Friends of Liberty:
The long-awaited elimination of Osama bin Laden is a tribute to the persistence of our military and the effectiveness of our intelligence community. We can now honestly say “mission accomplished” and put to rest the post 9/11 era and its policies.
We should look on this victory as a new beginning and an opportunity to dismantle our overblown domestic security apparatus, including the elimination of the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Safety Administration and repeal of the remaining elements of the Patriot Act. The death of Osama bin Laden should mark the end of the War on Terror. We should transition to a new set of priorities that emphasize foreign intelligence gathering and a foreign policy of defending our country and protecting American lives and liberties.
Let us make this the beginning of a new era where we should embrace our love of liberty and no longer be ruled by fear, leading the world by example rather than being driven by revenge.
Chairman, Republican Liberty Caucus