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I, David Kiyoshi Murotake, having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States in the grade of Lieutenant do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God. (June 1975)

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Friday, July 4, 2008

The Meaning of American Citizenship
The Meaning of American Citizenship

Happy Independence Day! Just as Easter Sunday is without a doubt the greatest Christian holy day, the 4th of July is also the greatest US holiday. On this day we Americans celebrate and re-affirm our support for our liberty. Today, I'll share some of my observations about the meaning of American Citizenship.

I've had a chance to travel, and live, all around the US and the world. I was born in Hawaii, not yet a State when I was born, but a US territory (like Puerto Rico is now). My father Robert was an American soldier, son of two Japanese immigrant parents. My mother Shizuko was a legal immigrant from Japan, learning to speak English and studying with her friends in citizenship classes. She earned her citizenship while I was a child, and we had a celebration - for American citizenship is both important and unique. I lived in Hawaii, Okinawa, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia and Germany before moving to New Hampshire in 1982 . I've travelled and worked throughout Europe and Asia. In the 1990s I served as a low level diplomat from the US to the UN, as a member of the US delegation to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-R), attending meetings in Geneva and elsewhere in the world. Today, as a small business owner, my R&D company does business world-wide, and I have frequent opportunities to talk with colleagues from around the world.

American citizenship is important, and unique.

Most of the "citizens" of the rest of the world, even our close Western allies, think like subjects of a king or queen. Technically, all citizens of the UK and her former colonies (except the rebellious Americans) are still subjects of the Queen. Throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, these subjects believe thei government has a "noblesse oblige"... This is a French term meaning that with wealth, power and prestige come responsibilities. These include the responsibility to plan, manage, and govern the people, to protect them, teach them, and manage their lives as a central authority. A "subject" believes that they are not the Government - they are the Governed. But as one of the Governed, the Government owe them support and protection.

How different this is from the American citizen! A true American citizen - one worthy of the name - does not believe they are one of the Governed. We, the people are the Government!  We might have a city, county, state or Federal government - but everyone in the Goverment, even our Senators and the President of the United States - are not nobility. They are citizens, no more or less important than any of us - and we elect them to represent us, and work for us.

Our Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights state these concepts and rights clearly. The Bill of Rights states that any rights not clearly identified by the Constitution and its Amendments, are reserved by the 9th and 10th Amendments to the States and the People. With the recent Heller Supreme Court decision, the 2nd Amendment establishes the right of the People to keep and bear arms - not only to serve as a militia, but as an individual right. Our Founding Fathers wished to preserve the right of the People to undertake armed rebellion against our State or Federal governments, if ever We the People decide that the Federal government has become a tyranny. This was the intent of the Founding Fathers as they crafted the Constituion and Bill of Rights. It was true when the Constitution and the Articles were ratified, and it is still true today. This aspect of the US is difficult to understand by foreigners - who think like subjects, like the governed. Today, it seems that many in the US yearn to be one of the "governed" - I guess it is easier to follow like sheep, and not to think for yourself - like an American Citizen should.

The American Citizen knows that he or she IS the Government. The way the American Citizen performs the role of the Government is through volunteerism. We the People volunteer to do much of what Governments usually do elsewhere around the world.

One example is our National Guard and Reserves. These citizen-soldiers volunteer their time, away from their families and careers, to serve their States and their Nation. In Afghanistan and Iraq, many of our National Guard and Reserves have been called up to fight - and sometimes die - defending liberty around the globe.

Another example is the Civil Air Patrol. The CAP is an unpaid, volunteer auxiliary of the US Air Force. It was born in the early days of World War II, volunteer civilian pilots and their small private planes patrolling the Atlantic Seaboard for Nazi submarines. This was a dangerous duty - many military aircraft were shot down by the anti-aircraft guns of Nazi subs. And the Civil Air Patrol? Thirty nine CAP volunteers were killed by Nazi subs - but their volunteer efforts also helped to locate the majority of Nazi subs sunk by the US Navy during the war.

Today its volunteers train to conduct search-and-rescue operations and other emergency services, working closely with Federal, State and local agencies. The duties include flying over 90% of all inland air search and rescue flights, conducting reconnaissance flight along our borders in support of Homeland Security, and flying reconnaissance missions to help locate unmarked airfields and other locations to help in counter-drug activities. CAP Mission Observers and Mission Pilots operate the search and rescue aircraft CAP uses - normally flying at very low speed (70 knots indicated air speed) and low altitude (500 to 1000 feet above ground level). In New Hampshire as in other mountainous states, we train how to fly in the mountains. Frankly, it's not the safest form of general aviation flying, since we also fly in inclement weather when a real mission comes up, and we are looking for a missing airplane or missing hikers. More than 90% of all inland air search and rescue flying in the continental US including Canada, is done by CAP.

When my Air Force A-10 and F-16 pilot friends found out what I was doing as a civilian volunteer JAFO (Just Another F***ing Observer) they were incredulous! "You mean you and your pilot fly these missions in a Cessna?" "Yup" "A Cessna 172?" "Well, sometimes a 182" "Are you guys insane? Those things don't have ejection seats. Do you know how long you have to get on the ground if the prop stops?" "Yup. About 20 seconds. I'm always looking for emergency landing spots while we're searching". "My God. And you're not even paid".

I have friends who are military pilots or Homeland Security officers from other countries. They are just as incredulous. In almost every other country in the world, only the Government performs search and rescue flying. In many instances, SAR aircrew receive hazard pay. Yet, in the US, over 90% of SAR flying is done by volunteers of the CAP. In the CAP, volunteers buy their own uniforms and equipment, and if necessary, pay for their own training. We even bring our own vehicles and private planes into missions if we are short of CAP search vehicles and aircraft!

In States like New Hampshire, other volunteers regularly go in harms' way. Most of our towns have volunteer (or reserve) fire-fighters and volunteer (or reserve) police. The town or city maintains the fire-house and a small cadre of paid, full-time firefighters or police, to maintain the equipment, man the phones, oversee training of volunteers - and manage the call-ups when a fire or police emergency occurs. Many of these volunteers buy their own equipment, then answer the call to help out their neighbors in fighting fires or other emergencies. Sometimes they pay with their lives.

We are a rural State. There aren't enough policemen to regularly patrol all parts of our State. If an emergency occurs, it may be over an hour before a policeman can respond to a 911 call in some parts of the State. Or what if the emergency is an Officer Down on a lonely NH highway? We New Hampshire citizens are a plucky lot. Many of us are armed citizens who are willing to help our neighbors and their Police if the need arises.

There are many other ways to serve. We can volunteer with the Peace Corps, Volunteers of America or the Red Cross. We can serve in the Emergency Service of the Amateur Radio Relay League (the HAM radio operators). We can serve as Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Girl Scout leaders. We can serve as volunteer Sunday School teachers, volunteer tutors, or teach in home schools. We can train in First Aid, CPR/AED, even EMT skills - and be prepared to use these skills to aid our fellow citizens in an emergency. There are literally thousands of ways We the People volunteer to perform the functions of Government - to serve the people, and "support and defend" the Constitution.

The American Citizen is the Government. And we are willing to volunteer and do things which subjects from other countries expect their Government to do for them. They are the Governed. We the People are the Government. That's the difference between us and them. I'd like to close by issuing the same challenge to you which one of my heroes President John F. Kennedy did in 1961:

"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." -JFK Inaugural Address.
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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Pro-Life Isn't Just About Abortion
Pro-Life Isn't Just About Abortion

I hear many people talk about Pro-Life as if it were only about abortion. It is more than opposition to abortion-on-demand and the murder of unborn children. The Pro-Life movement goes well beyond the abortion issue and opposition to the eupehmistically named "Pro-Choice" abortion-on-demand movement.

The Pro-Life movement had its seeds in the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) of the Catholic Church. The Second Vatican (often referred to as Vatican II), in simple terms, was a re-examination by the Catholic Church of its early Christian roots, and a major "re-formation" of the Church away from medieval traditions to a more modern, people-oriented Church in the Paulist tradition focusing on Jesus' Greatest Commandment. To stay on topic, Vatican II made a declaration on the sanctity of human life in a statement called the Gospel of Life. Vatican II taught us that modern threats to human life include: murder, genocide, abortion, subhuman living conditions, arbitrary Imprisonment (in violation of civil liberties), euthanasia, willful self-destruction, mutilation, torments inflicted on body or mind, imprisonment, deportation, slavery, prostitution, attempts to coerce the will, selling of women and children, and disgraceful working conditions. While many of these issues seem to deal with the Third World, we in the US must also guard against these threats to human life. Abortion is just one item of a long list.

The Pro-Life list got even longer when Pope John Paul II issued his landmark papal encyclical, Evangelium Vitae (latin for "Gospel of Life"). The Evangelium Vitae reads like a "manifesto" of the modern Pro-Life Movement. Re-affirming the Vatican II list, Pope John Paul II then went to identify modern threats to the Pro-Life  To the original list is added: terrorism, capital punishment, unjust distribution of wealth, global arms trade, damaging the environment, drug abuse and trafficking, immoral sexuality (this is NOT just about homesexuality!), legalized abortion, legalized infanticide, legalized euthanasia, artificial conception and the creation of "extra" fetuses, research and "farming" of embryos and embryonic stem cells and eugenic abortion. The encyclical also warned against abortion, contraception and sterilization sponsored by nation-states and international aid agencies, especially if these are forced on the poor or specific ethnicities (this is "soft-kill genocide"). It is particularly evil when aid is coupled to a pre-condition of population limiting through sterilization and/or contraception.

The encyclical also warns against a "conspiracy of life" by international organizations and the mass media, a distorted view of freedom which ignores human solidarity and the inalienable rights of man (such as we defend in our Declaration of Independence and our Bill of Rights). Pope John Paul II teaches us that these inalienable rights cannot be bargained away through popular vote and parliamentary procedure - even if it is by the will of the majority. (We Americans can certainly sympathize with this. In our Revolutionary War, only 23% of eligible voters supported the Revolution. Over 60% were Tories and opposed the Revolution - which they considered to be treason and sedition. The rest just didn't care and wanted to live in peace. Yet, the inalienable right of Liberty caused the Revolutionaries to seize the day, in a popular uprising to defend human liberty against tyranny.)

A final warning is something we here in the US must pay attention to - and seem incredibly ignorant of. We are warned there is a confusion between good and evil, influenced by the media. The media glorifies Individualism, hedonism and consumerism. The media today must be considered a serious and mortal danger to the sanctity of human life. This is such a shame when today's media could be such a powerful tool to support the Gospel of Life.

My friends, Pro-Life extends well beyond a simple anti-abortion stance. It is much, much more. Most of us in the US will find it difficult to be "100% Pro-Life". For example, many of us will find it difficult to oppose Capital Punishment...
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Lexington Project
The Lexington Project

In the June 25 blog (08.06.25) I wrote of some of my visions for achieving energy independence in New Hampshire. I recently became aware that Senator John McCain has started "the Lexington Project". I have a link to this site under the "Go Green - Save the Planet" links and I encourage you to look at it and sign the petition. Also the wind-farm graphic points to his speech (if you like reading speeches). BTW I promise I posted my blog before reading McCain's speech Innocent

I'm encouraged because many of the principles I've held for years are reflected in "The Lexington Project". Also, John McCain loves New Hampshire. Last night, his Northeast Region campaign headquarters had its grand opening here in NH. If he's elected I'm sure we can receive Federal assistance and incentives to implement future-looking Green initiatives throughout our State:

"In recent days I have set before the American people an energy plan, the Lexington Project -- named for the town where Americans asserted their independence once before. And let it begin today with this commitment: In a world of hostile and unstable suppliers of oil, this nation will achieve strategic independence by 2025."
                                                                          John McCain, June 25, 2008

One issue I saw in the Lexington Project website was McCain's promise of enforcing the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. From a technologists's point of view, I hail this! For those of you old enough to remember, the Federal government first passed the CAFE standards based on the first "fuel crisis" we had in 1973. Car makers had to try to improve CAFE despite the problems with catalytic converters and other "cleaner air" standards - which made achieving fuel economy more difficult.

CAFE works. In 2000, at a conference of the IEEE Vehicular Technologies Conference at which I was an invited speaker, I spoke with a Ford vice president who told me that over 40% of the cost of a new car was electronics. In comparison with 1973 cars, new cars were more powerful, MUCH cleaner and had MUCH better gas mileage. The reason? Industry was forced to invest in new technology to simultaneously achieve cleaner air and better fuel economy, while satisfying the driver's desire for high performance. Putting teeth into CAFE and "stimulating" (with a swift kick) the automotive industry to "get with the program" and give us the next generation of cleaner, more thrifty vehicles can work again. Today, with the relaxation of these standards, the auto industry doesn't have the incentive needed to invest in R&D and new capital equipment. This is the right time to do this, since many US car makers will soon be re-tooling their factories to produce smaller, more fuel-efficient cars and trucks! Trust me on this, folks. My Ph.D. is in "management of technological innovation", and I'm a small business owner involved in high-tech R&D.

I hope you support both John McCain and me with your vote on November 4!

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  • Ward 5 home-owner since 1982
  • Ward 5 small business owner since 2002
  • Nashua School Board Member
  • Reform K-16 Public Education without additional taxes
  • Has strategic vision for NH Science, Technology & Energy
  • Supports Small Business & High Tech Job Creation
  • OPPOSE INCOME/SALES TAX
  • Supports Right to Work
  • US Army Veteran
  • Will protect 2nd Amendment
  • Pro-Life Catholic Christian
  • Second-generation immigrant

Science, Technology and Energy

David  was trained at the MIT Sloan School for a wide variety of strategic technology planning and leadership positions, including management of large corporate and national laboratories. David has:

  • A Ph.D. in Management of Technological Innovation
  • 8 years on the Board of Directors of an international industry association
  • Thirty-five years of technology experience, including ten years as a high-tech entrepreneur and small business owner
  • Two years experience as a US diplomat to a UN agency in Geneva, the International Telecommunications Union

This experience gives David both the domestic and international perspective needed to help NH develop a strategic plan for next-generation initiatives in science, technology and energy. We need to create high quality JOBS to compete on the world stage. We MUST stop the “flat spin” death-spiral our economy is in. We suffer from an ever-aging population, an exodus of high-tech jobs, and departure of our trained young citizens at an alarming rate. We are in danger of losing our New Hampshire Advantage!

Public Education - "Education is the Foundation of Liberty"

David has served on the Nashua School Board since his election in 2009, as one of nine at-large Board of Education members, and has demonstrated his ability to lead innovative reform in the Nashua Schools, leveraging his Ph.D. in Management of Innovation from the MIT Sloan School to help develop a strategic vision for innovative change. He is well known for his bi-partisan approach to problem solving without sacrificing conservative principles. As Chairman of Curriculum and Evaluation, he works closely with teachers, administration and other elected officials to help reform public school curriculum in math, science and technology. As a member of the Education SIG of the Wireless Innovation Forum, he modernized multi-disciplinary curriculums at engineering colleges. In Concord, he hopes to further reform of New Hampshire’s K-16 public education, including the introduction of an innovative college internship program modeled after MIT’s highly successful Industrial Cooperative (Co-op) Program. This needed revitalization of New Hampshire’s college system will help both college students AND industry, bring/retain students TO NH and RETAIN young, trained NH citizens to STAY IN NH.

Military Veteran

David enlisted in 1971:

  • Commissioned in 1975
  • Trained in Combat Engineering, Atomic Demolitions, Special Weapons and Intelligence
  • Served five years active duty, most of it deployed to West Germany. Served as Combat Engineer platoon leader, ASA Liaison, and S-2 (Chief of Intelligence) of 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry in Wiesbaden FRG
  • Resigned active duty in 1982
  • Continues to serve in the US Air Force Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol) as volunteer aircrew, Ground Team Leader, Mission Staff and member of Chaplains Service
  • On 9/11, served as volunteer mission staff at FEMA-1 during first 3 days as a member of the Federal Incident Command Staff helping to coordinate Federal response to the Greater New York Area emergency response.

Conservative - Member of NH GOP State Committee

David has been a registered Republican voter for 40 years:

  • Life member Republican National Committee (RNC)
  • Twice awarded RNC Ronald Reagan Medal
  • Member of NH GOP State Committee since 2008
  • Elected as GOP Convention Delegate for Nashua Ward 5
  • A-rated by NH Right to Work
  • Testified to NH Legislature supporting RTW
  • Original TEA Party activist
  • Attended first TEA Party rally
Pro-Life Christian

Life begins at the moment of conception, and ends at natural death. Life and Love are both gifts from God. David is strongly pro-life:

  • Participated in pro-life marches & prayer vigils
  • Testified to NH Legislature to restore Parental Notification and defund abortion
  • Secular member Discalced Carmelite Order (OCDS)
  • Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 12311
  • Catechist and Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Nashua

Conservation

David wants to preserve our natural resources but does not support RGGI:

  • Supports public transportation
  • Member of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)
  • Endorsed by NH Chapter of Sierra Club in 2008

 

Applied Math Test
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My son sent me this in an email :)

All of our children attended Nashua schools.
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Top L to R: Allen, Barbara, Susan, Amanda. Bottom: Dave, Tommie.

About Me:
Dear Friends: My name is David Murotake. I am a fiscal conservative and have lived in Nashua since 1982. I'm the son and grandson of legal immigrants from Japan who settled in Hawaii. I'm a "Nisei", a second-generation Japanese American born in Hawaii in 1954. Since my first language was Japanese, I'm also what the school systems call an "ESL" - an "English as a Second Language" speaker. I was also a "low socio-economic status" (Low SES) child who grew up in Kalihi-kai in Hawaii (Dog the Bounty Hunter's home "hood").

Parent, Volunteer and Home School Teacher: My wife Tommie and I moved to Nashua in 1982 after we both served in the US Army. We've raised four children in Nashua and sent them through the local school system. I ran a registered Nashua home school for one of my children, and both of us were registered volunteers with Nashua schools. My teaching experience includes the positions of Instructor in psychology at the MIT Sloan School, senior teaching assistant for Electronics Laboratory at MIT, Sunday School teacher for over 12 years at St. Joseph parish (K-8), Character Development Instructor in the Civil Air Patrol, and many years of working with youth as a registered Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader in Packs and Troops from Nashua Wards 4, 5 and 8.

Pledge: Oppose any and all new taxes
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David Murotake signed ATR Taxpayer Protection Pledge

A Scholar: I graduated as Valedictorian of Immaculata High School Class of 1971. I attended MIT on a full academic scholarship, converting an Academy appointment (my choice of Westpoint, Annapolis or Air Force Academy) into a 4-year ROTC scholarship to the college of my choice. I graduated with three degrees (SB, SB, SM) in 1977. After five years in the Army, I returned to civilian life in 1982 and obtained my Ph.D. in 1990 from the MIT Sloan School on a fully funded doctoral program paid for by RCA. I have gone back to school, and am working for the M.Ed. degree program, majoring in Curriculum and Instruction at Rivier College .

A Veteran: I come from a proud 3-generation military family. I'm an Army Veteran and served with the Combat Engineers and Army Security Agency. I'm the son of a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer with two Vietnam combat tours, and the father of a Navy Corpsman back from his third deployment in the Global War on Terror supporting our Marines.

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Pledge: Limit budget growth to rate of inflation
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David Murotake has taken the NH Advantage pledge

A Fiscal Conservative:  I believe in Limited Government, support Nashua's Tax Cap, and have signed the New Hampshire Advantage pledge, the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers (CNHT) Taxpayer Pledge, and the New Hampshire Taxpayer Pledge. I do not support broad based taxes, such as income taxes or sales taxes, to support any increase in the size of Government - including our public schools. I also believe we need to enhance the education our children receive, making Nashua a more attractive place for people to move to. This in turn, enhances the value of our City's real estate and increasing revenues into our City and State educational trust funds. However, the taxpayer supports many programs in our schools which are NOT mandated by State or Federal laws and regulations - programs like competitive sports in the high schools and middle schools, and activities like year book, school play, debate and others which are supported by the taxpayer. To save these activities in the face of certain budget cuts, we will need to institute an activity program - called "pay to play" in many of the cities which have adopted this type of fee in their schools...

A Small Business Owner: I started SCA Technica, Inc (www.scatechnica.com), a Nashua based Small Business in 2002. We've won seven competitive US Government R&D contracts since our start-up, sold our first patent in 2007, and granted our first two US Patents in July 2008 and February 2009.

Pledge: Fight sales, income, broad-based taxes
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David Murotake has taken the CNHT pledge

As the owner of a high-tech startup company and a 27-year resident of Nashua, I understand well the issues facing education K-12 in this city, and the challenges that face it. I am also experienced in the fiscal governance and management of non-profit organizations. I studied Fiscal Control of Non-Profit Organizations at USC's graduate school, and have served as a member of the Board of Directors of an international non-profit industry association (www.sdrforum.org) for over 6 years. I will do my best to use my professional management and educational experience to help Nashua's school system, the parents, and taxpayers of Nashua face and overcome our challenges. As a member of the School Board I will serve to improve the quality and safety of our children's educations, while keeping taxes as low as possible.

A Christian Volunteer! I've been an active public service volunteer and environmental activist since my high school days. I also have extensive volunteer experience in Nashua.  I'm a Catechist and Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph the Worker parish in Nashua Ward 5, and have taught Sunday School there for over a dozen years. I'm a Secular Carmelite (OCDS) in the St. Therese community in Nashua. I'm also a Past Grand Knight of Council 12311, Knights of Columbus at St. Joseph the Worker parish. I've also served for many years as a "cheerleader dad" (the male version of "soccer mom") with my three daughters...
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David Murotake is in formation for OCDS

My ministry extends to the Chaplain's Service of the Civil Air Patrol - the civilian auxiliary of the US Air Force - where I serve as a Character Development Instructor (an assistant to Chaplains). I am a CAP First Responder, a FEMA ICS-300 qualified Ground Branch Director, ground team leader, air search and a rated Senior Mission Observer for air search and rescue. I'm also a certified Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) peer for individuals and groups. During the 9-11 Crisis, I was one of the first CAP volunteers activated to assist Federal resources manning the FEMA-1 Command Post, coordinating disaster relief operations for the New York metropolitan area and New England. I lived at FEMA-1 for the next 72 hours helping FEMA and other agencies in trying to cope with the Twin Towers disaster.This surprised me, as I expected to be aircrew in a CAP aircraft flying reconnaissance missions over the Twin Towers...In addition, I am trained up through ICS-300 in the Incident Command System, and have specialized training in incident command staff in response to terrorist/WMD situations in addition to normal emergency services.
 
A Scout Leader, I'm a past Assistant Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scout Troop 410 at Immaculate Conception Church in Nashua Ward 8. I'm a former Pack committee chair (Cub Scout Pack 255 in Ward 4) and former Girl Scout co-leader (several Troops in Wards 4, 5), I served as a registered volunteer Math tutor at Nashua high school for two years and taught a registered Nashua Home School for two years. Many years ago - in Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany, a community with over 5,000 families - I served as a community United Way chairman for two years. I am also very active in my industry doing "pro-bono" work - having founded and chaired over half a dozen international working groups and special interest groups in the field of software defined radio (SDR). I am a past vice-chair of the SDR Forum Technical Committee, and immediate past chair of its Markets Committee. In October 2008 I was re-elected to a sixth term as a member of its Board of Directors, currently representing Small Company members.

JFK - Inaugural Address - YouTube Video
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David Murotake did what JFK wanted, volunteering for worthy causes.

My Favorite Presidents

President John F. Kennedy: He inspired me as a young child. I wept when he was assasinated. He was a Veteran and a War Hero, a capable Commander in Chief, but a man of Vision and Peace. JFK brought CHANGE as only a war hero and visionary commander-in-chief can. He re-structured the US Military, moving it from a "strategic nuclear force" to a mixed force that could be used in counter-insurgencies and today's Global War on Terror. He established the Green Berets - predecessor of today's Special Operations forces. He believed in volunteerism and started the Peace Corps. He challenged us. JFK was a Life Member of the NRA, and a staunch defender of the Constitution and our Second Amendment Rights! If any man today claims to be like JFK, he should only look back on history and ask, "In what way am I like that man?" JFK left very big shoes to fill. So, too did his brother Robert Kennedy, brutally murdered while he was the Democratic front-runner...

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Ronald Reagan - Inaugural Address - YouTube Video
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My favorite photo & quotations of President Reagan

President Ronald Reagan: He is another one of my two favorite Presidents. He was also one of my two Commanders in Chief, and one that every soldier I knew trusted to lead us into just causes. More than any other President, his policies brought about the end of the Cold War. The policy is neatly summed up by his motto: "Peace Through Strength". As a moderate and a "fusionist", Ronald Reagan was villified by both the Right and the Left. But the vast majority of the American people (including me) loved him, and he united a divided nation. Ronald Reagan even had a strong base of support in the Democratic Party. Like JFK, Reagan was a NRA member and staunch Second Amendment defender.

"The Constitution does not say Government shall decree the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution says `the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.`" - President Ronald Reagan.

"No group does more to promote gun safety and respect for the laws of this land than the NRA, and I thank you. Still, we've both heard the charges that supporting gun owners' rights encourages a violent, shoot-em-up society. Don't they understand that most violent crimes are not committed by decent, lawabiding citizens, they're committed by career criminals? Hard-core criminals use guns, and locking them up and throwing away the key is the best gun control law we could ever have." - President Ronald Reagan

My Education
 
 I studied as hard as I could in school and graduated as the Valedictorian of Immaculata High School in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1971. I won a scholarship which gave me my choice of admission into Westpoint Military Academy, Annapolis Naval Academy, or the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Instead, I converted my scholarship into a full ROTC Scholarship at MIT, where I was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in 1975. Later, after I completed my Army active duty assignment, the RCA Corporation awarded me a fully funded Ph.D. Program to the school of my choice. Offered admissions by the MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard's JFK School of Government, I chose to return to MIT, using my GI Bill and other Veterans benefits to help out with raising my family while attending school.

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering. Minor: Political Science.
Bachelor of Science, English Literature & Creative Writing. Minor: Theoretical Math
Master of Science: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Doctor of Philosophy: Management of Technological Innovation (MIT Sloan School)
 
I am currently enrolled in the M.Ed. program at Rivier College, majoring in Curriculum and Instruction...

Favorite YouTube Videos

Ron Paul Tribute Video at the Republican National Convention, Tampa FL 2012

Arizona Immigration Law - An amusing sing-along starring a green frog puppet and Reading!
It's about the unfounded rumors concerning the Arizona Immigration Law.

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Celtic Woman - "America". This is poignant - and my favorite music video...

Ronald Reagan for Limited Government

According to international observers, 1.5-2 million people joined

this peaceful "Tea Party" Rally in Washington D.C. on 9/12/2009.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan Admits
Flaw in FED Economic Model = AUDIT THE FED!

Red Skelton - Pledge of Allegiance

"Born-Again American" An inspirational, patriotic song.
One of my favorites!

Monty Python Clips "My Brain Hurts..." and other Prof Gumby favorites

Questions or comments? Get in touch with me at:

david@murotake.com

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." -John 3:16

"And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee. Go, and sin no more." -John 8:11

"One of the Pharisees tested Jesus with a question, Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
"Jesus replied, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'  This is the first and greatest commandment. 
And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments" -Matthew 22:36-40
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"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." - James 1:22

"Trust in God." - MacNaughton Clan Motto
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"Lead, follow, or get out of the way." - Thomas Paine


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