Hal Brown is challenging Jason Smith in the August 2, 2016 Republican primary in the Missouri 8th Congressional District.
Ike asked Hal about key positions on topics from the national debt, Fair Tax, immigration, term limits and healthcare to abortion, the Second Amendment, the “old boy” Washington system and elected officials keeping their promises.
Ike asked Hal about “bold moves” he is promising. Hal talked about pushing strongly for a budget balanced. He also talked about abolishing the IRS and the unmanageable mountain of tax regulations. Hal advocates the Fair Tax system.
Hal wants to take power away from Washington, D.C. and return it to Missouri and the other 49 states. Ike asked Hal about the Convention of States. Hal believes it will probably be necessary to properly codify the beliefs of the States on such issues as term limits and a balanced budget, among others.
Hal promises to hold town hall meetings all throughout his term to learn what his constituents are thinking. Ike pointed out how novel that would be!
Ike called Hal’s access to citizens during the campaign “unprecedented.”
Ike concluded the interview by talking directly into the camera to the viewers:
“I believe that Dr. Hal Brown would be the best person in the 8th Congressional District to take your views and your principles and your life and your prosperity to Washington D.C.; and try to bring that back to the people. [Then turning to Hal, Ike continued] I think you will be a good citizen legislator and I appreciate it.”