Actions taken by Congress and signed into law by Presidents G. W. Bush and Obama, such as the Patriot Act, the Patriot Act II, and the latest National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), take away too many rights from average Americans in order to address the actions of a relatively small number of extremists around the world. I believe that the powers these acts have given our government are far too overreaching and should be reduced. No American citizen on US soil should be denied due process regardless of how much the government thinks such persons are dangerous.
Military spending has spiraled out of control. We spend more on our military than all the other nations around the world combined. Let me restate this. If you add the amount every other country spends on their military, it’s still a smaller number than what we spend on ours. This is insanely out of balance. Responsible cuts must be considered and decided upon.
My opponent, Walters, supported NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts (Accountability in Contracting Act; Bill H R 1362). Walters supported YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill (Bill introduced by Lewis, R-CA; Bill HR 2561). She is not fighting for WE the People. She is fighting for her Wall Street and Billionaire Class Military Industrial Complex campaign contributors. See which industries are Walters' largest contributors here!
Walters’ Voting/Support Record:
- NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts (Accountability in Contracting Act; Bill H R 1362)
- YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill (Bill introduced by Lewis, R-CA; Bill HR 2561)
- NOT standing up for WE the People
Varasteh’s Congressional Pledge:
- Government out of our private lives
- Amend NDAA & Patriot Act by stripping away government’s overreach into our private lives and never allow them to become permanent
- Cut unnecessary waste in our military spending
- Restrict no-bid defense contracts
- Standing up for WE the People
- Not for sale