Tolerance is Suicide

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Tolerance is Suicide

If you believe all we are being told by our government, another terrorist attack is imminent.

It could come at any time -- probably on U.S. soil, possibly against a prominent political leader and possibly in several places at once.

It might be designed to disrupt the U.S. election, or it might be launched to create chaos and a major economic slump.

The terrorists are said to be among us already.

My question is: in addition to trying to prevent such an attack, does anyone know what will be done if there is one?

Will it have an effect on our immigration policies? Will we try to eliminate the threat among us?

Will the government close down Madrass schools and mosques that preach and teach hatred for America and claim their god wants us infidels dead?

Government will have to do something like this, and more, if the public's confidence is to be maintained.

Forget all the talk about tolerance. When dealing with an intolerant people, tolerance is suicide.

God forbid we should suffer from another attack, but if we do, we should not hesitate to fight back with everything we have, starting in our own country.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.