On Wednesday, this nation relived the attacks of 9/11 that took so many loved ones away from us eighteen years ago. Memorial services were held, and vigils attended, all in honor of the ones who lost their lives or showed us that heroes still lived.
And while many focused on the family members and friends who found themselves victims that day, some chose to honor those gone in another way, by fighting against the politicians that are tearing this nation apart and proving themselves not to be American at all.
Nicholas Haros Jr. was one such man. His 76-year-old mother, Frances, left this world during the attacks of 9/11 in 2001. This year, he was honored to speak at the anniversary ceremony at Ground Zero in New York City. And he held nothing back.
Just to prepare you and the crowd for where his speech was going, he wore a black T-shirt with the phrase “some people did something” printed on it.
He began by speaking of his mother and those who had died, honoring them greatly. But then he turned in a different direction, completely bashing Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar and her cohorts.
He said, “’Some people did something,’ said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota to support and justify the creation of CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations). Today I am here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom.”
The audience erupted in applause before he could continue.
When they quieted, he said, “Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done. There is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion?” he asked. “On that day, 19 Islamic terrorist members of al-Qaida killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of economic damage. Is that clear?”
And he continued, “But as to whom, I was attacked, your relatives and friends were attacked, our constitutional freedoms were attacked and our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles were attacked.”
“That’s what some people did. Got that now?” he rhetorically asked.
But he wasn’t done.
“We are here today, congresswoman, to tell you and ‘the squad’ just who did what to whom.” And then he ordered, “Show respect in honoring them, please. American patriotism in your position demands it.”
In conclusion, he rose his arms, making the sign of a cross and said, “For God and country, amen.”
If he sounds angry to you, he is. And he has every right to be, just like every other American. As he so clearly stated, he was attacked, we were attacked. Our very freedoms and founding principles were attacked.
And what is even more maddening than the attacks themselves is the fact that we have members of our own Congress who don’t seem to understand that.
On that day, September 11, 2001, America got hurt badly. But for the first time in a long time, we got back up, shook off the dust, and became united as one. We realized that to continue living out the freedoms we were founded on, we would have to come together to fight against those who would seek to destroy the very idea of liberty.
And fight we did.
But people like Representatives Omar, AOC, and Tlaib don’t get that. They don’t see this as an attack on our very existence. Apparently, it’s just an act “some people” did.
And furthermore, they don’t appreciate the freedoms we have fought for. These women experience a life thousands of times better than their ancestors or your and mine. Those people only dreamed of living in a land free from oppression and slavery. Somewhere they could live out their lives in peace, raising their families, and working to provide in the best way they knew how.
And yet, that isn’t good enough for these progressive lawmakers. Instead, they seek to pit one side against the other, brother against brother so that we live divided. Giving up on our dreams and freedoms and readily taking handouts from a government that is losing sight of what we were founded on.
This man, however, hasn’t forgotten. He gets it and thankfully sees these “squad” members for what they are, anti-Americans seeking to tear us apart.
Here’s to hoping more Americans agree with him.