National Defense - According to the constitution, the most important role of the federal government is our national defense. I agree with "peace through strength." I do not agree with spreading our military so thin around the world that it compromises our men and women and their effectiveness. Furthermore, Congress must declare war according to our constitution. I will work for keeping the US military out of nation building and ill-defined missions. I will work to make sure the US military is equipped and prepared to perform its mission to defend and protect the lives of American citizens.