State of California secondary Archives: on Homeland Security


Jimmy Gomez: VA medical benefits, job training, and housing loans

Through their service, veterans have sacrificed for all of us. America needs to repay that service and sacrifice by fully funding veterans programs, including VA medical benefits and mental health support programs, job training, VHA loans, housing and other support programs. We need to ensure that our veterans have the support they need.
Source: 2017 CA House campaign website, JimmyGomezForCongress.com Jun 6, 2017

David Hadley: Strong champion for the Los Angeles Air Force Base

David Hadley is a strong champion for the Los Angeles Air Force Base and the law he authored allowing military families to seek enrollment of their children--regardless of where they live--in the best school district for their family is considered by many the most significant state legislation in many years that supports LAAFB.

A co-sponsor of a bill that could provide veterans more start-up capital for their new businesses, David Hadley also backed a measure protecting the property tax exemption for veteran organizations. He wrote legislation removing the DMV fee veterans pay to print the word "Veteran" on their driver licenses as well as voting for more available funding for veteran housing and mental health services.

Source: 2018 CA gubernatorial campaign website DavidHadley.com May 2, 2017

Jimmy Panetta: Strong defense includes two facilities in our district

As an Intelligence Officer in the US Navy, Jimmy went to Afghanistan in 2007 where he served with a Special Operations task force that was at the forefront of the fight against terrorism. Jimmy knows we must protect America's vital interests around the world with a combination of skillful diplomacy and a strong defense. Right here on the Central Coast, we have two of the leading institutions battling terrorism that together provide $1.4 billion a year to our local economy: The Defense Language a top intelligence and security priority while never losing sight of privacy safeguards. Jimmy's goal is to keep America safe by supporting a strong defense, smart diplomacy, and secure alliances, through effective counter-terrorism operations.
Source: 2016 CA House campaign website JimmyPanettaForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Nanette Barragan: Advocate for veterans to receive comprehensive benefits

Nanette's uncle and brother-in-law are veterans who served overseas. She has seen the impact war has on families and the combat related injuries suffered by our veterans. Nanette understands the challenges faced by veteran's including: In Congress, Nanette will be a champion for our veterans to ensure they are treated with dignity and she advocate for them to receive high quality service and comprehensive benefits to address their daily challenges.
Source: 2016 CA House campaign website BarraganForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Herman Cain: Fix FEMA; don't abolish FEMA

Q: [to Paul]: Regarding FEMA: Your position is to abolish it. What happens in its absence?

PAUL: Well, what happened before 1979? We didn't have FEMA. FEMA just conditioned people to build where they shouldn't be building. FEMA's broke. They're $20 billion in debt. But I'm not for saying tomorrow close it down.

CAIN: I believe that, yes, you can find the concurrent spending cuts in order to be able to [fund FEMA]. No, don't eliminate FEMA. Let's fix FEMA. Let's fix Homeland Security.

Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library Sep 7, 2011

Jon Huntsman: We need a DHS that doesn't make us feel like a shakedown

Q: [To Santorum]: In his book, "Fed Up," Governor Perry says that it was "unprincipled" for Republicans to vote in favor of creating the Department of Homeland Security.

SANTORUM: We created the Department of Homeland Security because there was a complete mess in the internal [workings] in protecting our country.

HUNTSMAN: The greatest gift we could give this country on the 10th year anniversary of 9-11 is a Homeland Security Department that really works, that doesn't give people a sense when they walk through they're going to get shaken down, a department that doesn't make us all feel like there's a fortress security mentality that is not American. And I've got to say there's something wrong with that.

Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library Sep 7, 2011

Jon Huntsman: 9-11 shattered our innocence and lost our confidence

Q: Do you think we're safer today than on 9/11?

HUNTSMAN: I think we've lost our confidence as a country. I think we have had our innocence shattered. I think, 10 years later, we look at the situation and we say, we have 100,000 troops in Afghanistan. This is not about nation-building in Afghanistan. This is about nation-building at home. Our core is broken. We are weak. We have got to strengthen ourselves. I say we've got to bring those troops home.

Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library Sep 7, 2011

Newt Gingrich: We have enemies that want disasters on an enormous scale

Q: [To Santorum]: In his book, "Fed Up," Gov. Perry says that it was "unprincipled" for Republicans to vote in favor of creating the Department of Homeland Security. You voted yes?

SANTORUM: We created DHS because there was a complete mess in the internal [workings] in protecting our country. We had all sorts of agencies that had conflicting authority; we put together a plan to try to make sure that there was better coordination.

GINGRICH: I helped develop the model for homeland security. It hasn't been executed well. The fact is, we have enemies who want to use weapons against us that will lead to disasters on an enormous scale. And the original goal was to that DHS could help us withstand up to three nuclear events in one morning. There are people out there who want to kill us. And if they have an ability to sneak in weapons of mass destruction, they're going to use them. We need to overhaul and reform the department, but we need some capacity to respond to massive events.

Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library Sep 7, 2011

Rick Perry: Unprincipled to create Department of Homeland Security

Q: [To Santorum]: In his book, "Fed Up," Gov. Perry says that it was "unprincipled" for Republicans to vote in favor of creating the Department of Homeland Security. You were one of those Republicans who voted yes. Respond?

SANTORUM: We created DHS because there was a complete mess in the internal [workings] in protecting our country. We had all sorts of agencies that had conflicting authority; we put together a plan to try to make sure that there was better coordination.

Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library Sep 7, 2011

Rick Perry: Glad Obama kept Gitmo open; America is safer because of it

Let me just say something about the president of the United States. He's taken lots of slings and arrows here today. But one thing that I want to say that he did do that I agree with is that he maintained the chase and we took out a very bad man in the form of bin Laden.

And I might add that he kept Gitmo open against the will of his base, and I'm glad he did that. America's safer for it.

Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library Sep 7, 2011

Rick Santorum: Department of Homeland Security fixed an internal mess

Q: [To Santorum]: In his book, "Fed Up," Governor Perry says that it was "unprincipled" for Republicans to vote in favor of creating the Department of Homeland Security. You were one of those Republicans who voted yes. Respond?

SANTORUM: We created the Department of Homeland Security because there was a complete mess in the internal [workings] in protecting our country. We had all sorts of agencies that had conflicting authority. We had no information sharing that was going on. This was right after 9/11. We saw the problems created as a result of 9/11. And we put together a plan to try to make sure that there was better coordination.

Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library Sep 7, 2011

Ron Paul: Abolish the TSA; let airlines establish security

Q: You want to demolish the TSA. What would exist in its place?

PAUL: The airlines that are responsible for carrying their cargo and their passengers. I mean, why should we assume that a bureaucracy can do better? And look at the monstrosity we have at the airports. These TSA agents are abusive. Sometimes they're accused of all kinds of sexual activities on the way they maul people at the airport. So the airlines could do that.

Q: I'll give them your best at LAX tonight.

PAUL: I would think the airlines should treat passengers as well as a company that hauls money around, and they protect their money. They have private guards. [The airlines] could do that. Just remember, 9/11 came about because there was too much government. Government was more or less in charge. They told the pilots they couldn't have guns, and they were told never to resist. They set up the stage for all this. So, no, private markets do a good job in protecting--much better than this bureaucracy called the TSA.

Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library Sep 7, 2011

Carly Fiorina: Campaign donations from jihadists should be returned

Q: Reports say you have had relationships with 4 individuals with jihadists and jihadist views.

CAMPBELL: Silent slander stops today. Carly Fiorina's lead campaign consultant slandered me by calling me an anti-Semite. When I was running for the US Senate in 2000, Sammy Al Arian helped me. I note that he also helped George W. Bush who was running for President. I do not think that I deserve the kind of attack however that has been launched that somehow I am jihadist.

FIORINA: Unlike Tom Campbell George W. Bush gave back the campaign contribution. Tom Campbell refused to do so. Also the views of the Professor that he mentioned were well known and aired on Bill O'Reilly prior to his being fired. I do not believe you are an anti Semite. Marty Wilson tells me he never made that comment, but I do believe this--Israel is our most important ally in the Middle East, they have made great sacrifices for peace there faced with an existential threat, and CA voters need to know our views.

Source: Hogue News 1380 KTKZ coverage of 2010 CA Senate debate Mar 7, 2010

Carly Fiorina: Guantanamo Bay isn't broken, so don't fix it

Q: On Guantanamo Bay and Miranda Rights for those [accused of terrorism; your opinion?]

FIORINA: Common sense says that if something's not broken you don't fix it. I don't think Guantanamo Bay is broken. I think it works just fine. For those who say Guantanamo Bay is a recruiting tool for terrorists, even if we close Guantanamo Bay, those who intend to harm us will come up with another recruiting tool. Guantanamo should be the place where enemy combatants are tried in military tribunals and held. I do not believe that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, or the Christmas Day bomber have earned the right of American citizens. I do not think they have eared the assumption of innocence particularly when they have confessed to these acts, in some cases in chilling detail. I do not believe we should be trying in civilian courts. I do not believe American taxpayer money should be layering them up. I believe they should be tried, and if possible, executed in military tribunals or held in Guantanamo Bay

Source: Hogue News 1380 KTKZ coverage of 2010 CA Senate debate Mar 7, 2010

Tom Campbell: 2000 campaign donor later convicted of terrorism

Q: Reports say you have had relationships with 4 individuals with jihadists and jihadist views.

CAMPBELL: Silent slander stops today. Carly Fiorina's lead campaign consultant slandered me by calling me an anti-Semite. When I was running for the US Senate in 2000, Sammy Al Arian helped me. I note that he also helped George W. Bush who was running for President. It was part of an outreach of the GOP was making to try and bring in more Muslim Americans to find support within the GOP. Years later he was convicted of conspiracy to assist terrorist organization. I certainly wish that I had done a better job of finding out who he was at the time. I do not think that I deserve the kind of attack however that has been launched that somehow I am jihadist.

FIORINA: Unlike Tom Campbell, George W. Bush gave back the campaign contribution. Tom Campbell refused to do so. Also the views of the Professor that he mentioned were well known and aired on Bill O'Reilly prior to his being fired.

Source: Hogue News 1380 KTKZ coverage of 2010 CA Senate debate Mar 7, 2010

Tom Campbell: Execute terrorists without trial nor Miranda rights

Q: On Guantanamo Bay and Miranda Rights for those [accused of terrorism; your opinion?]

CAMPBELL: During WWII, the Supreme Court ruled that it was appropriate to subject enemy combatants, even those who might be American citizens, to military tribunals, and in one case execution. The way to treat enemy combatants is the way you treat the Nazi saboteurs in WWII. Through a military tribunal, not with the full defense of the Miranda Rights, and then if necessary and appropriate with the death penalty for those who were prepared to or actually did take American lives. In international law we have some precedent; we dealt with pirates this way: You capture a pirate on the high seas an you hang the pirates. There's no trial and Miranda Rights. So, that's established in American precedent. That is where the analogy should be drawn for how we treat those who are persistently attacking the US and her allies in this War on Terror.

Source: Hogue News 1380 KTKZ coverage of 2010 CA Senate debate Mar 7, 2010

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