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> mixing multiple cultures, religions and belief systems is harmful to the identity and the self-trust of a nation

This is true only if the peoples of a country refuse to mix and to seek a common national civic identity based on peaceful resolution of disputes and respect for the rights of minorities, whether cultural or religious.

It remains true that one thing no democracy can survive is a large fraction of citizens with contempt for the values that make self-government possible: respect for the rule of law rather than of strong men; a desire to help people who cannot return the favor, to list a few. This does indeed go to your "belief system" point.

But here in the US anyway, I'd suggest most of the rot of the civic belief system has been grown right at home.




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