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We need to take security seriously
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Maybe Americans can develop some objectivity in the wake of this week’s news of the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, maybe we can understand the dangers that still face our nation, maybe.
And then again, maybe not.
This week, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback did the right thing by calling for increased security in this state, though there will undoubtedly be some who question him, especially if they are inconvenienced in the least.
It’s like people on passenger jets, griping because security is taking longer than they would like, and forgetting that if there is a problem it’s a lot better to find out about it on the ground than at 30,000 feet.
So, it is much better for all of us to be slightly inconvenienced than to find out too late that we should have been.
As reported by the Associated Press this week, “State and military installations across Kansas have stepped up security following news of the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
“Gov. Sam Brownback issued a statement saying the state’s Homeland Security Office heightened its threat alert, although the governor doesn’t say specifically what actions are taken.
“The Kansas National Guard says the security threat is elevated because of bin Laden’s death. Actions were also taken at Army posts in Kansas, but no specifics were given.
“Officials say there are no specific threats to Kansans or military installations, but they urge residents to report any suspicious activities.”
There are people around the world who wish the worst for the United States and for its citizens.
We need to act like it.
— Chuck Smith