Homeland

 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.

AUGUST 18, 2017

“He who controls the past controls the future… He who controls the present controls the past,” wrote Orwell. Here in 2017, the left is firmly in control of both academia and media and is using both to control the past.

The American Revolution began in earnest on July 4, 1776 with the announcement of our Declaration of Independence. It is not over. The struggle for life, liberty and creative pursuit of happiness goes on, and will go on for as long as our human nature remains as it is...

The moment represented a contest of wills. One was a lifetime in the making; the other honed to perfection in a profession where mission success is imperative in saving, or taking, the lives of others.

Recent events in Charlottesville Va. have brought to focus the irrational thinking of those who consider themselves to be “progressive” and tolerant as opposed to the rest of Americans especially conservatives.

AUGUST 17, 2017

“So will George Washington now lose his status?” the President asked on Tuesday. “Are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson?”

Space-based defenses should be front and center in President Trump’s announced plans to increase BMD funding.

Never Trumpers (NTs) contend that even if there are policies President Trump embraces consistent with their philosophical suppositions, they will remain firm in their opposition.

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In reality, it has been the Republican Party throughout US history that ended slavery, pushed the Civil Rights movement and legislation.

AUGUST 16, 2017

While most Americans likely fall somewhere left or right of middle on the spectrum of political identity, there are certainly those who inhabit the fringes.

Jefferson was a passionate believer in democracy at all levels of public life, and it made perfect ideological sense to him that the students should run the university. His university.

AUGUST 15, 2017

Actress Patricia Heaton joined Cruz in his criticism, tweeting, “Iceland isn't actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They're just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.‪

Now that North Korea is recognized by the intelligence community and policymakers alike as a clear and present danger to the U.S. mainland—armed with ICBMs capable of blasting American cities with atomic warheads, possibly with much more powerful thermonuclear warheads in 6-18 months—what can we do?

'Son, in the US Senate, there are no rules!' So said former Senate parliamentarian Bob Dove at the completion of a two day seminar on Senate rules in 2003 when asked to sum it all up for new Senate staffers.

Is the threat that North Korea would launch a nuclear armed missile at the United States fanciful because everyone understands such an attack would engender a massive retaliation leaving North Korea in ruins?

AUGUST 14, 2017

While the most positive news in the war on Islamic terrorism has come from military successes against ISIS in Mosul and Syria, the overlooked recent failures by authorities to effectively deal with home grown Islamists is a cause for growing concern.

Delivering on His Promises, Decimating the Opposition

North Korean President Kim Jong-Un has blatantly carried out a series of missile tests that show their capability of launching a nuclear missile strike that will put the west coast of the United States within range.

The title is a quote from a Facebook post in reaction to the senseless and fatal attack that took place at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday.

Critics argue Iran has disappointed U.S. expectations that Iran would no longer support international terrorism or work to destabilize neighboring countries or threaten the U.S. While these were U.S. expectations, there is no legally binding language in the JCPOA requiring Iran to change its international behavior.

AUGUST 12, 2017

Clearly, we need effective ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems to counter this threat, and have near-term possibilities that can and should be improved while we consider even more capable future systems.

AUGUST 11, 2017

Judicial Watch Victory! D.C. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ordered the State Department “to search the state.gov e-mail accounts of Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Jacob Sullivan,” former aides of Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State.

North Korea has nuclear-armed missiles and satellites potentially capable of electromagnetic pulse attack. EMP is considered by many the most politically acceptable use of a nuclear weapon, because the high-altitude detonation produces no blast, thermal, or radioactive fallout effects harmful to people.

It was a difficult time because leftists at Google had to confront the horror of an original thinker in their ranks. Some were so traumatized by his intrusion into their safe space that they threatened to quit.

Although one could really visit any mosque to hear it, most recently an imam’s call at a California Islamic center for Allah to annihilate all Jews has been met with few demands for his removal.


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