For years when I was in construction I used to park my truck in my driveway full of tools because I was too tired to unload them and put them away. Then, one day when I was about to go to work, just like that, they were gone! Someone during the night stole them!
What I resent to this day is not the loss of maybe $5,000 worth of tools, although that certainly hurt.
It is the fact that some low life thief had the power to change my behavior forever. The theft was over fifteen years ago and every night ever since I have had to unload my truck and put the tools in my shop and make sure it was locked.
Osama bin Laden did the very same thing to us as a Nation. Terrorists have added a huge expense to our daily lives and threaten our Constitution, our very freedoms that we cherish. We have "Homeland Security"
now, Airport screening, police with guns everywhere and you can't go anywhere without a camera focused on you. It is amazing how "one guy in a cave" did this to us. I don't think his death will mark the end to anything. Yemen, a little tiny desolate sand country is rapidly taking over as a terrorist capitol with almost successes at taking down planes and the destruction of the USS Cole, a battleship brought down by a rowboat!
There will be no cause for celebration until the implements of war are turned into ploughshares and we can get on to the business of living. I am not sure that will ever happen. I have often thought that if a thief could not sell the tools from my truck then he wouldn't steal them. Is there no way out of the trouble we are in?
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