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.
DECEMBER 21, 2014
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DECEMBER 20, 2014
Or America’s embattled guardians will lower their shields.
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Once a Constitutional Republic famed for its pragmatism, the United States has lately become a country notorious for its inconstancy, no longer recognizing that actions have finite and foreseeable consequences.
Under Common Core students are asked to rewrite sentences containing subliminal anti-American messages such as "The commands of government officials must be obeyed by all" ...
DECEMBER 18, 2014
Why focus on trying to make government more efficient rather than on what government should or should not do?
“A federal judge has found parts of Obama’s new deportation amnesty to be unconstitutional, issuing a scathing memo accusing him of usurping Congress’s power to make laws, and dismantling most of the White House’s legal reasoning for circumventing Congress.”
The left doesn’t really want racism or sexism to go away. If Americans were to believe both are diminishing, that’s a problem.
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DECEMBER 17, 2014
Judicial Watch has obtained documents that show a chunk of taxpayer money went to an affiliate serving as an Obamacare “navigator.”
A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that President Obama’s actions in decreeing effective amnesty violates the Constitution.
The neonics and honeybees saga takes interesting, potentially fraudulent turn.
Sometimes I think that Jews are going to have to arm themselves in order to celebrate Chanukah.
What information important to our safety did the CIA extract by waterboarding and rectally infusing suspects?
Bill Gates continues to “give back” what he never took in the first place.
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DECEMBER 16, 2014
Bill Clinton lied. Obama tells stories.
The Democrats, suddenly shocked by the CIA’s tactics, dishonor the people who died on 9/11.
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DECEMBER 14, 2014
The so-called torture report is worthless as an investigation, but it’s valuable to our enemies.
This week, and by any reasonable measure, the lame-duck Democratic majority of the United States Senate gave our enemies aid and comfort.
The message to the Islamists: To all of those who are torturing, raping schoolgirls and killing parents before the eyes of their children, beheading men, women and children, to all who so passionately hate America, America promises that we will “never again” mistreat you.
Bron was a scientific genius who dedicated his life to protecting our national security.
DECEMBER 12, 2014
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