Today is September 11. Nine years ago today the world changed forever. I still believe our nation (the USA) is the greatest of all nations, but I also have reasons to fear. I won't go uber-political here, but let's just say that we (and by "we" I mean not only us little people but especially the current leaders of our nation) need to remember the principles that this nation was founded on. We should all go back and read the constitution, the bill of rights, the Federalist papers, etc. These are the basics, and according to our founding fathers they apply to our government as well as our people: Remember that God is in charge ("In God We Trust, right??"). Don't spend more money than you have. Put families and children first. Be honest. Always. The list could go on, but if we get these first few things down then most of our problems will go away. Now the terrorists and the bad guys in other countries are another story and we unfortunately will always be dealing with them, and this will continue to lead to conflicts and unpleasantries of many kinds. But here in America we need to remember who we are. The Scriptures call this a land of promise, but we have that promise only if we hold up our end of the bargain. Come on America, let's hold on!
"Oh, thus be it ever, when free men shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blessed with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust!"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."
—Francis Scott Key
(America's National Anthem, 3rd verse)