Heads up Nebraska, you have an excellent Tea Party candidate running for U.S. Senate!
Meet Ben Sasse (@Sasse4Senate)
Ben has spent his career not as a politician but as a crisis manager and turnaround expert. At age 37, he became President of Midland University and turned the University from the verge of bankruptcy to the fastest growing institution in each of the last four years.
Mark Levin and @GunOwners in #NESen Endorsements!
Listen to Mark Levin interview Ben Sasse below:
Catch this cover page with the National Review Sasse mentioned during the Levin interview and read the full article here:
@GunOwners in #NESen Endorsement
The Senate Conservatives Fund has also endorsed Ben Sasse.
On the Issues (From his campaign site)
Immigration – “The Federal Government’s primary responsibility is to protect Americans from enemies foreign and domestic. The American people are not safe unless we know who is entering and leaving our country. Neither Party has been willing to get serious about border security, dating back to the mid-80s when a Republican president agreed to amnesty in exchange for promises of securing the border later. It never happened.” Read his full statement here.
Constitution – “Ben Sasse knows that we here in Nebraska have far more to teach Washington, DC than Washington has to teach us. The Framers of our Constitution understood that wisdom flowed from the governed to the government—not the other way around. This is built into the structure of our Constitutional order in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments” Read more on his Constitution position here.
Second Amendment – “The Second Amendment affirms the rights of Americans to protect their families and property. This right pre-dates Government and is inviolable. Ben will fight to protect this and our other most basic freedoms. The Second Amendment unambiguously states that citizens have a fundamental right to “keep and bear arms” and that this right ‘shall not be infringed.'” Read the remainder of his statement here.
National Security – “The primary role of the Federal Government is to protect our citizens from enemies foreign and domestic. The United States should continue to maintain the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen. Federal spending should reflect these priorities. We should approach national security with a healthy skepticism of foreign entanglements, only engaging when it is in our vital national interest. Once the decision has been made to engage, we should act with overwhelming force to decimate our enemies.”
Part of candidate vetting must include flags on the play. In the interest of full-disclosure, they are discussed below. Hopefully, Sasse will address these in the near future.
Concern 1 – Ben Sasse has been endorsed by Paul Ryan. We all know that Paul Ryan is pushing amnesty for illegal aliens, his tight connection to John Boehner, how Ryan fought against the government shutdown and voted repeatedly to fund Obamacare.
Concern 2 – Ben Sasse’s mention of Rand Paul. Although not an endorsement, recent comments from Rand Paul sound further alarm bells. Paul stated that Republicans need to “agree to disagree on social issues”. From the Washington Post: “The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who don’t want to be festooned by those issues.” There are other very serious concerns about Rand Paul, not the least of which is his open borders and pro-amnesty stance as well as his ‘head in the sand’ approach to foreign policy.
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