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.

It is clear that border security and immigration reform are two separate issues. Yet the two must be linked together as we try to develop a responsible solution to both of these problems facing our nation. Today, in Houston...
With each new day comes new revelations concerning Obama and his administration–each piece of news more chilling than the previous.News that has been leaked for some time now tells of a massive arms build up–1.6 BILLION...
A Mexican officer claims the military is indeed at war with drug cartels for territory in northern Mexico and that vast numbers of children have been left homeless and hungry by the war in the seemingly unreachable cartel-...
Call your Congressman and Senators and ask them to prevent Obama from closing the Air Defense System protecting our Borders.
Why is it that with all the talk of preventing gun violence with unconstitutional gun control directives, the president and his odious band of weapons dealers have not been called to account for their illegal arms shipments...
Whether or not Chuck Hagel is confirmed as our next defense secretary, his nomination has already done serious damage to U.S. credibility on Iran, thereby emboldening the most dangerous regime in the Middle East. To limit...
updates:Outrage Growing over Obama Cutting Homeland Security U.S. Border Air Defense System (TARS)White House Petition Asks Obama Not to Shut Down TARS Air Defense System on Southern Border  Call your Congressmen...
The Senate today approved legislation authored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to reauthorize provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a law that governs the surveillance of...
Today, I joined Rep. Frank Wolf and nine of our colleagues in introducing a bill to establish a House Select Committee on the Terrorist Attack in Benghazi.Eighty-four days have passed since the attack, and the administration...
Just exactly what happened in Benghazi, Libya, in a terror attack that left four Americans dead, is the subject of heated national discussion—especially now that elections are complete. One critical concern is who issued a...
North Korea Dictator Kim Jong Un has signed orders putting his rockets on combat ready status, and according to Kim Jong Un's U.S. Mainland Strike Plan, Austin, TX is one of the top 4 American cities to be targeted by this...
Construction mogul Donald Trump stood before CPAC last week and called for a de facto amnesty for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in this country. Trump said Republicans should block immigration reform because...
West Point has a fine and storied tradition: President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the military academy in 1802.The same Thomas Jefferson who often repeated the John Bradshaw quote:Rebellion to tyrants...
Could you imagine what the reaction of the news media would be if a Republican President had been AWOL during a major crisis, not communicating with key defense personnel? In September, four Americans were killed by...
It is impossible to make any logical sense of the recent events at Sandy Hook. The bitter loss of those children cut into our national psyche, and as a consequence, we now see proposals to defend our children in school from...
Outrage is growing over news that Obama’s military cuts are going to impact our own homeland security by forcing the Air Force to close a vital air defense system along the ENTIRE southern border of the United States from...
Two prominent Occupy Wall Street movement activists have been arrested by law enforcement for allegedly possessing a cache of weapons and explosive material in New York City’s Greenwich Village.The Occupiers, Morgan Gliedman...
The NDAA that was passed last year in 2011 came under fire because the bill would allow the President to use the military to detain Americans on American soil without a trial. This created a massive backlash because...
Immigration Reform should be viewed as a matter of national security and not social engineering. Currently our immigration system is more about family reunification than it is about ecomomic needs and national security. In...
I released the following statement on the situation in Gaza and his continued support for Israel:I stand firmly with Israel and offer my continued prayers for their safety and security. The United States has no greater ally...

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