Skip to comments.Former Congressman Virgil Goode to Address Constitution Party National Meeting
Posted on 04/03/2009 1:48:12 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Hon. Virgil Goode
Former Congressman Virgil Goode represented the 5th congressional district of Virginia from 1997 to 2009.Congressman Goode was elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1996. In 2000 he became an independent, then switched to the Republican Party in 2002. He supported GOP presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul in 2008. The same year he lost his bid for re-election to Congress by only 727 votes.
Here's what Goode says about:
Immigration: Illegal immigration must stop. Our borders must be secure. I have supported and cosponsored legislation to stop illegal aliens, terrorists, drug smugglers, and other criminals from coming across our Southern border. We need to utilize troops, fences, and other measures to stop the invasion from Mexico. Illegal immigration costs the United States taxpayers billions every year through increased health care costs, social service utilizations, emergency room fees, prison expenses, and in other areas. I support legislation to end the "anchor baby" immigration law loophole.
English as the Official Language: I continue to support English as the official language of the United States of America.
Tax Reductions and Fairness: I support and have voted to terminate the current IRS Code at a date determined in the future so it can be replaced with something simpler and more just.
Public Education: Washington should not be running our local school systems. We need to leave local education decisions to the states and localities.
International Relations: I oppose the placement of our Armed Forces under United Nations command. We need to curtail expenditures to the World Bank, the IMF, and to many foreign nations.
North American Union: We need to block any union between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The sovereignty of the United States must be preserved.
Trade: Agreements like NAFTA and the trade provisions in fast track authorization lead to the erosion of this country's vital manufacturing base. I do not favor international trade agreements such as these that result in a loss of American sovereignty and jobs.
Virgil Goode will be introduced by Constitution Party Founder and three time Presidential nominee, Howard Phillips.
For registration and hotel reservation information concerning for 2009 Spring National Committee Meeting of the Constitution Party please visit: http://www.constitutionparty.com/view_events.php.
Ron Paul ping!
Will he be running again in ‘10 for the Virginia U.S. House seat that he was just closely defeated in?
Is the constitution party large enough to be considered “mainstream” by any stretch of the imagination?
No, but they could be IF they started at the grassroots level instead of just the “top level” of offices every 2 years.
They do field candidates at the local and state level.
Really? How many and where? Never in Maine that I know of. Having a bunch of State Legislators in a number of States would be a good base. I think I heard of one State Legislator out west somewhere. Fill me in.
I don't have specific locations, but candidates are fielded across the country.
Never in Maine that I know of.
That explains why you're not seeing them. ROFL
Having a bunch of State Legislators in a number of States would be a good base. I think I heard of one State Legislator out west somewhere. Fill me in.
Well when your candidates have inadequate media coverage and funds it's kind of hard to get elected to positions anywhere.
Ron Paul Ping!
...Bravo, Con. Goode...
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