Terrorism Prevention, An Individual Responsibility. Collectively

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Terrorism Prevention, an Individual Responsibility Collectively American citizens can thwart terrorism on U.S. soil while maintaining the freedoms established in the U.S. Constitution. John F. Kennedy said is best during his inaugural address, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. In addition to strengthening and reorganization of the security infrastructure and since September 11, 2001, the individual support of every American is enough to protect citizens from tragic acts of terrorism. Every American must be charged with knowing the threats of terrorism against the U.S.. Furthermore, Americans essentially have the duty of knowing what actions are necessary to implement…show more content…
One of the worst types of criminal activity to support the funding of terrorism is human trafficking. Human trafficking is the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation (DHS). Human trafficking is often in the form of prostitution, and labor services such as janitorial and manual labor. Knowing the signs of human trafficking, the laws that protect the victims of forced labor, and who to report suspected incident of human trafficking. Another prominent form of terrorist funding is through charities. Americans are kind to a fault, the average American gives to some charity, unfortunately some of these charities are a false front for terrorist organizations giving the money donated directly to support terrorism (Gennarelli, 2015). The greatest way to prevent terrorist activity in the U.S. is to sever the means the means of financial support. Every American can do their part in defunding terrorism. Private sector preparedness is the key to counterterrorism; Americans have the power to prevent terrorism where they live through exercising their constitutional rights. The first being the right to bear arms. This is especially true for radicalized “loan wolf” attacks on Americans. Shootings such as the attack in the Pulse nightclub in Florida

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