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.
FEBRUARY 13, 2016
BREAKING: Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa.
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
You really ought to read the latest edition of Tawfik Hamid's Inside Jihad, in which a former member of Egypt's Jamaa Islamiya reveals the inner workings of jihadist groups and ideology.
Iran’s nuclear deal with the United States and other foreign powers has only spurred Israeli efforts to develop back-channel relations with Arab states.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in December that all U.S. military positions--including combat positions--will be open to women.
International bodies such as the EU have decided to call on Israel to “end all settlement activity,” as well as target Israel, economically, through special labeling of Israeli products originating in Judea and Samaria, the “West Bank.”
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
Exactly how and when did Ted Cruz obtain U.S. citizenship?
The US defense budget will be unveiled by the administration and sent to Congress and already the “military critics” and their long knives are anticipating how to disembowel critical elements of our nation’s military.
Now that the New Hampshire results are in, who do you think will win the South Carolina primary on February 20th?
The NH primary is the first in a series of nationwide primary elections held every four years as part of the process of choosing the delegates to the conventions which choose the party nominees for the presidential elections.
State Department records that show that Hillary Clinton and her top aides, Huma Abedin and Jake Sullivan, received and sent classified information on their non-state.gov email accounts.
Huma Abedin is a witch, a wicked, conniving, embedded agent for Islam. Perhaps her laugh is more of a cackle, similar to that of the “Weird Ladies” in Macbeth.
North Korea observed the fiftieth SuperBowl by orbiting a satellite over the stadium shortly after the last quarter ended.
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Obama and his political allies seek normalization with Iran. They are unconcerned with Iran’s nuclear weapons programs or its support for terrorism.
Philadelphia’s Dr. Kermit Gosnell is serving three life terms for his crimes, but what happened to Houston’s Dr. Karpen? Nothing.
The best way to understand the Islamic State (ISIS) is to see it as the next phase of al-Qaeda.
This was an interesting panel on the Obama administration's foolish ideas of trying to make a friend out of Iran's Islamic Republic.
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Today, many incorrectly claim that Reagan’s SDI vision has been realized as ground and sea-based defenses are being deployed.
Kerry, who undoubtedly has never read the Koran, went on to lecture how the group’s members are not Muslims but, rather, apostates of Islam.
Obama’s 2017 Budget: Record $3,643,742,000,000 in Taxes; Record $4,147,224,000,000 in Spending; $503,482,000,000 Deficit
The taxing and spending totals would be records in inflation-adjusted dollars as presented by the White House Office of Management and Budget in the historical tables it released today ...
The tweet drew a strong response as posters mocked NARAL for lacking both a sense of humor and a knowledge of basic biology.
The Atlantic Institute on their website, praises Mr. Fethullah Gülen as their Imam and political leader.
Whatever the reason, President Barack Obama got a lot of things factually wrong in his 3 February 2016 speech at the Islamic Center of Baltimore.
Spike Lee and other black actors are demanding more racial or ethnic “diversity” in film, especially in films that win Oscars.
President Barack Obama’s speech at the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Maryland on February 3 masked what the president wanted hidden.
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
No, it is not “human nature” to grab a knife or a gun and go hunting for Israeli Jews to kill, including the targeting of young women and children…
When was the last time you saw a movie or a TV show where the hero was a profit-motivated white male businessman whose acumen brought prosperity to millions?
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
It is time freedom-loving people cast off their politically correct blinders to see the real world—and what their meekness is allowing it to become.
Islamic supremacists are desperate to silence effective opposition to their efforts to subvert us.
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Obama's recent visit a radical mosque with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, is a slap in the face to all Americans whose lives have been altered due to Islamic warfare.