2001-09-22 / Letters

No Complacency

No Complacency

Dear Editor:

The Temple of Israel on Eighty- Fourth Street called for a special Memorial this past Saturday, September 15, 2001. We usually struggle to have a Minyan (quorum of ten). We usually wind up with between ten and thirteen people. It was very gratifying to see close to fifty worshippers attending services.

Most Americans today, are in a unique phase of unity and coalescence in their avowed loyalty and patriotism. I hope this unstinting attitude does not become complacent when normalization sets in-and we become immersed in the World Series and Monday Night Football. Let us not appease those who have destroyed so many lives. I hope we remain resolute in our convictions. We must avenge this carnage surreptitiously and with great stealth. Any fear must be quelled.

If there is a formal declaration of war, then those heathens who danced in the streets of Brooklyn and Paterson should be incarcerated or extradited as traitors to the United States. The first amendment does not apply to these reptiles.

To paraphrase F.D.R.’s famous speech after Pearl Harbor: "With confidence in our armed forces. With the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us G-D."

HARRY GOLDSTEIN


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