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.

JUNE 22, 2017

Russian-collusion probe sputters into a search for . . . what again?

“That’s crazy. I’m supposed to leave two classrooms full of students sitting on their hands and wait for the cops because of one disruptive student?”

Frank Gaffney suggested the House and Senate “broaden the lens” of Russian conspiracy investigations to include “examples of collusion between U.S. government officials and Russian influence operations, including in our elections” under the Obama administration.

JUNE 21, 2017

Once Trump hires professionals not loyal to Obama to fill mid-level and senior positions, the deluge of classified material daily making its way to the media will dry up.

"High-Stakes Referendum on Trump Takes Shape in a Georgia Special Election," said the headline in The New York Times on June 18.

This is just such a terrible story. The North Korean government murdered this young man. They murdered him. And we know that North Korea is a criminal regime. But what I’m very angry about is how the Obama administration did almost nothing to get him back.”

A passenger saturated in the blood of her son offered her painful story to him, …on our way the bus suddenly stopped. Their masks revealed they were terrorists coming onto the bus.

A&E’s relatively new hit television series, LIVE PD, has quickly become one of the most popular programs, nationwide.

JUNE 20, 2017

Records Sought by Judicial Watch May Remain Closed to the Public for Five Years

Lt. Col. James Zumwalt shames Kathy Griffin, those threatening assassination

Immigration (naturalization) was the key to their terrorist activities.

American campuses need an adult in charge to fend off the infantile demands of its cry-bully students

Four key decisions put Sessions on the sidelines and intensify a scandal.

JUNE 19, 2017

This fight has been some three years coming, since ISIS took the city in 2014 from the Syrian army. The assault comes none too soon for us and others, considering past and recent ISIS-related terrorist attacks at home and abroad.

The narrow GOP majority in the Senate is not just threatened by Democrat filibusters. There are more than enough Republicans suffering from the malignant pre-condition of libertarian isolationism to flip the balance in the chamber when national security issues are at stake.

Tillerson was questioned by Texas State Rep. Michael McCaul about whether he shared concerns with National Security Secretary John Kelly regarding the connection between “criminal networks and terrorist networks.”

JUNE 18, 2017

The memorandum written by former Director Comey memorializing his meeting and conversation with President Trump regarding the FBI’s investigation of potential Russian interference in the 2016 election. For purposes of clarification, this memorandum was reportedly written on or about February 13, 2017 and is the subject of a NYT article … dated May 16, 2017.

Allow me to translate: The investigators have no evidence of Trump campaign coordination with Russia and, if it is possible, they have even less cause to believe there was a bribe, and less still to believe the bribe was conveyed in a deceptive manner that amounted to a felony money-laundering violation.

"This is not an opportunity to talk about difficult matters privately or in a closed environment. This is a circus. It's a national disgrace..."

JUNE 17, 2017

It could have been so much worse, said Congressman Roger Williams. It would have been a massacre and many Republicans would have had to be replaced.

JUNE 16, 2017

Now as you know, I’m a retired Army Soldier who’s been in combat zones and faced enemy fire. I was dressing in peace in my home in Dallas. And then the news report came: one of my former colleagues, Rep. Steve Scalise had been shot.

The bribery scheme carried out by several Latin American governments and the Brazilian construction company “Oderbrecht” has made headlines.

Maybe Trump objected to the fraudulent notion, which Comey led the world to believe, that Trump was under investigation for collusion.


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