I did not have to imply anything about your interest in the Constitution. Your own words took care of that. "Enough about the constitution!" Those are your words not mine. If it makes me a jerk to infer that you don't like the Constitution if it gets in the way of your political objectives, then I guess I am a jerk.
As an attorney practicing in the federal courts I have sworn an oath to protect and uphold the Constitution. I take that oath very seriously. It certainly isn't a matter of convenience to be side-stepped whenever it interferes with political objectives. Van is the only TN-03 candidate who has pledged to adhere to the Constitution no matter what when considering legislation. I'm not sure what kind of cult it is to support a real Constitutionalist, but I am proud to call myself a member.
The Constitution is still the supreme law of the land. You can read it in there if you take the time to do so. There has not been an amendment to date to require that a representative reside in the district. It does, however, hold the federal government to specific limits. That has not changed even after all of the "INTERPRETATIONS." I would commend it to you as actual reading material. You should try it. You could learn a lot about how the federal government is actually supposed to work.
Sorry the Constitution gets in the way of your crony politics. Well actually I'm not. That is exactly what the Constitution is supposed to do. You might try reading it some time. The Constitution requires that a representative be a resident of the state. The boundaries of the district can be changed after every census and usually are.
Van is the only candidate running in TN-03 truly focused on Constitutionally limited government. Thank you Ron Paul for recognizing this.
While it may be true that Van Irion has not raised as much money as Robin or Chuck, he has consistently proven that he is capable of doing more with less. He has received national media attention for the lawsuit that he has filed against Obamacare. He has already been to Washington to meet with Congressional legislators to explain the Constitutional basis for the lawsuit. His campaign staff consists almost entirely of unpaid volunteers.
Van's fiscally conservative approach to campaigning speaks volumes on the philosophy he will take to Washington when he is elected. He is exactly the kind of representative that I hope will be managing our tax dollars after November.