The American Police State
9/11 – Ten Years Later
by P. T. Freeman
The morning of 9/11/2001 found me in Roseau, the capital of the Commonwealth of Dominica. I happened to be staying at the Fort Young Hotel on that day.
On my way to the business centre to check my emails, a clerk said: “The World Trade Center in New York is on fire.” I immediately sat at the computer and Yahoo! News was reporting that two aircraft struck the World Trade Center. I immediately returned to my room and telephoned some members of my family to see where they were and if they were OK. Thank God they were.
Reaction in Dominica was one of shock and anger. Prime Minister Pierre Charles, now deceased, expressed his disbelief and outrage. Callers to local radio expressed incomprehension, anger, but also a good deal of skepticism.
The next day, I had a conversation with my friend and future business partner Mark Nestmann. He told me, “This is the end of civil liberties in the United States.” I also had a conversation with Jack Pugsley, the late chairman of the Sovereign Society. He also expressed grave concern for civil liberties in the and felt the hysteria would be the cause that those in government would use to extinguish many of those liberties.