Don’t Let the Evil Doers Continue to Win


When teaching eulogies as special occasion speeches, I explain that such speeches contain four parts: an expression of mutual grief because of the loss; an expression of praise for the one(s) who died; a consoling of the audience; and a vision of a better future because of the life or lives lost.

It is quite unfortunate that final step has not come to pass in the 10 years since Sept. 11, 2001. We have become a nation living in deeper fear then ever.

Terrorism is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as an act intended “(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or; (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by assassination or kidnapping.”

Using this definition, it appears that the Taliban and al-Qaida have met their basic goals. The attacks on U.S. soil met all three of Black’s criteria, and the nation continues to be a state living in fear, paranoia and intimidation.

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About David Rosman

David Rosman is an award winning editor, writer, professional speaker and college instructor in Communications, Ethics, Business and Politics. You can read more of David’s commentaries at ColumbiaMissourian.com, InkandVoice.com and NYJournalofBooks.com.
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One Response to Don’t Let the Evil Doers Continue to Win

  1. When 9/11 happened, I prayed that we could use love and diplomacy as the main tactics and not war against a concept.

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