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Update May 19, 2010

Hello Friends,

As the Connecticut Republican Convention quickly approaches (May 21st), I take this opportunity to provide important information about this candidacy.  Considering that background about me is readily available at the campaign website, I provide here important information about the campaign platform and also some material of contrast.

Most Republican candidates talk about reducing the size of government, of reducing government spending and reducing taxes.  However, not much is said by other candidates regarding proper reference for such objectives; Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, that Section dealing with powers and limitations of Congress and the 10th Amendment which specifically deals powers which are reserved for the States.  Simply considering the much talked about matter of earmarks, there is no way that it can be said that earmarks satisfy the constitutional limitations of Congress if they have never been reviewed in Committee.

Also, it is time for judicial reform.  Our state and federal laws are very good.  However, in the administration of the laws in the Courts, there is a clear tendency of preference for corporations and governments.  That means that individuals and minority groups get the short end of justice.  This tendency may look good for corporations and governments in the short term.  However, over the long term, this trend becomes very destructive for families, communities, society and even for the government organizations which are presumed to be benefited.  Our current national crises are a result of such a trend running its full course.

In addition, there is a need for congressional reform.  My campaign platform (with a summary available at the campaign website) includes four important points for congressional reform.  One of those deals with term limits.  I recommend a maximum of 18 years for a senator and 16 years for a congressman.  Also, the term of office for a congressman should be expanded from two years to four years.  This makes a lot of good sense.

With regard to the pro-life versus pro-choice issue, I have reviewed Roe v. Wade and I have concluded that the Supreme Court erred.  There was not the threshold preponderance of evidence for a federal court to reverse a state statute on the basis of constitutionality.  Also, while I agree with the high court that a woman has a limited right of privacy (re: the 9th Amendment which provides for rights which are reserved for the people), when considering abortion, that limited right of privacy must be contemplated together with a right of privacy of the fetus and the right of privacy of the father.

It is also time to deal with claims that have been made by another Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, economist Peter Schiff.  Early in this campaign, I was hearing radio ads wherein he claimed that regarding the current financial crisis, no one sounded the alarm louder than he did.  In a letter sent to him on March 20th (copy attached hereto), I asserted that his claim is incorrect.  I gave brief undisputed explanation by pointing out that in 1994 and 1995, I presented federal lawsuits against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (that for undisputed substantive claims including bond fraud).

Following that letter, for several weeks, I didn't hear more of Mr. Schiff's ads with such a claim.  Then in mid April, I began hearing them again.  On April 30th, I sent a letter to WCBS 880 AM Radio (with copy sent to Mr. Schiff).  I repeated the objection of my previous letter to Mr. Schiff.  I also made several other observations.  In his ads, Mr. Schiff claims that if elected, he would hold the other 99 senators accountable.  However, there has been no known response or action by Mr. Schiff to the attached letter which I sent to Senator Christopher Dodd on November 20, 2009.  The letter gives undisputed detail which I received from credible sources about Mr. Dodd's involvement in what I describe as "weed-gate".  A copy of that letter had been sent to Mr. Schiff (as well as to Linda McMahon and Rob Simmons) on about November 20, 2009.

In addition, there is nothing of Mr. Schiff's ads which make any mention of holding the President accountable.  In that regard, I direct you to a letter which I sent to President Barack Obama on December 22, 2009.  The letter refers to the earlier letter regarding "weed-gate" and of plausible implications of that for the curious announcement made in mid December of 2009 of a $100 million federal subsidy for construction of a university hospital in Connecticut (i.e,, reported as a "favor" to Senator Dodd), that just at the time that the Democrat congressional leadership was scrambling to get its over-reaching and constitutionally excessive health care legislation passed.  Mr. Schiff (as well as the other Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate) was provided a copy that letter on April 19, 2010 without any apparent response or action.

I am a conservative Republican.  I am not a liberal Republican, a neo-conservative or a libertarian.  Rather, I have been a conservative Republican since before it became politically popular to be conservative.

Also, I believe that when our great nation was founded, God selected our nation for a special purpose.  However, that special purpose is now in jeopardy.  There are required some men and women of conviction, courage and leadership to get our great nation back on track.

Please support this candidacy which in reality is your candidacy!

Regards,
Ethan Book
Tel. (203) 943-0045

 

Constitutional integrity and individual freedom with global focus!

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