It’s not theology

To the Editor:

After arguing for thousands of years, “believers” and “non believers” both appear happily convinced the other is a fool for not “seeing the light.” That’s okay and reconcilable, for things religious and philosophical. Man, it seems, was made to ponder and never meant to learn certain metaphysical, unattainable truths. But should this same kind of apathetic dismissiveness (based on the preconceived notion of never being able to know for certain what the truth is) go unchallenged for things more secular, by a people who designed and built a government to serve themselves? Is truth really so unimportant or inconsequential or unattainable to our democracy in fighting, for example a murder, or worse, high crime and treason?

Our founders didn’t think so. They felt there should be a third branch of government, the Department of Justice. Properly run investigations follow and don’t ignore established methodology and protocols; examining all evidence, controlled demolitions, no matter how inconvenient, including testimony under oath (not coerced) and cross examining contradictions to find out who’s lying and why.

Proud 9/11 “conspiracy theorists” like me feel compelled to point out that the objection to the official 9/11 Commission Report is not about the conclusion reached but how (improperly) the conclusion was reached. By shortcircuiting such highly evolved, agreed upon, established principles, we undermine and compromise not just the conclusion being sought but the very integrity of the report.

Was it sloppy and amateurish or criminally intentional? In either case, only a proper and independent, unbiased investigation (vice top-down “report”) can help unite our country. (See ae911truth.org). We are the jury. Let’s follow the rules and make sure the rules get followed. Talk it up not down.

Nick van Nes

West Tisbury