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I am an American.  I was raised Jewish.  I have lived in Germany and I now live in Japan.  I realized recently how odd it is that just two generations ago my people were murdered in mass by the Germans and dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese.  Now we are are friends...

People will not feel safe when we build a higher, longer, motion detecting fence to keep the bad guys out.  They will feel like they need a fence to keep the bad guys out, and fear the fence is not tall enough.  People will not feel safe when someone listens to every phone call, reads every email and video monitor every street corner for signs of terror.  They will feel like there is a real threat out there and fear what will happen if no one was listening and watching.  People will not feel safe because they are defended by the worlds best trained military with the worlds biggest military budget and billions of dollars worth of high tech guns,  gps guided missiles, and other brilliantly designed tool of destruction.  As long as the military is out there, fighting, killing and dying, people will fear for their loved ones in uniform.  People will fear that the enemy might get one...

People will not feel safe when we hunt, capture, torture and kill our enemies...People will fear retaliation.  People will feel safe when there is no  need for a wall, phone monitoring, and billions of dollars worth of military to hide behind...We've tried killing the enemy for over 8 years and as long as they are the enemy people will live in fear of them...