Security

A strong national defense is vital in a post-9/11 world. That includes comprehensive border security. In keeping us safe, the government may be tempted to overreach in ways disturbing to those of us who value our liberty above all else. Spying on Americans in the name of security is unacceptable. Finding the right balance between our national security and our freedoms is essential in keeping Americans safe from terrorists who want to kill us because they hate our way of life.

Update: It has now been confirmed by Libya and U.S. Military officials that the attack was a planned terrorist attack with the anti Muslim film being used as a cover. Even Obama was duped into thinking the...
Photo Credit: The TelegraphPresident Barack Obama engaged in an illegal war against the nation of Libya in 2011. At that time, I wrote about why this war was a violation of the War Powers...
First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Ambassador Stevens and fellow Americans who lost their lives in Libya. I am outraged by this terrorist attack against our country and committed to...
Today is September 11th, eleven years after the cowardly attack on our citizens. I will teach my children that on that day, while many focused on the panic and the retreat of our citizens in the streets, our first battles...
On Monday, August 13, 2012, John Griffing, columnist at Texas GOP Vote, World Net Daily, American Thinker, and other conservative publications, conducted a live interview with Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX).
Today I sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting that seven senior Administration officials be made available for interviews with the Committee about recent national security leaks.
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Violence like this along the border is getting worse and is already spilling over into the US and Texas. When will the Obama Administration and the Federal Government step up to do more to protect our own border from this...
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I recently came across an article on The Daily Beast “Paul Begala on Romney: Once a Bully, Always a Bully”.In the article, Paul starts out by saying that “It is a good general principle that we ought not hold teenage...
The South Texas Politics series continues with another interview with Adela Garza, candidate for the newly formed Congressional District 34. In a prior interview with Garza and State Rep. Jose Aliseda, we discussed the...
Statement by Gov. Perry on the Benghazi Attack:Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding the Benghazi attack that killed the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans:"Ambassador Chris Stevens and...
President Obama has disgraced the office of the Presidency. His sympathetic reaction to the Muslims attacking our embassies and also his non-action to immediately secure and protect the embassies and demand justice are a...
On this somber anniversary we stand together as Americans to remember the nearly 3,000 lives that were taken on a September morning just 11 years ago. From the brave souls of Flight 93 who gave their lives so that others...
Siraj Wihhaj, AN UNINDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR IN THE 1993 WTC BOMBING, was invited to deliver the “Juma,” an Islamic prayer, at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. This is a man who once remarked, “It is my duty and our...
UPDATE: The shooter had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT), according to the Associated Press. The Gunman is identified as Floyd Lee...
This month has brought several clashes of Constitutional power, delegation of authority and ultra vires acts. Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder was cited for contempt of Congress by the House Oversight...
I issued the following statement on H.R. 4133, the United States-Israel Enhances Security Cooperation Act of 2012. This legislation passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 411-2. I was a cosponsor of the bill.The United...
I joined my colleagues in introducing legislation to remove barriers in the awarding of the Purple Heart to military victims of terrorist attacks that occur on U.S. soil, including the 2009 attack at Fort Hood:
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The race for the US Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has produced some very interesting candidates. People from the grassroots like Lela Pettinger to establishment Republicans like David...

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