Saturday, October 18, 2014

Abilene Reporter-News Asks Six Questions. My Six Answers in 150 Words or Less

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According to ABC radio news, President Obama has decided not to take action on amnesty for illegal aliens (“immigration reformin Left euphemism) until after the 2014 election. Of course, the reason he decided to wait was because some Democrat Senators up for reelection this year are scared silly that they will lose the election if MORE amnesty is implemented before the election. They think the American voter is TOO STUPID to realize there is no difference whether an illegal act is implemented before or after an election. It is still an illegal act that will do great harm to America!

1) Say Congress, and most people say “gridlock.” Americans consider the current Congress a “do-nothing Congress.” Overall approval ratings are at historic lows yet many in Congress are re-elected by wide margins. Some say the fault lies with a divided nation, that those in Congress are only voting for their hard-line constituents. Others say those in office won’t risk being voted out by working with or crediting the other side. What will it take to end gridlock?

My answer: This may be a surprising answer. In many ways the Constitution was written to create gridlock. In school, it is referred to as our “System of Checks and Balances.” Many of the Founding Fathers distrusted a strong centralized national government. For the most part, the fight over adopting the Constitution was whether or not it gave too much power to the federal government rather than not having enough power. It has been said that a republican form of government is a messy, slow moving, sometimes chaotic government.

A tyrannical one party government will end gridlock. I do not favor such a government. I hope and pray our citizens do not favor such a government. In a republic, with competing ideas and passions, some gridlock is inevitable and I think desirable. It is a recurring clash of competing ideas and values—differing ideologies.

2) Are you for or against term limits, and why?

My answer: I am absolutely against term limits. Elections are the best method for term limiting a member of Congress. Otherwise, voters tend to get politically lazy relying on the term limit to do what they should be doing—being discerning with their vote. Then, they tend to elect the same kind of Congressman as the one term limited.

Furthermore, it restricts the choices of the voter. If the current Congressman is his choice for the office, he should have the opportunity to vote for him. President Obama is term limited. How well is that working? He is not concerned about being reelected and he is more lawless than in his first term. He told us it would happen whispering to the Russian representative that he would have more flexibility in his second term.

3) What should be America’s role in foreign lands—from humanitarian efforts to civil wars? What should our role be in stopping terrorists?

My answer: We become involved when it is in our national interest to be involved. We can neither police the world nor be in isolation. To a great extent, this is under the authority of the President as Commander in Chief and the executive official over the State Department.

However, Congress does have an important role in the process. Only Congress has the power to declare war. Many of the powers of Congress revolve around the creation of and maintenance of our armed forces. Congress also has the power of the purse. Congress should not abrogate these powers to the President.

We are at war with terrorists even if some of our leaders refuse to admit it. When at war, the goal is not to degrade the enemy. The goal is to destroy the enemy on the field of battle wherever that field is. We should accomplish that goal.

4) What is the most pressing issue facing the 700,000 or so folks in District 19—economy, drought, farm bill, health care, etc.? Obviously, drought and farm are particular to our region but on national issues, do you believe most regions of the country are aligned on the same issues?

My answer: There are a whole plethora of issues in this campaign—executive branch scandals, over regulation, invasion of illegal aliens, faux homosexual “marriage,” terrorism, murdering our unborn babies, Obamacare, the economy—as in any campaign. The overriding issue, which encompasses many of the specific issues, is the lawlessness of President Obama and his Administration along with the unconstitutional decisions of tyrannical federal court judges. We have an Administration and federal judges who have abandoned the rule of law as established by the Constitution which they have sworn to uphold.

My campaign is emphasizing four goals in this election. The summary of each may be found at Each goal addresses an aspect of the current lawlessness of the executive and judicial branches. Each goal offers a Congressional solution.

Ultimately, this is an ideological conflict. In that sense, they are aligned although it may not be recognized by specific candidates or the voters.

5) What are you doing/will do about the potential to close military installations in the district through BRAC hearings, particularly Dyess AFB?

My answer: I can not envision Dyess being closed or downsized. Texas is an ideal location for such a base. However, given the President’s obsession with transforming the military we must be willing and able to fight for her. My first book—The Black Sword: The Secret U.S. Army in Vietnam—stresses the importance of a strong military. We should be the strongest, most advanced military on the planet—peace through strength. Texas, given her economic strength and strategic location, should actually be able to grow as a part of our military structure.

Nevertheless, it is always a good idea to plan for the unexpected. That would be the responsibility of the city of Abilene and the State of Texas.

The primary responsibility of the federal government is to protect her people from outside forces. I will be an ardent advocate for that throughout my tenure in Congress.

6) Overall, what is the greatest issue facing America?

My answer: We are in an ideological war. Internally, this is probably the most perilous time in our history since the pre-Civil War clash over slavery. One side supports an all powerful national government contrary to the Constitution. The other, which includes me, supports a federal system as established by the Constitution. A system that encourages God established morality, personal liberty and responsibility, respect for the law, and free enterprise. I discuss the importance of law and morality on my website with this post

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln gave his famous “A house divided against itself cannot stand” speech. We, as a nation, are at a crossroads. We are a nation divided. I firmly believe we must reverse our present direction and return to the Constitution as written and amended. If we do not, we will cease to be the exceptional nation we have been since our formation.

If not now, when?

If not now, why?

If not us, who?


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A video of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid before he was Senate Majority Leader. According to the screen, this was on September 20, 1993. Bill Clinton was President!

You MUST listen to this video!

The ending statement: Abortionists are evil! My response: Yes, they are as all serial MURDERERS are!

Texas Senator Ted CruzThe Cruz Missile: The Democrats want to destroy the First Amendment! This is over 50 minutes but well worth listening to as Senator Cruz exposes the Democrat Party for who they are.

Texas Senator Ted CruzThe Cruz Missile: “Vote Harry Reid Out!”

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin—up for reelection this year—compares U.S. soldiers to those of Nazi Germany!

“There’s one very recent commander-in-chief who’s not in this new 30-second commercial. Can you guess which one?

This apparent omission could be intentional or not. Or, it could be a slight. Or, perhaps, the Air Force couldn’t find anything moving this president has said about the military, in this case the Air Force.”

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