The horrifying events that took place in Paris and San Bernardino, have shaken our country to its very core. It is clear that the United States and other freedom loving countries around the world are at war with radical Islamic terrorists like ISIS and Al Qaeda.
These enemies are unlike any we have ever faced. They do not value their own lives or even the lives of their children and will stop at nothing to kill anyone who opposes their apocalyptic beliefs. More than ever this growing threat requires a strategic and realistic plan of action not only to defend our homeland but also to exterminate these terrorist groups.
President Obama was so scared that he would alienate his liberal base that he oversaw the most restrictive and ineffective rules of engagement in the modern world. He refused to define the enemy for whom and what they are – radical Islamist terrorists – President Obama refused to put forth an effective war strategy to combat dangerous terrorists beheading and slaughtering innocent civilians.
Dr. Gosar believes our top national security priority should be prevailing in the war against ISIS and other terrorist organizations. ISIS must be wiped off the face of the Earth. Paul knows that military might and American leadership are necessary to defeat this enemy.
The first thing any country must do when they are at war also happens to be the most important job of the United States federal government; protect and defend its people. Despite the president’s reluctance to take action to secure our borders, Dr. Gosar and the House of Representatives have advanced numerous common sense solutions to keep America safe.
Gosar Actions to Secure the Homeland and Keep America Safe from Terrorism
Dr. Gosar introduced and passed an amendment that blocked $440 million from going to terrorist organizations like ISIS and Hamas.
Dr. Gosar introduced and passed amendment with a bipartisan vote of 236-182 to block funds for "Sanctuary City" policies.
Paul introduced H.R. 4856, which prevents gang members and violent criminal aliens from receiving amnesty.
Dr. Gosar joined several of his colleagues in introducing H.R. 5816, the Resettlement Accountability National Security Prioritization Act. This legislation puts an immediate moratorium on refugees from Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq until Congress approves a new screening mechanism put forth by the administration.
- Voted for H.R. 5471, the Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act
- Voted for H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act
- Voted for H.R. 4314, Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act
- Voted for H.R. 4820, Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act of 2016
- Voted for H.R. 5631, the Iran Accountability Act
- Cosponsor of H.R. 300, the Smart Border Act
- Cosponsor of H.R. 4034, the Secure Fence Restoration Act
- Cosponsor of H.R. 3314, the Refugee Resettlement National Security Act
- Cosponsor of H.R. 1588, the Transnational Criminal Organization Illicit Spotter Prevention and Elimination Act
The time has come for America to lead. While the President has demonstrated he does not have the fortitude or leadership qualities necessary to accomplish the mission, there is too much at stake for our country to go gentle into the night.
While he is busy parsing words, ISIS is beheading journalists, killing Christians, bringing down airliners and holding cities full of civilians hostage.
It is for these reasons and to protect future generations that Congress must unequivocally declare ISIS and its affiliates enemies of the United States. We must authorize a decisive and robust AUMF. If the President won’t lead, Congress should. And that is why 17 brave colleagues and Dr. Gosar have called on Republican leadership to pass a new AUMF in order to destroy ISIS.
These radical Islamic terrorists don’t care about our children, our spouses or our families. They want Americans and anyone that disagrees with their warped and dysfunctional views of the world to suffer. Dr. Gosar refuses to sit idle with so much at stake. The threats to our homeland are real and ISIS must be destroyed. The President’s failure to do his job shouldn’t prohibit Congress from doing theirs. Dr. Gosar believes it is critical that Congress pass a new AUMF and that ISIS is wiped off the face of the Earth.