The U.S. has raised its own terrorists, remember Oklahoma City? (And, that is only one case of terrorism and radicalism having been fostered by citizens born in this country.) All of us need to be more responsible and understanding; we need to stop demonizing before we know the facts. We all should be together in this war against terrorism threatening the very freedoms for which we stand. Radicalism wins when we allow fear to take over and we forget humanitarianism. (If fear prevails, is the next step internment or forcing some people to wear a type of demarcation?) It is natural to want to protect, but let’s do this equitably – let’s not deny freedoms from those hoping for asylum. Let’s not single out peoples just because they come from one country (and are running from a radical, terroristic “leadership” that has turned on its own citizens.) We already have stringent citizenship processes, let’s make sure they work. In this age of technology, fear mongering seems to be rampant. Reason needs to succeed. Together we can win, divided we could fall.
*Excerpt from The Declaration of Independence, 1774