Category Archives: Security

The Cost Of Security

It seems to me…. “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” ~ Isaac Asimov[1], Foundation[2]. The U.S., like all other countries, claims to desire international amity. But good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace; it never can … Continue reading

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The Attack On U.S. Intelligence Operations

It seems to me…. “When I was first elected to the Senate, I was fortunate to be appointed to the Intelligence Committee. There, I saw up close the dedication and commitment of the men and women of our intelligence agencies.” … Continue reading

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Trump Just Doesn’t Get It

It seems to me…. “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. I have avoided directly commenting on Trump’s performance as U.S. President for quite some time. While believing his actions … Continue reading

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The Next War

It seems to me…. “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” ~ Dwight … Continue reading

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History’s Lesson

It seems to me… “Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”  ~ George Washington. Based on historical precedent, the U.S. primarily responds to … Continue reading

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Moral Dilemma

It seems to me… “The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.”  ~ George McGovern. There shouldn’t be any doubt that anyone, … Continue reading

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Non-Private Privacy

It seems to me… “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.”  ~ John Perry Barlow. There are unfortunate parallels between some of what we see in U.S. society … Continue reading

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