Ethan Book for U.S. Senate | Connecticut

May 02

Update 04/29/10

Hello Friends,

There is more progress to report!  The following message was sent to Jeff Krizan, the Chairman of the Southbury Republican Town Committee with copies to the other candidate participants in Monday evening's Candidates' Night.  The paragraph regarding contrast and debunking the political bubble upon which Richard Blumenthal temporarily rides was made in response to comments given at the Candidates' Night by the representative who spoke on behalf of Linda McMahon who did not personally participate.  A separate report of the event is available at   The event went rather well!


Ethan Book


-----Original Message-----

Sent: Tue, Apr 27, 2010 9:58 pm
Subject: Southbury Candidates' Night

Hello Jeff,

I want to thank and congratulate you and others of the Southbury RTC for the excellent preparation and execution of a quality public event.

There is cause for me to add to information and comments which I presented last evening.  My campaign website has the full text of the announcement speech which I gave on February 25th at the Azul Restaurant on Main Street in Bridgeport, CT. That includes good detail regarding my personal background and experience.  Some of that details my role in observing matters of interest to the State of Connecticut, particularly regarding state activities in resource recovery (a matter with broader implications for national issues of transparency in government, government accountability and the need for judicial reform).  In addition, I provide attached a summary Campaign Platform.

With this background, I summarize here various factors of strengths to this Campaign.

First, the Platform, even as is apparent from the accompanying summary, goes deeper and broader in addressing the hearts of relevant public issues for national office than that of any other candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Second, with regard to contrast and debunking the political bubble upon which Richard Blumenthal has benefited (and also improperly contributed), I refer again to the letter that I sent to him on January 9, 2010 (with the letter also available at the campaign website).  In my letter to him, I asserted that "'you and officials under your authority abuse your positions to influence officials of state agencies and state courts as collateral attack against citizens who might have legitimate federal claims'".  That statement had earlier been made in multiple pleadings in federal Courts (with copies provided to Mr. Blumenthal or to those under his direct supervision).  It has never been disputed or addressed in any manner.  The statement is very significant.  The implications of the statement go far beyond what was ever alleged against former President Richard Nixon or former New York Governor Eliott Spitzer.  The statement relates to an unaddressed long-term political cancer in the State which has major implications for various, particularly for Mr. Blumenthal and others of Democrat Party leadership.

Third, I speak Spanish fluently and have active ties with minority groups.  I support and participate in multi-cultural communion.

Fourth, I have good public presence and presentation.

Fifth, I am a candidate of life.

Sixth, I have good potential to become President.

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 a conservative Republican.

Further, I believe that when our great Nation was founded, God selected this Nation for a special purpose.  However, that purpose is presently at risk.  There are necessary some men and women of conviction, confidence and leadership to bring our great Nation back on track to fully satisfy that special purpose.

There is good cause for me to provide these brief supplementary comments to what was presented yesterday evening before the Southbury RTC.  Again, I thank you and the others of the Committee who had a role in arranging the event, also I thank those others who participated and I very particularly thank those who took the time to come out and be informed.

With kind regards,

Ethan Book
Tel. (203) 943-0045

Constitutional integrity and individual freedom with global focus!
Note, copies of this message are being forwarded to all the other participants of the event and to the leadership of the Connecticut Republican Party.

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Apr 24

Update 04/25/10

Hello Friends,

The campaign continues to develop and show promise!

Early on Wednesday evening, I addressed the Meriden Republican Town Committee meeting.  I then went to Windam for a one-hour cable TV program called "Eye on Windam".  Both went well.  I received multiple invitations for presentations from each of those events.

On Thursday, I put the final touches on the formal filings of this candidacy for the Federal Elections Commission. As soon as I obtain confirmation that they are formally filed with the FEC, I will prepare and distribute a news release.  I am told that I should expect more complete coverage of the candidacy by the major media once these filings are completed.

It was reported to me that there was a Republican Party delegates' meeting of the 4th Congressional District in Norwalk on Saturday.  Liz Kurantowicz, the Chief of Staff of the Connecticut Republican Party, stated to the group that regarding the race for the U.S. Senate, there are presently four official candidates with one other to possibly enter the race.  I am also told that of the approximate 5,000 delegates for the Connecticut Republican Convention for Senator to be held on May 21 and 22, about 50% of the delegates have committed to a candidate thereby leaving 50% that are not committed.  Considering also that the 50% that say they are presently committed, some may yet change their positions (among other matters, Linda McMahon continues to get very mixed media reporting), there is certainly apparent margin for a new entry to attract at least 15% of the delegates to thereby force an automatic primary election in August.

Also, I have been invited to the Southbury Republican Town Committee meeting to be held on Monday evening (See notice below.).  Thus, much is happening with much positive progress!

Simply to review this candidacy briefly, there is more substance, quality, depth and breadth to the Campaign Platform than there is of any other candidate for the U.S. Senate.  Also, I speak Spanish fluently and I have active ties with minority groups, that for considerations of what I call multi-cultural communion.  In addition, my public presence and presentation are good.  Further, I am a candidate of life!

I have good potential for becoming President!

I welcome your comments, your support and your prayers!


Ethan Book
Tel.  (203) 943-0045
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Apr 15

Update 04/13/10

Hello Friends,

The campaign is picking up speed!

This afternoon there was a great Candidates Day at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.  It was organized by Dr. Gary Rose, the Chairman of the Department of Government and Politics, also a noted author.  This morning prior to the event, I wrote up and reproduced the Campaign Platform (see above) for distribution at the event.  Also over the weekend, I had business cards made up for the campaign.  Major candidates for state and national offices of both parties were invited.  Other Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate who attended were Linda McMahon, Peter Schiff and Vincent Forras.  I met and spoke with each of them.  There were various Democrat party candidates for the U.S. Senate.  Curiously absent was Richard Blumenthal.  He had several campaign staff members there with a table.  I introduced myself.  Connecticut Republican Party Chairman Christopher Healey was also there.  I introduced myself.  He was cordial and mentioned that he's receiving my campaign updates.  When I asked him if he reads them, he said, "Yes, they're easy to read!"

I engaged in much discussion with other candidates of both parties and many students.  While I was speaking with a Republican candidate for governor on Roe v. Wade, two students came up with a microphone and video and they recorded my position on the issue (See Position Statement at  campaign website.).  All the students were quite cordial and showed good interest in this campaign particularly with respect to the fact that I am a descendent of 17th Century settlers of the Colony of Connecticut, that I served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and that I describe myself as a whistleblower of state public works.  In addition, there was good student interest in my analysis of Roe v. Wade.  I even saw and spoke with Ken Dixon, the Connecticut Post reporter who did the 1987 article "Tilting at Power" which appears on the website.

The student group also did video interviews of each candidate.  For mine, I spoke about five minutes about key campaign points.  The interview will be posted at the Sacred Heart University website. 

The event today also opened up opportunity to participate in a Senate Candidates Forum this evening at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, CT.  It is to begin at 7:00 p.m.  In addition, there apparently is another event scheduled for tomorrow morning at a college in Willimantic, CT.  I'm awaiting details.

On Friday, I do a live radio interview on WDJZ 1530 AM radio in Bridgeport, CT.

Clearly, this political endeavor is picking up steam.

Yet another very important development is that this morning I spoke again with an official of the Federal Elections Commission.  This campaign can be officially registered NOW.  It would be required to be registered at the point that there are $5,000 in campaign contributions and quarterly financial reports are not required until there are $5,000 in contributions.  However, it can formally and officially be registered with the Federal Elections Commission NOW!

The issues are right and the time is right.  God is good!

Tel. (203) 943-0045
Constitutional integrity and individual freedom with global focus!
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Apr 07

Update 04/06/2010

Hello Friends,

On Sunday, the Connecticut Post had a rather interesting article regarding endorsements of a few Republican officials for some competing Republican candidates.  There was mention of State Representative T.R. Rowe of Trumbull and State Senator Michael McLachlan of Danbury to give support for former WWE executive Linda McMahon and of State Representatives William Hamzy of Plymouth and Rosa Rebimbas of Naugatuck continuing support of former Congressman Rob Simmons.  In considering the article, it was clear that Rep. Rowe and Sen. McLachlan simply considered McMahon to be the lessor of two evils.  Also, despite their own questions about issues and no mention of reasonable probability of defeating the expected Democrat Party candidate Richard Blumenthal, Reps. Hamzy and Rebimbas spoke simply of Simmons' experience.  Of addditonal major significance is that the article affirmed that both McMahon and Simmons are pro-choice.

Considering the nature of the unaddressed issues of the defects of the 1973 Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade as is published at the campaign website, I decided to send a letter to the various competing Republican candidates (also with a cited copy for Christopher Healey, the Chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party as well with other copies provided also to the above-mentioned officials, among others).  A copy of the letter is provided here.

As I consider the message together with the known dynamics of this political campaign, I am encouraged that there is an open door for this campaign and also I am reminded of the figurative but realistic principle that there are times that the tail wags the dog!

What you you think?


Ethan Book

Tel. (203) 943-0045

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Apr 02

Update 3/31/2010

Hello, Friends,

There are two important matters of this message.

First, another Republican candidate has made public statements that regarding the recent financial crisis, no one sounded the alarm as loud as he did.  His statement is wholly false!  In 1994 and 1995, I filed four federal lawsuits, two of them against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, one against the Securities and Exchange Commission and one against the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, among other matters.

It is of further interest that the lawsuit filed against the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (CRRA: with named defendants including the Office of the Attorney General) is discussed in my letter of January 9, 2010 to Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal.  Other focus of several developing interrelated themes is the mention in that letter of a separate letter sent to Sen. Joseph Lieberman (the one who was Attorney General in the late 1980's, was a Yale Law School classmate of Mr. Blumenthal, and also a mentor and colleague of Mr. Blumenthal) in October of 1997.  Thus,  I sounded the alarm early and vigorously!

Second, there is cause to review the recent Congressional action on health care reform.  In short, the bill is a serious, inefficient overreaching of Congressional powers.  It is very similar to the health care plan instituted in Massachusetts under Gov. Romney.  The resulting central planning in Massachusetts has led to massive costs such that current Gov. Deval Patrick is talking about price controls.  I am concerned that with all the current Congressional effort, additional regulation and costs, considering also the projected portion of population coverage increases from 83% to 95%, that with an estimated cost over ten years of $940 billion (that also when for the existing levels of government deficit and debt and the various domestic and international implications are such that our nation cannot afford such additional expenses), the net gain from the plan will be considerable less than the major costs.  As I have been saying, there are more efficient and cost-effective ways of satisfying proper objectives .  Idaho and Florida lead twelve states that are presenting court challenges to the legislation and Virginia has passed a law affirming citizen rights to decline to buy health care insurance.  Also, I have been encouraged by the positions stated by Arizona Senator John McCain and former New York City Mayor Rudolf Giuliani that we need to get Republicans elected in November in order to present a substitute health care reform, one which retains some good elements of the existing legislation and replaces or removes the objectionable portions.

In some ways, I may be a poster-child (or poster-person) of the significance of intrusive and overreaching government regulation.  For matters which should be apparent from the information available at the campaign website, it should be clear that for the impacts of yet unaddressed matters of dysfunctional state government, I have lived a distressed personal situation since 1985.  In this situation, I have not had health care insurance since 1985.  However, early during that period, I took the view that as God had allowed me to be in such a situation, I expected that He would protect me.  Since 1985, I estimate that I have paid annually for medical and dental expenses an average of $250 (with the exception being 1993 when I needed reconstructive facial surgery for the curious assault which is mentioned in my letter of October 1997 to Sen. Lieberman; available at the website).  So for the 25 years since 1985, I have paid an estimated $6,250 in regular medical costs.  If we include the $5,000 for the reconstructive surgery, then we arrive at an estimated total of $11,250.  On the other hand, if I had obtained private health insurance, I estimate over the 25 year period an average monthly cost for premiums of $500 (not to include deductibles).  Over the entire period, that comes to $150,000.  The existing legislation doesn't really address the cost factors.  Rather, it attempts to spread the coverage around, that without addressing a more fundamental issue of the need for judicial reform, a matter which could likely increase the portion of Americans covered in a manner that would be more effective than the existing legislation.

It is time to consider the 9th Amendment rights that are reserved for the people.  The case of Jacobson v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 25 S.Ct. 358 (1905) develops this well.  The case deals with a challenge on the basis of the federal Constitution of a state law.  The case affirms that "[t]here is, of course, a sphere within which the individual may assert the supremacy of his own will, and rightfully dispute the authority of any human government, -- especially of any free government existing under a written constitution, to interfere with the exercise of that will" (at p. 362).

I also refer to the book Whatever Happened to America? by John Christian Ryter (2001, Hallberg Publishing Corporation, Tampa, Florida).  On page 98, he makes a very important statement:

"In Europe, the rights of the people come from the largese of the government.  The United States is the only country in which the 'rights' of the government are granted by the people, with the superior rights of the people coming directly from God."

Friends, we have some very crucial matters to deal with and present opportunities to do so!

God is good!

Ethan Book
Telephone (203) 943-0045
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