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.
MARCH 21, 2017
Montgomery said the procedure known as shell-game eavesdropping, in which the NSA can deny they are wiretapping... In other words, the NSA, CIA or FBI would ask the British to conduct the surveillance on behalf of the U.S. government so that U.S. officials could deny their own involvement.
U.S. citizens normally cannot be searched or subjected to electronic eavesdropping without probable cause of a crime, however FISA makes exceptions if there is probable cause they are agents of a foreign power. No one person can state with a straight face that "Trump is a Russian spy".
Liberty High School’s prayer room, which is reportedly dedicated to students who practice Islam, allows the students to pray at the school on Fridays instead of leaving to say their required prayers. The letter cites the school’s own news site, which focused on the prayer room.
WARNING: This report contains graphic details of an alleged rape on a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland public school by male suspects aged 18 and 17.
In Iraq this week, ISIS burned a few children alive. This is a story that should have received executive-level attention in Western capitals, or at least from the traditional news media. But as usual, the true extent of jihadist evil is whitewashed and unexplored.
“Muslims have helped us to be more American, to be better Americans,” writes Loyola Marymount University theology professor Amir Hussain ...
The consulting firm Verisk Maplecroft compiled a Crime Rate Index for calendar year 2016, and Mexico was in third place, as the third most dangerous country in the world. The list was released in December of 2016.
MARCH 20, 2017
This article is addressed to the public in general, but especially the media, i.e., journalists who should know better but don’t.
Congressional Democrats and their media allies hope James Comey will deliver a body blow to the Trump presidency by telling lawmakers Russia undermined the the 2016 presidential election and that President Trump’s claim that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower is groundless.
President Trump met earlier this week with the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Bin Salman.
While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) makes conservative groups wait years for tax-exempt status an “After School Satan Club” launched to hinder Christian-based counterparts got its nonprofit ranking in just ten days, records obtained by Judicial Watch show.
“We also recognize that immigration security is national security. We must protect our citizens from those who seek to spread terrorism..."
MARCH 19, 2017
Antifa “soldiers” are impervious to the charge that their “anti-fascist” mantra allows them to behave like fascists, just as Hitler’s brown shirts behaved.
Why should you be interested in the French presidential campaign? Because it might as well be going on next door to you.
Critics of the order have celebrated the panel decision, though many of us (including opponents of the immigration order) criticized the opinion as poorly written and supported.
MARCH 18, 2017
Many experts, genuine or self-proclaimed, assert that the battle against radical Islam will be won, not so much by killing its adherents, but by discrediting the ideology. That sounds profound indeed, yet, what exactly does it mean?
MARCH 17, 2017
Sharia law is what governs Islamic societies, in the public square and in the home.
MARCH 16, 2017
Republicans shouldn’t propose a bill that’s to the left of one they sent Obama last year.
As in previous years, the month of Christmas saw an uptick in Islamic attacks on Christians—much of it in the context of targeting Christmas related worship and celebrations.
The decision itself is ridiculous. There is no right to enter the United States from abroad for non-citizens...
Lynch met privately with Bill Clinton on board a parked plane. The meeting occurred during the then-ongoing investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s email server, and only a few days before she was interviewed by the FBI.
In considering what to do, let’s trace a little history and its tangled web … since the mid-1980s and North Korea’s testing initiatives and our related response — or lack thereof.
The average Trump voter would probably find it unbelievable that two months into the presidency they elected to replace Barack Obama’s, the government is still almost entirely in the hands of Obama appointees.
MARCH 15, 2017
Obama admin gave taxpayer money to Soros to spark leftist political revolution
What is happening to Israelis today will happen to every one of us tomorrow.
Despite her assertion that there's a 1st Amendment protection given the media to publish the tax returns of someone they deem worthy of scrutiny, Rachel Maddox is woefully ignorant.
The message of the book is no matter how hard one examines suicide bombing, “the suicide terrorist remains elusive. Many puzzle pieces are laid on the table: [long list]... But the picture is never complete. The suicide terrorist is so horrifying because he is inscrutable."
This type of irresponsible and fallacious media attack against the military is rearing its head in a way I haven't seen in a long time and must be countered with the truth.
"You know you are desperate for ratings when you are willing to violate the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago," the statement read.
The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act...
In Washington D.C., it is not about getting something done or doing the right thing, it is all about prevailing in bouts of political infighting.
While there are serious and gathering nuclear threats facing the United States and our allies, there is no need to panic, nor believe that doomsday is just around the corner.
I warned that Obama was planning to run the country from outside the White House. And that the “Obama Anonymous” network of staffers embedded in the government was the real threat. Since then Obama’s Kalorama mansion has become a shadow White House.