Official Campaign Press Release: STAND UP and SPEAK OUT for Equal Rights! April 11th, 2019 Jefferson City, MO

Let them know- a vote AGAINST EQUALITY means a vote AGAINST THEIR RE-ELECTION.

 

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Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia, 2019

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

Capitol Rotunda

Jefferson City, MO

9:30 AM

 

Find out what YOU can do to help:

project28mo.com

equalmeansequal.com

 

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

#EndTheElectoralCollege

 

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.

Thank you for your time,

JC

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A Scout is Trustworthy

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.

 

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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…

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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.

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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 mussel 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.

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Events like THESE are the MAIN DRIVER of Earth’s CLOUD COVER, and cloud cover DRIVES OUR CLIMATE.

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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.

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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!

 

 

 

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.

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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.

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Electrical storms observed in the atmosphere of Saturn peak in intensity and then wain again on a regular, repeating pattern.

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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.

bg-climate-science-chart-1-825.jpgcgy3dpyohdfbjjdxilgyThese 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.

JC

 

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The work of Dr. Henrik Svensmark is quite compelling and highly recommended.

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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!

Official Campaign Statement: “I Support Transparent Elections.” 10 Years of Federal Income Tax Returns

I believe EVERY candidate for President of The United States in 2020 MUST release at least 10 years of their Federal Income Tax Returns. Any candidate who does NOT support transparency should NOT BE PRESIDENT.

NO ONE is above the Law.

 

BELOW: My family’s Federal Income Tax Returns for each year, from 2008 to 2018.

… of the People.✊🇺🇸

 

 

For The People

https://jackcharbonneau.com/2018/04/28/the-hastert-rule-full-transcript-of-the-youtube-video/

The tears were real.

At the tail end of my first campaign video, “The Hastert Rule”, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get out the last line! I dropped about a minute from it. I didn’t want to bore everyone with my crying.

At this point last year, everyone had enough tears on their own.

I ended my self-imposed media blackout three days after the shooting at MSDHS and watched “Coffee Joe and the Brew Crew”. And when the “light turned on” in my head, after hearing Senator Blumenthal speaking about The Hastert Rule… I was worried I wouldn’t be heard. I knew I must start THAT DAY, so people could get inside my head. To have some kind of physical, documented case to present to The People. That’s where it began. One year ago today.

Fear? Anger? Excitement? … the only way to describe the feeling of doing this is-

Every emotion. All at once.
Both sides of the coin.
Every side of the die.
All the time.

There is a suprising calmness within it. To realize you are the servant of time, and what is decided is what shall be…

It’s freeing, in a restricted sort of way.

I am excited and optimistic BECAUSE of what can be, and ever mindful of who I am doing this for. All the credit for anything good that I have done so far goes to the people who have lifted me up and given me support. Any victory I attain is not mine alone, because the guiding principle of this campaign is ensuring the POWER lies in the hands of the people.

May the passing of the year to come bring us closer to our goal.

JC

“On My Honor…”

Official Campaign Statement on

National Security and Foreign Relations:

A policy centered review of the

Worldwide Threat Assessment.

 

 

 

https://www.dni.gov/files/ODNI/documents/2019-ATA-SFR—SSCI.pdf

 

 

 

I believe the PEOPLE of the United States can face ANY challenge, overcome ANY obstacle, and help our friends and allies do the same… but only when we STAND united. The strength and resilience of the American People cannot be matched when we are TRUE to ourselves, and we believe the WORDS our Union was founded upon… because they are self-evident!

 

 

“For want of the price,
Of tea and a slice,
The old man died.”
Us and Them, Pink Floyd

“… so let us stop talking falsely now,
The hour’s getting late.”
All Along the Watchtower, Bob Dylan

 

 

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Worldwide Threat Assessment- Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, pg. 4

As Director Coats said, and I proudly echo here- The security of the United States is ensured when we stand firm in our celebration of the Rule of Law… Our Constitution, as warfare shifts away from “bodies and bullets” to “minds and machines”.

The future of our international engagement MUST be “… increasingly about values.”

Who do we want to BE in this world? What should our mission LOOK LIKE? As we consider our military strategy at the end of TWO DECADES at war, we must make some HARD decisions about who we are… at home. From State, to DoD and Justice, the BRAVE men and women who go out into the international community as representatives of our nation, do so because they believe so deeply in the ideals of Our Constitution, they would risk their LIVES to ensure it.

Our ideals encompass ALL who swear an oath or pledge allegiance to our flag, and would rather sacrifice everything than see it fall. Let the blood that has been shed, be our guide now… yes, the mission of the United States should be, in National Security and diplomatic foreign policy, firmly rooted in an arena increasingly about values.

Because in THAT arena we CANNOT lose. No nation on Earth can defeat us when we are TRUE TO OURSELVES… when we proudly wear the flag of our country and can truly HONOR the words written in our Laws.

OURS is a JUST CAUSE… so long as we walk a JUST PATH.

 

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Worldwide Threat Assesment, Dan Coats, DNI, pgs. 5-6

“… to disrupt or damage US civilian and military infrastructure during a crisis…”

Our reliance on technology is unavoidable and our dependence only grows each year. Our water treatment, our sewage processing, our electricity, even the gasoline we put in our cars, as well as the health care we depend on in an emergency… The vulnerability of our technological infrastructure touches every aspect of our lives.

BE PREPARED.

Immediate action should be taken to include modern technological security in every planned project, as well as updating existing systems to ensure a uniform level of protection is achieved. Regulation and oversight now will SAVE LIVES during a hurricane or a blizzard, at pivotal moments where we depend on these sevices the most. Our Government should be in the business of “Having The People’s Back”, prepared to provide support so we can be successful in ALL situations.

Our long term strategy must include REDUNDANCY. ALL of our existing, aging space based monitoring systems as well as future systems must have a prepared secondary replacement. Telecommunications, GPS, weather satellites, orbital solar observatories, and many more that we depend on everyday for shipping, manufacturing, food production… and cat videos. The cost of NOT being prepared for foreseeable failures due to natural events, errors, or attack, will outweigh any upfront investments made.

 

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Worldwide Threat Assessment, Dan Coats, DNI, pgs. 7 & 14

It will become increasingly clear, as we incorporate more technology into our lives, the future of our nation depends on a WELL EDUCATED ELECTORATE. (ASIDE: The VISION of the Framers of the Constitution… absolutely stunning! To consider what it is we are doing today, in a virtual reality with worldwide instant communications… and the BEST solutions for these 21st Century threats, were conceived in the 18th Century!)

“Penetrating the US national decision making process…” That is not limited to the IC or law makers. That decision making process starts in the home of EVERY American citizen. POCKETBOOK ISSUES. Higher gas prices lead to higher food costs. Less disposable income causes people to spend less. Less demand leads to less demand for workers… ALL causing a strain the average family, motivating people to SPEAK OUT, shaking stability. The story line manipulated time and time again by leaders who only want to hold on to power, or seek to ensure their financial security at the expense of the people they serve.

Today, our enemy has the ability to have a personal chat with all of us… and we may not even know it… while it’s happening! It must be the responsibility of each of us to secure our personal identity, BOTH online and in real life. The financial security of millions of citizens has been compromised over the course of the current administration, and it seems it will continue due to a lack of desire to hold corporations responsible for carelessness with our information. Social media platforms, credit rating entities, lending institutions and many more profit and play freely with our individual personal LIVES.

Inorder to secure our national way of life, each of us must LEARN what is necessary to secure our individual “digital identity”, and take active steps to secure our “digital legacy”. The Federal Government should play an active role, communicating and supporting citizens. To many, it is an alien way of thinking. To younger Americans, it is slowly becoming common knowledge, but only in a limited way. Access to knowledge and better education for ALL citizens helps to ensure our National Security and our Financial Security, as well as that of our friends and allies around the world.

 

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Worldwide Threat Assessment, Dan Coats, DNI, pg. 8

American values… taught to each and every one of us. That we should RESPECT the basic human rights of others. That, even though war causes unnecessary death, we should seek to minimize human suffering. And we were taught that we should follow THE rule… the rule we were all taught in kindergarten-

“Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.”

When our country acts with integety, and adheres to the Rule of Law, at home AND abroad, we can STAND FIRM in defense of Justice with authority, and take comfort in the fact that the entire international community that we have stood by, for three quarters of a century, will stand with us.

Violations of long standing international law will be met with INTENSE and LASTING refusal of cooperation, from all democratic nations, to work with the offending country, until those responsible meet Justice. NOT AN INCH should be given, there should be NO DOUBT. Let us remember the atrocities of The Great War, the war to end all wars.

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Worldwide Threat Assessment, Dan Coats, DNI, pg. 9

… all of the actions taken by our Commander-in-Chief have been to the benefit of Russia. We must return to a position of strength with the Kremlin.

That starts as soon as this administration is out of The White House.

 

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Worldwide Threat Assessment, Dan Coats, DNI, pgs. 10 & 12. [*note HEV= Homegrown Violent Extremist.]
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Worldwide Threat Assessment, Dan Coats, DNI, pg. 14
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Worldwide Threat Assessment, Dan Coats, DNI, pg. 20

… and there it is. “Slower economic growth…”, “supply disruption, upward pressure…”

Evil wins when men of good conscience are SILENT

… some of us saw this coming a long way off.

What should the mission of the United States BE in the world? A shifting climate is coming, in our atmosphere and in our way of envisioning governance. Opposing political philosophies considered BEFORE the drafting of Our Constitution must be re-evaluated in light of new evidence… WE STAND AS THE PROOF! Whatever the will of the American People be, when voiced in accordance with the Law at the ballot box, UNOPPOSED TO ALL CITIZENS, Justice will be realized. Opposing opinions will have CLARITY and poorly defined arguments will end. Knowledge and understanding leads to empathy and compassion… and eventually HEALING.

The National Security of the United States is assured when we STAND united.

The American People direct the course… after all, it is OUR SHIP. We sink or swim together.

 

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Worldwide Threat Assessment, Dan Coats, DNI, pgs. 21, 22, & 23

These extreme weather events could cause, “Damage to communication, energy, and transportation infrastructure” as well as “low lying military bases” causing human displacement and loss of life, the report continues. These shifts will effect every nation on earth, our allies and our enemies. How we treat OTHERS today will be remembered TOMORROW, a burden placed upon a future generation… in remembrance of OUR ACTIONS. Nature is not our enemy. Nature is not our friend. We are part OF nature, and if we are not prepared for what we know CAN happen… then it is our fault if we fail. We must use the gifts we have been given.

Ronald Reagan once said in a speech delivered before the UN General Assembly, “I occasionally think, ‘How quickly our differences would vanish if we were facing an alien threat.'” Maybe he was referencing something, unlike anything this world has ever seen before. Metaphors and allegorical stories. Innuendo and whispers. Must consider, little pitchers have big ears…

What was Reagan going on about? Was he waxing poetically about beings from a distant galaxy? Or was he speaking from his heart, about a belief he could not fully articulate, due to the restrictions placed upon him because of National Security?

At THIS moment, in the course of natural events, when so much is at stake, the American People deserve a LEADER who understands the hardships working families face. NOT because I asked a group of people at a voter Q and A. Not because I will benefit monetarily… I AM an average working class father and husband. My family feels the political fallout everytime Congressional Leaders drop the ball. My children’s FUTURE is on the line when they bet money on stoking fear and division.

And I believe the American People deserve a seat at the table. Leadership, untainted by the lobbying and fundraising, beholden to the PEOPLE, not corporations and special interests. Because our National Security is increasingly about values.

JC

“On Equal Rights for Women: Where do YOU Stand?” Official Campaign Statement.

I celebrate the First Amendment today because it is the weapon we use when we engage in REVOLUTION against TYRANNY and OPPRESSION. It is the ‘ball and musket’ that will advance our Liberty in ANY BATTLE… so long as mankind lives FREE.

It is the weapon we reach for when we defend our SECOND AMENDMENT Rights.

And it is in THIS frame of mind I say these words, because we are WITHIN the battle right now, for the hearts and minds of EVERY American… and our adversary wins when we lose faith in WHO WE ARE, when we are skeptical of Our Rule of Law… in Our Constitution. When we no longer believe in “Equal Justice Under Law”, they win. We fight this battle to ensure the BATTLEFIELD continues to exist.

with respect.

 

 

 

 

Whether or not abortion is a sin, is an opinion… a belief. A decision made between a woman and her god. A decision thankfully, I will never have to make. What is not opinion is what method is the surest and most effective way to MINIMIZE the number of abortions in our country. One thing I agree with every Evangelical Christian on- it should not happen. There should be a loving home for every child that needs one, and every child should be given a chance.

Another thing we stand in agreement on is the existance of evil in this world. Unfortunately, decisions must be made in one’s life that, without the influence of a chance encounter, they would never face in their lifetime…

And that is why we are a Nation of Laws.

I keep coming back to a poorly worded phrase that explains my thoughts about the situation- “Women are men, too… deal with it!”

It’s cheesey, it’s hokey, it’s not quite “right”… but it is clarifying. There is no legislation dictating or directing any aspect of my reproductive life. I choose to end it when I am ready to. I choose when it should begin. I could not imagine accepting restrictions on my decisions and I would fight any attempts to do so, as EVERY other man would.

I want that for EVERYONE.

I want to DEFEND that for EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN.

Right now, to stand hypocritical on the World Stage, claiming to be the Arsenal of Democracy while denying Equal Rights to women and girls, weakens American strength abroad, and it threatens our Constitution by lessening the importance of our Rule of Law.

It is the directive and agenda of our enemy, to weaken the American People’s respect and pride in our Rule of Law, as well as that of our allies. That slow slippage away from “American Idealism” in-favor of the opinion “democracy is ALL the same… corrupt.”

It is a slippery slope.

Right now, it threatens the existence of our Constitution… but the solution is simple!
We must CELEBRATE every good and just aspect of our country, and it is no exception- Equal means equal!

To deny ONE is to DENY ourselves. We may point the finger and say “well what about…” all day, but we must make a clean break from that thinking and look to the day ahead and say, “THIS is what we aspire to BE!”

… and BECOME IT. Right now, for our country, and our SHARED future.

JC

At the Closing of the Year.

The boys have gone to bed.

Jessie is at work.

The dog is… crazy, but that’s another story.

I sit here and listen to the sound of my own silence. Attempting to analyze where exactly I stand… I have NO CLUE where I stand!

10 months. Forging, crafting, contemplating and learning. Learning laws. Taking ‘classes’, and occasionally getting ‘schooled’. Obviously ignorant to the hornets nest I angered. As trivial as a gnat on a warm summer day. A thorn in the minds of the hierarchy of the King.

I like to believe I’ve done more than just buzz. Hell… all I’m doing is just speaking my mind.

So, who AM I? SELF-ANALYSIS… I am possibly in TWO different places…. Schrodinger’s Candidate.

Taken from MY point of view, my YouTube videos have, in essence, ZERO views. My Tweets bounce off only a couple hundred people, at most a couple thousand. My web page counts TENS of PEOPLE per WEEK. My Campaign “War Chest” has… about a half tank of gas in it. And, of the 95 followers I’ve earned on Twitter, only seven(7) are verified as “PEOPLE” and only one(1) potential future colleague…

One Senator. No Representatives. Only one Senator with the COURAGE to offer an “atta boy”…

And I will ALWAYS cherish my Amy Klobuchar bumper sticker! Now, stop hounding me for DONATIONS… I’m BROKE!

THAT… is what I have gained in 10 months. How can it be viewed? How SHOULD it be viewed? Am I making a dent in the conversation, or am I just echoing thoughts others have had before? Sometimes I FEEL like I’ve made a difference. A phrase I use in a campaign speech, posted the previous night will suddenly be stated by a pundit on the news shows the next day.

… did I do that? Or is it just historical political rhetoric, regurgitated and repackaged, in the EXACT same way I did for my campaign?

I can CONFIRM, every politician who claims to be of a “Presidential Caliber” is a liar and a thief! There’s only ONE genuine article… that’s why everyone wanted HIM to go first.

So I attempt to read the tea leaves, intuit anything I can from the endless stream of constant bombardment. Where it resonates within me, I reach out and push back, and I see the reaction. The interaction SEEMS real. Sometimes it feels… like you would if you were walking in a dream. Attempting to run, to get somewhere urgently, but unable to move faster than walking underwater.

It is UNREAL… but it is NOT.

 

The reasons, I’m not sure of, but the possible explanations FOR it are understandable, once explained… I assume. That’s the key- I have NO IDEA! My wife thinks I’m insane. Paranoid and delusional. “I think you’re seeing things that just AREN’T THERE.”

“Well, yeah, but…” Hmmm.

Here’s how I see it.

I’m stuck in a box. To assure compliance with laws I am unaware of. I assume it’s because of the insane, MASIVE AMOUNTS OF CASH that will be SET ON FIRE over the next two years in the Presidential Election.

It could be I must wait for a pre-determined date before I can solicit donations and receive staff, etc. I’m not fully versed on all the Laws yet… I have no staff. No advisors… except the dog, but like I said… another time!

No one wants to associate with a long-shot candidate. No one with the potential to land a gig with a Party Candidate.

(ASIDE: The inner workings of the DC Beltway seem extremely interesting! I can only assume. I’ve only seen a TINY BIT of what’s to come. As I write these words, I realize the positive side I have seen so far, that hints at ‘more to come’, is probably complemented by a negative partner… and now I realize just how NAKED I am…)

This bureaucratic political culture is astonishing to comprehend! Just think about how many people it takes to run ONE campaign, then the number of candidates, and every election cycle these campaigns get fully staffed… where do they all come from?! The best staff gets picked first, I assume. If I were one of those potential staff members, and ‘in it to win’ with MY livelihood at stake, I would approach it as a competition. The BEST attracts the BEST, the BEST attracts the MONEY, and MONEY pays the BILLS.

What’s MY BRAND right now? Independent. Outsider. Inexperienced. Can’t spell… “NEXT.”

So how do I REALLY see it? Why continue to fight? What have I done…?

The first time I threw the hashtag #EndTheHastertRule at Speaker Ryan… He flinched. It was so noticeable, the media commented on the change of schedule for the Speaker that day… did I do that?

At that time, I took it at face value. MAYBE… but other explanations seemed more plausible. That was within the first few weeks of my campaign.

Since that time I have made new friends, learned new policy, and have begun paving the intellectual pathway needed to reach my goal. I’ve made new allies, kindled friendships with people of like-mind, and have opened the hearts AND minds of people from BOTH SIDES of the isle…

In this EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, CULTURALLY RELEVANT, and completely IMAGINARY UNIVERSE…. called Twitter.

“…They must have taken my marbles away!” –Pinky

 

 

Upon reflection, on the shitshow that was 2018, I believe my chances are good. My platform is STRONG, and my ideas are SOUND. Learning how it all fits together on-the-fly, attempting to ‘fit in’, but ALWAYS working to STAND OUT.

The slings and arrows I’ve thrown, sometimes seem to VANISH before they hit their mark… at least that’s what I can see from MY point of view. If it seems like I’m hesitant sometimes, THAT would be a good description of why- I’m in the forest, middle of the night, and I’m walking around with my arms stretched out, trying to NOT run into a tree.

It is my hope that the Political Capital I’ve earned so far, will pay out in 2019…

I’m still searching for the ATM so I can make a withdraw.

To anyone who reads these: Thank you!

I appreciate BOTH of you… and thanks for stopping by.👍 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!