So many worry that people like her will radicalize people here. They don’t even consider the possibility that by coming here and returning to Iran they will bring some of our values they learned here back with them. Letting people like Shadi study here is actually a way for us to “invade” their country with our values and with different thoughts than that nation is used to hearing from its theocratic government.

“The sense of individuality which he has gained with us… might be transmitted through the entire Borg Collective — every one of the Borg being given the opportunity to experience the feeling of… of singularity. And perhaps that’s the most pernicious program of all. The knowledge of self being spread throughout the Collective, in that brief moment, might alter them forever.” Captain Pickard, in the Star Trek The Next Generation episode “I Borg.”

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Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80

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