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.
January 27th, 2010
Read the full text of the State of the Union Address on January 27, 2010:
January 15th, 2010
Today, I issued the following statement in response to reports that the Obama Administration is considering transferring the notorious Bali nightclub bomber, responsible for the deaths of 202 people, including 7 Americans,...
January 4th, 2010
After the Christmas day attempted terrorist attack, former Vice President Dick Cheney gave his criticism regarding Obama's inadequate reaction:
December 9th, 2009
Today, I questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano during a committee hearing in which she admitted that she was not consulted about the decision to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees, including the...
November 7th, 2009
A favorable business climate and well developed infrastructure system has attracted another business partner to the state of Texas – the U.S. Air Force. According to an article in Saturday’s New York Times, the Air Force has...
July 18th, 2009
The struggle in Afghanistan continues into its eighth year with no end in sight. The United States is continuing to dump resources into a region that has been effectively abandoned by al Qaeda. So where has al Qaeda gone?...
January 22nd, 2010
I issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s pledge on January 22, 2009, to close Guantanamo Bay no later than today, January 22, 2010:
January 7th, 2010
Today, I issued the following statement regarding the release of a White House report detailing security lapses prior to al Qaeda’s attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner.
December 27th, 2009
The 278 passengers on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit experienced an attempted terrorist attack on Christmas day.
November 17th, 2009
I spoke on the Senate floor yesterday about U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to bring five terror suspects, including the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, to New York to be tried in civilian courts...
September 11th, 2009
9/11 eight years on. Do yourself a favor and check out Allahpundit's twitter feed here. He had moved into an apartment in lower Manhattan in July 2001. He woke up at 8:45 AM that morning thinking that a truck had wrecked on...
July 8th, 2009
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, US-CERT, was busy undoing the destruction endured after the U.S was cyber attacked over the Fourth of July weekend. The lead suspect behind this attack is North Korea,...