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 24, 2013
by MICHAEL ISIKOFF
AG Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails.
Obama and Biden met in the Oval Office on Tuesday with three people who are in the country in violation of U.S. immigration laws but who have received “deferred action” allowing them to stay in the country under the terms of a "memorandum" issued unilaterally last year by Napolitano.
Gird your loins, America. President Obama intends to empty out Guantanamo Bay and send scores of suspected Muslim terror operatives back to their jihadist-coddling native countries.
Of the IRS abuse cases that have recently come to light, the use of the IRS to enforce the defunct “Fairness Doctrine” on broadcasters is one of the most disturbing.
We don't know yet how involved the White House was in today's scandals. Yet, at a minimum, they suggest a government filled with sycophants under the sway of Obama's referent power.
by CAPT. GARY HARRINGTON, US NAVY (RET.)
"The United States is not at war with an idea...."
What motives lay behind last month's Boston Marathon bombing and the would-be attack on a Via Rail Canada train?
Such a step would significantly help protect globally the freedom of speech and religion desperately needed by Christians in particular while countering Islamic fanaticism with freedom
MAY 23, 2013
Anti-pesticide activists falsely blame new pesticides for bee colony problems.
by BETHANY STOTTS
Three brewing scandals have formed a vicious trifecta that threatens to sink the Obama Administration.
If Islam isn't Islam, what is it? What is it about Islam that prompts jihadist violence? Can it be "reformed" without turning it into another California cult?
Planned Parenthood, which rakes in hundreds of millions in the abortion business, actively discourages women from going to crisis pregnancy centers.
MAY 22, 2013
A recent decision by the United Nation’s foreshadows an ominous future for free societies should Muslim entities like the OIC achieve their goal of having “Islamophobia” defined internationally as a form of prejudice.
The State Department has been made to believe that the Islamist agenda and the beliefs and values of all Muslims are one, which is a grave mistake.
The June 14th presidential election in Iran may already have a foregone conclusion -- and it's likely an ill wind blowing form Tehran.
It’s too early to speculate about impeachment, but if evidence of White House involvement pops up, it’s not unthinkable. What’s concerning now is reaction at the grass roots. Americans are rapidly losing faith in government.
MAY 21, 2013
The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 others during a shooting at Fort Hood has reportedly been paid more than $278,000 since the 2009 incident.
Jack Bauer is coming back.
The only official at the State Department's bureau of Near Eastern Affairs to lose his job after the Benghazi attacks, shares that he’s been scapegoated by Hillary Clinton’s team.
At Least 20 Kids Among 51 Dead After Massive Tornado Tears Through Okla.
The countries that make the top 20 countries, places where women thrive according to these criteria, are (in order)...
Non-comprehensive, none-of-the-below, Washington-dictated energy policies guarantee decline.
The most obvious lessons of the defeat of gun control and the push for illegal alien amnesty is that politicians don't matter. People do.
30 Americans – including 15 from the bin Laden strike-team unit, Navy SEAL Team 6, and two other SEALs – were killed in the costliest single-day loss for the U.S. military in the Afghanistan.
MAY 20, 2013
As the conservative website Politically Incorrect reports, state prosecutors in Kassel announced that they would not press charges against the creator of a cartoon showing a crucified Jesus hearing a vulgarity from God.
It seems Ms. Abedin, accurately described by the New York Times as Hillary’s ”longtime aide and confidante,” spent her last months at the State Dept. not really at the State Department.
The United States economy – like that of much of the developed world – remains mired in the worst downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Conservative groups have told the media that the IRS asked for donor lists, Facebook conversations, copies of minutes and notes, and even lists of meeting participants.
With White House scandals dominating each news cycle, President Obama's newly minted media critics may prefer to ignore their own culpability in creating this unfolding debacle.
MAY 19, 2013
MAY 18, 2013
Do you believe the White House knew about the IRS targeting Conservative groups?
There are two reasons why impeachment would never result in the removal of President Obama from office.
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by CAPT. GARY HARRINGTON, US NAVY (RET.)
Obama, at a press conference, explained there’s no “there” there in defending his administration regarding the events surrounding four American deaths in Benghazi.