All posts by David Anderson

Councilman David Anderson is a citizen activist who has served the community in several areas. He is a former member of the Academy of Dover Charter School board of directors, a former Dover Human Relations Commissioner, past Chair of Delaware Right to Life PAC, Proud member of the Delaware Army National Guard and Afghan War Vet, former Because We Care Inc. alternative school board member, Republican committee person, and co-founder of the Delaware Initiative and Referendum Coalition. He is currently Huck PAC state coordinator, volunteer at Luther Towers events, supporter of the Veteran's outreach, and a husband and father.

Special Prosecutor Appointed

This is a mistake, but Rosenstein is trying to please everyone as is his history. He caved. It is wrong to appoint a special prosecutor before a crime has been found. It keeps an issue alive that should be dead. Will they try to find a crime? At least with Robert Mueller, Democrats will have to stay out of the way or it is completely political. They should be investigating the leaks which are a crime. Tucker Carson reacted, bad idea but a good choice. Dick Morris worries that it could be the undoing of the administration. Democrats got what they say they wanted. Will they stop posturing and start working?

DE House Votes for Death Penalty While Senate Votes for Late Term Abortion

Our state General Assembly had an interesting day, Tuesday. The House voted to reinstate the death penalty and the Senate voted with a bare majority to allow late term abortion even turning down parental consent, informed consent and moving the limit to 23 weeks. They voted down anesthesia for a child in womb after the point where they can feel pain. It was a disgrace. Should not the child in womb, late in the pregnancy at least have the same consideration as a double murderer? Senators Richardson, Lawson and Simpson provided a valuable public record with a series of amendments to SB 5, the abortion bill. Proponents claim that it is just enacting into law Roe v. Wade, but they ignore that Casey and Gonzales are the guiding Court precedents. Roe was and is out of step with America and indeed the civilized world. Casey was an attempt to bring back the slightest balance. The roll call Read more

AETNA Calls it quits in Delaware Obamacare Marketplace

AETNA EXITS ACA EXCHANGE IN DELAWARE FOR 2018   Dover, DE (May 10, 2017) – On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Aetna, Inc. (“Aetna”), informed the Delaware Department of Insurance that it would not be participating in the Health Insurance Marketplace (“Marketplace”) in Delaware for 2018. As a main reason for their exit, Aetna cited an approximate $700 million loss for individual policies between 2014 and 2016, and an estimated loss of $200 million for 2017 throughout the United States.   In response, Commissioner Navarro issued the following statement:   “I am disappointed that Aetna will not be servicing the health needs of Delawareans in 2018. Given the uncertainty and instability surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act, however, I understand their reasoning. I would hope that our elected officials in Washington will come up with solutions to guarantee that health Read more

SB 5: Delaware’s Late Term Abortion Bill

Democrats unable to find ways to pass a budget that people will like, are trying to find a distraction. Unfortunately, one of these is at the expense of innocent, viable babies. SB 5 would end Delaware's ban after 20 weeks, which is a national trend, and go the other way. It would allow abortion before viability instead but redefines viability so that viable children would die. Even worse, it allows abortion after viability for a woman's health without defining health. Do they know that health can be physical, mental or even familial? It gives no limit on the level of health threat. Even a minor problem would be grounds for abortion after viability. Worse still, it would allow that judgment to be made by the person paid to do it. No independent review is necessary under this bill. How can good hearted men and women in our legislature justify going against the trends of science, Read more

100 Days

President Franklin Roosevelt faced a crisis like no other and needed a way to rally the nation to quick action. He introduced a 100-day plan. President's have been judged by a silly standard which doesn't make sense in most circumstances. President Trump fell into that trap with a ridiculously ambitious 100-day plan, so ambitious that he could have resigned after 100 days and been one of the 10 best Presidents. After 100 days, I am delighted. He is better than I expected. President Trump earns a B+ in my judgment. The reason he does not earn an A is because he is not staffed properly at the lower levels. He has a top flight cabinet, but they were slow-walked by Senate Democrats hoping to slow his pace of accomplishments. This caused some errors and allowed Obama holdovers to sabotage the administration. Successes include protecting life, deregulation on a large scale, Keystone Read more

Marchers for Science Welfare–Remember this

13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970 Behold the coming apocalypse, as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970: “In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.” — Life magazine “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.” — Ecologist Kenneth Watt “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions…. By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, Read more

Assurant Settles Kick Back Claims

INSURER FINED $212,505 FOR UNFAIR PRACTICES Dover, DE (April 19, 2017) – The Delaware Department of Insurance, along with insurance regulators for forty-eight other jurisdictions, have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with Assurant, Inc., regarding the company’s writing of force-placed property insurance, of which Assurant is the nation’s largest writer. Force-placed property insurance is a type of insurance that allows a financial lender the opportunity to insure its financial interest in a property. Under this insurance, a lender will take out a force-placed insurance policy on a property due to the fact that the property owner’s insurance has either expired or has been determined to be unsatisfactory in coverage. The settlement, which became effective on March 20, 2017, is the result of a multistate targeted market conduct examination called in 2015 and led Read more

Assad Lost His Mind and Maybe His War

Is Assad stupid? He had finally achieved getting the U.S. to tolerate him which with his Russian ally means victory. After all Assad is better than ISIS. Now he sabotaged himself.

President Trump enforced the Obama red line. I support him. It was measured and contained. It doesn’t commit us to war, which only Congress can do.

The world is on notice. America is willing to enforce humanitarian norms. I wonder what is next.

Poliquin Files for Dover City Council

Ronald  Poliquin’s Campaign Announcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2017 Poliquin files to run for City of Dover 1st District Council Seat “I will advocate for taxpayers” Dover, Del. – Ronald G. Poliquin filed with the City of Dover Clerk’s office to run for the city council seat that was vacated after Jim Hosfelt was elected to the Kent County Levy Court. The Special Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 2017. “My main priority is to stand up for taxpayers.” said Poliquin. “We need to hold the line on taxes, squeeze out government waste, and implement initiatives to create new jobs in Dover.” “I also plan to continue the tradition of outstanding constituent services set by former council members Jim Hosfelt and Beverly Williams.” As an attorney, Poliquin successfully litigated a groundbreaking Taxpayer Rights lawsuit[1] declaring over $200 Read more

ALG praises Senate confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch

April 7, 2017, Fairfax, Va.--Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the Senate for confirming soon-to-be-sworn-in Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: "This confirmation is a huge victory for President Donald Trump, who kept his promise by appointing a constitutionalist to the bench. Thanks to the steadfast leadership and determination Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the balance of power on the Supreme Court has been preserved with the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, who promises to uphold the text of the Constitution and the rule of law. This proves when the Senate majority is determined to act, they can pull together to respect the will of the people. It is our hope that newly minted Justice Gorsuch lives up to the intellectual legacy of Antonin Scalia who put the rule of law ahead of personal preference." To Read more

5th Annual Chili Cookoff for Charity Saturday

<p>Saturday, Feb. 25th Noon to 3 p. m. at Christian Life Center 614 S. DuPont Hwy. Dover, DE is the annual chili cookoff for charity sponsored by Councilman David Anderson.  Please share this, show up or send a donation. Please help our community outreach. <p>We need to raise money to pay for food on Saturday academy. These kids are giving up 5 hours on a Saturday to learn to be better people, math, science and more. Let's show these children that the community is behind them. Let's show them that your destiny is not determined by your family income but by your determination to achieve it. For more information about the organization http://www.mlkjrecc.org/ Read more

White House touts bipartisan Praise of Gorsuch

Bipartisan Praise For The “Impossible To Oppose” Judge Neil Gorsuch “Sterling Legal And Academic Credentials” … “A Brilliant Legal Mind” … “Very Ethical” … “An Exceptional Jurist” Above The Law’s David Lat On Judge Gorsuch: “Stellar Credentials…” “In my view, the choice between Judge Gorsuch and Judge Hardiman comes down to how Establishment and elitist the president wants to be. Both judges have stellar credentials, but Judge Gorsuch’s shine just a little more brightly.” (David Lat, “Supreme Court Update: And Then There Were Four,” Above The Law, 1/24/17) Lat: “He’s Brilliant, Conservative And Impossible To Oppose.” (Mark K. Matthews And Kirk Mitchell, “What You Need To Know About Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s Rumored Top Pick For The Supreme Court,” Denver Post, 1/30/17) SCOTUSBlog’s Eric Citron: “[Gorsuch’s] Read more

Travel Pause Hysteria

The people who are calling the travel pause from 7 nations a Muslim ban are insulting Muslims. It is a pause to retool our screening to ban extremists and protect the majority. Is it good or bad? We shall see in 90 days. Everyone needs to take a breath. Turn off fake news CNN and read the actual orders. I have never seen a network be so irresponsible. Could President Trump's eventual policy be terrible? Yes. It could also be terrific or anywhere in between. There is nothing evil about 90 days to design new policies. Let's see the new policies. I know that the previous administration had been disgraceful. It recognized that Christians in Syria and Iraq were subjected to genocide and did nothing to allow them in. Why protest the guy doing the right thing? They are so misinformed, it is heartbreaking. The way to stop the disinformation is with real love. To protect Christians, you Read more

Hold on to your car keys is the International Walking Charter Coming to Dover?

City staff brought a proposal to sign the Walk21 International Walking Charter. It is an effort to use local government to pressure people out of their cars by designing a city to be inhospitable to them. It is from the same fountain as Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030. Considering the fact Dover's Comprehensive Plan is due for revision in the upcoming year, this is worth noting . Are you skeptical? Well hold on to your car keys! Here are some gems from the International Walking Charter. This proposal seeks the following: Put people on foot at the heart of urban planning . Give slow transport modes such as walking and cycling priority over fast modes, and local traffic precedence over long - distance travel 􀂇 Improve land-use and spatial planning, ensuring that new housing, shops, business parks and public transport stops are located and designed so that people can reach them Read more

Stein out of luck in PA? Election finally over

It looks like no Pennsylvania recount. Jill Stein missed the deadline for a Pennsylvania recount. Unless some court rules that a candidate with no chance of winning and who has no evidence that the vote was wrong, has standing to set aside the law. Frankly, the election is so far from being close enough in PA that a recount is one in a million to be optimistic. Wisconsin is not much different and Michigan is not one in a 100,000. No one believes that. The odds of turning all of them has to be 10 billion to 1. Hillary Clinton's campaign joining the effort borders on delusion. They admit that they investigated and found no evidence of a problem. If Stein wanted Clinton to win, she would not have run. Johnson took more votes from Trump than she did from Clinton. The Conservative/Libertarian vote would have been divided, Clinton may have gotten just enough votes to win as a minority President. Read more

Trump’s Early Choices Show Commitment to Promises

President-elect Donald J. Trump has stirred concern on the far left with some of his choices for staff and cabinet officials. They show that he understands that personnel is policy (Morton Blackwell quote). Sessions will enforce laws not write them. He will ensure conservative jurists are appointed to the federal judiciary. Currently, at least 80 vacancies exist. Governor Niki Haley shows that he is willing to look outside of the foreign policy establishment. She is obviously accomplished, more than most UN Ambassadors, and has experience dealing with foreign interests. As governor, she worked to successfully bring and protect jobs into South Carolina. Many of those were with large foreign companies. The interesting move could make Haley a contender for a 2020 ticket or beyond. The popular governor will now have strong foreign policy credentials, assuming that she does not crash Read more

Delaware Grapevine’s Celia Cohen retires

After 42 years of political writing for the News Journal then her own Delaware Grapevine which was picked up in Delaware Today and the Community Newspaper network, Celia Cohen recently announced that she had enough. 42 years of political writing is enough, she posted, Cohen out. Cohen was also the author of the book on Delaware Politics in 2002,Only in Delaware: Politics and Politicians in the First State Cohen was a fixture at events the regular media used to cover but started to ignore. This allowed her to make contacts and bring both unique insight and inside information to the informed public. If there were a rumor that kept bubbling up that I wanted to know definitively, sometimes, I would just call Ms. Cohen who would know if it were true or false. She had a Rolodex and was not afraid to use it to bring insight to the behind the scenes world of the Delaware Way. Some criticized Read more

Trump Administration Taking Shape

There is a lot of pressure for the Trump administration to dump its promises that offend the Washington establishment on trade, immigration, life, and a new approach to national security. If personnel is policy (Morton Blackwell), then the early appointments show that he is going full steam ahead. Watch out sanctuary cities.

If he appoints Dr. Michelle Rhee to Education and Mr. Robert Woodson to HUD, that would also signal that he intends to remake the political map for the long term. Trump is the second urban President of our lifetimes, but the first, President Obama, did nothing for the cities. Trump has a chance to truly make America Great from the cities to the countryside. He seems like he desires to take it. He is being bold and that is to his credit.

Will Republicans find a way to lose the 10th Senate seat

There is a movement by some to skip over conservative and proven candidate John Marino.  Rumor has it that some want to push a pro-common core, pro-tax increase  and anti-parental opt out candidate.  Considering that turnout is what wins special elections, that is hard to understand.

In a longer, regular election, Michelle Walls would be a saleable candidate because of her other many strengths.   It would be a harder sell to Republicans and Independents in a special election against a popular and well known Democrat.   We see no reason to revisit yesterday’s endorsement.