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We do not live in fear.

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Submitted by Andrew (United States), Feb 25, 2008 at 23:14

Have you ever lived in the United States? We do not live in fear as you say. I don't see that here at all. I think you got that dead wrong. I'd venture to say that we are the least afraid people in the entire world.

In our country everyone can express their views, no matter how crazy. And there are many many views. Even conspiracy theory people, even uninformed people. It's foolish to think that the majority of Americans think like the conspiracy theory people, or even what you read in the popular press. Don't mistake the views of the ones who make the most noise as the views of the majority of Americans. The majority of American are a strong and great people.

Radical Islam does have an agenda, just ask them, they will tell you. Their leaders have said so. I've read the quran and it says so (note there are many versions of the quran). Other Islamic books say so. It would be foolish not to acknowledge the truth. I wonder just what you think of 911? I wonder if that happened in your country how your people would respond? There are millions of Muslims in the USA and we have not affected their freedom one bit. Does that seem like we are not afraid?

There is another truth. There are many countries that fail to make any commitment to defend freedom in this world. They appear to be all talk and no show. They enjoy their freedom purchased by the blood of others, and too often forget to acknowledge it. It would probably be wrong to assume that they were cowards. But they never seem willing step-up and take action. The USA isn't perfect. We know that. But, no country or empire has ever existed that has defended and promoted the rights of mankind more than the United States. I you know of one, name it. You might not exist in a free Norway if it were not for the existence of the United States.

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