My One Question

If I had a hypothetical five minutes with The President, I would ask him the following:

How, Mr. President, can you state so adamantly that the predominantly Saudi Arabian terrorists that attacked us on September 11th, 2001, hated us for our freedom when you have made it your pleasure to take those very freedoms away? Are you trying to take away their very reason for hatred? If America didn’t have any personal freedoms/civil liberties, do you think we would be safe?

Or, maybe:

Mr. President, you have stated that we are hated for our freedom. Yet, six short weeks after September 11th, 2001, you enabled Congress to encroach on our civil liberties. Are you insinuating that our personal freedoms were a contributing factor to those attacks on September 11th, 2001? By taking away our Freedom, are you alluding to the idea that the terrorists. were correct in thinking we had too much Freedom?

How about this one:

Mr. President, if we are hated for our Freedom, why weren’t other free-loving countries also attacked? I am aware of the London and Madrid incidents, yet those weren’t attributed to Freedom as the underlying cause. Could it be, Mr. President, that our meddling–and not our Freedom–in the Middle East could be the actual reason the World Trade Center was targeted?

Assuming he would follow the track he has been on since he addressed the nation on September 11th, 2001, his answer would be something close to, “America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world.”

Then why, Mr. President, have you decided to time-and-time again take away the very things we are defending? You have authorized the Federal Government to spy and impose on the American People. Is the fact that we have too much freedom to blame for the attacks? Is this why you have authorized countless measures that curtail (or altogether remove) many of our personal freedoms? Do you wish to defend our Freedom by removing it?