Dear Robert,RW response:
I hate to bombard you with emails, but on the immigration/borders/what will that make of our society given that the State prevents us from choosing with whom to associate, here is an interesting article. It goes toward my point about how, if our society depends on common law and voting then it is important who we let into our communities.
I found it linked from Slatestarcodex.com, an interesting blog you may know of (but should check out if you don't).
PS Just fyi, if you recall my wife is a Syrian Christian (got here ~15 years ago). I'm a mutt. Neither of us are religious. She is absolutely terrified of Islamification, having lived it.
Well, I am afraid of Islamification also. That's why I stay out of ISIS territory.
But I am also afraid of government created urban primitives and they are a lot closer. I would say less than 10 blocks from me. That's why I stay out of the Tenderloin here in San Francisco--especially after dark.
And an urban primitive tried to mug me once late at night in Chicago's Loop when I had a serious number of Sapphire tonics in me. (It didn't work out so well for him.)
But I have yet to fear a Muslim in America. In fact, my two best drinking buddies in Los Angeles are Persians originally from outside Tehran, Amir and Hamid. One is now a banker, the other a corporate lawyer. We have closed Los Angeles down many a night together. I have eaten kale pache with them.
My third favorite LA friend is a Nigerian real estate developer named Bola. He is Muslim, but from what I have seen I would not consider him anywhere close to practicing--if you get my drift.
So you can send me all the links you want about cultural this and cultural that and I really don't care. I am having a blast with some people who you apparently would never go close to. By the way, I have no problem with you staying away from them, if you want to stay within your little club, based on whatever, go for it.
I have my little club centered around Sapphire tonics and good times--ethnicity not that important, ability to hold liquor very important. And I have my own prejudices.
But if you think that the U.S. government is going to protect you for a minute from the Muslims that you are so afraid of, please explain to me why Saudi Arabia was not put on Trump's travel ban when it was Saudis that flew into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon?
Government protection is a myth. Try walking on the west side of Chicago late at night.
To call for the expansion of government in any way is ass backward libertarianism. Government is the problem, not the solution.
You always want to move toward liberty not away from it and that means in the context of Muslims, getting US troops the hell out of their countries, halting refugee status for Muslims that would be supported by the state, but allowing in Muslims who have a place to stay and a money or job to support their activities here.