We all changed on September 11, 2001; that day's events forced us all to rethink who we are and how we relate to the rest of the world. I believe we will emerge from these personal reconsiderations with certain of our principles strengthened. One of these principles is tolerance.
I believe tolerance to be more than the absence of prejudice, more than a benign attitude towards ideas or practices, and more than simple acceptance of groups. That kind of tolerance is learned from slogans