The thoughts of a writer.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

If You Think...

If you think that the U.S.A. has a lot of mass shootings you are right.
If you think that there are a lot of shootings in the U.S.A. you are also correct.
If you think that Islamic extremists are a problem in the U.S.A. you are right. If you think profiling should be allowed in the name of national security, you are probably right. If you think all Muslims are terrorists, you are wrong.
Half of my family came to America from Germany before WWII. They were not Nazis. They became American very quickly when they heard that people of Japanese, German and Italian heritage were being relocated to internment camps. They stopped speaking and acting like Germans. Some of them fought the Nazis in WWII.
Donald Trump's family also came from Germany. Somehow the two of us have not learned the same lessons about ancestry.
On the other side of the spectrum, those who are too liberal to understand that personal freedoms will need to become secondary while we are at war against terrorism, need to gain a dose of reality. We might not like it; but being shot down or blown up has its disadvantages too. And by-the-way, if the FBI wants to check a record of my phone calls, they are more than welcome. But be forewarned, it will be a lot of very boring stuff.
But I digress... Where were we?
If you think there are too many guns in the U.S., you are probably right.
If you think you need to own an assault rifle, you are probably wrong.
And finally, if you want a cop to respond when you are in trouble, stop "bashing" them! Take your petty political agenda and stuff it. This is bigger than you. It's bigger than any one of us. But it is not bigger than all of us.

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