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.
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
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
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 -
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
He is a true conservative, has name recognition, did the hard work against an incumbent and should be the candidate for the 10th district special election. Everyone has a right to make their case to the party. No candidate is perfect. The fact is that Marino came within 300 votes of defeating a popular sitting senator. He knows the district and it likes him. He has the signs and volunteer infrastructure. In Delaware, many people run a few times before they win. Karen Peterson and Bill Roth, Mike Ramone, Nancy Wagner, Donna Stone and David Anderson all come to mind. The idea is for a candidate to take on a tough race, build and win. That is the way to win these tough races. You don't have a candidate take on the tough race then dump them and start fresh. It defeats everything that you just accomplished if you discovered a strong candidate.
Democrats were so scared of Marino, Read more
Craigslist has ads offering up to $18 an hour to protest Donald Trump. I considered posting a link but it would probably disappear then be reposted as seems to be the standard operating procedure. They are so easy to find that anyone wanting to see them can. Why pay to protest and disrupt? At least some of these have been traced to George Soros front organizations. What is the purpose of trying to undermine and divide America in this way with astroturf protest? Is it because they are trying to spark more real protests and keep the left angry and afraid?
Trump is the first Republican from a major city. He is proposing an Urban agenda that would put the party on offense and offer a chance to break the next blue wall, the lock on many cities. No wonder they want to hinder and distract. They would rather lives remain broken than Trump take away their power base. Of course, they Read more
Joy and fear seem to be the two emotional poles that a President Donald Trump seems to evoke. May I say that the fear is overblown. The Democratic party has spent the last few months painting Trump to be a monster, KKK, sexual assaulter, and general bigot who is going to blow up the world. Some people actually believed it. He has to reassure them. He doesn't have to win them over right now, just show that he won't kill people, restore segregation, shutdown every mosque in America or round up people who look Hispanic. The 60 minutes interview Sunday was a good continuation of the tone he set with his victory speech and meeting with President Obama.
Back when I was young, I was concerned about Reagan then in a month, he showed me that all of the media hype was wrong. Within two months, I was on board the Reagan train and never got off. He represented my values. I see a crack in Read more
Democrats did what they expected statewide. They went 4 for 4. The numbers were not as high as the highwater marks of 2008 but they still got the job done. 53% voted for Clinton. That proved to be the statewide floor not the ceiling. As expected, John Carney was the top vote getter. There are cracks in the state blue wall.
The biggest upset of the night was President Pro Tem Patricia Blevins to rising conservative star Anthony Delcollo in the 7th Senate district. The District is 49% Democratic to only 23% Republican, but the Delcollo team pulled off a narrow upset. The campaign was run as close to a perfect campaign as can be imagined. Delcollo had a statewide presence. He ran a tireless campaign that now puts the GOP within one seat of its first majority in the state senate since 1972. Bethany Hall-Long's election to Lt. Governor will force it to be a 10 to 10 tie in 67 days. Read more
Here is a link to the FBI letter which says new information found in an unrelated case has led to a reopening of the email probe.
Polls showed a 3 point race before today’s join body blows to the Clinton campaign. The Wikileaks pay to play and the FBI probe are indeed two devastating October surprises when combined with the Video showing the incitement to violence at Trump rallies.
Does character matter in elections? The majority polled recently said no. I guess that explains the fact that both parties nominated a person with shall we say character issues. That leaves the rest of us underwhelmed. I agree that so-called character issues are usually private stuff that is just mud slinging. Issues matter more. We have no business trying to find out who worships where, who sleeps with whom, what someone's tax returns or credit reports are, what their elementary school record was or whom they had dinner with.
There is a level where it does matter. If I can't trust you to ever tell the truth, how can I trust where you stand on the issues? If you don't care about people, how can I trust you to serve them? If you look down on people because of their faith group (I am not talking about radical ideology such as terrorism), if you treat people poorly based upon their Read more
Pennsylvania’s former Attorney General has been sentenced to 10 to 23 months in prison after conviction on 9 charges related to leaking grand jury information to hurt a political rival then covering it up. She resigned in August after being convicted.
Colin Kaepernick started a minor movement of dissent that has even shown up at a local high school, Kent Polytech. It is time to address this virus of anti-Americanism. I do not rise against the people who are exercising their rights as Americans to redress the government for their grievances. After all, it is well known that Black Americans are 30% more likely to be pulled over, 3 times more likely to be searched and 2 times more likely to be shot, according to President Obama. Recent incidents in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Louisiana illustrate the problem of an inexplicable escalation to deadly force by a minority of law enforcement. It is a legitimate concern.
A Constitutional government is one restrained and respecting its people, not one that rules by fear of deadly force because you do not move quickly enough or obey its dictates fast enough. Deadly force should only be engaged Read more
Reuters is reporting that 21 States led by Texas and Arkansas are suing Delaware for allegedly stealing their citizen's money. The 150 million dollar suit joins Pennsylvania and Wisconsin who already filed separate suits.
Delaware hired contractors to take a more aggressive collection of Escheat funds (unclaimed funds like dormant checking and savings accounts,
uncashed money orders, cashiers checks, Unclaimed insurance benefits, Mineral royalty payments, Safe depository contents, Unused gift certificates.dividends, stocks, bonds, utility deposits or refunds). They didn't hire them to find the people of course, but to push companies to turning them over to the state. The state then spends the money that is unclaimed after it publishes names on the web. It has been a boon to state revenue. Revenue has jumped to a half a billion dollars a year surpassing corporate taxes as our third Read more