Pahrump resident Wayne J. Villines, a staunch constitutionalist, is seeking the Fourth Congressional District seat currently held by fellow Republican Cresent Hardy.
Villines said he will provide 100 percent constituent representation, all the while holding fast to the U.S. Constitution.
Villines noted that in order to fix what he termed as a broken and depressed economy, one must know why it is broken.
“The primary fault for our current bad economic situation belongs squarely upon the shoulders of the Democrats, and yes, the Republicans too, that serve and have served as U.S. representatives and senators at least as far back as 1971.”
Villines has crafted two constitutional amendment proposals which he believes can address some of the problems associated with government.
“You can find them at my website, waynejvillines.com,” he said. “One would allow us to terminate federal politicians if need be and the other is to place control on our currency so the government cannot just print whenever the politicians want to.”
Villines also spoke to the issue of immigration.
He noted that he does support a plan for amnesty.
“I do support an amnesty idea for the illegal immigrants, however, I do believe there should be a penalty associated with their going around the legal means of entry to our nation,” he said. “We also need to be more compassionate to their situations. Sorry, but a border fence will only keep the lesser threats out. The larger threats will find other ways to enter and endanger our lives, such as the stupid sympathy of posturing Democrats.”
Villines also provided his thoughts on southern Nevada’s water issues and similar issues facing Americans across the nation.
“If you believe that our nation’s water crisis is real, such that we don’t have enough, then why are there areas that are being reported as flooding almost every year?” he said. “First, creation of a water redirection system that can take water from flooding areas to areas that are not so blessed would be a start.”
During a recent speech at the Nye County Republican Convention, Villines said he was surprised at the apparent lack of representation by both elected officials and candidates back in March.
“I noticed that all the Nevada state and federal candidates for Congress were a no-show,” he said. “There is no other political activity going on in the state that should have prevented political candidates from going. Senator Heck sent a representative of his campaign but did not show up himself.”
Villines, a self-described “couch politician,” said he has a plan to rebuild Nevada’s economy, which he will formally announce before June’s primary election.
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