Thursday, April 22, 2010

An Interview with David Su Part 2 of 3

We were fortunate to have been able to do an email interview with 42nd Congressional candidate David Su. Yesterday we posted the first part of the interview.

I have not edited any of Mr. Su's answers. I gave him my word that I would copy his answers just as he wrote them.

We will be running the rest of the interview over several days this week.

Su is challenging Rep. Gary Miller, Phil Liberatore and Lee McGroarty for the Republican nomination in the 42nd Congressional district.

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TCP: Tell us a little about your background.

DS: I don’t have too much political experience except for volunteering for the John McCain Presidential Campaign. I volunteered at the California Campaign headquarters in Torrance for a bit helping out with Andrea Jones. I then assisted the Coalition Chair of California, Gayle Pacheco with her operations for a little bit.

My educational background:
I am a graduate from Diamond Bar High School, Class of 2001, and received my BA in Political Science, International Affairs in 2007 from the University of California, Riverside.

After I graduated from college, I floated around in the private sector for a few years, particularly in the financial service industry.

TCP: A few months ago a Lee McGroarty supporter commented, "Su doesn't have a chance because he's never had any "real world" experience." What is your response?

DS: I felt that was uncalled for because first off the supporter doesn’t really know me and what kind of experience I have. Second, I don’t think you need “real world” experience to know the issues, to know the problems this country is facing, to know what struggles people are going through, and to come up with common sense solutions to solve the problems.

TCP: What do you believe is the single most important issue currently facing Americans?

DS: The economy, people are unemployed and this is affecting America’s overall prosperity. Consumer spending is the driving force of America’s economic success. We need to put America back to work.

TCP: What is your position on the recently passed Health Care Reform bill?

DS: I think it’s a terrible piece of legislation. This will cause more burden on middle class America and on small businesses. The bill will cost the American taxpayers more than $1 Trillion dollars. The simple formula is More Debt = More Taxes. I am against this bill, it overall impedes on the liberties of Americans and it’s not feasible because we simply just cannot afford it.

TCP: What are your ideas on reforming the Immigration system? Do you support amnesty for those currently in the country illegally?

DS: Citizenship is not a mandate, but a privilege I want to make that very clear. The current immigration system is not harsh enough on illegal immigrants. This is my plan to reform the Immigration system.

1.) I would keep the Family Reunification system, but not make it the main criteria for allowing immigrants coming into this country unless it was under special circumstances. (such as governmental change or regime take over that would create persecution and tyranny)

2.) All immigrants who enter this country will have to learn English. This will be a mandate and I feel it will be very beneficial as well as encouraging for them because it would make it easier for them to live in our country.

3.) I would increase the allotment of green cards and work visas, including H1B visas for highly skilled workers that this country will always need like nurses, doctors, engineers, and scientist. These people will get priority treatment and will go through the process quicker than others legally!

4.) I would require all immigrants to go through an extensive background check. The file will be investigated not only by ICE, but through other agencies such as the FBI, CIA, and NSA. Anyone that wants to immigrate here will have to go through a “Tiger Team.” The only thing, I don’t want are more criminals in this country. We already have enough.

In response for amnesty, I do not believe in amnesty for those who broke the law.

“Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.” Romans 13:1-2

The law is the law and it must be respected.

TCP: Congressman Miller has sponsored (LEAVE Act) and co-sponsored legislation (SAVE Act) to take away automatic citizenship from children born to parents illegally in the country. One of your other Republican opponents, Lee McGroarty, has called the legislation unconstitutional. What is your position?

DS: I have to agree with Mr. McGroarty, the 14th Amendment clearly states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States….”

Congressman Miller’s legislations, I feel are extreme and goes against the constitution.

I want to make it clear that I am against anchor babies, but I feel the 14th Amendment is very clear that all those who are born on US soil are American citizens. The only thing I would do without violating the Constitution is draft a piece of legislation that would deny the parents any access to US public services.


  1. Lucky,

    Are you planning to do interviews w/ all the other 42nd candidates who forgot to file ballot statements in all 3 counties or just this one?

  2. Last I checked ballot statements were optional.

  3. They're only optional to candidates who know they don't have a snowball's chance of winning. Anybody who's been in politics more than a week knows the most important weapon in a candidate's arsenal is the ballot statement! It defines who you are to the voter as they enter the ballot box. Without it, you are a blank page. Ask your buddy Gary Miller, he'll tell you. That's why he shelled out thousands of dollars to make sure he was represented in every voter guide of every county in the 42nd. To continue to run in a race without a ballot statement is pure vanity and reveals an arrogant and prideful desire to elevate oneself above the best interests of the people.

  4. RE: young David's lack of "real world" experience... Currently, we have a very powerful and influential leader in this country with absolutely NO "real world" experience... his name is Barack Obama. He's the most powerful leader in the world and he's never even had to punch a time card or be responsible to anyone but himself...and look where that's taking all of us. David's got the passion and the conviction, but I wouldn't trust him with my family because he's never felt the responsibility for anyone but himself. There's a real reason God didn't want new Christians to be in positions of authority when He set out the requirements for leaders in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Right now, David doesn't meet the minimum requirements for Church leadership which may constitute a few hundred families. How much less qualified is he to represent the interests of thousands?

  5. Hi, in response to aluckyday's comment. I didn't have enough money at the time to afford a ballot statement. It cost a lot of money since the 42nd CD is divided into three different counties. Second, before you call me arrogant, and prideful stating that I am doing this to elevate my oneself is uncalled for because you don't know me. Third, I am running on conviction, and that's good enough for me. King David had to lead hundreds of thousands of Israelites without any experience and yet he did a great job because he was in total submission to God. I am too, and I'll use common sense, wisdom, but also have God take control of the steering wheel. I know he'll use me as an instrument to change things in office. All I can say is if pray about it and if you feel that God is asking you to support me than please do, if not, that is ok too.