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.
JULY 7, 2015
JULY 6, 2015
How DHS is failing to heed its own warnings.
I write this to explain why the heritage of the South, symbolized by the Confederate Battle Flag, is so important to many.
When the complete history is written of the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the dishonesty and duplicity of the Obama White House will be an inescapable fact.
Gov. Cuomo and his fellow anti-gun legislators went into a hysterical frenzy to swiftly enact the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act.
Meddlesome mullahs back terrorism across Mideast
JULY 5, 2015
San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy claims another citizen’s life
JULY 3, 2015
John Adams wanted the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence to be celebrated with fireworks, but take some time to read what the document (and others) actually said.
A true patriot, this man dedicated his life to building the country in which his adolescent hobby has become the national pastime.
JULY 2, 2015
It is no accident that as marriage has broken down, dependence on government has exploded.
On Monday, the Times published an image of Niki Johnson's "Eggs Benedict," a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI fashioned entirely out of condoms.
JULY 1, 2015
But not even that was enough for the ayatollahs. They organized yet another Death to America conclave this month in the town of Hamdan.
Monday’s court ruling is a red flag to regulators to measure the costs and benefits to society before deciding to pile on another regulation.
By insuring spoiled brats/vested interests never face the consequences of their actions and choices, we guarantee failure of the entire system.
Obama’s demonstrable lack of concern for the Christian crisis...and an anemic military response has allowed our adversaries a sense of impunity and immunity that would not occur in the face of a more resolute US leader.
Macy's has removed Donald Trump's products from their shelves because, while he stated that some of the Mexican people crossing our borders illegally are good people, some are murderers and rapists...so Macy's has decided to pull his products from their shelves. As a result of this, will you shop less - or not at all - in Macy's stores in the future?
The Census Bureau numbers dramatically demonstrate America's abandonment of the traditional family.
JUNE 30, 2015
An email sent at 10:15 p.m. on September 11 further confirms the White House approval of Hillary Clinton’s statement tying the Benghazi terrorist attack to an Internet video.
Indeed, if anyone has dark shadows in their history, it is Muslims.
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Anyone who criticizes Islam and Muslim settlers, illegal Mexican immigrants or settlers, and homosexuals risks being accused of Islamophobia, Hispanophobia, or Homophobia.