These are some direct statements of Dave Brat.
"The government holds a monopoly on violence. Any law that we vote for is ultimately backed by the full force of our government and military. Do we trust institutions of the government to ensure justice?”
“The Left likes to think of itself as the bulwark of progressive liberal individualism, and yet it seeks to progressively coerce others to fund every social program under the sun via majority rule. Houston, we have a problem. Coercion is on the rise.”
“It’s not about right or left, free markets are indisputably the cause of our wealth. China right now is the perfect case and point. They are feeding 1.2 billion people for the first time in world history due to only one thing. Answer: free markets.”
Brat took a strong small-government stance, proclaiming his strident support for “free markets” and “rule of law” as well as noting that the federal government can’t solve every problem in life.
This is a person who believes in the American dream. A dream built on opportunity, work ethic and that American characteristic of being willing to take a calculated risk. This is an American who understands we all make choices and we are responsible for the consequences, failure or success. What a refreshing change.