Excellent news out of Virginia’s 11th Congressional District:
U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III said yesterday that he will retire from Congress at the end of the year, …
“It’s time for me to take a sabbatical,” Davis (R-Va.) said.
Good riddance, although I’m sure he’ll still walk the halls of Congressional offices as a lobbyist. Whether he supported improper moralizing against civil liberties, improper moralizing against steroids in Major League Baseball, disregard for the basics of Constitutional justice, advocating for “democracy” over the plain text of the Constitution, or generally being awful at reading comprehension and constituent relations, he can’t leave fast enough for my liking. I hope the door hits him on the way out.
So, anyone want to support a small-l libertarian candidate in an independent bid¹ for Davis’ seat?
¹ I’m not necessarily joking. I’m constitutionally eligible, and I’m as qualified as any current member of the House of Representatives. Of course, your support will buy you nothing unless what you want is a vote against everything the Congress unconstitutionally does. So, almost everything it does. Then your support is just sponsoring what would already happen.