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11-19-2015, 11:14 AM
Congressman Brings Real Experiences to Government Class

U.S. Congressman Justin Amash gave Thornapple Kellogg High School government students the straight scoop on being a Congressman and may have inspired a few to have an interest in politics.

Amash told students it's important for him to stick to his morals and continue working to make the process better.

"We need to eliminate obsolete laws and we need to openly debate the big issues. My principles don't change. I'm for limited government, individual freedoms, and upholding the constitution," said Amash.

His talk intrigued some students.

"It was really great to get to actually hear from someone who is there. It's like real and not just out of a book," said senior Jacob Gipe who said he may have an interest in politics someday himself.



12-02-2015, 03:17 PM
Dear Congressman: Love the Beard, But Not the System (http://www.schoolnewsnetwork.org/index.php/2015-16/dear-congressman-love-beard-not-system/)

Amash chairs the House Liberty Caucus and is on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Civil liberty issues are "first and foremost" to him, and he's adamant about following the Constitution. "If something's not part of it, I can't vote for it," he said.

Students got a chance to ask Amash questions after he gave a brief talk. They included:

What does he think of Donald Trump's campaign?
Does he like his job?
Would he ever consider a presidential bid?
What is the process for becoming a representative?

His answers: Trump is "entertainment." The job's stressful. And, yes, he may someday consider a presidential bid, but not now. "I don't think you should rule anything out if you're interested in public service," Amash said.

As for how to become a representative, he said winning an election isn't as much about voting for a politician because of his or her beliefs, but more about drilling your name into voters' heads.
More: http://www.schoolnewsnetwork.org/index.php/2015-16/dear-congressman-love-beard-not-system/

12-06-2015, 03:55 AM
Lmao is half of the article about his beard? Really?