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Act as if it Would Happen Again

The odds of being struck by a tornado in the Great State of Kansas are 1 in 4.5 million.

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https://www.kansas.com/news/weather/tornado/article213923139.html

As I’ve said before… when you live where the Twisters live, you MUST be prepared! It’s a matter of LIFE or DEATH.

When I was a younger man, I had a friend with a pickup truck. When the sirens would sound, we’d try and chase down the path of the tornadoes as they rolled through Olathe. We never got “lucky” enough to see one, but we saw more than our share of extreme weather events. Massive hail, rotating straight-line winds, fallen trees… mild, compared to what we wanted to see.

Some years we would chase down one or two storms. Some years, it was one storm every 3 or 4 DAYS. We even crossed paths with the “professionals”. A little pat on the back for ourselves, knowing we were close.

Understanding how these systems work is key when doing something so dangerous. Being able to read the radar and satellite returns accurately, then taking that information and applying it to events unfolding on the ground in real time, is crucial. Miss one piece of data, and you end up right in front of the storm.

As random and chaotic as they are, to a certain degree these storms are predictable; and living in this State means we are ALL required to have a degree in meteorology! Well… at least, an intimate knowledge of how the weather works.

The tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011, changed all that for me. That one was a beast of another kind. The speed at which it traveled. The speed of the winds within the system. The trail of destruction it left behind and the suddenness with which it appeared… they only had moments to react.


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https://hollybaumannphotography.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/two-months-later-joplin-tornado-recovery-efforts/

 

These systems were starting to Change. 

 

Understanding this, I had to consider not only my safety, but the safety of my children. It was obvious a simple ‘hide in the basement’ strategy would no longer be sufficient. Had that storm dropped over my home… there would have been nothing left. 

I had to act as if it would happen again. So we constructed a storm shelter in our basement, based on FEMA designs, that could withstand an EF5 tornado.

THIS TIME it was Joplin. Next time, we might not be so fortunate. 

 

 

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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-tornado-that-saved-washington-33901211/

 

“On the night of August 24, 1814, British troops led by Rear Admiral Sir George Cockburn marched on Washington, D.C. and set fire to most of the city. Dolley Madison famously saved the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington and a copy of the Declaration of Independence before she fled to nearby Georgetown.

The British didn’t stay long, though; their occupation lasted just 26 hours. What happened?”

 

 

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https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/the-tornado-that-stopped-the-burning-of-washington/

 

“George Robert Gleig, a British soldier on the scene, detailed what happened next in his memoirs as the severe thunderstorm rolled into the city in the afternoon.

‘Of the prodigious force of the wind it is impossible for you to form any conception. Roofs of houses were torn off by it, and whisked into the air like sheets of paper, while the rain which accompanied it resembled the rushing of a mighty cataract rather than the dropping of a shower,’ Gleig wrote.”

 

 

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This isn’t about Donald Trump or Joe Biden. This isn’t about Republican vs. Democrat. This is about the FUTURE of our Nation, and what it is we want that future to BE.

RIGHT NOW, before all the nuance and intricacy. The endless debates over the delicate balance between our individual Liberty and the necessity of the government to defend itself from ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic. Before the political posturing and deliberative delays, we have a chance to declare exactly where we STAND.

Do we now support those who would incite violent actions for political gain? That is a slippery slope, and we all know where it will lead us in the END.

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We have come SO FAR! And the only way we keep moving FORWARD is by taking a STAND. After having been within that majestic building, I can’t imagine how anyone would allow these actions to stand as precedent for a future President.

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Had those people stopped and looked around them, they would have seen the scars from the LAST TIME our Capitol was taken by force. In such a hallowed hall, in the People’s House, it’s not about who resides within that building…

It’s about the ideals for which those hallowed halls continue to STAND.

… and may they STAND for another 207 YEARS without this happening again.

-JC

Where Should We Draw the Line.

Is there an ‘acceptable level’?

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https://thehill.com/homenews/531242-pennsylvania-trump-supporter-charged-with-voter-fraud 


Because we ALL know, if we look real hard…

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https://www.kcrg.com/2020/12/13/internal-audit-of-2020-iowa-caucuses-points-blame-at-national-democratic-party/


… we can definitely find it!

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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/14/16640082/donna-brazile-warren-bernie-sanders-democratic-primary-rigged

How deep of a dive should we take?

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https://www.chron.com/politics/texas/article/Voting-machine-errors-changed-some-Texans-13339298.php


To what lengths should we go to find “fraud”?



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https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/documents/report_volume5.pdf

And who’s to say, if that evidence doesn’t fit a particular narrative…

would it even be heard?

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When people decide they want to go around and start throwing stones…

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https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/02/ted-cruz-electoral-college-challenge-453430


… we should always consider the SOURCE of that violence.


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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/lawmakers-who-take-the-most-money-from-the-gun-rights-lobby-2017-10-03

Because at the end of the day, we ALL know what the problem IS

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/04/us/politics/maria-butina-nra-russia-influence.html

Our elected officials work for the people who got them elected…

THE DONORS.

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https://www.npr.org/2019/09/27/764879242/nra-was-foreign-asset-to-russia-ahead-of-2016-new-senate-report-reveals

And those DONORS invest in these candidates, not to advance the agendas of the American People, but to further their own agendas…

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-a-mcconnell-backed-effort-to-lift-russian-sanctions-boosted-a-kentucky-project/2019/08/13/72b26e00-b97c-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html


… by gaining access to opportunity and KNOWLEDGE.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/us/politics/richard-burr-stocks-sold-coronavirus.html

One side of this Constitutional debate is CORRUPT, while the other side is inept due to CORRUPTION…

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https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=5541

… all while ignoring the opinion of the MAJORITY of this nation.

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https://www.theguardian.com/law/2016/nov/01/republican-senators-oppose-clinton-supreme-court-nominee

Just as it was in 2016, the rules of this contest were written well in advance. To change them NOW, after the fact, dishonors the Will of every American who voted this November.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/01/03/trump-republicans-reject-biden-win-expose-flawed-democracy-column/4118231001/

Our future National Security lies in the hands of elected officials who are BEHOLDEN to CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, and they have shown they are willing to go to great lengths to satisfy those interests above all else.

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https://www.npr.org/2016/07/21/486874336/cruz-says-he-wont-be-a-servile-puppy-dog-to-trump-campaign


Who’s to say where they will STAND tomorrow.

-JC

Infinite Potential


I’ve been bitten by a ‘bug’.

My brain’s been infected, causing me to see things… in a different light. I didn’t grow up believing I would one day run for office. I was taught that I could if, one day I choose to; but I wasn’t raised in a family of legislators or diplomats.

I’ve never felt entitled to lead, nor have I felt any pressure to pursue a position of leadership. I’ve always felt that I could lead if a situation ever came up… but that would inevitably mean going into POLITICS.


IDK if you know this, but… politics is some DIRTY SHIT!

Who would ever WILLINGLY go into POLITICS!?


Over these past six months I’ve been searching, watching the protests, mourning the losses and cheering the wins. Looking for that glimmer of hope that all of us have been trying to find. Yet still… I’m left wanting.

The People spoke LOUD and CLEAR in November, Democracy shall reign Supreme. That is a celebration in and of itself! But, as it was in 2016, HALF of this nation still feels disenfranchised. HALF of this nation feels the system is “rigged”… and can you blame them? They are seeing what the Democrats saw in the lead up to the 2016 election:

Our election system is being held together with DUCT TAPE and TWIST-TIES. Any significant pressure applied from the outside causes the whole thing to collapse, allowing the weakest candidates to ascend.

Outside influence, subversive and occult. Hidden from scrutiny, preempting the Will of The People. Maybe it’s been there all along. Maybe it was better camouflaged when I was a younger man. Maybe previous generations were fully aware of how disconnected our representative government has become from the lives of average Americans… or maybe they’ve just never considered how much more our system of governance could be.

The most important lesson I’ve learned from my experience is this, the “magic” does not lie within the individual who occupies the Office. It comes from within OURSELVES… we entrust it to them.

Four thousand people, hired directly by the President. PLUS, the hundreds of thousands who make up the nuts and bolts of our government, ALL working to further the agenda that WE, The People, elevate. It’s designed for whomever holds the Office to SUCCEED! It’s not the system’s fault… it’s OUR fault, for allowing ourselves to be deceived.

Who will ALWAYS have the final say when it comes to our future security?

The People, when we cast our vote at the ballot box.

The process of how those candidates get there… THAT is the problem. THAT is the core of our “rigged” election process. The legal grey area, the political shadows. The “Good Ol’ Boys” club, the Great Filter of political hierarchy.

“Nancy Pelosi has never sat for a debate since she has been elected,” says Eric Oetker, spokesperson for one of Pelosi’s primary opponents.

https://sfist.com/2019/08/16/nancy-pelosis-three-primary-challngers-will-debate-saturday-night/ 

What… you thought elections were decided based on who has the best IDEAS?! Well now, let me tell you a little story! I can say, from personal experience, that right now… that is NOT the case. The question then becomes:

Do we want that to be the case in the FUTURE?

That’s where my mind’s at on this blustery Christmas Eve. Those are the thoughts that keep me up at night… the infection has poisoned my mind, and my heart aches because of it. I believe I have found the answers and must share them with the world.

My sympathies to Miss Cassandra and her infinite wisdom.

But my lot has already been cast. I’ve sounded this ship and set sail, believing it could stand the waves. The fear of such a journey has already been seen. After two years, my confidence in the idea only grows… no fear can stop me, my eyes are wide open.

We are the balance upon which the entire system is judged… the POWER lies with us! Any system that attempts to correct, distort, or interpret the Will of The People, is inherently susceptible to corruption.

Remove the corruption, restore HONOR in governance.

Is there any issue for which I could STAND that would be more honorable than that? May the Will of the MAJORITY of this blessed land ALWAYS prevail.

-JC

Official Campaign Statement: I am Suspending my Campaign for President.

There is no sense delaying the inevitable.

It is now mathematically impossible for this campaign to appear on the ballot in all 50 States this fall. I did not get into this race to play spoiler and STEAL votes from anyone.

Therefore, I am suspending my campaign for President of the United States in 2020.

 

This fall, VOTE for the candidate that would NOT abuse their power while serving THE PEOPLE of the United States.

VOTE for the candidate that would treat ALL PEOPLE as equal, and would not seek to inflame divisions to further their own political agendas.

VOTE for the candidate who demands ACCOUNTABILITY for the actions of Sexual Predators, and who holds themselves to a HIGHER STANDARD… demonstrating the actions our Commander-in-Chief should ALWAYS take while in Office.

 

I cannot tell you who to support for President this fall. The only thing I can tell you with 100% certainty is…

 

VOTE for the candidate who is NOT

Donald J. Trump.

 

That is the position I will take this fall. I suggest everyone else do the SAME.

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported my endeavor over the course of these two years and four months, especially my wife. Though she has not believed in my idealism, she has allowed me to do what I believed was necessary… and I am forever grateful.

 

“ON MY HONOR, I will do my best to do my DUTY to God and my Country, and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at ALL TIMES; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” — The Scout Oath. (BSA)

 

That was all I ever wanted to do… thank you for allowing me to.

 

-JC

Because They Knew They Would Get It Wrong

 

CHAINED by an oppressive MASTER… your struggle, is now OUR struggle.

Forced to work AGAINST OUR WILL… your fight for SURVIVAL, becomes OUR fight as well.

“Free at last! Free at last!” It cannot be… it will not be, until ALL of us are.

 

If it is not for ONE of us, then it is not for ALL of us. Those chains that bind have been found throughout Human History, burdens forced upon OTHERS because of who they ARE, or the GOD they worship. In every ancient text found in every religion, there once was a PEOPLE who were oppressed… and then they were SET FREE.

 

That struggle is now OUR struggle.

That FIGHT is now OUR fight…

 

May OUR STORY be revered just the same.

 

 

The WORLD has heard your story… and the citizens of the WORLD feel the same. They now turn to the United States for leadership, saying “Well, it’s about bloody time the Americans showed up… we’ve been doing this since 2010!”

 

 

 

 

… eventually, we find our way.

 

Because we ALREADY have the answer! It’s written within our Founding Documents… Hidden for those with EYES TO SEE!

How we DEFINE IT, is how it will BE.

 

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Every Commander-in-Chief has brought with them their own unique interpretation of the Constitution. Some interpretations have been POLAR OPPOSITES, seeming to make illegal, actions undertaken by the previous occupant… almost overnight.

It’s nothing new. It goes all the way back to Jefferson’s era. And certainly, it will continue… well into the future. The stoking of impassioned political fires drives our National Dialogue, it feeds our Body Politic. The phrase “Red Meat” sums it up well. Whatever the issue is, “Gin it UP” and throw it to the Political BASE.

And come NEXT ELECTION… we can “Talking Point” it, and “Field Test” it, and find out how the PEOPLE really feel about it.

 

This issue will bring the DONORS out in DROVES!

 

As it is with Immigration Reform.

As it is with Reproductive Rights.

As it is with Election Security.

As it is with Civil Rights.

As it is with the Right to Bear Arms.

As it HAS BEEN since the 1994 Crime Bill was PASSED…

 

… as it was in 1968.

 

“But where are the SOLUTIONS?”

 

“How can we continue to raise MONEY on a problem that’s already been SOLVED?”

 

Besides, we can’t worry about THAT when there’s WAR, OIL, CLIMATE CHANGE, RECESSION, BAILOUTS, SOCIAL SECURITY, WELFARE… distraction on top of distraction.

That’s part of the reason I’ve been so patient. I knew… I was planning on BLOWING UP their entire “game”. Could you imagine… THOSE TWO, on a debate stage, squaring off against one of their own CONSTITUENTS?!

Someone bring a BUCKET… we’re about to watch a couple SNOWFLAKES melt!

 

I believe that is what the American People want to SEE. That is why I launched this campaign, and I have found NO EVIDENCE to show otherwise. Left or Right, Red or Blue… we ALL know what the problem is.

 

And one day, I hope THE PEOPLE of this Nation find what they are looking for.

 

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We are called to HONOR our Sacred Duty, as we have PLEDGED we would. We fight for the Liberty of ALL MANKIND, to live their Lives in Happiness.

That is OUR STORY. That is the SPARK of this Nation… to believe so deeply in an IDEA that you would be willing to risk it ALL, just to see it come to PASS. Pursuing such an outlandish concept as allowing THE PEOPLE to govern themselves, all while surrounded by men who still BOW BEFORE A KING…

Theoretical. Blasphemous! OPPOSED by the majority time after time, until one HOT day in July… it was not. UNANIMITY. The BEST IDEAS won the day.

And how do we know that the BEST ideas are OURS? Because of the genius found within their design… they knew they would get it WRONG.

That is why it is WORTHY of our celebration, because it can be CHANGED!

 

Everything GOOD that can come from this Nation ALREADY EXISTS, right NOW. What becomes manifest, we decide… every day.

 

 

 

Equality, not revenge. With malice toward none and with charity for ALL. We, THE PEOPLE… with Liberty and Justice FOR ALL.

 

Esse quam videri.

 

Let OUR vision be Future Focused, and let us STAND UNITED.

LONG LIVE THE CONSTITUTION!!

Long live the OFFICE of the President of The United States.

 

-JC

 

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