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The complex attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001
shocked the world. Since then, the United States and its Western
allies have made great strides in protecting their people, but
balancing the need for additional security measures came at a cost to
freedom and liberty many would argue. The almost hostile debate about
trading liberty for security is certainly nothing new in America. This
debate will rage on if the security first personalities and the civil
liberties first crowd have anything to say about it. Regardless of who
Americans believe to be right in this debate, the experts have a dire
warning for us all. The Garland, Texas attack proved that terrorists,
and their attacks can be home grown, even in America. The excuse that
“European countries have an assimilation problem to blame for the
violence they encounter” no longer works in the heartland of America.


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