Statements about Homeland Security

"Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts."

Says Keene, N.H., requested a "military-grade armored personnel truck," citing their annual Pumpkin Festival as "a possible target" for terrorists.

Says three Ukrainians recently captured on a West Texas ranch are among "individuals from countries that have strong terrorist ties being apprehended" near the state’s border with Mexico.

Says he "voted for disaster relief and full funding of FEMA."

"Congressman (Tom) Cotton is the only Arkansan in Congress -- Democrat or Republican -- to vote against disaster relief five times."

"The government -- not the armed forces -- is stockpiling hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition for domestic use."

"Thousands of Westerners and Americans" are fighting with extremists in eastern Syria and Iraq. 

40 percent of illegal immigrants "had a visa and then became illegal," mostly because "they changed jobs."

"We’re at the point of reaching 2 million deportations ... this is a historic level, more than any other president of the United States."

David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."

Action by the Milwaukee County Board will "provide the County Executive with the same level of security as the Governor and the Mayor of Milwaukee while saving taxpayers $300,000."

On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.

"The Obama administration has used the Espionage Act to go after whistleblowers who leaked to journalists ... more than all previous administrations combined."

"Under the Espionage Act, (Edward Snowden would not be) allowed to come into court and say ‘I was justified in disclosing this information.’ There is no whistleblower exception in the Espionage Act."

In altered photo, says Barack Obama wants "more of Texans’ private data" via health care.

"Under Mayor Cicilline, [Providence] was a sanctuary city."

"There are still tens of thousands of missing service members from previous and current conflicts that our nation is working to find and repatriate."  

Says Ken Cuccinelli supported a law that could allow people to carry missile launchers into airports.

Says about NSA data collection: "Every member in both parties who served on the Intelligence Committee voted in favor of this."

"U.S. Department of Homeland Security has told banks -- in writing -- it may inspect safe deposit boxes without warrant and seize any gold, silver, guns or other valuables it finds inside those boxes!"

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