I am committed to protecting America’s national security and all of humanity from Jihadist terrorism.
We must be ever vigilant to the threats we, and our allies, face in the world around us. Iran is quickly mastering their nuclear program. North Korea is doing the same. Radical Islamists seek to cause great unrest in the Middle East, ensuring that governments are toppled, and then installing their own leaders in the aftermath. Islamic Jihad has crossed our very own borders and threatens our way of life and the freedoms we hold so dear. Our electric grid remains vulnerable to both naturally occurring and weaponized electromagnetic pulse. All of this is extremely troubling in the world we live in today.
To maintain a solid national defense, the United States of America must do three things: we must continue to hold to our beliefs that made us such a great nation in the first place; we must be able to define terror for what it really is, being ready to call out a rogue nation or group that might be engaging in detrimental activity to freedom anywhere in the world, willing to go to any step to eradicate that threat; and we must secure and defend our border as soon and as efficiently as possible.
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The following is Congressman Trent Franks' prepared opening statement for the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Hearing on HR 4924 the Prenatal Nondscrimination Act held Thursday, April 14, 2016.
Given the subject of this hearing, it seems appropriate to me that we all remind ourselves that the very bedrock foundation principle that gave birth to America in the first place was the conviction that all human beings are children of God and created equal in his sight.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.- As the field for the 2016 GOP Presidential Nominee continues to narrow, Congressman Trent Franks, suggesting that a combined Presidential ticket of Senators Cruz and Rubio may be the only way to win in November, released the following endorsement:
"Senators Cruz and Rubio* both have proven full spectrum conservative records and I call upon them to join forces and establish a joint ticket in pursuit of the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United States and I whole heartedly endorse them both to that end.
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