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 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 is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a degree in industrial management.
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