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Howard Phillips on Homeland Security

2000 Constitution Party Nominee for President


No US troops under foreign command

Under a Phillips administration, there will be no more undeclared wars - there will be no wars at all except for the purpose of defending our own country. When our troops do go to war, they will serve under no foreign commander and be accountable to no foreign authority.
Source: ConstitutionParty.com “Candidate Profile” , Sep 9, 2000

Strengthen defense spending, for US defense

Phillips supports the appropriation of all funds necessary to make the US military strong enough to deter or defeat any adversary. We will work to strengthen our conventional and strategic military forces and to deploy a strategic defense for our nation against nuclear missile attack.
Source: ConstitutionParty.com “Candidate Profile” , Sep 9, 2000

Defense $ for military pay & equipment, not on UN & NATO

Fifty-five years after the end of WW II, we still have American troops in Europe and devote defense spending to activities that do not relate to our defense. We do need to spend more money on defense for military pay and military equipment and to rebuild our navy, (cut from some 600 ships in the 1980’s to just about 300 ships today). We need to spend money on things like strategic defense, various aircraft, and ground equipment. We need to replenish our supply of cruise missiles. But we don’t need to spend our money keeping US troops in Kosovo, Bosnia or any other places where they serve under UN or NATO, irrelevant to our national defense.
Source: Interview on Foreign Policy and American Independence , Jun 25, 2000

SDI should be deployed

I will immediately extricate the United States from arms control treaties which, for more than two decades, have been the phony pretext for the non-deployment of a strategic defense.
Source: Campaign 2000 Presidential Nominee Acceptance Speech , Sep 4, 1999

US should advocate liberty abroad, but only defend US

We will adhere to the great principle of John Quincy Adams that our task is to be the advocate for liberty everywhere, but the defender of ours alone. If individual Americans wish to risk their own lives to fight other nation’s wars, they are free to do so in the future as they have been in the past, but they will not any longer be in a position to conscript or assign our children for their parochial purposes.
Source: Campaign 2000 Presidential Nominee Acceptance Speech , Sep 4, 1999

Only Congress declares war, not Executive Orders

When the nominees of the Constitution Party take office, there will be no legislation by Executive Order, there will be no more undeclared wars - there will be no wars at all except for the purpose of defending our own country. And there will be no commitment of forces without the prior authorization of the Congress of the United States.
Source: Campaign 2000 Presidential Nominee Acceptance Speech , Sep 4, 1999

American troops fight for US and not the New World Order

When our troops go to war, they will serve under no foreign commander and be accountable to no foreign authority. Their line of command will flow directly and exclusively from the President of the United States as he fulfills his duty to safeguard civilian control of the military, domestic civilian control of the military. And make no mistake, my friends, as your President, I will recognize and act upon the duty of the commander-in-chief to protect the nation from all enemies, domestic and foreign
Source: Campaign 2000 Presidential Nominee Acceptance Speech , Sep 4, 1999

Deploy missile defense and SDI; withdraw from ABM Treaty

The job of the President and the Congress is to evaluate, not merely the perceived present intentions of actual adversaries, but, more importantly, to prepare for the potential capabilities which others may possess later in this decade. To that end, I would restrict the transfer of US technology, move forward with our space program, and act immediately to fully develop and deploy SDI by giving the requisite six months’ notice, beginning on that first day, for withdrawal from the ABM treaty of 1972.
Source: (X-ref Tech) “We Claim the Future”, 1992 USTP Convention , Jan 1, 1992

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