Got a policy or philosophical question for Edward TJ Brown? Want to engage in some friendly debate? Feel free to send him an email or find him on social media. I'll post questions/answers here. I touch upon various
political-philosophical issues and I do not shy away from expressing an opinion or viewpoint on hot button issues. If you want to try and change my mind, please feel free to contact
Q) Have you ever run for elected office before?
A) Yes, in 2001 I was a candidate for Moorhead City mayor. It was a nonpartisan election, but I identified as an Independent with some libertarian leanings. The
focus of my campaign was on the following key points;
Q) Do you consider yourself to be pro-life or pro-choice?
I do not really fit into the pro-life or pro-choice camp. I wrote a letter to the editor about my problems with both
groups. I do not believe in "abortion on demand", but I also do not support all the of restrictions sought by pro-life groups.
Q) Do you support the re-legalization of marijuana? What about other drugs?
I do not believe that the War on Drugs has been successful at keeping communities safe, preventing and treating drug addictions or teaching our children to, "just say no." I do not believe that legalization of all drugs is the solution either.
Q) What about prostitution (aka trafficking of human beings)
I do not believe that prostitution is a 'victimless crime'. All too often it involves persons under the age of 21 and outright slavery. Very, very few adults -- female or male -- genuinely want to become a prostitution and would very much prefer a different career.
Q) Which lives matter? Black or Blue?
I truly believe that all lives matter, with the understanding that we need to address the concerns (i.e. criminal justice reform and voting rights) of both people of color and members of law enforcement. Depicting all police officers or all Black Lives Matters proponents as evil, does not really help facilities the type of conversations that need to occur in order to protect justice and public safety.
Q) What are your opinions about Minnesota Line 3?
Q) What are your opinions on the Second Amendment?
Q) What are your opinions on LGBTQ rights?
Q) What are your views on Affirmative Action?
Q) What are your views on teaching civics/patriotism in public schools?
Q) What are your views on capital punishment?
Q) What are your views on protecting the American flag?
Q) What are your views on agriculture policy?
Q) What are your views on election law reform?
Q) What are your views on Israel?
Q) What are your views on free trade polices?
Q) What are your views on the Afghanistan and Iraqi Wars?
Q) What are your views on U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders?
Q) What are your views on U.S. Senator Rand Paul?
Q) What are your views on Former President Donald Trump?
Q) What are your views on the Affordable Care Act?
Q) What are your views on the border wall? Immigration?