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The Las Vegas Review-Journal interviewed Ed when he ran for Congress. Here is how he answered their questions:
Q. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the health and economic stability of Nevadans. What congressional action(s) would you seek to help rebuild the state's economy while also protecting the health of its residents?
A. As a Congressman how might I improve the economy for Nevadans without endangering their health? For starters, The United States is the Constitutional Republic with specific restraints on the federal government. The last time I read it there was nothing in the constitution about the government's obligation for the citizen's health. The federal government is specifically limited to those powers given to it in the constitution as expressed so well by the tenth amendment ** which states: if we the citizens didn't give it to you to manage in here then Stay out of it! My wording. The feds have no business in our health responses. Let the states and individual businesses decide what they want to do to protect themselves. It may sound harsh but that is the way it is designed.
Q. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Congress to pass reform legislation that has dramatically increased the budget deficit and the overall national debt. Do you believe the overall debt is a serious problem for the country going forward, and what specific steps would you take to avoid increasing deficits and debts going forward?
A. As I mentioned above, Congress is largely using the virus to create a problem for the people and then try to look like heroes for fixing the problem with our own money. It would be good for the people to remember that no government can ever give anything to the people that it does not first take from the people. One of life's simple truths.
Q. What do you believe is the best way to break the apparent gridlock between Republicans and Democrats in Washington so that Congress can return to functioning under regular order?
A. The gridlock will be eliminated when the members of both parties start thinking in terms of the Constitutional restraints on the federal government and act for the citizenry's good, not the parties. They can start by following our constitutional restraints and stay out of those areas kept for the individual states and citizens' ingenuity. For the citizens, gridlock is good because while congress is gridlocked, they are not spending our money, and remember every law Congress passes restricts someone’s freedom in some way.
** 10th Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Recently, Ed was interviewed by The Veterans In Politics International. To hear his interview, please click on the link. Please note that this will take you out of Ed's website.