Do you realize that the United States of America is vulnerable to a missile attack from anywhere in the world within 33 minutes? The Heritage Foundation has put together a great video appropriately called "33 Minutes".
The chief responsibility for government is to "provide for the common defense" and our government is not doing that. SCMagazine reported that recently a computer disk containing missile launch procedures was bought on Ebay!
One of America's greatest leaders, John Adams, said long ago: ""National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman."
President Reagan, who's great vision for protecting America was ridiculed in his own day, said in his March 23, 1983 address to the nation:
"It's up to us, in our time, to choose and choose wisely between the hard but necessary task of preserving peace and freedom and the temptation to ignore our duty and blindly hope for the best while the enemies of freedom grow stronger day by day."
It's not too late for American officials to re-embrace the fundamental role of government--protecting its citizens. I've added a 'permanent' link in my sidebar to the Heritage Foundation's film.