Mar 292011
 

Apathy: the absence of expression of passion/emotion/expression

Controversy: dispute, argument, or debate, esp one concerning a matter about which there is strong disagreement and esp one carried on in public or in the press

(definitions thanks to www.dictionary.com, I love that site…)

Ten years ago now, on a lovely fall day, I was at work for the local Health Department as the Recycling Assistant.  I was out in the field and I get a phone call to return to the department, something big had happened.  That even was of course the tragedy of 9/11.  I remember the shock, fear and disgust of that day.  Fast forward now ten years.  What has happened?  During those first days, we were crying out that the people responsible needed to be found and taken care of. Now, we want to quit and give up hunting down those who have blatantly stated that America should perish. What went wrong or changed?

The Fight of Our Lives by William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn looks into that issue.  Bennett and Leibsohn look at what has happened politically and culturally to our collective mindset towards those who threaten the United States and why we no longer think we should stand up and fight.  This book isn’t an emotional plea, it isn’t in your face, it just looks at the events of 9/11 and other terrorist attacks on this country (yes, I use that word) and who perpetrated them and asks us to reconsider our national malaise, use of several terms (like why we can no longer use the term Radical Islam, War on Terror, Terrorism etc.) and how we need to return to the fervor of self-protection like in the days just prior to 9/11.

The future of our nation is at stake on many fronts (economical, the threat of Radical Islam etc.). I’m sure most of us, no matter what our beliefs are about the future of our nation can agree that we do have many threats to overcome.  I highly recommend reading this book, no matter what your thoughts are on terrorism, Radical Islam, the future of our nation.  This book was written to expose the issues surrounding this very controversial topic and to make you think.  Please, think and stand up for our country. That’s all that is being asked. Then go and do something about it.

I received a copy of the book The Fight of Our Lives by William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn from Thomas Nelson as part of their BookSneeze program for bloggers.  All opinions are mine and mine alone and no other compensation was received..

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