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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - David Yerushalmi
When he popularized his famous "peace through strength" axiom, Ronald Reagan never envisioned it would lead to anything but peace three decades later.
A measure to ban the use of foreign laws in domestic courtrooms is progressing in Florida's statehouse, one of dozens of similar efforts across the country that critics call an unwarranted campaign driven by fear of Muslims.
How's this for a wake-up call? America's most cherished civil liberties and the Constitution that enshrines them are enabling Muslim Brotherhood operatives and other Islamists who have the declared mission of destroying our freedoms and government "from within ... by [our] hands." Specifically, our enemies are using our tolerance of religion to create an infrastructure of mosques here that incubate the Islamic holy war called jihad.
Mr. Yerushalmi said the foundation waited until "when no one's watching" to secure the trademark, but added it will have to surmount one key obstacle — that it was Reagan who popularized the phrase, not the foundation's leaders.
"They picked on the wrong group of people," Mr. Yerushalmi said. "Frank Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy are not going to claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan, they'll do what they do, but they'll certainly protect the freedom to use that term in any way they want."