Rep. Franks: Obama Has "Ideological Commitment" To "Weaken America"

December 01, 2010 1:26 pm ET — Walid Zafar

Speaking on the House floor last night, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) blasted the Obama administration's approach to national security. Rather than disagreeing with his policy approach, though, Franks actually impugned President Obama's motives.  Franks, no big fan of subtlety, accused the president and his administration of having an "ideological commitment" to "weaken America."

FRANKS: And with all of the challenges that we face, it seems like the administration forgets its first responsibility, its first constitutional duty of defending the citizens and the national security of this country.

It shouldn't surprise us that they forget the idea of property rights and it shouldn't surprise us that they forget the idea of protecting the rights of innocent unborn children. It shouldn't surprise us that they're willing to put people in courts that have no respect for the Constitution. It shouldn't surprise us that somehow, the foundations of the nation — the right to be free and pursue our dreams — is subordinated to the notion that we want to build a large state. Those things shouldn't surprise us.

But if this administration continues to go in the direction it's going, Mr. Speaker, I am afraid that we will all wish we had these days back again when we could've prevented some great tragedies that may befall us because of the ideological commitment of this administration to weaken America.


After making the remarks, Franks handed the ball off to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX). "Well, I have the same concerns that my dear friend from Arizona has," Gohmert added.