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.
MAY 29, 2015
An idea that will drive the failed city deeper into poverty — and harm national security.
MAY 28, 2015
Sad to say, taking hostages works for the Islamic Republic, as it does for other terrorists.
Brown’s disdain for social responsibility was made further apparent as one driver later reported.
MAY 27, 2015
“America is an idea,” the Irishman Bono continued. “That’s how we see you around the world: As one of the greatest ideas in human history."
Project Healing Waters is about helping and healing through fishing those who have selflessly gone in harm’s way for us.
MAY 26, 2015
President Obama – in his what me, worry stance – indicated this setback will not change the tempo of U.S. operations.
If Lloyd’s results hold, the IPCC may have to revise how much warming it attributes to mankind.
All this got us to thinking about the negative comments made about America from many sources lately, much of which seems to stem from this current White House for some reason.
MAY 25, 2015
As always, Obama's version of reality is at odds with the known facts.
The overwhelming majority of improper payments go to provide ineligible recipients with goods or services, the report confirms.
It would take a “global” village to subjugate and sack America. That is what is being proposed by Jeffrey Sachs. And who is Jeffrey Sachs?
Nowadays, many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country, the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored, and worse, neglected.
Today it honors all fallen American soldiers who risked everything to protect our homeland, our values, our Constitution.
MAY 24, 2015
As Memorial Day approaches, I want you to remember that it’s more than just a day off from work where we can hold barbecues and head for the shopping mall to take advantage of the numerous sales.
by CATHY MAXWELL
Memorial Day is more than the holiday heralding summer.
On this Memorial Day, everyone at FSM pays respect to the fallen, giving thanks for their sacrifices, and extending our support and commiseration to all the relatives of the fallen.
Take a look at the history and meaning behind this special American holiday.
MAY 22, 2015
"While Obama continues his constant political campaigning, Ramadi falls, ISIS gains ground, Russia puts pressure on Eastern Europe, North Korea and Iran build nuclear programs, and China literally builds itself a larger country."
This email about Clinton’s “ownership” of U.S. Libya policy was sent—on the East Coast of the United States--at 7:40 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2011.
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Former CAIR official McGoldrick, who indicated he has relatives in Iran, specifically praised the Islamic Republic's active role in the Yemen conflict.