The lessons of fear
We have not learned the lessons of misplaced irrational fear.
We baby boomers are the Vietnam War generation, a war engaged in because of the fear of communism, and yet a sitting president, Richard Nixon, was credited with opening trade with China.
Communist China enabled by a president and Wal-Mart did all but destroy the American middle class, and history shows that despite the war and communism, U.S. and Vietnam relations couldn’t be better!
We have been sending our children to war in Afghanistan for 15 years, and there is no outrage. And at home, the current president seems to be stoking the fear of immigrants as well as any domestic resident who does not think the same way he thinks. Where is the “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” in that?
Your freedom ends where mine begins, and that requires tolerance. Pay attention to your life, not mine, and things around us will automatically be more peaceful.
Lastly, if you like your religious freedom, then let me have mine and keep them ALL out of our government in any way, shape or form. Do you realize that the more you impose your religious dogma into politics, the more we become like our Middle Eastern enemies? John Begg