Discussing foreign policy at Case Western University during the 2000 presidential campaign, I said, “It is not a question of if America would suffer a major terrorist attack because of our intervention in foreign affairs, but when we would be hit.” So when I first heard the slogan after 9/11 “they hate us for our freedom” it sounded absurd. To many Libertarians, Harry Browne and myself included, “they” hated us for our aggressive interventionist foreign policy.
But if “they” did hate us for our freedom, it seems that “they” have been successful in taking it away. Every time we go through a TSA checkpoint, we are reminded that this country is less free today than it was ten years ago. Government can now conduct secret searches and wiretaps in our homes without showing “probable cause,” and we can be jailed indefinitely without a formal charge and without the right to confront the witnesses or evidence against us. And it seems that “they” have gotten us into endless wars.
How were “they” able to take away our freedoms? Before that question is answered, we need to know who “they” are. Since explosions were going off in World Trade Center Building 7 before the Twin Towers came down, “they” had to have had access to the building which housed the IRS, the Secret Service, the CIA, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Office of Emergency Management to place the explosives.
Surely Muslim terrorists did not have access to place the explosives in such a sensitive building, nor are they enforcing the USA Patriot Act. “They” had to have had permission to enter the building from the government agencies that are supposed to protect us.
It has been a decade since the 9/11 attacks; it is time to overcome the conflicting emotions that were stirred up on that tragic day and realize that it was not some guy in a far-away cave that crashed those airplanes and blew up those buildings.
The evidence that people in high levels of the Federal government planned, executed and are continuing to cover-up the 9/11 attacks is overwhelming. There are eyewitnesses, whistleblowers, pictures, videos and scientific evidence. The only thing missing, and this is what many people have had a hard time accepting, is media coverage of the evidence. For me, it was not that difficult to understand how the corrupt the media can be as I witnessed it first hand when I was the mayor. The local papers would routinely put out misleading hit-pieces on me to benefit my corrupt political opponents and would not report on their crooked deals.
This is not the first time in American history that the American people were tricked in to going to war. Emotions were stirred before WWI when the Germans sunk a passenger ocean liner and again before WWII by a sneak attack by the Japanese.
It took generations for the proof to be uncovered. In 2008, divers found out that the Lusitania’s hull was packed full of ammunition in route to England. In 1995, the Eight Action Memo to get the Japanese to bomb Pearl Harbor was discovered. Fortunately, we do not have to wait generations to find out the truth about 9/11.
Some people that have watched the destruction of the 47-story Building 7 surmise that they do not have the technical knowledge to determine whether or not a modern skyscraper can collapse into its own footprint at freefall speed because of an office fire. For them, I suggest that they look at the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA.
Local reporters walked the crash site on 9/11 and reported, “there was nothing, nothing that you could distinguish that a plane had crashed there.” The official story is that the 150’ 757 buried most of itself under the ground, not even disturbing some on the weeds above it, while other parts bounced up and landed miles away, leaving no debris on the surface of the crash site.
Don’t take my word for it, or anyone’s word; there is so much misinformation regarding 9/11, look at the evidence yourself. If you see a 47-story building destroyed by fire and you see a 757 in that field in Shanksville, clearly I am mistaken. But if you see a controlled demolition and an empty field, it is incumbent of you and every Libertarian to research the facts and to tell the truth to others of what you know about what did and did not happen on September 11, 2001.
There are some members of the party that argue that we will be subject to ridicule from those that are committed to the government’s story about 9/11. Our founding fathers pledged their lives to give us this republic; we should be able to withstand some name-calling to keep it. The LP cannot effectively oppose the wars and our loss of liberty and at the same time ignore the catalyst for those actions.
There are millions of Americans that know 9/11 was an inside job. They clearly understand that big government does not benefit the governed. Many of these people are politically active and would naturally be attracted to the Libertarian Party if we spoke the truth about 9/11.
Libertarians should never shy away from the truth. A political party without principal is just another tool of the Establishment.Art Olivier ’98-’99 Mayor of Bellflower, CA 2000 Libertarian VP Candidate 2006 Libertarian Candidate for CA Governor