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Dave Brownlow on Crime

Constitution Party Senate Challenger


Apply Bible principle of "two witnesses" for death penalty

Q: Do you support or oppose the policy: "The death penalty"?

A: I support the concept in general, but our current court system is so broken that any judgments rendered are in question. The biblical principle of "two witnesses" should be the standard for such an extreme punishment. However, we have substituted DNA, expert witnesses, and questionable forensic science in place of this.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Jun 22, 2008

No mandatory sentencing laws--we have too many incarcerated

Q: Do you support or oppose the policy: "Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws"?

A: DO NOT SUPPORT--anything "mandatory" usually comes with unintended consequences. With the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world, simply locking offenders up, many who are in for non violent drug "crimes" and throwing away the key, is not a solution.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Jun 22, 2008

Immoral prison industry creates an American Gulag

The American Gulag: The United States has less than 5% of the world's population, yet we currently house 25% of the world's prisoners. The American prison industry has become such a shocking and morally reprehensible mess, it deserves far more attention than anyone is willing to give it. We currently have 2.3 million prisoners rotting away in our nations jails and prisons--many for non-violent "crimes"--incarcerating ourselves at a rate of 751 per 100,000 in population, the highest rate in the world. This increases to 1 out of 100 if we only count the adults--and it gets even worse for minorities, with as many as 12% of black males aged 20-34 currently sitting behind bars. The world's average incarceration rate is only 125 prisoners for every 100,000 people. This means America cages our citizens at a rate nearly SIX times greater than rest of the world! Probably not a statistic we should be too proud of.
Source: Campaign website, www.davebrownlow.com, "Key_Issues" Jun 21, 2008

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OR Senatorial:
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Jeff Merkley
Ron Wyden


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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