ground zero, under the burning towers.
They knelt, received conditional absolution. Then they shouldered their gear and went in.
As she pointed out, they knew they weren't coming back. And they went in anyway.
Remember these brave souls.
I think you are missing something important. And something just came back to me that seems to illustrate it. Back in the '80s when the lefties were fond of criticizing Ronald Reagan's movie career, Parade magazine had an article on the subject--and I liked the conclusion, which wasCould Reagan act? Yes.And I think that is somehow related to Rush, and his radio show. On the radio Rush--having done his homework--goes into his live, unscripted performance. He is portraying himself, on the fly.
He always played himself.
It is a heartwarming role.
We all do that, all the time--but you'd get bored listening to me doing it. Himself is able to be interesting doing that, day after day and year after year.
The point is that his TV show was scripted. In effect it was journalism--rapidly put together scripting read by, in effect, an anchor. So it was Rush, but Rush playing someone else's game. Kind of an infomercial for political conservatism.
And it's not like Rush just shows up at the radio studio and wings it; the time and energy put into show prep, added to 3 hours actually on-air, amounts to a full day's work. Now you add show-prep writing that script for a TV program, and a half-hour spent reading that script, and if you kept up with him for a day nobody would have to tell you you had put in a day's work!
That TV show just wasn't his game, and he was right to pull the plug on it to avoid burnout. OTOH he now has the web site and the dittocam, and he can show people graphs and even video clips if he really wants to. It's not as accessible as a TV channel, yet. But . . .
Peggy is an incredible WORDSMITH and never fails to express the emotions I'm feeling but cannot bring to words.
I just caught an interview with Peggy Noonan on EWTN. According to Peggy, 90% of those who gave their lives were catholic.
Say what you will against the Catholic Church, but no other religion fosters this same sense of duty and honor in service to others. This applies to the military, as well. 90% gave their lives, selflishly, so that others might live. 90%
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