This piece is co-authored with Mr. Jimmy Greene and Mr. Allen West.
Since our founding in 1776, the United States or her territories have been attacked 16 times before September 11, 2001. Unlike military attacks by foreign powers in 1812 (Great Britain) and 1941 (Japan), September 11, 2001 was an attack on the United States by terrorists; not a foreign country but a group of 19 radical individuals from four countries that took exception with America’s free, open and inclusive society.
WHY THEY ATTACKED US
America stood for the promise of inalienable rights for all…for life, liberty, private property and the pursuit of happiness. 9/11 was an attack on the very reason we exist – our love of freedom, our belief in a constitution and rule of law, our belief in individual rights, rights that are owned by both genders, all walks of life, regardless of race, color, religion, or sexual preference.
They also attacked us because we believe in a free American economy, driven by entrepreneurship, invention and innovation. An economy like no other, where young and old, rich and poor, born in America or immigrant can dream of starting a business and bring it successfully to fruition as long as they