Rick Williams

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Rick Williams
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, California
PartyRepublican
Education
J.D.University of California, Los Angeles, 1973
Personal
Place of birthHollywood, CA
ProfessionTrial Lawyer
Websites
Campaign website
Rick Williams was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from California.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Williams's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • End The Federal Reserve System
Excerpt: "America can never be a free and prosperous nation again until the Fed is shuttered up and its Treasury bill holdings taken back. The Fed acquired its holdings with money created out of thin air; it gave no legal consideration in acquiring nearly $2 trillion in Treasury debt. Get rid of it."
  • Reduce The Federal Budget By $1 Trillion In The First Year In Office
Excerpt: "Cutting the federal budget by a trillion dollars in a single year is exactly what’s needed as far as Rick Williams is concerned. No waiting; no delay– do it now. While we’re at it, let’s close down five cabinet departments: Education; Energy; Housing and Urban Development; Commerce; and Interior. We have to stop talking about doing something and actually do something. A bunch of bureaucrats– they won’t be missed."
  • We Can’T Police The World
Excerpt: "We’ve spent more than $4 trillion in overseas wars and military operations over the past ten years. All of this money has been added to the national debt, so . . . was it worth it? Of course not; we have nothing of value to show for all this money being squandered overseas, and in the meantime our federal government is going bankrupt here at home. Policing the world is a fool’s errand; we need to stop doing it."
  • No New Wars Unless Declared By Congress
Excerpt: "This is what the Constitution expressly requires, and Rick Williams will insist that this core provision be obeyed. Let’s tell Congress to start following its oath of office, for a change (“support and defend the Constitution . . .”)."
  • End Our Isolationist Foreign Policy
Excerpt: "Our modern day foreign policy of sanctions, indiscriminate bombing, and disrespect for sovereign national borders has isolated our country– to no good purpose. Free trade and diplomatic relations– these are the things which bring peace and prosperity for the American people. Strong national defense and ongoing good relations with our friend Israel– of course; isolating America– no thanks."

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in California, 2012

Williams ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing California. He was defeated in the June 5 open primary.[2][3]

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