Have we fundamentally altered who we are and what values we cherish as a nation? In which case are we still the United States of America, home of the free and the brave?
In my mind, the brave fight for what is good and right, especially in challenging times, while cowards descend into fascism.
A national database for Muslims? Monitoring mosques, shutting them down? Is this what America does?
Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” The choices we make now will determine the future of our country in no small order.
Will it, in the end, be the continuation of liberty or the death of an extraordinary experiment called America?