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.

I issued the following statement on H.R. 4133, the United States-Israel Enhances Security Cooperation Act of 2012. This legislation passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 411-2. I was a cosponsor of the bill.The United...
I joined my colleagues in introducing legislation to remove barriers in the awarding of the Purple Heart to military victims of terrorist attacks that occur on U.S. soil, including the 2009 attack at Fort Hood:
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The race for the US Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has produced some very interesting candidates. People from the grassroots like Lela Pettinger to establishment Republicans like David...
AUSTIN, TX- The message couldn't have been clearer at the Texas Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee meeting Thursday morning. In order to secure the border, the federal government must establish a system...
When President Barack Obama first took office, he promised “an unprecedented level of openness.” Instead, we have seen an unprecedented level of obstruction regarding the Freedom of Information Act.Don’t take my word for it...
Tuesday I introduced H.R. 3811, the Keystone for A Secure Tomorrow Act (K-FAST). This legislation would allow Congress to directly and immediately approve the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Congress already has the...
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For 10 years, thousands of American troops have fought against terrorism and for the liberation of Iraq. Many have sacrificed their lives on the altar of freedom on behalf of people in a land halfway around the world,...
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Is "Anonymous" behind the Occupy Wall Street protests, and who or what is Anonymous anyway? Brandon Darby explains.Anonymous is a "hacktivist" group, that is, hackers + activists, that have also been described as an anarchic...
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The Texas Border is a war zone. Despite sarcastic jokes and comments from the Department of Homeland Security and President Obama, thousands of people are being killed. Kidnapping, rape and assaults are commonplace...
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The Obama administration is getting more and more sinister. Homeland Security Secretary (And Fast & Furious Felon) Janet Napolitano has released more information about the "If you see something, say something" program...
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I recently came across an article on The Daily Beast “Paul Begala on Romney: Once a Bully, Always a Bully”.In the article, Paul starts out by saying that “It is a good general principle that we ought not hold teenage...
The South Texas Politics series continues with another interview with Adela Garza, candidate for the newly formed Congressional District 34. In a prior interview with Garza and State Rep. Jose Aliseda, we discussed the...
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With the recent news about the defacing of the Alamo, I looked into how the Alamo resources are managed. I learned that the Alamo now falls under the jurisdiction of the Texas General Land Office and Land Commissioner Jerry...
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These are reflections from a recent trip to New York around Saint Patrick's Day.Twice terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, the second being the attack on 9/11, but often forgotten is the first that occurred...
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If a Muslim/Islamist terrorist commits, or plans to commit, an act of terror, you can count on the New York Times, and other liberal media outlets, to seemingly cover-up the fact that the terrorist is a Muslim. On...
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There are many great stories that have been told about the events of 9-11. All of us know exactly where we were that day and remember what we felt. We saw hundreds of thousands of lives changed in an instant.
Today, I delivered an address at the Hudson Institute. In light of the pending recommendations of the Deficit Reduction “Super Committee,” I argued that defense strategy should drive defense spending, not the other way...
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Even 9/11 Truthers are adding their voice among the growing and diverse list of grievances held by Occupy Wall Street protesters. Now we can add investigating the possible role of the government in the collapse of the...
As previously reported by this author, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF, BATFE) have been involved in an ongoing criminal conspiracy covering up the circumstances...
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Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Congressional District 25 Republican candidate and former Mayor of Highland Village, Texas, Dianne Costa. This is the third of five parts of this interview.

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