The Ripon Forum

Volume 40, No. 5

Oct - Nov 2006 Issue

Ripon Profile — Congressman Eric Cantor

By on October 21, 2015
Name: Eric Cantor
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Current job: Member, U.S. House of Representatives.
Hobbies: Spending time at my kid’s sporting events, reading, and spending time with family.
Songs on my playlist: “Desert Rose,” by Sting; “Ordinary People,” by John Legend; “Don’t Stop Believin,” by Journey.
Books that I’d recommend: Leadership by Rudolph Giuliani; Hatred’s Kingdom by Dore Gold; and, Captive Warriors by Sam Johnson and Jan Winebrenner.
Political inspiration: Presidents James Madison and Ronald Reagan
Most important issues facing America: War with an irreconcilable wing of Islam, Global Competitiveness, Border Security, Energy Independence, Health Care Affordability
Why I am a Republican: Republicans believe in a free society with a limited, responsible government. We believe that government does not empower its people, but people empower their government. We believe that individuals, with inherent ingenuity and ambition, solve problems far more effectively than does government.
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