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Submitted by Michael Reinhard (United States), Oct 3, 2004 at 21:19

I find your argument both convincing and disturbing. It seems like the end of an era. We have lived up till now in a world where we, as Americans, could solve any problem by just living up to our principles. In a way, all of the problems we have faced up till now can be approached by trying to live up to the true meaning of our creed. But if what you say is true, tha there is a growing minority that has no intention of ever becoming Americans in the sense that we understand it, then we have to confront questions that we have been able to ignore for most of this century, like who can be an American? What creeds can really be brought into the fold?
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