Brown talks terrorism, immigration during Londonderry Rotary event
“Your mission is one of friendship, of community service,” Brown told the small crowd of Rotarians seated in the audience. “But that’s not the case in (Washington) D.C. They’re not friends, they’re not working together.”
He began his speech on a solemn note, inviting his audience to join him in a brief moment of silence for slain New Hampshire journalist James Foley.
“The goal of ISIS is to take over a country, of the world,” Brown said. “Right now, I feel like the whole world is on fire.”
Asked about his stance on illegal immigration, Brown didn’t mince words.
“We have to secure the borders once and for all,” he said. “When it comes to children, of course we need to treat them with compassion. We need to work with some of these countries, establish more embassies, and really get to the root of what’s going on.”
“As things go forward, things will get pretty intense,” he said of the current political climate. “I will never say anything that’s mean spirited when it comes to (Shaheen). But I will certainly discuss both of our voting records.”
Longtime Londonderry resident Reed Clark said he fears for his grandchildren’s futures, particularly when it comes to the dangers presented by religious extremist groups.
“The only way to address what’s happening now is with your votes,” Brown told him.
George Brooks III of Brooks Real Estate Services in Londonderry said he’s concerned about the challenges posed by increased immigration, particularly in the nearby city of Manchester.