September 9, 2013 in Letters, Opinion

Debate security priorities

 

We need a debate in Congress about priorities for national security. Regarding Syria, how can we justify missile strikes in response to chemical weapons use but ignore prior mass killings in Syria and Africa? It seems that we have a choice between defending our own existence or being the world’s police force.

Our southern border is porous, potentially allowing terrorists easy access. While millions of foreigners are here on expired visas and, after the Boston bombers were ignored prior to their evil deed, millions of innocent Americans face scrutiny on a daily basis. Where is the outrage?

If we lose our country, the world loses a beacon of hope for liberty and opportunities for a better life.

Craig Detmer

Spokane

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