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.
MAY 25, 2015
It would take a “global” village to subjugate and sack America. That is what is being proposed by Jeffrey Sachs. And who is Jeffrey Sachs?
Nowadays, many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country, the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored, and worse, neglected.
Today it honors all fallen American soldiers who risked everything to protect our homeland, our values, our Constitution.
MAY 24, 2015
As Memorial Day approaches, I want you to remember that it’s more than just a day off from work where we can hold barbecues and head for the shopping mall to take advantage of the numerous sales.
by CATHY MAXWELL
Memorial Day is more than the holiday heralding summer.
On this Memorial Day, everyone at FSM pays respect to the fallen, giving thanks for their sacrifices, and extending our support and commiseration to all the relatives of the fallen.
Take a look at the history and meaning behind this special American holiday.
MAY 22, 2015
"While Obama continues his constant political campaigning, Ramadi falls, ISIS gains ground, Russia puts pressure on Eastern Europe, North Korea and Iran build nuclear programs, and China literally builds itself a larger country."
This email about Clinton’s “ownership” of U.S. Libya policy was sent—on the East Coast of the United States--at 7:40 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2011.
Former CAIR official McGoldrick, who indicated he has relatives in Iran, specifically praised the Islamic Republic's active role in the Yemen conflict.
MAY 21, 2015
If you’re applying to Harvard and your last name is Wong or Liu, changing it to Lopez or Luciano might just make the difference you need to get in.
The president said he will prohibit the military transfer of grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles, .50 caliber machine guns and ammunition to State and local police agencies.
MAY 20, 2015
One of the president’s many tools to reward illegal immigrants with amnesty is a measure known as prosecutorial discretion.
Ramadi isn’t the first Iraqi city to fall since Obama unveiled his “coalition” last summer.
MAY 19, 2015
The National Cathedral has become a propaganda center for political correctness.
“I think I’ve shown that I can moderate debates fairly.”
To succeed, both war and peace must reflect the will of the people
Administration knew three months before the November 2012 presidential election of ISIS plans to establish a caliphate in Iraq
The electric grid is highly vulnerable to the EMP threat and no one in the Federal Government has the assigned responsibility to deal with this vulnerability...
The dangerous lack of scrutiny of those gaining legal status to the U.S.
MAY 18, 2015
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by MICHAEL GOODWIN
The hat trick of arrogant anchor scandals helps explain why Americans don’t trust network news.