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.

My name is John Griffing. I'm an average patriotic American citizen, and I’m alarmed. I’m alarmed at the speed with which our country is giving away its precious freedoms, and I’m alarmed at the role our own president has...
Nearly two years after U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered by a gang of Mexican thugs in the desert night of southeastern Arizona, the federal government has finally secured a conviction.
Why is it that President Barack Obama is so reluctant to use the "T" word? When the Fort Hood shooting took place with a radicalized Muslim extremist screaming "Allahu Akbar" and we soon found out Major Hasan had ties to...
Last Wednesday, my colleagues on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and I questioned top State Department officials regarding the assault in Libya on September 11th. Four American lives, including Ambassador...
This morning, two US Border Patrol Agents station in Naco, AZ at the Brian Terry Border Patrol Station were shot.  One of the agents was killed and a second was injured. I spoke this morning with Michelle Terry-Balogh,...
The House approved the National Security and Job Protection Act this week, which requires President Obama to submit a plan to replace the sequester scheduled to take effect in January 2013:House Republicans have worked...
The House of Representatives voted to reauthorize an important national security law Wednesday that allows intelligence officials to more quickly and effectively monitor the communications of foreign terrorists and spies...
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...
If you are an undecided voter, then maybe looking at the events that occurred on September 11, 2012, should be enough of a reason to say goodbye to Obama. On September 11th, the American consulate in Benghazi was attacked...
Recent news accounts have raised serious concerns about what happened before and immediately after the attack in Libya on September 11, 2012 where our Ambassador, Chris Stevens, Air Force veteran Sean Smith, and former Navy...
AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott  advised the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe -- a United Nations partner -- that groups and individuals from outside the United States do not have jurisdiction...
There is no question that the lack of proper border security is a threat to our national security and to our national sovereignty. We must secure the border for a great many reasons. Not the least of which is to stop the...
While in Washington, DC this month, I sat down with South Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold from Corpus Christi, TX. Farenthold sits on the House Oversight Committee which has been looking deeply into an issue I have been...
What we have seen within the last two days in the Middle East is nothing short of an organized, massive uprising against the United States by radical Muslim nations. This anti-American uprising occurring in Egypt, Libya,...
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...

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