A Plea to Iowans on the Eve of the CaucusPosted: February 1, 2016
I am writing on the eve of the Iowa caucus with a plea to voters in Iowa, many who see Donald Trump as the answer to American’s problems.
He is not. His rhetoric against Islam and Muslims is already pouring gasoline on a conflagration, serving no other purpose, and his election to the presidency would have the effect of increasing the quantity of gasoline a million-fold. Members of the three great monotheistic religions have coexisted peacefully together before, so it is not without precedent that I still have cautious optimism that it can happen again in my lifetime.
I cannot speak for all Americans, but I do not want my president to lead my country into a religious war with Islam. There can be no winner in such a war. The dangers are too great. And the only security system in the world that can prevent random attacks is a totalitarian one.
The election of Donald Trump to the presidency would only escalate the tension between Islam and the West. I am concerned that his election could lead to a thermonuclear event in the next ten years, on one side or the other.
Again, today I plead with my fellow American citizens of the great state of Iowa. Please do not elect Mr. Trump to be leader of the Free World. We will be more safe and secure as a country without the terrifying drastic measures he has proposed.
Thank you for reading this.
Daniel M. Tsadok