Op-ed: 17 Years Later...Never Forget and Never ForgiveBy:
Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
It's been 17 years...almost a generation...and yet it seems
just like yesterday.
And on this most sacred of days…a day that should not now or ever be
about politics or
silly partisan bickering…I still cry and pray for both dear friends lost
those I did not even know...for today is the day America's collective
both died and then was reborn as buildings fell, a plane crashed, and
America mourned. And we mourned not only for those lost but for our
country as well...for our beloved America was now and forever changed in
the span of just one day.
And for those of us who were forced to grow up and grow up fast
on that fateful day...for those of us who actually tasted the all-powerful and
forever lingering smell of death...and even for those of us who were personally
untouched by the event that did not have to be…we have ingrained within our
consciences images that haunt...images once unimaginable of destruction here on
American soil...destruction that mingled with the blood of our fellow countrymen…images that have
now become a sad reminder of the evils of men and what they do in the name of
allah…allah the most unholy.
And today we also remember and honor true heroes born...the
likes of Todd Beamer and his fellow passengers who turned two simple words, "Let's Roll," into
battle cry...and we remember true warriors lost...60 brave men and women
in blue, 12 brave paramedics, and 343 brave firefighters including
Father Michael Fallon Judge, the chaplain of the NYFD who passed as he
was tending to the wounded and dying...all gone in the mere blink of an
And September 11th will always remain a day to remember when
hyphens were dropped and 'Old Glory' could be seen flying proudly everywhere across
this great land as we Americans all came together to unite as one...Democrat,
Republican, Christian, Jew, white, black, brown, yellow, and red...as we held
each other close to try and shake away the shock and tears at the sheer horror
of all those innocent lives lost...lost on a day when true demons from hell walked
the earth in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in a field in Shanksville,
Now and forever those places are sacred American holy ground
forever locked in God’s embrace for in their rich soil rests the souls of the 2,973 innocent
victims (let the 19 hijackers forever be damned to hell)...innocent victims and in
their own right heroes all…heroes who awoke so full of life and promise on a beautiful
sunny and warm September day...yet 2,973 innocents destined by fate never to return
home...never again to kiss their husbands and wives...never again to hold their
sons and daughters or play with their grand kids...mothers, fathers, brothers,
sisters, aunts, uncles and dear friends…2,973 innocent victims never to be
forgotten by those they left behind… innocent victims now safe for all eternity never to be
And here we are today sadly still at war with those demons…with those savages...for
that is what they truly are…savages who pierced America's heart... America's soul...immoral savages
who took away our once collective innocence but who could not and still cannot
take away our hopes...our dreams...our resolution...our determination...and
most importantly of all...our and our children's future.
And today as new buildings reach up to touch the sky to
stand in the place of those fallen...a sign in simple concrete and steel
signaling for all the world to see that America did indeed come back from the
ashes...a sign that sends a loud and clear message that America will never
surrender to evil...that America will not forget nor will she ever forgive the
evil that befell us even as some of us have sadly become complacent
and dare I say condoning of the very persons…of the very savages…that must not be
allowed to walk upon the grounds of civilized men…savages that must not be allowed to set
our or any nation’s agenda...and savages that must not be allowed to ever hurt the innocent again.
as they tried and still try to kill us and to kill the
spirit, the hope, and the dreams that is America...let it be known that
America will survive no matter what evils befall us simply because
survive ...now and forever...not just for us but for the future
will come after…generations who will come to know that on a beautiful
September sunny day
so many years ago a spirit was awoken in everyday Americans...a spirit
survival that can never be taken away from ‘We the People’ even though
today's America is less safe than it was before the day the buildings
And so on this most solemn of days as we remember and honor
the 2,973 victims of 9/11, let's not forget the four victims of another 9/11...Ambassador
Christopher Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and ex-Navy SEALS Glen
Doherty and Tyrone Woods...four brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice in a far off
nightmare called Benghazi…and that they too must also be forever part of our
thoughts and prayers.
2,973 heroes plus four...God Bless them all as now they are ‘home’
forever safe in His arms...never to be hurt again…never to be forgotten...always to be
honored ...and always to live on in our hearts... forever and a day.
May God the Father bless our beloved America
today, tomorrow, and always…and may our tears for those lost never stop flowing
for to forget their sacrifice or relegate it to a place no longer visited makes
us no better than the uncivilized men who are truly freedom’s enemy. Amen.
Copyright @ 2018 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved
Today, Tuesday, September 11th from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS
Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss 'Economic Idiocy...Gillum Style';
'The Mainstream Media Monkeys Up Racism'; and important news of the
Op-ed: Economic Idiocy...Gillum Style By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor /
Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
"Gillum is an unabashed champion of his party's most
progressive ideas...including things like Medicare-for-all single
payer health system, abolishing the federal Immigration and Customs
Enforcement agency and impeaching President Donald Trump."
Sun-Sentinel, Broward County's main newspaper
Let me start off by saying I love Florida. I've lived here most of
my life and I wouldn't live anyplace else. I love the laid back
lifestyle, the weather, the beaches, the Keys, Disney World...I
absolutely love Disney World especially at Christmas time...and the
fact that for the most part Florida is new...new construction, new
business, a thriving economy, and a sense that come winter we are the
envy of the nation. Sure we at times get hurricanes but most times we
don't...Florida is paradise found for most of we Floridians.
And let me also say up front that we Floridians, including most
moderate Democrats, do not want our state turned into a Venezuelan
socialist-style hell-hole which is the ultimate goal of Tallahassee mayor and now
Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.* A self-described
progressive and an avowed socialist in the style of Bernie Sanders...who has endorsed him...Andrew Gillum is also endorsed and funded by the likes of George Soros, and has
the 'thumbs up' of the entire uber far left wing of the Democrat
party. And dare we not forget the 'gimmee-gimmee you owe me sorts'
who already have their hands out for all Gillum's promised “free
Now playing the race card...a typical
liberal maneuver when the issues are deliberately ignored and
relegated to the back burner...has Gillum and his supporters
clamoring to paint his now Republican opponent Congressman Ron
DeSantis...whom I totally support...as a racist with a specific
agenda in mind, as in to send out a "racist dog whistle"
to 'supposed' fellow Florida Republican racists to let them know
that Gillum being black is not someone we want heading our state.
“The last thing we need to do is to 'monkey this up' by
trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases
bankrupting the state. That is not going to work.” So said Ron
DeSantis the day after the primary, and anyone with even one working
brain cell knows well that DeSantis was referring to Gillum's
socialist platform and that as governor Gillum would “monkey
up”...as in destroy...Florida's thriving economy, and not to
his being black. But with the left being what it is and with the
media in their pocket, together they made a huge ruckus over nothing
except to those who see the color of their skin as all that defines
And Miami-native Andrew Gillum's and his supporters rhetoric in
trying to turn the governor's race into a black man v. yet another
(supposedly) wealthy white man, shows all that it's his blackness
alone that defines Gillum, never mind that as mayor of
Tallahassee...Florida's capital city...his record of governance is
quite dismal. In fact, President Trump in a tweet described Andrew
Gillum as “a failed Socialist Mayor who has allowed crime &
many other problems to flourish in his city. This is not what Florida
wants or needs!”
And how right President Trump is for
Gillum's sorry record as Tallahassee's mayor speaks for itself.
Let's look at but a few crime
statistics since Andrew Gillum started his mayorship in November
Tallahassee, which is almost 39%
black, is now ranked as the most dangerous city in all of Florida
with more violent crimes happening in Tallahassee than in any of the
other 21 metro areas of Florida that the F.B.I. keeps statistics
on...as in 767 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, which is well
above the state's rate of 461.9 violent crimes per 100,000
Someones chance of becoming
a victim of either a violent or property crime in Tallahassee now
stands at being one in 14, with more than 97%
of all Florida communities having a lower crime rate than
Leon County, where Tallahassee is
located also has the highest crime rate in the state.
And this man who is vehemently against our 'Stand Your Ground Laws' and who can't even
bring his city under control of course wants to abolish I.C.E. And this man who while constantly talking about or bringing up
race says, “I want to make sure that we don’t racialize
and frankly weaponize race as a part of this process,” this very man wants to be Florida's next governor...I surely think not.
But what of Andrew Gillum's
platform...a true unabashed socialist platform...economic idiocy I call
it...idiocy to such a degree that it could, within a very short period of
time, bankrupt our state and see corporations and business running
off to set-up shop in other states...more on that in a bit. Saying
that his platform throughout the upcoming campaign will focus on
issues like health care, investing in public education and clean
energy, criminal-justice and gun reform...including the placing of
strict restrictions on assault-style rifles and high-capacity
magazines...Gillum also stated that he wants to “financially
empower” the low-and
middle-class, and welcome even more Syrian refugees and
illegals...into his city than there already are. Translation: medicare for all;
guns for no one; even more liberal indoctrination in our public
schools; mosques on the rise; a $15-per-hour minimum wage; and
raising both corporate and personal taxes across the board to give to
in exchange for their votes.
A true progressive in every sense of
the word, Gillum is a proponent of making Florida asanctuary state. In fact, back in January 2017, Gillum introduced the Campaign to Defend
Local Solutions, a movement formed to fight state preemption (in this case
wanting the invalidation of state laws that conflict with local laws)
when states rescind specific or broad powers from local governments.
In other words, Gillum wanted to overrule certain Constitutionally
defined states rights by shifting around the relationship between the
state and cities, which would create chaos if each local government
was afford the chance to do as they so choose.
And who did this appeal
to...those on the left clamoring for even more sanctuary cities and
more immigrant rights...translation: to garner their votes; those
'supposedly' fighting poverty...translation: increasing “freebies
and handouts” againin exchange for votes;
those not understanding the true
concept of civil rights as per the Constitution; the gun control
folks who still don't get that guns do not kill people, people kill
people; and Gillum's fellow tree huggers and climate control
loons...it's nothing but the 'weather'...period.
In fact, this past February,
Andrew Gillum took on Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran over
“sanctuary city” preemption.
HB 9/SB308 basically defined and prohibited sanctuary policies and
required repeal of any sanctuary policy in effect within 90 days, as
well as requiring both state and local governmental entities together with law
enforcement agencies to fully cooperate with federal immigration
authorities. And of course hypocrite that Gillum is...Gillum the very man who
claimed he wants more power on the local level...opposed this bill no
matter that I.C.E. announced that they had made a deal with 17 local
Florida sheriffs that would have allowed county jails to hold
aliens...who were arrested on local charges in custody until they
could be transferred to I.C.E.
Local power but not for the reason
Andrew Gillum wanted.
And so the bill failed...a bill
that would have protected we Floridians and put us before
illegals...saw one of the reasons why it failed being that Andrew Gillum...the
very man who as the mayor of Florida's most crime ridden
city...gathered up his band of vocal in-your-face miscreants, trouble
makers, and bleeding heart liberals, and actively worked to stop it
Mission accomplished for the man who
champions illegals and to hell with the safety of the rest of we
regarding economics itself, Andrew Gillum has no clue whatsoever how
successful economic policies work as these statistics alone show how
Tallahassee is so not thriving as some like to claim. For example,
Tallahassee's property rate has risen to 22.4%; it's unemployment
rate is now over 5.3%; and the recent job growth rate is at -0.7%.
And while in August, Tallahassee had a very slight economic upturn
after an exceedingly long economic decline, economies in general tend
to see a minor bump even though nothing of substance exists to
stimulate or sustain it. Tallahassee's generally poor economy should
not be the model for the state nor are these anything but great
statistics for a major city's mayor wanting to be governor.
Nor is Gillum's economic
platform...a platform which includes the raising of Florida’s
corporate tax rate by more than 40% from today's 5.5% to 7.75%...is a
rate sure to see major corporations exiting Florida en-mass...which
in turn will cause many to lose their jobs as well as seeing Florida
becoming the “high tax capital of the South for
And logic itself
would then dictate that for corporations and businesses that do
stay and pay the higher tax rate seeing that raise in their taxesbeing passed on to the consumer
via increased prices for goods and services or cause state taxes
themselves to be raised...economic idiocy I'd say. And not only does
this goes directly against Gov. Rick Scott (R), who has approved a
tax cut every year of his governorship, but it also discourages new
businesses from opening here in Florida for what one day affects only
big corporations and businesses the next day could affect “mom
and pop” businesses.
Simply, Andrew Gillum, the man
who said, "Being a low-tax state isn’t as big a plus as some people argue..." and who wants to funnel monies garnered from his increasing the corporate tax rate
into expanding Medicaid (more “free stuff”)
and guaranteeing teachers unions (big supporters of and contributors
to his campaign) that the starting salary level for teachers will be
$50,000...clearly does not understand Economics 101...as in tax cuts
drive economic growth, raising taxes does not.
And like with the policies of Governor Rick Scott, Andrew Gillum's proposed economic policies are also in direct
contrast to those of his Republican opponent Rep. Ron DeSantis...a military veteran endorsed by President Trump...a man who clearly understands that a reduction in both corporate taxes and
regulations would help make Florida even more business friendly than
it already is.
But while economic issues coupled
with the issue of illegal immigration...and again the fact that
Andrew Gillum wants to make Florida a sanctuary state...will be front
and center in this November's gubernatorial race, something that
should be taken into account when we cast our vote must be both the
moral and ethical character of each candidate.
And on both those
accounts Andrew Gillum is neither moral nor ethical (in my opinion).
Gillum is the man who after the Parkland school shooting saw that
situation as an opportunity to push forward his political anti-gun
and in a way anti-police agenda, and who while knowing that certain local gun restrictions are
illegal under Florida law still asked Florida cities to passillegal
gun ordinances... ordinances that violated the state’s preemption of the
issue. And this led some to claim that Gillum was suggesting that politicians commit
acts of "municipal civil disobedience." Was that ethical...no...was it playing to the
liberal anti-gun folks to garner votes...absolutely.
Then there's the fact that there remains an ongoing F.B.I. investigation into corruption in the Tallahassee
government, coupled with Gillum pulling a “Hillary”
when back in August 2017, he was caught using a city-purchased
through the mayor's office email system and software to send out his
campaign-related emails and messages. Apologizing
and paying back the city for the software was but a slap on the
wrist, if even that, for
in today's politically correct world, Tallahassee's Democrat black
mayor running to be Florida's first black governor knew well that he
would never really be called to task.
the man who said of President Trump during his campaigning that,
“We've got a crazy man in the White House. Not only is he a danger
to the country and the world, he is a danger to himself,”
thinks he's got what it takes to be Florida's next governor. Well
guess what...he doesn't. This champion of illegals and the criminal
sorts, this socialist whose economic policies border on true economic
idiocy, screwed up Tallahassee...we sure don't need him and his
cronies screwing up the entirety of our state as well.
Copyright @ 2018 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved. _________________________________________________________________ * While most governors do not get involved in foreign policy per se, due to the nature of this all-important upcoming midterm election, Gillum's foreign policy stances, especially in regards to our ally Israel, might be of major concern to many. Click: GOP Email Blast Slams Gillum's Alleged Israel Stanceand Email insights: RGA says Andrew Gillum ‘too radical for Florida’as these articles will give you some insight into the man who sides with the Palestinians.
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