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By Capt Joseph R. John, August 5, 2019: Op Ed #445 

The dishonest news media is at it again, trying to brainwash Americans into thinking that all mass shooters throughout the years have been by white male supremacists.  The photos and information in the below listed article will disprove the outright lies by the current crop of Democratic Presidential Candidates, and the Left of Center Liberal Media Establishment in their attempts to terrify Americans, and blaming yesterday’s 2 mass shootings on President Trump, because he wants to secure the wide open southern border.  


Despite the fact that there were 32 mass shootings when Obama was the occupant of the Oval Office---the press found it inconvenient to blame Obama for any of those 32 mass shootings.  There were also many mass shootings during the Clinton and Bush Administrations, yet the Left of Center Liberal…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, July 29, 2019: Op Ed #443 

By clicking on the below listed link, you will be able to listen to a riveting interview of former CIA Officer Kevin Shipp; he is a counterintelligence expert who worked on the seventh floor at Langley as protective staff for then-CIA Director William Casey. 


This is a CRITICAL listen!  It is an analysis that covers a range of sensitively important topics, improperly reported by the left of center liberal media establishment.  It is about one hour long, but it would be well worth your time to listen to an American who is still serving his country.  For the last 5 years, Kevin has been a strong supporter of the Combat Veterans For Congress.

Kevin previously stated, that there is a - huge - grassroots movement brewing in our country.  These are not fanatics; they are pastors, priests, moms and dads, good…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, July 10, 2019: Op Ed #441

Every American citizen who values their precious freedoms outlined in The Bill of Rights, should read the article listed below by Dr. Sam C. Holiday, USMA ’48, Col USA (Ret), especially millions of millennials who for over 20 years, had been misled in classroom instruction by leftist teachers and professors about success of Socialism in comparison to the failure of the Constitutional Republic of the U.S.  


Socialist governments have suppressed, enslaved, and murdered hundreds of millions of people throughout the world for over 100 years in Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia, Castor’s Cuba, Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, Mao’s China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, Ho Chi Minh’s Vietnam, Nyerere’s Tanzania, Jaruzelski’s Poland, Najibullah’s Afghanistan, Ortega’s Nicaragua, Ceausescu’s Romania, Dubcek’s Czechoslovakia, Zinvkov’s  …

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By Capt Joseph R. John, July 3, 2019: Op Ed #440

On November 24, 2018, Lcdr Ed Hiner, USN (Ret) (SEAL) contacted the Combat Veteran For Congress seeking support, and explained that Chief Edward Gallagher, USN (SEAL), a highly decorated Combat Veteran who had completed 8 combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan and had been awarded two Bronze Star Medals (both with Combat “V”), a Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (with Combat “V”), and other medals for his combat service during 19 years of Honorable service, was being charged with crimes by several poorly performing SEALs in his team, who were lying about Chief Gallagher’s actions in Iraq. 


Those SEALs, who were deployed with Chief Gallagher’s SEAL Team SEVEN, had been removed from the fight in Mosul, Iraq by Chief Gallagher because they were not performing adequately in extremely heavy and brutal…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, July 4, 2019: Op Ed #439

On the first Fourth of July in 1776, delegates from the 13 Colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson.  On that day, American Colonists celebrated securing their individual freedoms from oppressive British Rule and their freedom from the heavy taxes levied on them by The King of England without representation.  

Since 1776, Americans have been celebrating the Fourth of July as the birth of American Independence, and their achievement of self-rule by and for the people.  Since 1776, the annual celebration on July fourth has been called  “Independence Day.”  Each year on Independence Day, Americans express their support for the freedoms they enjoy and how blessed they are to live in a Constitutional Republic.  

In their celebration on the Fourth of July, American…

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Combat Veterans For Congress-----Embedded Integrity 

The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is re-endorsing the 86th endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress, former Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (SFC-MI-ANG/Ret ) who resides in Milford, MI, to run for his former seat, in the 11th Congressional District of Michigan.  He is a 27-year veteran of the US Army and the Michigan Army National Guard, and is the only Congressman to have served in combat in both Vietnam and Iraq.

Cong Bentivolio will strongly support Veterans rights; he believes in a leaner government, lower taxes, will work to reduce the national debt, and will focus on reining in the out of control spending by irresponsible Progressive, Socialist, and Democrat members of Congress.  Cong Bentivolio will work with President Trump to secure the-wide open Southern Border, in order to stem the flow of opioids and other…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, June 17, 2019 Op Ed #438

At one time mumps, chicken pox, and measles were eradicated in the United States.  Now with hundreds of thousands of Illegal Aliens flooding across the wide open southern border from every country in the world, those infectious diseases have broken out across the US.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement have placed 5,200 immigrants who are infected with mumps, chicken pox, measles, and other infectious diseases into quarantine in 39 immigrant detention centers nationwide.  The number of quarantined detainees has jumped dramatically from earlier this year; ICE Health Services reported that on March 7th, there were …

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By Capt Joseph R. John, June 11, 2019 Op Ed #437

Twenty eight years ago, in September 1991, after the Philippine Senate rejected a new military-bases agreement, the US Navy hauled down the American Flag in Subic Bay Philippines and vacated the Naval Base complex.  The United States fulfilled its obligation to withdraw all US Naval forces, and ceased all US military operations in the Philippines. 


For ten years, a serious conflict has been developing between the United States and China, as a result of the creation of missile and naval bases by China on Philippine claimed shoals and other reefs & shoals in international waters in the South China Sea, which is a threat to restrict the sea lanes of communication.   In addition, China has been rapidly expanding its navy in order to have the capability to fulfill its long range goal of threatening to invade Taiwan,…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, June 6, 2019 Op Ed #436

75th Anniversary of the Normandy Landing is commemorated today, June 6, 2019, to honor the sacrifices of a generation of allies that made up the invasion force of over 150,000 military personnel from the United States, Britain, Canada, and Free France.  The 80 photos in the attachment depict some of the real time historic wartime photos taken during the historic Normandy Landing.


In the weeks following the invasion, Polish forces and contingents from Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands, participated in the ground campaign; most also provided air and naval support alongside elements of the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and the Royal Norwegian Navy.  (From Wikipedia Invasion of Normandy)

The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, May 27, 2019 Op Ed #435

It is fitting today, that we celebrate the life of the most famous Naval Academy Football legend, Captain Joseph M. Bellino, USNA ’61, USN (Ret), who resided in Bedford, MA, and in 1960 was the first Naval Academy football player to be awarded the Heisman Trophy.  Capt Bellino, courageously battled cancer for an extended period and was in the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, Massachusetts, when he passed away from stomach cancer on March 27, 2019 at age 81.  He is survived by his wife, the former Ann Tansey, his son John who is a 1989 graduate of the US Naval Academy, and his daughter Therese who is a public school teacher in Cambridge, MA.

Born in Winchester, Massachusetts on March 13, 1938, Joseph Michael Bellino was the son of Michael Bellino, who emigrated from Sicily at age 16, and the former Sarah Corabi…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, May 27, 2019: Op Ed #434 

Since General George Washington commanded the Continental Army, forty-two million Americans have served under the American Flag.  In the past 243 years, one million American military personnel have been killed in the defense of the Republic, and another million and a half have been wounded.

Each year on Memorial Day weekend we honor American Patriots who have given the “last full measure of devotion” in their service to the Republic, so their fellow Americans could live their lives in freedom.

We not only honor American Combat Veterans who gave up their tomorrows, we also honor Veterans who were wounded, and other members of the US Armed Forces who were separated from their loved ones for long periods, often going into “Harm’s Way.”  

On this Memorial Day weekend, the Republic’s most sacred and…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, May 20, 2019: Op Ed #433 

Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson would not recognize the radical left Democrat (Socialist) Party of today.  Americans can easily get a sense of how a number of today’s Democrat Party leaders feel about the Constitutional Republic, created by the Founding Fathers.


    “America was never that great”-----NY Governor Andrew Cuomo


    “America was never as great as advertised,”-----South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg  


    “When was America ever Great?”-----Former US Attorney General Eric Holder 


They and the radical Chairman of Democrat Party, Marxist Tom Perez, promote Socialism and demean the America:


That went to war and saved the lives of millions of people in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, etc.  


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By Capt Joseph R. John, May 14, 2019: Op Ed #432     

“It was a cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”  Thus began that prophetic novel, “George Orwell’s 1984”, written forty years earlier, preparing the reader for a dystopian future under “Socialism” – a society of great suffering and injustice, and bereft of reason.  This symbol of the thirteenth stroke brings into question what transpired through all the previous twelve hours, when inhumanity (i.e. Socialism) triumphed over our society, destroying our time, our common sense, and our history itself.  

In Orwell’s tale, words were constantly being removed from the language and history was repeatedly being revised (as it has been revised over the last 15 years, in Common Core US History textbooks with inaccurate facts being force fed to unsuspecting grammar and high school students by Progressive,…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, May 6, 2019: Op Ed #431     

Because religion is critical for a functioning of Democracies, Religion and “People of Faith” have been under the relentless attack by Marxists, Socialists, Progressives, Communists, and atheists.  By clicking on the below listed link, you can watch and listen to Professor Clay Christensen of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration as he discusses the importance of religion in a democracy.



Persecution of “People of Faith” in…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, May 2, 2019: Op Ed #430     

For the last 75 years, the US Congress voted hundreds of billions of dollars to fund the US Armed Forces to protect the borders of many foreign countries, and funded the construction of the border walls in those foreign countries.  To date, 65 countries and the Vatican have built border walls that actually work; they have successfully prevented the incursion of unwanted and dangerous entrants.  


Americans Citizens have grown weary of the intentional lies being repeated by Pelosi, Schumer, the Socialist Democrat Party, and the left of center liberal media establishment, that there is not an out of control “Crisis At The Wide Open Southern Border.”  The massive influx of Illegal Aliens from all over the world, now entering the United States is not a figment of the US Border Patrol’s imagination.  There has been a…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, March 29, 2019: Op Ed #427     

A Latin phrase, “Laus Deo”, which translates to “Praise be to God” has significance in the history of the Republic.  Those words were often intoned by the Founding Fathers and especially on October 19, 1781, following General George Washington’s victory over General Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown.  It was …

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By Capt Joseph R. John, March 19, 2019: Op Ed # 426(b)    

In October 2018, a distinguished member of the Board of Directors, Capt R. Buddy Welborn, USNA '59, USN, (Ret), PhD, recipient of the US Naval Academy Thompson Trophy upon graduation for having done more during the year for the promotion of Naval Academy Athletics in football, and a Trustee of the US Naval Academy Foundation, passed away, after 7 years of service on the Board of Directors.  Capt Welborn was designated a Director Emiratis, and after waiting respectfully for an extended period of time, new Board members were nominated. 

In February 2019, LTC Dennis J. Gillem, USMA'64, USA (Ret) (Silver Star, 5 Bronze Stars, 2 Purple Hearts, Combat Infantry Badge) is the Director of Frontline For Freedom Radio (the largest Military Network in the nation with 137 cooperating Talk-Radio Stations), was…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, March 8, 2019: Op Ed #425    

The first Ten Amendments to the US Constitution make up “The Bill of Rights”.  They further define “Freedom of the Individual”, establishes "Justice”, “Insures Domestic Tranquility”, “Ensure the General Welfare”, and “Secures the Blessings of Liberty” under the US Constitution, for all American Citizens and for their posterity.      


James Madison wrote those Ten Amendments, which lists specific prohibitions on governmental power, and provides for greater Constitutional protection for ”Individual Liberties” in the Republic.  For example, the Founding Fathers saw “Freedom of Speech” and “Freedom of Religion” as natural rights protected by the First Amendment.  The Second Amendment provided “The Right to Keep and Bear Arms.”  The Fourth Amendment safeguards citizens with the “Right From Unreasonable Search and…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, February 26, 2019: Op Ed #424     

A new replacement for Facebook, Google, and Twitter, will be launched on Wednesday, it is called USA.Life, the search engine will be called  Facebook repeatedly lied to Congress about being “a platform for all ideas.”  


Facebook, Google, and Twitter have been consistently restricting and censoring “Freedom of Speech” by Christians, members of the Jewish Faith,…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, February 19, 2019: Op Ed #423    

The below listed 1944 quote by the six-time Presidential candidate of the Socialist Party of America, Norman Thomas, was an accurate prediction that today’s Democratic Party will support Socialism: 


     “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism.  But under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every 

        fragment of the  Socialist Program, until one day, America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.  

        I no longer need to run for the Socialist Party of America, the Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”  

American citizens were recently surprised to learn a recent Gallup Poll reported that more Democrats now have a “positive view” of Socialism (57%) than of Capitalism (47%).  Americans couldn’t possibly understand the change in…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, January 30, 2019: Op Ed #422       

The United States welcomes over 1 million Legal Immigrants to the United States from foreign countries each year who follow certain applicant procedures to identify themselves.  No other country in the world has ever welcomed over 1 million Legal Immigrants to their country each year. 

Every Democrat Party leader over the last 40 years expressed their opposition to Illegal Immigration except for Nancy Pelosi, who is a proponent for Open Borders, and promotes the entry of Illegal Aliens.

We recommend you share this message with those in your address book who oppose the entry each week of over 15,000 Illegal Aliens from 23 countries, who are now invading the United States through the wide open southern border.  They are now entering in organized migrant caravans; there is a 12,000 migrant caravan…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, January 7, 2019: Op Ed #421       

For the last 75 years, the US Congress voted hundreds of billions of dollars to fund the US Armed Forces to protect the borders of many foreign countries, and to fund the construction of their border walls.  To date, 65 countries and the Vatican have built border walls, which have actually prevented the incursion of unwanted and dangerous entrants.  For the last 2 years, the 51 Republican Senators have been unable to get the 60 votes required to fund $5 billion for border security, yet the US Senate appropriates $50 billion annually for Foreign Aid.  


The US Congress voted to provide funds to build border walls in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, South Korea, Germany, Iraq, Panama, Morocco, Greece, Thailand, Lithuania, Latvia, Afghanistan, Estonia, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Panama, etc.  Annually, the US Congress votes…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, January 2, 2019: Op Ed #420

Unfortunately, over the last 10 years, the left of center liberal media establishment, the Progressives and Leftists in Hollywood, the Democrat Socialist Party, Progressives Teachers, and Marxist Progressive Professors on just about every college campus in the nation, have been indoctrinating students, millenniums, and the general public with the unverifiable lie that Republicans are racists and sexists.  


The documented US History of the Republic, reveals that the Democratic Party strongly opposed the Republican Party’s promotion and passage of the 13th Amendment which freed the slaves, the passage of the 14th Amendment which gave slaves US Citizenship, the passage of the 15th Amendment which gave slaves the right to vote, and the passage of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote.


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 By Capt Joseph R. John, December 27, 2018: Op Ed # 419

Seventeen years ago, America was a much different nation, it was united.  Please click on the below listed link to watch a video that will demonstrate that fact.


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By Capt Joseph R. John, December 25, 2018, Op Ed #418 

We remember that Merry Christmas from Astronauts “To all of you on Good Earth”, as they viewed the Christmas Sky from Apollo 8, on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1968.  


It was 50 years ago, a different time in US History, when there was no such thing as Politically Correct Speech that Progressives have been using, to try to suppress “Freedom of Speech”, that very precious gift, provided to all Americans by the Founding Fathers in The Bill Of Rights.

You can listen to their message…

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We were informed earlier today, that Admiral James A. Lyons, Jr., USNA '52, USN (Ret); age 91, passed away peacefully at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, VA.  Admiral Lyons Served in the U.S. Navy for thirty-six years as a Surface Warfare Officer, including as Commander in Chief of the US Pacific Fleet, Senior US Military Representative to the United Nations, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations.  Details of the military funeral service to be conducted at the US Naval Academy Chapel, followed by internment in the US Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, MD will be published when details are finalized.

This past November 1, 2018, Admiral Lyons informed me of his profound sadness at the loss of his wife of 66 years, Renee, who passed away that morning; my wife and I had first met Renee Lyons 52 years ago.

In January 1967, as a then Navy Lieutenant, I reported for…

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December 1, 2018

For his 50+ years of service to the Republic, we Honor the life and legacy of President George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, who passed away last night at age 94.  He was reunited with his loving wife Barbara, who passed away 8 months ago.  After Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan, and although he was accepted to Yale University and would have played on the Yale varsity baseball team, George Bush put his college education and budding baseball career on hold, in order to volunteer for military service.

George Bush volunteered for US Navy service, and at age 19 became the youngest pilot in WWII.   Navy Lieutenant (junior grade) Bush won his wings of gold and was assigned as a pilot of a torpedo bomber in an avenger and flew 58 combat missions.  On one of his missions, his avenger was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire,…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, November 19, 2018, Op Ed #413 In time for the Christmas and Hanukah Holidays, the US Navy is notifying personnel who served in the US Armed Forces, that its On-Line Navy Exchanged Benefits have been authorized for “ALL” Veterans who served in the defense the Republic and were Honorably Discharged.
 Navy Exchange On-Line shopping includes excellent prices, life-long tax free shopping, and free shipping benefits.  These benefits can’t be replicated by any other on-line shopping service.
 The commitment that young men and women made to their country in their youth, by devoting their early years to serve in the US Armed Forces, can never be adequately repaid.  
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 By Capt Joseph R. John, November 13, 2018, Op Ed #412

The continued counting of ballots at the San Diego Registrar of Voters is underway at 5600 Overland Avenue, San Diego, California 92123.  The inspection of ballots is to ensure they are from US Citizens, and continues from 7:30 AM to about 9:30 PM daily.
 There are still 230,000 ballots left to be counted, down from the original number of 425,000 ballots.  Unfortunately, Tony Krvaric, Chairman of the San Diego County Central Committee, has not engaged attorneys nor mobilized volunteers to monitor the inspection of ballots like Republican Parties are doing across the entire nation.  The San Diego Republican Party has $600,000.00 in the treasury and can easily afford to engage attorneys to monitor the inspection of ballots to ensure they have been submitted by US Citizens. The election campaigns of many residents of… Read More