Chuck Baldwin on Homeland Security
Constitution Party nominee for President; Reform Party nominee in several states
It is a primary obligation of the federal government to provide for the common defense of the USA, and to be vigilant regarding potential threats, prospective capabilities, and perceived intentions of potential enemies.
The maintenance of a strong, state-of-the-art military on land, sea, in the air, and in space will b of the highest priority in a Baldwin Administration. I strongly support the modernization of our armed forces, in keeping with advancing technologies and a constantly changing world situation.
I will insist that all defense expenditures should be directly related to the protection of our nation, and that every item of expenditure must be carefully reviewed to eliminate foreign aid, waste, fraud, theft, inefficiency, and excess profits from all defense contracts and military expenditures.
Examples of such legislation are the National Security Act, the USA PATRIOT Act, and the proposed Domestic Securities Enhancement Act (known as ‘Patriot II’). The USA PATRIOT Act permits arrests without warrants and secret detention without counsel, wiretaps without court supervision, searches and seizures without notification to the individual whose property is invaded, and a host of other violations of the legal safeguards our nation has historically developed according to principles descending from the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.
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