Victims' Rights Caucus

Speeches

Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) announced today that he proudly cosponsors the Military Freedom Act that will deny federal funds for any state, city, county, or other political subdivision of a state that prohibits or unduly restricts the establishment or operation of a military recruiting office.

Patriotic Americans should not subsidize cities, such as Berkeley, California, that tell the Marines to get out of town, said Poe. It is against Federal law to willfully obstruct the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States. American taxpayer money should not be used to support those cities that break our laws.

Reality is that freedom doesn't come free, continued Poe. Twenty-four of America's finest from my 2nd Congressional District area in Texas have given their lives defending freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan. Seven of them were Marines. Their bravery, dedication, and patriotism will not be tarnished by the foolish words of a few. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten by their friends, their family and freedom-loving peoples throughout the world.

The Military Freedom Act:

  • To amend title 10, United States Code, to deny Federal funds for any city or other political subdivision of a State that prohibits or unduly restricts the establishment or operation of a military recruiting office.