By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Thursday, February 20, 2014 Alabama State Senator Scott Beason (R) from Gardendale spoke to the Rainy Day Patriots at Hoover Tactical Firearms on why they should support his candidacy for Congress representing Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District.
Senator Scott Beason decided not run for state Senate again because, “I knew that my time in the Senate has run its course.” Beason said that liberals across the state celebrated.
Beason said it is not fun to be the most controversial person in the legislature. He said that he has been repeatedly attacked by ‘The Birmingham News.’ “I was so happy to see ‘The Birmingham News’ go from seven days a week to just three. Four Down. Three to go.”
Sen. Beason first ran for office as a 23 year old for the Senate. “One day I woke up in the United States and asked what happened. Our liberties were leaving. One day we woke up and realized that there were people in our own party that apparently did not care where we were going. The only way to make sure that my representative voted the way I wanted was to be my representative.”
Beason went to the University of Alabama and has a wife and three kids.
Sen. Beason said that all the candidates that want to be your Congressman, “Are going to tell you the same things.” Beason said, “They will all say they oppose Obamacare but I sponsored the opt-out of Obamacare amendment. They will all say that they have the same position on the second amendment but I sponsored the Omnibus gun bill and I am carrying this year’s gun bill.”
Sen. Beason said that all the candidates will have the same position on energy policy. “Gary (Palmer) and I will probably be riding in the same car to save gas. Beason said that the difference is that he really intends to do what he says he will do.
“I have been the tip of the spear many times.” “I have been there fighting for the things that you and I believe in. I am the person you can count on.” “Everybody has good intentions but it seems like Washington pulls your spine out at the airport.” Beason said that Congress is all about numbers. If you can get enough conservatives into office they will control the caucus and the leadership.
Beason said that the federal government has been tearing down the family unit for decades and that Common Core is just another effort for them to get control of education.
Sen. Beason said that the Common Core bill actually was introduced in the legislature that day.
Beason said that he suspected that Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh would not allow there to be an up or down vote because, “We have guys solidly committed to both sides.”
Sen. Beason said, “I am one of the few Senators that still has kids in the schools. Most are older.” Beason said that the establishment business group is for common core. Beason predicted there will be a public hearing, “A dog and pony show.”
Beason said, “We turned education over to the people that leaned to the left decades ago now they are trying to take complete control of education.”
Alabama Policy Institute co-founder and former President Gary Palmer, state Senator Scott Beason from Gardendale, longtime Harbert executive Will Brooke, mattress manufacturer Tom Vigneulle, state Representative Paul DeMarco from Homewood, Indian Springs orthopedist Chad Mathis and Robert Shattuck are all running in Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District Republican Primary.
The winner of the June 3rd Republican Primary will face Democrat Avery Vise in the November general election. Longtime incumbent Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia is not seeking another term.