How do we fight terrorism at home?
Unlike America's past wars, the war on terrorism transcends traditional political boundaries. It is impossible to say that since we are fighting in the Middle East, we are safe at home. We have to reorient our perspectives on longstanding ideas of offense and defense, as we must practice both on a domestic and a global scale. At home, it is essential to secure buildings, borders, and other assets that are likely terrorist targets. At the same time, we must be proactive, seeking out those who would cause us harm and preventing them before they can be successful. This is a complex challenge that demands a complex response. The government alone cannot fulfill the dual demands of homeland security. The American people must assume some responsibility for their own safety and contribute their individual and collective strengths to the government's effort. Working together, we stand a much better chance of keeping our families and communities safe.
Federal, state, and local level action plans . . .
The United States has always been a nation of immigrants. The entrepreneurial courage of someone who would leave the country and culture they had always known to take their chances in a new world has greatly shaped the American experience. Our population has grown immensely since our founding, but we still welcome newcomers to our shores. Our commitment to an equal opportunity and equal treatment for all, with no consideration for ethnic background and place of birth, remains strong.
Of course, there are other people, those who would do us harm, who are not so welcome in the United States. Technological developments exercised alongside our own precious freedoms provide a lone actor with malevolent intent the tools required to cause immense devastation to the American homeland. Our law enforcement capabilities are poised to detect and prevent such an act before it could occur, but our resources are necessarily limited. It is much easier and safer to stop such individuals before they even enter our country. Preventing individuals with threatening backgrounds or a blatant disregard for our laws from entering the United States is an important step in preventing further attacks. Equally important is having an accurate record of who is here, for what reasons, and for how long, to assist in law enforcement investigations. This is not a question of keeping out those who are different or reserving the wealth of the United States only for those who are native citizens. A balance must be struck that respects the role of immigrants in our national culture and gives an opportunity at the American dream to as many people as possible, while preventing the entry or continued residence of those who would do us harm or disrupt our system of government.
OCTOBER 1, 2014
I went to the same mosque the Oklahoma Muslim who beheaded his co-worker today. I live ten minutes away!
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Just like ISIS raiders, Muslim militias stormed African Christian villages, shot the men and took women and children as slaves.
Agency Director Says 'a Handful' of People May Have Been Exposed to Dallas Ebola Patient
The beheading of an Oklahoma victim by a man who had been trying to get his co-workers to convert to Islam has brought the threat to the homeland.
Let's try to look at what America and the world would look, act and feel like in a totally religion-less, non-spiritual realm.
They want to go to Syria and have babies for ISIS.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
The man who scaled the White House fence this month actually ran through the building into the East Room, much farther than the Secret Service initially disclosed.
If we think that groups like ISIS do not seek individuals just like Alton Nolen to do the dirty work of Jihad, we are gravely mistaken.
We should be demanding our government be accountable and identify this enemy — not cower away under the guise of another declaration of “workplace violence.”
In 2008, “jihad’s” black flag appeared—parade organizers feeling sufficient time had passed to distance Islam’s ultimate declared global goal from 9/11 events.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
A Pew poll found that 53 percent of Americans are "very concerned" about the possibility of a rise in Islamic extremism in the U.S. which ties a record high.
It’s shameful of course, but the real costs of the all-volunteer military became fully apparent only with the election of Obama, a junior senator whose prior service had been community organizing.
Decisions by a commander-in-chief repeatedly endangering America’s national security, and thus our military, demand immediate action from the Joint Chiefs.
Despite their pristine appearance, however, these “green” electricity sources hammer Mother Nature — often fatally.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
"If you are admitted to Harvard College, we will meet your full financial need without regard to your legal status.”
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
As the President himself reportedly wrote the speech, it deserves analyzing to better understand the mindset in “Obama’s World.”
Harakat al-Hazm has received American aid and weaponry despite its open alliance with al-Nusra, the local al-Qaeda franchise in Syria.
Every week brings new reports of Muslims in America flocking to join ISIS. Those who aren’t killed in battle will eventually return to New York, to Los Angeles and to Minneapolis–Saint Paul.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
There is every indication that strategic nuclear deterrence will become more challenging – not less challenging – in the future.
Obama has always relied more on his charm and, initially, on the illusion of his charisma, based on his depiction by an adoring press.
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After talking about the glories and wonders of Islam Obama proceeded to blame Israel for conflict in the Middle East…