I guess the ballot was not as historic as I had hoped but I did win Hummer precinct in Annandale. Thank you Hummer.
As the father of five adolescents I have just authored a handbook for 15 to 22-year-olds and their parents titled What Now? An Uncensored Guide to School and Life. The basic theme of the book is that there are a lot of opportunities available for youth if they will put their smart phones down and talk with people.
If as a student, parent, or grandparent you would like one or more complimentary copies please text me your name, address, and the number of copies you would like to my cell phone 703-973-8102 and I will mail the copies to you for free. You can request extra copies for your friends also. It's a great book. See also Letter to Parents and Press Release.
Unfortunately I am seeing how the continued influence of technology is stifling the development and maturity of our children and adolescents and to start, I believe that schools should bring back cursive and return to paper textbooks and paper homework. All this online activity is twisting their brains in very unhealthy ways but who am I to say what's happening or what is right or wrong. Please feel free to call me anytime to chat and thank you.
The following is as originally posted during the campaign.
This will be your most historic ballot ever so remember to take a photo of it for posterity.
Hello fellow Fairfax residents,
To quote one of my heroes, General George S. Patton, If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
My other heroes include Patrick Henry (a sheriff also), George Mason, Benjamin Franklin, General George C. Marshall, and Presidents Eisenhower and Truman.
Applying General Patton's mantra, I am an independent candidate for Office of Sheriff because, in addition to managing jail operations, I want to
improve civility by arresting elected officials for bribery and in doing so establish a higher standard of conduct for all elected officials in all levels of government.
As your Constitutional Officer I will take an oath to protect our Constitutions and your rights as provided in the Virginia and US Constitutions and I will have the legal authority to do so.
As your sheriff, I will have probable cause that acceptance of campaign contributions is unconstitutional because doing so violates your rights to fair and equal representation
and a government of and by the people and in that contributions are nothing more than legalized bribery. Probable cause will be further justified by the fact that legalization did not make contributions a constitutionally protected right.
What is your opinion, keeping in mind that this ballot for Fairfax Sheriff is the first time ever that voters could vote on their interpretation of the US Constitution as part of a local election. To help put the weight of your vote in perspective, based on a population of 228,000,000 Americans and the projected 190,000 Fairfax voters that will vote, your one vote for sheriff regarding your constitutional interpretation will represent the opinion of 1,200 people like yourself. You get to exercise some power just like a Supreme Court Justice.
What fun! If you ever wanted a vote that would influence national events, this is it.
Do campaign contributions stifle your voice? Do you have fair and equal representation? Is the acceptance of campaign contributions a violation of your civil rights and has the practice of accepting campaign contributions served the common good?
Savor the prestige associated with this vote and take a photo of your ballot for posterity. It will be the most important and powerful one you ever cast and call your friends so they can participate in this historic event too. An unprecedented opportunity to fight back in our daily real world Clash of Clans, the political status quo versus us.
Tell your friends to hurry and saddle up because the more votes the bigger the posse. And they won't want to miss out on this ride into the history books either.
If you have any questions please call me on my cell phone, 703-973-8102. And please take a moment to watch one or more of my six entertaining campaign rap videos listed below. I think you'll find that all of them address our #1 problem and the one we all agree on.
Now is the time people, let's ride...(from the end of my first sheriff video), Chris DeCarlo
VOTERS: Help "Rock the Capitol" back to its senses by voting for me because I won't accept any contributions and land your strongest punch dead center against political corruption.
This is a continous campaign against the Invisible Enemy of political corruption because it has infiltrated our government and caused its dysfunction and our loss of trust. This is also a campaign to educate voters that the only way to combat this enemy is by voting for a candidate, such as myself, that will not accept any contributions ever. An election feat that if achieved, would seriously disrupt the status-quo.
"Invisible Enemy" is a term I coined, but the concept is embodied in what is known as the "Iron Triangle." The Iron Triangle is described in Wikipedia and it has only recently begun to be taught in High School Government classes outside the text book. A High School Government teacher explained it to me two years ago the first time I was a Congressional candidate. Since then I have determined that it is probably the most powerful force in the world, suspiciously absent from Government text books and a term that is unfamiliar to most adults.