About the Author:
David Welch's life has been divided between school (studied economics as an undergraduate at Stanford, an MBA in Finance at the University of Chicago, an MS degree in Tax Law at Golden Gate University), Army (two years in Korea during the Vietnam era), politics (ran for Congress and won the Republican primary in California), business (Treasurer of Dowell Schlumberger, Asia Tax Manager for Schlumberger Wireline, CEO of his own educational software company), and teaching (taught English in Poland, taught International Finance at a Chinese University). Recently, David has been assisting his brother in a small Mortgage Modification business. The brothers have helped save the homes of approximately one hundred families facing foreclosure. http://www.stoptheinsanitytarget2014.com/
My cookies are the world’s best:
David’s Great Cookie Recipe
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup salad oil
1 cup uncooked rolled oats
1 cup crushed cornflakes
½ cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
3 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy
Add eggs and vanilla, mix well
Add salad oil, mix well
Add oats, cornflakes, coconut and nuts, stir well
Add flour, baking soda and salt, mix well
Form into balls the size of walnuts
Place on ungreased cookie sheet
Flatten with fork
Bake 12-14 minutes
Fun Fact Interview:
1. Why did you start writing?
I believe I have a lot of constructive ideas, some of which are a little ‘outside the box’ and I wanted to share these ideas since they may do our country, an the world, some good.
2. What's your favorite book of all time?
No one book but I love Science Fiction, especially the kind written by Poul Anderson who managed to inject social commentary.
3. Favorite Movie and why?
Chariots of Fire because it showed how it was possible to overcome long odds by hard work and persistence.
4. If your book was made into a movie, who do you seeing being cast for your characters?
Not sure it is possible to make a political manifesto into a movie but if I am successful then perhaps a movie could be made of the results.
5. What is your favorite scene from your book, or the scene you most enjoyed writing?
There are no ‘scenes’ in the book but if 30 or 40 Independents do get elected to Congress then I can picture the scene where they start negotiations with the Democrats and Republicans. I hope Mark Cuban is one of those who get elected since I would love for him to head the negotiating team.
6. Name one thing readers would be most surprised to learn about you…
That I was a high school drop out but went to Community College then Stanford and eventually got an MBA from the University of Chicago. Our country truly is a land of opportunity and I’d like to keep it that way.
The premise of Stop the Insanity by David Welch puts forth the idea that the government is as insane as the voters who send the same representatives back time and time again. And as long as those voters continue to reelect the same worthless politicians, the insanity in Washington will continue.
There is one other possible explanation: voters lack a reasonable alternative. This suggests the voters are not actually insane, though Washington politics are. Our two political parties are either unable or unwilling to offer reasonable candidates. I suspect—and hope—that is the case.
And from that hope springs this book. I truly believe it is possible to offer the voters an alternative: independent candidates for Congress who will truly act in the best interest of our country and its citizens.
“A clearly and cogently argued plea for the world’s largest democracy to start doing what a
democracy is supposed to do, govern for and with the people.”
“Every American who is concerned about the dysfunctional mess we call a government should
read this book.”