Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Endorsement: Mike Hymes for Southern District Board of Supervisor's Race

The two videos below were recorded in Pocahontas, Virginia at the Labor Day celebration there. The top video is Democrat Mike Hymes, my pick for the Southern District BOS. Below is GOP candidate Dallas Sparks.

Hymes is the incumbent. He's served his district and the county well on the Board.

Sparks is the scariest candidate I've heard in a while. He told the crowd in Pocahontas that he wants to help "take America back." He didn't say from whom (probably radicals like me). He also talked about his job as a gun safety instructor and about how God helped craft the 2nd Amendment (dealing with the right to own a gun) - which may be true (I own several guns), but if I was looking for parts of the Bill of Rights to connect God to, they would be the parts about free speech, freedom of religion, due process, and protection against unreasonable search. In an elected office that has mostly to do with managing the county, I don't know how Sparks will "help take America back" and I'm not sure how (if he got elected) his position on the Board of Supervisors would help him protect America's gun rights.

Sparks struck me as a nut case. But you watch the videos and see what you think...

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