9/11 Remembered

We will never forgive, and we will will never forget. Our enemies thought they could instill in us fear. We showed them strength and unity. Our enemies thought we would withdraw and retreat. We amplified our presence and came for them. Our enemies looked at America and thought they saw weakness. We brought to their doorstep retribution and defeat. Our enemies merely succeeded in awaking a sleeping giant, and they filled him with a terrible resolve.

Who are our enemies?

Our enemies are those who oppose freedom and liberty. Those who would bring destruction rather than progress. Those would would bring cruelty rather than kindness. Those who would pervert the ideals of peace to deliver the realities of war. It is those people who become the enemies of all who love freedom, not just in America but around the world. America may take a leading role in the struggle, but it does not struggle alone. And in the struggle for freedom, America will not falter, and it will not fail.

Error in America: Of Antidepressants and Statistics

“It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you may even fool some of the people all of the time; But you can’t fool all the people all the time.” – President Abraham Lincoln

“There are more false claims made in the medical literature than anybody appreciates. There’s no question about that.” – biostatistician Steven Goodman of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

Through two stories and examples, this article portrays three morals: (1) Honesty in research and efficient allocation of resources makes for good public policy and respects citizen’s autonomy in their decisions regarding the acceptance or denial of care. (2) We should never underestimate the profit motive’s ability to interfere with what is in the best interests of the American people. (3) Keep an open mind and don’t be so quick to believe what you read, even if it is in JAMA or The New England Journal.

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