to monitor the internet
as major means to "fight homegrown terrorism": Napolitano says internet monitoring needed to fight homegrown terrorism.
Okay, but when are we going to fight Islamic
terrorists before they get here? And when are we going to stop letting them enter the nation as illegal immigrants coming across our southern or northern borders; and when are we going to stop allowing male Islamists
into our nation to attend our best universities - taking spaces that Americans could fill - so that they can better learn our culture, our language, and develop their extended networks?
It would be nice if the administration would fight international terrorism first as well as not let Afghani
military personnel loose within our nation...
Our "homegrown terrorist" are few and far between if you mean white folks, black folks, and Hispanic folks to include anyone classified as a "minority".
Of course, we have a few of the Bill Ayers variety born to wealth and privilege and the terrorists who may or may not have been born in the USA but are now here legally but follow the Islamists
whose teachings hold that they are to kill the infidels - that would be us. Okay, we have a few American-born terrorists who have become disillusioned about the abuses of some in power but those "terrorists" are very few, so few we cannot count them in any meaningful way.
Yes, there was Timothy McVeigh
but have you ever seen anyone captured, tried, and executed faster than you can say "Scat Cat?" No one imprisoned in GITMO
that's for sure.
Yet, we have a government that allows Saudi Arabia to sprout Wahhabi
mosques like dandelions to foment anti-Americanism and hatred against us and our way of life AND we have an Attorney General who courts the anti-American Islamists
Emmanuel says, "don't let a crisis go to wast" and then doesn't say, but if you don't have a crisis, create one somehow or turn something into a "crisis."
Our present administration seems to abhor our "freedom of speech" and certainly any criticism we may express about the administration and its policies.
Keep in mind that these restrictions against any of our "freedoms" cuts both ways and can be abused by any political administration that finds itself in power. We must be vigilant and we can't allow these abuses that on the surface seem to "make sense" until you look deeper. Monitoring the Internet
: does that mean our blogs on both sides of issues, our e-mail, and what about our use of the Internet
at the local library? Our comments left at blogs or news articles. Oh what a tangled web of restraint and power over our Internet
communications would ensue.
And would we ever have again that classic fax from Tiananmen Square of that lone Chinese man facing down the tanks of the Red Chinese. To me that is the most striking picture of that decade and maybe even this past century. In "real time" we saw that lone figure facing death in the face of over-reaching power in a square that was soon to run red with the blood of the powerless Chinese protesters.
Back to... If you have the time or choose to take the time, take a look at the comments made at the article linked in this post. Some are worth your time and demonstrate why Ms. Napolitano
and her overlords would want the Internet
"monitored." I think they do that already but any such move demonstrates how much the administration, or any administration, fears the American people, not the Islamist
terrorists where the danger is.
According to Ms. Napolitano
, "Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil-liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make
to beef up national security," the nation's homeland security chief said Friday.
To me, a nation that does not secure its borders is not a nation. And they see denying our freedom of speech in the internet as a "TRADE-OFF". Are these folks eating those cakes of "Alice in Wonderland" fame?
In a distant time when the U. S.Constitution was taking form and had meaning, a wise man said, "If you are willing to give up freedom for security, you will end up having neither." Benjamin Franklin.
The U.S. government officials sworn to protect our U.S. Constitution may believe eroding our Bill of Rights is a trade-off they must make, but I don't think so. It would just be the development of another cottage industry and it would end with more Americans being given jobs at taxpayer expense to have Americans spying on other Americans.
If anyone believes that the government gives two figs about a "trade-off" and our freedoms as expressed in the Bill of Rights, relax. The only things standing between the current administration, and any power-mad administration for that matter, and total control over us are the things they haven't thought about controlling yet. Or things that they will control through other existing, newly passed legislation.
I'm not sure when the government really began to fear "we the people" but they have for a very long time and it isn't a pretty sight.
Look at all the ruckus you Tea Party folks started... :) But rest easy; the fear of "we the people" didn't begin with you. It stems from leadership or leaders who lack confidence and experience and who probably suffer from insecurity complexes. Who knows...
But government fear or distaste for "we the people" will create more jobs...
To the matter of today...
You good fathers out there, you know who you are; have a great Father's Day with your families. And love your children and the mother of those children. Teach them in the way they should go and they will seldom falter
. If they slip from time to time, they will come back to the tenets you have instilled in them and they will emulate your example.
I made a mistake today and failed to wish a friend from long ago a happy father's day. I was afraid to do so and the error was mine.
Teach our children our U.S. Constitution and if you are so inclined, look to a strong Bible-based church for a church family. A friend said that Mr. Obama had stated in his recent speech from the Oval Office that we needed to return to having God in our lives. If that is true and he said that, good for him but while the far-left may think we have left God, we have not and more importantly, God has not left us. We may have some things to answer for but we can set things right.
We are Americans and we can agree to disagree with each other on issues but we must hold firm at the bottom line which is God and Country. Some say it is "God, family, and country."
As Americans, the radical Islamists
don't draw distinctions about whom they want to kill. We need to remember that we are all their targets, all of us regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, or anything else we use to distinguish
or identify ourselves.
About monitoring the Internet
to keep Islamic
terrorists from recruiting Americans as terrorists; here's one humble suggestion. Don't allow radical imams to recruit in our prisons. What a foolish practice. Wouldn't that cut out the government's fear-based need to infringe upon the rights of all of us through monitoring the internet
and our e-mail?