Today we are honored to have Ben Quayle answer our questions. Mr. Quayle is not only the son of former-Vice President Dan Quayle, but a politician as well. Ben Quayle is running for Congress in Arizona's 3rd District; he is also an accomplished attorney. Feel free to check out his campaign site here. I'd like to personally thank Mr. Quayle for an excellent interview:
Mr. Quayle, why are you the best choice for Arizona's Third District?
I am not a career politician. I am not going to Washington to rub elbows with lobbyists. I will represent our conservative values in the 3rd district with integrity and energy.
What plans do you have to help the United States health care system?
First, we have to repeal Obamacare. We don't need more burdens on business and bureaucrats making decisions that doctors and patients should be making. We need real reform and lower costs. We need to allow Americans to purchase insurance across State lines. We need tort reform to prevent frivolous lawsuits from driving up costs. We need to allow Americans to choose their own coverage and make insurance companies compete for their business.
What are your feelings on illegal immigration? How can we fix it?
The first priority is to secure the border. President Obama and Speaker Pelosi have failed in their responsibility to protect us. They have made a greater political effort to bring the masterminds of 9/11 to the United States than they have to keep drug smugglers, illegal aliens, and would-be terrorists out of the United States. We need border security now.
Your father was Vice President under George H.W. Bush. What lessons about politics have you learned from him?
I learned the value of integrity, discipline, and hard work from my father. Politics can be tough, but you have to stand up for what is right, stay focused, and get the job done.
If elected, would you consider a run for President in several years, be it 2012 or later?
My only ambition in politics is to represent the 3rd district and meet the challenges to our country we face today. I am not a career politician, and this job isn't a stepping stone. We have get this country on the right track: get spending under control, secure the border and restore America's leadership in the world. That's what I am focused on.
Are there any important issues that you believe that the Administration is ignoring?
I think the national debt and the continuing deficit is the greatest challenge we face and the Administration and Congress are do worse than ignoring it, they are making it worse with the reckless spending spree that they are on. We need to cut spending now before we become Greece.
Would you like to add anything?
Thank you for allowing me to post on your site. To all your readers, I urge you to get involved in this election. Find a conservative to support and work hard to elect that person. This is a critical election. We have stark choice: Democrats, Debt, dependency and decline or Republicans, prosperity, traditional values and national strength. We can take our country back.