I got an email tonight that directed me to the Mike Lameyer interview, which was conducted on Saturday. It’s a 30 minute interview. Like a lot of people, I was like “ugh, 30 minutes…I don’t want to spend 30 minutes watching a video.” I watched it anyway, and I am so glad I did.
Through my involvement with SF912, I’ve met and gotten to know Mike a bit on a personal level. I’ve also been reading his book. As a result, I’ve decided he’s one of those rare individuals that I don’t think anyone that knows him would say, “I don’t like him.” Sort of like Sara Lee. At the end of the day, he’s a very likable guy, not to mention, very accomplished.
I have to admit that before watching the video, I had a pretty good handle on his political views. But it was refreshing to hear what he had to say to the panel. There’s no pie in the sky nonsense in what he said. On every issue that was brought up, Mike stated the obvious, didn’t mince words, and had plain English, common sense answers. What I liked the best was his promise that no matter the issue, he would look at it based upon its adherence to the US Constitution and the Florida Constitution, and if it didn’t meet constitutional muster, he would do what he had to do to stop it at that point.
He used the new “Health Care Bill” as one example. This bill attempts to force the citizenry to buy a product/service from an entity, (in this case, the government) which is unconstitutional. He recognizes that the 10th amendment prohibits this and would lead the charge in the Florida Senate.
I don’t live in Mike’s district, and by the way, it literally stretches coast to coast in Florida, but if I did, he’d have my vote hands down, and I hope he has yours.