People (including me sometimes) are forgetting that tolerance and freedom are the two founding values of America. The best way to defend our nation and it's values is not to engage in war. The answer I think is to, of course continue upholding our commitment to being a place of refuge and understanding. There is an increasing level of indifference in the younger generations, mine included! Awareness about the past and future is what will save us, and the decisions we make now affect that outcome. Let the super-sonic-soul of this Alabama Shakes video ignite your inner passion for doing the right thing.
My holiday craft this year* is meant to inspire a renewal of tolerance and support especially for things I can't understand.