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Governor Mitt Romney and Homeland Security

 

Key Speeches

 

2007

 

  • 01-23-07; Excerpts from Governor Mitt Romney's Remarks at the Seventh Annual Herzliya Conference

 

2005

 

  • 09-07-2005; Homeland Security: Status of Federal, State, and Local Efforts

 

2006

 

  • 09-05-2006; ROMNEY DENOUNCES KHATAMI VISIT TO HARVARD, Declines to provide escort, or offer state support for trip
  • During Khatami’s presidency, Iran refused to hand over the Iranian intelligence officials who were responsible for the attack on the Khobar Towers that killed 19 U.S. military personnel.

 

2004

 

  • 05-24-2004; Grading Progress on Homeland Security: Before and After 9/11
  • 05-04-2004; Lessons Learned from Security at Past Olympic Games

 

2003

  • 05-15-2003; INVESTING IN HOMELAND SECURITY: CHALLENGES FACING STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
  • 06-17-2003; “First Responders: How States, Localities and the Federal Government Can Strengthen Their Partnership to Make America Safer”
  • “Each of these plans fit into our larger blueprint for a forward-looking security agenda that encourages regional collaboration and clear-eyed risk assessment,” Romney said. “Local residents should know that we’re doing everything possible to keep the Commonwealth safe in an era of global uncertainty.” Mitt Romney. Source: 11-05-2004 Press Release

 

 

Press Releases from Governor Mitt Romney on Homeland Security

2004

  • 11-05-2004, ROMNEY ANNOUNCES REGIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY PLANS

 

2005

  • 10-18-2005, TO PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY, ROMNEY ORDERS REVIEW OF HIGH HAZARD DAMS

 

 

Also see

  1. National Defence,
  2. Crime

 

 

Mitt Romney on Civil Liberties

 

MATTHEWS: Well, there‘s the tough stuff, because, as you know, you‘ve got to make decisions regarding civil liberties and national security which often come in conflict. How do we really do a great job of surveillance if we have people who are very concerned in this country about the Fourth Amendment and other guarantees of our freedom?

 

ROMNEY: Well, of course, we have to respect our Constitutional guarantees of freedom, recognize that the most important civil right we have is the right to life. And we need to make sure that our citizens are protected and don‘t lose their lives by virtue of not having done an effective job to survey those who would attack us.

 

Fortunately, in Great Britain, they have a very tough Patriot Act equivalent which allows them to do the kind of surveillance that identifies this plot before five or 10 aircraft end up killing all on board.

 

That‘s the most important thing that we have to do is to protect our citizens, and we can do it within a constitutional framework that we‘ve come to know and love. But intelligence work and counterterrorism has once again been proven as the only effective way to protect the homeland.

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