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By Capt Joseph R. John, November 9, 2018, Op Ed #411

US Marine Corp Birthday

We honor all US Marines not only on this November 10th, the US Marine Corps’ 243rd Birthday, but on every day.  Over the last 9+ years, 35 of the 121 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress were elected to Congress.  In addition, 36 of the 121 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress were US Marines; they are listed on the Endorsements and Alumni pages of our Web site.  


Eight of the 36 US Marines that were endorsed as Combat Veterans For Congress were elected to Congress.  Those US Marines who have served their country in combat as US Marines, and subsequently continued their service to the Republic as members of US House of Representatives are Cong John P. Kline (Col-USMC/Ret), Cong Paul Cook (Col-USMC/Ret), Cong Duncan D. Hunter (Maj-USMCR), Cong Michael Coleman (Maj-USMC), Cong…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, November 7, 2018: Op Ed #410

A review of the 31 campaigns of endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress for the period from 2017 to 2018 is presented below:


From 2017 to 2018, 55 new Combat Veterans from 23 states were reviewed for endorsement.  Eleven Combat Veterans For Congress from 8 states were subsequently endorsed, 6 of those endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress from 4 states won their primary elections, and 20 elected Combat Veterans For Congress from 15 states made up the field of 26 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress, who campaigned and were supported to prevail in their November 2018 midterm general election campaigns. 


Five endorsed and elected Combat Veterans For Congress did not seek election in the November 2018 midterm election:


Cong Ron DeSantis, Lcdr-USNR (JAGC) (R-FL-6) ran for Governor of…

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 This says it all, we encourage you to vote today! 

By Capt Joseph R. John, November 4, 2018: Op Ed #409

On October 29, 2018, CNN’s Don Lemon stated on a national TV broadcast “We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is “White Men”, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.”

That racist slander by CNN about “White Males” is now being promoted by the left of center liberal media establishment on air daily, they have also been labeling President Trump a racist, a white supremist, a Nazi, and Hitler, and say he hates people of color and Jews.  Progressive Marxist, Democrat Socialists, and Communists now fill the ranks of the new Socialist Democrat Party, and have partnered with the left of center liberal TV news commentators, the Radical Democrat elected leaders, and the New York Times spewing divisive hateful rhetoric daily…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, October 30, 2018 Op-Ed #408

It is with truly deep sadness, that we inform you that on October 23, 1918, a US Naval Academy Football standout, Captain Raymond Burke “Buddy” Welborn, USNA ’59, USN (Ret), PhD, N*, who was awarded the Thompson Trophy for Athletics in 1959, passed away peacefully of complications from an aortic aneurism at age 82, in League City, TX; his son Raymond Burke, Jr., USNA ’85 was by his side.  Capt Welborn was born in Bryan Texas, on August 13, 1936, and attended Rice University for 1 year before entering the United States Naval Academy in 1955, joining the Class of 1959.

Captain R. “Buddy” Welborn, USN (Ret), graduated from the US Naval Submarine School, was Submarine and Surface Warfare Qualified, was selected as a ship’s Commanding Officer, was an author, a college professor, a Trustee of the US Naval Academy…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, October 22, 2018: Op Ed # 407

By clicking on the below listed link, the strategy followed by the Communist Party since the 1930s to destroy the Catholic Church from within and marginalize the Christian religion, will be revealed.  Communism teaches their fellow travelers that religion is the “opiate of the people.”    


The Communist Party USA, Progressive Marxists, Socialists Democrats, 80 Radical Left & Communist organizations funded by George Soros, Atheists, Anarchists, the left of center liberal media establishment, and their fellow travelers have joined with the Communist Party’s strategy to destroy the Catholic Church from within, and marginalize the Christian religion.  After 80 + years, the Communist Party’s long term goal with the willing help of their fellow travelers and co-conspirators listed above, is bearing fruit…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, October 11, 2018: Op Ed # 406

In the below listed article from Breitbart News, Ammar Yasser Campa-Najjar’s Congressional Campaign made a donation to CAIR.  CAIR has strong ties with the Muslim Brotherhood International Terrorist Organization and Hamas as explained below.  The US State Department has designated Hamas a Foreign Terrorist Organization.  The Muslim Brotherhood has been outlawed and designated dangerous International Terrorist Organizations by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Bahrein, the United Arab Emirates, and Russia.

In 1994, CAIR  was created by and for The Muslim Brotherhood International Terrorist organization, as its public relations front organization.  The Muslim Brotherhood also instigated the creation of Al Q’ieda, ISIS, Hamas, and other terrorist groups.  In 2014, CAIR was designated an International Terrorist…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, October 8, 2018: Op Ed #405

The below listed article discuss the resistance and anarchy perpetrated by the New Socialist Democrat Party, Radical Leftists, the Socialist Party of America, and Anarchists, who threaten tranquility with cries for “Impeachment” of the US President, and a US Supreme Court Justice----“Impeachment” based only upon allegations, without any corroborating evidence, is to “Bear False Witness”. Their unsubstantiated and unhinged allegations are at a fever pitch, and are being promoted by the left of center liberal media establishment and leftist celebrities demonstrating in the streets.

For over two years, Progressive Marxists, the New Socialist Democrat Party, Obama’s “Organization For Action”, The Communist Party USA, The Muslim Brotherhood, Democrat Socialist Of America, Radical Marxists, La Raza, Mecha, Act Blue,…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, October 3, 2018: Op Ed # 404

What the left of center liberal media establishment has coordinated, in their cover up in the background of Christine Blasey-Ford that has been well-known by students at Palo Alto University, is that she is as an extremist and Progressive Professor, who has been a Never Trump demonstrator ever since Donald Trump ran for office, and that she degrades President Trump in campus discussions.  

The question facing the US Justice System and American citizens, is if a person is ever accused of a crime, should they be found guilty, as soon as they are accused?  Should the US Justice System and all US Laws that always treated all accused individuals as “innocent until proven guilty” be set aside and allow a simple accusation of an individual, with no proof to back up the accusation, be ignored and allowed to find that individual…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, September 24, 2018: Op Ed # 403

The below listed 1944 quote by the 6 time Presidential candidate of the Socialist Party of America, Norman Thomas, is an accurate prediction that today’s Liberal Democratic Party (AKA The American Progressive Socialist 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.”  


Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson would not recognize the actions, policies, and leadership of the once honorable Patriotic Democrat Party.  Today’s Democrat Party leaders do not support the US…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, September 12, 2018: Op Ed # 402

In the below listed video of a national TV interview on One America News Network, Capt Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62/Former FBI, and GySgt Nick Popaditch, USMC (Ret) (Silver Star recipient) expressed their support for an endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Maj/USMCR (R-CA-50).  


They pointed to Cong Hunter’s lifetime of service to the Republic.  Following his graduation from college, Duncan Hunter enlisted and served as an officer in the US Marine Corps; he served in combat operations in Iraq and in Afghanistan.  Then for nearly 6 years in Congress, on the House Armed Services Committee, Cong Hunter championed many legislative initiatives in support of the US Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs.  


Capt John and Gunny Sgt Popaditch are both opposed to Cong Hunter’s…

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                               September 2018

My fellow Americans,

Only once a year do we seek your support to help us recruit and elect endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress.  This year it is extremely important that you assist us in the support of endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress, so they can help in their retention of endangered seats from being lost to Democrat Socialists, who will vote for Nancy Pelosi as the Speaker of the House.

As we approach the most important Congressional election in 242 years, endorsed US Senator Tom Cotton is not running for re-election this year, Cong Ron DeSantis is running for Governor of Florida, Cong James Bridenstine was appointed as the new NASA Administrator, Cong Ryan Zinke (SEAL) was appointed as Secretary of the Interior, and Senator John McCain recently passed away.  With those 5 endorsed Combat Veterans…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, September 10, 2018: Op Ed # 401

We’ve been asked by many supporters about “With Honor”, a new organization that has endorsed 200 veterans to run for Congress.  Five of the 200 veterans they endorsed in 2018 are among the 31 Combat Veterans For Congress we’ve endorsed.  Besides the 5 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress, they have also endorsed 6 previously elected Congressmen, as well a very large number of veterans running for Congress.    


We only recruit and endorse Combat Veterans to run for Congress.  Over the last 9 years, we have communicated with 499 Combat Veterans and endorsed 120 to run for Congress.  We are pleased that 88 of them won their primary elections and 32 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress were elected to Congress (3 US Senators and 29 US Congressmen).  We do not have any paid staff, nor the type of financial…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, August 27, 2018: Op Ed # 400

In 2010, Senator John McCain endorsed the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC.  Following Senator McCain’s endorsement, the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC endorsed Senator McCain, as a Combat Veterans For Congress.  In July 2011, Senator John McCain wrote and distributed a fundraising letter, to his supporters nationally, in order to solicit donations for the election of endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress.  Over the previous 8 years, Senator McCain had always been supportive of the other two endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress elected to the US Senate, and to the 29 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress elected to the US House of Representatives.

Over those 8 years, on a monthly basis, without fail, we have been repeatedly criticized, vilified, and threatened for maintaining our endorsement of Senator John…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, August 23, 2018: Op Ed # 399

The Democrat candidate running against Congressman Duncan Hunter, in the 50th Congressional District, is 28 year old Ammar Campa-Najjar who has family ties to the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).  He was taken to the Gaza Strip to be raised among Palestinians by his Palestinian father, Yasser al-Najjar, and remained there until age 12.

His grandfather, Muhammad Yusuf al-Najjar (aka Abu Yusuf) was the Radical Islamic Terrorist, and member of the Black September Organization, who was the mastermind and executioner in the operation that murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.  

Prior to Barrack Hussein Obama’s election, Ammar Campo-Najjar was Obama’s Campaign Deputy Regional Director, and after …

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By Capt Joseph R. John, August 20, 2018: Op Ed #398

Katie Hopkins tells Americans what has happened to her beloved England, and warns Americans not to let it happen to the United States! 

The below listed video is funny, sometimes crude, raucous, but intentionally fashioned to get her point across, “not to let it happen to you.” 

All Americans should see this message.  The left of center liberal media establishment has managed to cover it up; most Americans are clueless.  

What has happened to England, Sweden, and much of Europe because of the massive invasion of illegal aliens and the establishment of no-go enclaves, which police won’t enter, is truly unsettling: no law and order in many places. 

It is not a Democratic, Republican, Independent, Liberal, Conservative, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or Buddhist…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, August 17, 2018: Op Ed # 397

The left of center liberal media establishment has been frantically misrepresenting the revocation of John Brennan’s Security Clearance.  Brennan’s non-stop erratic and frenzied commentary on the loss of his Security Clearance has aggressively attempted to mislead the American people about the issue.  The below listed E-mail does an excellent job of discussing the revocation of Brennan’s Security Clearance.  

In order to shine the light of day on this issue, the following facts that the press failed to report on, are presented herewith:

In 1976, at the height of the Cold War when Russia was threatening the survival of the United States with the threat of its nuclear weapons, in that same year, Brennan voted for Gus Hall, the Communist Party candidate for President.


While Director…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, July 31, 2018: Op Ed # 396

"Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily destroyed." Karl Marx

The below listed PBS article reveals that for centuries, education courses once taught to students in grammar schools, middle schools, and in high schools, extoled “America’s Heritage,” explained the freedoms outlined in The Bill of Rights, provided an “accurate History of the US,” and explained that the US Constitution is the foundation of the Republic’s government.  Over a 200 year period, American Educators taught students about “America’s Core Values,” “America’s Heritage,” and “American Exceptionalism.”  This gave students a unity of purpose which brought the melting pot of America’s diverse cultures together, and strengthened and unified American citizens in common goals.     

Individual State Education Departments once controlled…

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 Combat Veterans For Congress---Embedded Integrity

We encourage you to read the below listed article concerning former Captain Kevin M. Nicholson, USMC,  the 28th Endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress running for the US Senate in Wisconsin in 2018.  We encourage you to provide support for him in any way you can by going to his Web site  His Democrat parents have disowned him, and have made financial donations to support the re-election campaign of first term Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin, who he is running against.


Baldwin was one of the first Democrat Senators…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, July 16, 2018: Op Ed # 394

Who are “PROGRESSIVES “as identified in this Op Ed?  The “PROGRESSIVE” philosophy was developed by Karl Marx and German Philosopher George Wilhelm Hegel in1801.  They stated “Everything is formed by the process of change.” “PROGRESSIVES” have been attempting to create doubts in the validity of the 242 year old US Constitution to govern the Republic; since then US Constitution has changed very little.  Since the 1920s, Communists who have been promoting and supporting Karl Marx’s “PROGRESSIVE” Philosophy have been trying to create doubts in the validity of the 242 year old US Constitution to govern. The left of center liberal media establishment has been covering up the identity of the groups that make up “PROGRESSIVES”---Marxists, Leftists, Socialists, Communists, and Islam Extremists who believe that Sharia Law is superior to…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, July 6, 2018: Op Ed # 393

There has been over 700 demonstrations against Immigration and Customs Enforcement Federal Law Enforcement Agents (ICE), throughout the nation over the last 3 weeks.  The 50 offices of Obama’s “Organization For Action (OFA)” have been coordinating the demonstrations, with the support of their 32,525 members, and with the help of 14 field organizers.  The Demonstrators are being transported to various locations, and are being paid by George Soros.

The demonstrations are designed to eliminate the force of 6000 ICE Agents whose primary function is to enforce US Federal Immigration Laws, and to apprehend convicted Illegal Alien criminals on the interior of the US.  Obama’s OFA is lying about what ICE Agents are responsible for, and whipping up hysteria by saying ICE is separating Illegal Alien children from their…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, July 4, 2018: Op Ed # 392 

Each year on Independence Day, the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate, express their support for the freedoms they enjoy, and recognize the unlimited opportunities afforded them to improve their stations in life, because of success of The Free Enterprise System which built the most successful economic engine in the history of mankind.  The Fourth of July is also an opportunity for each “Patriotic American Citizen” to celebrate a second symbolic birthday.  


Countless generations of Americans fought for, and under, the American Flag.  The American Flag symbolizes the unity of Americans.  The “Flag” is flown on national holidays, above US Federal buildings, on US Military installations, on US Navy ships, over US Embassies & US Missions, by deployed US military units overseas, and by millions of Americans…

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The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC endorses Cong Ron DeSantis, Lcdr-USNR (JAGC) for Governor of Florida.  Ron DeSantis is a fiscal and constitutional conservative who will work to rein in the out-of-control spending, and protect and support the 2nd Amendment rights in the State of Florida and nationally.  As Governor, he will stimulate the private sector to grow and create new jobs while bringing integrity and Judeo-Christian traditional family values to Florida’s government.”

For 9 years, the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC has only endorsed candidates running for Congress, and has never endorsed a candidate for State office.  However, since 2012 when we endorsed and supported Ron DeSantis to run for and get elected to Congress, we have observed how he has superbly represented the voters of Florida.  We therefore changed our endorsement policy in this one case, to…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, June 11, 2018: Op Ed # 391

For the last 10 years, there has been a well coordinated attempt by Progressives to sow seeds of descent, to attack, and degrade respect for the Family Unit, Patriotism, Family Values, and Judeo/Christian traditions---“To fundamentally transform the United States of America.”  The Progressives' attacks have been aimed at patriotic symbols, statues memorializing famous figures in US History, the National Anthem, the American Flag, the Christian faith, and the Founding Fathers.  Marxist Progressive educators have altered US History, eliminated famous events and individuals in US History from school books, and created inaccurate records of US History in text books used to teach US history in grammar schools, middle schools, high schools, and college.  


Marxist Progressive advocates have led the attacks on…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, June  4,  2018: Op Ed # 390

The below listed Op Ed, by Admiral James A. Lyons, Jr. USNA ’52. USN (Ret), discusses how the US Navy could counter China’s blue water navy, and oppose China’s plan to control the South China Sea.  Over the last 10 years, China has developed a technically advanced blue water Navy whose goal is to be able to defeat the US Navy with conventional weapons; its rapid technology advances and ship building programs have been fueled by China’s theft of advanced weapons systems and ship designs from US corporations and the US Navy.  China’s long range goal is to become the dominate global naval power in the next decade.    


China’s plan is to expand its fleet to 351 ships, while the US Navy’s goal is to expand its fleet to 355 ships; Pentagon planners should not be planning parity with China, they should take a page out…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, May 28, 2018: Op Ed #389
Each year on Memorial Day weekend we honor American Patriots who gave 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, and members of the US Armed Forces who were often separated from their loved ones, for long periods, as they went into “Harm’s Way.”On this Memorial Day weekend, the nation solemnly pays homage to the thousands of Gold Star families for the loss of their loved ones, and the enormity of their sacrifice!   
On Memorial Day, and every day throughout the year, we also honor Veterans who served in the defense of the Republic.  America owes those Veterans a debt of gratitude that it can never repay!  At… Read More

By Capt Joseph R. John, May 21, 2018: Op Ed # 388        

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the fiery leftist former mayor of Mexico City, with a double-digit lead in the opinion polls heading into the July 1st national election for the  Presidency of Mexico, vowed on May 18th to hit back at US President Donald Trump, if elected.  By turning a blind eye to the threat that Iran and the Los Zetas Drug Cartel has created in Mexico, outlined below, Republican, Democrat, and Independent members of Congress who continue their opposition to building a secure Border Wall contribute toward undermining the National Security of the United States.


The left of center liberal media establishment continues to cover up the below listed information about the terrorist training programs in Mexico initiated by Hezbollah (Iran’s proxy), the Iranian Republican Guard, and the Quds…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, May 14, 2018: Op Ed # 387         

A number of San Diego County Republican Central Committee members, including Carl DeMaio endorsed Omar Kamal Qudrat and John Renison Rosas to run for Congress.  In light of the below listed facts about Qudrat and Renison Rosas, their endorsements brings into question their judgement, and judgment of Chairman Tony Kravic, who aggressively lobbied for their endorsements.  Those votes were for Open Borders and for Illegal Immigration.  


DeMaio refused to endorse Congressman Duncan D. Hunter, Maj-USMCR (R-CA-50) for re-election, who wants to close the wide open southern border.  On April 20th, US Diplomat James Horn (USN), after making a speech at the Rancho Bernardo Country Club, heard the Tony Kravic extol the virtues of Ammar Campa-Najjar, the grandson of Muhammed Yusuf al-Najjar, who plotted the Munich…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, April 30, 2018: Op Ed # 386   

Over a 9 year period, from 2009 to 2018, thousands of hours have been spent communicating with 499 Combat Veterans from 50 states, additional thousands of hours have been spent doing background investigation and endorsing Combat Veterans For Congress.  Leading to the 2016 election, 112 Independent, Conservative, and Republican candidates from 38 states were endorsed, 82 of them won their primary elections, and 29% of them, or 32 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress from 22 states were elected to Congress (3 Senators and 29 US Congressmen).  To date this year in 2018, 27 Combat Veterans For Congress from 18 states have been endorsed; prior to the November 2018 mid-term election, the number of endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress may increase to 35. 

The reason 29% of the 112 endorsed Combat Veterans…

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By Capt Joseph R. John, April 9, 2018: Op Ed # 385         

For the last 75 years, the US has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to have the US Armed Forces protect international borders and fund the construction of border walls in a countless number of countries throughout the world.  Unfortunately, for the last 40 years, the United States has not had secure international borders in its own country.  


The American citizens are no longer safe from the invasion of drugs smugglers, Radical Islamic Terrorists, smugglers of women sold for prostitution, MS 13 gang members from Central America, convicted criminals/repeat offenders who prey on the lives of innocent Americans, the influx of millions of illegal aliens, and the spread of infective diseases throughout the nation and in public schools, because illegal aliens are no longer quarantined in compliance…

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