Many of us are shaken by the recent terrorist scare. No doubt our nation will have more of these episodes as sooner or later one gets through.
As a proud member of a free society we are vulnerable to this sort of criminality. None of us wants to think that our friends and neighbors as terrorists. The Cold War taught us that our enemies lied repeatedly. There were communist spies in the government. We should not make the same errors and allow unfettered access to government radical Muslims or Marxists.
We need to look at security checks more seriously and consider denaturalization for people who advocate terrorism and treason in the USA. Part of us understands the fear that the folks who dealt with the FT Hood terrorist of being called a racist. However, we need to look at the risks posed by allowing no scrutiny at all.
A free society ponders liberty vs security all the time. We must remain vigilant but never allow ourselves to forget individual rights and procedures. It is a tough job and we are lucky many dedicate their careers to this task. We will get hit again, but the cost of never getting hit again would be to burn our individual rights.