I posses a healthy *contempt for those fellow citizens, and their allies from outside our shores, who would turn us against each other. They would do this first by stigmatizing a minority group in America, for the actions of a few; and follow up with later condemning those of us who would not follow lockstep into tearing our republic apart. History tells us what happens when we allow a faction to divide us along lines so hateful and loathsome -- the only way through it is a revolution, or a civil war. It is time to start castigating those who would dare stigmatize Muslim Americans, and do so without any sort of deep thinking, or contemplation (cogitation); as to how their bigotry and hatred, their fear and loathing of others -- would hurt us as a nation. Those who ceaselessly attempt to stigmatize other Americans, simply because of their religious beliefs, ethnic origin, or nationality are the enemy within; the enemy within. Two quotes from Edmund Burke -- "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." and "In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority." -- sum it up for me. One week ago, President Obama responded to the attacks in Belgium, by the DAESH/Islamic State. President Obama said Muslim-Americans are “our most important partners in the nation’s fight against those who would wage violent jihad...That’s why we have to reject any attempt to stigmatize Muslim-Americans, and their enormous contributions to our country and our way of life...Such attempts are contrary to our character, to our values, and to our history as a nation built around the idea of religious freedom. It’s also counterproductive...It plays right into the hands of terrorists who want to turn us against one another — who need a reason to recruit more people to their hateful cause.” That terrible terrorist attack killed something like 32 people, including I believe, two Americans; but it also wounded around 300 people -- many of those critically. I applaud President Obama as a profile in courage.