Sunday, December 26, 2010

God's support

Thought for the Day:
For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.   II Chronicles 16:9

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thought for the Day:
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day:
From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord
is to be praised.  Ps. 113:3

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day:
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for GOOD WORKS,

which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10).

Thursday, November 25, 2010


We have so many things to be thankful for! I am so thankful for this great United States of America and for the freedoms that we enjoy! May we always fight to keep those freedoms!

Thanksgiving feast slightly more expensive
According to a survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation, a classic turkey feast for 10 people will cost $43.37 this year, an increase of 56 cents, or about 1.3 percent, from last year's price of $42.91. The meal used in the survey consists of a 16-lb. turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a relish tray of carrots and celery, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, coffee and milk. The turkey costs $17.66, roughly 6 cents per pound cheaper than last year.

"Turkey prices are down some this year despite the fact that, according to Agriculture Department estimates, turkey production has been slightly lower in 2010 than in 2009 and supplies of turkey in cold storage are below last year's level," John Anderson, an AFBF economist, said in a statement. "This suggests that retailers are being fairly aggressive in featuring turkeys in special sales and promotions." 

Anderson added that the change in price of this year's Thanksgiving meal is in line with the modest changes seen in the overall price level this year. He said that at $4.35 per person, a traditional Thanksgiving feast is still a better deal than most fast-food value meals, plus it's a wholesome, home-cooked meal.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cost of Regulation

. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) referenced Heritage's research on over-regulation in her opening statement at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Small Business last week:
I don't know how to say it any clearer: Excessive regulations are suffocating the entrepreneurial spirit of America's almost 30 million small businesses. The Heritage Foundation, which is testifying here today, suggests that this Administration has embarked on nothing short of regulatory rampage, stampeding over small business, through the promulgation of 43 new major regulations promulgated in fiscal year 2010 – imposing $26.5 billion in new regulatory compliance costs – and that's on top of the $1.75 trillion -- that's trillion with a capital "T"! -- in annual regulatory compliance costs that the Office of Advocacy recently reported.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for  the Day:
If God brings you to it, He will bring you 
through it.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

Today is Veteran's Day! Veterans are the reason that we have the freedoms that we enjoy in this great country. When you meet a veteran, thank him/her for their service, not just today, but every day. God bless America!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Happy birthday Marines!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day:
For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.   II Chronicles 16:9

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day:
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day:
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
              Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day:
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. 
Ephesians 3:20-21

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."  Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day
Fight and you may die, run and you'll live- at least a while. And, dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they will never take OUR FREEDOM!!! - William Wallace

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day
"A simple fact: Higher taxes take capital away from growing business and prevent job creation."

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; mshield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  Psalm 18:2

Monday, September 20, 2010

Negative campaign

If you hear things about me that make you think "I just can't believe that about J Paul!" please check the source.

And if you see accounts that I've said something that makes you say, "That's not like J Paul," you're probably right.

Campaigns are no longer in the hands of candidates. Campaign finance law, primarily the McCain Feingold Campaign Finance Act, has moved election campaigns into the hands of anyone with money. Organizations called 527s, for the clause of the tax code that governs their activities, are free to accept and spend unlimited money for political campaigns.

While candidates and their campaigns are strictly limited, 527s are allowed to say just about anything without revealing who they are, without the sanction of good manners, and without having to prove the truth of their assertions. All they have to do is state the name of the organization presenting the advertisement.

It can take years to track down the location of a 527 and even longer to discover the identities of its donors, but the damage has done, the election is long over.

So if you have questions about my campaign for House District 59 State Representative, please call me at 759-4157 or e mail or check

I am accountable, and I want to visit with you.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the day

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart And lean not on your own

understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, and He Will make

your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5,6).

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lamb Donation

Thanks so much to both of you for your generous donation of a lamb and processing for the Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast Silent Auction.  The event will be held this Thursday from 7am until 7pm at the LaPlata County Fairgrounds.  Your donation will help the club with it's funding of organizations and events benefiting LaPlata County's children.  Below is the "write up" that you can feel free to "edit"......
One Colorado grass fed lamb just coming down out of the mountains, born spring 2010.  This is an animal in pristine condition with no additives, fed by "mama" and the great grass of southwest Colorado mountains.....available after processing, first part of November.
The donation of a spring lamb is made by J. Paul Brown, resident and candidate for House Seat 59, Colorado State Representative.
The donation of processing is a generous contribution by Sunnyside Meats

Monday, September 13, 2010

Club 20 Debate

I felt real good about the debate in Grand Junction on Saturday. We discovered some very interesting beliefs of my opponent:
     He favors the Cap and Trade Bill known as the Cap and Tax bill which will significantly raise prices to consumers on electricity, gasoline, and other energy needs. It will also raise transportation costs so food prices and everything else will go up. I oppose this bill!
     He favors Obamacare which will destroy our health care system, will cost Colorado $1B, will create a monstrous new federal bureaucracy, and will ultimately result in the rationing of health care among many other problems. I oppose Obamacare!
      He favors the misnamed Clean Water Restoration Act which will allow the federal government to come on private property any time they want. I oppose this bill!
He is a liberal Democrat that is trying to run as a conservative and he has a lot of money, more than 70% which comes from outside Colorado (let's show the Democrats that they can't buy this election).
We are in the home stretch! Please do all you can to help me and other conservatives take back Colorado and our Nation. Thanks, J.Paul

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day
"To compel a man to subsidize with 
his taxes the propagation of ideas which he 
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. "

Thomas Jefferson 


Yesterday we received the endorsements of the Colorado Contractors Association and the Lincoln Club of Colorado. We are very appreciative of this support for our campaign. I put signs out and talked to voters in Archuleta County yesterday as well as attended the 912 meeting at Bayfield with speakers Scott Tipton Republican candidate for Congress and Walker Stapleton Republican candidate for State Treasurer, both very good men! We must have a Republican victory in November to turn this Country back to the founding principles that have sustained us for so many years!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day
2nd Tim.3:15-17 "And that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired of God and is porfitable for teaching, for reproof, for teaching

in rigteousness, that the man may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Thought for the Day

Never be arrogant.

Thought for the day
Don't waste ammunition.

Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.

Always, always make sure you know who has the power.

Don't mess with old men, they didn't get old by being stupid

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day
"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer." --Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thought for the Day

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as
 formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women." (Ronald Reagan)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day
"Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty." -- Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thought of the Day

Thought of the day
Every sixty seconds you spend angry, upset or mad, is a full minute of happiness you'll never get back.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thought of the Day

The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: 'When one rules over 
men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light 
of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after 
rain that brings the grass from the earth.' 2 Samuel 23:3-4

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thought of the Day

Thought of the Day
"The strongest reason for the 
people to retain the right to keep and bear arms 
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves 
against tyranny in government." 

Thomas Jefferson 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thought of the Day

Thought of the Day
"No free man shall ever be debarred 
the use of arms." 

Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Activists Share Anti-Agriculture Agenda at Conferences

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 01:35 PM PDT

Animal agriculture was under attack at the Animal Rights 2010 Conference and the Humane Society of the United States-hosted Taking Action for Animals, two of the nation's largest animal rights events. Both meetings were held in Washington, D.C. during July 2010.
AR 2010 and TAFA brought together more than 1,000 activists to discuss the political strategy of the animal rights movement. Speakers at both conferences provided participants with tactics to target the animal agriculture industry through demonstrations, litigation, and ballot initiative campaigns. Animal activist leaders taught attendees how to utilize social media tools to fundraise and share videos from undercover operations.
Key Quotes from AR 2010 and TAFA Speakers:
"These people are rednecks and we are superior."
- Bryan Monell, an activist who has frequently obtained illicit employment at farms and research facilities in order to obtain undercover video footage
AR 2010

"We should distinguish our message from less meat, because what we want is no meat."
- Carrie Packwood Freeman, Activist and Professor at Georgia State University
AR 2010
"Owning animals is the equivalent of slavery."
- Hope Bohanec, In Defense of Animals
AR 2010
"I have no problem with breaking and entering, destroying labs, burning buildings, and busting open cages."
- Camille Hankins, Win Animals Rights and spokesperson for Animal Liberation Front
AR 2010

"Any state with an initiative process is on our radar."
- Jennifer Hillman, Humane Society of the United States

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thought of the Day

      Thought of the day
"My reading of history convinces me 
that most bad government results from too much 

Thomas Jefferson 

Monday, August 16, 2010

08/13/2010 Brown Endorsed By Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry

Also, I have added a link on my website to the Colorado Secretary of State's website for more information about voting and the candidates. See my updated pages at
J Paul

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thought for the Day

              Thought for the Day
  "I predict future happiness for 
Americans if they can prevent the government 
from wasting the labors of the people under the 
pretense of taking care of them. "

Thomas Jefferson   

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thought for the Day

           Thought for the Day
" Never kick a cow chip on a hot day." Will Rogers

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Thought for the Day

>                  Thought for the Day
"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom." --John Adams, Defense of Constitutions, 1787

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thought of the Day

                  Thought of the day
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world.
 But the U.S. ARMED FORCES don't have that problem."  ...Ronald Reagan

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Quote of the Day

                  Quote of the Day
"The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; mshield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."  Psalm 18:2

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Quote of the Day
The democracy will cease to exist 
when you take away from those 
who are willing to work and give to those who would not. 

Thomas Jefferson 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day
It is incumbent on every 
generation to pay its own debts as it goes. 
A principle which if acted on would save 
one-half the wars of the world. 

Thomas Jefferson 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day


1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.. 

Monday, August 2, 2010

Quote for the Day

The campaign is going great. Last week we received several major endorsements. We have received a number of good contributions. I attended the Montezuma County Fair and we were in the Durango Fiesta Parade and attended the Chuckwagon Cookoff. We have signs and would appreciate everyone putting one up. The quote of the day is from Thomas Jefferson.

"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Edward Carrington, 1787

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fw: please let Tancredo know; I did

--- On Tue, 7/27/10, Ann Harold <> wrote:

From: Ann Harold <>
Subject: please let Tancredo know; I did
To: "J Paul Brown" <>
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 9:36 PM

end this on and email him to stop, I did!
Take Action before it is too Late
Stop Tom Tancredo from Destroying Republican Candidates

Dear Fellow Republicans:
I am sure that all of you have been following the news relating to our Governor's race.  Scott McInnis and Dan Maes have qualified for the primary ballot and in a few weeks, we will know who our candidate will be.   The Media have launched a coordinated personal attack to tear down our candidates in the hopes of delivering the election to Denver Mayor, John Hickenlooper.
Now, Tom Tancredo, has joined the fray issuing his ultimatum that unless Dan and Scott agree by Monday noon to withdraw after the primary from the Governor's race, he will run for Governor on the American Constitution Party ticket thus destroying any chance that we may have to defeat John Hickenlooper.
Tom had the opportunity to present himself to the voters and participate in the Republican Party caucus process.  He chose not to do so.  For him to threaten our two candidates who have participated in the Republican caucuses and the Republican State Assembly to earn your votes to now seek to overturn the determination of the Republican Party in unseemly and inappropriate.
Tom has designated himself as the sole vote counter echoing the liberal media establishment that neither Scott McInnis nor Dan Maes can win.  The people of Colorado say otherwise.  In a poll conducted on Thursday July 15th in the heat of the plagiarism story and a day after the Denver Post savagely attacked Scott McInnis and demanded that he withdraw, a Rasmussen Poll put Scott McInnis at 43% down only two points to Hickenlooper and well within the margin of error.  Dan Maes similarly was down only 3 points.  At the worst, with the media focused on tearing down Scott McInnis and Dan Maes, we are in a dead heat.
What Tom Tancredo is doing now and will continue to do if he enters the race as a third party candidate is to focus the attention on himself and his issues.  He will focus on whether Barak Obama is a threat to the United States.  He will focus on whether Barak Obama should be impeached.  He will focus on illegal immigration, a federal issue, and while very important, will leave the real story untold as how the Democrats have led this State over the last 4 to 6 years to financial ruin and will continue to do so under John Hickenlooper.   
Yes, he will "send a message."  Friends...I am tired of sending messages while Democrats in power change Colorado and our way of life.  We need to win, not send messages. 
The citizens of Colorado need to unify behind the Republican Party candidate for Governor, whoever that may be, to restore a vibrant Colorado economy, job growth and cost-effective government spending, reversing the reckless tax and spend policies of a Democratic Governor and legislature. 
Tom Tancredo's ultimatum is the sure prescription to divide the Republican Party and the citizens of Colorado when unity is needed.  Whether it is Scott McInnis or Dan Maes, either candidate will provide leadership and sign and veto legislation better than John Hickenlooper
We value the patriotism and contribution to the debate that Tom has brought over the years.  But I would ask you to follow the wisdom of Tom Tancredo in his Open Letter to Colorado 9-12 activists and Tea Party Patriots.  Tom Tancredo says:

"Some patriots are tempted to launch a third political party or back one of the existing small parties that never attract more than one or two percent of the vote in state races. I strongly believe that such a course is suicidal and would only result in splitting the conservative vote and guaranteeing the re-election of liberals and socialists." ...  and
"Throughout our nation's history, third parties have never succeeded in taking power and running the government. They have sometimes succeeded in pushing a major party in a new direction, but just as often, they succeeded only in electing the more liberal candidate after many conservatives waste their votes on a third party candidate. Remember 1992?  Ross Perot never had a chance to be president, but he did help elect Bill Clinton."

Tom Tancredo doesn't have a chance to be Governor, but if he proceeds, he will elect the liberal John Hickenlooper and drag down our State and hard working Republican candidates up and down the ticket.


 There is still time.  I respect Tom and his service to our country and can't believe that if he focused on the harm he is creating, he would continue on his course. 
Email Tom at and ask him to stand down from this destructive path.  Ask him to remember what he said last December and not destroy our only opportunity to elect Republican candidates.
We have until Monday at noon.  You can make a difference.  Do it now!

Dave Kerber

Chairman, Arapahoe County Republican Party                                                                         

Monday, July 12, 2010


 We got the sheep to the mountains and had a campaign meeting and family cookout on July 2nd. On July 3rd I was in the parade in Pagosa while family and friends covered for me at Bayfield. On the 4th I was in the parade at Silverton and attended church their and then we all were in the Durango parade that evening. We had a lot of fun and there were a lot of thumbs up for our theme of "limited government, more freedom, and more jobs". I attended the Club 20 social at the Durango Discovery Museum on the 7th. The rest of my time has been spent putting out signs and campaining everywhere I go. I think the campaign is going very well and we are getting a very positive response. I'll keep you posted. J.Paul

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Independence Day Parades

As we commemorate Independence Day, we'll be participating in some of the local parades.

On Saturday, July 3rd, we have two parades going on at the same time in Bayfield and in Pagosa. At 10:00am, my wife Debbie and my sons will be in the Bayfield parade and I will be in Pagosa Springs. Bring your horse, four-wheeler, or just come and walk along with us to show your support. You should be there at 9:00am for the line up.

Then on Sunday, July 4th, come and join me in the Durango parade at 6:00pm. You should be there at 5:00 if you want to be in the parade.

Our nation's founding fathers were inspired by God to establish a land of freedom and opportunity. They pledged their lives and their sacred honor to make that happen. I am proud of that heritage and grateful to God and to these brave men and women who sacrificed all they had to give us this great gift. If you feel the same way I do, then walk with me in these parades. Bring your family and friends and let's get some people excited about this message.

I appreciate all your support!

Monday, June 28, 2010

28 June 2010

Today I will be traveling to Denver to be interviewed by the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI) seeking their support and endorsement.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

26 June 2010

Today I'll be attending the Montezuma County Lincoln Day Breakfast at the Parque de Vida from 8:00-10:00. Then I'll be heading for the Pagosa Patriots Chuckwagon BBQ at the Town Park from 11:30 to 2:00. I hope to see you there!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Remembering our veterans

It was 60 years ago today that the Korean conflict began. We and people all around the world are indebted to the brave men and women who have fought to protect our freedom on many fronts.  If you were one of these veterans or are currently serving in the armed forces, I want to thank you for all you have done and sacrificed for us.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I had a great day yesterday starting out with a dedication at the train museum. I met part of the Harper family. The train is a wonderfull asset to our community. The cattlemen's picnic was delicious and fun.  The car show downtown was spectacular and was a benefit for "Hospice". "Who's Your Daddy" was fun and was a benefit for the Discovery Museum. I ended the day by auctioning of pies at fundraiser for the 5th and 6th grade Ignacio girls basketball team. I am always amazed at the generosity of so many in our great community. Keep it up!  Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Today I will attend a dedication at the Railroad Museum, the "Who's Your Daddy" fund raiser in Downtown Durango, the car show also at downtown Durango,the Cattlemen's picnic at the Junction Creek Campground, the FFA dinner at the fairgrounds, a family Fathers Day get together, and finally a girls basketball fund raiser at Ignacio. A full day! Thanks for your support. We have yard signs and bumper stickers. Call me. J.Paul

Last evening I attended the retirement party for Lynn Westburg of San Juan Basin Health. When I was a County Commissioner I grew to have the utmost respect for Lynn. She could strech her budget like no one I have ever known. She got most of her funding from sources other than the Counties.She deserves our thanks and respect. The party was attended by many past County Commisioners and health board members as well as many faithfull empoyees, friends, and family. May God be with you, Lynn.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Last evening I attended the Durango Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" at Norton's Catering. The food was great. I met a lot  of people and handed out a lot of cards. Yesterday morning we a great campaign team meeting. I put signs out on highway160 and County road 240. Big thanks to Davin and Teresa Montoya and Lew Webb.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Here are some shots of J Paul at the Montezuma County Republican Women's Roundup in Cortez.

J Paul with Ellen Roberts and Scott Tipton.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mad Hatter Tea Party on KDUR

J Paul will be featured on the Mad Hatter Tea Party on KDUR tonight from 6 to 8. Don't miss it!

Fundraiser for the Women's Resource Center

I'll be attending a fundraiser this morning for the Women's Resouce Center on mainstreet in Durango, featuring food prepared by Men Who Grill. It's from 11:00 to 2:00.  Come and join us for some great food and a good time.

Friday, June 11, 2010

11 June 2010

I am headed for the Ute Mountain Rodeo in Cortez tonight. Attended a very informative meeting on Proposition 101 and Ammendments 60 and 61 last night in Durango. More later...