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 2, 2015
posted by Nancy George on SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 | Comments SUBMIT COMMENT | Permalink

Verification, to which President Obama refers, is a chimera. Iran will permit inspections when it chooses to do so, notwithstanding Kerry’s assurances to the contrary.

Iran is perhaps the only place left where Britain still outranks the United States as the most hated Western power…;

SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

Clinton rationalizes that because the emails were not stamped classified, she could not have been expected to know they were classified.

Did you hear the one about President Obama claiming the U.S. can use military force against Iran if it breaks the terms of its nuclear deal?

The pending Deal with Iran is little to no help in preventing metastasizing of the Iranian nuclear threat.

The Donald and The Doctor continue to lead in the polls. Both are un-politician candidates, and though their styles are dramatically different, their message of patriotism and need to restore America are not.

posted by Nancy George on SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 | Comments SUBMIT COMMENT | Permalink

If Donald Trump did not exist, he would have to be invented.

The new bogeyman, hex, curse, sneer and left/liberal branding iron is racism. It comes with many names. "Islamophobia." Bigotry. "White privilege."

As Sheriff Clarke told Fox News’ last night, “;the President of the United States started this war on police.”;

Iran has been allowed to kidnap and kill Americans for decades, whether directly or by proxy, without fear of severe repercussions.

AUGUST 31, 2015

Like many of the Rabbis for Obama, Dorff was a left-wing radical who could be counted on to sign any letter attacking Israel.

The Obama administration continues to allow the same group of foreigners, who would otherwise be deported, remain in the U.S. under the never-ending “temporary” measure.

Obama, speaking in 2010, bragged, “We have put in place the toughest ethics laws and toughest transparency rules of any administration in history"...in history!

Michelle Obama has become America’s K–12 chef-in-chief. Her federally mandated recipes are awful.

AUGUST 30, 2015

Hence, the coverage will be slanted in favor of the United Nations.

If you can't work for yourself and afford health insurance, something is seriously messed up.

There is a fundamental disconnect between the seriousness of the threat, and the way it has been addressed by much of the elite media.

AUGUST 29, 2015

It is remarkable that the Obama IRS and Justice Department waited two years to tell a federal court that Lois Lerner had a separate email account that contains documents at issue in the IRS scandal.

AUGUST 28, 2015

Thirteen years, thirteen honor killings, all in Muslim families, all of them in Canada.

What you seem to want is a country with low taxes, your preferred forms of deregulation and the population of Mexico.

AUGUST 27, 2015

It marks the latest of many scandals involving the U.S. government’s multi-billion dollar Afghanistan “reconstruction” effort, which has been rife with waste, fraud and abuse.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call this superbug “nightmare bacteria,” because it kills up to 50 percent of infected patients.

We are entering a dangerous period during which the Middle East may become embroiled in a nuclear war between Israel and Iran—and consequences from that war could extend well beyond the Middle East...

Does the Constitution grant birthright citizenship to all born within the geographic borders of the United States?

posted by Nancy George on AUGUST 27, 2015 | Comments SUBMIT COMMENT | Permalink

It’s the inconceivable tale of the colossal agency—with practically unlimited funds—created after 9/11 to prevent another terrorist attack.

If Iran acquires and employs a nuclear weapon, the danger to America becomes severe. For thirty-six years, Iranian leader have threatened to destroy the United States. Fortunately, they have lacked capacity.

Hurricane Katrina killed 1,833 people, made 1.2 million people homeless and cost $81 billion. Beyond the statistics and the horror, there are still inspiring human lessons from that event.


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