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.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Real problem is monstrous government programs that perpetuate poverty, disease and death

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

Policies emerging from the Obama administration are often perplexing. Why did he give ISIS a virtual free hand in destroying Iraqi and Syrian borders?

Be a high information voter! Before you pull the lever, learn your candidates' positions on key issues! Who are the incumbents and who are their challengers? Read on…

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The American Declaration of Independence is an intellectual and moral challenge to excessive collectivization, an eternal declaration of war “against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

Barack Obama cannot successfully lead the war on terror because he is not a leader. He is a politician.

As you tuck your children into bed tonight, take a long hard look at them and consider what they may have to face...in the years ahead. And think...about who it is that holds their lives in their unsteady hands.

The single biggest difference between conservatives and liberals is this: Liberals believe

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
posted by Nancy Kennon on SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 | Comments SUBMIT COMMENT | Permalink

It is fine to discuss a philosophy of freedom. But discussing it also requires a good, hard look at the political realities that negate any chance of freedom in the near future.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Be a high information voter! Before you pull the lever, learn your candidates' positions on key issues! Who are the incumbents and who are their challengers? Read on…

What is clear, however, no comfort should be taken from the President’s recent claim America is safer today than it was 20 to 30 years ago.

"Now let's make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic," he said. "No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim."

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

The deteriorating situation facing millions of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East was focused of a bipartisan and ecumenical conference which started yesterday in Washington DC.

“If September 11, 2001, was a wake-up call, clearly America has fallen back to sleep.” Stephen Flynn

9/11 Tribute from the eyes of a believer.
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On September 11, 2001, EVIL men, following an EVIL leader, believing in an EVIL god, committed an act of unprecedented EVIL…
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

If we live as a divided nation, we will forever be at the mercy of demagogues like Obama and tribal armies like ISIS.

Diana West Educates Megyn Kelly about Maajid Nawaz and Quilliam, Shariah and Jihad...and being better informed about all...

Civic virtue is lost when ‘other people’s kids’ do all the fighting


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