Congress: James Smack

Name: James Smack

Age: 41

Phone number and campaign Web site: www.JamesSmack.com

Education: BS from University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Profession: Pawn Shop Manager

Political experience: None

Please write a short biography of yourself (you might include such things as birthplace, career, community involvement, family, etc.):

I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved frequently due to my father being a military contractor. After graduation from the University of Massachusetts, I have been in management my entire career in either Retail, Sales, or Hotel Management. I have been married for eight years to my wife Vicki, and we have no children but five dogs. I am a member of the Stillwater Firearms Association, the National Rifle Association, and volunteer for the Churchill Animal Welfare Society. My wife and I reside in Fallon.

Have you ever been arrested? No.

What will be your top two or three priorities if elected?

I would use the Constitution as my guide for voting on all legislation presented to Congress.

I would sponsor legislation to eliminate the Brady Background Check for firearm purchases.

I would consistently vote to reduce taxes, with the eventual goal being the elimination of the Federal Income Tax.

What if anything should Congress do to address climbing gas prices?

We should start drilling immediately offshore and in ANWR, as well as build more refineries as soon as possible. Furthermore, we need to stop printing more money every time we need to pay for something as the Federal Government. Rather, we need to stabilize or even decrease the money supply. There is a relation for every 1% our dollar falls against the Euro, oil increases about $4 a barrel, so we must shore up our currency.

What if anything should Congress do to address illegal immigration?

Immediately secure our Southern and Northern borders with a fence backed up by Border Patrol and Federal Troops that are brought home from our bases overseas. It also is time to "roll up the welcome mat" by ending social security benefits, free healthcare, free education and housing benefits for illegals. Birthright citizenship should only be extended when at least one parent is in our country legally.

Would you vote to formally establish English as the national language, and

require its exclusive use in all public institutions and on all public material? Yes.

Do you believe the United States should maintain its troop levels in Iraq? No.

What do you believe should be done about the Iraq situation?

We should be working to bring all of our troops home as soon as possible, but be safe and smart about it so as not to put our troops at risk. I would like to see this happen in a matter of months, not years. We should not establish any kind of permanent force in Iraq, nor should we have bases in any other country as well. We cannot afford an empire of bases in over 100 countries.

What measures, if any, do you think the U.S. should take to address global

warming?

Encourage private investment in alternative energy, but not at the expense of the American taxpayer. End all subsidies to the coal and oil industries provided by the Federal Government.

Should workers be allowed to invest a portion of their payroll tax in

private accounts that they manage themselves? Yes.

What else would you like voters to know about your ideas and qualifications?

I would bring a fresh, definite Washington outsider perspective to Congress. No more politics as usual! I have had no money come into my campaign from PACs or lobbyists, rather 100% of the donations to my campaign have been from Liberty Minded individuals like myself that want to see a new direction in Washington. When I get to Washington as Nevada's Congressman, I will not be owned by any group and will be free of the strings that tie down so many of our leaders.

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