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Darrell Castle on Homeland Security

 

 


Reluctantly expand the military

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Expand the military"?

CASTLE: Agree Reluctantly

Source: 2016 email interview with OnTheIssues on presidential race , Oct 29, 2016

Withdraw from NATO; it's unaffordable & no longer useful

Q: You said you would withdraw from NATO. Please explain why.

A: When NATO was formed, it has 28 members, the US was one of those members. When it was formed, there was probably some use for it. We were very concerned that Soviet tanks would come rolling across the German frontier at any minute and it was something that was supposed to prevent that. We had just come out of World War II and we encountered a new enemy and that's really not the case anymore. The US kind of entered into a deal with those other 27 countries, and that is, you won't have to provide your own defense, we'll do that for you. In return, you can use your entire GDP to advance your economies and fund your welfare states. And the United States can't afford it anymore. It's becoming a little too belligerent. Promises were made between President Reagan and President Gorbachev that NATO would not advance to the edge of the Soviet Union or the old Soviet Union, if the wall would come down.

Source: Huffington Post on 2016 Presidential hopefuls , May 25, 2016

Maintain a strong, state-of-the-art military

It is a primary obligation of the federal government to provide for the common defense, and to be vigilant regarding potential threats, prospective capabilities, and perceived intentions of potential enemies. We oppose unilateral disarmament and dismemberment of America's defense infrastructure. That which is hastily torn down will not be easily rebuilt.

We call for the maintenance of a strong, state-of-the-art military on land, sea, in the air, and in space. We urge the executive and legislative branches to continue to provide for the modernization of our armed forces, in keeping with advancing technologies and a constantly changing world situation. We call for the deployment of a strategic defense system as soon as possible.

We believe that all defense expenditures should be directly related to the protection of our nation, and that every item of expenditure must be carefully reviewed to eliminate foreign aid, waste, fraud, theft, inefficiency, and excess profits.

Source: Constitution Party Platform adopted at nominating convention , Apr 16, 2016

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