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.

The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, FL has announced that it will burn the Quran on September 11th. This has caused great outrage by Muslims across the world. Today in Afghanistan, student protesters gathered...
The Department of Homeland Security announced the beginning of patrol flights along the Texas/Mexico border by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) commonly referred to as Predator Drones. The drones are based at the Corpus...
When Republicans have competitive primaries, they are called Civil Wars; when Democrats have competitive primaries, they are called primaries.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - Abraham LincolnFor us to win as Americans we must have a stronger resolve and be more determined than our enemy. I travelled to NYC with my husband to visit...
Griff Jenkins goes to a secret location in southern Arizona where the drugs seized from drug traffickers are stored. Well over a million pounds of marijuana are confiscated in Arizona each year. Learn more about the serious...
Here is a thought. Mr.
With the New York primary elections just around the corner (September 14th), candidates in swing districts are starting to use the proposed Ground Zero mosque as a campaign talking point. And it's not just the Republicans -...
After weeks of avoiding the battle over whether or not building a giant mosque just feet away from Ground Zero is appropriate, Obama finally came out Friday to defend the building of the mosque.
Yesterday the TSA sent a notification to its employees stating that it would be blocking certain websites on work computers. Among the websites to be blocked those depciting criminal activity, extreme violence, gaming, and...
A little talked about bill has been floating around the Senate Recently - The " Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act" (PCNAA), would give Obama wide power to shut down the internet in the name of national security....
Friday I sent a letter to Department of Defense Secretary Robert Gates requesting clarification following inconsistent statements by the Administration regarding the status of the prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the...
Today I issued the following statement marking the start of Predator B drone flights along the Texas-Mexico border:This is a step in the right direction. If this Administration is serious about securing our southern border,...
In this and like communities, public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. - Abraham Lincoln* Continuation from NYC Ground Zero and Proposed Mosque Protest -...
While developers are still going ahead with the Ground Zero mosque, construction workers in New York and even across the nation are banding together and declaring that they will have nothing to do with the building of the...
As we enter the season of the summer town hall congressional meetings, I thought it would be nice to see how one is supposed to be conducted. We all heard the horrors of last years Democrat debacles.
I have been asked by many people why I have not covered the Ground Zero Mosque.
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham LincolnIt is not enough that homegrown terrorists are popping up like weeds but we...
In case anyone missed the banner headline on Drudge today, it was recently announced that the National Security Agency will soon implement a surveillance program to monitor for and prevent cyber attacks. 
In an announcement on the Huffington Post Congressmen Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) called on congress to make drastic cuts in Military Spending.
The Texas Border Volunteers assist law enforcement officials with securing the border, upholding the rule of law, and educating the general public with regard to immigration issues. The Texas Border Volunteers regularly...

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