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Barber: 9/11 didn't alter nation's spirit

On this day, I join my fellow Americans in remembering the tragic events that shook our nation on Sept. 11, 2001.

Today we honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in those deadly terrorist attacks. We also remember the brave first responders who rushed in to confront danger and help those who survived.

And we thank the men and women of our armed forces and foreign service. They serve our nation with heroism, honor and distinction every day.

Although that day changed many lives, it did not alter the spirit or the values upon which our nation was founded – spirit and values that each one of us hold dear. As Americans, we have our differences – but when it comes to our love for this country, we are united.

God bless all of us in this great country in which we are privileged to live and I am honored to serve.

Ron Barber is the U.S. representative from Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.

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Sep 12, 2013, 7:29 am
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Although that day changed many lives, it did not alter the spirit or the values upon which our nation was founded – spirit and values that each one of us hold dear.

Are you kidding me? Are you actually saying this? Have you been to the airport lately? The fourth amendment no longer has any meaning, apparently. And the sheep who are tolerating this have lost their spirit.

The country was founded based on an absence of fear and the desire for something better. Since 9/11, it is abundantly clear that our nation no longer possesses those values.

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