Rationality has officially departed American politics. You needn’t read past the title to this Intercept piece to understand that: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Call for Bombing ISIS After Orlando Shooting that ISIS Didn’t Direct.
Let me go a step further, because remember, San Bernardino, Fort Hood, and Orlando involve American citizens. We’re going to ultimately declare a war on Islamic supremacists and we’re going to say, if you pledge allegiance to ISIS, you are a traitor and you have lost your citizenship. And we’re going take much tougher positions. In the late 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt was faced with Nazi penetration in the United States. We originally created the House Un-American Activities Committee to go after Nazis. We passed several laws in 1938 and 1939 to go after Nazis and we made it illegal to help the Nazis. We’re going to presently have to go take the similar steps here.
That Committee resulted in the McCarthy hearings.
When I ran for Congress, local Muslim-Americans shared with me their fear that another 9/11 event (or, perhaps, a series of smaller yet still horrific events) would result in open season on Muslims in America.
Unfortunately, their fears were warranted. Welcome to America.