I want to live in a peaceful world where I don’t have to fear becoming a collateral damage. Say what you want about right and wrong, the one with the power makes the rules. The one with the power will always have enemies. The United States of America has the most powerful army in the world. The United States has enemies. There are powerful people who choose to not use their power or choose to use it gently. There are several ways of dealing with enemies.
1. Do so much physical or financial damage to them that you break them and they give up fighting.
2. Come to some sort of compromise so your enemies are happy. Which may mean giving up a little or a lot of your power.
There are other ways of turning your enemies that take a longer time. You can slowly change their minds so that they eventually learn to love you. They sometimes can be converted to your religion. You can change your ways so they accept you.
One of the difficult parts of the War on Terror is identifying the enemy. The men who hijacked United Flight 93 were probably Muslim and today many people fear Muslims. The best way to handle fear is through knowledge. Notice I did not say acceptance. You do not need to sympathize with Muslims to deal with your fear of them. Even if the U.S.A. is a “Christian nation” the Constitution protects everyone’s right to exercise religion freely. Until we change the Contitution, Muslims in the United States of America have all the rights that everyone else has.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Hate is not illegal, but it is frowned upon. Judge a man by his actions, not his words.
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See also Religion & Law.]