Lib­er­tar­ian Shawn House

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

House, 53, lives in Columbia, Lan­caster County. He is a 1982 grad­u­ate of Oc­torara High School and a grad­u­ate of DeVry University with a ma­jor in in­stru­men­tal in­for­ma­tion. He is em­ployed in the hemp in­dus­try, a crop that has many uses in­clud­ing tex­tiles, pa­per, rope, bed­ding, oil and cannabis (mar­i­juana). He is also chair­man of the Penn­syl­va­nia Lib­er­tar­ian Party.

“I want to speak for the in­di­vid­u­als,” he said, and added that it in­cludes the right to grow mar­i­juana in their yard and con­trol their own use of it.

He ac­knowl­edges the size and di­ver­sity of the 16th District, which in­cludes small busi­nesses, agri­cul­ture and in­dus­try, many of which em­ploy im­mi­grant la­bor. While the is­sue of im­mi­gra­tion looms large on the na­tional scene, House said, “We are a coun­try of im­mi­grants... Let them come in and ap­ply (for doc­u­men­ta­tion )... I’ m not into build­ing walls.”

When House looks at the po­lit­i­cal grid­lock be­tween po­lit­i­cal par­ties and the pres­i­dent in Congress, he said there are too many “Coke and Pepsi is­sues.” He said he wants Congress to have the author­ity to con­trol mil­i­tary force, but there are other mat­ters that should be in the hands of in­di­vid­u­als. He said too many de­ci­sions are made by rep­re­sen­ta­tives who are hooked up with phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and other busi­nesses.

He added that if in­di­vid­u­als had more money to con­trol them­selves rather than sup­port­ing the So­cial Se­cu­rity and taxes, they would be more able to save for their own re­tire­ments as they chose.

In ad­dress­ing the threats of en­e­mies on the in­ter­na­tional scene, in­clud­ing ISIS, he said, that the United States has cre­ated its own en­e­mies.

As for ed­u­ca­tion, House said he likes the clas­sics and ad­vo­cates for chil­dren to learn to solve prob­lems. He fa­vors the abo­li­tion of the fed­eral De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion and likes the idea of home-school­ing.

In sum­mary, he said le­gal­iz­ing hemp and cut­ting out govern­ment waste are his ma­jor is­sues.

Shawn House

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