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Between Scylla and Charybdis

Reader comment on item: A Madrassah in Bridgeview, Illinois

Submitted by Mark Holahan (United States), Jun 20, 2005 at 13:12

Our democratic republic's greatest strength: freedom is also our greatest weakness. We welcome most anyone to our shores who is searching for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Small wonder that America continues to be the beacon of hope given the personal freedoms conferred by our Constitution.

And yet there are those who find the American society, this unique political experiment repugnant, evil, and replete with immoral hedonism. They have, I confess, a reasonable case for disdain. However, they are ingeniously, persistently and patiently leveraging our laws and freedoms to erode and weaken our societal fabric.

What legislation can promote and protect our historical freedoms and simultaneously inoculate us from the growing anti-American malignancy?

Are we caught between the Scylla and Charybdis?

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