(Natural News) In a recent interview with Natural News founder Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, Idaho congressional candidate Michael Snyder, founder of The Economic Collapse Blog, among other sites, explained why he was running: Ensuring that current and future generations of Americans can live in freedom and prosperity.
Snyder said that one of his biggest influences was then-Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican with very strict limited-government views (an early advocate for ‘draining the swamp’ before it became popularized by President Donald J. Trump).
Once a D.C. lawyer, Snyder moved with his wife, Meranda, to Idaho six years ago, where he began focusing on writing. After rising to the top of the so-called “alternative media,” in which he focused exclusively on the promotion of individual liberty, health freedom and small government, he decided it was time to take his game to the next level — especially after Donald J. Trump shocked the GOP and Washington establishments to beat Hillary Clinton in November 2016.
Though he supported Trump, “I didn’t think he’d win,” Snyder admits. That makes sense, given the force arrayed against him: A $1 billion Clinton war chest, the entire mainstream media, and the fact that — as we now know — there were unseen forces working behind the scenes to undermine his candidacy (and now his presidency).
“[Trump] showed if we work together, if we fight, that literally, anything is possible,” Snyder said. “So I believe we have a window to potentially take our government back.”
On his radar, if he makes it to D.C.: Fights against “the vaccine industry, GMOs, the Federal Reserve — all the things the liberty movement” supports.
To the issue of vaccines and, in particular, the dangers they pose, the Health Ranger noted that during Trump’s candidacy, he spoke out regarding the safety of giving so many vaccines to children so quickly, which he intimated could be linked to the rising epidemic of autism. He even spoke to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. about a commission to investigate “vaccine safety” shortly before being inaugurated.
But, as Adams pointed out, both men — along with every other ‘vaccine safety advocate’ — has been savagely attacked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, physicians’ groups, the “mainstream” media and Big Pharma for their views, and he says Snyder should be ready for that.
Asked how one lawmaker who would immediately come under siege for his or her views can make a meaningful difference, Snyder said it is possible for anyone to educate the public and raise awareness about vaccine dangers or any issue, given the national platform of Congress.
Besides, Snyder says, he’s trying to be realistic about how he’d be viewed in D.C. should he win.
“I’m very rapidly going to become the most hated member of the House of Representatives by the mainstream media, I understand that in advance,” said Snyder. “It’s going to be [like] going into a war zone,” politically speaking.
He’s right about that. Trump has been under constant assault by the Deep State and the D.C. Swamp creatures featuring the media in a starring role since he had the bad taste to actually beat the most corrupt presidential nominee ever. And he’s the president.
That reality doesn’t phase Snyder.
“We’re not going to Washington to be part of ‘the club,’ we’re not going to be accepted or make friends with anyone else,” he said. “We’re going there to fight for the things that we believe in.” And, presumably, that would be the things voters want him to fight for.
“In order to ultimately get what we want, we’re going to have to get more like-minded people with us in Washington,” said Snyder.
No truer words.
But he’ll be in good company: Trump has already broken down the barrier, so now in the breach must charge good men and women of character and honor to fill in the ranks behind him.
Like Michael Snyder.
Check out his campaign website for more information, where you can also donate: www.MichaelSnyderForCongress.com.
Watch the full interview here:
J.D. Heyes is editor of The National Sentinel and a senior writer for Natural News and News Target.