Last Thursday, September 11th, was another perfect example. All Americans and many citizens of the world were reminded of the tragic terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the aircraft crash in rural Pennsylvania. While seven years have passed, the wound to our hearts still festers, because the real planners of those incidents have not been brought before the Halls of Justice. Terrorism is still one of the world’s biggest problems and the end does not appear to be in sight.
On that same day our two Presidential candidates called a truce from their harsh rhetoric and hysterical accusations for a few hours. They met as grieving gentlemen and paid their respects and honored the World Trade Center site. For a few hours our airwaves were cleansed of patrician political bickering. Was it not a wonderful few pleasant hours?
We did not have long to cherish those moments, because by evening, they both were back indiscriminately sniping at each other and the opposing party, again lowering the bar of political discourse.
I, for one, cherished the few hours of civility and wonder why it could have not continued until Election Day. Dream on Commander…Dream on.