Duncan Hunter is "Mr Americana"
Duncan Hunter is a slice of true classic Americana.
His continued pride in America is evident in everything he has done, which is quite a bit over his life and career.
After serving in Vietnam as an Army Ranger, Hunter went to college on the GI bill. Later he ran for congress in a previously democrat controlled district of California at the same time his friend Ronald Reagan was preparing to become President.
Hunter won and so did his friend.
Over his nearly 30 year career in congress, Hunter was responsible for implementing and making reality many of Reagan's national defense policies such as the US ballistic missile defense program that helped bring down the Soviet empire, Hunter’s missile defense system is a stunning technological achievement worthy of comparison to the US effort to send a man to the moon.
Duncan Hunter likes to hunt and worked to preserve a special place for military veterans to be able to always do so themselves.
His favorite thing to cook?
When the ACLU sued to "tear down that cross" overlooking a veterans memorial in California, Duncan Hunter fought the ACLU and won. That cross stands today because of Duncan Hunter.
Hunter believes that American security begins at the American border and we must secure the flow of unchecked illegal crossings occurring daily and nightly. He is the author of the border fence bill and was responsible for the construction of the largest portion completed near San Diego. That fence reduced crime in San Diego by over 50% and illegal immigration by 90%.
While other politicians are looking for ways to blame the automotive industry for everything under the sun, Duncan Hunter has defended groups like 4x4 organizations, offroading recreation and performance enthusiasts believing that innovation and new breakthroughs in safety and energy saving technology come from the innovators in the racing and motorsports world and not from government programs and politicians.
Hunter singlehandedly fought off the Sierra Club and environmentalists in defense of off-roaders and Sand Drag enthusiasts who are eternally grateful to Duncan Hunter for having a place such as the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area.
Hunter never brags, or does photo-op stunts to create the image that he is genuinely old school true American through and through. He doesn't have to hire consultants to create a conservative image for him either. He is quiet, yet determined, strong and effective.
They know that Hunter is like the two men he admires, Ronald Reagan and Teddy Roosevelt, all rolled into one.
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