By Gustavo Arellano
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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.