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Roseanne Barr on Homeland Security
Peace and Freedom Party nominee for President
Click here for 4 full quotes by Roseanne Barr OR click here for Roseanne Barr on other issues.
  • Strongly opposed enactment of PATRIOT Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Opposes expanding the armed forces. (Sep 2012)
  • Don't disarm America, but don't privatize military. (Sep 2012)
  • Military Industrial Complex is our shadow government. (Aug 2012)
Joe Biden on Homeland Security
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 47 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Boston Marathon bombers were jihadis, but keep Constitution. (May 2013)
  • Invest $275M in Israel's "Iron Dome" & future joint systems. (Mar 2013)
  • Political process to restore a democratic government in Mali. (Feb 2013)
  • We should not cut embassy security funding. (Oct 2012)
  • National debt comes from putting two wars on a credit card. (Oct 2012)
  • Special Forces instead of M1 tanks. (Oct 2012)
  • Caring for veterans is our only sacred obligation. (Oct 2012)
  • 1970s: control CIA from outside; 1980s: time to lay off. (Jun 2012)
  • 1979: Met with Soviet leaders about SALT II Treaty. (Oct 2010)
  • Revealed location of top-secret bunker beneath VP residence. (Jun 2009)
  • We spend same in 3 weeks in Iraq as 7 years in Afghanistan. (Oct 2008)
  • Obama worked with Republicans to reduce nuclear weapons. (Oct 2008)
  • Greatest security threat is from al Qaeda in Pakistan. (Oct 2008)
  • Cut $350B in military programs, from Star Wars to F-22’s. (Dec 2007)
  • Universal national service, in military or Peace Corps. (Dec 2007)
  • Talks about nations acquiring uranium are more complicated. (Oct 2007)
  • Commitment to never use torture; no part of our policy, ever. (Sep 2007)
  • Missile defense is perfect metaphor for neo-isolationism. (Jul 2007)
  • Urged Pres. Bush to return to Washington on 9/11. (Jul 2007)
  • 1992: No Pax Americana. (Aug 2004)

    Voting Record

  • Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is antiquated & unworkable. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
  • Rated 80% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Apply habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainees. (Jul 2007)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Jeb Bush on Homeland Security
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
Click here for 27 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Reverse the sequester and rebuild the military. (Feb 2016)
  • Closing Guantanamo is a complete disaster; it keeps us safe. (Feb 2016)
  • Our force level is so low that we can't even project force. (Jan 2016)
  • We're still flying B-52's; they're now older than the pilots. (Jan 2016)
  • The Kurds are our best ally; and they're Muslim; arm them!. (Dec 2015)
  • Syrian refugees already in US can stay. (Nov 2015)
  • Let military experts determine troop count. (Nov 2015)
  • We don't need a divider-in-chief: rebuild the V.A. (Nov 2015)
  • My brother kept us safe after 9/11. (Sep 2015)
  • Stop the craziness of the sequester & rebuild the military. (Sep 2015)
  • FactCheck: No, Benghazi wasn't 1st deadly assault since 1979. (Jul 2015)
  • Deal with bullies like Putin with strength, not nuance. (Jun 2015)
  • We need strategy against ISIS: advisory but not military. (Jun 2015)
  • Weakness invites war: our military should equal any threat. (Feb 2015)
  • Issues where Rand Paul disagrees with Jeb Bush. (Jan 2015)
  • OpEd: a multilateralist more than a neoconservative. (Dec 2014)
  • OpEd: Distancing himself from brother & neocons. (May 2014)
  • Conflicting accounts of Benghazi emboldens terrorists. (Oct 2012)
  • Benghazi attacks had warnings which were ignored. (Oct 2012)
  • 1985: Contra freedom fighters' cause is noble and just. (Feb 2007)
  • Save Florida's 21 military bases from closure or downsizing. (Feb 2005)
  • Make Florida the most military-friendly state in the nation. (Mar 2004)
  • Threat from 9/11 is unprecedented for our generation. (Jan 2002)
  • $17M for new programs for terrorism response. (Jan 2002)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Increase defense spending to meet global responsibilities. (Jun 1997)
Ben Carson on Homeland Security
Click here for 16 full quotes by Ben Carson OR click here for Ben Carson on other issues.
  • New type of war means dirty bombs and cyberattacks. (Jan 2016)
  • Rebuild B52's, submarines, missiles: all three need upgrades. (Dec 2015)
  • Doesn't want ISIS to know if he condones torture or not. (Nov 2015)
  • Beef up intelligence gathering, including in mosques. (Nov 2015)
  • Keep 2nd amendment rights for people on terror watchlist. (Nov 2015)
  • Goal of global jihadists is to destroy our way of life. (Nov 2015)
  • Religion not sufficient probable cause to track. (Sep 2015)
  • Use intellect instead of aggression in some circumstances. (Sep 2015)
  • Don't tie military's hands in terrorism fight, even torture. (Aug 2015)
  • Our armed forces are at smallest size in decades. (Aug 2015)
  • ISIL is clear threat; aggressively commit to its destruction. (Jun 2015)
  • Shia-led Iran is more dangerous than ISIL. (May 2015)
  • Give the military the tools they need to meet our needs. (Feb 2014)
  • Roman Empire fell because military was stretched too thin. (Jan 2012)
  • Ethical world leadership stops bullies with brutal force. (Jan 2012)
  • Confront radical violent elements of all religions. (Jan 2012)
Lincoln Chafee on Homeland Security
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007)
Click here for 18 full quotes by Lincoln Chafee OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • PATRIOT Act was 99-1, including me, but reform it now. (Oct 2015)
  • Bring home Snowden; he showed government illegalities. (Oct 2015)
  • Limit government surveillance; no bulk data collection. (Jun 2015)
  • Rebuild alliances abroad to fight ISIS. (Jun 2015)
  • Know your enemy: Al Qaeda wants US troops away from Mecca. (Apr 2008)
  • False WMD fear hurt efforts at nuclear nonproliferation. (Apr 2008)
  • Replace unilateral pre-emption with Mideast alliances. (Sep 2006)
  • Keep Rhode Island's military installations thriving. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports more spending on Armed Forces personnel. (Sep 2000)
  • Decrease funding for missile defense. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 40% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit torture of terrorists in US custody. (Jul 2005)
Hillary Clinton on Homeland Security
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 72 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for 11 older headlines OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Support our NATO allies and take vetted Syrian refugees. (Feb 2016)
  • Haters should realize that American Muslims can help us. (Feb 2016)
  • Fight the idea of privatizing the V.A. (Feb 2016)
  • Promise to never privatize V.A. (Feb 2016)
  • Keep Syrian refugees; we're a nation of resolve, not of fear. (Dec 2015)
  • Reach out to Muslims, like George W. Bush did. (Dec 2015)
  • PATRIOT Act was needed, but Bush chipped away at warrants. (Oct 2015)
  • Snowden should face the music; he broke the law. (Oct 2015)
  • OpEd: More aggressive than most Dems on foreign policy. (Aug 2014)
  • NATO essential for evolving threats of the 21st century. (Jun 2014)
  • Balance lower military & higher diplomacy budget. (Jun 2014)
  • Smart Power: blend of military power and soft power. (Jun 2012)
  • Long-held pro-defense spending stance; not a move to center. (Mar 2008)
  • Examine registering 18-year-old women for selective service. (Dec 2007)
  • National security is more important than human rights. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, in 2006 condoned exceptions on torture. (Oct 2007)
  • Wants to repeal don’t-ask-don’t-tell, but not until 2009. (Aug 2007)
  • Opposed to draft, but register women for draft. (Jul 2007)
  • Forgive student loans for universal national service. (Jul 2007)
  • 9/11: Got $20B to rebuild lower Manhattan. (Jun 2007)
  • Served on Armed Services Committee & was always prepared. (Jun 2007)
  • Fund first responders with extra $1.7 billion. (Mar 2007)
  • Marshal resources against proliferation of nuclear weapons. (Jan 2006)
  • Our troops are stretched; so increase size of military. (Sep 2005)
  • Muscle, not rhetoric, leads to strong homeland security. (Sep 2005)
  • Leadership role on Senate Armed Services Committee. (Feb 2004)
  • At age 27, tried and failed to enlist in Marines. (Feb 2004)
  • Send 70% of homeland security funding to cities & counties. (Feb 2004)
  • Supports funding research on missile defense. (Oct 2000)
  • Nixon should have been impeached for bombing Cambodia. (Dec 1999)
  • A safe world needs the nuclear test ban treaty. (Sep 1999)

    Benghazi

  • Libyans refused much of what US offered as help. (Dec 2015)
  • FactCheck: 7 official reports on Benghazi over 3-year period. (Jul 2015)
  • FactCheck: Dozens of U.S. diplomats killed during Bush terms. (Jul 2015)
  • More Benghazi hearings ok only to learn what to do better. (Jun 2014)
  • Dozens of Benghazi attackers had dozens of motives. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi security was simply inadequate in a dangerous city. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi talking points were written by CIA for Congress. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi: focused on rescue & prevention, not retrospection. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi: Figure out what happened to prevent repeating. (Sep 2013)
  • Congress' tight security money partly caused Benghazi. (Jan 2013)
  • Benghazi was a tragedy, but we get it right 99% of the time. (Jan 2013)
  • Described Benghazi as "armed militants" in "act of terror". (Jan 2013)
  • We responded to Benghazi immediately, and for the long run. (Jan 2013)
  • Worked with Libya before Benghazi, but they had no capacity. (Jan 2013)

    Terrorism

  • FactCheck: No, ISIL doesn't cite Trump in recruitment videos. (Dec 2015)
  • Adversaries of the future: terrorists as well as drone subs. (Nov 2015)
  • 2001: Called for wrath on those who attacked America on 9/11. (Nov 2007)
  • Torture cannot be American policy, period. (Sep 2007)
  • There is no safe haven for the terrorists. (Jan 2006)
  • Consistently supported tough anti-terrorism measures. (Oct 2005)
  • I despise terrorism and the nihilism it represents. (Nov 2003)

    Voting Record

  • Passed legislation to treat veterans’ traumatic brain injury. (Jan 2008)
  • Proposed Federal Interoperable Communication & Safety Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill maintaining role of women in armed forces. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for increased security of radiation sources. (May 2005)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)
Ted Cruz on Homeland Security
Click here for 14 full quotes by Ted Cruz OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Snowden guilty of treason, but exposed massive surveillance. (Mar 2016)
  • Increase armed forces to 1.4 million troops. (Feb 2016)
  • Waterboarding isn't torture; but not for low-level officers. (Feb 2016)
  • Americans who join ISIS forfeit their citizenship. (Jan 2016)
  • On day one, rip to shreds the Iranian nuclear deal. (Sep 2015)
  • Label the enemy that Obama won't: radical Islamic terrorists. (Aug 2015)
  • Torture was rightly outlawed, but keep tactics classified. (Dec 2014)
  • Americans who join ISIS should be barred from coming home. (Sep 2014)
  • Vital role for deploying military force abroad. (Mar 2014)
  • Opposes TSA and National Defense Authorization Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Fierce advocate of recruiting and growing the military. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad. (Feb 2015)
Carly Fiorina on Homeland Security
Click here for 10 full quotes by Carly Fiorina OR click here for Carly Fiorina on other issues.
  • Benghazi matters because we didn't seek retribution. (Jan 2016)
  • We need strongest military & that whole world knows it. (Sep 2015)
  • We get warnings about terrorism, but we must connect dots. (Aug 2015)
  • Arm the Kurds against ISIS. (May 2015)
  • Don't pull punches on Benghazi: a tragedy and a scandal. (Mar 2015)
  • On Benghazi: I'm familiar with America's allies and enemies. (Jan 2015)
  • Keep Gitmo; don't try foreign terrorists in civilian court. (Sep 2010)
  • Campaign donations from jihadists should be returned. (Mar 2010)
  • Guantanamo Bay isn't broken, so don't fix it. (Mar 2010)
  • Opposes banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
Jim Gilmore on Homeland Security
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA)
Click here for 13 full quotes by Jim Gilmore OR click here for Jim Gilmore on other issues.
  • Psychology services should be included in veteran benefits. (Jan 2016)
  • I think Gitmo ought to remain open. (Jan 2016)
  • Dangerous to give Iran option to develop nuclear program. (Jan 2016)
  • There will be further terror attacks; prepare for a long war. (Aug 2015)
  • Pre-9-11, Congress sensed terrorism was a rising threat. (Sep 2009)
  • Close the pay gap for long-term military retention. (Oct 2008)
  • Fighting terrorism too important for partisan politics. (Mar 2006)
  • Was Governor of Virginia during 9/11 Pentagon attack. (Mar 2006)
  • Chaired commission on Terrorism Involving WMD. (Dec 2003)
  • There will never be a 100% guarantee of security. (Dec 2003)
  • Get homeland security money into hands of local governments. (Mar 2003)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Lindsey Graham on Homeland Security
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3)
Click here for 46 full quotes by Lindsey Graham OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • American Muslims are the solution, not the problem. (Dec 2015)
  • Problems in V.A. are real; threats to homeland are real. (Oct 2015)
  • We need to monitor Islamic websites. (Sep 2015)
  • Hillary Clinton let Benghazi become a death trap. (Sep 2015)
  • Give military leaders anything they need. (Sep 2015)
  • Stop closing military bases; I'll open MORE bases. (Sep 2015)
  • Lack of ISIL strategy is Commander-in-Chief malpractice. (Jun 2015)
  • Make homeschooled graduates eligible for military service. (Jun 2015)
  • Maintain FISA electronic surveillance for terrorist suspects. (May 2015)
  • Restore defense cuts made automatically by sequestration. (Mar 2015)
  • The next stage of the fight against terrorism is in Africa. (Jan 2015)
  • Fill Guantanamo with more terrorists instead of closing it. (Dec 2014)
  • Benghazi:Focus on talking points, not how intel was gathered. (Nov 2014)
  • Doing nothing about Benghazi leads to a more dangerous world. (Mar 2014)
  • More budget & more than 440,000 troops against North Korea. (Mar 2014)
  • NSA domestic spying only targets terrorism suspects. (Aug 2013)
  • NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a felon, not a hero. (Jun 2013)
  • Cuts to military systems will leave us with a hollow force. (Mar 2013)
  • President did not do enough to protect Benghazi embassy. (Feb 2013)
  • Canceling Pole/Czech missile defense capitulates to Russia. (Dec 2011)
  • 2005: interrogations must follow US Army Field Manual rules. (Aug 2011)
  • Ensure terrorists cannot sue American troops. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit torture of terrorists in US custody. (Jul 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget. (Jun 2006)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad. (Feb 2015)
  • Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP. (Dec 2007)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Mike Huckabee on Homeland Security
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
Click here for 28 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • President is responsible for protecting us, not Islam. (Jan 2016)
  • Americans are scared and don't trust government. (Dec 2015)
  • FBI listening to sermons at mosques is constitutional. (Dec 2015)
  • 25% defense cuts have left us most unprepared since WWII. (Dec 2015)
  • No paid transgender surgery for members of the military. (Aug 2015)
  • Military is not social experiment: no transgendered soldiers. (Aug 2015)
  • Our B-52s are from 1962; that's pretty scary. (Aug 2015)
  • NSA bulk metadata isn't effective; human intelligence is. (May 2015)
  • Islamo-fascists hate us & want to destroy our way of life. (Nov 2008)
  • Fight terror with CIA and small quick strikes. (Nov 2008)
  • No draft, but mandatory one-year civilian service by age 26. (Nov 2008)
  • Use everything at president’s disposal to keep US safe. (Feb 2008)
  • Support moderate modern evil over Al-Qaeda’s medieval evil. (Jan 2008)
  • Fight terrorism by increasing spending on armed forces & CIA. (Jan 2008)
  • Torture is unproductive, and should not be US policy. (Dec 2007)
  • Kick rear ends if documents destroyed to protect rear ends. (Dec 2007)
  • Opposes waterboarding; close Guantanamo as a bad symbol. (Dec 2007)
  • Raise enlistment rates with Veterans’ Bill of Rights. (Sep 2007)
  • No student visas to citizens of terrorist states. (Sep 2007)
  • Guantanamo prisoners are treated very well. (Jun 2007)
  • Better to make mistakes at Guantanamo to protect Americans. (Jun 2007)
  • Islamic jihadists celebrate death; we have culture of life. (May 2007)
  • Guard & Reserve did their duty; it’s beginning to wear. (Jan 2007)
  • Strength is more effective deterrent to war than weakness. (Jan 2007)
  • Keeping Guantanamo prisoners more important than location. (Jan 2006)
  • Islamic terror is about worldwide caliphate, not US attacks. (Jan 2006)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Bobby Jindal on Homeland Security
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
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  • Demand info on background & monitoring of Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Terrorists aren't martyrs; they're going straight to hell. (Sep 2015)
  • Hillary should not be above the law in her email scandal. (Aug 2015)
  • Name the enemy: radical Islamic terrorism. (Aug 2015)
  • Ill-advised to scale back missile defense. (Nov 2010)
  • Don't give Miranda rights to terrorists. (Nov 2010)
  • Make no apologies when we must use our military strength. (Nov 2010)
  • Claim of "poverty causes terrorism" justifies globalism. (Nov 2010)
  • Now is no time to cut funding for our troops. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
Gary Johnson on Homeland Security
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
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  • Spying on U.S. citizens dismantles the 4th Amendment. (Jan 2016)
  • Founding Fathers would be disgusted about spying on citizens. (Jan 2016)
  • Overturn simplistic, chaotic, reactive military policies. (Jan 2016)
  • Should we have 100,000 troops on the ground in Europe? (Aug 2012)
  • Patriot Act is a direct assault on privacy & due process. (Aug 2012)
  • Torture has created millions of enemies we wouldn't have had. (Aug 2012)
  • Let the PATRIOT Act expire; respect habeas corpus. (Jan 2012)
  • Due process at Guantanamo; no torture of terrorist suspects. (Jan 2012)
  • Allies want more US military spending, but cut by 43%. (Nov 2011)
  • 43% reduction in military spending; cut foreign aid too. (Sep 2011)
  • No physical or psychological torture of terrorist suspects. (Aug 2011)
  • Abolish the TSA; let Patriot Act expire. (Aug 2011)
  • No waterboarding under any circumstances. (May 2011)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)
John Kasich on Homeland Security
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President
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  • $100B more to rebuild the military, with Pentagon reforms. (Feb 2016)
  • No more Syrian refugees in Ohio or anywhere in USA. (Nov 2015)
  • Expand voucher program for veterans' healthcare. (Sep 2015)
  • Iran nuke deal makes us stronger; we could restart sanctions. (Sep 2015)
  • Make a coalition to fight ISIS in Syria. (Aug 2015)
  • Run drone program out of Pentagon, not the CIA. (Apr 2015)
  • $1B per plane for B-2 is a colossal misuse of money. (May 2007)
  • Cheap Hawk: Strong on defense; tight with a dollar. (May 2006)
  • Walked out when preacher opined against missiles in Europe. (May 2006)
  • Fire professor who said 9-11 victims brought on attack. (May 2006)
  • Limit federal agencies investigating suspected terrorists. (Nov 1996)
  • Limited military use, only under US command. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Peter King on Homeland Security
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
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  • US FBI should investigate when planes disappear abroad. (Mar 2014)
  • NSA needs secrecy, and has had no abuses. (Dec 2013)
  • N.S.A. spying has saved thousands of lives. (Oct 2013)
  • Wiretapping ok to defend against Islamic terrorism. (Sep 2013)
  • People at NSA are patriots & get it right 99.99% of the time. (Aug 2013)
  • Problem with Snowden leak is lack of presidential leadership. (Aug 2013)
  • Don't treat Dubai Ports Deal in a pre-9-11 way. (Sep 2009)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill for free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
  • Chair of House Committee on Homeland Security. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Intelligence. (Mar 2011)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Lawrence Lessig on Homeland Security
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  • The size of our own defense budget induces instability. (Oct 2015)
Martin O`Malley on Homeland Security
Democrat
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  • We need to collect and share more intelligence. (Dec 2015)
  • Stop creating safe havens where ISIS can flourish. (Dec 2015)
  • Do not turn to unscrupulous leaders in times of fear. (Dec 2015)
  • Nature of warfare has changed: focus on intel, not armies. (Nov 2015)
  • Snowden fled to Russia so it's obvious what he is. (Oct 2015)
  • Congress' authorization required for use of force on ISIS. (May 2015)
  • More equipment and training for first responders. (Nov 2006)
Barack Obama on Homeland Security
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
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  • We spend more on military than next 8 nations combined. (Jan 2016)
  • Talk of economic decline & military weakness is just hot air. (Jan 2016)
  • Finish the job: it's time to close Gitmo. (Jan 2015)
  • Defense cuts bad; but non-defense cuts even worse. (Feb 2013)
  • Lasting peace does not require perpetual war. (Jan 2013)
  • Don't give military money that they're not asking for. (Oct 2012)
  • Take money from war budgets and fund nation-building at home. (Jan 2012)
  • Reduce defense spending 1% in 2013; add 2% per year after. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd: On track to spend most on military since WWII. (Jun 2010)
  • Called for space weapons ban, but with wiggle room. (Jun 2010)
  • Let gay people serve in military openly. (Jan 2010)
  • US has helped underwrite global security for 60 years. (Dec 2009)
  • Promises to close Guantanamo & treat prisoners as POWs. (Sep 2009)
  • Doors of NATO are open (but that threatens Russia). (Apr 2009)
  • FactCheck: F-22 Raptor costs $140M and has never been used. (Feb 2009)
  • Obama Doctrine: moral interest as well as national interest. (Oct 2008)
  • Inappropriate to lie to public; just don’t answer questions. (Sep 2008)
  • We should have focused on loose nukes & Al Qaeda after 9/11. (Aug 2008)
  • Grandfather served in Patton's tank corps in WWII. (Aug 2008)
  • Colleges must allow military recruiters for ROTC on campus. (Jan 2008)
  • Human rights and national security are complementary. (Nov 2007)
  • Judgment is as important as experience. (Oct 2007)
  • Repeal Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell. (Aug 2007)
  • America must practice the patriotism it preaches. (Mar 2007)
  • Get first responders the healthcare and equipment they need. (Mar 2007)
  • Need to be both strong and smart on national defense. (Oct 2006)
  • Grow size of military to maintain rotation schedules. (Oct 2006)
  • We are currently inspecting 3% of all incoming cargo. (Oct 2004)
  • Give our soldiers the best equipment and training available. (Jul 2004)

    National Service

  • Serving America doesn’t mean going out shopping. (Oct 2008)
  • $4,000 tuition tax credit in exchange for community service. (Jun 2008)
  • Expand Peace Corps and AmeriCorps to 266,000 slots. (Feb 2008)
  • Put forward a national service program. (Jan 2008)
  • Give 18-year-old women opportunity to serve. (Dec 2007)
  • Register women for draft, but not for combat. (Jul 2007)

    Nuclear Weapons

  • OpEd: Selectively assassinated Iranian nuclear scientists. (Jan 2011)
  • New START treaty: more secure & fewer nuclear weapons. (Jan 2011)
  • Strengthen NPT to have automatic sanctions on Iran. (Jun 2010)
  • OpEd: walked away from missile defense of Eastern Europe. (Mar 2010)
  • Secure all world's nuclear materials by international treaty. (Jan 2010)
  • Reduce US nuclear stockpile & prevent spread of nukes. (Dec 2009)
  • Goal is a world without nuclear weapons. (Aug 2008)
  • A New Beginning: seek world with no nuclear weapons. (Aug 2008)
  • Seek the peace of a world without nuclear weapons. (Jul 2008)
  • 2007: With Hagel, introduced nuclear nonproliferation bill. (Mar 2008)
  • Pursue goal of a world without nuclear weapons. (Feb 2008)
  • Rebuild a nuclear nonproliferation strategy. (Jan 2008)
  • 2006: Obama-Lugar bill restricted conventional weapons. (Oct 2007)
  • 2005: Passed bill to reduce conventional weapon stockpiles. (Aug 2007)
  • Protecting nuclear power plants is of utmost importance. (Mar 2007)
  • Rebuild the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. (Jan 2006)
  • Increase funding to decommission Russian nukes. (Jul 2004)

    Terrorism

  • Self-defeating to overstate ISIS threat. (Jan 2016)
  • Define legal framework for targeting & detaining terrorists. (Feb 2013)
  • We have brought 9-11 planners to justice. (Oct 2012)
  • Remain vigilant & focus forcefully on groups like al Qaeda. (Sep 2012)
  • OpEd: Failed promise to close Guantanamo loses left votes. (Jun 2011)
  • OpEd: torture ban just repositions torture to outside US. (Jun 2010)
  • No habeas right for detainees outside of US. (Jun 2010)
  • Moving Gitmo to Illinois was logistically & legally complex. (May 2010)
  • OpEd: treat terrorist threats as criminal; not acts of war. (May 2010)
  • OpEd: Promised to close Guantanamo but it's still open. (Apr 2010)
  • Hundreds of al Qaeda have been captured last year. (Jan 2010)
  • OpEd: accused of palling around with terrorist Bill Ayers. (Nov 2009)
  • Strategic issue is where to send & how to fund our troops. (Sep 2008)
  • Disrupting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan prevented another 9/11. (Sep 2008)
  • Islam in 1970s was not opposed to West & rule of law. (Jul 2008)
  • Go after al Qaeda but also shrink pool of potential recruits. (Jul 2008)
  • No torture; no renditions; no operating out of fear. (Apr 2008)
  • Al Qaida is stronger now than in 2001 as Iraq distracted us. (Jan 2008)
  • No presidential power for secret surveillance. (Dec 2007)
  • No holding US citizens as unlawful enemy combatants. (Dec 2007)
  • Congress decides what constitutes torture, not president. (Dec 2007)
  • No torture; defiance of FISA; no military commissions. (Dec 2007)
  • Restore habeas corpus to reach Muslims abroad. (Dec 2007)
  • Don’t allow our politics to be driven by fear of terrorism. (Nov 2007)
  • If attacked, first help victims then prevent further attacks. (Oct 2007)
  • America cannot sanction torture; no loopholes or exceptions. (Sep 2007)
  • We are no safer now than we were after 9/11. (Aug 2007)
  • Close Guantanamo and restore the right of habeas corpus. (Jun 2007)
  • Homeland security must protect citizens, not intrude on them. (Mar 2007)
  • Personal privacy must be protected even in terrorism age. (Mar 2007)
  • Battling terrorism must go beyond belligerence vs. isolation. (Oct 2006)
  • Going after Al Qaeda in Pakistan is not Bush-style invasion. (Jan 2006)
  • Balance domestic intelligence reform with civil liberty risk. (Jul 2004)

    Veterans

  • Unacceptable to have veterans drive 250 miles to a hospital. (Feb 2008)
  • Improve veterans’ mental health treatment & PTSD benefits. (Feb 2008)
  • Support veterans via the Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act. (Aug 2007)
  • Address the deficiencies in the VA system. (Jun 2007)
  • The cost of the Iraq war should not shortchange VA benefits. (Jun 2007)
  • Make sure the outpatient facilities work for veterans. (Jun 2007)
  • Comprehensive plan for our veterans healthcare. (Mar 2007)

    Voting Record

  • FactCheck: Promised to repeal Patriot Act, then voted for it. (Jan 2008)
  • Wrote law to secure & destroy world’s deadliest weapons. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget. (Jun 2006)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)
Sarah Palin on Homeland Security
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
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  • Let veterans apply skills to skip state certification. (Feb 2015)
  • Dozens of veterans per day commit suicide; VA should help. (Feb 2015)
  • Muslim jihadists threaten our way of life. (Jan 2015)
  • If you love your freedom, thank a vet. (Nov 2010)
  • Calling Vietnam vets "baby killers" was shameful history. (Nov 2010)
  • Tragic mistake to allow mosque near Ground Zero. (Nov 2010)
  • Soldiers have chosen to serve something greater than self. (Feb 2010)
  • No apologies for saying Obama pals around with terrorists. (Nov 2009)
  • OpEd: Palin didn't stumble; it isn't just one Bush Doctrine. (Nov 2009)
  • Economic sanctions on North Korea for nukes. (Oct 2008)
  • Terrorists in Iraq are the biggest threat to Americans today. (Oct 2008)
  • Pakistani people & leaders want to get rid of terrorists. (Sep 2008)
  • Fight terrorism to spread democratic ideals in world. (Sep 2008)
  • Any country that houses Islamic terrorists is a danger to US. (Sep 2008)
  • Energy is a foundation of national security. (Sep 2008)
  • Only a very small percent of Islamic believers are extreme. (Sep 2008)
  • Agrees with Bush Doctrine, if enough legitimate intel. (Sep 2008)
  • Focus on fighting Al-Qaeda terrorists, not on reading rights. (Sep 2008)
  • Strong military and sound energy. (Aug 2008)
  • Armed forces, including my son, give us security and freedom. (Jan 2008)
  • Ask all candidates “Are you doing all you can for security?”. (Oct 2007)
  • Visits Kuwait; encourages Alaska big game hunting to troops. (Sep 2007)
  • Obligation to support our troops, even if criticizing war. (Jun 2007)
  • Proclaim “Loyalty Day” to reaffirm loyalty to America. (Apr 2007)
  • Promote from within, in Alaska’s National Guard. (Nov 2006)
  • Let military personnel know how much we support them. (Nov 2006)
  • Question terrorists before they get lawyered up & Mirandized. (Feb 2010)
George Pataki on Homeland Security
Republican NY Governor
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  • Women in any military role as long as they can do the job. (Dec 2015)
  • We must unite to keep America safe from radical Islam. (Dec 2015)
  • Inciting terrorism is not constitutional free speech. (Dec 2015)
  • We entered Iraq as liberators & became occupiers by staying. (Dec 2015)
  • Far more to help our military & help our veterans. (Oct 2015)
  • Preaching jihad is not protected speech, even in mosques. (Aug 2015)
  • Freeze government hiring except military & defense. (Aug 2015)
  • A strong America is a safe America: strengthen our military. (May 2015)
  • Reauthorize the Patriot Act, including collecting phone data. (May 2015)
  • We must win the War on Terror to keep America safe. (Dec 2006)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Rand Paul on Homeland Security
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  • Both refugees and visa waivers pose threat. (Nov 2015)
  • Talk with Iran like we talked to Russians during Cold War. (Sep 2015)
  • Stop funding & arming allies of ISIS. (Aug 2015)
  • Provide veterans support tools to adjust to civilian life. (Apr 2015)
  • Conservative realist, matured from isolationism. (Apr 2015)
  • National defense should be unencumbered by nation building. (Feb 2015)
  • We've over-militarized our foreign policy. (Jan 2015)
  • Multiple requests for security at Benghazi were ignored. (Jun 2014)
  • Benghazi disqualifies Hillary from the presidency. (Jun 2014)
  • Deploy missile defense in Eastern Europe but they pay for it. (Mar 2014)
  • Give trials to Guantanamo detainees. (May 2013)
  • Filibuster to establish no drones on citizens in America. (Mar 2013)
  • 13-hour filibuster against drone strikes targeting Americans. (Mar 2013)
  • Only Judiciary can detain and drone, not the President. (Mar 2013)
  • Military sacrifice spreads flame of freedom around the world. (Sep 2012)
  • Drones have executed people wrongfully, like death penalty. (Jun 2012)
  • 9/11 justified eliminating Taliban, but not nation-building. (Jul 2011)
  • Military should decide don't-ask-don't-tell policy. (Sep 2010)
  • Treat armed service members like heroes. (Jul 2010)
  • We spoke to Russians throughout the Cold War; keep doing so. (Nov 2015)

    Defense Spending

  • FactCheck: Yes, military spending as much as next 10 nations. (Nov 2015)
  • How is it conservative to add $1T in military expenditures? (Nov 2015)
  • $76B in defense spending via cuts to EPA, HUD & foreign aid. (Mar 2015)
  • Military should be second to none; so audit the Pentagon. (Jan 2015)
  • Don't let people who make money off weapons define policy. (Apr 2014)
  • National defense is important, but no blank check. (Apr 2014)
  • Cut defense spending as part of cutting all federal spending. (Jan 2012)
  • Put defense spending on the table for reducing budget. (Feb 2011)
  • Defense should be largest part of much smaller budget. (Feb 2011)
  • How much of what is spent on defense is actual "defense"? (Feb 2011)
  • Remove waste from last decade's doubling of military budget. (Feb 2011)
  • Defense policy is influenced by the makers of weapons. (Feb 2010)

    Privacy Rights

  • Let's get warrants the old-fashioned way: via 4th Amendment. (Jan 2016)
  • Bulk data collection does not improve safety. (Nov 2015)
  • Surveillance of mosques ok; database of Muslims not ok. (Nov 2015)
  • More targeted surveillance; no bulk data collection. (Aug 2015)
  • American Revolution was fought over 4th Amendment rights. (Aug 2015)
  • Increase targeted surveillance to defend against terrorism. (Jul 2015)
  • Focus NSA surveillance on threats, not innocent Americans. (May 2015)
  • Repeal the Patriot Act; end large-scale data collection. (Apr 2015)
  • Kids are concerned with privacy & the surveillance state. (Feb 2015)
  • Transparency is mostly good; we should not have torture. (Dec 2014)
  • Need NSA reform, but not the USA Freedom Act. (Nov 2014)
  • NSA monitoring is an affront to 1776 sons of liberty. (Mar 2014)
  • Allow challenges to NSA in open court, not FISA court. (Nov 2013)
  • The Patriot Act is intrusive; it's what the Founders feared. (Feb 2011)
  • Warrantless searches overstep Constitutional powers. (Sep 2010)

    Voting Record

  • 2010: decrease DOD budget by $164B; 2015: increase by $190B. (Apr 2015)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Rick Perry on Homeland Security
Republican Governor (TX)
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  • Patriot Act gives us a technological advantage. (May 2015)
  • Hillary needs to answer questions about Benghazi & ethics. (May 2015)
  • Barbarism of 9/11 terrorists still threatens us today. (Sep 2014)
  • NSA listening in on our phones breaches rule of law. (Aug 2014)
  • Hamas uses civilians as shields; help Israel defend itself. (Aug 2014)
  • Unprincipled to create Department of Homeland Security. (Sep 2011)
  • Glad Obama kept Gitmo open; America is safer because of it. (Sep 2011)
  • US should be strongest nation by insurmountable magnitude. (Nov 2010)
  • Invest in defense to prepare for unpredictable threats. (Nov 2010)
  • Unsettled policy on Guantanamo signals weakness to enemies. (Nov 2010)
  • Always maintain a robust military capability. (May 2008)
  • 1976: Vietnam-era C-130 pilot in US Air Force. (Feb 2008)
  • 2004: DoD only unofficially supports Boy Scout Jamboree. (Feb 2008)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)
Marco Rubio on Homeland Security
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  • Plenty of crescent moons in Arlington National Cemetery. (Mar 2016)
  • US security is more important than Apple. (Feb 2016)
  • George W. Bush kept us safe and dealt with Hussein. (Feb 2016)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Air Force is now smallest in its history. (Jan 2016)
  • Send more terrorists to Gitmo; find out everything they know. (Jan 2016)
  • Hillary not qualified and Obama apologizes too much. (Jan 2016)
  • Modernize all three legs of the nuclear triad. (Dec 2015)
  • World is safer when America is the strongest military power. (Nov 2015)
  • Radical terrorism cannot be solved by intellect. (Sep 2015)
  • Don't use military for pinpricks; only engage to win. (Sep 2015)
  • We're eviscerating our military in dangerous times. (Sep 2015)
  • Empower V.A. to care more about vets than bureaucrats. (Aug 2015)
  • Defense spending is most important federal obligation. (Mar 2015)
  • Modernize military to be used 10 years in the future. (Mar 2015)
  • We need coherent interrogation policy, & keep it classified. (Dec 2014)
  • We need NSA intel to fight emerging terrorist threats. (Nov 2014)
  • Increased military investment demonstrates leadership. (Sep 2014)
  • ISIL's goal is to drive us out of the region. (Sep 2014)
  • ISIL is a threat because many members have US passports. (Sep 2014)
  • ISIS is a more serious threat than al Qaeda. (Jun 2014)
  • No one has been held accountable for Benghazi. (May 2014)
  • World is a better place when America is the strongest nation. (Feb 2013)
  • 9/11 about people who hate what America stands for. (Sep 2012)
  • Safer place when America is strongest country in the world. (Aug 2010)
  • No greater risk than radical Islamic terrorists. (Aug 2010)
  • Islamic terrorists want to impose their view of the world. (Feb 2010)
  • No evidence to change policy of don't ask, don't tell. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Bernie Sanders on Homeland Security
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
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  • CIA activities in Iran and Chile led to dictatorships. (Feb 2016)
  • Strengthen the V.A.; don't privatize the V.A. (Feb 2016)
  • It does us no good to NOT talk to adversaries. (Feb 2016)
  • Promise to never privatize V.A. (Feb 2016)
  • We spend billions on nuclear weapons & only 10% on terrorism. (Nov 2015)
  • I opposed Vietnam as conscientious objector. (Oct 2015)
  • Shut down the NSA surveillance program. (Oct 2015)
  • Snowden showed us our civil rights are being undermined. (Oct 2015)
  • PATRIOT Act was 99-1, and I was the one. (Oct 2015)
  • I pushed bill for $15B for veterans' healthcare services. (Oct 2015)
  • Continue using drones and special forces. (Oct 2015)
  • NSA is unconstitutionally out of control. (Sep 2015)
  • Reduce nuclear budget by $100B; end proliferation worldwide. (Sep 2015)
  • Costs of endless war detract from citizens' well-being. (Sep 2015)
  • Worried about invasion of privacy from NSA corporate America. (May 2015)
  • Cut defense by $18B to pay for 55% of all college tuition. (Apr 2015)
  • We need a strong military, but stop wasting tens of billions. (Apr 2015)
  • V.A. doesn't have resources to accommodate 2 million vets. (May 2014)
  • F-35 fighter planes OK at Burlington Airport. (Oct 2012)
  • End nuclear weapons and B-2 bomber production. (Jun 1997)
  • 1991: Billions should improve human life, not destroy it. (Jun 1997)

    Mideast

  • Too much spent on Cold War; and too little spent on ISIS. (Jan 2016)
  • Rid our planet of this barbarous organization called ISIS. (Nov 2015)
  • Don't let released terrorists get back onto the battlefield. (Jun 2014)
  • War in Iraq will cost us $3 trillion including veteran care. (Dec 2010)
  • Pentagon lied about Iraq; expect same for future wars. (Jun 1997)

    Voting Record

  • 2009: Voted against closing Gitmo; 2015: supports closing it. (Sep 2015)
  • Oppose outrageous boost in military expenditures. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Non-proliferation includes disposing of nuclear materials. (Aug 2014)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Rick Santorum on Homeland Security
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 38 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Political correctness hinders us from fighting terrorism. (Dec 2015)
  • Iranian nuclear deal was worst treaty in US history. (Dec 2015)
  • Reverse policy on women in military combat roles. (Dec 2015)
  • Make terror watchlist transparent so we know how to get off. (Dec 2015)
  • Commander-in-chief is not an entry-level position. (Nov 2015)
  • If you're a scientist & work on Iran nukes, you're not safe. (Sep 2015)
  • The Patriot Act did not cause any invasions of privacy. (May 2015)
  • Getting out facts about Benghazi makes hearings successful. (May 2014)
  • Privacy is in 4th amendment, but Patriot Act is ok. (Jan 2012)
  • Confront virulent threat of radical Islam. (Jan 2012)
  • Giving money to Iran rebels is not enough. (Nov 2011)
  • Removing Don't-Ask injects social experiment into military. (Sep 2011)
  • Department of Homeland Security fixed an internal mess. (Sep 2011)
  • Terrorism is an asymmetric threat; we need worldwide bases. (Jun 2011)
  • Waterboarding gets useful info, like on Osama bin Laden. (May 2011)
  • War against Islamic fascism will be won or lost in America. (Sep 2006)

    Defense Spending

  • There are good earmarks, like Osprey military program. (Feb 2012)
  • Don't cut one penny out of defense spending. (Oct 2011)
  • Cut waste in DOD, but don't cut defense budget. (Jul 2011)
  • We need to spend money to study the EMP threat. (Aug 2009)
  • Invest in our armed services' fundamental mission. (Aug 1995)
  • Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jill Stein on Homeland Security
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
Click here for 16 full quotes by Jill Stein OR click here for Jill Stein on other issues.
  • Immediate weapons embargo to the Middle East. (Oct 2015)
  • Military-industrial complex shows woes of privatization. (Jul 2015)
  • Disarm North Korea as part of worldwide nuclear disarmament. (Jul 2015)
  • Edward Snowden is a hero for exposing mass spying. (Jul 2015)
  • Bring troops home from 800 bases abroad. (Jul 2015)
  • 700+ foreign military bases are bankrupting us. (Jun 2015)
  • End persecution of government and media whistleblowers. (Jun 2015)
  • Eliminate nuclear weapons in Middle East & whole world. (Oct 2012)
  • Switch from bloated military to spending at home. (Oct 2012)
  • Bush & Obama criminalized the right to protest. (Oct 2012)
  • Patriot Act ends the right to judicial review. (Jan 2012)
  • Bloated military budget enables knee-jerk military solutions. (Jan 2012)
  • End Patriot Act; it surrenders freedoms in name of security. (Jan 2012)
  • PATRIOT Act is a flagrant violation of 4th Amendment. (Dec 2011)
  • Repeal National Defense Authorization; keep right to trial. (Dec 2011)
  • Cut military 50%; spend that $500B on economy. (Dec 2011)
Donald Trump on Homeland Security
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 26 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • I don't want to be politically correct: Islam hates us. (Mar 2016)
  • Snowden was a spy; if Russia respected us, they'd deport him. (Mar 2016)
  • Charge rich countries like Germany more to defend them. (Feb 2016)
  • How did W keep us safe? WTC came down during his watch. (Feb 2016)
  • Bring back waterboarding and a hell of a lot worse. (Feb 2016)
  • 9/11 was horrific, but New York handled it beautifully. (Jan 2016)
  • Benghazi was a disaster; Gadhafi couldn't have been worse. (Dec 2015)
  • People saw New Jersey Muslims celebrating after 9/11. (Nov 2015)
  • Bring back waterboarding and other interrogation methods. (Nov 2015)
  • Surveil mosques but don't close mosques. (Nov 2015)
  • New Jersey Muslims cheered on 9/11. (Nov 2015)
  • We worry about Iranian nukes but why not North Korean nukes? (Nov 2015)
  • We have a problem with radical Muslims. (Sep 2015)
  • Fix veteran's hospitals, and pay private doctors for them. (Sep 2015)
  • Enhanced interrogation a non-issue, compared to terrorism. (Aug 2015)
  • 1964: Deferred Vietnam draft for four years while in college. (Jul 2015)
  • 1968: Classified 1-Y, medically disqualified for Vietnam. (Jul 2015)
  • Our nuclear arsenal doesn't work; it's 30 years old. (Jun 2015)
  • Increased Veterans Day parade audience from 100 to 1 million. (Jun 2015)
  • Defeat ISIS and stop Islamic terrorists. (Jan 2015)
  • American interests come first; no apologies. (Dec 2011)
  • All freedoms flow from national security. (Dec 2011)
  • Business students should read Sun Tzu's "The Art of War". (Apr 2010)
  • 3% of GNP for military is too low. (Jul 2000)
  • Missile defense is inappropriate; focus on terrorism. (Jul 2000)
  • Prepare for bio-terrorism attack. (Jul 2000)
Scott Walker on Homeland Security
Click here for 5 full quotes by Scott Walker OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • Syrian refugees pose a security threat. (Nov 2015)
  • Listen to generals in the field to decide defense policy. (Feb 2015)
  • Ensure against radical Islamic terrorism on American soil. (Feb 2015)
  • Build up U.S. military to take out ISIS entirely. (Feb 2015)
  • Support for our military transcends partisan differences. (Jan 2015)
James Webb on Homeland Security
Democratic Sr Senator
Click here for 19 full quotes by James Webb OR click here for James Webb on other issues.
  • I wrote and passed the post-9-11 G.I. Bill. (Oct 2015)
  • Destroy government records of personal info after some time. (Oct 2015)
  • I opened up more billets to Navy women than anyone. (Aug 2015)
  • President should consult Congress about POW exchanges. (Jun 2014)
  • No draft; 5% tax break to recruit soldiers. (Sep 2006)
  • Continue terrorist interrogations within Geneva Accord rules. (Sep 2006)
  • Wrote “Women Can’t Fight” in ‘79; now OK with military women. (Sep 2006)
  • Decisions about women in military should be made militarily. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports don’t ask, don’t tell rule for military. (Jun 2006)
  • Quit Reagan administration protesting cuts to Navy budget. (Jun 2006)
  • Republicans are illegally wiretapping Americans. (Apr 2006)
  • Added soldiers’ statue to Vietnam Memorial. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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