Brian Fitzpatrick is impressive. His resume proves that. He’s the sure bet to win against Pa State Rep. Scott Petri who has been in office 14 years. Fitzpatrick gets a chance to extend the family name in Washington.
What about the Democrats? Two heavy hitters. Steve Santarsiero and the Democrats heavy favorite, Shaughnessy Norton who’s a favorite to win despite her difficult first name. It’s Shawn+Ness+E, which is a bit more Irish than Brian. Brian Boru is a famous, (among the Irish) uniting Chief from the 900’s. He was one of the 12 sons of Cennétig mac Lorcáin (d. 951), king of Dál gCais and Tuadmumu. Brian Fitzpatrick is one of eight brothers and sisters.
Shaughnessy Norton is one of five brothers and sisters. She has an impressive set of accomplishments and achievements; graduating from Bryn Mawr with a degree in Chemistry. She went to work at Wyeth Labs where she filed and received several patents. She’s one smart politician even though she denies it. (She’s running for Congress, for crying out loud). Unfortunately she’s was bitten hard by the East Coast Liberal bug which jerked her so far left she can’t see the setting sun.
Shaughnessy is a fund-raising terror in the good sense of the word but she’ll take the politicians money and help which means quid-pro-quo’s.
Brian Fitzpatrick’s list of accomplishments is way too long to list here. Born and raised in Levittown he went to LaSalle, Penn State and Dickenson. He worked at the famous Arthur Anderson. He’s a CPA.
Brian worked for The United States Department of Justice, Antitrust division as an intern. According to his vast and impressive Curriculum Vitae he assisted in the case where The United States of America charges Mitsubshi and other big corporations with violations of Anti-Trust.
(Careful here with Anti-Trust. The alleged purpose of the Antitrust laws are: “to protect competition” based on the idea that a free, unregulated market will inevitably lead to the establishment of coercive monopolies which will hurt consumers by charging them too little. The Libertarians note that in fact and actually, no coercive monopoly has ever been or ever can be established by means of free trade in a free market. If for example, General Motors combined every car company in the world and lowered the prices of cars, the customers would benefit. If they raised the prices until people could no longer afford them, the market would destroy General Motors by abandoning them. No sales, no more monopoly. No need for government lawsuits but in this fictional case, government would step in to get General Motors to lower the prices and sell more cars which would make the monopoly coercive. Coercive monopolies must be created by government intervention into the free market, tipping the scales which leads to special privileges, such as franchises or subsidies, which close the entry of competitors into a given field. that’s done by by legislative action. (For a full demonstration of this fact, I refer you to the works of the best economists.)
The Antitrust laws are the classic example of a government driven moral inversion. Anti trust in fact leads to anti-capitalism in practice. Antitrust is an example of the victims, the business people and corporations, taking the blame for the evils caused by the government, and the government using its own guilt as a justification for acquiring wider powers, on the pretext of “correcting” the evils. “Free competition enforced by law” is a grotesque contradiction in terms.
From the FTC’s website:
“Congress passed the first antitrust law, the Sherman Act, in 1890 as a “comprehensive charter of economic liberty aimed at preserving free and unfettered competition as the rule of trade.” In 1914, Congress passed two additional antitrust laws: the Federal Trade Commission Act, which created the FTC, and the Clayton Act. Robinson-Patman passed in 1936. Rhese are the three core federal antitrust laws.
“The antitrust laws proscribe (forbid) unlawful mergers and business practices in general terms, leaving courts to decide which ones are illegal based on the facts of each case. Courts have applied the antitrust laws to changing markets, from a time of horse and buggies to the present digital age. Yet for over 100 years, the antitrust laws have had the same basic objective: to protect the process of competition for the benefit of consumers, making sure there are strong incentives for businesses to operate efficiently, keep prices down, and keep quality up.”
That’s what Mitsubshi and the other defendants tried to do. Keep their costs low which kept their prices low but the FTC took them to court showing that the Sherman and Clayton Acts had the opposite effect which also made it impossible for Mitsubshi to know what the government will allow them to do to actually keep their costs down. Sherman and Clayton are serious impediments against free trade
But none of that matters so far as helping the Federal Government prosecute Mitsubishi International Corporation, Union Pacific Railroad, and Burlington Northern, Inc. that were indicted for numerous violations of the Elkins Act. These were violations of railroad freight tariffs that resulted in special favorable treatment for Mitsubishi. Mitsubshi lowered their freight cost. That kind of cost cutting is forbidden by Anti-Trust. Each pleaded guilty to sort of violating the regulations. Mitsubshi pleaded guilty to nine counts of a twenty-seven count indictment; Union Pacific pleaded guilty to five counts of an eighteen count indictment; and Burlington Northern pleaded guilty to three counts of a nine count indictment.
Brian then went to work for the Federal Court in Philly where he worked on the Joey Merlino case. Very, very impressive.
Next Brian went to work for the FBI. This guy is the real deal. He graduated first from the FBI course at Quantico, worked on election violations and frauds, even going to Ukraine to “lead anti-corruption” investigations and worked helping the prosecution in a huge trial against New York drug kingpins. Even more, Brian went to Iraq embedded in Special Forces then on his return worked at testifying to the Grand Juries and at trial.
His resume is impressive because he’s impressive and there’s no other choice who is anywhere near him for Congress.