Where they stand: Lucy Brenton

Why are you seeking election?

The two-party system is broken. Money determines the outcome in political elections. Everyone says someone should do something, well – I am that someone. I put feet to my words.

What makes you a qualified candidate for the position?

I understand the extreme challenges facing this country. I have financial experience that allows me to drill down to the root cause of our economic problems and how to fix them. Most importantly, I am not a career politician and have no financial strings to be pulled by anyone. No corporate sponsors.

What are your legislative priorities if you are elected?

The first priority is an honest money system, without which economic prosperity and good jobs can’t happen. My second priority is to begin to repeal legislation, such as the The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, the Patriot Act and others, which give special interest groups and big corporations waiver of immunity of their product liability. Those who harm and pollute must be held accountable for their actions and forced to make restitution to their victims. My third priority is to bring our troops home and disengage from endless foreign wars for profit. We are not the world’s policemen, and our military should not be used as soldiers for hire – protecting natural resources needed by oil, pharmaceutical and other corporate interests. America first!

What do you believe are the biggest challenges facing our nation at this time? How do you plan to solve them?

The No. 1 challenge facing our nation is the lack of honest money. It is time to repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and restore our money to the Constitutional requirements under Article 1 Section 8 Paragraph 5: that Congress has the power “to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures.”

Major manufacturing companies, including Carrier in Indianapolis, have recently left the United States for Mexico, citing too much federal regulation. Do you believe there is too much business regulation or not enough?

As an entrepreneur, I understand incentives in business. Companies move because they get better deals from other countries. Why not give them the certainty they require by setting the corporate income tax to zero and providing certainty in regulations, etc.? The end consumer buying the product is the one that ultimately pays all the taxes remitted by a corporation – the corporation just writes the check. With a corporate tax of zero, companies would fight to move their operations to the U.S.

How do you plan to help work alongside the next president and administration, whether a Democrat or Republican wins?

I am a negotiator. A peacemaker. I am not wearing a red or blue jersey and have no strings on my political career that can be pulled by party leaders. I, and other Libertarians and independents, are the only ones who can truly work with members of the old parties to craft real solutions to the very serious challenges facing our nation.

Bio

Name: Lucy Brenton

Office sought: U.S. Senate

Age: 45

Political party: Libertarian

Occupation: Finance professional

Political experience: None

Family: Husband Dorn, 10 children

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or squinn@greenfieldreporter.com.