It has been a while since I have conducted a political interview with a candidate of public office. Ahead of the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, you can expect a couple more in the coming months.
Over at LibertyNation.com, I spoke with Libertarian Party 27th Congressional District of Texas candidate Daniel Tinus.
The interview was primarily about foreign policy, but we discussed three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul and if the party is ready for 2018.
Here is an excerpt:
Over the last 60 years, the U.S. government has been eager to send young men and women to the deserts of the Middle East, the jungles of Asia, and the remote lands of Africa to fight conflicts that do not threaten the nation’s security. These costly battles, whether in Iraq or Vietnam, have resulted in immense and tragic death tolls. Considering that only one-fifth of the representatives and senators on Capitol Hill are retired military veterans, perhaps it is time that there are more voices from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and other branches heard in Washington – men and women who have witnessed first-hand the hells of the previous administration’s foreign policy.
Daniel Tinus, an Army veteran who served in North Africa and the Middle East, is looking to lend his voice to Capitol Hill and represent the 27th Congressional District of Texas.
Tinus has the credentials: a family man (married for 33 years, three children, and two grandchildren), an active community leader, a fiscal conservative, a civil libertarian, and a strict constitutionalist. This would be the resume of a frontrunner, but Tinus may have one obstacle in his path to the Capitol Building: he is a Libertarian Party candidate.
Libertarians have never elected a member to Congress –the party presently has 158 officeholders across the country. Tinus is attempting to be the first sitting Libertarian at the federal level. Is it achievable? Tinus is optimistic, adhering to the old adage of “all politics is local,” though his sanguinity would have been greater if he had the support of Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), who endorsed Michael Cloud, a Republican.
Liberty Nation spoke with Tinus about Ron Paul, foreign policy, President Donald Trump, and his party’s chances of making history in November’s midterm elections.
You can read the rest here.