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 22, 2017

Today the team of moms who've spent the last 6 months working on their laptops and cell phones from their kitchen tables converged in Omaha, Nebraska for the final hours of preparation for the Mom's March for America.

This is a day that we will all remember as the day when Moms gathered across the country, uniting in their homes, cafes, schools and churches to share in the fellowship of other Moms lifting our culture from the inside out!

Forty-five former security officials, including many who served in Republican administrations in senior positions overseeing nuclear weapons, arms control, nonproliferation, and intelligence, wrote Trump calling on him to pursue a plan offered by former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.

Prior to the U.S. attack on Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, Pakistan’s ISI Director Mahmood continued to meet with Taliban leader Mullah Omar and told him how to resist the U.S. and not to hand over bin Laden.

Reporters interviewing hurricane survivors and critics having questionable agendas appear focused on a single-minded mission – to portray Trump negatively.

These Hurricane Heroes are authentic American heroes - men and women driving into a lethal hurricane to rebuild shattered lives. Real heroes are builders

Forty-five years ago bourgeois culture was still acceptable but today it’s anathema to the progressive left which rules media and academia.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

No pink hats and "nasty" women at this march! Sarah Palin, Missy Robertson, Candy Carson to speak at national Mom's March for America

A former Ted Cruz operative is cashing $50,000 monthly checks from Qatar to set up meetings between Qatar’s leaders and the heads of American Jewish groups.

but I have a strong belief that the revolutionaries in our midst are intent on altering the Constitution converting it into a Red Book of acceptable and unacceptable behavior.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Having worked on this issue on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in Washington during the time NAFTA was originally being negotiated and implemented, I know the difference between how lobbyists portrayed the agreement and what was really intended by those business "advisers" who helped craft the deal.

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Mexico is a tourist bonanza, with so much to offer foreign tourists, including beach resorts, pre-Hispanic ruins, colonial downtowns and a wide variety of natural landscapes. It is therefore disturbing to read reports of worsening crime in Mexico, which is now creeping into tourist areas.

North Korea claims to have “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke … which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP [electromagnetic pulse] attack according to strategic goals.” What will we do?

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

McMaster was said to “blow off” this major Israeli concern, and to be “yelling at the Israelis” during the meeting.

The income tax didn't become a reality until the Civil War and was then promptly declared unconstitutional. Income taxes became 'constitutional' in 1913 after ratification of the 16th Amendment.

Harvey was the first hurricane of category 3 strength or greater to come ashore in the U.S. since Wilma hit Florida in 2005. Nevertheless, scientists from sea to shining sea are claiming that Harvey, and now Irma, prove beyond a doubt that man-made climate change is real.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Over 8,000 mothers in more than 3,000 cities in every state in America sign Declaration of Mothers

Homeland security analyst Ryan Mauro says, “By omitting any mention of Islamism or jihad, the Trump Administration’s language is even closer to that of the Obama Administration than Hillary Clinton, who defined the enemy as ‘jihadists.’


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