Jeanne Sparks-Carreker

9/11 World Trade Center Disaster: the American Sin of Apathy

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9/11 World Trade Center Disaster: the American Sin of Apathy

Jeanne Sparks-Carreker

May 13, 2007

What is it like to live in a privileged country, one providing its citizens with the opportunity to pursue happiness, and one guaranteeing them that the happiness they establish will indeed be protected at all costs?

What is it like to live in a country where citizens can lay their heads down on a pillow at night and know beyond a shadow of any doubt that their elected leaders will not rest until the common good among them is met in both action and intention?

Further, what is it like to live in a country where the population is assured that no elected leaders will ever be allowed the power or money necessary to conspire against them and their children for any reason whatsoever? Because no reason for conspiracy against their own is a good reason for any leader.