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Derry Brownfield
March 5, 2003

I was a peculiar kid when I was growing up. I didn't care about toy cars or Superman comics. I wanted to own land. I was living with my grandparents in a small town. They had a front yard, an east lawn that contained a lilly pool and a backyard and a garden spot. I imagined each of those areas were different ranches covering thousands of acres and the lilly pool was a large lake. It was my ambition to own my own land and use it the way I pleased. I was fortunate because I lived in a nation where my dream could come true. Other kids in other nations had the same dreams but lived in countries where they were not free like I was. When they grew into manhood, many of them left their homeland and came to America to establish the freedom they so desired.

They came here to be farmers, ranchers, lumbermen, industrialists... the list goes on but they wanted to own a piece of this great land. Land is the foundation of security. For a society to be successful there must be "private ownership" of property. Where individuals own the land and are free to use it according to their dreams a nation has prospered. China, Cuba, Russia and the Soviet Union have all been a proving ground as to what happens to a nation and her people when the land is owned collectively and managed by the government.

Our Founding Fathers knew this and wrote into the Constitution Article I - Section 8 That the Federal Government should own no amount of land over 10 miles square (for the National Capitol and Washington DC) for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, Dock-Yards and other needed buildings.

Seventy years ago, America began a socialist move. Franklin D. Roosevelt became President and invented such programs as Social Security, WPA, CCC, AAA and a host of other Alphabetic Soup projects whereby the Federal Government became Santa Claus and the American people began giving up their rights in order to be allowed a place at the gravy table. It has been well over a half century now that America has been moving away from the idea of private property and believing instead that government should be allowed to control the land for "all the people."

Government today owns about 50% of the total landmass of the United States and is moving as rapidly as possible to gain control of the remaining area. Our ancestors came to carve a nation out of a wilderness. Today the politically correct elite are taking the land back from private hands in order to turn it back into a wilderness. America, once a bright beacon of hope of the rest of the world, is selling its soul to the socialist idea of "PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF THE LAND."

2003 Derry Brownfield, All Rights Reserved

Derry Brownfield was born in 1932 and grew up during the depression. He is a farmer and a broadcaster. Derry attended the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. He taught Vocational Agriculture several years before going to work as a Marketing Specialist with the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Derry served as Director of the Kansas City Livestock Market Foundation at the Kansas City Stockyard prior to establishing himself in farm broadcasting.

Derry started farming when he was 16 years old and received the Future Farmers of America State Farmer degree in 1949. Since that time the Brownfield Farm has grown to over 1000 acres maintaining a herd of 200 registered Charolias cows.

In 1972, Derry and his partner established the Brownfield Network which now serves 250 radio stations throughout the Midwest with news and market information.In 1994, Derry started his own syndicated radio talk show and he is one of the most popular radio talk show hosts in America. The Derry Brownfield Show can be heard on approximately 80 radio stations in 23 states. With his entertaining sense of humor and witty commentary he has captured audiences for over 30 years. His ability to present an informative talk show while being light and colorful is why he has a large loyal listening audience.

Derry Brownfield is a practical farmer, a practical business man and a very entertaining speaker. He travels extensively throughout the country speaking about his common-sense point of view. Web Site: