Protecting America from Terrorists
Washington, DC, February 16, 2011
As America faces a continually evolving threat of terrorism, I am committed to maintaining the safety of Hoosiers and American’s alike. To that end, we must ensure that our law enforcement agents and intelligence personnel have the resources to counter the ever-changing threats from terrorists who wish our Nation harm.
Domestically, I believe Congress must reauthorize specific provisions within the PATRIOT Act, which would allow investigative agencies the ability to search for and detain those who intend to harm America.
Three essential amendments have been modified to address privacy concerns and technological advancements since the PATRIOT act’s initial enactment:
Since 9/11, almost 40 known plots have been foiled and our country continues to face serious threats. I believe this proves the PATRIOT Act has been successful at keeping Americans safe from terrorists’ threats while still respecting the privacy of American citizens. No single provision, including the three mentioned above, has ever been found unconstitutional and at a time when threats of terrorism are still prevalent and may in fact be increasing according to the Secreatry of Homeland Security, these provisions are absolutely necessary.
Please continue to contact my office with your comments; I enjoy hearing the thoughts and concerns from fellow Hoosiers in the district.