Letter to the editor

The entire concept of another "organization" to attempt to deal with our national security seems rather "government-like": add a bit more overhead and spend some more taxpayer money.

What is considered wrong with the efforts that were begun under Presidential Decision Directive 63 with the National Infrastructure Protection Center? Because a Democrat signed it, Republicans can't support it?

If we are ever to battle the fear, uncertainty and doubt that is generated by our government and the terrors that are being brought upon us by the likes of al Qaeda and other terror organization, we have to begin to pull together.

An earlier post noted that this country is "for the people and by the people." Well, another government agency without backing won't get us much more than life with more taxation.

The private sector needs to be involved for the success of protecting our country, our homeland and all the things that we deem near and dear to us, such as our privacy, education of our children and the basic freedoms we have that others wish to destroy.

As the greatest nation, we have to make something happen with what has already been started rather than begin another bureaucratic regime that can be taken apart — or not supported by the Democrats, because it was formed by a Republican president.

Make use of the momentum and support that has been started and is a part of the InfraGard program (www.infragard.net). It will be tough to get the private sector to chase another initiative when the last one didn't get full support.

Ken Shaurette
Senior information security analyst
Omni Tech Corp.

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