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"Immigration security is national security." - Kellyanne Conway

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"...the facility at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to national security." - Jeff Miller

"Should National Security Issues be decided by a Local Referendum?" - Arun Jaitley

"We need a new approach to national security" - John F Kerry

"Waterboarding ok if national security were at stake." - Fred Thompson

"Our biggest national security crisis is Barack Obama" - John Bolton

"Gross negligence in handling national security is a felony." - Bill O'Reilly

"Driver's licenses are a crucial national security issue." - Phyllis Schlafly

"National security is vital for economic and social progress." - Paul Kagame

"I would say national security is work in progress." - Jeb Bush

"'National Security' is the root password to the Constitution." - Phil Karn

"We need to put the security back in the National Security Agency. We can't have the national surveillance agency." - Edward Snowden

"Global energy security is a vital part of America's national security." - Joe Biden

"You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services." - Gijs De Vries

"We have a media that goes along with the government by parroting phrases intended to provoke a certain emotional response - for example, "national security." Everyone says "national security" to the point that we now must use the term "national security." But it is not national security that they're concerned with; it is state security. And that's a key distinction." - Edward Snowden

"I dream of a Digital India where cyber security becomes an integral part of our National Security." - Narendra Modi

"I would argue that we have a patriotic duty to move toward energy independence and clean energy. It is a matter of national security - energy security, climate security, economic security, job security, everything." - Van Jones

"Security breeds stagnation." - Andy Warhol

"You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a (flag) pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest..." - Barack Obama

"My major focus is national security because that's really what the president runs." - Rudy Giuliani

"I've forgotten more about national security than George W. Bush will ever learn." - Wesley Clark

"The US Airforce assures me that UFO's pose no threat to National Security." - John F Kennedy

"Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security." - Barack Obama

"The development of the Internet has posed new challenges to national sovereignty, security and development interests." - Xi Jinping

"We have sold our birthright of freedom and justice for a mess of national security." - William Sloane Coffin

"I'm a little uncomfortable with the idea of judges overruling presidents on national security matters." - David Brooks

"The greatest threat that the world faces, the greatest national security threat is a nuclear Iran." - Mitt Romney

"Israel has its own right as a nation to defend its national security." - Al Gore

"Michael Flynn was one of Trump`s top national security advisors throughout the campaign." - Lawrence O'Donnell

"In the United States national security interests to have a working relationship with Russia." - Katrina vanden Heuvel

"We have to fight for our freedoms, also, economic and our national security freedoms." - Sarah Palin

" is a longstanding principle that sitting national security advisers do not testify before the Congress." - Condoleezza Rice

"China's limited military power is for the sake of preserving national sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity," - Li Zhaoxing

"The area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security." - Leon Panetta

"it is a longstanding principle that sitting national security advisers do not testify before the Congress." - Condoleezza Rice

"The national debate on Social Security has been cheapened by demagoguery on all sides." - Bill Delahunt

"I think it's really important to start thinking about infrastructure as essential national security." - Richard Engel

"How we treat the earth basically effects our social welfare and our national security." - Jim Fowler

"Unless we have a well-educated people, we're vulnerable on our national security." - Mark Hatfield

"The American people demand results, not rhetoric, especially when it comes to national security issues." - J D Hayworth

"On the national security front, Rick Santorum is superior to any candidate I know." - Foster Friess

"The War on Terror is one of the most critical national security efforts in our history." - Sue Kelly

"We need to stop spending money on those weapons systems that do not advance national security." - Lawrence Korb

"Second, the facility at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to national security." - Jeff Miller

"John Kerry, who says he doesn't like outsourcing, wants to outsource our national security." - Zell Miller

"WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States." - Peter King

"Iran's nuclearization is the greatest single national security threat America faces." - Mitt Romney

"We (the DOE) are poisoning our people in the name of national security." - John Glenn

"Food is national security. Food is craft. Food is everything, when you think about it." - Jose Andres Puerta

"WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States." - Peter T King

"United States foreign policy, which includes national security, is literally disintegrating before our eyes." - Rush Limbaugh

"For 50 years, the Republicans have been accusing the Democrats of being soft on national security." - George Mcgovern

"Politicians often claim secrecy is necessary for good governance or national security." - Heather Brooke

"A safe, affordable and plentiful supply of food is a national security issue." - Doug Ose

"Besides commercial benefits to the oil companies, equity oil abroad also provides national energy security." - Dinsha Patel

"The Patriot Act addresses various subjects. Some sections are beneficial and enhance our national security." - Mike Honda

"I'm a national security liberal, which I tell people because it's meant to sound absurd." - Rachel Maddow

"Is real, it is serious, it is growing, and it constitutes one of the greatest threats to our national security and, indeed, to global security." - John O Brennan

"The front line with ISIS isn't just in Iraq and Syria, it's in Kennedy Airport and the Rio Grande. Border security is national security." - Ted Cruz

"General [Michael] Flynn has been in touch with diplomatic leaders, security leaders in some 30 countries. That's exactly what the incoming national security advisor should do." - Mike Pence

"National security begins with border security. Foreign terrorists will not be able to strike America if they cannot get into our country." - Donald Trump

"Clearly, border security has been the top domestic issue of the year, and rightly so. Securing our borders is an essential aspect of our national security." - Randy Neugebauer

"Next to upholding the Constitution of the United States, the president's highest duty is to protect the security of this country - our national security." - Wesley Clark

"It's becoming less and less the National Security Agency and more and more the national surveillance agency. It's gaining more offensive powers with each passing year." - Edward Snowden

"To talk only about national security, national defense, means to be selfish, ambitious. It is discrimination, isolation. "It is just me. What do I care about others?"" - Evo Morales

"All of Britain's aid is spent in Britain's national interests, and some of it contributes to Britain's national security as well." - Andrew Mitchell

"Security doesn't rob ambition; the illusion of security robs ambition." - Jay Samit

"Semi-automatic weapons are not just about gun control, they're about national security. You know that these weapons can shoot down airplanes, they can blow up railroads. This is really a whole national security issue." - Jesse Jackson

"Do not compromise on national security for purely budgetary reasons. The world is dangerous, and we must always be prepared for anything that might threaten our national interests and security." - Sanford Bishop

"I'm not saying Cubans don't deserve asylum, but if it is a national security issue, there are people who are coming from Cuba on hijacked airplanes. Why isn't that a national security issue?" - Edwidge Danticat

"It's very hard to stand up to the government which is saying that publication will threaten national security. People don't seem to realize that reporters and editors know something about national security and care deeply about it." - Ben Bradlee

"A nuclear Iran is a threat to America's national security, and it is a threat to Israel's national security. We cannot afford to have a nuclear arms race in the most volatile region of the world." - Barack Obama

"The Republican Party is the party of national security. There's hardly a national security wing of the Democratic Party anymore. So if we turn away from it, that'll be a big problem." - John Bolton

"Michael Flynn is the national security adviser working next to the president, so in his time that he was the national security adviser, he is working in the White House. He should have access to the information." - James Lankford

"I find it a lot more concerning to me that Hillary Clinton was extremely careless in the handling of national security information, not just one or two, but thousands and thousands of pieces of national security information." - Rudy Giuliani

"We do not deny any nation's legitimate interest in security. But protecting the security of one nation by robbing another of its national independence and national traditions is not legitimate. In the long run, it is not even secure." - Ronald Reagan

"National security laws must protect national security. But they must also protect the public trust and preserve the ability of an informed electorate to hold its government to account." - Al Franken

"Dick Clarke, who was head of counter-terrorism in the National Security Council, pushed constantly for the Principals Committee, which is the key national security group of top officials to take up the issue of terrorism." - Sidney Blumenthal

"Protecting national security amounts to looking for needles in a haystack. The work becomes more difficult if the haystack is larger. Restricting immigration generally, and illegal immigration in particular, limits growth in the haystack, and supports protection of national security." - Jan C Ting

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." - Barack Obama

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"We will kill bin Laden. We will crush al Qaeda. That has to be our biggest national security priority." - Barack Obama

"Our biggest national security threat is the environmental destruction of our planet and the arms race with ourselves." - Jello Biafra

"[T]he harm [Clinton AG] Reno did to American national security in the fight against terror was incalculable." - Dick Morris

"This country cannot afford to tear itself apart on a partisan basis on issues so vital to our national security." - Henry A Kissinger

"We reject the use of national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime." - Barack Obama

"I think 9/11 guaranteed that national security is going to be in the forefront of every election." - George H W Bush

"The greatest threat to our national security is our debt. We borrow a million dollars a minute." - Rand Paul

"It is my experience that most claims of national security are part of a campaign to avoid telling the truth." - Ben Bradlee

"I think a quality that a national security adviser must have is the ability to set up procedures." - Leon Panetta

"I think it's critical that we return national security issues to the center of the overall political debate in America." - John Bolton

"Gambling addicts usually lose their focus at work and problem military gambling poses a national security threat" - John Warren Kindt

"I think General [Mike] Flynn is probably the top contender for that job [of national security adviser]." - George Stephanopoulos

"In the national security establishment, it is somewhat frowned upon for people to take extremely harsh partisan roles in campaigns." - John Heilemann

"The Fourth Amendment is on life support and the chief agent of that is the National Security Agency." - Nat Hentoff

"I'll stand with President Bush on national security, the war on terrorism and to disarm Saddam Hussein." - Jeanne Shaheen

"I do want to be very clear: I see our nuclear deterrent as absolutely core insurance for our national security." - Andrea Leadsom

"I simply cannot see how denying chemotherapy treatment for Palestinian children increases Israel's security or advances U.S. national interests." - Lois Capps

"I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security." - Jim Garrison

"President Bush has a track record of making the right decisions when it comes to national security." - Randy Neugebauer

"Australian seafarers make an important contribution to national security in a country with thousands of kilometres of uninhabited coastline." - Anthony Albanese

"I didn't spend a lot of time on national security the American people will be glad to know." - Paul Begala

"I have had national security background, 10 years on the Intelligence Committee, the last two years as chair." - Bob Graham

"Why should one U.S. airman give up his life when our national security is not in imminent danger?" - Sean Hannity

"I believe that our national security lies not just in protecting our borders, but in bridging divides." - Joe Lieberman

"I'm a professor of national security studies, and I know a lot more about fighting than Rumsfeld does." - Barry Mccaffrey

"It is not patriotic to commit young Americans to war unless our national security clearly requires it." - George Mcgovern

"I believe that climate change represents one of the greatest threats to our national security and our planet." - Mark Pocan

"You can't tell me that all the wars we are fighting are in America's national security interest." - Todd Rokita

"Our national security is at risk when we rely on foreign oil to keep our economy moving forward." - Bill Shuster

"At the time of his death, John Kennedy had a national security establishment that was a writhing ball of snakes." - Charlie Pierce

"President Reagan, of course, did more than any other person to entrench the Republican reputation for toughness on national security." - Samantha Power

"One of the sharp parallels is that neither Vietnam nor Iraq was the slightest threat to America's national security." - George Mcgovern

"I left the Democratic Party basically on issues of national security during the end of the Vietnam War." - Jim Webb

"Great countries need to secure their border for national security purposes, for economic purposes and for rule of law purposes." - Jeb Bush

"The idea of achieving security through national armament is, at the present state of military technique, a disastrous illusion." - Albert Einstein

"Due process and judicial process are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security." - Eric Holder

"I am deeply worried about Donald Trump on matters of national security. He doesn't know anything himself about it, and he has appointed a national security adviser, Mike Flynn, who is a pro-Russia conspiracy theorist, and he's just put Steve Bannon, a guy with connections to white supremacy and antisemitism, onto the National Security Council." - Tim Kaine

"The country that owns green, that dominates that industry, is going to have the most energy security, national security, economic security, competitive companies, healthy population and, most of all, global respect." - Thomas Friedman

"National security is a really big problem for journalists, because no journalist worth his salt wants to endanger the national security, but the law talks about anyone who endangers the security of the United States is going to go to jail. So, here you are, especially in the Pentagon. Some guy tells you something. He says that's a national security matter. Well, you're supposed to tremble and get scared and it never, almost never means the security of the national government. More likely to mean the security or the personal happiness of the guy who is telling you something." - Ben Bradlee

"Those who devise better methods of utilizing manpower, tools, machinery, materials and facilities are making real contributions toward our national security. Today, these ideas are a form of insurance for our national security; tomorrow, this same progressive thinking is insurance for our individual security-it is, in effect, job insurance." - Robert R. Shannon

"She [Hillary Clinton] was extremely careless with handling national security information.If she were just an ordinary person, she would be denied a top security clearance because she has proved in her past acts that she is extremely careless in handling national security information." - Rudy Giuliani

"I'm not interested in embarrassing the United States. We as a nation need to foster a broader understanding of national security, and when in the name of national security the US government both overtly and covertly aligns itself with the apartheid state and against heroic freedom fighters for racial justice ... Not only in 1962 but also keeping in mind that Mandela was on the US terror watch list until 2008, that kind of myopic understanding of national security has devastating consequences." - Ryan Shapiro

"Don't ask for security, ask for adventure" - Jim Rohn

"Climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country." - Barack Obama

"It is clear that the American people are weary of war. However, Assad gassing his own people is an issue of our national security, regional stability and global security." - Nancy Pelosi

"Islamic terrorists are the greatest security threats to the United States, both domestically and abroad. We need to be vigilant every day. Now, every citizen has to be vigilant because they are vital links in the national security chain." - Ralph Abraham

"We must retool our nation to prepare for the challenge we already face to maintain our position in the global economy. And this much is certain: America will not have national security without economic security." - John F Kerry

"We will stop the terrorist attacks before they occur because we will not be prisoners to political correctness. Rather, we will speak the truth. Border security is national security and we will not be admitting jihadists as refugees." - Ted Cruz

"Social Security Works! puts expanding Social Security front and center on the national agenda, where it belongs. Everyone who has a stake in the debate should read this important book." - Bernie Sanders

"We know that the most fundamental responsibility of our Federal Government is to ensure the safety of its people and to protect and ensure our National security. And clearly port security has been left in limbo." - Vito Fossella

"One of the reasons I continue to speak out is that the solutions to the counterterrorism problem involve other parts of the national security community - especially other elements of the Department of Defense, State, FBI, Homeland Security and the staff." - John Poindexter

"We have been using foreign affairs ministries to address security issues, but this practice is outdated. It's time to assign the handling of regional security to national organizations and expert institutions." - Enrique Pena Nieto

"If national safety - the ability to respond to hurricanes, terrorist attacks, earthquakes - depends on the execution of explicit plans, on soldierly obedience, and on showy security drills, then a decentralized security scheme is useless." - Gary Wolf

"I believe in a strong national defense. But it's my belief that neither Iraq nor Afghanistan poses a threat to national security, and we shouldn't be involved in either area." - Gary Johnson

"The Patriot Act removed major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement, intelligence, and national defense communities from talking and coordinating their work to protect the American people and our national security." - Jon Porter

"A comprehensive national energy policy is critical to our nation's economy and our national security. Energy expenditures account for about 7% percent of our total economy and influence pricing in the much of the rest of the economy." - Heather Wilson

"As a general rule of thumb, Democrats do better in national elections when the year's defining issue is economic fairness, and Republicans do better when the defining issue is national security." - Rick Perlstein

"I'm fascinated by power, especially veiled power. Shadow power. The National Security Agency. The National Reconnaissance Office. Opus Dei. The idea that everything happens for reasons we're not quite seeing." - Dan Brown

"Whether or not patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel, national security can be the last refuge of the tyrant." - Robert Walker, Baron Walker of Gestingthorpe

"Air Force interceptors still pursue Unidentified Flying Objects as a matter of national security to this country and to determine technical aspects involved." - Joe W. Kelly

"A big part of the story is American imperialism, and the flip side of that is the building up of the national security state here at home." - Peter Kuznick

"It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation's humble, acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling providence." - Franklin Pierce

"The average 20-year-old serving us in Iraq knows more about their country's national security than the average 20-year political veteran serving in the Congress today." - Fred Thompson

"Talk about threats to national security - how about government so big, so complicated and so unmanageable, it cant get out of its own way?" - Bob Schieffer

"What's in that backpack, by the way? You're always guarding it like it holds national security secrets or something. (Tory) Dirty underwear. (Acheron)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"What's in that backpack, by the way? You're always guarding it like it holds national security secrets or something. (Tory) Dirty underwear. (Acheron)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Defeating Barack Obama becomes, in fact, a duty of national security. Because the fact is, he is incapable of defending the United States." - Newt Gingrich



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