Freedom of speech is the fight of the 21st century.
Freedom of speech; separation of church and state. These are principles to cherish, not to denigrate. The true “haters” out there are the ones who shout the label of “hater” at anyone who dares to take a moment to stand up for them.
“The medieval Christian threat is under control, Mr. President. Please deal with the radical Islamic threat today.”
The TSA is a failure.
What is this column about? It is about the price paid for evasion of the knowledge, the evasion of the identify of our enemy, which is Islam.
Faith over reason; group membership over individual identity; and blind obedience to authority. No matter what form these qualities take—and no matter what the specifics—they are always destructive. Those are the real root causes of terrorism, in Boston and elsewhere.