State of Georgia Archives: on Homeland Security


Doug Collins: Protect citizenry from terrorists while respecting rights

Q: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?

A: Protecting our citizenry from any threat--foreign or domestic--is an obligation the federal government must uphold; however, it should do so without violating the basic rights every member of our citizenry has been granted under the Constitution.

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

Vernon Jones: Military tribunals ok; domestic spying not ok

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

A: Yes.

Q: Should law enforcement agencies have greater discretion to monitor domestic communications, to prevent future terrorist attacks?

A: No.

Q: Do you support the creation of a federal identification card system?

A: No.

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

A: Yes.

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Vernon Jones: Supports missile shield & pre-emptive military strikes

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

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to United States national security?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support long-term use of National Guard troops to supplement the armed forces in assignments overseas?

A: Yes.

Q: Should the United States expand its missile defense shield?

A: Yes.

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Vernon Jones: Find the terrorists no matter where they are

LANIER: [to Jones]: You said you voted for George Bush in 2000 and again in 2004. I just want to ask you what it is you liked about George Bush. Was it the $1 trillion tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans or the $400 million a day in Iraq?

JONES: We needed to find the terrorists no matter where they were. Most people felt like we should keep George Bush as president because we were in the middle of a war. We needed to maintain that consistency.

Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

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  Democrats:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
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Republicans:
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Parties:
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Libertarian: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
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