“We had rabbits when we needed tigers.” — Ronald Reagan writing in his diary of congressional Republicans
LLPH Endorsed Mark Walker (R-NC 6 CAND)
LLPH is proud to announce our endorsement of Mark Walker for North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District. Mark Walker has impressed us by his ability to gain grassroots support, and we hope that Congressman Coble will consider retiring. We applaud Rep. Coble’s long time of service, but we believe that a new voice is needed. Rep. Coble has voted for debt ceiling increases, kicking the can down the road continuing resolutions, and it is simply time for a new voice in congress.
Mark Walker is the man for the job:
On Entitlements: We have to change our entire qualification system for welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, and a host of other social programs. At the same time, we must teach those who abuse the system that there exists a more productive quality way of life.
On Taxes: We must reduce the overbearing corporate taxes on small and large businesses while offering tax cuts with incentives for companies who return jobs to the United States. We need to increase small-business opportunities by reducing the ever-growing restrictions. We need immediate legislation that allows any business to opt out of the job-killing Affordable Care Act. This unconstitutional legislation is adding another trillion dollars to the backs of our people.
On the IRS: The time has arrived to either simplify the tax code and rework, or even replace, the entire Internal Revenue Service.
On Cutting Spending:
This is where Washington talks a good game but fails to produce results. Our representatives must have the fortitude to stand up and make the difficult decisions. Passing the buck from one side of the aisle to the other has accomplished nothing. From the Department of Education to the Affordable Care Act, the federal government is breaking the backs of the American people.
So, how can we encourage congressional members to make the courageous choices? One of the immediate strategies is to implement term limits. Washington is a vortex of power and corruption, and is designed to make long-lasting political careers built on “inside-the-beltway” deals.
Ineffective incumbents are difficult to remove because of the establishment’s campaign funding. If elected, I will propose a twelve-year limit on all members elected to Congress. This would amount to six House terms and two Senate terms. I believe this is an effective way to reduce the temptation of selling out the American people. I believe I can represent the people of the 6th district without compromising my principles.
On Education: In October 1979, President Carter drove Congress to form the new Department of Education. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan attempted to eliminate the Department of Education; however, Capitol Hill suffocated the attempt. After thirty-three years, the results on the Department of Education are in and they’re dismal. The Department of Education is ineffective and has little to show for the billions of taxpayer’s dollars.
On the Sanctity of Life: We must defund Planned Parenthood now! Since 1972, the American taxpayer has provided six billion dollars to an organization that has single-handedly ended the lives of millions of babies. Over the last few years, we’ve begun to take positive steps in winning this four-decade battle. I will work diligently to pass legislation that clearly states that all life begins at conception.
On Foreign Aid: America remains the most philanthropic country in the entire world. Our giving to both domestic and international disasters is second to none. However, our government should be restricted in providing billions of dollars to nations who abhor our heritage and our freedoms. I would propose legislation to revoke the executive branch’s privilege to distribute monies to any country without a two-thirds majority vote of both houses. It’s time to tighten the purse strings and get our fiscal house in order.
Note: This is an excellent solution for the foreign aid situation in our country!
On Debt Ceiling: A national debt of 17 trillion is a direct reflection on the out of control spending that is Washington. Why bother to have a debt ceiling if it requires such little effort to raise. It is irresponsible and our congress should hold the line and refuse to raise the debt ceiling until a balanced budget agreement is met. The debt ceiling has become nothing more than a political football to intimidate house members over a potential default. The administration was not accurate when suggesting that the world was supposed to end at the sequester and then again at the shutdown…
On Continuing Resolutions: I believe that if we don’t get our fiscal house in order, we are setting ourselves up for a crash that could be disastrous. The continuing resolution to “kick the can down the road” provides the easy way out for a congress not willing to address the impending fiscal crisis. We must demand more. If we don’t get our fiscal house in order we are faced with generations of debt which has a direct impact on our national security, in my opinion.
On Patriot Act/NSA: I would not vote for the Patriot Act in its current form. It was a piece of legislation placed into law less than two months after 9/11. Based on emotion, it allowed the Federal govt. to overreach its boundaries. The Patriot Act expires in 2015 and I would vote against any reinstatement. Yes. we need to constantly watch for terrorist activities but not at the sacrifice of our personal liberty.
Here’s his introduction video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQs0hFjNbJA
Mark Walker is an awesome man. He is ready to be a TIGER Republican…the exact kind of leader that we need to take the fight to the establishment Republicans in Washington D.C. He’s not a career politician…he’s a pastor and a businessman. He is ready to help restore our nation and we are so honored to support his campaign.
Here’s his website and please help send this strong conservative to Washington D.C.: http://walker4nc.com/