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10-22-2008, 05:44 PM
More Like Him, Please (http://www.theagitator.com/2008/10/22/more-like-him-please/)

I give you Republican B.J. Lawson (http://www.lawsonforcongress.com/), who is challenging incumbent Democratic Rep. David Price to represent North Carolina’s 4th District in Congress.

Looking down Lawson’s list of issue positions (http://www.lawsonforcongress.com/issues/), I had a hard time finding one where I’d disagree with him. He’s fiscally conservative, generally anti-war, favors ending drug prohibition, and pro civil liberties. He thinks members of Congress should actually read the legislation they vote on (imagine that!), and favors limiting bills to one topic to prevent sweeteners and poison pills. He opposes the PATRIOT Act, is against a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, opposes the financial bailout, and is against the death penalty. He favors low taxes, rollbacks on federal regulation, wants to end the income tax, and wants to repeal Sarbanes-Oxley.

GOP, meet your future. Or at least what ought to be your future, if you know what’s good for you.