State of Alaska Archives: on Homeland Security
Protect Alaskans from surveillance by NSA spies & drones
The passage of the Patriot Act shortly after 2011's terrorist attack tipped a delicate balance. Recent revelations should give citizens grave concerns over our own government's covert spying activities against its own citizens.
Alaskans are not protected from surveillance by the NSA's spying network. Drone technology in Alaska may be used to surveil you and your property.
Alaskans do not have the right to freely navigate all waters in Alaska without restriction. Our individual liberties have been eroded. Alaskan law enforcement will not protect your individual rights against federal over reach.
Alaskans needs a legislator who will review these questions and work to restrict our government's spying activities against its own citizens.
Source: 2016 Alaska Senate campaign website, CeanStevens.com
Mar 10, 2016
Fight for veterans benefits
When our soldiers fight for our freedoms--we need to keep our promises and fight for their benefits.
Source: 2016 Alaska Senate campaign website, CeanStevens.com
Mar 10, 2016
Thank our military and law enforcement for their sacrifice
I want to thank all the men and women in the military and in law enforcement who put their lives at risk every day to protect us. On May 1st, Sergeant Patrick Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabriel Rich were killed in the line of duty in Tanana.
Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and those families of other law enforcement officers and servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
To our military and law enforcement families: I speak for all Alaskans and say thank you for the sacrifices you make daily for us.
Your fathers, your husbands, your mothers and daughters--these are the heroes who protect our freedoms and keep us safe. These are the gallant and the brave who help us all sleep a little better at night.
Source: State of the State address to 2015 Alaska Legislature
Jan 22, 2015
Friend & strong advocate for our veterans & their families
All of our veterans, whether WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and many other actions, put their lives on the line for all of us. The freedoms we enjoy today have been purchased by the blood of our servicemen and women, and we do not take any of
that for granted.
Our administration will be a friend to and strong advocate for our veterans and their families and strive for better access to and improvement of the services provided to these heroes and heroines.
Source: 2014 Governor campaign website, WalkerMallottForAlaska.com
Nov 4, 2014
- Veterans' and their families deserve just as much recognition and help today as they did when they were active duty.
- The effects of military deployment on family health, and for returning and redeployed soldiers are now
- Families experience stress before, during and after deployment.
- Spouses left at home face financial challenges, loneliness and additional parenting responsibilities.
- Children experience anxiety and stress often lasting well
beyond the initial deployment.
Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal
Question topic: The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.
Miller: Strongly Agree
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Alaska Senate race
Jul 2, 2014
Work to bring missile defense base to Alaska
Treadwell also got in a slight dig against Sullivan, an Ohio Native whose residency has been controversial because he lived in Alaska for five years starting in
1997 before moving away to become a White House fellow, serve an active-duty stint in the U.S. Marines, and eventually, work in Washington, D.C., as an assistant secretary of state under Condoleezza Rice.
Sullivan returned in 2009 to serve as attorney general under former Gov. Sarah Palin. "Dan, this is before you were here,"
Treadwell said as he described his efforts to bring a missile defense base to Alaska.
Source: Alaska Dispatch on 2014 Alaska Senate race
Jan 27, 2014
F-35 fighter: the defense project too big to kill
Q. The Air Force has decided to place two squadrons of the new F-35 fighter aircraft at Eielson Air Force Base.
The F-35 is the nation's next-generation fighter. Do you support or oppose continued funding of the aircraft?
A: If deployed, deploy it here. However I'm skeptical. Years behind schedule, it's the defense project too big to kill. Developer Lockheed Martin funnels business through 45 states creating 133,000 jobs.
Several defense experts say it's already obsolete; likely to be overwhelmed by swarms of cheep drones and Russian antiaircraft missiles projecting 600 miles at three times F-35's top speed.
Source: 2016 Alaska Senate campaign website on NationBuilder.com
Jun 24, 2013
Increase only missile defense & intel spending
Miller indicates the following federal spending changes by category:
Source: Alaska Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test
Sep 1, 2010
- Maintain Status on Defense
- Slightly Increase Intelligence operations
- Maintain Status on Military hardware
- Slightly Increase National missile defense
Maintain Status on Salary and benefits for active duty personnel
- Maintain Status on Programs to improve troop retention rates
- Maintain Status on Research and development of new weapons
Revenue bonds for Veteran's Housing Loan Program
I am sponsoring a bill that would assure access to revenue bonds so the Veteran's Housing Loan Program will continue. Alaska has one of the highest percentages of veterans of any state. The Veteran's Housing Loan Program has been widely used by these
honorable Alaskans. With legislative approval, the bond request will head to the 2010 general election ballot--where you, the people, can exercise your freedom and show your appreciation to those who have given so much to safeguard us.
Source: Alaska 2010 State of the State Address
Jan 20, 2010
Armed forces, including my son, give us security and freedom
Let us pay tribute to all our men and women in uniform, and their families, and those who’ve previously served our great nation. Their fight for freedom allows us to assemble tonight--with liberty and security!
Because of their sacrifices we are free to do our jobs here. And we thank them. Todd and our son Track who is proudly serving in the U.S. Army, thank you [all] for your service.
Source: 2008 State of the State Address to 25th Alaska Legislature
Jan 15, 2008
Visits Kuwait; encourages Alaska big game hunting to troops
Governor Sarah Palin today informed Alaska National Guardsmen and women serving in combat that big game hunting opportunities will be available when they return from combat zones this fall.
“I heard from many Alaskans serving overseas during my trip to
Kuwait in July,” said Governor Palin. “One of the most frequent questions was about the status of hunting seasons upon their return. While I can’t grant our troops the chance to hunt in closed areas or in places with species restrictions,
I do want to recognize them and help them hunt this late fall or winter when they get home.“
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will re-issue permits for service members who were successful in obtaining lottery permit hunts
but were unable to use them. Service members are encouraged to contact their local ADF&G office to learn more about the hunting opportunities that may be available to them.
Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: press release,“National Guardsmen”
Sep 6, 2007
Obligation to support our troops, even if criticizing war
Operation America Rising is a newly founded, non-partisan organization whose sole mission is to show the men and women of the United States Armed Forces that they are supported. It is because of our fighting men and women that we are able to know freedom
While many will criticize the merits of war, we must all understand our obligation to support our fellow citizens who are putting their lives on the line to guarantee our freedoms for future generations.
Americans realize they can never fully repay our troops for the sacrifices they have made. These heroes face long deployments that separate them from their family and friends.
On July 7th in every state of our nation,
Americans will gather together to express their deep appreciation for our troops. We owe it to the men and women of our Armed Forces. They deserve to know that they are supported by their fellow Americans.
Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: Proclamation, “America Rising”
Jun 27, 2007
Proclaim “Loyalty Day” to reaffirm loyalty to America
Loyalty Day is a special day for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the US and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom. Throughout our history, honorable men & women have demonstrated their loyalty to America by making remarkable sacrifices
to preserve and protect these values.
All Americans can be confident in the future of our Nation as these values are passed on to each new generation. Our children need to know that our Nation is a force for good in the world and must understand our
past as they prepare to lead in the future.
Each of us should celebrate the gift of freedom that has been earned for us by loyal Americans and join their efforts to ensure our Nation is kept strong so we can continue to live as free people.
, THEREFORE, I, Gov. S.Palin, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2007 as: Loyalty Day in Alaska, and call upon Alaskans to join in and support this national observance, display the flag of the United States, and reaffirm our allegiance to our Nation.
Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: Proclamation, “Loyalty Day”
Apr 27, 2007
Let military personnel know how much we support them
ALASKA’S MILITARY: Thank you military personnel! I support you. I respect our military personnel and understand the importance of Alaska’s National Guard. As I watched our military men and women being deployed I recognized how important it is for
their families to know how much Alaska and America support them. I believe in “promoting from within” to provide continued good leadership that truly understands Alaska and will partner with our elected leaders to support our troops.
Source: Palin-Parnell campaign booklet: New Energy for Alaska
Nov 3, 2006
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