Name: Mike Binkley
How long have you lived in the 48th District? three years
Occupation: author, tutor, retired from a 40-year career in business and software project management in the aerospace industry (Logicon, Hughes Aircraft Co. and TRW Inc.) developing, implementing and deploying state-of-the-art systems
Education: bachelor's degree in math at UCLA in 1964
Previously elected or appointed positions: chairman of the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County, editor of the Los Angeles Libertarian, a 1,000-member newsletter
Community organizations: Libertarian Party of Orange County, Drug Policy Alliance, CATO Institute, Reason Foundation, Landmark Education, YogaWorks
Most critical issue: war -- at home and abroad. Reflecting the collective wisdom of America’s Founders, John Quincy Adams wrote: “America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.”
Our Democratic and Republican political establishments have turned the Founders’ wisdom on its head. They are pursuing the Neocon agenda. Going abroad in search of monsters to destroy has become the organizing principle of their reckless foreign policy. Meanwhile, Presidents Bush and Obama, Democratic and Republican politicians are simultaneously waging a covert, incremental war on Americans’ constitutional rights at home.