Friday, July 16, 2010

Ten Buck Fridays Winner: Van Irion

Strange name, outstanding candidate. This weeks winner is Republican Van Irion, who is running in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional district. Van took a commanding 42% vote!

From his own website:

My core philosophy is that our founders got it right more than 200 years ago when they established the Constitution to protect our God given rights by limiting government. They understood that “government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.” (Thomas Paine) Unfortunately, the Federal government has repeatedly involved itself in issues in which it has no Constitutional authority and has become intolerable. While claiming this or the other act will “solve the problem”, they have done the opposite and complicated the issues. By bailing out failing companies, they reward unethical and unwise behavior while punishing the innocent and prolonging economic recovery. By setting up “one program fits all” standards for our children, they are leaving more students “left behind” than ever before. By over regulating the health care system, they have increased inflation adjusted health care costs 4x in just the last 40 years. These are just a few examples of government being the problem, not the solution. Decades of history tell us that increasing government involvement, and therefore taxes, strangles the economy, yet both sides of the aisle continue to offer another “program” to save us from the “crisis of the day.” NO, that is not the answer. The answer is to get the government out of the way and let Americans do what we do best! The history of America shows that capitalism and liberty created the greatest standard of living of any nation in earth’s history. In order to recover our economy and our jobs, we must go back to what made us great – individual liberty and capitalism.
Here is a video of Irion challenging the Constitutionality of Obamacare:

DONATE to Van Irion here!


RightKlik said...

Thanks for the post!

Wamp is vacating his seat and is running for governor in TN.

Hack said...

Thanks for the heads up! I didn't know that!

Longhaired Conservative said...

Linked you. Have a great weekend!