One of the most important calls to action of the Federal Government is to defend America while providing our brave men and women with the tools they need to defeat our terrorist enemies.
We must do everything in our power to protect and honor those who sacrifice everything for our Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. My commitment and support for our brave service men and women is unwavering as they continue to fight for America and all she stands for. We must make sure that if any of these brave men and women are injured or killed in the line of duty, they and their families are supported appropriately; it is the very least we can do in return for their tremendous sacrifice.
Ronald Reagan said in his first Inaugural address that, "No weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women." That is the soul of our American Military--to keep America and her core values free and to inspire Freedom where our enemies reign.
In addition, I support the Anti-Defamation League in standing against the planned Mosque and Islamic Community Center being built in the heart of Ground Zero. A Mosque and Islamic Center built just a stone's throw from the site of the disaster, albeit unnecessary, will seriously impede the fragile healing and rebuilding process of the victims of 9/11 and surrounding community.
I, unlike my opponent Carolyn McCarthy, DO NOT SUPPORT the 9/11 Terror Trials being held in Manhattan. I am shocked and appalled that she would support such a measure. This serves as another sad example of the incompetence and lack of regard for the Will of the People. This is a governmental slap in the face to all our brave, outstanding Policemen, Fireman, and families whose bravery and resiliency helped rebuild our great city. New Yorkers will ever forget September 11th and the mass devastation it caused to all. There is a proper place for these trails such as Guantanamo Bay.