What difference does size make? If anything, with the resources we have, we could be even more effective.
Hate to be the one to break it to you Oblio, but size does matter. :-D Besides, what resources? You don't want the Government involved in doing anything...
On the contrary. I'm advocating self-reliance rather than abdicating your responsibility to defend yourself and your family to bureaucrats. When evil comes calling, fight. Don't cower and hope someone arrives in time to save you. The real "first responder" if you're in a dire situation is YOU. The time it takes a trained shooter to draw from concealment and put a hole in a target: approximately two seconds. The time it takes Barney Fife to respond to your 911 call, assuming you can use your phone and that he doesn't choke on his donut or wet his pants: approximately longer than two seconds.
I think you're confusing apples and oranges...
I'm all for self-reliance and responsibility to defend myself and my family. I also recognize and am discouraged by the entitlement mentality where everyone wants to sit around and wait for someone to show up and fix their hardships and problems.EXAMPLES OF APPLES:
If someone breaks into my house, by all means, I'm prepared and ready to handle that situation. If I take my wife out for a nice dinner in New Orleans, I'm aware of where I park and walk, I'm observant of my surroundings, and make every reasonable effort to avoid placing us is a compromising or vulnerable position...Again, should some thug or thugs approach us with bad intentions, I feel I'm adequately prepared and equipped to handle that situation.
So I fully understand, comprehend, and agree with the basic premise that in such situations, if you want your "you know what saved", you better be prepared to save it yourself.EXAMPLE OF ORANGES:
That being said...If I want to take my wife to an LSU Football game on a Saturday night and sit in a stadium with 93,000 other fans and cheer on my team. How "exactly" am I suppose to take personal responsibility for being reasonably confident that some al Qaeda cell or home grown terrorist hasn't parked a Ryder Truck full of Diesel fuel and fertilizer just outside my section.
Simply put, there's no way for me to personally do that....
So, my choices are to put some faith in my local, state, and federal government to attempt to identify and disrupt such plots. Or, think that my government is the problem and adopt a defeatist attitude like you as evident by your statement:
We WILL have more and more terrorist attacks, and we WILL have to learn to just endure a certain number of them.
For my money, that simply isn't a good enough answer!