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Congressman Steve Stivers
Steve's Primary: 2 years 10 weeks ago

Congressman Stivers is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Sgt Christopher R. Rodriguez
Christopher R.'s Primary:

Sgt Rodriguez is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Sgt Thomas J. Norton
Thomas J.'s Primary:

Sgt Norton is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael J. Durant
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael J.'s Primary:

Durant is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States Senate

Congressman John Bergman
John's Primary:

Congressman Bergman is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Col Conrad E. Reynolds
Conrad E.'s Primary:

Col Reynolds is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman James Banks
James's Primary: 2 years 3 weeks ago

Congressman Banks is a combat veteran of the US Navy
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Governor Ron DeSantis
Ron's Primary:

Governor DeSantis is a combat veteran of the US Navy
He is running for United States Governor

BGen Donald Bolduc
Donald's Primary:

BGen Bolduc is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States Senate

SPC Aleksander Skarlatos
Aleksander's Primary:

SPC Skarlatos is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Lee Zeldin
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Congressman Zeldin is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Daniel R. Crenshaw
Daniel R.'s Primary: 2 years 12 weeks ago

Congressman Crenshaw is a combat veteran of the US Navy
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Michael Garcia
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Congressman Garcia is a combat veteran of the US Navy
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Scott G. Perry
Scott G.'s Primary: 2 years 4 weeks ago

Congressman Perry is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson
Robert "Buzz"'s Primary:

Lt. Col. Patterson is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Lt David Galluch
David's Primary:

Lt Galluch is a combat veteran of the US Navy
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Michael G. Waltz
Michael G.'s Primary: 2 years 10 weeks ago

Congressman Waltz is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Ronny Jackson
Ronny's Primary:

Congressman Jackson is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Captain Erik A Aadland
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Captain Aadland is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Senator Thomas Cotton
Thomas's Primary: 2 years 12 weeks ago

Senator Cotton is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States Senate

Congressman Brad Wenstrup
Brad's Primary: 2 years 10 weeks ago

Congressman Wenstrup is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Maj Samuel Peters
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Maj Peters is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Mark Green
Mark's Primary: 2 years 12 weeks ago

Congressman Green is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Donald Bacon
Donald's Primary: 2 years 2 weeks ago

Congressman Bacon is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Captain Noah V. Malgeri
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Captain Malgeri is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Trent Kelly
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Congressman Kelly is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Brian Mast
Brian's Primary: 2 years 10 weeks ago

Congressman Mast is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan's Primary:

Zinke is a combat veteran of the US Navy
He is running for United States House of Representatives

First Sergeant Jarrid "Jay" Collins
Jarrid "Jay"'s Primary:

First Sergeant Collins is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Darrell Issa
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Congressman Issa is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Michael J. Gallagher
Michael J.'s Primary: 2 years 7 weeks ago

Congressman Gallagher is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Cdr Jake Ellzey
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Cdr Ellzey is a combat veteran of the US Navy
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Col Gregory Raths
Gregory's Primary:

Col Raths is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Paul Broun
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Congressman Broun is a combat veteran of the US Navy
He is running for United States House of Representatives

 

                  
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MISSION STATEMENT

The Combat Veterans For Congress Political Action Committee is dedicated to supporting the election of fiscally conservative Combat Veterans For Congress. We seek Combat Veterans For Congress who believe in limited government, will rein in the out of control spending of Congress, are committed to preserving and defending the U.S. Constitution, and will support the independence and freedom of the individual as outlined in the Bill of Rights. We support Combat Veterans For Congress who are dedicated to promoting The Free Enterprise System creating the greatest economic engine in the history of mankind, provide for a strong national defense, and will endorse the teaching of U.S. history and the Founding Fathers’ core values in educational institutions. 

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A Wonderful Video of WWII Veterans at the WWII Museum With Gary Sinise

By Capt Joseph R. John, February 23, 2020, Op Ed #465

Gary Sinise and Connie Stevens hosted a luncheon in Studio City for a large group of endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress.  Gary is a friend of the Combat Veterans For Congress, and Connie has been on the Board of Directors of the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC for 10 years.  We wanted to bring attention to Gary’s selfless and continuing effort to Honor members of the Greatest Generation who are WWII Veterans.  

 

Gary has been making arrangments to cover the cost for WWII Veterans to visit the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA.  Those Veterans didn’t go into combat to subjugate people, they went into combat to liberate millions of enslaved and oppressed people.  

 

In 1940, young men had to be 17 years of age, in order to enlist in the US Armed Forces.  Since the war ended in 1945 and this video was shot in 2017, the youngest surviving WWII Veteran in the video would have had to been 88, many were over 90.  US citizens and school children honored those WWII Veterans in the video for their service in their defense of the Republic by writing letters of appreciation to them.  In the video on the Veterans’ return flight home, during “Mail Call”, those letters are being opened and read by the Veterans. 

 

By clicking on the below listed link, you will be able to view a wonderful video of those WWII Veterans travel to and their visit to the WWII Museum; you may want to share it with your fellow Americans listed in your address book. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/l3P15s4zWN


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Invitation From the Combat Veterans For Congress to Attend a Patriotic Gala Event on February 28, 2020

You are cordially invited to another Patriotic Gala Event sponsored by the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC on February 28, 2020 at Laurel Manor in Livonia, Michigan.  The Patriotic Gala Event will feature Sarah Huckabee Sanders as the Keynote Speaker, with presentations by Charlie Kirk, one of the Trump Family Members as a “Surprise Guest”, by Jan Morgan, and introductions from each of the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress in attendance.  The Master of Ceremonies for the event is, TV Talk Show Host, Rick Amato.

We encourage you to attend this Patriotic Gala Event, as one of the ways you can support the 2020 election of the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress who are listed in the attachment.   The 2020 General Election will be the most important election in the 246-year history of the Republic, and a significant way for Patriotic Americans to register their vote in opposition to Socialism.  Each of the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress raised their right hand, and swore to protect and defend the US Constitution, and they will vigorously oppose every effort by the Radical Leftists, Socialists, and Marxists in the Progressive Caucus in Congress to turn the Republic into a Socialist State.  

 

For details on how to purchase one of the limited number of tickets for the VIP Event at 5:30 PM (attendee will be able to meet the speakers, members of Congress, and the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress), how to purchase one of the 1,100 tickets for the 6:30 PM Dinner Event, make a reservation in one of the three recommended hotels, and arrange for your transportation from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport to your hotel, we recommend you please click on the below listed link, and follow the instructions to complete your specific request.

 

If you would like to sponsor a Wounded Warrior to attend the event with their therapy dog, or sponsor a Combat Veteran who was involved in the Worldwide War on Terrorism to attend the event, either as your personal dinner guest, or to attend the event for you since you will not be able to attend, please indicate your desire  to sponsor one or more of them to attend.  

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-sarah-sanders-friends-tickets-83493973723

 

If you would like the Patriotic Gala Event Committee to send you or an associate a personal invitation to the event, please respond to this E-mail, with the name, title, postal address, and E-mail address of the individual(s) you would like us to send an invitation to.

All attendees will be subject to safety and security protocols controlled by the United States Secret Service, Local and State Law Enforcement Agencies, and Centurion International Protection Services, LLC.  We look forward to greeting you at this very special Patriotic Gala Event in Livonia, Michigan on February 28, 2020.

                      



 

Opposing Democrat Voter Fraud in the 2020 California Election, Supported by Two Major Events

By Capt Joseph R. John, January 16, 2020, Op Ed #464

California Democrats voted to make Ballot Harvesting legal in California.  It is the only state in the nation where it is now legal (Ballot Harvesting is illegal in every other state in the union, and practicing it would result in prosecution and jail terms for violators in the other 49 states).  The new destructive California voting regulations, along with the passage of Ballot Harvesting by the Democrat-controlled California Legislature, has made Voter Fraud very difficult to detect or oppose in California.  

 

By understanding the new California voter regulations and distributing the below listed recommendations by Cole Patterson, the campaign manager for Col Greg Raths, USMC (Ret) (running in the 45th Congressional District), Congressional candidates will be better prepared to understand and deal with the new California voting regulations, and will be able to better inform their supporters how to overcome attempts to disenfranchise Republican voters in the 2020 election.  

 

We are strongly recommending that candidates for Congress and other elective offices in California, review and understand Cole Patterson’s below listed recommendations, then encourage them to brief their campaign staffs, and to also encourage the Republican leadership in their Congressional Districts to help their campaign staffs alert voters about the very destructive changes in California’s voting regulations and how Ballot Harvesting is designed to put Republican candidates at a disadvantage in the 2020 election.  

 

One potential defense against Ballot Harvesting would be to seek as many volunteers as possible to support your campaign, and motivate them to walk precincts in order to make contact with “every single voter” in their Congressional Districts, regardless of party affiliation.  The voters should be asked not to give their Absentee Ballots away to the Democrats who will again be knocking on their front doors, as they did in the 2018 Congressional election, and ask the voter for their absentee ballot if they weren’t intending to vote, so they could fill out the Absentee Ballot, sign them illegally with the voters name, and submit the Absentee Ballot as the recipient's illegal vote.

 

As an alternative, the Democrat Party worker would also ask the Absentee Ballot recipient if they could assist them in filling out the Absentee Ballots, in order to help them understand how to vote on certain issues that may be confused about, then they will offer to deliver the Absentee Ballot to the Registry of Voters for them.  The Democrats will again employ the above listed Ballot Harvesting procedures that they followed in 2018 election when they flipped 9 former, very safe, Republican Congressional seats, and used Voter Fraud to take those seats away from the Republican Party.  That is how in the 2018 election, they moved those 9 formerly safe Republican Congressional seats into the Democrat column.

 

The goal of Republicans in California in the 2020 election, must be to retake those 9 formerly safe Republican seats back from the Democrat Party.  That can be accomplished with the diligent effort by Republican leaders and Republican Party workers in the 2020 Congressional campaigns.  Unfortunately, the Democrat Party has illegally registered 4 million Illegal Aliens to vote through the DMV motor voter registration program, and the new voter regulations will make Voter Fraud difficult to detect.  However, Judicial Watch has taken legal action to ferret out the Illegal Aliens who are registered to vote in California, and is making excellent progress in holding the Registry of Voters' feet to the fire with the threat of lawsuits.

 

A major 2020 initiative that the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC has initiated, in addition to electing the 24 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress in 2020, is to mobilize national support for the election of the 9 California Congressional Republican candidates running in the 9 formerly safe Congressional Districts, to retake those 9 Congressional seats back from the Democrats in 2020.  We will help generate financial support for those 9 Congressional campaigns by holding two major Gala Fundraising Events, first in Livonia Michigan with Sarah Huckabee Sanders as the keynote speaker, Charlie Kirk, and one of the members of the Trump family as a “Surprise Guest” on February 28th,

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-sarah-sanders-friends-tickets-83493973723

 

and then we are planning to hold a second major event in San Diego in September 2020.  

 

We hope to have Vice President Mike Pence agree to be the keynote speaker at that major Gala Event in San Diego, California in September 2020.  We are planning to have the 9 Congressional candidates appear with the Vice President at the San Diego Gala Event, in order to get those 9 Congressional candidates promoted by the 48  National Press Representatives who cover our San Diego Gala Events.  That San Diego Gala Event would help motivate and encourage California Republican voters to get out the vote and encourage them to provide financial support for those 9 Congressional campaigns we are supporting.

 

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NEW VOTING PROCEDURES

A Brief Overview on Voting in 2020

The Primary Election is March 3, 2020 and Orange County will be using a new voting process approved by the state legislature in 2016, known as the Voters’ Choice Act. The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the change based on a report from the Orange County Registrar of Voters (ROV) that predicted 91% of voters in Orange County would use a Vote-By-Mail (VBM) ballot by 2022.

 
Under the new Vote Center Model, voters will no longer go to an assigned neighborhood polling place as they have for decades. Instead, every registered voter will receive a VBM ballot in the mail that they may use to vote or instead go to a Vote Center anywhere in Orange County to cast a paper or electronic ballot.

Your ballot will be mailed to you on February 3rd. You can expect your ballot to arrive in the mail between February 3rd and February 9th. If you have failed to receive your ballot by then, you can check your registration status with the California Secretary of State here: https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/
 
Voters will still be able to mail or deliver their VBM ballot to the Orange County Registrar of Voters as they had in the past, but in February you will also be able to drop off their VBM ballot into one of the 110 ballot drop boxes available 24 hours a day during the 28 days prior to or on Election Day.
 
You will be able to drop off VBM ballots on Election Day at one of the 188 Vote Centers throughout the county, or they will also be able to drop them off at one of the 188 Vote Centers open 4 days prior to Election Day or at one of the 38 Vote Centers that will be open 10 days before Election Day.
 
In addition to dropping off VBM ballots at Vote Centers on or before Election Day, voters may also request a replacement VBM ballot, vote in person, reregister, or register to vote and then vote using a Conditional Ballot at any Vote Center in the county. 
Conditional Voting allows a person to register to vote and vote that same day after the registration deadline 15 days prior to the election.

This is going to be a very different voting process than ever before and we are aware of the confusion that this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns about the new voting procedures, please reach out to me at:  cole@gregraths.com 
Thank you.

Respectfully,

Cole Patterson

 

The Democrat Impeachment, An Attempted Coup That Violated The US Constitution

By Capt Joseph R. John, January 10, 2020, Op Ed #463

Americans have become aware that the nation is engaged in a “life-and-death” struggle to ensure the US Constitutional Republic survives!

 

The Democrat flawed partisan impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, violated the US Constitution created by the Founding Fathers, and was also a frontal attack on the US Justice System.  Democrats refused to give the President of the United States the legal rights every American has, to be represented by an attorney and to call witnesses in one’s defense.  At the end of World War II, the Nazis war criminals tried at Nuremberg, had more legal rights than the President of the United States was accorded by Democrats during their partisan impeachment in violation of federal law.  

 

Pelosi refused to allow President Trump to have legal representation or to have any witnesses in his defense, during the least thorough, most rushed, unfair Democrat “kangaroo court” impeachment in the 246 year history of the nation.  The two Articles of Impeachment did not specify high crimes or misdemeanors, nor did they specify any crimes were committed at all, yet the flawed partisan impeachment was approved by a rushed vote of only Democrats in the US House of Representatives.

 

Article II of the US Constitution specifies that the US President can be impeached for "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors".  Article II states that a US President must have committed a CRIMINAL offense before he can be impeached.  President Trump did not commit a criminal offense.  He was impeached for (a) Obstruction of Democrats in Congress (not a federal crime) and (b) for Abuse of Power (not a federal crime).  Pelosi’s Democrats violated and subverted the US Constitution by voting to approve impeachment based on no crime.  

 

Pelosi’s Democrat Partisan Congress would have impeached Republican President Abraham Lincoln for (a) Obstruction of the Democrats in Congress who represented the slave-owning states who were infuriated because President Lincoln never sought nor received their permission to free millions of slaves by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, and (b) for Abuse of Power for suspending the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War.   

 

The 80 day rush to judgement to vote an urgent rushed impeachment was stated of the highest priority, because President Trump was a threat to National Security.  Yet 3 weeks after the rushed impeachment, Pelosi has come to full stop, and has been obstructing justice by refusing to forward the two Articles of Impeachment to the Senate for a trial-----a further violation of the US Constitution.  Pelosi is also trying to subvert the US Constitution, since the US Constitution specifies the House only has the power to impeach, and only the Senate is authorized to try an impeachment case.  Pelosi recently stated that she had been trying to impeach President Trump for two and a half years, and that he may be impeached again.  

 

A growing number of Democrat US House members and US Senators have been releasing public statements, that they want Pelosi to forward the two Articles of Impeachment to the Senate for trial, in accordance with provisions of the US Constitution, that her failure to forward the Articles of Impeachment over the last three weeks, is subverting the US Constitution, and negatively affecting their re-elections campaigns. 

 

The impeachment was an attempted Coup d’état by the Deep State, initiated by the 5th Column in the United States, consisting of Socialists, Progressives, Marxists, Communists, The Muslim Brotherhood International Terrorist Organization, and other far left fellow travelers listed below.  They organized, funded, created, and self-identified themselves as “Trump Resistance Movement”; it began when Donald Trump was elected.  

 

The “Trump Resistance Movement” adopted Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, Nancy Pelosi publicly stated the impeachment had been planned for two and a half years.  The impeachment had nothing to do with President Trump’s phone call to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky of July 25, 2019, the transcript showed it was a congratulatory call to President Zelensky on his election; as Pelosi stated, the impeachment began long before that phone call was made 5 months ago.  

 

For over 3 years, ever since President Trump was elected, the deceitful and corrupt “Trump Resistance Movement” has been covered up by the left of center liberal media establishment.  The leftist press has been attacking and vilifying President Trump daily to disorient the public, and the leftist press was supported by the below listed individuals, who were often mentioned in press reports for over three years.  The below listed individuals supported the flawed partisan impeachment in violation of the US Constitution.  

 

They include, but are not limited to: Nancy Pelosi, Tom Perez, Nazi Sympathizer George Soros, Adam Schiff, Azhar Azeez, Jerrold Nadler, Chuck Schumer, Eric Holder, Samantha Power, Ibrahim Holder, Susan Rice, Maxine Waters, Laila Alawa, Keith Ellison, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, John Podesta, Nihad Awad, James Clapper, Ilhan Omar, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Bill Ayers, Hoda Hawa, Eric Swalwell, Mohammed Elibiary, John Brennan, Rashida Tlaib, Beto O’Rourke, Bill DeBlasio, Andre Carson, John Kerry, Salah Al-Sawy, Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Glen Simpson, Al Green, Stephan Halper, Huma Abedin, Lisa Page, Amar Yasser Najjar, Brad Sherman, Ayanna Presley, Sheila Jackson Lee, James McCabe, Salam Al-Marayati, Xavier Becerra, Loretta Lynch, Dick Durbin, Valerie Jarrett, James Comey, Mohamed Magid, Elizabeth Warren, Eboo Patel, Kamala Harris, Amir Bera, Arif Aikhan, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and Barack Hussein Obama.

 

The “Trump Resistance Movement” is being funded and supported by The Marxist Leninist Communist Workers Party Front “Answer”, The California Endowment Fund, the Communist Industrial Workers of the World, the Ford Foundation, the Marxist-Leninist World Worker’s Party, the W K Kellogg Foundation, The Communist Party’s “Progressive Unity Fund”, Nazi Sympathizer George Soros’ pro-Communist “Tides Foundation”, The Communist Party USA, Hillary Clintons “Onward Together”, The Muslim Brotherhood International Terrorist Organization, Obama’s “Organization For Action”, the hard core Marxist Democrat Party Chairman Tom Perez, Bernie Sander’s “Democrat Socialists of America”, The Bauman Foundation, Bob Avakian’s “Revolutionary Communist Party”. 

 

Louis Farrakhan’s “Nation of Islam”, Bill Ayer’s Marxist Weatherman Underground, New Media Ventures, the Pro Communist “Casa de Maryland”, Black Lives Matter, The Philanthropy Project, The New Black Panther Party, Propel Capita, Al Sharpton’s “National Action Network”, the Radical Hispanic Separatist Groups “Mecha” and “La Raza”, The Public Welfare Foundation, The Compton Foundation, “SIEU”, The Arkay Foundation, Andy Zee’s violent terrorist group “ANTIFA”, The Solidarity Network, The Women’s Donor Network, The Threshold Foundation, “Act Blue”, “CAIR”, “Indivisible”, “Ultra Violet”, and “Color of Change”.  Those organizations also fund the campaigns of approximately 80 Democrat members of the 435 elected members in the US House of Representatives, referred to as the Progressive Caucus; led by Pelosi.

They are intent on bringing down the US Constitutional form of Government and the Free Enterprise System from within, in compliance with the Cloward-Priven Program, in order to turn the Republic into a Socialist State.  Their goal is to maintain open borders, to employ the Common Core Curriculum to indoctrinate students in Socialism, weaken the US Armed Forces, substantially increase the 22+ million Illegal Aliens in the US today to millions more, to drive the national debt up until it reaches such a high level that it will result in the economic collapse of the US from within, initiate "wealth redistribution" by driving federal income taxes to unheard of levels (to steal from hard working people with heavy taxes, in order to distribute their income from hard work to their supporters who refuse to work).  

 

The Obama administration employed the Department of HEW to require 50 State Educational Departments to accept the Common Core Curriculum, with the requirement, that as a condition to receive federal financial aid to education, the Common Core curriculum new inaccurate and anti-American US History textbooks, can only be employed to teach a dishonest history of the Republic.   For the last 12 years, the Common Core Curriculum required states to teach hundreds of million US students a false, degrading, and vilifying US History of the Republic.  

 

The US History being taught vilifies the Founding Fathers, and covers up the incredible benefits provided for all mankind by American’s Free Enterprise System for 246 years.  The new and false Common Core US History Curriculum is requiring teachers to use the newly revised, degrading, and inaccurate US History textbooks that attacks America’s greatness, and were funded by Nazi Collaborator, George Soros, those fake US History textbooks replaced the US History textbooks once that were used to teach America’s youth, for 235 years.  The results were predicted by Soros and his Communist supporters in the above listed organizations.  Today 51 % of the nations youth prefer Socialism to a democratic form of government, and 36% of America’s youth have no problem with Communism.  

 

America’s traditional US History textbooks once taught students about the Republic’s individual liberty and freedoms provided to citizens in the US Constitution, and also explained how The Free Enterprise System created the most successful economic engine in the history of mankind.  The Free Enterprise System has developed the most successful US economy in the world today.  The US economy is outpacing the economies of every other country in the world.  Yet millions of high school and college students are being taught by leftist high school teachers and radical Marxist college professors, that Socialism provides people with superior benefits than the US Constitutional Democracy and The Free Enterprise System does.  

 

Naïve students seem to be unaware that Socialism has failed in the 37 countries where it once governed over the last 100 years.  Socialism had been responsible for the elimination of individual freedoms in those 37 countries, and the Socialist governments in those 37 countries murdered 100-200 million free people during the 20th Century.  The failures of Socialist governments can easily be observed by brainwashed high school and college students, if they would simply open their eyes, and observe what is happening to the citizens in North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, and Iran today.  They should compare the lives of the people in those countries, to their lives in the US under the Free Enterprise System.

 

 

                   “Give me just one generation of youth and I'll transform the world."                                                                                                                               -  Vladimir Lenin

 

Since 51% of America’s youth prefer Socialism to the Free Enterprise System and the Constitutional Republican form of government in the United States, and 36% of America’s youth have no problem with Communism, because of their indoctrination of Socialism in the Common Core Curriculum, using corrupt and dishonest leftist textbooks.  Americans must not let Socialism be the only system of government that leftist teachers indoctrinate America’s youth in, Common core must be eliminated or radically changed.  Americans must explain to its youth, just how destructive, intolerant, and oppressive Socialism has been for civilization over the last100 years, by just evaluating what it did to people in 37 countries.

 

Over the next 11 months, we brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, and friends must become Patriotic American mentors, teachers, and motivators to explain to the youth of our nation, who have been indoctrinated in Socialism over the last 12 years, in nonstop defaming, demonizing, and lying about conservatives, Christians, white males, and Patriotic Americans, by the radical leftists educators.  Americans of good will should try to explain to America’s youth the importance of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and Individual Rights in a free and open society.  America is the “Shining City on the Hill” that President Reagan often spoke of, whose goal, is to provide justice and liberty for all.  

 

The new Democrat Socialist Party is not the Democrat Party of your grandfather or father, it has become the enemy of the state.  It has been undermining the US Constitution and The Free Enterprise System and is openly promoting Socialism for the nation’s youth by:

  1. Repeatedly trying to violate and undermine the Second Amendment, by violating the right of the individual to bear arms; those violations are occurring in Virginia, California, New York, and many cities in the US today,
  2. Undermining Freedom of Religion in the Judeo/Christian Society of the US by their attacks on religious liberty in the US Armed Forces, by violating the religious rights of business owners, and by demonizing the individual’s religious right to oppose abortion, 
  3. Using the Common Core Curriculum to drive “Political Correctness” in public schools, and by the indoctrination of radical Marxist professors, which is undermining students Freedom of Speech in classrooms, and on college campuses,
  4. Degrading and vilifying the unique 246 year US History of the Republic that championed wars of independence that freed millions of enslaved peoples through the ages, created medical life saving devices, how a Republican President fought a civil was to free all US slaves.  Where the Free Enterprise System pioneered & advanced aviation, space exploration, chemical research, medical life saving devices for mankind, communications, advanced computer technology, and so much more,  
  5. Violating the US Constitutional by voting for Democrat flawed partisan hoax impeachment, which failed to specify high crimes and misdemeanors, refused to follow the bi-partisan rules and precedence’s of 3 previous presidential impeachments, and refused to give the accused president the basic legal representation every American has, and to have his own witnesses in his defense.

 

The current Coup d’état in the US by the above listed organizations and individuals is not just a plan to remove the President of the United States, it is also a plan to also remove the Vice President of the United States (Adam Schiff recently said in a TV interview that he has critical evidence against Vice President Pence who violated law).  The Progressive and Communist goals are to install the third in line in presidential succession, the Speaker, as the replacement for the president.  Tom Perez, the Marxist leader of the Democrat Socialist Party, has been working with the above organizations for three years to ensure that Nancy Pelosi takes control of the Republic, in order to form a Socialist State.  

 

The below listed article by Col Lawrence Sellin explains the long term Communist plan of world domination, going back to 1917.  The Communist goal, for over 100 years, has been to bring down the “all” democratic governments of the world, especially the government of the United States.  Now Americans are witnessing the new Democrat Socialist Party supporting, in lock step with the Communist Party USA, its goal of replacing the Constitutional Republic and Free Enterprise System of the United Sates with a Socialist State.  

 

Copyright by Capt Joseph R. John.  All Rights Reserved.  The material can only be posted on another Web site or distributed on the Internet by giving full credit to the author.  It may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without the permission from the author.   

 

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December 28, 2019

Herbert Marcuse and the Democrats’ Impeachment

The partisan impeachment of President Donald Trump, its shredding of the Constitution and disregard for due process, are just symptoms of the Democrat party’s abandonment of both democracy and sanity in its ruthless pursuit of permanent political power at any cost.

Although it may appear inexplicable, the behavior of the modern Democrat party is not without historical precedent. As Democrats continue their political march leftward, they have begun to adopt the non-democratic tactics of the extreme left.

After the successful 1917 communist revolution in Russia, the political left widely believed that a violent proletarian revolt would sweep across Europe and, ultimately, North America. It did not.

As a result, the Communist International began to investigate other ways to create the state of societal hopelessness and alienation necessary as a prerequisite for socialist revolution – in essence, to erode western democracy from within.

The single, most important organizational component of that effort was a Communist think tank called the Institute for Social Research, popularly known as the Frankfurt School.

The task of the Frankfurt School was first, to undermine the foundation of Western civilization that emphasized the uniqueness of the individual and, second, to determine new cultural forms that would increase the disaffection of and division among the population.

Just as in classical economic Marxism, certain groups like workers and peasants are a priori good, and other groups like the bourgeoisie and capital owners are evil, in Cultural Marxism, feminists, racial and ethnic minorities and those who define themselves according to sexual orientation are deemed good and “victims” of societal injustice. It logically follows, then, that white males and “privilege” and, by extension, Western civilization, are automatically and irredeemably malevolent.

To many Americans, the Democrat party promotes policies that undermine the United States as a sovereign nation, our Constitution, our culture, our traditions, all of what "America" has come to mean. Part of that effort is to weaken our ability to transmit to the next generation the values and traditions upon which the United States was built.

The Democrat party’s assault on the First Amendment is meant to narrow the range of thought in order to make independent thinking literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express those thoughts. It is accomplished through the systematic destruction of language as “microaggressions” or endlessly repeating statements that are patently untrue, like the existence of more than two biological genders.

The widespread political intolerance promoted by the Democrats and their media allies is largely based on the essay “Repressive Tolerance” written in 1965 by Herbert Marcuse, an adherent of the Frankfurt School.

Fred Bauer, in his article “The Left and ‘Discriminating Tolerance,'” captures Marcuse’s inverted logic and identifies the origin of the political intolerance presently practiced at U.S. academic institutions:

Marcuse argued that, because of the radical repressiveness of Western society, a tolerance for all viewpoints actually contributed to social oppression. A pervasive network of assumptions and biases implicitly privileges the viewpoint of the powerful, so that seemingly ‘equal’ presentations of opposite opinions actually end up benefiting the viewpoint of the powerful. In the light of this situation, Marcuse made a rather cunning inversion (one that has been aped countless times since by cultural organs across the United States): The fact that society is so radically unequal means that we should be intolerant and repressive in the name of tolerance and liberty.

The inevitable outcome of Democrat policies is a dystopia, characterized by a cataclysmic decline of a society, in which a totalitarian government enforces ruthless egalitarianism by suppressing or denouncing ability and accomplishment, or even competence, as forms of inequality. It creates complete dependency on the state and attempts to eradicate the family as a social institution.

In his article, “Why Americans Are Not Taught History,” Christopher Hitchens, identified the vulnerability of America’s present-tense culture to the Democrat party’s leftist utopian myth.

For the true blissed-out and vacant servitude required by the Democrats’ strategy, you need a society that lacks any sense of itself through an understanding of its own history and traditions. The low-information voter will submit to a combination of governmental coercion as in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and the hedonist nihilism of a painless, amusement-sodden, and stress-free consensus managed by the nanny-state found in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

No matter how idealistic are the foundations of the United States or how honorable its previous history, the accumulation of excessive power in the federal government transforms it into a dysfunctional super-state dedicated to maintaining its own power irrespective of the well-being of its citizens.

In a dystopia, history, truth and the law are just chalk-writing on a blackboard, which can be erased and rewritten whenever it suits the convenience and desires of a government of perfidious politicians.

We just witnessed an example of that behavior in the impeachment of President Trump.

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired US Army Reserve colonel, an IT command and control and cyber security subject matter expert and a veteran of Afghanistan, Iraq and a humanitarian mission to West Africa.  


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The Death of the Terrorist Master, Soleimani

By Capt Joseph R. John, January 7, 2020, Op Ed #462

For over 40 years Iran has been at war with the United States, and the Terrorist Master, Soleimani, who planned and coordinated Iran’s violent attacks against all US forces, killing and maiming thousands of members of the US Armed Forces in Lebanon, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  

 

Most recently, Soleimani led the effort of Iran’s shoot down of a 20 million dollar drone flying over the Persian Gulf; the US did not respond.

 

Iran next attacked on Saudi ARAMCO’s crude oil refining center in eastern Saudi Arabia, one of America’s allies, with rockets and cruise missiles; the US did not respond.

Iran then attacked two large crude oil takers on the high seas in the Persian Gulf threatening freedom of navigation; the US did not respond.

The US had been showing enormous restraint, as it had during Iran’s targeting and killing of 600 US military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hands of the Terror Master, Soleimani, which also maimed  hundreds of thousands of other US military personnel for life.

When Iran perpetrated their next violent attack on US military personnel at a military base in Iraq, killing one American and wounding four other Americans, the US finally responded and struck and killed the 25 attackers.

Iran mobilized its terrorists to storm and occupy the US Embassy in Baghdad which is actually an attack on US soil.  The US had enough, and responded with a surgical military strike that took out the perpetrator of all the previous attacks, and many more attacks on the US over the last 40 years, the Terrorist Master, Soleimani. 

Today, Iran is firing multiple short range tactical ballistic and cruise, surface to surface missiles, from multiple location of Iranian territory, targeting every US facilities in Iraq.  The military attack is a severe escalation of military aggression by one country against another; the US Armed Forces will retaliate on the multiple sources of those military attacks.  

 

Please review the below listed article on the Terrorist Master, Soleimani, and his murderous history of attacking US military forces.

 

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From Jeff Jacoby

Monday, January 6, 2020

 

Soleimani had it coming 

“Politics stops at the water’s edge,” Senator Arthur Vandenberg famously declared in 1947, in the early years of the Cold War. The Michigan Republican, who was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, argued that presidents shouldn’t be undermined by domestic politics as they dealt with foreign policy crises abroad. He urged bipartisan support for several of President Harry Truman’s signature policies, including the Marshall Plan, the formation of NATO, and the Truman Doctrine.

Neither party has been especially rigorous about adhering to Vandenberg’s principle over the years. The Korean, Vietnam, and Iraq wars, to mention the most obvious examples, all became fodder for intense partisan skirmishes. And in the wake of foreign disasters and blunders — think of the Bay of Pigs, American hostages in Tehran, the mass murders of 9/11, or the 2012 Benghazi attack — the party that controls the White House has generally taken plenty of flak from the opposition.

But with Friday’s US drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani — the leader of Iran’s murderous Quds Force, a monster with the blood of hundreds of Americans on his hands — came something new: vehement partisan denunciation of a president for a successful military action.

In the past, the killing of major terror chieftains has called forth bipartisan applause.

When SEAL Team Six, carrying out President Obama’s orders, killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, Americans across the spectrum rejoiced, conservatives and Obama critics (such as yours truly) very much included. A few years earlier, when the US Air Force targeted and killed the head of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), a New York Times editorial cheered: “It is good news for Washington, and even better news for Iraq, that the Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was finally killed on Wednesday by an American air strike.”

The operation last October that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State terror organization, was welcomed by both Republicans and Democrats; pretty much the only thing about that operation that evoked criticism was President Trump’s bombastic mockery as he announced Baghdadi’s death (“He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.”)

But the death of Soleimani — a more deadly enemy than Bin Laden, Zarqawi, or Baghdadi — set off a paroxysm of recrimination and outragefrom many on the left. Some claimed that Trump exceeded his authority in ordering a drone strike without first clearing it through Congress. Others accused him of violating the US policy against assassinations.

“But that long-time ban has never applied to terrorists, which Soleimani clearly was,” the Wall Street Journal noted on Saturday.
He ran Iran’s Quds Force, which the Bush Administration designated as a terror group in 2007. He was also a general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which Trump designated as a terror group last year. If Trump’s drone strike was illegal, then so were Barack Obama’s raid on Osama bin Laden and his hundreds of drone strikes over eight years as president.

Actually, it was thousands of drone strikes over Obama’s eight years as president.  In April 2015, the Washington Times reported that “US forces have now surpassed 2,800 strikes against targets in Iraq and Syria under President Obama’s war against the Islamic State, all as part of a conflict Congress has yet to specifically authorize.” Feeling pressure from Congress, the Times story added, the Obama White House had “finally submitted a draft authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State,” but it languished on Capitol Hill, neither approved nor rejected by Congress. Meanwhile, the Times reported,


The US military has been conducting strikes in Iraq for 10 months, and began striking directly at targets in Syria last September as part of Obama’s announced campaign to degrade the capabilities of the Islamic State.

This past weekend’s attacks brought the total to 1,458 strikes in Iraq and 1,343 in Syria by US forces. Coalition forces allied with the US have conducted another 655 attacks on Iraqi targets and 95 in Syria.

Obama has justified the attacks under his commander-in-chief powers and under the 2001 resolution authorizing force against al Qaeda, and the 2002 resolution authorizing the ouster of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

There is a serious argument to be made that presidents should have to get congressional approval before embarking on any new military campaign, but the Islamic Republic of Iran has been a military enemy of the United States for 40 years. The Quds Force, through the military organizations it controls, has attacked and killed hundreds of Americans and thousands of American allies in Iraq.


Soleimani was a combatant in uniform; he commanded enemy attackers who regularly carried out violent assaults on US troops and civilians. As recently as last Tuesday, Soleimani-directed militiamen in Baghdad stormed the US embassy, smashing windows and setting fires. A couple days earlier, the Iranian-directed Kataib Hezbollah fired dozens of rockets at the K-1 air base in Kirkuk, killing a US contractor and wounding four US personnel. Other attacks by Iranian proxies in recent months included the destruction of oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and the shooting down of a US drone flying in international airspace.

Thus — as Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security secretary in the Obama administration, told Meet the Press on Sunday — Soleimani “was a lawful military objective, and the president, under his constitutional authority as commander in chief, had ample domestic legal authority to take him out.”

The killing of Soleimani was also an act of justice on behalf of the enormous numbers of non-American men, women, and children whose lives he destroyed or shattered. “Soleimani spent the last decade replicating the Hezbollah model in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, propping up local militias with precision weapons and tactical know-how,” wrote the Hudson Institute’s Michael Doran in the New York Times over the weekend.

In Syria, his forces have allied with Russia to prop up the regime of Bashar al-Assad, a project that, in practice, has meant driving over 10 million people from their homes and killing well over half a million. In Iraq, as we have seen in recent days, Suleimani’s militias ride roughshod over the legitimate state institutions.

Add to that tally the victims of Quds Force-organized violence in Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, to say nothing of the tens of thousands of dissidents and protesters within Iran. Soleimani was responsible for “countless atrocities in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and elsewhere,” editorialized the Washington Post , which explains why “his death in a drone strike was being cheered Friday by US allies and progressive forces across the region, from Israelis and Saudis to the pro-reform demonstrators of Beirut and Baghdad.” Journalist Kim Ghattas, writing in The Atlantic, noted that people in Syria were “passing trays of baklava to celebrate Soleimani’s death.”

Before last week, US presidents several times considered killing Soleimani, and always rejected the option. That didn’t make the Middle East safer, it didn’t appease Tehran into halting its terror operations, and it degraded American deterrence.  Now Soleimani is dead. Whatever comes next, the world today is a less evil place.



Duty, Honor, Country

By Capt Joseph R. John, December  31, 2019, Op Ed #461

My New Years wish is that the nation's youth may be made aware of the below listed superb explanation of the timeless motto of the US Military Academy at West Point, submitted by Colonel Sam Holliday, USA (Ret), West Point Class of 1948.

 

It is our hope that the nation's youth, especially the 51% of them who now support Socialism, instead of The Free Enterprise System and the United States Constitutional Republican form of government, can be made aware of the meaning of the motto, Duty, Honor, Country by those who receive this Op Ed.

 

Unfortunately for the last 12 years, radical leftist teachers in middle and high schools have been using the Common Core Curriculum, with the fake and dishonest replacement US History textbooks, funded by Nazi collaborator George Soros, to indoctrinate students that Socialism is a much better system, than The US Constitutional Republic.  Those indoctrinated students go on to colleges and continued to be indoctrinated by radical Marxist professors, who degrade the US Constitution, and celebrate the wonders of Socialism. 

 

Naive students seem to be unaware that Socialism has failed in the 37 countries where it once governed over the last 100 years.  Socialism has been responsible for suppressing individual freedoms of the citizens in those 37 countries, and those Socialist governments have murdered hundreds of millions of former free people and destroyed their economies.  

 

The failures of Socialist governments can be easily observed by naïve and indoctrinated high school and college students, if they simply open their eyes, and observe what is happening to the citizens in North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, and Iran today.  They should compare the lives of the people in those countries, with their own lives under the Free Enterprise System and democracy.

 

Today, the economies in the nations of the world are floundering, while the USA's Free Enterprise System is the most robust and successful economy in the world, with a record 7 million job openings.

 

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Duty, Honor, Country 

 

Most West Point graduates revere the timeless motto of the United States Military Academy: Duty – Honor - Country. For them it is not an issue of intellect, politics, laws, or rules—it is a matter of convictions. Yet there is little understanding of how that motto relates to Secular Authority and Sacred Authority. Nor understanding why all true Americans should also revere this motto.

 

Most people have never heard of Sacred Authority as contrasted with Secular Authority. Authority to most people is something those in a hierarchy use to control others, i.e. rules, regulations, and laws of government. That is Secular Authority, which is necessary for all organizations. But what is Sacred Authority? With regard to authority, ‘sacred’ means that which must not be violated or disregarded. It comes from customs and traditions. Thus there is a direct connection between Sacred Authority (what is right) and the motto of Duty – Honor – Country, but not to Secular Authority (what is legal).

 

Both Secular Authority and Sacred Authority can be found throughout history in all cultures; however, they are given many different names. ‘Secular’ and ‘sacred’ are the terms used by the ancient Greeks. Secular Authority is specified in rules, regulations and laws. Sacred Authority shapes the inner compass of individuals through beliefs and civic virtues based on customs and traditions. 

 

Secular Authority (what is legal)

 

West Point cadets have always been taught the importance of Secular Authority through a myriad of dos and don’ts: how to make beds, shine shoes, how to stand, when to go where and do what, when and how to speak, how to march or perform in class, and much more. Compliance with these rules brought rewards, but noncompliance insured punishment. Many other Americans have been taught the same.

 

Secular Authority is essential for the efficient and effective functioning of any organization. It is rational knowledge. It discriminates, compares, and categorizes. Without rational rules, regulations and laws there is no organization, there is only the chaos of a mob. Secular Authority is part of a legal system established by the Social Contract (Compact), that includes both Secular Authority and Sacred Authority. 

 

Sacred Authority (what is right)

 

An inner compass (based on morality and ethics) allows individuals to make their own judgments between right and wrong, and to discriminate between good and bad. What shapes the inner compass of each individual? Sacred Authority. It is intuitive, and is often called belief or civic virtues. Sacred Authority allows individuals to value behaviors that are good and to shun behaviors that are evil. Sacred Authority requires moral individuals to be judgmental.

 

At West Point prior to the 1960s Sacred Authority was just as important as Secular Authority. Then Cadet Chapel was mandatory, and it was expected that this would enhance belief. However, it was from the concepts of Duty, Honor, and Country that cadets were expected to understand civic virtues. Sacred Authority is not taught in an academic sense; it is intuitive knowledge, not intellectual, or rational, knowledge. It is the ultimate reality arising from experience. It just is.

 

Whenever someone speaks about Sacred Authority, that person has strayed from its essence. It is the outcome of enlightened experience, regardless of the rationale developed to justify its meaning. 

 

Throughout most of West Point’s history the concepts of Duty, Honor, and Country were ill-defined civic virtues, which cadets were expected to internalize. Those virtues were not to be questioned, or subjected to logical analysis. It was expected that they would guide overall behavior, which everyone would recognize as virtuous. While these concepts have been found in many Americans since the birth of the American Nation in 1776, they were never defined as clearly as they were at West Point. Thus West Point can be a model for all true Americans.

 

Belief and civic virtues do not meet the standards which academics, scientists, and lawyers demand. They are too vague and too imprecise to be scientific theories or to be resolved by a legal system. The truth of these virtues is not determined by logic; they are intuitive. They are unchallengeable absolutes. They are convictions—not rules. But the behavior of many of those living in the USA are only governed by the rules, regulations and laws of government rather than by the convictions gained from custom and tradition. They can enjoy the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but they have not earned the privilege of being an American.

 

Civic Virtues

 

Civic virtues have motivated many throughout history--they are the most common form of Sacred Authority. The actions of Horatius at the bridge, the Spartans at Thermopylae, the five good emperors of ancient Rome, our founders who pledged their lives and sacred honor, those who remained in the Alamo, the soldiers in Pickett’s charge and the cavalrymen of the Light Brigade, brave P.O.W.s, and many others who were guided by civic virtues to do what was right, good, and honorable.

 

Duty, Honor, and Country are meaningless if they are merely flamboyant words. Only when internalized as civic virtues do they gain significance. The intent of these words is not the expression of an intellectual idea; rather they are to influence and shape behavior.

· Duty is an obligation to do what ought to be done in accordance with your position and the ethics of your profession.

· Honor means honesty, virtue, and conscience; it might be called rectitude, moral sense, or the moral faculty.

· Country is simply a pledge to insure the security and interests of your nation against all enemies foreign and domestic. 

 

Prerequisites of Sacred Authority

 

Sacred Authority becomes merely an adjunct to Secular Authority without belief in the free will of individuals. In that case it would support submission to those in a hierarchy. However, West Point cadets prior to the 1960s understood Duty, Honor, and Country to be the convictions of individuals with free will. These civic virtues provided the basis for individuals to make the judgments needed to do the harder right rather than the easier wrong.

 

History has repeatedly demonstrated an important reality about the relationship of Secular Authority and Sacred Authority: each must be kept strong enough to check and balance the other.

·  If Sacred Authority dominates Secular Authority the outcome is a theocracy.

· If Secular Authority dominates Sacred Authority the outcome is a totalitarian regime.

 

Changes at West Point 

  

In the 1980s and 1990s the Superintendents had to make changes in order to meet challenges from outside of West Point that resulted from the Countercultural movement of the 1960s. Duty, Honor, and Country had to be defacto “legal” enough to withstand assaults from those who would question their utility and fairness in courts, yet still retain their significance as means for shaping the inner compass of each cadet. This required cadets to accept personal responsibility for Duty, Honor, and Country, rather than it being something all cadets enforced on each other. How well this has been accomplished is the key question that must be answered. Those in the West Point classes of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s must reflect on their experiences and render a judgement.

  

Nevertheless, one thing is clear. These changes have the potential of converting Duty, Honor, and Country from Sacred Authority to Secular Authority. If they were converted they would no longer be civic virtues. They would no longer shape the inner compass of individuals with free will. They would just be additional rules to be obeyed. This is a change that is going on in the society at larger with a weakening of belief, national identity, and patriotism.

 

A goal of the Duty – Honor – Country motto is to integrate the truths into a quest for a way of life. The motto is the basis for a common identity known as the Long Grey Line. All graduates of West Point, alive and dead, form the Long Gray Line; it links the past, present, and future with shared beliefs, values and attitudes. A common understanding of Duty, Honor, and Country is needed to provide the necessary linkage. Yet one can spiritually depart this ghostly assemblage by rejecting the convictions of the motto. On the other hand, these same convictions can be expected of all true Americans, i.e. all of those willing to support and defend, against all enemies foreign and domestic, the principles and ideals upon which the American nation was founded, with their lives,  fortunes and sacred honor.

 

Conclusions

 

LEARN THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN SECULAR AUTHORITY AND SACRED AUTHORITY. 

 

REALIZE THAT MORAL INDIVIDUALS MUST BE JUDGEMENTAL AND DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG.

 

UNDERSTAND WHY DUTY, HONOR, AND COUNTRY MUST BE CIVIC VIRTUES TO GUIDE BEHAVIOR—NOT RULES OR LAWS TO BE OBEYED.

 

REALIZE THAT A PERSON CAN NOT BE A TRUE AMERICAN IF THAT PERSON DOES NOT INTERNALIZE THE CIVIC VIRTUES OF DUTY, HONOR, AND COUNTRY.

 

MAKE LEGAL CITIZENSHIP IN THE USA A PRIVILEGE THAT MUST BE EARNED--NOT A RIGHT.

 

Dr. Sam C. Holliday, Armiger Cromwell Center. Atlanta, GA

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The Combat Veterans For Congress Invite You to Attend “An Evening With Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Friends”

By Capt Joseph R. John, December 9, 2019, Op Ed #460

The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is hosting another Gala Event “An Evening with Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Friends” on Friday, February 28, 2020, at 5:00p.m. to attend the VIP Reception, and at 6:30p.m. to dine and listen to Sarah Sander’s presentation.  It will be a captivating evening with information about events that are unfolding in The White House and on Capitol Hill.  Centurion International Services will be responsible for safety and the Gala Event’s security. 

 

As President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders repeatedly told the press each day what most Americans wanted to say to the left of center liberal media establishment.  Sarah supported American values and told the White House press corps that they should do the job they were hired to do, to accurately report the news in order for the American people to be properly informed.  Congressman Kerry Bentivolio, SFC/MI-ANG (Ret), an endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress, running for re-election in Congress  in the 11th Congressional District of Michigan will help organize and coordinate the Gala Event operations on the ground in Michigan, leading up to the Gala Event on February 28, 2020.

 

There will be a number of Flag & General Officers, Medal of Honor recipients, Wounded Warriors, members of Congress, well know celebrities, professional athletes, and Veterans attending this event to demonstrate their steadfast support for the election of the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress in 2020.

The Gala Event will be held at the Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center
 (www.LaurelManor.com), 39000 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150.  It is a premier venue having hosted several Presidents and candidates for President with banquet seating for 1,100 guests. 

By sending an E-mail to: eveningwithsarah@yahoo.com  you will be able to request information about the Gala Event, make a reservation, become an Angel Ticket Donor for a Wounded Warrior or Medal of Honor recipient as your guest, purchase a ticket as a stocking stuffer Christmas gift, or to request transportation services in advance of your arrival at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Attire: Formal or Business attire.  Optional Dress Uniform for active military or veterans.  

Transportation:  Guests requesting transportation services should contact the event by E-mail to the coordinator with their requests.     

Accommodations: A number of hotels are located within twenty-minutes of Detroit Metropolitan Airport such as:   

Hilton Garden Inn, 14600 N. Sheldon Road, Plymouth, Michigan 48170, (734) 354-1003

Courtyard by Marriott, 17200 N. Laurel Park Drive, Livonia, Michigan 48152, (734)462-2000

Hyatt Place, 19300 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152, (734) 953-9224

The keynote speaker at the last Gala Event held to support the election of endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress was Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Benjamin S. Carson, MD.  The photos of that Gala Event are listed on the Events page of the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC Web site; when the page opens, you will be able to view the video of those photos, by clicking on the link of that video.  
 

We encourage you to forward this notice to your relatives, associates, and friends in Michigan, to ask them to support the election of the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress, and to join with us at the next Gala Event on February 28, 2020 in Livonia, Michigan, for “An Evening with Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Friends”. 

 

 

 

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The Double Standard in the Way President Trump is Evaluated For Supporting a Navy SEAL

By Capt Joseph R. John, December 3, 2019, Op Ed #459

The double standard in the way President Trump has been evaluated when compared to Obama continues.  Obama’s actions in pardoning Bo Bergdahl, a traitor, who deserted his fellow combatants in the face of the enemy, then gave the Taliban Top Secret information, was ignored by Obama’s “Politically Correct” General and Flag Officers (including McRaven), his service secretaries, and the left of center liberal media establishment.  They didn’t object to the pardoning of a “Traitor”, in exchange for 5 of the Taliban’s most senior Terrorist Generals who are now killing US military combatants in Afghanistan.

The double standard manifested itself by exposing Obama’s “Politically Correct” Flag and General Officers, Obama’s holdovers at DOD, and the left of center liberal media establishment when they raised unending complaints for many weeks because President Trump re-instated a heroic combat warrior’s rank, after he was found “not guilty” in a Courts Martial.  There was no need to pardon the warrior, SOC Edward “Eddie” Gallagher, USN (SEAL), like Obama pardoned the traitor, Chelsea Manning.

The events that led to the Court Martial of Chief Gallagher began when his SEAL Platoon, as a unit of SEAL Team SEVEN was in combat in Iraq in 2017 (his SEAL Platoon consisted of three Officers, one Chief, and 13 enlisted SEALs).  Chief Gallagher removed two members of his SEAL Platoon from the field of battle for poor performance.  Their removal from combat operations would not have occurred without the express approval of the three SEAL Officers in the chain of command in Iraq.

Upon return to the US, those two SEALs accused Chief Gallagher of murdering a terrorist POW and many other crimes.  Because of the false charges, Chief Gallagher sought a judicial investigation to clear his name (one of those two SEALs has already left the Navy).  The unsubstantiated charges by those two SEALs, who have been removed from combat operations, were not supported by 15 other SEALs in Chief Gallagher’s platoon.

Despite that, Chief Gallagher was incarcerated in the Naval Consolidated Brig at US Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, San Diego.  He was housed with pedophiles, was forced to sleep without enough blankets to keep him warm, wasn’t provided with escorts to obtain medical treatment that he required because of his combat injuries, and Navy JAGC Officers made it very difficult for Chief Gallagher to meet with his attorney; they intentionally interfered and tried to prevent him from properly preparing for his pretrial hearing.

While Chief Gallagher was in the Brig, heavily armed NCIS personnel forced entry into the Chief Gallagher’s home and made his children stand in the street in their underwear, the JAGC Prosecution Counsel was caught electronically spying on Chief Gallagher’s defense counsel, and JAG Corps Officers repeatedly leaked misleading facts to the press to try to convince the public that Chief Gallagher was guilty of murder.

President Trump and Navy Secretary Richard Spencer were both made aware of the above listed abuses and the violation of Chief Gallagher’s Constitutional rights.  Navy Secretary Spencer didn’t order the Navy JAG Corps Flags to cease the continued abuse, injustice, and the violation of Chief Gallagher’s Constitutional rights.  President Trump waited for the Navy to put a stop to the injustice.

When Navy Secretary Spencer failed to act to prevent abusive treatment and violation of Chief Gallagher’s Constitutional rights, the President called Secretary Spencer in March and ordered him to have Chief Gallagher transferred, and placed in restriction of an enlisted barracks, so he could meet with his attorney and prepare his trial defense in private, and to be able to obtain the medication he required to treat combat injuries, to be provided with blankets to keep him warm at night, and so he was able to communicate with his children to monitor their safety from the abuse of NCIS.

In his Court Martial, SOC Eddie Gallagher was found “not guilty of murder and multiple other charges”, because among other reasons, the Navy Corpsman prosecution witness, under a grant of immunity, confessed that he killed the terrorist POW, that SOC Eddie Gallagher did not kill the terrorist.  Even so, Chief Gallagher was the only one of 12 SEALs in a photo taken with that deceased terrorist who had his rank reduced.  The President didn’t pardon Chief Gallagher, as falsely reported in the press, like Obama pardoned a “Traitor”, because there was no need to pardon Chief Gallagher who was found “not guilty” in his Court Martial.

The President did restore Chief Gallagher’s rank, because of the injustice of only reducing his rank for being in the photo with a dead terrorist, while none of the other 11 SEALs in the photo, had their ranks reduced for being in the same photo.  That resulted in continued concerns by Secretary Spencer and RADM Collin Green, Commander Naval Special Warfare Group ONE (NSWG-1).  The Secretary of the Navy had no problem with selectively reducing the rank of only Chief Gallagher, but was disturbed when his rank was restored.

After Chief Gallagher’s rank was restored by the President, Secretary Spencer and RADM Green announced that they intended hold a SEAL Peer Review Board (SPRB) to remove “only” Chief Gallagher’s Trident, for being in the photo with the dead terrorist, and that they had no intention of removing the Tridents of the 11 other SEALs for being in the same photo.  The President finally tweeted to Secretary Spencer and RADM Green “This case was handled very badly from the beginning, GET BACK TO BUSINESS”. 

Secretary Spencer then approved the Navy JAG Corps recommendation to award the team of prosecutors with the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medals, after they lost the case-in-chief in the Courts Martial of SOC Gallagher.  The President came in again and said “NO” to the Secretary of Navy because of “Prosecution Misconduct”, violating the Constitutional rights of Chief Gallagher, and the multiple abuses---the Secretary of the Navy should never had approved the awarding of those medals.

The “firm intent” in multiple communications to cease and desist the selective punishment of “only” Chief Gallagher to the Secretary of the Navy by the Commander-in-Chief didn’t work.  Secretary Spencer, Navy JAG Corps Officers, NCIS, and RADM Green were determined to continue to somehow “punish” Chief Gallagher.  They disregarded the President, who is at the top of the Military Justice System chain of command.  They didn’t seem to know how to take an order from the Commander-in-Chief, or understand that Article II of the U.S. Constitution outlines the powers granted to the President as Commander-in-Chief. 

In a radio interview, after the President told Secretary Spencer and RADM Green to “get back to business’, a Navy JAGC Officer reported that RADM Green and Navy JAG Corps Officers still intended to make SOC Gallagher suffer more than he has already been made to suffer while in the brig for 8 months. 

They let it be known “openly for the press to print” that they still intended to go forward with the SEAL Peer Review Board and to punish Chief Gallagher by removing his Trident.  RADM Green openly made insubordinate statements demeaning the Commander-in-Chief that his enlisted personnel were made aware of.  Green may have been speaking with McRaven, and openly stated that he had the full support of the Secretary of the Navy.

It was reported in the press that Secretary Spencer and RADM Green threatened to resign, if President Trump interfered in their authorization of the SEAL Peer Review Board to charge Chief Gallagher and remove his Trident.  At that point, the Secretary of the Navy should have been fired, and RADM Green should have been relieved of his command for insubordination, for allowing selective prosecution for only one of the 12 SEALs in the photo with the deceased terrorist, for violating the Constitutional rights of Chief Gallagher, and for allowing the continued abuse and persecution of Chief Gallagher for nearly two years.

Secretary Spencer continued his insubordination, and went around Secretary of Defense Mark Esper who was out of the country, in order to broker a deal directly with the White House.  That deal would have allowed RADM Green to hold a SEAL Peer Review Board, only for the sake of appearances, but in fact, the results of the Board would be preordained to allow Chief Gallagher to retain his Trident.  But because the Board would only be held for one of the 12 SEALs in the photo, President Trump said “Absolutely Not”!

The Secretary of Defense Mark Esper had enough, and fired the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, for going around him when he was out of the country, for violating the chain of command by trying to broker a side deal directly with the White House, because his intent was to structure a SEAL Peer Review Board for only one of the 12 SEALs in the photo, and because he intended to mislead the SEAL community in Navy Special Warfare Group ONE by keeping secret the preordained results of the Board that would guarantee that Chief Gallagher’s Trident would not be removed.

Even while the President was in Afghanistan, the press continued in an frenzy to criticize the President for “pardoning” Chief Gallagher—which was another of the many lying press reports, and the double standard in how they treated the President’s attempted to seek justice for Chief Eddie Gallagher who was found “not guilty”.  The deposed Secretary of the Navy played directly into the leftist press’ hands by criticizing the President in a Press Conference following his firing by the Secretary of Defense, and by the further criticism of the President in an Op Ed he released while demeaning the President.

In Richard Spencer’s Press Conference and in his Op Ed, he failed to explain the above listed flaws that occurred in the post Court Martial events, that led to his firing.  To the delight of the left of center liberal media establishment, Richard Spencer also stated that the President didn’t understand what a warfighter is, at the same time the President was on the ground in Afghanistan supporting warfighters (even junior high school students know what a warfighter is).

By clicking on the below listed link, you will be able to read what Navy JAGC, NSWG-1, and NCIS did in violating the Constitutional rights of Chief Gallagher, while abusing the chief who repeatedly put his life on the line in 8 combat tours, serving for 4 years of actual combat (probably more than most Combat Veterans on active duty today).  Spencer insinuated that he, the Navy JAG Corps, NCIS, and RADM Green handled Chief Gallagher’s case properly, however, the abuses prior to, during, and after the Court Martial of Chief Gallagher will be revealed to the reader by clicking on the below listed link.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.militarytimes.com/assets/pdfs/1574217048.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2Yh4N4qLDD8Yj_SNl4IT8B3F3oD3TQ3KjA2Nzv6WmYvyJ2DLLLWHmBtPM

Some of the “Politically Correct” female lawyer holdovers from the 8 years of the Obama Administration within the “Navy's JAG Corps decided over the years, that rough warfighters who take exception to the beheading of innocents and to putting pilots in cages and setting fire, to them, reek of macho-male toxicity, because they have been visiting “violence” on those who would do military personnel harm, and should be brought to heel.  They got NCIS investigators to coach and shape the testimony of interviewees in Chief Gallagher’s case. They used malware to listen in on discussions between Chief Gallagher and his lawyer. They hid a video clearing Gallagher of murder.  When the Navy Corpsman, under a grant of immunity, confessed that he, not Gallagher, killed the POW, they pressed the case anyway.  The presiding judge had to admonish and eventually dismiss the JAGC Prosecuting Counsel for misconduct.” (
Dr. William Hamilton, Nov 20, 2019, “Rough Men Versus Soft Lawyers”)

During the 8 years of the Obama administration, Navy JAG Corps female lawyers repeatedly tried to incarcerate warfighters, and continued to charge them with more war crimes than in any other time in military history.  Obama’s “Politically Correct” JAG Flags recruited those liberal attorneys to enforce his very dangerous Rules Of Engagement (ROE).  Those attorneys had no understanding of the reason for quick reaction time, often within seconds, to protect combatants on the battlefield.  Those inept ROE increased Killed In Action and Wounded In Action by over 400%, the ROE actually became more dangerous to the US military combat personnel than the Taliban.

Those ROE were responsible for the downing of “Extortion 17”, with the loss of 15 members of SEAL Team SIX, and 17 other Special Forces Military personnel in the Tangi Valley of Afghanistan on August 6, 2011.  Because of the dangerous ROE, 32 Special Forces personnel were ordered to go into a combat operation aboard a very slow-moving CH-47D chinook helicopter (the SEALs should been sent in 3 separate Night Stalkers Special Ops Helicopters).

The ROE prevented the use of suppression fire to prepare the landing zone, before the helicopter went in, because of the possibility of injuring civilians that might be in the area.  The enemy was waiting with RPGs; they easily took down the Chinook killing all 32 aboard.  In meetings with the families of the dead SEALs, McRaven made excuses for the ROE; he infuriated the SEALs family members.

Navy JAGCs should be required to walk one mile in an Indian’s moccasins before they are assigned a JAG Billet, to learn what it is to have to react quickly to threats to the lives of military personnel on the field of combat.  Many retired JAGC Officers have informed us that they recommended that all new JAG Corps Officers should be required to serve for at least 6 months in the fleet before they are assigned to a JAG Billet.  Navy JAG Corps Flags have repeatedly rejected those recommendations.

The Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly who replaced Richard Spencer should order the Navy IG to investigate Navy JAG Corps, NSWG-1, and NCIS’s abusive actions, their violations of the Constitutional rights of Chief Gallagher, the “Prosecution Misconduct” of the Navy JAG Corps Officers, and the actions of NCIS Officers who abused Chief Gallagher’s children.  RADM Green, NAVY JAG Corps Officers, and NCIS Officers didn’t seem to understand that “all” Americans charged with a crime, including SOC Eddie Gallagher, USN (SEAL) are “innocent” until proven guilty.

Richard Spencer stated: “Normally, Military Justice works best when senior leadership stays far away.”  Chief Gallagher’s Court Martial case and so many other Court Martials that were prosecuted during the 8 years of the Obama Administration are examples of why Military Justice will not work best when senior Naval Leadership stays far away.  The Navy JAG Corps’ “Politically Correct” liberal and female lawyers who oppose rough, masculine and violent warfighters that are motivated to protect military personnel, should be very closely supervised by Navy “Line” Officers with operational experience, to prevent the injustices that occurred in Chief Gallagher’s case.

Copyright by Capt Joseph R. John.  All Rights Reserved.  The material can only be posted on another Web site or distributed on the Internet by giving full credit to the author.  It may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without the permission from the author.   

 

On Veterans Day, November 11th, and Every Day, Americans Thank Veterans For Their Service in Defense of the Republic

By Capt Joseph R. John, November 11, 2019, Op Ed #456

On November 11th, Veterans Day, and every day, Americans are appreciative of Veterans for their service in the defense of the Republic when they were once active members of the US Armed Forces.  We remember and “Honor” military personnel who gave the last full measure of devotion in defense of the Republic and were lost in combat.

In certain cases, many years after being honorably discharged, a Veteran eventually succumbed to a combat injury that occurred while he was in combat on active duty.  Col John W. Ripley, USNA ’62, USMC (Ret) (Navy Cross) (Distinguished Graduate of the US Naval Academy) is one of those many well known “Honorable” Veterans.

Veterans and active duty personnel can click on the below listed link to learn of the many discounts and free meals that restaurants will extend to Veterans on Veterans Day, in order to thank them for their honorable service, and in some cases discounts are extended on days before and after Veterans Day.  

 

Veterans Day Discounts: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/67508/veterans-day-discounts-2019/

Many Veterans still suffer from the negative effects on their health as a result of volunteering to defend the Republic from enemies in combat.  An average of 22 Veterans commit suicide every day.  Many of those Veterans had been suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 
(PTSD) or from disabling wounds received as a result of their combat tours on foreign fields of fire.  Other depressed Veterans may not have been able to obtain timely or adequate medical treatment or therapy for treatment of their debilitating wounds or PTSD.  

 

The overwhelming majority of 23 million Veterans in the United States are good citizens, they quietly go about their normal lives, are gainfully employed, support their families financially, and provide the careful and loving guidance to properly raise their children.  

 

Some of the ways that Veterans continue to serve their country and support their fellow countrymen, is by serving in Law Enforcement, as First Responders, in government service, as members of the clergy, in the medical fields, as computer technicians, in science, in education, as airline pilots, in research, as members of Congress or in other elective or appointive offices, and in many other civilian endeavors.  

 

By clicking on the below listed link, you will be able to listen to a powerful message delivered by President Ronald W. Reagan about “A Soldier and His Pledge.”
 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt8y18YFH70&sns=fb

Every Veteran, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including their life.”  If you know or recognize a Veteran who served in the defense of the Republic, and you have an opportunity to communicate with that Veteran, we encourage you to show your appreciation for his or her service, by thanking him or her for the defense of the Republic.

 

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