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  •  As an American born in America (5+ / 0-)

    I thank you for this post. It needs to be said. We need to have people asking us these questions over and over again to jolt us out of whatever state of mass mind we have slipped into.
    What good is defeating an enemy if you turn into him to beat him?
    Why do we give into fear so easily and throw freedom overboard as the first instinctive reaction to each attack large or small?
    Saw something in the paper on Sunday (giving away my age - i still receive and read newspapers!) that it was the anniversary of the suicide bombings in London in the subways that killed over 50 people. I don't recall Britain turning itself inside out as a society in response. I have this fear that a majority of Americans would gladly surrender to the 'freedom' of a police state in response to another major act of terror. And spend itself into oblivion in the process.
    And some on this site would argue we already have.

    Blue is blue and must be that. But yellow is none the worse for it - Edith Sidebottom

    by kenwards on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 08:19:34 AM PDT

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