Security Through Strength is the political committee helping (Graham) ‘test the waters’ for a potential 2016 run for president. The committee will fund the infrastructure and operations allowing Graham to travel the country, listen to Americans, and gauge support for a potential presidential candidacy.
You know Ronald Reagan famously said his goal was to have peace through strength.
They want to destroy us and our way of life. […] An economy that grows and affects everybody and energy independent America gives us security through strength. So I’m looking for security, no peace with radical Islam.
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Adding weight to those opinions are the arguments – all anti-female – he’s recently issued. They could have only served to stifle ongoing rumors that Graham – the never-married, socially-withdrawn, career military attorney – is gay.
Take his Dec. 2014 interference with the Military Justice Improvement Act. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) introduced S.2992 allowing a simpler method for members of the armed forces to report sexual assault, and with lower risk of retaliation. Graham loudly interfered with the bill from the senate floor, calling it “off-base” and “a political cause going out of control.” S.2992 has made no progress since then, either.
And on the same Jan. 28 date of his announcement, Graham questioned U.S. Attorney Gen. nominee Loretta Lynch on her stance regarding gay rights.
What is the legal difference between a state — a ban on same-sex marriage being unconstitutional but a ban on polygamy being constitutional?