Incumbent Republocrat Charlie Dent Terrified Of Debating Liberty Candidate Jake TowneSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 16:55
Incumbent Republocrat Charlie Dent likes to bill himself as an “independent leader,” when the reality is anything but. A hard look at the record reveals that 6 years in federal Congress and over $1 million in salary later, Dent has achieved little besides renaming a few post offices and helping plunge the nation into an economic depression with endless debt and war.
Jake Towne, a true independent, notes Dent co-sponsored two bills by following Towne’s lead in the 111th Congress. Within 48 hours of an open letter Towne sent, Dent co-sponsored HR 1207, a bill to audit the Federal Reserve for the first time in its 97-year history. Within 24 hours of Towne issuing a challenge to Dent sign Discharge Petition #11 on the healthcare plan, Dent backed down and complied with Towne’s request.
Dent is now avoiding debate by refusing Northampton Community College’s debate request. The other Democrat candidate, John Callahan, and Jake Towne will now be hosted in separate forums per the college.
While Callahan was kind enough to name Towne in his press release, his continued efforts to label Jake as a “Tea Party candidate” are a sad attempt to avoid his own absence of ideas. Towne has never claimed to be a Tea Party candidate, and the local Tea Party has not endorsed any candidate in the race. Towne is a true independent and will report directly to the people with his novel “Our Open Office” idea, not the Democrat or Republican parties and lobbyists. Towne has requested both Callahan and Dent copy this idea to their platforms for over a year.
Towne looks forward to debating John Callahan on the wars abroad (a topic he has avoided for 14 months), hydraulic fracturing (Callahan has no stance yet, see Towne’s here), and protecting our civil liberties, which the Republocrats have failed at.
The first debate is Monday, September 13th at 7pm at Lafayette College with the College Hill Neighborhood Association and League of Women Voters.