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Zane Lawhorn on Homeland Security

Republican Senate Challenger

 


Increase funding to states and cities for homeland security

Q: Do you support using military tribunals to try suspected terrorists when ordinary civilian courts are deemed inappropriate or impractical?

A: Yes.

Q: Should the United States grant law enforcement agencies greater discretion to read mail and email, tap phones, and conduct random searches to prevent future terrorist attacks?

A: Yes.

Q: Should the United States hold foreign states accountable for terrorists who operate in their country?

A: Yes.

Q: Should the federal government increase funding to states and cities for homeland security?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support a policy of pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to U.S. national security?

A: Yes.

Lawhorn adds, "Pre-emption should be a last resort. Congress should have the power, in private, to decide.

Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test , Nov 7, 2006

Supports military draft, if needed, but not needed now

Position Statement: How can an elected official oppose the draft? Are they not responsible to protect this country?

Description of Position: I do not support a military draft unless we are provoked. I will defend this country as your Senator by imposing the draft if need be. I will pick up arms myself if need be. So although I don’t really support the draft and I don’t believe we need one anytime soon, I will not go on record against the draft.

Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, www.zanelawhorn.com, “Issues” , Feb 22, 2006

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