In recent newspaper interviews, Cannon gave as the most important reason to vote for him is that he understands how to deal with the Washington power structure. In other words, he knows how to play the game. For me, and for Jason Chaffetz, this is no game. Its our security, our liberty, and our money that Chris Cannon has helped to play fast and loose with for over a decade.
Here are a few other things I like about Chaffetz.
- Federalism: He believes that local government is generally better, that the Federal
Chris Cannon says he knows how to play the Washington game. For me, this is no game. Its our security, our liberty, and our money that Cannon has helped to play fast and loose with for over a decade.Government has broken far away from its Constitutional moorings, and that programs such as No Child Left Behind should be abolished. He sees that the Federal budget is bloated, that earmarks contribute to the problem, and that wasteful and unconstitutional spending need to be curbed dramatically.
- Energy Independence: Chaffetz supports being able to make ourselves independent by extracting our own petroleum from our own soil (so does Johnny-come-lately Cannon when it becomes a big issue). He supports nuclear energy, but opposes taking other peoples' nuclear waste. He opposes recent Cap and Trade legislation as a government power sweepstakes.
- Health Care: Chaffetz supports improving private access to Health Care, and he realizes that government is largely the problem with people's inability to get health insurance, and that the US does not have the resources to provide ineffective health care for everyone.
- Immigration: One of the highest priorities for the US is to protect US citizens. A border fence/wall will go a long way in solving this ignored problem.
Middle East. We must continue to protect our interests in the Middle East and help defend our allies in the region. This includes continuing to apply diplomatic pressure on rogue governments like Syria and Iran, promoting peace and democracy in Iraq, and insuring the defense and security of Israel.I disagree. We need to butt out of the Middle East, because we are causing most of the problems there. I wish in this regard that Chaffetz could see the sagacity of Ron Paul's position. But then again, not many people do.
I think Chris Cannon is a great guy. I just think we can do better in Congress. Jason Chaffetz will do better. That's why he's got my vote.