Dear Members and Friends,
The United States Presidential debate held last night, produced two statements of conviction on the role of our government and the defense of our people and nation. One of these two men will become President of the United States of America for the next four years.
Moderator Jim Lehrer of PBS NewsHour:
"Mr. President -- do you believe there's a fundamental difference between the two of you as to how you view the mission of the federal government?"
President Barack Obama:
"The first role of the federal government is to keep the American people safe. That's its most basic function. And as commander-in-chief, that is something that I've worked on and thought about every single day that I've been in the Oval Office."
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney:
"First, life and liberty. We have a responsibility to protect the lives and liberties of our people, and that means a military second to none. I do not believe in cutting our military. I believe in maintaining the strength of America's military."
Keeping the American people safe while protecting their lives and liberties over the next four years and beyond requires a reliable deployed United States homeland missile defense system and effective regional missile defenses regardless of which man is elected.