We hustled innocent Japanese Americans into internment camps during WWII.
Then there was the Red Scare in the 1920s and 1950s - for awhile there were 'witch hunts', people were locked up just on the suspicion of being a communist.
There have been several times in our history where America just frankly went crazy. Freedoms were trampled for awhile.
Because we were operating out of fear.
But you know what's different about our country? We're set up to overcome these failures of humanity.
When the majority see that a minority are starting to take over, and that things are moving out of control, we're supposed to stand up and set things right again.
It's happened before, and it can happen again. Things CAN be set right again, because we don't have a dictatorship here.
No, I'm not worried, because God is in control. But God has also given us a responsibility here in America to stand up for what's right. He's placed us in a system where we can peacefully wrest control from the fearmongers and put it back in the hands of sane people once again.
It can happen.
So let's wake up and get busy.