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house Bill H.R. 4404

Conducting a Nationwide Terrorism Preparedness Exercise

Argument in favor

It’s been too long since the government identified holes in its ability to respond to terrorist threats, and the threat of terrorism is becoming even more widespread.

operaman's Opinion
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07/11/2016
Drill training for terrorists? If I were a cynic, have we not been getting real live fire training. All terrorist training should be a local level. Local police are always first responders and need the most support. Next would be state policing agencies. Seem like the Feds are last to show up, try to take over and then become ham-stringed between departments.
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BTSundra's Opinion
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07/11/2016
As a nation, we must be as prepared as possible for the worst.
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01/31/2017
Prepare all Americans for a terrorist attack you can't always rely on the police force to keep us safe!
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Argument opposed

Recent terrorist attacks have already demonstrated how vulnerable the U.S. is to attacks, there’s no need to perform an exercise to confirm what we already know.

Loraki's Opinion
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07/13/2016
I can think of several reasons why this is a bad idea, most of which have been mentioned by other Countable members. First, remember Jade Helm 15? Remember the hysteria that little exercise caused?! I do not blame people for not trusting the federal government, including Congress, but mostly Der Führer Obama! The whole Obama Administration is corrupt to the core! And Congress has done next to NOTHING to rein him in! That makes CONGRESS complicit in 1. all of his ASSAULTS on our rights - his blatant disregard for the U.S. CONSTITUTION! 2. all of his ASSAULTS on our national SOVEREIGNTY - doing everything he can to make the United States subservient to the United Nations and compliant with their NWO agendas! 3. all of his ASSAULTS on our REPUBLIC form of government - concentrating more and more power in the hands of the federal government, which our Founding Fathers warned us STRENUOUSLY against! 4. all of his ASSAULTS on our Judeo-Christian VALUES - pandering to the Muslim and gay communities at the expense of Bible believers! 5. all of his ASSAULTS on our national COHESIVENESS - pitting people against each other, dividing us into quarreling "tribes," just like those in the Muslim Middle East and Africa! 6. all of his ASSAULTS on our national SECURITY - degrading our military, funding our enemies, showing weakness to our enemies, while insulting and alienating our friends, allowing our country to be INVADED by criminals, gangs, freeloaders, refugees and TERRORISTS, and let's not forget all of the terrorists he's released from Guantanamo! 7. all of his ASSAULTS on our national PEACE AND TRANQUILITY - his inflammatory remarks causing distrust and hatred of our LEOs, coupled with his patronage of the Marxist Black Lives Matter group! 8. all of his ASSAULTS on WESTERN CIVILIZATION - supporting the efforts of nations like Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to conduct their HIJRAH to transform western nation-states, as commanded by the Qur'an! I'm probably overlooking other ASSAULTS, but I think you get my drift! Leave it to Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and all the other traitorous, subversive Marxists in America, and we will lose our freedom, our sovereignty, our prosperity, and perhaps even our very existence! So, NO, I don't think this bill is in our national interest! I think it's a problem waiting to happen! Our government needs to REGAIN our TRUST before undertaking something like this!
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Robert's Opinion
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07/11/2016
I would like to say yes, we as a nation should be prepared. However, with all the PC and the current administration being blind and inept, any such action would be keystone kops and an advertisement to how feckless and weak we are. Best preparation is to allow lawful citizens to practice our 2A rights and be ever vigilant.
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John 's Opinion
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07/09/2016
Terrorism is simply a tactic used to further an agenda. Until you are willing to address the Islamist agenda, I'm not willing to support any "terrorism" bills.
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    Drill training for terrorists? If I were a cynic, have we not been getting real live fire training. All terrorist training should be a local level. Local police are always first responders and need the most support. Next would be state policing agencies. Seem like the Feds are last to show up, try to take over and then become ham-stringed between departments.
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    I can think of several reasons why this is a bad idea, most of which have been mentioned by other Countable members. First, remember Jade Helm 15? Remember the hysteria that little exercise caused?! I do not blame people for not trusting the federal government, including Congress, but mostly Der Führer Obama! The whole Obama Administration is corrupt to the core! And Congress has done next to NOTHING to rein him in! That makes CONGRESS complicit in 1. all of his ASSAULTS on our rights - his blatant disregard for the U.S. CONSTITUTION! 2. all of his ASSAULTS on our national SOVEREIGNTY - doing everything he can to make the United States subservient to the United Nations and compliant with their NWO agendas! 3. all of his ASSAULTS on our REPUBLIC form of government - concentrating more and more power in the hands of the federal government, which our Founding Fathers warned us STRENUOUSLY against! 4. all of his ASSAULTS on our Judeo-Christian VALUES - pandering to the Muslim and gay communities at the expense of Bible believers! 5. all of his ASSAULTS on our national COHESIVENESS - pitting people against each other, dividing us into quarreling "tribes," just like those in the Muslim Middle East and Africa! 6. all of his ASSAULTS on our national SECURITY - degrading our military, funding our enemies, showing weakness to our enemies, while insulting and alienating our friends, allowing our country to be INVADED by criminals, gangs, freeloaders, refugees and TERRORISTS, and let's not forget all of the terrorists he's released from Guantanamo! 7. all of his ASSAULTS on our national PEACE AND TRANQUILITY - his inflammatory remarks causing distrust and hatred of our LEOs, coupled with his patronage of the Marxist Black Lives Matter group! 8. all of his ASSAULTS on WESTERN CIVILIZATION - supporting the efforts of nations like Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to conduct their HIJRAH to transform western nation-states, as commanded by the Qur'an! I'm probably overlooking other ASSAULTS, but I think you get my drift! Leave it to Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and all the other traitorous, subversive Marxists in America, and we will lose our freedom, our sovereignty, our prosperity, and perhaps even our very existence! So, NO, I don't think this bill is in our national interest! I think it's a problem waiting to happen! Our government needs to REGAIN our TRUST before undertaking something like this!
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    I would like to say yes, we as a nation should be prepared. However, with all the PC and the current administration being blind and inept, any such action would be keystone kops and an advertisement to how feckless and weak we are. Best preparation is to allow lawful citizens to practice our 2A rights and be ever vigilant.
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    As a nation, we must be as prepared as possible for the worst.
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    Terrorism is simply a tactic used to further an agenda. Until you are willing to address the Islamist agenda, I'm not willing to support any "terrorism" bills.
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    HELL NO! I am always struck by how blatantly political these types of bills are. Has no one else noticed the gazillions of $$$ we already spend on security if you add up the budgets of the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice & Defense? We can barely talk about anything else this political season. We have serious (though ridiculous) discussions about walls & borders. We have a Defense budget that is larger than that of all other developed countries combined. We have militarized our police departments to the point of insanity. The myth is that with hyper-vigilance from every portion of government & the expenditure of enormous amounts of money for the next 100 generations, we can be completely safe all the time. Which is unmitigated bullshit! Life is dangerous. It always has been, it is now and it always will be. There is nothing that anyone can do to change the reality that human beings prey on one another. We refuse to deal with our homegrown domestic (largely white, Christian & male) terrorism. While there is great outrage that the President & others don't use the magic words that will erase all threats: radical Islamic terrorism. We call our domestic terrorists mentally ill & refuse to increase funding for mental health. Or note that many are Christian zealots or white supremacists. We are all for every citizen being armed to the teeth as long as they aren't brown or black. We have never had a refugee involved in an act of terrorism & yet our elected political crazies spend their time barring carefully screened refugees. STOP THIS INSANITY. We aren't safer when we focus on the wrong things nor does the expenditure of money ensure our safety. As evidence, I offer the trillions of dollars we spent in Iraq only to be 'liberating' (the polite word for 'destroying') Fallujah for the 2nd, is it the 3rd time? Thousands of American veterans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have had their lives destroyed by our fear & the myth that $$$ buys safety.
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    Nope. The national guard should be sufficient and this is redundant. We as a country already know how to occupy a country. We should never be occupying our own country. We shouldn't be occupying anyplace militarily. This is fear mongering and militarism at its worst. No American child should see soldiers in their own streets pointing weapons at them. That's why people are mad with police having military gear and facing off with protesters. It's only inciting more violence.
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    While I think the Army should handle large scale terror attacks and is already prepared, why don't we establish local militias and allow them to work in conjunction with local law enforcement to stop small terror attacks. That's how the Constitution and our founding fathers would've wanted it!
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    We need to stop looking for more and more excuses to expand the federal government. Local law enforcement agencies can request support of needed.
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    Total deception. Any 'anti-terrorist exercise' could be easily morphed into martial law. Obama can make up his first own excuses.
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    90%+ of the "terrorism" that occurs in this country is false flag operation. Our government organizes this stuff to terrify the public into willingly handing over our constitutional rights. Don't fall for it people!!
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    There is no reason to have the federal government conduct a full scale exercise, I do not believe the competence level in the DHS could plan one even if I did support it.
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    This is a waste of time and money. Terrorists don't send out their plans in advance. These attacks are not something you can practice for, unless you mean normal defensive training for the police and first responders. This already happens.
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    The local governments are best to train to deal with terrorist attacks, not the federal levels.
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    Prepare all Americans for a terrorist attack you can't always rely on the police force to keep us safe!
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    This is just another excuse for more funding. More weapons, body armor, tanks, water cannons, no knock raids, etc.
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    Stop the nonsense with people caused by a decisive POTUS.
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    I believe this kind of action would provide more information to terrorist than to our own government.
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    Should be done at local level
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    This is clearly an issue. Preparation is key, especially in a state that has strict laws on public armament. Being able to know what to do during an attack is an asset for survival.
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