The legitimacy of profiling

Bravo, as a great nation our strength derives, in large part, from our cultural and ethnic diversity. Protecting our values, however, requires balancing zeal with caution. While we zealously face the threat of Islamist terror, we should be free to carry out policies that involve brief and typically trivial impositions upon persons who, unfortunately, share some of the outward appearances of our enemies.

John Winn teaches business and constitutional law at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. He served in the Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, including five years on the Law Faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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