Category Archives: Personal

Another Response To A Constituent

Hello, REDACTED

I don’t do form letters.

Bottom line for me is that this legislation should be totally repealed.

It asks, and sets up, way too much for every one of us, even if we do have health coverage through our employer.

I am quite sure you remember this all started over 47 million people estimated to not have any such coverage.

Then, after a lot of squabble over this including illegal aliens, that number dropped to 30 million.

But Congress decided, in their back rooms, to develop a 2,700+ page bill that would change everything for the entire country.

Just because of 10 percent of our population “needing” coverage.

Never mind the fact that, buried in that bill, was a tyrannical approach demanding that we (if we didn’t/don’t have coverage) would have to pay a fine and or serve jail time if we fail to purchase a product the federal government says we absolutely must have.

This the first time in the history of our country that the federal government placed such a demand on its entire population.

I don’t know about you, but I do not serve a King in this United States. And I will not.

Speaker Pelosi insulted our intelligence by telling us we had to pass the bill to find out what is in it.

This is not how Congress is supposed to do business.

And that – is why I am in this race. To replace a Democrat rubber stamp that serves no purpose other than to bend the will of The People to her (their) way of thinking.

I won’t stand for it any longer. I am through complaining to the television and radio.

Thank you for asking.

Sincerely,

Daniel McAndrew

This Is It

Well, today’s the day.

No matter how this turns out (for me) I wish you to know this has been an extraordinary challenge.

I have met a lot of fine people, and many of my competitors I put in that same category. Stephens Dempsey, Neil Cohen, Corrogan Vaughn and James Rutledge, to name but a few. Perfect gentlemen. It was great fun this past year. I wish you all the best.

And to all of those that have supported me, and those who may (and have) voted for me – I thank you from the bottom of my heart. We shall see what the future brings.

Soon.

Thought I’d Share This

Don’t know how anyone may consider this, but I wanted to share this short email exchange between a constituent and myself.

I decided to redact the person’s name and email address to protect her from any unwanted contact as a result of this. Hope she doesn’t mind. And since my treasurer’s name is on record, I hope he doesn’t mind that I include his comment as well.

(Read from the bottom up.)


To ‘Daniel McAndrew’
From: Jim Sollers (REDACTED@verizon.net)
Sent: Thu 8/26/10 7:22 AM
To: ‘Daniel McAndrew’ (dwmca@live.com)
You know actually that is a good point to make.
You live your principals, no debt on your campaign.
You live within your means.
Very good

From: Daniel McAndrew (dwmca@live.com)
Sent: Wed 8/25/10 10:32 PM
To: REDACTED@REDACTED.com
You are very kind, Lynn.

Don’t worry about the donation bit, it’s way too close to the Primary at this point anyway.

Yes, I’m not rich. My day job starts when I get up at 5:30 or 6am then home by 6pm.

That is, until I started this business of running for office.

Yes, I do know the value of a dollar and how not to over-reach.
Which is why I have stopped spending from my campaign account for the moment.
I may do a little more as my treasurer and I were discussing things at lunch today.

We shall see how the numbers look come the evening (or next day) of the primary.

Night.

Daniel

P.S. I’m of Irish ancestry, actually. If that matters. Personally, I figure I am an American first. Republican last. Conservative second.

From: REDACTED@REDACTED.com
Sent: Wed 8/25/10 10:14 PM
To: dwmca@live.com
Dear Mr. McAndrew,

Today, I received the ballot for the Maryland Primary, and was researching U.S. Senate candidates.
Upon perusing a Wiki article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Maryland,_2010 I noticed that you and Barbara Mikluski (sic) have something in common in regard to your campaign, ZERO DEBT. One major difference is that she has about $3Million and you have hardly anything to work with. It is amazing. This fact intrigued me to go to your web site, and see what your stance is on various issues we are facing today, as a country. I like what I see.

Unfortunately, I have no money to donate towards your campaign, but wanted to know that we need more people like you in politics.

McAndrew is a good Scottish name!

Best wishes for a successful run.

Regards,

Lynn REDACTED

The Mighty El Rushbo Lives

Limbaugh responds to JournoList death wish report
By: Byron York

Read more at the Washington Examiner

Right ON! Right ON! Right ON! Right ON!

New Blog

I am grateful to the Baltimore Sun for offering this chance to expand my horizons.

I hope this helps to bring to the public eye, the information necessary to make a wise choice when going to the polls this September 14th.

Have a good day.

Oh. Here’s the web page address:

http://candidateblogs.baltimoresun.com/daniel-mcandrew

Rule of Law

Not only is this one of my many tenets, but I have found and signed a declaration that is now in the hands of the Rule of Law Revolution site. This is important, that we are to be held responsible for our promises to support and defend the U.S. Constitution as well as our State Constitution at all times.

Press Release: Mount Vernon Statement

02/17/2010

I have recently read through, and wholeheartedly embrace the principles of The Mount Vernon Statement.

I have signed its petition and promise to uphold and defend its premise completely. That of moving toward our Founding Principles and not away from it, of Ordered Liberty firmly grounded and excellently articulated within our Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

http://www.themountvernonstatement.com/

Census Data

How much is too much?
In view of the growing quantity of elaborate, and very personal, questions to be present on Census forms, here is yet another danger to answering all of those unnecessary questions.

Access to your bank accounts.

According to this article, could be more likely than you would ever know.
And all the more reason to simply answer the simple need of how many people live at your residence. And only that.

Save Your Money. Save Your Identity.

This is a personal message from me to you.

There have been reports in recent history of thieves managing to steal your money directly from your savings and checking accounts. And you likely never knew nor saw them do it.

In case you haven’t heard about this scheme, here’s a PDF file that should help you to understand. The crooks actually modify ATMs to capture/record your PIN number AND your bank card data from its magnetic stripe. Illegal in itself, but they are swift in its application and removal to target another ATM location. That PDF file explains how. With pictures, so you can know what to look for.

One additional reason why I bother to post this message isn’t just to pass this along by itself. I went to the trouble of talking with the bank/credit union I do business with and asked them if they monitor for such activities and/or mods to their equipment.

What I learned is that, at least for this chain, they do daily examinations to ensure no tampering has taken place. At all of their branches. Likely, video records all approaches as well.

But what came next was also interesting.

A warning. Not to trust ATMs that are located in highly public places such as malls or anywhere there is a high volume of customer traffic. Be on your guard if you feel you must use one. Cover your hands when entering PIN numbers at the very, very least.

But, not to scare the paranoid, but be aware that in the not too distant past, crooks actually installed an entire, fake, ATM in a mall (somewhere, can’t recall where) and though people were annoyed at not getting cash from it – it was not too much later their bank accounts were accessed and depleted.

Last word. Be on your guard. Be wary. Be careful in public using these machines.

UPDATEx1: Let Us Ban Idiocy

Especially, an attempt like this.

Change the 1st Amendment? What. Are. You. Drinking.

UPDATEx1:
Apparently, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD4) also thinks “tinkering” with the 1st Amendment is a good idea. Listen to her describe her reasons for it. Sorry, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. SCOTUS was correct in their ruling.