Another year, another anniversary. I stick by my thoughts 9 years ago [].

Unfortunately, what constitutes normal in too many aspects of our day-to-day life have changed more over the last 9 years than they seemed to in the first year. The slow erosion of Liberties not just in the US but around the world, under the pretext of security is appalling — and the cost of that ‘security’ in the lives on non-Americans and American Armed Services Personnel is, in many ways, more tragic than the events which caused it.

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

Benjamin Franklin