From Constitution Party presidential candidate Darrell Castle’s campaign website, June 13th, 2016:
Darrell Castle addresses the June 12, 2016 terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida.
Hello, I am Darrell Castle, and I have a statement to make about the recent Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando Florida – the second such attack in recent months and the worst since 9-11. My sympathy, my heart goes out to the people of Orlando, to the victims and to their families.
What could the government have done to prevent this attack? Well, I am not sure about that, but I know that for the last 24 years, the Constitution Party has been warning people to curtail immigration and warning the government that our borders were porous and uncontrolled. But, that is rarely reported in the news media. It is right in the Constitution Party Platform and I echo the thoughts of every other presidential candidate that the Constitution Party has filled. That the borders should be secured, absolutely secured. The government could do that. It is a mandate on the government to give us secured borders, to keep us free from invasion. That is what the President of the United States is supposed to do.
Until the borders are absolutely secure, immigration should be stopped, not curtailed, it should be stopped until the borders are secure and we can properly vet people coming into this country. Those are some things that the government could do.
The fact is though folks, that this particular government will do nothing. I agree with Mr. Trump about one thing at least, and that is that President Obama’s refusal to even say the words Islamic terrorism and Hillary Clinton’s refusal to say those words, should disqualify them from public office. So, there are some things that the government could do; but what about our individual protection?
Well, what do we have a 2nd Amendment for, I ask you, if not for this? Now, let me point out to you that it is for each of us, our personal responsibility, to protect our own lives and our family’s. The local police are brave men and woman and they are more than happy to come and risk their lives and even give their lives to clean up the bodies after the attack occurred. But, they cannot be there when the attack happens to prevent it. That is up to us. It is up to each one of us to defend ourselves and our families, so take that for what it is worth folks but defend your lives. Be prepared because this government will not do it. They will not defend you so be prepared to defend your own life and the lives of your family folks. At least that is the way I see it.