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.

MARCH 16, 2017

Republicans shouldn’t propose a bill that’s to the left of one they sent Obama last year.

As in previous years, the month of Christmas saw an uptick in Islamic attacks on Christians—much of it in the context of targeting Christmas related worship and celebrations.

The decision itself is ridiculous. There is no right to enter the United States from abroad for non-citizens...

Lynch met privately with Bill Clinton on board a parked plane. The meeting occurred during the then-ongoing investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s email server, and only a few days before she was interviewed by the FBI.

In considering what to do, let’s trace a little history and its tangled web … since the mid-1980s and North Korea’s testing initiatives and our related response — or lack thereof.

The average Trump voter would probably find it unbelievable that two months into the presidency they elected to replace Barack Obama’s, the government is still almost entirely in the hands of Obama appointees.

MARCH 15, 2017

Obama admin gave taxpayer money to Soros to spark leftist political revolution

What is happening to Israelis today will happen to every one of us tomorrow.

Despite her assertion that there's a 1st Amendment protection given the media to publish the tax returns of someone they deem worthy of scrutiny, Rachel Maddox is woefully ignorant.

The message of the book is no matter how hard one examines suicide bombing, “the suicide terrorist remains elusive. Many puzzle pieces are laid on the table: [long list]... But the picture is never complete. The suicide terrorist is so horrifying because he is inscrutable."

This type of irresponsible and fallacious media attack against the military is rearing its head in a way I haven't seen in a long time and must be countered with the truth.

"You know you are desperate for ratings when you are willing to violate the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago," the statement read.

The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act...

In Washington D.C., it is not about getting something done or doing the right thing, it is all about prevailing in bouts of political infighting.

While there are serious and gathering nuclear threats facing the United States and our allies, there is no need to panic, nor believe that doomsday is just around the corner.

I warned that Obama was planning to run the country from outside the White House. And that the “Obama Anonymous” network of staffers embedded in the government was the real threat. Since then Obama’s Kalorama mansion has become a shadow White House.

MARCH 14, 2017

The U.S. is liable for 28.57 percent of the total budget for global peacekeeping missions. The Obama administration’s request for FY2017 was $2.394 billion.

Our political passions and partisanship overwhelm our ability to uncover the truth.

Does CBS think the American people are stupid? No wonder the people trust Trump’s tweets over fake news from the media.

If you had never heard of the differences between the US House and the US Senate in Washington, you are about to learn a lot about them in a very short time frame.

MARCH 13, 2017

From Heraclitus to the present, historians and philosophers addressed the issue of change. Is change built into the nature of society or is it a mirage that reflects a different side of sameness?

The leaders of the Islamic Republic are frightened. They face an American national security team that knows a lot about them, and, unlike the Obama administration, strongly dislikes them.

What apparently escapes their attention is the clearly stated long term goal of Muslim migration: the complete domination of Islam over all the nations of the world.

France has given us a wakeup call. Their current state of affairs is the result of unchecked immigration coupled with the naiveté that tolerance and acceptance will be returned by the newcomers’ eagerness to become French.

The media continue to publish and broadcast stories about how Donald Trump won the election with the help of the Russians, calling this “collusion,” though no such evidence has surfaced.

Khizr Khan claims his ‘travel privileges are being reviewed.’

It’s only natural that a president will want his power wielded by his own appointees, whom he trusts to carry out his policy program.

MARCH 12, 2017

Thus, the U.S. should not press China too hard. It should not criticize Beijing on its suppression of democracy or abuse of human rights because it looks "to the Chinese like a form of containment meant to keep China weak."

And as I understand it, the U.S. Dept. of Defense would ultimately like to develop a rapid-DNA backpack-capability to be used by infantrymen, engineers and special operators around the world.

During WWII, Hitler attempted to exterminate the Jews, by first transporting them to extermination camps, like Auschwitz, and then killing them with the use of poison gas. Britain still refused to allow more Jews into Palestine.

MARCH 10, 2017

According to the Voice of America: “President Donald Trump was not aware that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had worked to further the interests of the government of Turkey before appointing him.”

First, other spy agencies – including Russia’s and China’s – can also tap our smart phones, televisions and the myriad “wired” devices meant to comprise the emerging, so-called “Internet of Things.”

America is now a crèche for two fascist groups whose slogans seem to be “Violence anytime, anywhere, to beat down Americans who disagree with us.” This is Obama’s true legacy, to grant Americans no sanctuary from the barbarism.

It is important to recognize what the evidence shows and does not show. It will show an alternative government at work: a team of anti-Trump players assembled under the auspices of President Obama, including senior officials from the Dept. of Justice, the CIA, the NSA, the FBI, ...

“How can an ancient, global religion be an enemy of a modern geopolitical construct?” she asked, as if Islamic doctrine merely defined a religion, not a “geopolitical construct” that has historically attacked other civilizations, particularly the West.

MARCH 9, 2017

The SPLC stands for the Southern Poverty Law Center: an organization with slightly less credibility than Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and without the academic degree in greasepaint.

President Trump’s reintroduction of the so-called “travel ban” — a watered-down version of an already milquetoast version of a well-known campaign pledge — has nevertheless provoked the only thing worse than widespread hysteria: widespread hysteria pretending to be surprised.

If you want to start a business, the World Bank says you’d be better off in Canada than setting up shop here in the U.S., where mind-numbing government regulations smother entrepreneurs. That was true, anyway, before Trump became president.

Lt. Col. James Zumwalt analyzes Trump NSA's recent remark about Muslims

“I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it.” Once again, Trump has struck gold. It’s “gold” in the form of taxpayer money.

The heart of the book traces out and explicates what it was like for Jews in Europe with references to France and a bit to Germany who believed that they could assimilate into Western society leaving their Jewishness behind.

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