State of Wisconsin Archives: on Homeland Security


Hillary Clinton: Haters should realize that American Muslims can help us

After 9/11, one of the efforts we did in New York was if you see or hear something suspicious, report it. We need to do that throughout the country. We need to understand that American Muslims are on the front line of our defense. They are more likely to know what's happening in their communities, and they need to welcomed in American society. When somebody like Donald Trump stirs up the demagoguery against American Muslims, that hurts us at home. It's not only offensive; it's dangerous.
Source: 2016 PBS Democratic debate in Wisconsin Feb 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Support our NATO allies and take vetted Syrian refugees

SANDERS: I went to a Turkish refugee camp on the border of Syria. What a sad sight: Men, women, children forced out of their homes. Turkey did a decent thing, providing reasonable housing and conditions for people. Given our history as a nation that has been a beacon of hope for the oppressed, for the downtrodden, that I very strongly disagree with those Republican candidates who say we've got to turn our backs on women and children who left their home with nothing. That is not what America is supposed to be about. I think that the entire world needs to come together to deal with this horrific refugee crisis.

CLINTON: This is a humanitarian catastrophe. The US has to support our allies in Europe. We have to provide financial support. We have to provide the NATO support to back up the mission that is going on. And we have to take properly vetted refugees ourselves.

Source: 2016 PBS Democratic debate in Wisconsin on Syrian Refugees Feb 11, 2016

Scott Walker: Support for our military transcends partisan differences

Let's remember what unites us and makes us strong. Here in Wisconsin, support for the Packers transcends political, religious, and personal differences. Heck, I was sitting a row ahead and a few seats over from a guy on Sunday who didn't care much for my policies. I told him we were all Packer fans there, and by the end of the game, we were high-fiving another Green Bay victory. Green and gold runs deep.

Here in America, support for our military transcends those same differences. That wasn't always the case, but thankfully, we learned from our past transgressions. We support our men and women in uniform and we thank our veterans. Red, white, and blue runs even deeper.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Wisconsin Legislature Jan 13, 2015

Glenn Grothman: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal

Q: The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries?

GROTHMAN: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Wisconsin House race Sep 30, 2014

Glenn Grothman: No tracking on GPS, cellphone, or social media

Source: 2014 Wisconsin House campaign website, GlennGrothman.com May 31, 2014

Mark Neumann: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA

Question 11. Will you support legislation eliminating detention powers granted by the NDAA that could infringe upon citizens' freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, privacy, or rights to counsel? [Note: the NDAA, or National Defense Authorization Act, extends the PATRIOT Act's counter-terrorism laws to include indefinite detention of suspected terrorists]

Mark Neumann: Yes

Tommy Thompson: Yes

Source: 2012 Wisconsin Tea Party Senate Debate Questionnaire Aug 13, 2012

Mark Neumann: Try terrorist suspects in military court

Question 12. Do you believe that non-citizens suspected of terrorist acts should be tried in a military court?

Mark Neumann: Yes

Tommy Thompson: Yes

Source: 2012 Wisconsin Tea Party Senate Debate Questionnaire Aug 13, 2012

Tommy Thompson: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA

Question 11. Will you support legislation eliminating detention powers granted by the NDAA that could infringe upon citizens' freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, privacy, or rights to counsel? [Note: the NDAA, or National Defense Authorization Act, extends the PATRIOT Act's counter-terrorism laws to include indefinite detention of suspected terrorists]

Mark Neumann: Yes

Tommy Thompson: Yes

Source: 2012 Wisconsin Tea Party Senate Debate Questionnaire Aug 13, 2012

Tommy Thompson: Try terrorist suspects in military court

Question 12. Do you believe that non-citizens suspected of terrorist acts should be tried in a military court?

Mark Neumann: Yes

Tommy Thompson: Yes

Source: 2012 Wisconsin Tea Party Senate Debate Questionnaire Aug 13, 2012

John Schiess: Wisconsin should not participate in REAL ID program

Q: Should Wisconsin participate in the federal REAL ID program?

A: No.

[Note: The federal REAL ID program establishes stricter controls over licensing and identification papers, to enforce against terrorism and illegal immigration. All 50 states have waivers to avoid enforcement, however.]

Source: Wisconsin Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

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2016 Presidential contenders on Homeland Security:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
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Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

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Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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