Frank McEnulty on Homeland Security

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Walk softly and carry a big stick; not world's policeman

We do not need to be the world's policeman. For one thing, most other countries resent it. Second, we aren't very good at it. We are in places we shouldn't be and not in places we should be, so let's not be anywhere unless we are asked and there is a compelling reason for us to be there.

"Walk softly and carry a big stick" was excellent advice. I propose that we stick to that advice by greatly reducing our presence overseas and focusing our attention on the defense of our country.

Source: Campaign website, www.frankforpresident.org, "Issues" Jul 11, 2008

Patriot Act is scariest thing to happen to civil liberties

On the Patriot Act:

Democrats: Strengthen some parts of Patriot Act and change other parts.

Republicans: The Patriot Act is used to track terrorist activity.

Frank: In some ways the Patriot Act is the scariest thing to happen to the civil liberties of the American People since the founding of our country. Not all provisions of the Act are bad, but I think it was cobbled together too quickly and may be far too overreaching in the long run.

Source: Campaign website, www.frankforpresident.org, "Issues" Jul 11, 2008

Military tribunals for terrorists

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: Should the US hold foreign states accountable for terrorists who operate in their country?

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes.

Source: Presidential Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jun 25, 2008

Expand missile defense shield

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

A: Yes.

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

A: No. Terrorism is more of an international criminal issue and should be treated as such by our working together with the other governments of the world to find and punish all terrorists.

Source: Presidential Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jun 25, 2008

Other candidates on Homeland Security: Frank McEnulty on other issues:
GOP: Sen.John McCain
Democrat: Sen.Barack Obama
Dem.V.P.: Sen.Joe Biden

GOP V.P. Possibilities:
Gov.Haley Barbour(MS)
Gov.Charlie Crist(FL)
Mayor Rudy Giuliani(NYC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Sen.Joe Lieberman(CT)
Gov.Tim Pawlenty(MN)
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Gov.Mark Sanford(SC)

Third Parties:
Constitution: Chuck Baldwin
Libertarian: Rep.Bob Barr
Libertarian: Sen.Mike Gravel
Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
Liberation: Gloria La Riva
Green: Rep.Cynthia McKinney
Socialist: Brian Moore
Independent: Ralph Nader
Libertarian: Rep.Ron Paul
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