I have made my decision, and I STAND by it… come what may. When presented with a choice, I carefully weighed the options and made the decision that was required of me. As has been the case countless times throughout the history of this country, sparked by something deeper than many can understand. Once a vision of what can BE is seen… it cannot easily be dismissed. Especially when it can touch the lives of EVERY human being on Earth.
I do not like to phrase it as such, but it is the underlying truth- To ensure the PEOPLE have the power to elect the President DIRECTLY, without the CORRUPT INFLUENCE of DARK MONEY deciding who is on the ballot…
Is there ANY fight that would be more HONORABLE?
Is there ANY CAUSE I could fight for, that would NOT be resolved if elected officials were elected based on the WILL OF THE PEOPLE ALONE, and not their ABILITY TO FUNDRAISE?
… No. I cannot name ONE.
How we reach a conclusion, as individuals, as a nation, starts with a presentation of the FACTS. The gathering of those facts should be OPEN and FAIR, free of a pre-determination, so we are not researching to reinforce a BAD IDEA.
An OPEN and HONEST debate of the facts helps us to put to rest outdated dogmas in-light of NEW EVIDENCE. Sometimes bad ideas continue to live, long passed their expiration date, because they are not discussed. No one who debates in GOOD FAITH, searching for TRUTH, wants to be wrong. IF they are proven wrong, they will GLADLY change their position… but they must be SHOWN the error of their ways!
To change one’s opinion in-light of NEW EVIDENCE is not weakness, it is the STRENGTH of intelligence. It is the STRENGTH of knowledge wielded to lift ourselves up, to make a BETTER LIFE.
To see a better way and NOT pursue it… seems to me, to be a sin. Especially in-light of the hell we put ourselves through every FOUR YEARS! Scholars of history will be better equipped than I, to tell you of what happens to kingdoms who succumb to CORRUPTION. But the patterns and the methods are just the same… be it Ancient Rome, or modern D.C.
When Ted Kennedy was asked, “Why do you want to be president?”, the answer ended his campaign. As Joe Biden ‘hee’s and haw’s’ about ‘will he?’ or ‘won’t he?’… I’ve just passed my campaign’s ONE YEAR anniversary.
I know why I am running.
I seek the Presidency to ensure the POWER resides in the hands of THE PEOPLE. Let there be NO DOUBT, to NOT do my best would be a dishonor to myself, my family, and my country. I would rather lose with HONOR in the throes of rhetorical battle, than cower in the face of insurmountable odds. The fact that I have so little to sacrifice should not be seen as somehow less than a candidate of wealth and great success. Every bit of what I have upon this earth hangs in the balance, because THAT is all I have to give…
And it is because of this glorious nation, that I have anything to offer at all!
I will never ask anything of anyone I would not first ask of myself, and I see it as an HONOR to even have the CHANCE! It is “FOR THE PEOPLE”…
Let them know- a vote AGAINST EQUALITY means a vote AGAINST THEIR RE-ELECTION.
Please join me and hundreds of others on April 11, 2019, in Jefferson City, MO, for the Rally to demand ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Great State of Missouri!
With only ONE MORE STATE necessary to reach the required 38 States for ratification, Missouri Legislators need to hear from EVERYONE, because their VOTE speaks not only for citizens of Missouri… but every citizen in THE NATION!
74% of the States have ALREADY DEMANDED Equal Rights for Women and Girls.
Let them know- a vote AGAINST EQUALITY means a vote AGAINST THEIR RE-ELECTION.
STAND UP and SPEAK OUT for EQUAL RIGHTS!!
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Jefferson City, MO
Find out what YOU can do to help:
If you cannot be there IN PERSON, show your SUPPORT with a donation… every little bit HELPS and is appreciated!
Hope to see you there!
#MenForERA #ERANow #CEDAW #EqualMeansEqual
April 11, 2019. Jefferson City, Missouri…
THURSDAY! THURSDAY! THURSDAY!🚨🔥📢
The STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY rages on in a
RALLY for EQUAL RIGHTS under the CAPITOL DOME!🎉
featuring: SIGNS! SLOGANS! UNITY! CAMARADERIE! and TRUCK-ZILLA*!!
Below is the text of an email I recently sent to the organizers at project28mo.com to voice my support for the Equal Rights Amendment. It may not be much, but I will do ALL I CAN to help ensure EQUALITY for Women and Girls… let’s get it DONE!!
Not one more generation!
I wanted to voice my excitement, both publicly and privately, for the upcoming rally in Jefferson City. As I said, I hope my presence at the rally will help move legislators to allow a vote on the Equal Rights Amendment, and I am happy to offer my assistance in anyway I can while I am there.
Since my independent presidential campaign is currently running on less than a shoestring, I will only be in town for the day. But that day will be dedicated to serving the cause of Equal Rights and doing all I can to ensure ratification.
About a month after I began my initial campaign, (I was not ‘exploring’ anything, except how to make it official, so I hesitate to call it that…) I became acquainted with Erin Eddy and her work advocating for ratification of multiple bills protecting the Rights of Women and Girls. I have lived in the Kansas City Metro almost all of my life, my wife as well… and neither of us were aware of the pending Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the still unratified international treaty establishing basic rights for children named the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), or the unratified Convention Ending Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
I would be lying if I said I was surprised to learn this. For me, it only confirmed how rotten the system has become. I began my campaign to raise awareness about the damage being caused by The Speaker of The United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, and his use of “The Hastert Rule” in blocking a vote on gun safety legislation in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A subject that touches me deeply, as my high school, Olathe North High School, had to deal with gun violence while I was a student.
Speaker Ryan’s cold and calculated refusal to even allow debate on legislation, laid BARE the intentions of this agenda. It is not to further the lives of American Citizens. It is not to protect children and make their lives safer. It is an agenda that promotes fear and division via legislative inaction, in an attempt to ensure a political advantage. On February 14, 2018, that agenda took the lives of 17 CHILDREN in Florida. Unlike the numerous other tragedies before that day, something happened that CHANGED the political landscape. The survivors… children… became The Speaker on that day, and they said NeverAgain.
I knew they would need help.
I wanted to share some of my thoughts, to clarify my position, so as not to appear to be a political opportunist. The corruption caused by our current campaign finance laws, or lack there of, has tainted every issue in our country. Remove the corruption in our national elections and candidates with honor will seek office, not for self-enrichment, but to serve the people, and make change in the interest of the PEOPLE, and not the DONORS. Any agenda that works to empower the PEOPLE and make their voices heard MORE CLEARLY, is an agenda I want to be a PART OF!
When we have UNIVERSAL, FREE and OPEN ACCESS to the ballot, the TRUE INTENT of the people will be realized. We will have CLARITY in our NATIONAL DIALOGUE, and this will lead to action and solutions, as directed by the people… all of them. Equally.
I may say things that you’ve never heard a politician say before. I may take positions no politician would EVER take… that’s because I’m NOT a politician. I’m a PERSON.
I’m running for President as… me. I’m NOT running to sway opinions. I’m NOT running to court a demographic. The Presidential Election in 2020 is about ONE ISSUE-
SECURING OUR DEMOCRACY.
Securing our FREE and OPEN elections. Ensuring our Constitution, our continued Liberty, and our democratic way of life. In 2020, the PEOPLE of the United States will DEMAND an END to the Electoral College.
With this POWERFUL message in hand, I understand I must gain your TRUST. So I must express what’s in my head. To gain trust, I must not lie. I must express my opinion, be it right or wrong, with full candor and clarity. NOT to convince you that I am right or that you are wrong, but to inform you of my position. To explain how my decisions would be guided, if I were to have the HONOR…
It is in THIS frame of mind I address this topic, because it is the MOST important issue facing our country, our civilization, and our SPECIES…
… and the CHANGE has already begun.
To say “We must ACT NOW to STOP Climate Change!” is misleading. Yes… Climate Change is a REAL threat, but to say we can STOP climate change is like saying “We must STOP TORNADOES!”
We cannot stop a natural process.
Have you ever carried a 5 gallon bucket filled with water…? HEAVY! Shockingly heavy if you have to carry it for a LONG distance. The density of water makes that bucket feel as if it were full of granite!
Now, consider that compared with a 9 mile high cumulonimbus cloud, an anvil cloud billowing out along the sides as it peaks out at the top and starts to blow off…
How many buckets of water are in THAT? How much ENERGY is necessary for that process to happen?
In order to create policy to address a changing climate, we have to understand the mechanisms involved. Only within the last few decades have we gained the tools necessary to understand the full scope of what DRIVES our climate. A cross-discipline application of scientific conclusions paints a full picture of our world, and how interconnected we ALL are.
Everything in our physical world operates with a resonance.
An energy. Just as in our electricity, there is a pulse, a repeating wave or frequency, measured in Hz. The harnessing of the electron to do our work has revolutionized every aspect of our existence… we understand that POWER.
We can SEE that power when we create electricity by touching a doorknob. We FEEL it when our hair stands on end when we rub a balloon on our head. We can HEAR that power ROAR inside a storm cloud. The beating of my HEART would not be possible without the electrochemical pulses contracting the muscle within my chest. We are surrounded BY, and made up OF, electromagnetic interactions on a micro- AND macro-scale.
BECAUSE of that interconnection… we ALL understand, on some level, the climate IS changing. We can FEEL it in our bones. INSTINCTUALLY… we know it is not a lie.
The hesitancy of some to embrace action in the face of a changing climate can be explained by looking at the FULL PICTURE –
It has happened before… it will happen again. The difference THIS time around is our modern, electricity-dependent civilization.
We must USE that basic, universal understanding of electricity and electromagnetism when attempting to understand the VAST connections involved in shaping our climate. The cliché “spider’s web” is a GOOD START, but TODAY we can think of it as a NET… a network of interconnected, chain reactions, one touching another, and then STILL more. A seemingly mindless transferring of energy, like the murmur of starlings…
Chaos creating Order.
We live in an ELECTRIC UNIVERSE.
… deal with it. We live on a giant magnetic ROCK, constantly being bombarded by MASSIVE storms of charged plasma, BLASTED away from the Sun at MILLIONS of miles per hour. A very REAL description of a process that creates the very BEAUTIFUL Northern Lights.
Events like THESE are the MAIN DRIVER of Earth’s CLOUD COVER, and cloud cover DRIVES OUR CLIMATE.
The AMOUNT of clouds that form and WHERE determines RAINFALL. It also determines how much sunlight reaches the ground…
… reaches our CROPS.
To FULLY understand the impact of climate change, we must understand how clouds are formed.
They are a product of charged particles interacting with water vapor in our atmosphere. A subatomic particle called a muon, traveling at just under the speed of light, IMPACTS our atmosphere and produces a cascade, passing its negative charge to multiple molecules, and those passing it on to another.
Water, being an excellent conductor of electricity, readily accepts the energy, and becomes a perfect cloud nucleation site. Charged particles, water vapor, and a magnetic field. Imagine an elementary school bar magnet with iron filings surrounding it.
Those particles ALIGN with the magnetic filed, creating LINES of particles. IF there were NO GRAVITY… what would happen to those filings?
NOW SPIN IT!
Earth magnetic field or geomagnetic field diagram. Vector illustration of planet Earth surrounded by magnetic field created by rotation of Earth on its axis. Educational poster, infographic template.
When severe storms threaten the United States, we look to meteorologists to explain. They pull up the radar image, and show us a line of storms, a “bow echo”, a reversed “C” shape of rain. And, historically, they follow a well determined path. Here in Kansas storms roll off the Rocky Mountains, bringing cooler air from aloft, descending thousands of feet into the warm, moist air of the Plains, traveling from west to east.
A neodymium, or rare-earth magnet, is a powerful permanent magnet. It will not lose its magnetism because of the way it was created. Its magnetism can be accurately predicted thousands of years into the future. An electromagnet is different. It’s the iron nail wrapped in copper wire, attached to a 9-volt battery. As long as the battery is engaged, the nail picks up paperclips! Remove the battery and the magnetism remains, but is weaker and weaker until either the power is restored, or the magnetism disappears completely over time.
As we observe our planet’s magnetic field waning and shifting due to NATURAL PROCESSES, we can see the effect these processes have on OTHER bodies in the Solar System, starting with the Sun.
Variability in the strength of our star occurs on a regular pattern. A NORMAL, repeating pattern of strength and weakness. The magnetic forces involved become obvious when you look at the nature of solar flares, and the “Solar Butterfly” diagram.
The repeating pattern of planet-wide Martian dust storms is connected to the electric interaction within the Solar Wind
The disappearance of Jupiter’s Southern Equatorial Belt (SEB) happens at regular intervals, observed multiple times over hundreds of years.
Electrical storms observed in the atmosphere of Saturn peak in intensity and then wain again on a regular, repeating pattern.
Just as charged particles released from the Sun effect ALL the planets, charged particles in the interstellar medium effect the Sun, as well.
As our ‘Stellar Nursery’ traverses the galaxy, a path that takes nearly 220 million years to complete, we encounter areas of varying density. In some areas, the “fog” is thick, with higher densities of charged particles. Some areas are CLEAR, and the Sun is fully exposed to the galactic winds, introducing an increase of charged particles with a different charge.
These changes in charge and density effect the Sun and can affect marked changes in solar output. That variability in solar output effects the planets of the Solar System, as well. Seems pretty intuitive, right?
“Well, yeah… OF COURSE that would be the case!”
Our current climate models do NOT account for this.
Only within the last DECADE have we gained the tools to confirm this. Modern space-based monitoring platforms, like the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have confirmed what was once theory, illuminating the true nature of our relationship to the Sun and the Universe itself.
We are attempting to model Climate Change to find answers and predict how our climate will change using INCOMPLETE DATA.
We are attempting to find answers to questions using KNOWLEDGE and TOOLS created in the 1990s… Our KNOWLEDGE has outpaced our MODELS.
And we KNOW… attempting to predict what will happen in the future using INCOMPLETE DATA, will produce INACCURATE RESULTS –
ANY candidate for President in 2020 MUST understand the mechanisms involved in shaping our Planetary Climate System. Any candidate who does NOT, should strongly consider not running for President.
This issue is too important to risk having someone in The White House who must LEARN ON THE JOB. The next President MUST walk in the door on DAY ONE with a concrete PLAN. A plan of PREPAREDNESS, a plan of COMPASSION, and a plan that THRIVES on LIBERTY… for ALL.
A system that relies on the STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES of others, creates a STRONGER BOND, and gives us ALL a BETTER CHANCE.
… because the CHANGE has already begun.
The work of Dr. Henrik Svensmark is quite compelling and highly recommended.
Also, just about any video involving a cloud chamber and a radioactive element… HOURS of entertainment!
This video provides a great explanation as well –
It is unfortunate, but as I said… it was all THEORY until just recently. Our technological evolution is astonishing… and we must work to KEEP UP! KNOWLEDGE and TRUTH, no matter how SEEMINGLY difficult it is to accept or understand, ensures we are FULLY INFORMED, and gives everyone CLARITY to make the right decisions.
MORE VOCIES leads to BETTER DECISIONS. The best ALWAYS rises to the top.
With the RIGHT FOCUS, with EVERYONE on the SAME PAGE… there is NO CHALLENGE the American People CAN’T face!
Something tells me, even before I answer… you have a very strong opinion on the subject!😉
What answer do you want, ‘The Politician’ or the person? BOTH are valid opinions. BOTH, though they stand in opposition, are positions I hold simultaneously. I believe THAT is the missing element from the discussion.
The Federal Government has NO business dictating to ANY citizen ANY aspect of their reproductive rights. It IS the place of the Federal Government to PROTECT that right for ALL citizens. Those choices are made between a woman and her doctor.
Lately, as this discussion has grown again, I've been attempting to think about what would motivate me to have an abortion if I were able to carry a child. I could not find one, until now. Knowing that life inside me was suffering and FEELING it.
BUT, as the Tweet that started this suggests… I am a defender of LIFE. I believe EVERY child should have the chance to live a happy and healthy life.
Pursuing the initiatives and agendas that are scientifically proven to reduce the number of abortions must happen. It starts with KNOWLEDGE. Use the tools we have been given to make REAL change. Not simply to enrage and fundraise, then ignore solvable problems. To make the decisions… to do the RIGHT THING!
Realizing less abortions BEGINS with happy, healthy mothers. Right now we raise our daughters in a society where they are NOT included in the Constitution. The STRICT INTERPRETATION of the law leaves them open to “justice”, as defined “in-the-moment”, by whomever… we HOPE men of HONOR rome the halls of Justice, but that’s ALL. The lack of protection creates a “separate” class of people subject to ________. (undefined)
Ensure Equal Standing in the Constitution for Women and Girls.
Sex Ed at an early age and easy access to contraception reduces the chances of an unwanted pregnancy.
SILENCE and DISGRACE about natural human form and function is part of this problem. Children are naturally curious and they should be given FACTS and KNOWLEDGE about how things work, so they know what IS acceptable behavior… that works to solve TWO issues.
When Women and Girls are given the tools to make well-educated decisions, that knowledge EMPOWERS every aspect of their lives. Their career choices, their potential life-time income, where they live, and who/if they marry. Create STABLE lives within an encouraging, STABLE community, and abortions become LESS and LESS necessary.
I believe EVERY life is sacred. Even within the womb. Our Laws reflect that, as in the cases of manslaughter charges due to the death of an unborn child. Those instances are ones where happy, healthy families are destroyed by an undesired event.
We must not forget, in some instances, the happy, healthy family is destroyed by an undesired event… that causes a pregnancy.
If we want to see a world free of abortions, we must DEFEND a Woman’s Right to Choose. In order to do that, Women must have Equal Standing in the Constitution… EMPOWER them to choose life!