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|Lang announces for U.S. Senate|
William Robert "Bob" Lang, 64, of Natchitoches has announced his intention to oppose U.S. Sen. David Vitter in the 2010 midterm elections.
Lang is a combat veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served during the Vietnam War.
Lang says he is a conservative independent. He is not happy with the current direction of the United States.
"This country, in my opinion, is on the verge of a financial calamity and changing from a constitutional republic to a socialist/communist form of government. If the United States Congress and president continue to spend in such an insane manner and borrow at least half of everything we spend, that will be a guaranteed recipe for national suicide and nation failure," Lang said.
"Citizens who believe in a small and sovereign federal government, a strong sovereign state government and all of the power in the hands of the people have to come forward now to stop this out of control socialist train that is flying down the tracks at warp speed."
Lang says he is a strict constitutionalist. He believes the United States government should "return immediately to the original intent of the Constitution that our brilliant founding fathers so skillfully created."
"I believe the most expensive thing in the world is freedom and liberty and that 100 percent of the power of this country belongs in the hands of the most intelligent in our country, the individual citizen," Lang said.
Lang is a firm believer in the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He also is a Christian.
"I do not believe in murdering 60 million babies by abortion. I do not believe in euthanasia of the elderly," he said.
Some of Lang's other core beliefs include the view that the Federal Reserve Bank is unconstitutional; Cap and trade is economic suicide; and America should drill more for its own oil supply.
Lang also is against illegal immigration.
Lang was a volunteer chief and assistant fire chief for 20 years.
"Having this experience as a first responder, I would have a special interest in helping all responders any way I could," Lang said.
"I give you my word that I will not embarrass the citizens of Louisiana with immoral behavior while serving as your U.S. senator. I humbly ask for your vote on Nov. 2, 2010," Lang said.
Lang is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a degree in industrial management and a minor in math. He has an associate degree from LSU in Eunice in fire science.