Meet the Candidate: Jim Schultz for U.S. Senate
On Sunday, People gathered at Thunderhead Brewery in Kearney to meet with the Tri–Cities Libertarian group and the party's senate candidate, Jim Schultz.
Schultz grew up in Lincoln, where his love for politics began after working with the state Democratic party in high school.
It was not until a few years ago that Schultz felt he and the Democratic party no longer shared the same views.
That is when he looked into the Libertarian party.
When it comes to today’s issue on allowing DREAMERS to stay in the U.S., Schultz said those immigrants who came to the United States when they were children should be allowed to stay.
He said the U.S. has plenty of resources for those people.
"One of the issues with Nebraska is a lot of the small towns are in existence because of immigration right now, because of the Hispanic immigrants coming into this area. If we take them away, if we deport all of them, how many small towns are we willing to give up in Nebraska?” said Schultz.
On the topic of gun violence and whether we should place bans on firearms, Schultz said that will never fix the problem.
"We need to take a hard look at, you know what I talk about is the culture of violence and it really starts with our government because our government is becoming more and more violent towards us,” said Schultz.
Schultz also mentioned an issue that soybean farmers are facing on what kind of prices they will get now with the tariffs from China put in place.
Schultz said Washington is looking at a $30 billion bail–out program to cover the expenses from these tariffs.
"All we're doing is creating now a welfare program that we're going to put our farmers on, who should be getting market prices, but once you start putting them on that welfare program then everyone starts becoming dependent on the government for everything,” said Schultz.
If you want to hear more from Jim Schultz, you can catch him in Sarpy County on Monday, Lancaster County on Wednesday and at the Fillmore County Fair.
Watch our videos to learn about his background and his stances on various issues.