While it might "feel good" to declare as intolerant anyone who opposes plans to open further the human floodgates into our great nation – especially as we're trying to fight a war against terrorism – the lost reality is that a society with multiple common denominators survives the long haul, not one that is increasingly hyphenated and celebratory of cultural differences.

Commonalities like language, customs and history form the lasting fabrics of a successful, peaceful society. When differences are not only emphasized but encouraged and expanded, the various factions within society tend to eventually discover that they share little.