Please allow me to be blunt. After 12 years and umpteen gazillion dollars spent on the eerily Nazi-esque "Homeland Security," we really are not one whit safer than we were on September 10, 2001. The U.S. government and all the local security apparatuses have proven that they are singularly inept when it comes to providing "security." Oh sure, they talk a good game and can easily terrorize innocent grandmothers and tots in baby buggies. They can terrorize non-violent Occupy demonstrators. But when it comes to actually protecting anyone in the 99%? Um, not so much.
The real lesson of the Boston Marathon bombing yesterday is that Americans should avoid public venues with large crowds becauuse YOUR GOVERNMENT CANNOT KEEP YOU SAFE! The policies your government has pursued over the past 12 years and counting, all the while propagating its Potemkin Village of "security," have created far more dangers than existed before.
Here's a suggestion for providing real Homeland Security: stop bombing every third-world country to smithereens upon the flimsiest of pretexts. Abraham Lincoln 160 years ago said it best: "The best way to get rid of an enemy is to make him a friend."