We started our infidel day as we start every Sunday, at our church. This day celebrating a Mass for the innocent lives slaughtered on September 11, 2001. Next we headed off to the range to enjoy a couple of hours of shooting sports. One of the basic American freedoms, enumerated in our Constitution, is the right to bear arms. Those who would seek to control our lives and limit our freedoms, naturally are put off by our God-given right to self-defense. Tyrants fear an armed people most of all. We must also be conscience of the fact that there are many right here in America actively striving take away our gun rights, leaving us defenseless, who at the same time express their support for the "rights" of those who seek to destroy us.
That done, next up in our celebration was the consumption of some alcoholic beverages, in the form of some good craft beer. The selections I brought home for the day had apropos names; HopDevil Ale from the Victory Brewing Company, and also Crispen Cider, The Saint, an apple cider brewed with Belgian beer yeast.
As we often do, we ended our day enjoying a great meal, this time featuring the meat of Sus domesticus. A slow-cooked pork roast served as the main course of the feast. For side dishes we also enjoyed a potato and bacon casserole, along with a wonderful pull-apart bacon bread.
The enemies of freedom, both domestic and abroad, thrive on fear. Any time we limit the enjoyment of our freedoms, they taste victory. We all changed on that fateful day ten years ago, when America looked evil right in the eyes. But we didn't surrender. Despite the levity of our "celebration," it's important to remember and always be thankful that we are still free to worship, play, eat and drink as we please.
I will not submit. I will not surrender.