Several weeks ago was the 15th anniversary of 9-11, and many of us gave honor and remembrance to the brave passengers of Flight 93. “Let’s Roll” has become a battle cry for those of us who realized what was going on in the minds of the heroes of Flight 93 as they bravely, yet no doubt with fear, rushed the terrorists who had commandeered their plane.
One of the passengers, Thomas Burnett Jr., told his wife over the phone, “I know we’re all going to die. There’s three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you, honey.” Another passenger, Todd Beamer, was heard over an open line saying, “Are you guys ready? Let’s roll.” Most people believe the heroes knew they were going to die, but took the action against the terrorists to prevent the plane from hitting another target like the US Capital.
No matter what they did, death was an absolute. The pilots were already dead, their throats slashed. Can you imagine what it was like being in that plane commandeered by terrorists who, without hesitation, had already slashed the throats of anyone who got in their way? They had to be thinking, “There is no way out of this, except to die.” The in-flight Airfone operator says she prayed the Lord's Prayer with Todd Beamer moments before he yelled, “Let’s Roll!”
Was Todd Beamer praying because he knew he was going to die? Even if he had won the fight and regained control of the plane, now what’s he going to do? I believe the heroes of Flight 93 knew they were going to die, but they were convinced that crashing the plane into a field was far better than letting the hijackers crash it into the Capital.
Are we as a nation in a “Flight 93” situation with the 2016 election? Are we as a nation going to curl up in a corner and just wait to die? Or, are we going to fight against almost insurmountable odds to win back our country from the certain path of destruction which we are currently on?
We actually have three choices this November 8th. No, I don't mean we have a viable third candidate for president. As citizens of a country where the government is supposed to be “by and for the people,” we can stay home and do nothing. That's like curling up in the previously mentioned corner, waiting for death to come. Or, we can get out and vote for one of the two choices.
It is my belief that Hillary Clinton is more morally corrupt and dishonest than any candidate for president we have ever seen. Donald Trump is also like no other candidate we have ever seen. Let’s face reality. We know that Clinton is going to continue to take this country into further debt, more moral corruption, do more destruction to our economy and more attacks on our 2nd Amendment rights. She will finish most of the policies President Obama started. She would appoint extremely liberal judges to the Supreme Court, resulting in another twenty to forty years of court decisions which would certainly destroy our US Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Donald Trump is somewhat questionable. He has made numerous “off the cuff” statements that cause us to question his wisdom. But, he seems to be coming around to a more controlled way of thinking. Voting for Trump, to me, is like Flight 93, “Let’s Roll!” Voting for Hillary Clinton is like curling up in a corner and waiting to die. Staying home and not voting is also like curling up and waiting to die. Voting for a third party candidate is, to me, akin to the aforementioned “curling up in a corner and waiting to die.”
Could the heroes of Flight 93 have safely taken control of the plane, and lived? Outside of a miracle, it’s not likely. Except in the movies, there are NO records of an untrained passenger ever landing a plane like Flight 93, while taking instructions from a pilot on the ground.
Could Donald Trump take control of our country and fly it to a safe landing? Could some of his advisors tell him how to land our “plane” safely? IF Clinton takes over our “plane” I see nothing but a crashed and burning mess. One of the lines in the Lord’s Prayer, which Todd Beamer prayed just before he and the other heroes died says, “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” Maybe Todd Beamer and the others carried out God's will and did win in the final moments on Flight 93. The terrorists did NOT crash the plane into our United States Capital. It kinda reminds me of another time, when a man gave up his life for ours.
John 15:13 says: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,” King James Bible.