Wednesday, July 25, 2007

National Security

The republicans implemented 39 of the 41 recommendations from the 9/11 bipartisan commission for greater national security. The only recommendations that the republicans did not implant were the recommendations that would have been counter productive, or jeopardized the security of every American.

"There is no greater responsibility our government has to the American people than national security. Republicans are committed to fighting and winning the global war on terror. "
- (gop.gov )

"In November 2006, six Islamic leaders were removed from a U.S. Airways flight in Minneapolis after they were observed acting suspiciously-including not sitting in their assigned seats, asking for seatbelt extenders although not needing them, and making anti-American statements. The men were questioned by authorities and then cleared. However, in March 2007, with the help of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the imams filed suit — not only against the airline but against the heroic "John Doe" passengers who reported their suspicious behavior.

Congressman Pete King (R., NY), the ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee, sprang quickly into action, concluding that the lawsuits were cheap attempts to intimidate everyday Americans from taking action to help protect our country. Congressman King introduced an amendment to protect passengers and commuters against frivolous lawsuits such as those filed by the imams. The language was overwhelmingly adopted by the House in March, 304-121, as an amendment to H.R. 1401, the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007." ( gop.gov )

Well, well, well, it is about time that a "common sense law" went through Congress that quickly. I also think that it was a great move on Congressman King's part to introduce an amendment that could have caused a political uproar in Washington. Congressman King put his own popularity aside for the good of the American people, that is the type of politicians we need in Washington!

2 comments:

Chris said...

I agree, it is about time that Congress sat down and passed a good law like that!

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