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Clint Diddier

Clint Diddier

Here’s a name some of my readers might know:  Clint Didier.  Didier (R-Redskins) is running for US Senate from Washington State against Patty Murray.  He needs to win the primary, set for August 17.

Didier played for the Redskins in at least one Super Bowl; I’ll let the readers sort out the football details but his bio says he was a 12th round draft pick.  12th rounders usually have a short pro career.  Didier beat the odds.

His positions on the issues are great.  I like this quote to start with on Didier’s web site:

Our founders were wise men who laid out the original “game plan” for America – our Constitution – based on their knowledge of thousands of years of world history. The issues we face today cannot be properly addressed without first recognizing and honoring this document. We became the most prosperous nation in world history because of this profound new governing concept.

Didier is a constitutionalist:

As your U.S. Senator, my first question on every bill that comes before me will be – Is it authorized under the U. S. Constitution? If not, it will get my NAY vote.

We need a Senator NO!  Some more Didier “hits”:

No nation has been more inventive and creative than America. Our ability to create, coupled with our industrial might, is unmatched in the annals of history. Free enterprise made this happen. This governing philosophy made America the most prosperous nation ever, fostered individual liberty, and, at the same time, raised the standard of living and economic vitality of the entire world.

Didier is a staunch non-interventionist:

America cannot be the world’s police force. The sheer expense of quartering troops in over a hundred nations is depleting our wealth and our national spirit. It was the collective wisdom of our Founders that we lead by example. Is it our place to tell other nations how to manage their affairs, or dictate their form of government?

It is NOT our place to do so!  Even better, Didier believes in a SOVEREIGN US!

While great importance should always be attached to sitting down with other nations to work out differences, I will never vote to sell out our sovereignty through approval of any United Nations treaty that usurps our Constitution. I believe the United Nations has failed in its original mission and has now become a promoter of collective-socialism that stands in sharp contrast to America’s ideal of individual liberty. I would like to see the United States out of the United Nations, and the United Nations out of the United States.

AMEN!  Preach it, Clint!  I am just sorry you did not stay in Virginia!  On education, Didier is right on again:

Presently dollars sent back to Washington for programs such as transportation or education, come back to us at approximately $0.35 cents on the dollar. When the U. S. Dept. of Education was first instituted, we were ranked in the top ten academically among industrial nations. Today we rank 33rd. What good has that done us?  With few exceptions, needed programs can be implemented much more efficiently at the State or local level.

Didier is for repealing Obamacare, against amnesty and favors the right to bear arms for the right reasons:

Our founders stated many times, and in many places, an armed citizenry is the last line of defense against tyranny.

After experiencing a dreadful fight for freedom, they knew this to be true.

With stands like these, it is no surprise that Ron Paul has ENDORSED Clint Didier for US Senate from Washington State.  For whatever it’s worth, I do too.  If you can help him, try to do so.  There is an establishment candidate and again the tea party/Ron Paul libertarians need to unite and arise to support constitutionalist candidates that can win.  I am seeing blog support.  Didier can win the general election.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)


  1. Egon says:

    I don’t see why Ron Paul endorsed Didier.

    Your quotes are out of context and fragmentary.

    On defense, read these words from the very site you quoted:

    “I support maintaining a strong, modern and well-equipped military for the defense of our nation. We need to return to the Reagan Policies of peace through strength. We need to make it clear that we do not intend to dominate others nor referee global conflicts, but will defend American citizens and their interests anywhere in the world without hesitation or fear. ”

    The Reagan philosophy “Peace Through Strength” essentially meant conducting endless covert military operations in Central America, policing the Levant, and overthrowing the Grenadan government in the Caribbean. Clint Didier is far from a non-interventionist. What do you think Ronald Ernest Paul would say when pressed about this issue?

    Also, take a look at Didier’s views on social issues:

    “I am pro-life – from conception until natural death.”

    “Regarding marriage, I am not willing to throw out 4,000 years of core traditional marriage to assuage the wishes of a few. I believe marriage is between one man and one woman and should remain so for the sake of children and the perpetuation of the traditional family unit.”

    I believe that Ron Paul would disagree with Didier on both of these issues. First off, it is true that Ron is pro-life; but he supports allowing the states to deal with the issue of abortion, where it constitutionally belongs. Secondly, Ron Paul doesn’t even support state-sanctioned marriage. Giving man-woman pairs special legal privileges is hardly in the libertarian tradition of Ron Paul.

    In short, Clint really isn’t that great.

    • Egon:

      I am glad you came to read the blog and write such a great comment! But I would say your debate is with Cong. Paul not with me.

      The support of the Reagan position is not necessarily inconsistent with non-intervention. Fighting communism in the Cold War is a different situation than nation-building and meddling when it is not in America’s best interest. Cong. Paul supported Reagan as far back as 1976.

      Cong. Paul is pro-life and also supported DOMA with a clause denying the federal courts any authority to strike it down. I would not say either Didier position is inconsistent with Paul’s position. The pro-life position as well as the pro-choice position are both manistream positions in libertarian circles.

      Thanks again for coming.

      Sandy Sanders


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