It's Time To Talk About National Security


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

My advice today:  it is time to talk about National Security.

This is the dialogue.  This isn't about politics.  This isn't about anything else now but a threat to the security of the United States of America.

We need to TALK about THAT.

Russia's goal is both to kill sanctions and also to undermine democracy by causing chaos.

There are signs of success on their part.  This is testing our checks and balances, and we don't know yet if they will all hold.  A constitutional crisis is likely.

Talk with the people you are still talking to about this.  Read up on the threat and the risksKnow the facts.  Get literate on what national security is.  Understand Russia's goals.  Help to educate others. 

Speak up.  Hold your ground.

Don't spread propaganda.  Verify information and use trusted sources.  Don't cite known partisan sources.  Don't assume.  Don't call anyone names.  Don't make judgments on people or cast aspersions.  Make statements that are not emotionally loaded or politically biased (here's a tool to help).  Speak in facts.

Speak with integrity.

We have a long road in front of us.  National security is deadly serious, and the people who work in the business know that.  They make commitments, oaths, and sacrifices because they think this country is worth it.  That's a legacy we can honor with our own actions.

We as citizens need to take up the cause and the sobriety of the moment we are in.

It's time to hold the line.  We need all hands on deck.

Learn.  Educate.  Be strong.  Have tough conversations.  Advocate.

The country needs it.  Let's get serious.

#LightItUp


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