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America's Finest Hour

Tuesday, 25 September 2001 12:00 AM

While just fourteen days have passed since the worst tragedy of war sustained by the U.S. in history, we – as a people – seem to have, in an instant, shirked the cloak and emerged from the fog that seemed to have enveloped our spirit, clouded our sense of right and wrong, and caused us to mindlessly drift and sway to the whims of moral relativism and situational ethics.

From the acceptance of "political correctness” to outlandish charges of "racism” where none existed, to the notion that strength was to be abhorred and weakness celebrated, American society had become lost in a sea of psychobabble and misguided gobbley-gook.

Things that had been considered "corny” and "unenlightened” are now boldly practiced and preached.

Patriotism has at long last proudly burst forth from its slumber, with American flags boldly displayed everywhere on everything. Even the network news shows now incorporate the flag in their on-screen graphics.

Public prayer is now widely accepted and openly welcomed, as are services of every religious faith, as people seek solace in the Almighty.

Clarity of thought and purpose, as well as the fortitude to act decisively are now traits to be admired.

In short, America has been shaken to its very core following the brutal murder of nearly 7,000 people on September 11th by the butcher bin Laden.

It is all at once sad and, yet, poignant that only in the face of this horror has such heroism, selflessness and proud purpose been so broadly unleashed.

This has been thoroughly heartening and inspiring, that even in the depths of our worst despair such a strong and positive result could emerge.

Hopefully, as time passes, this new attitude will long prevail among the public and will replace the previously accepted fuzzy and phony "feel-good” era of irresponsibility, which appealed to short-term emotions but resulted in nothing whatsoever to address real problems.

Straight talk has replaced lip-biting, honesty has replaced cynical rhetoric, and thoughtful action has replaced Renaissance Weekends, all of which represents a renewed and genuine respect for the American people.

That’s the way it should be and that’s why this is America’s finest hour.

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Dan Frisa represented New York in the United States Congress and served four terms in the New York State Assembly.

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