The greatest danger we face as a nation is the belief that we can make our lives totally safe, without risk in any form. Getting half-way there will impoverish us to such an extent as to make our lives a living hell-on-earth. Relative safety is all there is. We will continue to have accidents, screw-ups, and downright terrorism-but we can counter all that as long as we have faith in ourselves to notice and fix the problems as they occur.
To the extent that we believe ourselves to be weak and vulnerable, we will become......weak and vulnerable!