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 26, 2016
The part of the story that they are missing, however, is that what the administration did was highly illegal, according to statutes we still have on our books.
Is it any wonder that politicians can so easily hoodwink the masses, portraying parties and candidates in ways that history utterly disputes, but alas, most folks are blithely too ignorant of the truth to recognize when they are being lied to?
The show was a hit among political junkies, in which well-informed political pundits from the left and right side of the spectrum would tackle the big news and political stories of the week.
Mosquitos just got a lot more annoying. In addition to their painful, itchy bite, comes the possibility of being exposed to the Zika Virus.
Two Muslim immigrants who lived in Maine were killed fighting for ISIS and each left a wife and children here on welfare.
AUGUST 25, 2016
The only surprise is that anybody is surprised that the mullahs are coming back for more – more American hostages, more American ransoms.
Not quite seventeen, this “soldier’s soldier” volunteered to become a National Guardsman and received an Anzio battlefield commission in World War II and the Army’s second highest medal for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross, in Viet Nam.
by SPC. GARRETT DIPUMA
Although troops may be wet and dirty and tired, morale remains high.
Imagine what life would be like if, instead of being able to trade for the things we wanted, we had to make them all ourselves.
Health officials are bowing to political correctness instead of taking obvious steps to protect New York residents from the Zika virus.
It viewed it as a “racist symbol of slavery” that was offensive to many students and contrary to the school’s “core values.”
AUGUST 24, 2016
In several cases, the authors misrepresented what was reported by the media, claiming as hates crimes cases that were never investigated as hate crimes.
The U.S. Constitution allows barring would-be immigrants who would subvert our Constitution.
AUGUST 23, 2016
While President Obama tries to convince the American people that everything is fine in regards to the U.S. position in the world and the security of the nation; foreign adversaries are celebrating what they see as the country's decline.
In an age of religious terror, of course you need surveillance to monitor religious sites.
As a grieving family focused on making preparations for a funeral to be held Jan. 10, 2000, at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Marine Col. Michael Spiro stepped forward to escort the remains home.
AUGUST 22, 2016
Why, as a woman who escaped Sharia, it shatters my heart to see what the American media is celebrating.
Yesterday in Los Angeles, European and American freedom fighters met to raise an alarm about the dire threat Western civilization faces from Islamic supremacism.
The State Department’s spokesman finally confirmed the obvious: Team Obama did pay ransom.
The former Israeli Air Force Intelligence chief thus introduced a sobering Foundation for the Defense of the Democracies report a decade after Israel’s last clash with the Lebanese terrorist organization.
Shahini will also face a blasphemy charge for ‘insulting the revered’ on a Facebook page.
“We are pleased that this federal court ordered Hillary Clinton to provide written answers under oath to some key questions about her email scandal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
AUGUST 21, 2016
Almost two millennia ago, Roman Emperor Nero watched Rome burn. While legend has it, as fires raged, he gleefully played the fiddle, historians believe the claim bogus. What is not bogus, however, is ...
AUGUST 19, 2016
Despite Obama administration stonewalling of media inquiries about its outrageous – and, I believe, illegal – transfer to Iran of $400 million in an unmarked cargo plane, the WSJ has confirmed that the payment was, in fact, a ransom payment for the release of American hostages.
It makes no sense to allow an enemy to have a full and unencumbered "Pearl Harbor" like first shot where even after a nuclear or WMD attack is confirmed, the US does nothing with its ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) force.
For the first time since your installation as president, Copts in the United States protested the persecution of Copts in Egypt.
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Over the last few months, a lot of new information has come out on how the Obama White House misled the American public, Congress and the news media about the nuclear deal with Iran before Congress voted on the agreement last September.