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Reflecting on 9/11

September 11th will forever be a day that Americans remember. Throughout the day, memorial services and moments of silence have reverberated throughout America. From New York to Washington to Pennsylvania and beyond, let us never forget those who lost their lives too soon at the hands of evil. While today is steeped in tragedy, the stories of brave heroism remind us all of the true strength of American character.

Unfortunately, the terrorist attacks on 2001 are not the only tragedies that now mark this day. One year ago, we lost four brave Americans as our diplomatic facility was attacked by terrorists in Benghazi and nobody was sent to help. Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Ambassador Chris Stevens were killed one year ago. While this administration has promised justice and answers, the families along with the rest of American are still waiting …

Though there has been some movement on Benghazi. CIA director John Brennan has sent a letter to the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Mike Rogers, stating that he will provide the information necessary in order to connect congressional oversight committees with CIA and affiliated personnel in Benghazi. Remember that there are dozens of people who were on the ground that night in Benghazi and we've yet to hear their stories. Why? Well you tell me why this administration would go to such great lengths to prevent them from speaking, something that Brennan explicitly denies.

This is welcomed news, though exasperating that it has taken this long to get to this point. It is also infuriating for many that nobody has been brought to justice who was involved in the attack. While media outlets have been able to get ahold of suspects in the attack, the American government doesn't seem terribly interested in doing so. With all of the news we've learned of our capabilities to spy and track everyone (Americans and foreigners), I find it hard to believe that we can't bring these terrorists to justice unless we are simply unwilling to do so. Meanwhile, this morning we awoke to the news that a car bomb exploded in Benghazi at the Foreign Ministry building on the anniversary of the September 11th attack.

Sharyl Attkisson has been leading the charge in the quest for answers surrounding Benghazi. Today she has a piece: One year later, Benghazi's lingering issues. It's clear that the administration still has a lot of explaining to do. The American people want answers and the families deserve them.

This 12th anniversary falls at a very interesting time in our country – We find ourselves struggling with the idea of getting involved in a civil war in Syria and a potential showdown with Iran and Russia. We have domestic controversies ranging from IRS abuse, to snooping on reporters and revelations about the expansive nature of our government's capability to spy on everyone and everything. Our economy is stalled, fewer people are working, entitlements are growing, ObamaCare is ready to swallow us. America is ready for some hope, and not the kind of hope that was promised to us by Obama. We need clarity in our convictions so that we can lead on the world stage once more. We need a coherent, competitive domestic plan to get America energized and working again, rather than sagging under the weight of taxes, redistribution and regulations. We need an energy policy that will unleash us from our reliance on foreign oil and create jobs in America. We need vision and we need action. One way we could honor those who have lost their lives on this day is to be a better America, an America they would be proud to be a part of, an America worth fighting for.







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