Issue Position: Defense and National Security

Issue Position

By:  Ann Marie Buerkle
Date: Jan. 1, 2011
Location: Unknown

The primary responsibility of the federal government is to provide for the common defense. America must be capable of proactively protecting the nation and its citizens. This can be achieved by giving the military the resources it needs to keep us safe and maintain freedom.

In addition to projecting strength, we must protect our borders and stop terrorists before they can strike. Terrorists need to be treated for what they are -- enemy combatants. As such they do not deserve to be protected by the same Constitution they seek to undermine.