Tight security at July 4th Fest: Should we be worried about terrorist attacks on our nation's birthday?

  • Yes, we should always be concerned about the possibility of terrorist attacks on the 4th of July.

    Yes, we should always be worried about the potential for terrorist attacks on the 4th of July. The day is highly symbolic and is a celebration of the birth of our nation. People gather in large groups in cities around the country to watch fireworks displays. Just like the attempted terrorist attacks on New Years Eve at celebrations in the U.S., terrorists are likely to try to do similar attacks on the 4th of July.

  • Yes, because July 4th highlights American values, making the July 4th Fest a possible terrorist target.

    The July 4th Fest should have tight security, because I believe July 4th is particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Terrorist attacks against the United States and U.S. citizens have often used targets that have national significance, such as the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Many terrorists have expressed hatred of the United States and its values in their speeches. Since July 4th is a day that is particularly symbolic of the values of the United States, such as liberty, it makes it a tempting target for terrorists who want to instill fear in Americans.

  • Yes, we should worry about terrorist attacks on our nation's birthday.

    Yes, we should worry about terrorist attacks on our nation's birthday. Terrorism can happen anywhere, at any time, but are particularly prone to happen when large crowds of people are gathered together. On our nation's birthday, large crowds of people gather in all major cities and public places, therefore the opportunity for terrorism, unfortunately, exists and we should be proactive.

  • Absolutely, we should be worried.

    The concern for terrorist attacks on our nation should be high on any day with what is going on in the world as of late. That concern should be even higher on a national holiday, especially the Fourth of July. Independence Day is a very symbolic day for those in our nation to celebrate our freedom and honor those who defend it. A terrorist attack on such a symbolic day would be devastating in itself, but given what the day represents it would have an even greater effect.

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