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Eddie Pirkowski on Homeland Security

 

 


Cutting edge defensive and offensive security

Q: Under what circumstances should America go to war?

A: Follow constitutional, congressional and presidential mandates to ensure lifetime safety and security for all the families of Hawaii and this nation with both cutting edge defensive and offensive security.

Q: What is your view of the role of the U.S. military in the islands, and would you like to see that role increased or decreased?

A: The Pacific Command and all the Armed Forces of the U.S. are vital to the integrity of both the defense and the offense of this nation. We seek peace through strength, trust and reliability, and we must always keep our word, for in the end, it is all we all really have. It is in this spirit with our whole hearts and souls, we support all the armed forces, allies, and their families. In this time of fast-paced technological development, we must lead as never before (e.g. hypersonic weapons, AI, defensive asset, state and nation shields).

Source: Honolulu Civil Beat on 2018 Hawaii Senate race , Jul 1, 2018

Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal

Question topic: The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Pirkowski: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Hawaii Senate race , Jul 2, 2014

More high-tech defense; more police

DEFENSE: High Tech Defense For Hawaii in all military and non-military police, firefighters and emergency response.
Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race , Jun 12, 2012

Follow the Constitution even with regards to terrorism

Q: The 2012 NDAA removed the right to a trial if a person is accused of terrorism. Do you view this legislation as a reduction in civil liberties, or a necessary move to quell terrorism within the US?

A: Yes, emergency situation; follow constitution.

Q: The Federal Grounds Improvement Act made it a felony to protest anywhere near a national security event. What is your position on this legislation?

A: No emergency situation; follow Constitution, and right to free speech.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race , Jun 12, 2012

Keep PATRIOT Act at state level, with emergency exceptions

Q: The PATRIOT Act included provisions for warrantless wiretapping, searches without warrants, and other items. Since that time, it has been reauthorized several times. Do you support the continued reauthorization of this act, or would you move to end the PATRIOT Act?

A: NO, PROTECT PRIVACY OF CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES; KEEP AT STATE LEVEL; PRIVATE SECURITY/SWAT TEAMS; FOLLOW CONSTITUTION; EMERGENCY EXCEPTIONS WITH WARRANTS

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race , Jun 12, 2012

Peace through strength; keep nuclear missiles & research

Q: Should the US continue to pursue more advanced and higher numbers of nuclear weapons, or should we draw down our forces in this area?

A: PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH; CHINA'S AND RUSSIAN ARSENALS GROWING STRONGER WITH START AS A PLACATING MEASURE ONLY; STOP GIVING THEM MONEY TO SECURE/REPROCESS.

Q: Do you support or oppose the New START Treaty?

A: SUPPORT AT CURRENT LEVELS MISSILES AND ADVANCEMENT OF RESEARCH NUCLEAR /NONNUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race , Jun 12, 2012

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