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 1, 2014

The point is to revive it as a credible threat — and restrain presidential lawlessness.

JULY 31, 2014

Obama is a product of, and whose actions reflect what David Horowitz described as an unholy alliance, between the American left and radical Islam.

Interestingly, the most violent anti-Israeli demonstrations have taken place in the West, notably in Paris, Berlin and New York.

JULY 30, 2014

In 20 years there will be no funds to pay one third of the benefits of retirees.

The scientific community overwhelming views humanity as materialist happenstance, attributing nothing exceptional to humans.

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What would you say if I told you that a company – a gifted group of scientists – has developed a therapy that will save the lives of well over 15 million Americans...

Illegal aliens are coming across our southern border because they can. Neither Democrats nor establishment Republicans want to stop them, but ordinary Americans do. Why?

Why does Israel battle Hamas? Visualize San Diego in the hands of Mexican revanchists.

JULY 29, 2014

The media have been playing games with the coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and most of it favors the residents of Gaza.

Normally, we would say this is satire but...is it?

JULY 28, 2014

Anti-fracking advocates could run afoul of Hispanic voters

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What would happen if Americans learned that Barack Obama is not just an individual with a history of radical, anti-American associations, but an illegal President and an unindicted felon?

Perry, a potential contender for president in 2016, said President Obama engages on domestic policy issues only when they become full-blown crises.

The suppression of information by government is censorship. The omission of information by the news media is not objective journalism, but complicity in government censorship.

Will Obama abandon Israel by not providing American military resupply?

Finally! Legislation is introduced to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.

JULY 25, 2014

Stop the presses! Oh my gosh…someone might have to pay out of pocket for something they want. The world is coming to an end!

JULY 24, 2014

Obama is incompetent because he is both inexperienced and ideologically-driven. He makes decisions on national policy not based on reality, but on desired outcomes.

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