As a Marine Veteran of the Persian Gulf War and MS National Guardsmen I know firsthand what it means to defend our country against foreign enemies. Militant Islamists cannot peacefully co-exist with the Western world. We cannot continue to allow terrorists who hate our way of life, and who are willing to die while they terrorize our nation. We must protect ourselves and all Americans through all means necessary. The terrorists must be stopped, and not given the same rights that they are intent on destroying. As your Congressman, I will make sure we keep the promises made to our active military and veterans.