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To the editor: Mike McIntyre refuses to debate Will Breazeale. This is abysmal for a representative of the 7th District of North Carolina to refuse debate to a challenger for his elected seat. McIntyre claims Will Breazeale is not a credible candidateeereally? Section 2 of the United States Constitution says “No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.”
Breazeale is a “three time combat veteran of wars in Iraq and Kuwait (highest award is the Bronze Star Medal) and an airline pilot, 39, of White Lake.” I believe that makes Breazeale a qualified and credible candidate. Debates have been a part of election process for generations, this is how the people see and hear candidates and their visions for the people they represent.
It seems McIntyre is above the political process; he doesn’t need to debate. He doesn’t need to explain to his constituents about his policy, although you can go to his Web site and read what his perfectly scripted and poll-driven policies are. It doesn’t seem that he wants to stand in front of Brunswick County and defend them.
McIntyre flies into Brunswick County, meets with a few people a couple of times a year, throws around a few of pork barrel spending earmark checks and flies back to the cocktail party circuit of Washington elites and thinks what a wonderful job he is doing for the peasants of Brunswick County.
If he can’t stand in front of you to defend his policies, then he is not defending you in Washington.
This is not what I want from my congressman. I want to see, hear and watch what the challenger and incumbent do and say to the questions and concerns of the people.
The questions will be asked and answered, if not then we need to elect new representation and McIntyre can return to his law practice from whence he came. The peasants are speaking. Are you listening McIntyre?