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Message: [Acro] RE: Fw: Important News from IAC Headquarters

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From: "Max Braude" <skybird at>

Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 20:55:08 UTC



You are absolutely but not quite 100% correct!

It ain't only America, I'm afraid.   It is most of the free thinking,
entrepreneural world that is under attack by fundamentalists, who, however
conversly, feel that their own method of "freethinking" must be imposed on
everyone else, or they should die!

Max Braude
skybird at

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Virginia M. Jacobson [mailto:virginia at]
  Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 12:19 PM
  Subject: [Acro] RE: Fw: Important News from IAC Headquarters


  Once again I will come out in the arena, I'll probably just get my ears
boxed again but here I go.

  Everyone is entitled to their opinions and I welcome them. However I think
some have totally misunderstood the point I was trying to make. First off I
was only pointing out an observation of the times we are living in and the
current events which are shaping our lives, much like Dick reminisced about
his years in the 1930's and 40's.

  I was not trying to encourage sympathy for either the Palestinians or the
Israeli's but merely pointing out what life might be like if you had to live
with the constant threat of terrorism in your own back yard each and every
day the way they have to.  I do not and I will emphasize DO NOT advocate
giving up individual freedom for the sake of the masses! I was merely trying
to point out that sometimes we need to sacrifice some of our freedoms in
order to ensure them for the future. Our parents, if you are my age any way,
had to sacrifice many personal freedoms during WWII in order to ensure the
freedoms we enjoy today. Our nation was formed by those who chose to pursue
individual freedoms and rights and the people of this nation have fought and
died for those very rights through out the years.

  We are no longer separated by vast oceans from those who desire to destroy
our freedom regardless of what ever their motives may be. Those who wish to
destroy the very principles by which this nation was founded have the
ability today to reach every corner of the globe and reek destruction and
terror.  9/11 I believe is only the beginning of terror in which this nation
has yet to experience first hand. It is all our responsibilities to fight
and defeat those who wish to destroy that which we hold so dear. It is not
just our governments role to protect us but every individuals
responsibility. Sometimes in order to be able to fight effectively we must
restrict some of the things we take for granted temporarily.

  I do not believe that any right given up is for ever lost! The freedom and
rights of the individual is the corner stone by which this nation was
founded and is the only principle which all Americans are willing to die
for. After 9/11 every non military aircraft was banished from the skies. If
our nation was formed by those who only wish to control the masses the skies
would of never been reopened for its citizens to once again enjoy. It is
very unfortunate that aviation was used as the means by which terror struck
this nation. However, it remains a fact that it was effectively use against
us. We would be negligent to ignore this fact and do nothing to try to
ensure that it is not used again.

  So far the only thing that has been asked of us is to do something that
99% of us do anyway. I know of no one who gripes about being required to
have a photo ID for a drivers license and presenting it to authorities or
others as proof of who they are. So why is anyone up in arms about being
able to do the same if asked to while exercising the privileges of being an

  To close I have received some emails from individuals who have not only
been quite rude but who have attacked my character. Everyone has a right to
their opinion whether you agree with it or not and they have a right to be
heard, again a freedom we hold dear. So the next time I receive such an
email I will post it publicly so everyone can hear what an ass you are.
After all it is your right.


  Virginia Jacobson

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