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 Free Staters in New Hampshire are among the express reasons given for why the Concord police department is applying to purchase an armored vehicle.The Free Staters, who are nonviolent, are lumped into the category of “...
Scott Rasmussen reported that 51% of voters view radical Muslim as our biggest threat, but only 13% of voters view the Tea Party as the biggest threat to United States. However, only 29% of Obama supporters view radical...
There are reports that the Pentagon has signed a new $572 million contract with Rosoboronexport:I sponsored an amendment to prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars in America to enter into contracts or agreements with...
The rhetoric from Washington has been impressive, but the results have been pathetic. The reality on the ground in Texas and in other border states has been quite different.Until Congress acknowledges our credibility problem...
Jay Leno may have summed up our situation when he quipped, “How ironic is that? We wanted a president that listens to all Americans -- now we have one.” Yes we have a President who is listening to us all, but then...
I understand why the American people don’t trust Washington, I understand why they dismiss some border security promises as rhetoric.That’s why my amendment, the RESULTS amendment, is so important, and it’s essential to...
James Madison wrote, "If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." But the enemy the government is now fighting isn't just a foreign one, it appears to be fighting its...
The next four weeks will be busy in Washington. Starting this week, the House of Representatives will begin discussing appropriations for the 2014 fiscal year. This is how Congress pays the government’s bills each year....
The White House released 100 pages of Benghazi-related e-mails this week that made it clear that the Obama Administration has misled the American people about the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist attack in Benghazi. The House...
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 Russian government’s fingerprints are apparent on the recent decision by the government of Kyrgyzstan to “denounce” a pre-existing agreement with the U.S. military to use the Manas Transit Center, an airbase vital to U.S...
"English as a second language," "Pashto to English,'" "Arabic to English,'" "art,'' "life skills,'' "computers,'' "personal health and wellness,'' "finance and business''--sounds like courses at a swanky New England...
Is Edward Snowden, the 29 year old contractor who leaked National Security Agency documents to the media, a hero or a traitor? Dick Cheney commented on Sunday, June 16, 2013 to Chris Wallace that he most certainly is a...
As left-of-center voices call for even less border security, a chilling report from U.S. law enforcement reveals an alleged Mexican cartel member claims he killed 30 individuals on U.S. soil.The confessed killer, Jose Manuel...
Last week, a contractor with the National Security Agency (NSA) revealed that the agency is reviewing large amounts of data from cell phone and internet companies. The NSA is looking for patterns that tend to indicate...
Mexican troops have rescued 165 people who were purchased and kept as slaves by a Mexican drug cartel. The adults, children, and pregnant women had been kept in Mexico less than one mile from the U.S. border.The 165 people...
Today I unveiled the Requiring Enforcement, Security and safety while Upgrading Lawful Trade and travel Simultaneously (RESULTS) Amendment to the immigration bill, and authored an Op-Ed on the amendment in the Dallas...
This week the normally measured Neil Cavuto gave a blue-ribbon worthy rant on the President’s inability to speak of The Global War On Terror (GWOT).Listen and applaud as Neil lets Obama have it with both barrels blazing!...
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...

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