Monday, October 21, 2013

It's About Us

Our greatest generation is going fast to meet their maker and seek their promised salvation. They have felt some trepidation about it too, being taught to love life above the expediency of politicians. They sacrificed a lot for the greater good of their fellows to be the preservers of freedom in the world. Liberty rested in their hands! They knew it and rose up to seek the continuity of the freedoms they had enjoyed their whole lives up to then. The generation before theirs had risen to that task as well. Unfortunately the peace that had been won was not to last. The punishment meted out against the aggressors of that time was too steep a price to pay, resentments ran high.

Then came along a charismatic speaker to the fore, feeding the resentments; a divider and propagandist non-pareil who whipping up a generation of punished people, ordinary people, to feel righteousness in their resentments of the generation before. He then found another group on which to place blame. Putting blame toward a particular ethnic group, the Jewish people and culture, scapegoating them for their dire circumstances and poorness due in truth to the onerous burdens of restitution for WWI.

Most Jewish people were just working people like all others, values similar, but also a degree of different. It seemed to be enough to be made into a targeted foe of the Nazi Party, not a real foe but a convenient one. The tragedy of the holocaust and WWII ensued. When America got involved it was tough going, but eventually there was enough military strength to overcome the axis powers soundly and the peace was won. Then we had to keep the peace.

There have been other wars and policing actions at times around the world. But no other generation of heroes was ever feted and made over as much as that one generation has been in the life of our nation. Now we are at a crossroads once again and have to decide:


 Who are we now?

 Are we the defenders of our fellows, or are we the expedient foe?

 Are our leaders leading us in the direction of another war?

 Is the GOD of today a lesser leader than the GOD of those generations before us had?

 When we see vile acts being visited upon our fellow men and women do we hurt less?

 I think not.

With our communications being practically in real time now it becomes even more urgent to us to right the wrongs we see. Yet we are drawn into wanting to act decisively, accurately, and accountably, and we are not seeing that quality of leadership being exhibited nowadays. With more questions than answers we see our leadership needs going unmet. Our confidence is shaken.
Our resources are being misused and squandered before our eyes and not being utilized in a judicious manner. Our challenge may be to remonstrate that the benefits our generation has garnered from our parents' and grandparents' willingness to pitch in to further the advantages furnished through those sacrifices that we are worthy of them.
It does continue today. Young people are willing and able to sacrifice for the causes of freedom and the nation's interests. That brings me to my motive for writing today about failure of leadership at the highest levels, punishing those that do the most to defend us and our liberty.


During the recent governmental shutdown the darkness cast from Washington D C out across this nation showed the American people, the bureaucratic position was to make suffering of our veterans the showpiece of their ineptitude in resolving the most inane of issues, much less the truly big issues plaguing our nation today!

I visited our local zoo one warm afternoon, to see some new exhibits that have been installed. They were very nice; our extra tax dollars are being well spent there. We went to see the sea lions and orangutans, the giraffes and the condors. We went into the rain forest exhibit and I stopped for a moment's rest in the relative coolness of the muted shadows inside the doors. Another woman was doing the same. Her husband and children moved on ahead of us and my companions did too. We chatted as we watched them all go ahead on the pathway into the moist air. She said she needed to rest her knees as she had stress fractures in both of them and still was in need of more surgeries and therapies to fully heal. I must have looked surprised at that. She is a beautiful young woman. How could that be? She had been injured during training of some kind in Afghanistan, she said. She was afraid the VA funding for her continuing treatments would be cut and that that would devalue her quality of life forever. I said I hoped that wouldn't happen to her, thinking to myself that it had better not! I could see the 3 active kids, ahead of us all, with wonder in their eyes and curiosity in their antics, excited to see and do new things. Those kids need their mother to be able to do all the things that moms do! We moved on then, our respite over. But, our encounter there stuck to my heart and to my mind. Mulling over what she'd said and sad that she should have to be fearful of not getting the treatments she needs, breaks my heart.

I know several other young veterans that are also in such a place, not knowing with any confidence that the promises of the contract they made with the USA would be fulfilled, after they had fulfilled their duty to their own side of the agreement. I can't help but be more and more irked by the utter callousness and failure of those in the seats of power to be continuingly deaf to the needs of so many that have gone, at their direction, to meet any and all demands put upon them; those who are regularly going above and beyond mere requirement to perform admirably the tasks given them.

 These contracts must be met!

The high roller on Capitol Hill must be smitten with their own hubris in thinking they would not have to fulfill their part of those contracts.

What with the caution-to-the-wind spending they do, they have forgotten their own jobs. To do what they have been hired to do, by, We the People. Defending our borders, enforcing our laws, and to make a budget to do those things and to live within that budget. It is not their job to do much else. It is not their job to regulate everything that we do, not what we eat, nor what we think say or express. The Capitol Hill crowd, with all the cronies and hangers on there, seem to be thinking that their behaving as martinets is acceptable.

Small minds, wielding power over others, doesn't change the fact of their small mindedness. It is but one small line item in the over bloated spending that Capitol Hill does every year. I do think that we could cut a few pork barrel items to take care of our veterans. OR, do the martinets think that would be Un-American?
It is now up to us, to step up to the task and be the great generation of the new century, to emulate our forefathers. To demand and posit for our people what is the most important to us, self-determination! In liberty and in justice for all our people; not to be trampled upon for the divisive greed on capitol hill nor set aside for this group or that.

 Power lust is the road of ruin as is evinced through all recorded history.
MA.W 2013





Thomas Paine's American Crisis

THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but "to bind us in all cases whatsoever," and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

Whether the independence of the continent was declared too soon, or delayed too long, I will not now enter into as an argument; my own simple opinion is, that had it been eight months earlier, it would have been much better. We did not make a proper use of last winter, neither could we, while we were in a dependent state. However, the fault, if it were one, was all our own; we have none to blame but ourselves. But no great deal is lost yet. All that Howe has been doing for this month past, is rather a ravage than a conquest, which the spirit of the Jerseys, a year ago, would have quickly repulsed, and which time and a little resolution will soon recover.  I have as little superstition in me as any man living, but my secret opinion has ever been, and still is, that God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction, or leave them unsupportedly to perish, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of war, by every decent method which wisdom could invent. Neither have I so much of the infidel in me, as to suppose that He has relinquished the government of the world, and given us up to the care of devils; and as I do not, I cannot see on what grounds the king of Britain can look up to heaven for help against us: a common murderer, a highwayman, or a house-breaker, has as good a pretence as he.

'Tis surprising to see how rapidly a panic will sometimes run through a country. All nations and ages have been subject to them. Britain has trembled like an ague at the report of a French fleet of flat-bottomed boats; and in the fourteenth [fifteenth] century the whole English army, after ravaging the kingdom of France, was driven back like men petrified with fear; and this brave exploit was performed by a few broken forces collected and headed by a woman, Joan of Arc. Would that heaven might inspire some Jersey maid to spirit up her countrymen, and save her fair fellow sufferers from ravage and ravishment! Yet panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt. Their duration is always short; the mind soon grows through them, and acquires a firmer habit than before. But their peculiar advantage is, that they are the touchstones of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light, which might otherwise have lain forever undiscovered. In fact, they have the same effect on secret traitors, which an imaginary apparition would have upon a private murderer. They sift out the hidden thoughts of man, and hold them up in public to the world. Many a disguised Tory has lately shown his head, that shall penitentially solemnize with curses the day on which Howe arrived upon the Delaware.  As I was with the troops at Fort Lee, and marched with them to the edge of Pennsylvania, I am well acquainted with many circumstances, which those who live at a distance know but little or nothing of.

Our situation there was exceedingly cramped, the place being a narrow neck of land between the North River and the Hackensack. Our force was inconsiderable, being not one-fourth so great as Howe could bring against us. We had no army at hand to have relieved the garrison, had we shut ourselves up and stood on our defence. Our ammunition, light artillery, and the best part of our stores, had been removed, on the apprehension that Howe would endeavor to penetrate the Jerseys, in which case Fort Lee could be of no use to us; for it must occur to every thinking man, whether in the army or not, that these kind of field forts are only for temporary purposes, and last in use no longer than the enemy directs his force against the particular object which such forts are raised to defend. Such was our situation and condition at Fort Lee on the morning of the 20th of November, when an officer arrived with information that the enemy with 200 boats had landed about seven miles above; Major General [Nathaniel] Green, who commanded the garrison, immediately ordered them under arms, and sent express to General Washington at the town of Hackensack, distant by the way of the ferry = six miles.

Our first object was to secure the bridge over the Hackensack, which laid up the river between the enemy and us, about six miles from us, and three from them. General Washington arrived in about three-quarters of an hour, and marched at the head of the troops towards the bridge, which place I expected we should have a brush for; however, they did not choose to dispute it with us, and the greatest part of our troops went over the bridge, the rest over the ferry, except some which passed at a mill on a small creek, between the bridge and the ferry, and made their way through some marshy grounds up to the town of Hackensack, and there passed the river. We brought off as much baggage as the wagons could contain, the rest was lost. The simple object was to bring off the garrison, and march them on till they could be strengthened by the Jersey or Pennsylvania militia, so as to be enabled to make a stand. We staid four days at Newark, collected our out-posts with some of the Jersey militia, and marched out twice to meet the enemy, on being informed that they were advancing, though our numbers were greatly inferior to theirs. Howe, in my little opinion, committed a great error in generalship in not throwing a body of forces off from Staten Island through Amboy, by which means he might have seized all our stores at Brunswick, and intercepted our march into Pennsylvania; but if we believe the power of hell to be limited, we must likewise believe that their agents are under some providential control.

I shall not now attempt to give all the particulars of our retreat to the Delaware; suffice it for the present to say, that both officers and men, though greatly harassed and fatigued, frequently without rest, covering, or provision, the inevitable consequences of a long retreat, bore it with a manly and martial spirit. All their wishes centred in one, which was, that the country would turn out and help them to drive the enemy back. Voltaire has remarked that King William never appeared to full advantage but in difficulties and in action; the same remark may be made on General Washington, for the character fits him. There is a natural firmness in some minds which cannot be unlocked by trifles, but which, when unlocked, discovers a cabinet of fortitude; and I reckon it among those kind of public blessings, which we do not immediately see, that God hath blessed him with uninterrupted health, and given him a mind that can even flourish upon care.  I shall conclude this paper with some miscellaneous remarks on the state of our affairs; and shall begin with asking the following question, Why is it that the enemy have left the New England provinces, and made these middle ones the seat of war? The answer is easy: New England is not infested with Tories, and we are. I have been tender in raising the cry against these men, and used numberless arguments to show them their danger, but it will not do to sacrifice a world either to their folly or their baseness.

The period is now arrived, in which either they or we must change our sentiments, or one or both must fall. And what is a Tory? Good God! what is he? I should not be afraid to go with a hundred Whigs against a thousand Tories, were they to attempt to get into arms. Every Tory is a coward; for servile, slavish, self-interested fear is the foundation of Toryism; and a man under such influence, though he may be cruel, never can be brave.  But, before the line of irrecoverable separation be drawn between us, let us reason the matter together: Your conduct is an invitation to the enemy, yet not one in a thousand of you has heart enough to join him. Howe is as much deceived by you as the American cause is injured by you. He expects you will all take up arms, and flock to his standard, with muskets on your shoulders. Your opinions are of no use to him, unless you support him personally, for 'tis soldiers, and not Tories, that he wants.  

I once felt all that kind of anger, which a man ought to feel, against the mean principles that are held by the Tories: a noted one, who kept a tavern at Amboy, was standing at his door, with as pretty a child in his hand, about eight or nine years old, as I ever saw, and after speaking his mind as freely as he thought was prudent, finished with this unfatherly expression, "Well! give me peace in my day." Not a man lives on the continent but fully believes that a separation must some time or other finally take place, and a generous parent should have said, "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace;" and this single reflection, well applied, is sufficient to awaken every man to duty. Not a place upon earth might be so happy as America. Her situation is remote from all the wrangling world, and she has nothing to do but to trade with them. A man can distinguish himself between temper and principle, and I am as confident, as I am that God governs the world, that America will never be happy till she gets clear of foreign dominion.

Wars, without ceasing, will break out till that period arrives, and the continent must in the end be conqueror; for though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire.  America did not, nor does not want force; but she wanted a proper application of that force. Wisdom is not the purchase of a day, and it is no wonder that we should err at the first setting off. From an excess of tenderness, we were unwilling to raise an army, and trusted our cause to the temporary defence of a well-meaning militia. A summer's experience has now taught us better; yet with those troops, while they were collected, we were able to set bounds to the progress of the enemy, and, thank God! they are again assembling. I always considered militia as the best troops in the world for a sudden exertion, but they will not do for a long campaign. Howe, it is probable, will make an attempt on this city [Philadelphia]; should he fail on this side the Delaware, he is ruined. If he succeeds, our cause is not ruined.  He stakes all on his side against a part on ours; admitting he succeeds, the consequence will be, that armies from both ends of the continent will march to assist their suffering friends in the middle states; for he cannot go everywhere, it is impossible.

I consider Howe as the greatest enemy the Tories have; he is bringing a war into their country, which, had it not been for him and partly for themselves, they had been clear of. Should he now be expelled, I wish with all the devotion of a Christian, that the names of Whig and Tory may never more be mentioned; but should the Tories give him encouragement to come, or assistance if he come, I as sincerely wish that our next year's arms may expel them from the continent, and the Congress appropriate their possessions to the relief of those who have suffered in well-doing. A single successful battle next year will settle the whole. America could carry on a two years' war by the confiscation of the property of disaffected persons, and be made happy by their expulsion. Say not that this is revenge, call it rather the soft resentment of a suffering people, who, having no object in view but the good of all, have staked their own all upon a seemingly doubtful event. Yet it is folly to argue against determined hardness; eloquence may strike the ear, and the language of sorrow draw forth the tear of compassion, but nothing can reach the heart that is steeled with prejudice.  

Quitting this class of men, I turn with the warm ardor of a friend to those who have nobly stood, and are yet determined to stand the matter out: I call not upon a few, but upon all: not on this state or that state, but on every state: up and help us; lay your shoulders to the wheel; better have too much force than too little, when so great an object is at stake. Let it be told to the future world, that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet and to repulse it. Say not that thousands are gone, turn out your tens of thousands; throw not the burden of the day upon Providence, but "show your faith by your works," that God may bless you. It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike.

The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy. 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. My own line of reasoning is to myself as straight and clear as a ray of light. Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me, or those that are in it, and to "bind me in all cases whatsoever" to his absolute will, am I to suffer it?

What signifies it to me, whether he who does it is a king or a common man; my countryman or not my countryman; whether it be done by an individual villain, or an army of them? If we reason to the root of things we shall find no difference; neither can any just cause be assigned why we should punish in the one case and pardon in the other. Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul by swearing allegiance to one whose character is that of a sottish, stupid, stubborn, worthless, brutish man. I conceive likewise a horrid idea in receiving mercy from a being, who at the last day shall be shrieking to the rocks and mountains to cover him, and fleeing with terror from the orphan, the widow, and the slain of America.  

There are cases which cannot be overdone by language, and this is one. There are persons, too, who see not the full extent of the evil which threatens them; they solace themselves with hopes that the enemy, if he succeed, will be merciful. It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf, and we ought to guard equally against both. Howe's first object is, partly by threats and partly by promises, to terrify or seduce the people to deliver up their arms and receive mercy. The ministry recommended the same plan to Gage, and this is what the tories call making their peace, "a peace which passeth all understanding" indeed! A peace which would be the immediate forerunner of a worse ruin than any we have yet thought of. Ye men of Pennsylvania, do reason upon these things!

Were the back counties to give up their arms, they would fall an easy prey to the Indians, who are all armed: this perhaps is what some Tories would not be sorry for. Were the home counties to deliver up their arms, they would be exposed to the resentment of the back counties who would then have it in their power to chastise their defection at pleasure. And were any one state to give up its arms, that state must be garrisoned by all Howe's army of Britons and Hessians to preserve it from the anger of the rest. Mutual fear is the principal link in the chain of mutual love, and woe be to that state that breaks the compact. Howe is mercifully inviting you to barbarous destruction, and men must be either rogues or fools that will not see it. I dwell not upon the vapors of imagination; I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as A, B, C, hold up truth to your eyes.  I thank God, that I fear not. I see no real cause for fear. I know our situation well, and can see the way out of it.

While our army was collected, Howe dared not risk a battle; and it is no credit to him that he decamped from the White Plains, and waited a mean opportunity to ravage the defenceless Jerseys; but it is great credit to us, that, with a handful of men, we sustained an orderly retreat for near an hundred miles, brought off our ammunition, all our field pieces, the greatest part of our stores, and had four rivers to pass. None can say that our retreat was precipitate, for we were near three weeks in performing it, that the country might have time to come in. Twice we marched back to meet the enemy, and remained out till dark. The sign of fear was not seen in our camp, and had not some of the cowardly and disaffected inhabitants spread false alarms through the country, the Jerseys had never been ravaged. Once more we are again collected and collecting; our new army at both ends of the continent is recruiting fast, and we shall be able to open the next campaign with sixty thousand men, well armed and clothed. This is our situation, and who will may know it. By perseverance and fortitude we have the prospect of a glorious issue; by cowardice and submission, the sad choice of a variety of evils- a ravaged country- a depopulated city- habitations without safety, and slavery without hope- our homes turned into barracks and bawdy-houses for Hessians, and a future race to provide for, whose fathers we shall doubt of. Look on this picture and weep over it! and if there yet remains one thoughtless wretch who believes it not, let him suffer it unlamented.



Sunday, October 20, 2013

Advice Please

I’m in a bit of a dilemma and I’m hoping that somebody who reads this has some good advice for me.

My neighbors and I initiated a neighborhood watch program because there was a lot of theft going on in the community. Just about everybody had been a victim of some sort of attack and with the attacks becoming more frequent and the few arrests that were made ended with the charges being dropped we k
new we had to do something. We decided to start this program with the intention of being able protect everyone from the onslaught that was hurting us and lowering our property values.

So my neighbors and I formed this program and decided to make my neighbor Barry, who lives around the corner, our watch captain. Barry was new to the neighborhood, having moved in a couple of years ago. We didn’t really know where he came from but he seemed to understand the situation and had the right answers to our questions. He seemed the perfect choice to lead us out of this situation.

 It turned out Barry was amazing. He kept us informed of what he was doing to stop the crime; He was hiring people to help watch the community, he was working on safety guidelines to keep us protected in our homes and while we were outside. He was working with the Watch Captains of other community programs and sharing ideas with them to make communities safer everywhere. Pretty soon crime was almost a thing of the past and my neighbors felt comfortable again no matter where they were. Our community watch program was a success!


Barry was extremely motivated by his success and he continued to add security measures and restrictions to protect us. He gave us what he called the Community Care Act (CCA) that guaranteed we would have the best security possible. It covered everything from home fires to splinters. He would take care of everything. We didn’t need took to look anywhere else for our needs. Most of us didn’t mind, we knew it was for our own good. We also didn’t mind when the CCA had a tax built into it to pay for it. He was protecting us and after all, who can put a price on security?

We all decided that our neighborhood was safe so we didn’t mind when Barry decided to let illegal aliens move into the empty houses that were vacated during the crime spree. The new people didn’t talk to us, they kept among themselves, but you know, they didn’t speak English anyway. If they committed any crimes Barry would have prosecuted them just like the original criminals so we tolerated them.

Some of my neighbors started talking about how Barry was overstepping his authority. “Barry was just trying to clean up the neighborhood” I thought, “he wasn’t making unreasonable demands”. My neighbors didn’t appreciate that Barry was telling them what they could and couldn’t do in their own house and in their own yard.

My neighbor John was fined for leaving his outside light on all night. “That wasn’t so bad” I thought, “that light has always shined in my bedroom window when I’m trying to sleep”.

Mark, who lives down the street was fined for having a flag pole in his yard. “That’s not so bad” I told myself, “A tree would look much nicer than a skinny pipe reaching twenty feet into the air”.

Some of my neighbors started to rebel. A few of them at first but more started to join in when the regulations seemed to only affect the longtime homeowners, the new neighbors didn’t seem to be required to obey the rules. They kept their lights on all night, they kept their flag poles and flew flags on them that I didn’t even know what they represented. It seemed unfair in a way but I didn’t have any problem with the rules and I tried to follow them so I wouldn’t get in trouble with Barry.

There was no reason to complain about the rules, the rules were there to stay and besides, we chose Barry to clean up the neighborhood, and he was.

My neighbors son was beaten in Independence Park, the public park across the street from me, by a couple of illegals two weeks ago, he went the emergency room and was released a little while later with minor abrasions and six stitches. His father, Tom went to talk to Barry about finding the kids responsible and getting the hospital bill paid as guaranteed in the CCA but he was only able to talk to Barry’s assistant who said that the CCA did not cover fighting, even though it was an attack and not a mutual fight did not matter, CCA would not pay. The assistant said that kids who attacked the boy would not be held responsible because they are a minority and in the spirit of fairness it would be inappropriate to discipline them. There have been three more beatings in the park since.

Tom became the loudest voice against Barry’s actions. He talked about how wrong it was that Barry was taking our money but not giving us the benefits he promised. Other neighbors started agreeing with Tom and they starting talking about how Barry needs to removed from his position as Watch Captain. A week ago Tom was fined for having dead branches on his tree, for having weeds in his yard, there was a dent in his siding and an oil stain in his driveway. The fine came to $560 and Tom has to pay it by the end of the month or he will be required to do community service for two weekends. Some of the other neighbors have been quiet ever since but not all of them.

Yesterday, Barry had a construction crew put up a fence around Independence Park. He told us that we are complaining too much and not paying enough to be able to have access to it. He posted guards at the gate and only allowed the illegals into it while we stood at the fence watching. We called the police but the police said that Barry could do whatever he wanted since we elected him and then they informed us that we were standing on public property and would have to return to our homes.

 I still want to give Barry the benefit of the doubt that he is trying to do the right thing in our community but I am beginning to think that he is going too far. Am I being too hard on Barry? I would appreciate some advice on this.

K.B. 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013


The Constitutional Freedom Party is proud to announce our endorsements for the following Candidates running for an elected office in the upcoming 2014 races.

Each candidate shows an appreciation, and a dedication to upholding the Constitution. Their views closely match CFP’s beliefs as laid out in our Mission Statement. As we continue the vetting process, please check back often as we add more Candidates who we believe will be the best choice for our Country.

JD Winteregg  is running for Ohio's 8th Congressional District against John Boehner.
JD's thoughts on Washington reflect many American's as he has said, "Today, it seems as though authority is derived from Washington, and that we're expected to do what we're told. I believe authority comes from the people. The role of the representative should be to listen to the people and to advocate for them in Washington--not the other way around."
J.D. earned a B.A. in International Business and French and has a M.Ed. in Foreign Language Education (Wright State University), a M.A. in French (Ohio State University), and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Foreign and Second Language Education (Ohio State University).
He understands how to work among and across cultures from working in France as an English Assistant in a public high school and his current work in high school and university environments, and he has leadership positions of curriculum and project development and mentorship.
J.D. is relatively new to the political scene, an advantage he embraces as his ideas truly represent the people in OH-8. He works tirelessly to improve the representation in the district, and in just a year, he has managed to become a leader within several tea party/liberty groups in OH-8. J.D. brings enthusiasm and creativity to the district–something that is desperately needed–and these attributes have helped to inspire others to action.
On Issues, he shows strong Constitutionally Conservative beliefs in term limits, the 2nd Amendment, and limiting government spending and eliminating waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer's money.  He strongly supports of the movement to entirely defund Obamacare. 
As a school teacher, JD  believes that education is best left to the local level and that parents and communities know what is best for their own children, leaving the decisions to them.  He has seen the problems first hand caused by federal government involvement by plans such as No Child Left Behind and what Common Core would do.
His stance on Immigration is simple and to the point: Borders need to be secured before discussion of reform can proceed. Period.
JD shows a lot of promise to hold true to the Constitution and Conservative and enduring values that so many Americans find lacking in Washington. He's got fresh ideas and brings invigorating ways to help transform our bloated government through his CAST program.  We need fresh people in Washington, willing to work towards a more fiscally responsible Congress who is willing to remember that they represent We the People.
Please help support JD Winteregg, and let's change the face of Congress by replacing Career politician John Boehner.
Twitter  @JDWinteregg

Lee Bright is running for US Senate against long time politician Lindsey Graham. 

On issues ranging from pro-business to pro-life, Sen. Bright has proven himself to be a true Conservative and strong on Constitutional values. He is a firm believer in the Right to Life as the Founding fathers believed, saying Protecting the right for a child to live is one of the most basic functions of a society. If our nation fails in this aspect, then how can we expect to protect liberty and constitutional rights?

As far as government spending goes, Lee has been an outspoken critic of government spending and was designated as one of four "taxpayer heroes in the Senate" by the South Carolina chapter of the Club for Growth, for 2011-2012, and he also received the Friend of Taxpayer Award from the Spartanburg County Taxpayers Association. He had the highest rating of the Palmetto Liberty PAC on it's scorecard and was unanimously endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus of South Carolina.

He is a tough 2nd Amendment advocate, who is lead sponsor of the Constitutional Carry bill (removing requirement of law-abiding citizens to obtain a permit to exercise Second Amendment rights) and the Firearms Freedom Act (exempting firearms manufactured in state for sale in state form regulations).

On the issue of healthcare, he has been an outspoken opponent of  Obama Care, and sponsored a bill that would criminalize the act.

Sen. Bright, a native and resident of Spartanburg,  is married and has two children. He is director of business development for BBD, LLC and operates a trucking brokerage business and has served as a board member of the Palmetto Family Council, Attorney General’s Commission on the Family, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

He's a strong candidate with a consistant record as a member of the Spartanburg County District 6 School Board, and was re-elected to a second term as State Senator with 60% of the vote and winning every precinct even though his district was redrawn to include parts of Greenville County and was challenged by a former  incumbent.

We need someone with Senator Bright's strong stance against Islamic terrorism, National Defense and support of our Military, his excellent and perfect score on fiscal responsiblity, and Constitutional respect.  It is time for Lindsey Graham to retire. Let's help and support Lee Bright for US Senate!

on Twitter, @leebright

on Face Book



Matt Bevin is running for US Senate against incumbent Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell.

Matt was commissioned as an officer in the US Army after graduating from Washington and Lee University, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain.  He spent four year on active duty with primary responsibilities as the 5th Mechanized infantry Division Artillery's counterfire officer.

Matt Bevin is no stranger to hard work and personal responsibility.  Since moving to Kentucky with his family in 1999, Matt founded several local firms and invested in other companies in Kentucky and around the US.  He also began to help out at Bevin Bros., a bell manufacturing company that had been in his family since 1832.  The company faced bankruptcy.  In 2011, Matt became President and in a year, he paid off all the company's debts and back taxes, modernized the business model and saved jobs.

Matt is a firm believer in this country's founding ideals.  Individual Liberty, limited government and constitutional principles.  He believes it's time to hold our representatives in Washington accountable.

On the issues, Matt:

Believes in enforcing Immigration laws already on the books, allowing states to enforce federal immigration laws and cutting off welfare benefits to those who come here illegally.

Believes Obamacare is a disaster and would encourage increasing competition by allowing people to buy health insurance across stae lines and common sense tort reform among other ideas.

Is Pro Life and will vote against any bill for federal funding for abortions and believes we must encourage ways which makes adoption easier. Matt and his family don't just advocate pro life ideas, they live them.

Believes the Second Amendment is the lynchpin of the Bill of Rights, as it was designed to protect all of the other Amendments.  The right to bear arms is not just limited to ownership but includes the right to carry as well and he will fight to fully restore the Second Amendment by pushin for a national right to carry legislation.

Is a believer in term limits.  If elected to the US Senate, Matt will not serve more than two terms.

Please help and support this great American who believes in the vision of America that our Founders envisioned!! Help Matt Bevin to defeat politics as usual and work to get him to the US Senate! 

On twitter @MattBevin

On Facebook

Matt Bevin on Issues:

Dan Bongino is running for US Congress, 6th District, Maryland

Dan Bongino is a Decorated Secret Service Agent who served under three Presidential administrations.  He was Lead security representative for the United States for foreign visits. He and his wife Paula are small business entrepreneurs.  He obtained graduate degrees in both Psychology and Business Administration.

On the issues, Dan believes in:

A simpler and fairer tax code will incentivize both domestic and international businesses to make investments that will lead to job growth. He believes in domestic sources of energy through environmentally responsible oil and natural gas production. He also believes in reducing overall spending levels in our federal government, saying that leaving so much debt for our children is "Immoral".

Dan believes in securing our border, stopping illegals and drug trafficking, and streamlining the legal immigration process to help legal immigrants.

He believes in Education reform and that parents have a say in their children's education. He believes teachers should be rewarded on a merit based system and should be given the freedom and flexibility to work in an environment without unnecessary bureaucracy.

He believes in repealing Obamacare, "Regardless of the number of flowery speeches the President & his congressional supporters deliver on Obamacare, it will never succeed because it cannot. It violates fundamental economic principles & I ask our Democratic & Independent followers to please, put aside partisan alignment & help us fight this impending healthcare disaster.  We can fix this. We can introduce a model which empowers healthcare consumers & dissolves the many Obamacare panels created to take away your healthcare choice and make it theirs."

Please help and support this great American, Dan Bongino in his run for US Congress for the 6th district of Maryland.  He is the right man for the all the people of that great state!

On Twitter @dbongino

Dan Bongino on the issues:[1].pdf

Jorge Bonilla, who is running for Florida’s 9th Congressional District:

U.S. Navy Veteran Jorge Bonilla Announces Congressional Run Against Democrat Alan Grayson Jorge Bonilla is proud to announce that he is running as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s 9th Congressional District.“Hello, my name is Jorge Bonilla and I am proud to announce that I am running to represent you in Florida’s 9th Congressional District. I’m running because as a new father, I am deeply concerned about the direction that our country is headed in. Our current leadership is projecting weakness to our enemies abroad, and overt hostility to our most cherished allies. At home we are beset by scandal, after scandal, after scandal, all of which arise out of a government that has run out of control and is seemingly unaccountable to ‘we the people.’The central question of the 2014 election is this, are we the people still capable of self-rule, or do we abandon the American revolution and concede that a small connected elite from Washington, D.C. and New York, is better capable of running are lives than we are ourselves. This is America guys. We can do better. We must do better, and we will do better. I know the road ahead is tough, but if you join me I know that we can work hard to restore America’s promise, and secure America’s future. I thank you for your support. God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.” - See more at:

You can see more about Jorge Bonilla at his Campaign website:

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Please help Jorge Bonilla stand up for the Constitution and beat Alan Grayson in 2014!

Rob Maness, who is running for US Senate, Louisiana
Ret. Air Force Colonel Rob Maness is a founding board member of NOLA Patriots, Inc., a veteran’s advocacy group committed to preventing veteran suicides and ensuring military families have equal access to benefits.  He is running for US Senate against Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu.

"When I officially retired from the Air Force after 32 years of service, Candy and I decided that, out of the entire world and the U.S., we wanted to return to Louisiana.  We had lived in Louisiana off and on for about 8 years while I served our country and we knew that we wanted to come back.

We chose to make Louisiana our home.  Candy and I love Louisiana. Of course, we love the food and the character of Louisiana, but, most of all, we love the people of Louisiana.  The people of our great state are unlike any other people in the world. From Lake Providence to the Gulf Coast, and everywhere in between, the people of Louisiana are some of the hardest working, most generous people in the world.

When Candy and I moved back to Louisiana, running for office wasn’t even on my radar screen. I knew that I wanted to make a difference but there were other priorities to attend to first. But, the more I watched what was happening to our State, our Country and our Constitution, I knew that I needed to take action and get involved. The frustration of watching President Obama dismantle our Constitution and our personal liberties piece-by-piece while Senator Landrieu sat back and did nothing to protect the interests of the great people of Louisiana, was growing inside of me.

Candy and I discussed things many times and we spent many hours praying for guidance as I pondered what I could do to help Louisiana and our Country.

That’s when we decided that I would run for U.S. Senate to replace Senator Landrieu and protect and defend our Constitution and Louisiana.  The people of our state have strong Conservative values. Senator Landrieu and others are out-of-step with these values.

We have an opportunity to make a change next year and replace the Liberal values of Senator Landrieu with someone who is a true Constitutional Conservative who will stand up for Louisiana and the values of our great state and its people."

On Twitter @RobManess

Let's help Rob Maness Stand on the Constitution and great American Values for the people of Louisiana, and replace long time liberal politician Mary Landrieu.

Friday, October 4, 2013

It's Far From Over

During this past week of the implementation of Obamacare and the government shutdown I have been asking myself how we, as a free people, got here. I’ve thought about it, prayed about it and talked about it, but then I came across a Scripture verse which answered my question.

In Romans, the first chapter, we see many similarities between Paul’s writing and today’s news and in verse 18 it is written; “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (NKJV). But you ask is this the wrath of God? It’s a good question and one I am about to answer.

Yes, it is the wrath of God not upon His people but the world who has stuck their finger in His eye one too many times. Obamacare is an unjust law, passed, promoted and imposed upon we the people who did not and still do not want socialized medicine. With many losing their health insurance and premiums rising do we not think many have beseeched our God to intervene in this earthly crisis?

I know I have gone to the Throne of Grace more than once about the injustice not only of this law but because of the many other things this administration has done by not following the laws of the land. Through executive orders, going around Congress, persecuting their opponents by the heavy hand of the IRS, despising those who loyally served them in Benghazi and on our southern border in Fast and Furious as well as the many other scandals and then dismissing our allies, especially God’s chosen people of Israel, the Obama administration has not only lied and deceived we the people but aligned itself and our nation with those who want to destroy this land of the free.

Years ago, Tennessee Ernie Ford made a recording of the song “This is my country” and that it is and yours as well, so it is up to we the people to stand for what we know as the Truth, not only in our founding documents but in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We all know the Scripture verse in 2 Chronicles 7:14 about healing our land but we must also believe the Lord will do it. Let not your heart be troubled as Jesus told us because regardless of what it looks like today our God has neither abandoned us nor will He forsake us. Be strong and of a good courage as the Lord told Joshua and see the victory of God. We’ve won but we just haven’t seen it yet. Keep the faith because it’s far from over; we will win and soon I might add.

Ronni K.