Former Congressman and 2012 Presidential Candidate Ron Paul believes you deserve to know what’s in the 28 pages of the 9/11 report that have been classified since the report was issued in 2002.
Though criticism has come to those who are certain that we do not know the full story of what happened that fateful day, it is important for us to set aside the conjecture and come together on the principle that we must always seek the truth.
Members of Congress are pushing to bring the truth to light, and they need your support. Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) and Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) introduced legislation at the end of 2013—H. Res. 428—to get the administration to reveal the redacted information from the 9/11 report.
You, as an American, deserve to know the information concealed in these 28 pages. And the only way to make that information public is to call on members of Congress to support H. Res. 428., which would make public those pages of the “Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001” report.
We are calling on you to make your voice heard. Record a short, simple video message of yourself saying:
I deserve to know the truth hidden in the 28 classified pages of the 9/11 report.
Upload it to YouTube and share it on social media with the hashtag #Declassify, challenging others to do the same.
Be sure to tag the members of Congress in your posts. You can find a list of Twitter handles of members of Congress here: https://twitter.com/cspan/members-of-congress/members
Together, we can bring the truth to light. Together we can make a difference!
Here’s what the individuals who have seen the classified pages of the report said about their experience reading the information therein and the importance of making it public:
Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) in an interview with Ron Paul recorded on August 14, 2014 — “You have to go down into a room that is guarded by uniformed officers, and then also you have an FBI person to sit there in the room. you can’t make any notes. The Bush people do not want it released. It’s not a national security issue. But it would be embarrassing to the previous administration if this information is opened for the public. . . . There will be no hope for America’s future if the American people don’t know the truth about a tragedy such as 9/11.”
Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) in a December 2, 2013 press conference with Congressman Jones — “Twelve years after the horrific September 11 attacks, unanswered questions still remain. These pages contain information that is vital to a full understanding of the events and circumstances surrounding this tragedy. The families of the victims and the American people deserve better; they deserve answers, they deserve a full accounting, and that has not happened yet.”
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) in a March 12, 2014 press conference with Congressman Jones and Congressman Lynch — “This is something the families deserve to know, this information. It’s been a decade—over a decade, 13 years—since this event happened. And we’ve had a narrative in the media and in the press and in the collective American conscience of what happened that day. But I don’t think it’s fully informed and it won’t be fully informed until everybody gets to see these 28 pages. . . . I had to stop every couple pages and just sort of absorb and try to rearrange my understanding of history for the past 13 years and the years leading up to that. It challenges you to rethink everything.”
Former Senator and Chairman of the Senate intelligence Committee Bob Graham (D-Fl.) in an interview with HuffPost Live in December 2013 — “This is not just a matter of something that happened a dozen years ago. This has real consequences today. It has real consequences in terms of justice. There are thousands of Americans who are victims of 9/11 who have been trying to secure justice through our federal court system and who have been largely blocked by our federal government through denying them access to information that would be necessary to successfully pursue their litigation and raising sovereign immunity on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
Former Congressman and Vice Chairman of the 9/11 Commission Lee Hamilton (D-Ind.) in an interview with independent journalist Luke Rudowski in 2001 — “We do not claim in this report to have written the final truth.”
And former Congressman Hamilton on C-SPAN coverage of the 9/11 Commission Report 10th Anniversary on July 22, 2014 — “I am embarrassed that they are not declassified. We emphasized throughout transparency. And I assumed incorrectly that our records would be public—all of them, everything. And then when I learned that a number of the documents were classified and even redacted, I was surprised and disappointed. I want those documents declassified. I am embarrassed to be associated with a work product that is secret.”