TRUTH, INTEGRITY, RESPECT
My name is Brian Allen and I'm running for Congress to represent the people of Pennsylvania's 10th district. I am not a career politician; I am an engaged and respected member of the community and have spent my entire career working to improve the lives of those who experienced adversity and hardship. I was a lifelong Republican and am dismayed at what the party has become. Conservative values are mocked, prominent Republicans publicly disparage women and minorities, and the Constitution is only relevant if it provides the desired outcome. Republicans and Democrats alike have created a political atmosphere marked by partisan bickering and hypocrisy. In short, Washington is broken and people no longer trust their elected officials. It is time to bring truth, integrity, and respect back to Congress by electing leaders focused on the good of the people, not on scoring political points against the other side.
I promise that you will always know where I stand on the issues and I will always vote according to principle and conscience, not directives from party leadership. I will respond to tough questions with straight answers and I will be accountable to the people of Pennsylvania's 10th district, not special interest groups in Washington. I invite you to explore this website to learn more about me, my views on the issues, and how you can help. Talk to those who know me personally and feel free to introduce yourself if I see you in the community. Contact me or attend one of my events, and ask the questions you most want answered. Together, we can bring back a government that listens to and acts in the best interests of the people it is meant to serve.
Brian Announces He is Leaving the Republican Party
Brian announced that he is leaving the Republican Party. See his full statement below.
ANNOUNCEMENT: BRIAN ALLEN LEAVING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
October 6th, 2021 – Statement by Brian Allen
Since I entered the Congressional race individuals have called me a RINO (Republican in Name Only) or said, “You should run as a Democrat.” My response is to ask why they believe someone who supports free market economics, limited government, strong national defense, and the second amendment is not a “real” Republican. No one has yet answered that question.
I entered this race with a belief that those who say the most outrageous things get the attention, but surely many Republicans do not hold such views. Republicans historically work to prevent government intrusion into the private lives of individuals, but the past several weeks have seen Republicans in Pennsylvania issue subpoenas to acquire the personal information of voters and Republicans in Texas pass a law incentivizing reporting on neighbors even without first-hand knowledge of a crime being committed. Republicans champion the rights of businesses, but some have now introduced legislation to compel technology companies and larger corporations to comply with their “culture war” ideas.
Perhaps most disconcerting is the assault Republicans have made on the Constitution. Republicans uphold the original meaning of the Constitution and the intent of the founders. Flimsy, and in many cases outright false, allegations of fraud were held out as true and fueled an attack on our Capitol to halt our Constitutional process. Instead of disowning and disassociating themselves from such a clear and present threat to our nation, many Republicans minimized and dismissed it. Those Republicans who maintained their oath to the Constitution and refused to sanction the events of January 6th were marginalized or called “spies” for the Democrats. Reliable Republican voices, such as Liz Cheney, with a 93% conservative voting record, and Anthony Gonzalez, with an 89% conservative voting record, essentially were told they are no longer wanted because they upheld their oath to defend the Constitution.
Despite the events of the past year, a recent poll showed that 66% of Pennsylvania Republicans would support whichever candidates Donald Trump endorses, with only 27% stating they would not. The events of past weeks, including polls such as this, have made it clear that the Republican Party of which I have been a member since I was 18-years-old no longer exists. It has been replaced by a populist form of demagoguery that devalues science, morality, and traditional conservative principles, while emphasizing emotional outrage, provocation of fear, and a belief that the Constitution is only to be defended when it serves the desired purpose.
My campaign has been focused on bringing truth, integrity, and respect back to our government. The truth is, I am no longer a Republican based on what that means in our current political climate. Integrity demands that I announce such a determination and state that I will not seek the Republican nomination for the 10th Congressional District. As for the campaign, my policy positions certainly do not qualify me as a Democrat and it is exceedingly difficult to win an election as an independent. For the time being, we will await the re-drawing of district lines before making any definitive conclusions on the fate of the campaign.
In closing, thank you all for your support to this point. America is a better nation when we respect one another and engage in our civic duties in good faith. I sincerely believe that we eventually will emerge from the troubled times in which we find ourselves and that version of America will return.
Wishing you all the best,