State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Homeland Security

Deborah Ross: Maintain a strong military & care for veterans

Protecting Americans is Deborah's top priority. She believes our national security is strongest when we use all the tools at our disposal: a modern military, the most sophisticated and capable negotiators, and an intelligence community that will stay one step ahead of our enemies.

Deborah will work to keep America's families safe from threats at home and abroad by maintaining a strong military, and by caring for our servicemembers, and their families. Deborah knows that we have a responsibility to make sure our veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned. As a state legislator, she fought for veterans and their families by cracking down on payday lending schemes targeting servicemembers. She also sponsored a uniform child custody law for military families. In the U.S. Senate, she will work to improve our VA system. She will not tolerate a VA that doesn't live up to the high standard of care that our nation's veterans deserve. [Source: ]

Source: profile for 2016 North Carolina Senate race Aug 8, 2016

Chris Rey: Organized bipartisan "Save the 440th Airlift Wing" coalition

Chris has also been a leader regionally in fighting to keep military jobs in the Sandhills Region. Chris was "instrumental" in organizing the bi-partisan "Save the 440th Airlift Wing" coalition to lobby against cuts at nearby Ft. Bragg. His efforts earned praise from Air Force Brig. Gen. Jim Scanlan commander of the wing. At the same time Chris has stressed diversification of the area economy to end the over-reliance on the military base.
Source: 2016 North Carolina Senate campaign website Sep 22, 2015

Chris Rey: Improve support for military veterans

Rey says, "Faith, family, service--that is what animates my life and gives it meaning. Just as I was called to service in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. Just as I was called to service as mayor."

He said he wants to improve support for military veterans and make sure that wounded veterans can get health care and other services.

Source: Fay Observer on 2016 North Carolina Senate race Sep 22, 2015

Richard Burr: OpEd: Quashed release of report about CIA torture

As the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee--rather than exercising critical legislative oversight of the intelligence community's most controversial activities from paramilitary drone strikes to NSA bulk collection of phone records--Burr all too often is a cheerleader for whatever is going down.

No sooner had he become committee chairman this year when he staged an unheard of stunt in trying to reclaim from the executive branch copies of a classified report--revealing new evidence of torture via "enhanced interrogation techniques" by the CIA--in order to bury it.

Thus, Burr attempted to erase from the official record the detailed report on the heinous conduct of clandestine operatives as the agency moved suspected terrorists from one black site to another around the world, while brutally mistreating them. If the declassified summary of the full report had not been published in national newspapers, there would have been no trace of what the senator has endeavored to cover up.

Source: Huffington Post coverage of 2016 North Carolina Senate race May 29, 2015

Mark Walker: We need the strongest, most capable military in the world

The continued downsizing of our military should be frightening to all of us. As the sole remaining global superpower, our safety depends upon having the strongest, most capable military in the world. Mark will make sure our government invests in defense and gives our soldiers the tools to keep our nation safe from those who wish us harm.
Source: 2014 North Carolina House campaign website, Oct 10, 2014

Mark Walker: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal

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

WALKER: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 North Carolina House race Sep 30, 2014

Thom Tillis: 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.

Tillis: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 North Carolina Senate race Sep 30, 2014

Sean Haugh: Repeal the abomination of the Patriot Act

Haugh said the Patriot Act "is a total abomination. We need to repeal that immediately," and to "abolish the [National Security Agency] and delete their files" because it crossed the line from the government "investigating you for potential criminal activities because they have a warrant to simply snooping on everybody."

D'Annunzio said the Patriot Act has been abused. It should be repealed and the Department of Homeland Security abolished. He favors keeping the NSA, but reining it in.

Source: Carolina Journal on 2014 North Carolina Senate debate Apr 8, 2014

Sean Haugh: Stop drone warfare

Haugh's top priority if elected would be "to stop drone warfare, and be the voice of conscience on that," and deny the president's unchecked practice of using the unmanned bombers because innocent women, children, neighbors, and first responders are killed in the process, causing hatred for the United States.

"I'm not 100% against drones," D'Annunzio said. "It has to have a justified reason."

Source: Carolina Journal on 2014 North Carolina Senate debate Apr 8, 2014

Pat McCrory: For our heroes, retain troop bases & defense manufacturing

I want to thank our men and women in uniform that have honored our country with their presence, and their service. They deserve it.

For these heroes, we are finalizing a plan that focuses on first, the retention of the bases and our troops here in North Carolina; Growing our military supplier base; three, retaining our highly skilled; and four, growing the defense manufacturing sector. We have incredible opportunity to follow through on those four objectives.

And speaking of the military, I've always said I'm kind of and Eisenhower Republican. I believe that government's main roles is to provide the infrastructure for job creation and economic growth. This is one of the great things that Dwight Eisenhower did as president. He worked to connect the urban with the rural and the East with the West. We need to keep focused on continuing that type of visionary thinking right here in North Carolina using our infrastructure.

Source: 2013 North Carolina State of the State Address Feb 18, 2013

Richard Hudson: I do not support Obama's proposal to cut $1T from Defense

Q: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?

A: No.

Q: Is balancing the budget a legislative priority?

A: Yes. I believe we can find savings in the Defense budget, but I do not support President Obama's proposal to cut $1T from Defense.

Source: North Carolina Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2012

Bev Perdue: N.C. is most military-friendly state in America

Tar Heel families give our sons and our daughters to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, Coast Guard, and the National Guard. We cry together when they are wounded or give their lives for America, and we rejoice together when they come home. Through it all, we declare ourselves--our North Carolina--to be the most military friendly state in America.We are the people who refuse to turn backwards. We have the ambition to conquer tomorrow.
Source: North Carolina 2011 State of the State Address Feb 14, 2011

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