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Reader comment on item: 9/10 vs. 9/12 on [Election Day] 11/2

Submitted by Dan Katcher (United States), Mar 1, 2005 at 14:30

In order to answer the question, one must frame the problem correctly. Liberals see it one way, conservatives another. It is my approach to take the militant Muslims at their word and accept their goal of destroying America. It may be slow and may not affect me directly, but future generations will pay the awful price of living under a muslim theocracy; I do not wish to see this for the US. Whether the country dies in confligration or by a thousand cuts, the outcome will be the same therefore it must be recognized and accepted for what it is: we are at war against those who wish to destroy us, and they are Muslims. I view this as an existential struggle, even more militaristic than our confrontation during the cold war. Our enemies are brutal and ruthless, one need only view the outcomes of suicide bombings by sexually frustrated men and beheadings committed in the name of religion. Either they are stopped now or we lose in the long run. Framed in this context, I accept the government is obliged to take its own ruthless acctions. If I am the one caught in the net, then I shall yell as loud as the next however, the issue is much bigger than me at this time; it goes to the heart of America for if we lose the US, then all the rhetoric about rights will amount to nothing. Therefore, I support a vigorous defense of this country recognizing errors may be made. Other efforts are also needed including closing the borders to undesirables and monitoring of mosques, schools and other institutions that preach hatred, violence and destruction of this country especially based on religious ideology. Deportation is another tool that should be used liberally. I recognize this may be an extreme position for some but I view the current problem as an extreme and therefore deserving of an extreme solution. We must shed our political correctness and freely discuss, as a nation, our approach to the islam that motivates our enemies.
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