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Bob Walsh on Homeland Security

 

 


Threat from terrorism is government trampling on our rights

Q: What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

A: One threat of terrorism is that the government may use the threat to justify trampling on our individual rights. As to the threats of violence, whether foreign or domestic, the events of 9/11 reminded us that the people are the ultimate defense of our lives and liberty. The professional military muddled in an intelligence vacuum and sent the only two available fighters out over the Atlantic to protect against an imagined attack. Meanwhile, the unarmed passengers on the fourth plane used their hand-held devices to gather information from personal and public sources and pooled their resources to bring down the plane. The obvious conclusions are to bring the military home to guard our country, to make intelligence summaries available to the public, to keep our citizens well-armed, and to stop infringing on individual rights in the name of security.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 New Mexico Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

Don't expand the military

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Expand the military"?

A: Strongly oppose

Source: OnTheIssues interview for 2020 New Mexico race , May 1, 2020

Peace de-emphasized military, according to AFA survey.

Walsh opposes the AFA survey question on "peace through strength"

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-15 on Sep 11, 2020

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