Via email from the Family Research Council:
Twenty years ago today, Americans went to sleep never imagining the next morning would change our lives forever. We woke up to a once-in-a-generation nightmare carried out by extremists who despised our way of life, our liberties, and our God.
Their hatred killed 3,000 innocents that day, but it did not kill America. Unfortunately for the terrorists, the people of this country were resilient — even in unspeakable tragedy.
We mourned, flew bigger flags, and rebuilt. It would have never occurred to us then that two decades later one of the greatest assaults on our sovereignty would come from our government itself.
That the man we’d elect as president would one day tell us that confronting a deadly threat is “no longer about freedom and personal choice.”
When Joe Biden looked into the camera and told us that we had lost the right to make our own health care decisions, no buildings exploded, no lives were lost. But it was still an attack on America and our core values.
In many ways, it has the very real potential to do what 9/11 didn’t: destroy the free foundations of our country. The White House will say that its vaccine mandate is about public safety and common sense — and that to beat the pandemic, we all have to give up some liberties.