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 events that have unfolded over the past week are showing big government at its worst. First we learned more details about the Obama administration’s coordinated attempt to misrepresent the September 2012 terrorist attack...
Much to my surprise, there’s absolutely no trigger in this bill tied to border security, or any metrics, or measuring stick by which we could measure our success in securing the border. And I think it’s absolutely critical...
VOCES Action and King Street Live teamed up last night to introduce a panel of immigration experts to discuss immigration reform and border security. The event was moderated by VOCES Action National Director and TexasGOPVote...
Imagine you are living in a community where a terrorist has recently exploded two devices in a crowd of innocent people. Actually, you don't have to imagine this because it happened to the community of Boston on April 15th....
My thoughts on human nature, how liberals get it wrong and how it affects our policy.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who famously filibustered the nomination of CIA Director John Brennan over his position on the use of drones against American citizens, has now apparently done a 180 degree turn on the issue after...
Several people have contacted my office with concerns about media reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is purchasing large quantities of ammunition rounds-- some have even said the number purchased is in...
I came across C.P. Cavafy’s poem, "Waiting For The Barbarians" after reading a piece that referenced it while watching the police track down the two Boston terrorists. The photos captured by one of the television stations...
The U.S. Senate stood on the side of liberty today as it killed two measures aimed at restricting the rights of law-abiding private citizens.  In a vote of 54-46, the Senate rejected the expansion of background checks to...
Yesterday was Patriot's Day in Boston. To commemorate Boston's fierce spirit of independence, Bostonians host a worldwide marathon.Yesterday as runners approached the finish line of the marathon, terror erupted: two...
After many months of stories, investigations, obfuscations, liberal media biased reporting (and lack thereof) and political infighting, this week's House of Representative's hearings are finally starting to provide some...
The Congressional Committee hearings on Benghazi yesterday were some of the most riveting since the Reagan era. There was testimony from personnel intimate with the details—who knew those who were killed on a first name...
John Esquivel Chief Patrol Agent Laredo Sector HeadquartersOn April 4, 2013 SREC SD21 Naomi Narvaiz led a delegation to Laredo, Texas to meet with John Esquivel, Chief Patrol Agent of the Laredo Sector Headquarters, US...
My Army National Guard Unit went to Camp Swift in Texas last month to do our annual weapons qualification. As soldiers, we are supposed to be good at shooting, right? To be good at shooting we have to practice, right?...
The Northwest Ordinance—adopted in 1787 by the Congress of the Confederation and passed again by Congress in 1789 after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution to govern the Northwest Territories, which included modern day...
Last week tested our faith, our resolve as a nation, and our commitment to one another. I’m so proud to see how America has responded to these trials. So this article is dedicated to all the first responders, emergency...
Please permit me to share a short personal observation. Saturday, while driving on the Gulf Freeway South of Houston, I noticed flags flying at half-mast. That wasn’t terribly unusual in today’s endless and instantaneous...
update about Saudi National who is supposed to be Deported: Beck Breaks Exclusive Information on Saudi National Once Considered a Person of Interest in Boston Bombings previous story about Boston Bomber who should have been...
I’ve been getting quite a lot of calls and emails lately asking about ammunition purchases by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Social Security Administration (SSA), and other federal agencies. I’ve been...
The Obama Administration's lack of leadership on the threats from North Korea proves a pivotal point that has been recognized by political observers dating back to Thucydides: domestic politics influence foreign affairs. One...

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