I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
.....the truth as I see it.....so "Who" am I?
My name is Dale Brown.......OK, so you ask what am I spinning?
My current mission is to attain the IA02 seat in the US House of Representatives
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Dale is a Navy veteran with 14 years (1969-1982) in the Naval Security Group (branch of Naval Intelligence). . He completed special assignments for the Officer in Charge of the National Security Agency (NSA) Pacific and another for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). He has degrees in Mathematics (BS) and Computer Science (MS) and spent his civilian career as a Radar and Digital Communications Engineer and Software Engineer for Sperry Gyroscope, Unisys, Loral, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. His many projects included support for the US Atlantic Fleet, Royal Saudi Naval Forces, US Navy escort operations for Kuwaiti oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, Royal Australian Navy, US Weather Service, US Army (Patriot Missile Systems), and new development of the Zumwalt class destroyer. He ran unsuccessfully as an Independent for the House of Representatives seat from the 5th Congressional District of Massachussetts in 2010.
Name: Dale E Brown
Seeking Position: Representative from the 2nd Congressional district of Iowa to the United States House of Representatives
Political Affiliation: Unenrolled (Independent Democratic Republican)
Political Leanings: Moderate Conservative
Social Leanings: Moderate
Economic Leanings: Fiscal Conservative, Free Market
Religion: Christian Protestant
Early Background: Rural Southern IOWA
Military Service: US Navy (Naval Security Group) Viet Nam Era 1969-1982
Professional: Retired Defense Industry Engineer
Why are you seeking this position?
I've been told that I have too much time on my hands....Maybe so. Since I retired in February 2008, I've been trading in the Stock market. As I sat at my desk doing the research and following the market tics, I followed the political situation developing into the election and since, and the deteriorating economic turmoil. I had the time to closely examine all of the speeches, reactions, and comments. I was very closely involved during the Bear Sterns and Lehman debacles....and General Motors and Chrysler. I watched the blatant disregard by government of established contract law and bankruptcy proceedings. Researching the causes and results of the housing boom and bust, I came to the conclusion that it was all the result of negligent agenda driven government policies. I was able to observe the deceit and partisanship of Congress (House and Senate) and the Administration. I have been able to read and study the most simple and brilliant legal document ever written by man, the Constitution of the United States of America. I have observed this government ignore it as if it were yesterday's newspaper. I then did some more research on how this has been going on for more than a century. The departure from strict adherence to this document has been the cause of more problems than have been solved. This has come about from the interpretation being drawn from the events of the day, the Constitution is a living document and must be related to the times. This is to put it mildly, crap. The Constitution was written in the language of the day but it is very simple and clear in its definitions and meanings. The only way to interpret it in any other way is to add meanings that are clearly not there or ignore as irrelevant explicit stated meanings. In 2010, I mounted an unfinanced campaign in the 5th district of Massachussetts against the established Democrat political machine. Even though it was unsuccessful, I gained much insight and knowledge of the process. I have since returned home and have decided to again offer my efforts to my home state of common sense folks.
You sound quite conservative....so why Independent and not Republican?
You make it sound as though I'm blaming Democrats for all of the problems. Not so....the Democrats are the party bearing the most recent blame, but the Republicans also bear their share of partisan blame.
"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissention, which in different ages & countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders & miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security & repose in the absolute power of an Individual: and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty." — George Washington, September 19, 1796
The only way to rid Congress of partisanship is to rid it of partisans (strict lock step political party hacks). These partisans are controlled (action and vote) by the party elite who control campaign money and support (obedient little party members can be assured continued employment). What this country needs is 435 independent minded Representatives and 100 similiarly minded Senators. In such case Representatives and Senators would form coalitions around ideas instead of ideology and the power elite. I would like to prove to the nation that party loyalty is a requirement to serve in the power center of the nation (world).
Our present economic problems have been brewing for years. The deceit and inept government policies based on instilling fear on the populace have wasted our fiscal and human treasures on wars on poverty, drugs and terror. Wars based on lies (Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq) keep the elite power brokers and politicians in power draining the life blood and wellbeing of America.
I could go on and on but I think that I've made the point. Over the years it hasn't been just the Democrats or Republicans that have been guilty of negligence. I support ideas of both parties and I think that I have explicitly described where I stand on issues and will continue to update my positions as I further discuss and research them and new issues. In order to get a true picture of the political landscape, everyone should study and question my stance as well as all other candidates. Most everyone will spin good times to come if you elect them, but it is the responsibility of all voters to "question boldly". A lot of things fall unnoticed through the cracks and are not even considered until it's too late. When I say "too late" I mean after the election when you can't really do anything about it until the next election. It is your responsibility to yourself, your family, the city, county, state, and country to know who and what you are voting for. Voting blindly (we have seen this all to often….in Congress) or strictly along party lines because your father and grandfather did is as bad as not voting at all. I take pride in being an Independent, as I can form my own opinion rather than having someone else telling me what I should think or fall out of favor with the party. What party? I repeat that I have no party and take pride in being able to form my own opinion and can in fact change my mind if someone provides a strong enough argument. If you think that that is a strange attitude for a politician, you are right. A politician must convince you that they know best and you need to follow their lead. I am not a politician. I am your neighbor. I have experienced the same things that you have. I am concerned about the same things that you are… taxes, economy, healthcare, schools, retirement...... Talk to me. We can work things out. We can get a better control of the government and our future. Help me to help you.....
OK, but you are new to politics and have lofty ideals and want to do right by the people that you want to represent. How do we know that you won't lose your political soul and be corrupted with power in a couple of years or terms?
First of all, I am not a professional politician! Nor do I have the desire to be. If I am elected I will accept no more that 2 terms. I do want to be able to enjoy some of my retirement.
I do not associate myself with organized religion but I do have personal faith. I believe that Christians (as I do) protect their spiritual soul with the word of God. I believe that Americans (no matter what their party) must protect their political soul with the words of the founders. God doesn't give us the choice to change his words in the Bible, Torah, Koran...or whatever religious writings that you follow, if you disagree. Our founders did. If we disagree with the words of the Constitution, we can change them. They left us a process in which we can make changes to the supreme law of the land. They did not leave it open to interpretation as has become the norm. There are those that disagree with its words and try to convince us that it means something else. It must be viewed and followed as written. If you don't agree with it follow the process and change the words if you can. Otherwise, respect and follow it. I have often said that the Constitution is the definition of Americanism and evasion of it constitutes an un-American activity. I will wrap myself in the Constitution and gird myself with the founders’ words. This I believe is the only way to preserve my political soul.