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Submitted by R V (United States), Feb 5, 2007 at 22:33

Imagine the U.S. 55 years ago. Before LBJ, the 60's, the 70's. Could you imagine supermarkets full of women in Burqas, or bumper stickers proclaiming "My son is an honors student in -------Islamic School"? Being different wasn't a matter of pride, and while at home people were practicing their own religions, outside they had to conform.

The extreme to which the ideal of Multiculturalism is taken today is destroying our society. Multiculturalism produced myriads of little movements within America trying to distinguish themselves from the rest and pulling the common wagon we are all in, in their own little direction. Unfortunately a wagon being pulled in a million little directions isn't going to move very far. I am all for freedom of religious practice, and freedom in general behind your own door, but when you come out of your home into the world your first and foremost responsibility must be to the country you live in. You are an American first, and whatever else second, and if you are something else first all you are is an interloper exploiting this country's resources and ready to hop onto the next when this ship sinks.

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