Sarah Palin on Homeland Security

Last Updated : Dec 14, 2010

Summary

Governor Palin has been vocal in her support of the right of the US to defend itself, but she has not been specific in the legalities of the PATRIOT Act, or her opinions on wire-taping. During the 2008 Presidential election, Governor Palin was interviewed by Charlie Gibson and stated that she supported the idea that the US had the right to preemptively strike if there was an imminent threat.

In April of 2009, Governor Palin issued a facebook statement noting recent missile tests in North Korea. She stated that this validated concerns that Alaska could be threatened with a nuclear strike by the country and that a missile defense system should be funded to protect the state.

In November of 2009, Governor Palin released another statement noting that she opposed the plans announced by President Obama to hold a civilian trial for Khalid Sheik Mohammed in New York. She stated that this would do nothing more than present an opportunity for the terrorist to grandstand in front of the world press. She called President Obama's decision atrocious and stated that the US should "Hang' em High".

 

Charlie Gibson Interview

In September of 2008, Governor Palin was interviewed by Charlie Gibson and asked if the US possessed the right to preemptive defense. Governor Palin stated that she agreed that we did have the right if there was an imminent threat to Americans.

 

Support for a Missile Defense System

In April of 2009, Governor Palin issued a statement on Facebook noting her belief that the US needed a strong missile defense system.

 

Opposition to Civilian Trial for KSM

In November of 2009, Governor Palin issued a statement noting her opposition to the recently announced decision be President Obama to hold a civilian trial for Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

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