Both of those news items simplify the issue considerably, yet make points that are vitally important. We cannot afford to allow large numbers of Muslim immigrants into our nation if we want to keep our democracy and our relative safety from terrorism. That does not mean that every Muslim is a terrorist, or supports terrorism, or opposes democracy. It does mean that the Muslim idea of democracy is substantially different from that of Western nations, leaving out important freedoms of speech and religion that the west takes for granted.
That is why the United States is a constitutional republic, not a democracy. Even a Muslim majority cannot use government to violate the rights of free speech and freedom of religion spelled out in our Constitution. But those protections are only as strong as the people defending them.
This entry was published Wed May 27 10:43:47 CDT 2015 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2015-05-27 10:43:47.0.