B.J. Lawson’s Positions
On the war, Lawson says, “We need an orderly and immediate military withdrawal from Iraq.” He opposes H Con Res 362, the bill that would impose a blockade of Iran, which would likely be taken as an act of war by the Iranian government.
He supports the American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007. This would stop the president from denying people the right to a fair trial.
He would help the economy by limiting the ability of Congress to pass unconstitutional spending measures and require that bills contain only one subject, and must be read in their entirety by any congressmen voting on it.
He favors getting rid of the IRS, but opposes the Fair Tax because it would “provide a tax hike with every inflationary increase in your gas and grocery bill.” The only correct course of action, in his opinion, is to stop wasteful spending. Lawson supports the Honest Money Act which would restore currency backed up by gold and silver.
He would also “work to stop unconstitutional federal mandates that require states provide social services to undocumented aliens, eliminate welfare-state incentives that encourage illegal immigration, physically secure the border, and enforce existing visa laws.”
He supports measures that would return control of the schools to state and local governments, which would include getting rid of the U.S. Department of Education.
He said, “I am strongly pro-life, and view protection of life as the primary role of government.” He supports the Sanctity of Life Act of 2007 and the We the People Act.
David Eugene Price’s positions
Lawson’s opponent David Eugene Price believes that partial birth abortions should be legal. He complains about President Bush’s legacy of leaving the nation with higher debt and deficits, but yet he indicates in this survey question that he would increase spending in almost every area including the much maligned No Child Left Behind program, a universal healthcare program, foreign aid, and federally funded welfare. He would require that crimes based on sexual orientation be prosecuted as federal hate crimes and would include sexual orientation in federal anti-discrimination laws. Like B.J., he is against the war in Iraq.