Letters to the Editor

Principles ignored

It’s amazing how the law-abiding conservatives, those who seem to revere the Second Amendment as if it were one of the Ten Commandments, are more than willing to trample the First.

Suggesting that all Muslims register in a database, blanket surveilling of mosques and accepting only Christian Syrian refugees (as if no refugee would lie about religious affiliation to gain entry) are all ideas they have offered. In no way could any of these be construed as the freedom of religion guaranteed in the First Amendment.

They forget that this country was founded by those fleeing religious persecution, and that fearfully abandoning our democratic principles is exactly the reaction that groups like ISIS are hoping for.

Michael Marmesh, Miami

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