By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
To best get a sense of Senate candidate Chuck DeVore’s stance on local, national and international matters, the Weekly decided to ask him to reply to our questions via Twitter. Its 140-character limit forced DeVore to boil down complicated answers into easily digestible opinions. We commend Chuck for being game and encourage readers to ask him their own questions at twitter.com/chuckdevore.
@chuckdevore Gracias for letting me hear you speak. Now, the issues: energy policy?
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano More domestic energy production: modern nuclear power, oil and gas. Reduce reliance on imports. Conservation tax credits.
@chuckdevore Bigger threat: Commie China, nuclear Iran, borderless Mexico?
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano China, hands down. 5x population of U.S., economy soon to equal, then pass U.S., historical grievances against the West.
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano BTW, did you see my Big Hollywood piece on comedian Paul Rodriguez and CA’s water wars failed: http://tinyurl.com/cpreva.
@chuckdevore Paul is great! Which leads to the next question: water policy for CA?
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano California needs more water storage and more conveyance. Our jobs and prosperity are dependent on water.
@chuckdevore War on drugs good/bad: why?
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano Illegal drug use is down 25% in 30 years. In a welfare state legalizing drugs shifts resp. of bad decisions to taxpayers.
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano If you DMed me, I could write a few more characters, you name is so dang long.
@chuckdevore Haha. Live by technology, die by technology! Whither 12 million or so illegals?
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano Secure border 1st. Immigrants who follow rules mustn’t be behind people who cut. Pay fine, get in line and wait your turn.
@chuckdevore Public education.
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano Federal public ed. role hasn’t been entirely helpful. More local and state control. My wife’s a teacher; kids in public ed.
@chuckdevore Public transportation: good/bad?
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano Federal government should reduce role in public transit. If local areas want it, they should run it as they wish.
@chuckdevore The bailout . . .
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano I publicly opposed the bailouts. Tax money to Wall Street. Creates moral hazard. Must be penalty for failure. Inflationary.
@chuckdevore War on Terror?
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano Al-Qaeda must be destroyed. Eradicating terror as a tool for evil is distinct from eliminating the enemies that use it.
@chuckdevore Should gvmt. bother with ’roid scandal in bb?
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano Baseball should clean up its own act (ticket sales will drive this). Pols horn in on it because they love the spotlight.
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano Until we know when life really begins we need to give the unborn the benefit of the doubt. Gov. should not encourage it.
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano Let’s free U.S. farmers to grow industrial hemp, imported legally from 30+ nations. Hemp makes textiles & food supplements.
@chuckdevore Final one: gay marriage?
chuckdevore@GustavoArellano Marriage is between 2 eligible people of the opposite sex. Elton John said: marriage is for heteros, civil unions for gays.