Rudy Giuliani writing in today's USA Today:
There is a reason thousands of rescue personnel rushed into enormous danger to save men and women who were strangers to them. The reason was respect for the value of human life. It can also be described as love — the kind of love expressed in a biblical phrase, "Man has no greater love than to lay down his life for his friend." This respect for human life and love for others, including strangers, form the core of Western civilization. It is the driving force that helped us create freedom.
What I learned from
Sept. 11, 2001, is that free people have much greater strength than they realize. Ultimately, free people prevail over oppression.
As they say, read the whole thing.