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Racial Profiling is a Bad Idea

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If we adopt racial profiling, we will have declared one of the most important principles upon which our democracy is built--the fundamental dignity and equality of all races--null and void because we are scared. The terrorists we fight don't believe that all men are created equal or that they are endowed with the same fundamental rights, or they wouldn't kill innocent women and children. In fact, our insistence that no one should be discriminated against on account of race and religion is one of the dividing lines between them and us. When we blur that line and let the terrorists change our way of life and our values, they really will have won. To make this even worse, we will have cast aside our most noble traditions and principles to no avail; as I have demonstrated profiling will not make us any safer. I cannot think of a worse security policy.

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