Following the holocaust in world war two, the Jewish people adopted a slogan: "never forget."
We would do well to remember not to forget September 11, 2001 when some of our enemies attacked us on our own soil, killing thousands and wounding the American psyche.
Among other things, September 11, 2001, was a rebuke to the humanistic philosophy that man is basically good, or can be made that way by giving him what he wants. What these enemies want is our destruction. Do we want to give them that?
We can allow them to destroy us, or we can continue to indulge in our own form of suicide by our indifference to God and our pursuit of material gain and sensuous pleasure.
In the days of revival, leading preachers would be calling on God's people to repent of their sins and seek his face.
Today, too many prefer to call on the Republican Party and the president and denounce the other party and liberals in general. They create, or back, impulsive campaigns they suggest will improve the country rather than radical individual transformation that would improve many souls.
Let's not forget September 11, but let's also remember what caused it.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.