OH-15: Stivers’ Conservative Challenger is Quite Unserious
James Nash of The Columbus Dispatch reports that in the 15th District, Steve Stivers has a pro-life challenger.
And that would be just fine with me, but Nash didn’t mention how, even though David Ryon is certainly right-wing, Ryon’s website screams: “Don’t take me seriously!”
For example, here are the key points from Ryon’s issues page which makes me think he is more of a libertarian Paultard than a candidate willing to offer Stivers a serious challenge on social issues:
-Roll back spending in order to start paying off our $10+ Trillion dollar debt, abolish the Federal Reserve, and restore the gold standard.
-Right-size our federal government by getting rid of the Department of Energy, IRS, and Department of Homeland Security.
-Vote against a National ID Card and against the formation of a North American Union and vote for strengthen individual States rights.
-The one addition to government I would support is the creation of the Department of Peace and Non-Violence as a cabinet-level department of the executive branch as proposed by our founding father Benjamin Rush.
Would the most conservative members of the US House who aren’t named “Ron Paul”- ie, Jim Jordan, Jeff Flake, Mike Pence, Ed Royce – launch their campaigns by standing with the John Birch Society on the North American Union conspiracy and endorsing Dennis Kucinich’s Department of Peace? NO!
And Ryon is involved in social networks, too. For example, on Twitter he spends time having one-sided conversations with C-SPAN, soft rocker John Mayer, and Ellen DeGeneres. weird.
In the 15th District, the battle will be between two pro-abortion candidates who disagree on the use of public dollars to fund abortion. This is hardly an ideal situation, but Ryon is not a legitimate conservative alternative.
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