To Whom it May Concern

I believe in SCIENCE. I believe in FACTS and DATA… I believe in the TRUTH. Unadulterated. Unfiltered and straight forward. I’m not a fan of labels or virtue signaling. That kind of superficiality is what got us here in the first place.


2422E937-DFB7-4D6D-B76B-C26BB9A8E7FF

… 

The TRUTH hurts sometimes… that’s why some may find it easier to just say what’s NICE, instead of what’s CORRECT. I suppose it’s not just our elected officials who are guilty of this sin, they just happen to be the people we’ve chosen to LEAD. Therefore, their hypocrisy is much easier to SEE. 

Show me a good example of a Tax-and-Spend Liberal… especially now, in the shadow of the previous Administration. Show me a good example of a Small Government Conservative. Which Republican Administration has successfully reduced the footprint of the Federal Government?

We’ve become distracted by LABELS, fighting for a BRAND instead of doing what’s required. The Democratic Party loves to celebrate every FIRST they can… shattering every Glass Ceiling they come across. Don’t get me wrong, I celebrate as well. Women should be seen as EQUALS.


7204613D-2FBE-4501-9E73-472B996563FE

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/12/sports/soccer/us-womens-soccer-equal-pay.html 

 

… 

 

The Democratic Party, quite literally, rallied around the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Progress was being made in the form of EDUCATION. Informing us all as to the depths of these problems… 

 

I’m still amazed by the COURAGE of Tara Reade. 

 


Her story, based in FACT, was NOT elevated by the last Administration during the 2020 election. Instead, they went with Hunter and UKRAINE… Seriously?!!



And that encapsulates the whole story. Every bit of hypocrisy is highlighted within this exact POINT.

The Leader of the Democratic Party champions the cause of EQUITY. Reaffirming the Party’s commitment to ensuring their ‘Soul of America’ retains that Top-Dollar high-gloss SPIT-SHINE.

As it would have been if Donald Trump had suddenly called for more transparency in the case of Tara Reade, the Democratic Party’s commitment to the appearance of EQUALITY is now just a show… an Off-Broadway Equality ACT.

Only EQUAL. MEANS. EQUAL. 

As true NOW as it was 100 years ago… just as it was 400 years ago. 

 

 

The issue of Equal Rights has been settled. The 28th Amendment has been voted upon and 76% of these United States have now voted to RATIFY EQUALITY. 

Instead of championing the call of the MAJORITY, the Bully Pulpit remains SILENT… the Will of the People, once again, overridden by the opinion of ONE MAN… 

 

Meet the new boss… same as the old boss. 

 

 

040BA606-70FC-4BAF-8820-296A014F2916https://jackcharbonneau.com/2020/03/08/50-50/

… 

 

… and our two-party system only DOUBLES our headaches. 

 

The mainstream concept of Small Government Conservatism has many HOLES, considering its track record over the course of the last 40 years. Was it in the name of ‘smaller government’ that the Reagan Administration sought to arm satellites for our nuclear defense? 

 

59C8BCF9-C6CE-49B4-B67E-3F50D261F49A

 

Was ‘Compassionate Conservatism’ at the heart of the Bush Administration’s declaration that Iraq was seeking Yellowcake Uranium? What Conservative Values were on display as Colin Powell spoke before the United Nations? 

All these expenditures abroad, while they pursue a limited government approach at home by shrinking “entitlement” programs and cutting “pork barrel” projects, like building BRIDGES and ROADS… projects that would directly benefit the PEOPLE they were elected to serve. 

I suppose in this context, The Gipper was RIGHT… government is the problem. 

 


That seems to be the one common thread that ties these opposing parties together. History shows us… they work for the DONORS.

Isn’t that right, Lt. Col. Oliver North.


25C19673-D6DC-45EF-B81B-0F14F21EFB6EBD74CD18-FFBE-4716-A82B-3ACFF440C549

… 

Under who’s leadership has our Nation’s economic activity CONTRACTED? On who’s watch has our Nation’s prosperity GROWN. What investments made by our Federal Government have we benefited from the most, and which ones have limited the upward economic mobility of the American Middle Class? 

We cannot rely on Political Labels and Divisive Rhetoric to inform our decisions. We must rely on FACTS… if we believe in the experiment, we must embrace the evidence we see. 

I believe in a fiscally conservative government, but I also believe the money we spend should be better managed. ONE MAN should not dictate to us our answers, the best answers are forged in the crucible of OPEN DEBATE. There is a debate to be had on the Infrastructure Package being proposed, but there currently is NO DEBATE being had… ONE SIDE doesn’t want to participate. 

They simply stand OPPOSED. 

Farmers in RED STATES need those FUNDS just as much as farmers in BLUE STATES. Their elected officials are letting them down by not engaging on their behalf. 

Doing nothing is not ‘Smaller Government’… it’s OPPRESSIVE Government. Cutting benefits for those who need them most isn’t fiscally conservative, it’s passing the BUCK. It’s dodging responsibility, shifting the burden onto someone ELSE. It’s kind of like virtue signaling, but it’s a bit different… you just have to put 2 and 2 together

… 

Can these issues be SOLVED with FACTS and DATA? Will they ever be resolved if we constantly retreat into our political corners… where has that led us so far? 

If we allow our passions to rule the day, we miss out on the CHANCE to find KNOWLEDGE. By painting it as either RED or BLUE we cannot find the subtlety necessary to establish COMMON GROUND… to achieve the goals we ALL wish to see. 

The experiment was conceived to create KNOWLEDGE, to prove a hypothesis through the collection of FACTS and DATA. Can Mankind rule itself Justly and in PEACE? After 240 years… we have that KNOWLEDGE. We now have that DATA. That shared experience is our COMMON BOND… that is the GIFT that we’ve been given.

The time now comes for us to decide… what is it that we will leave behind for our grandchildren. Let it be no flash of political passions that leads us to cast aside UNION, hard fought and battle won. Let us learn from our Forefathers and elevate the ERRORS that they have made. Let their example guide us, so we will not repeat their mistakes.

Today, we take for granted that which they did not have! They did not know it was possible… all they had was FAITH, and a firm belief in the inherent good that can come from a STRONG UNION.

We now know the answer… today, we stand as proof.

-JC

Justice

And so it is… the engine is STILL SOUND. When we choose to put our foot down, the acceleration GROWS. As the velocity of this change increases, in-sync with the fluidity of the passage of time, we breathe deep and shift gears; opening another level of expansion… attaining that which was once said to be unattainable.

Attaining that, which was once said could NEVER be done… after four years of the Donald J. Trump Administration, does anyone truly believe there is anything this Nation cannot DO.

Cyclical in nature, the gears turn… just as it was when this experiment was set into motion. Where once there was nothing, with the stroke of a QUILL thus it was born; zero to sixty one HOT afternoon in July. Today, the promises of SPRING bloom… may our work preserve and protect the harvest of a Just and Righteous fruit this FALL.

Where once there was doubt grows HOPE. Where once sprawled a field of brambles, now lies neatly tended rows… cleared by PATIENTS, with a devout adherence to the marking of the passage of TIME. The Fields of Destiny now call us. Let us move FORWARD and dispel the opinions of those who stand opposed to the MAJORITY and SHOW THEM how it will be, how it MUST be… it is for THEM we do this as well.

Equal Justice Under Law is NOT an opinion… in this country, that must be our REALITY. It’s our DUTY to ensure it is so.

… 

Accountability for offensive actions is a GOOD START.

The George Floyd Accountability in Policing Act must be passed.

It doesn’t matter who that knee is upon, so long as it’s able to happen again…  you could be next. Without LAW, they retain that right.

IF we granted Qualified Immunity to EVERYONE we employ to operate a deadly metal machine, we would see an increase in the number of pedestrians struck and killed by CITY BUSES. Because they can be held accountable for their split-second decisions, they err in-favor of the PEDESTRIAN and not the LAMP POST.

 … 

But this legislation does not go deep enough. It does not SOLVE the problem that created the need for this legislation in the first place. While accountability itself can act as a deterrent, it will ultimately lead to more of the SAME. 

Locking up Police Officers for abhorrent behavior will not stop the killing of Black Lives. Only KNOWLEDGE can do that… knowledge leads to UNDERSTANDING, and anyone we deem worthy of carrying a BADGE and a GUN should always be striving for more knowledge, to better understand the communities in which they serve. 

Right now, where do these Officers gather their information? What level of education should we require for our Law Enforcement Officers and what fields should we require them to be fully knowledgeable in before we consider ARMING them and sending them out into our communities?

Racism, discrimination, prejudice… these mindsets are NOT default settings. They are TAUGHT to others, they are LEARNED. The best weapon against racism is knowledge.

We need to create a four year degree in Law Enforcement and Peace Officer Education, in which we require extensive learning in the methods of policing and the historical relationships between police and minority groups in this country. To simply say police need more training is not enough, we need to fully establish and accredit what it is they should know and how they will be trained.

Once established, Officers will fully understand what it is we expect from them in the line of duty. They will have no doubt as to when they should pull their service weapon, and there will be no doubt as to when they should be held accountable for their actions. It is in our Nation’s interest to make this training mandatory for all Officers, so it should be free of charge for anyone who earns the degree.

The FAA requires 1500 hours of training before a pilot can fly commercially in the United States. According to Wikipedia, that can take about two years to complete. That amount of time should be the MINIMUM requirement for all Law Enforcement Officers in the United States, on top of a four year degree.

… 

 

I still believe in the mission of Law Enforcement. I believe they play a vital role in our society, of both deterrence and security. 

Understanding the diversity of situations Officers find themselves in, we need to incorporate a multi discipline approach to Law Enforcement. We need cops who are specifically Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists. Officers trained in Law Enforcement with a specialty. When called, they respond with a Badge and authority, but armed with KNOWLEDGE instead of a gun. Their primary objective is to correct a situation by any means necessary including arrest, but not specifically so. 

Discretion. Empathy. Compassion. Community Assistance… responding to those situations that are not solved by incarceration. If we can avoid bad outcomes for both police AND citizens, then we should do so. 

 

… 

 

The guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin has shattered our perception of reality, exposing a tectonic shift… a generational divide. My teenagers saw the outcome of the trial as a given, the evidence was too overwhelming. ‘There’s only one way the jury could decide.’ 

I did my best to tell them. I told them to go watch the footage of Rodney King and remember… a jury let those Officers GO. Mr. King was resisting arrest. 

Our children now view JUSTICE as a given, unlike their parents and grandparents who have been conditioned to expect the opposite… because it’s been proven to be so many times before. For them, that world no longer EXISTS. 

All they have is HOPE, and now their beliefs have been affirmed…  
I want THIS WORLD to be more like theirs. 

JC 

It is Self-Evident.

B714BA22-9616-44AB-955E-572A3EC94B62

 

The state of BEING equal… especially in status, rights, and opportunity. A symbolic expression of a FACT, that two quantities ARE EQUAL.

DDFAFCEC-15E4-4361-A236-C1AB273680B4

 

The quality of being fair or impartial. The QUALITY of… the VALUE of. The value of WORTH. Ownership. Rights. 

 

962A9EE2-AA5B-4B88-93D3-F565F4B7482B

 

EQUALITY promotes fairness by treating EVERYONE the same, regardless of need. 

 

 

We’ve all been plodding along, believing what was written, that we are ALL created EQUAL. And everyday… we continue to question why it’s not so.

“Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it… it doesn’t. No one ever voted for that.”

-Justice Antonin Scalia 

… no one ever voted for that. 

 

 

In the beginning, they did not know. It had never been proven before… it had never been done. As new light was being cast upon old paradigms of thought, revelations of a new way forward were forged.

IF they proved to be superior to those that came before, it could break the cycle of enslavement humanity had endured for thousands of years. IF they proved to be wrong… it could lead to the enslavement of the entire globe.


 


They chose to believe in the fundamental laws of nature, as proved by countless minds across thousands of years. That we are ALL created EQUAL. A fact so universally profound, our Founders believed it to be SELF-EVIDENT. It is the foundation upon which our Democratic Experiment is built. A fact so basic, we now take it for granted.

If that which we believe to be FACT becomes a variable, the entire experiment falls apart… that’s why they Declared it to be so from the start.

… 

 

A9C3C5BC-7512-40FE-AEDE-40D4BF8F335C

 

 

Our words matter… every one of us. We are united in common cause, our destinies entangled. Our fates dependent upon the actions of others. It is by choice and design that we stand today, not by chance. Some would say it was preordained, as if a gift from the divine.

If that’s the case, we must remember- it is a gift given with FREE WILL… a choice. The ability to see that which is OF divinity, and that which is NOT. It’s up to us to use these gifts we’ve been given, in the way they were intended to be used…

For ALL MANKIND. 

 


And at the heart of it all stands that universal truth… EQUALITY.

Just read the WORDS as they are written. Therein lies our ANSWER! That’s why OURS is to be celebrated! Any path we follow must bring us closer to Equal Justice Under Law for everyone. From the President to the Postmaster, from Senator to Sanitation Worker. It’s what we’ve all pledged to do.

Anyone who stands opposed to EQUALITY, stands opposed to the MAJORITY of the people of the United States of America… and we now have the DATA to back that up.


0EA56CB8-EAD1-4198-B79D-076166781831


STAND UP for the RULE OF LAW!

STAND UP for the CONSTITUTION.

-JC

‘Jack Charbonneau 2020: Political Revolution’ Fundraiser Announcement

Campaign Buttons and Bumper Stickers!

 

 

 

Are you ready to own a piece of this HISTORIC campaign?

 

Jack Charbonneau 2020: Political Revolution is pleased to announce the availability of LIMITED EDITION campaign buttons and bumper stickers!

 

Visit the JCPR2020 Official Fundraising Site and DONATE to the campaign, and you will receive ONE of the following:

  • ONE CAMPAIGN BUTTON: $25 donation
  • ONE CAMPAIGN BUTTION & ONE BUMPER STICKER: $50 donation
  • ONE CAMPAIGN BUTTON, ONE BUMPER STICKER & ONE 8.5 x 11 AUTOGRAPHED CAMPAIGN PHOTO: $100 donation

 

These items are first-come, first-served and I will honor every request received as quickly as possible. If demand increases for other items, I will look into production costs and add items to this list.

 

With the proper amount of support, I still believe I can make it on to the ballot and change the course of this election. The arguments continue to grow around what has been done and what has NOT been done. INACTION in the SENATE. INACTION in the WHITE HOUSE. Meanwhile… the PEOPLE are living it.

 

Is THIS the way we want it to continue to BE? Beyond 2021… is THIS the government we choose to empower? Does THIS represent the Will of the American People?

 

The PEOPLE deserve a THIRD OPTION on the debate stage this fall. A candidate who represents their agendas and their responsibilities.

With your help… I would be HONORED to be that candidate.

 

-JC

Gut Check

I was always told, if you don’t have anything nice to say… don’t say anything at all.

 

E2F37933-B206-4EAC-93C9-F7883219D7CE

“Trump Jr’s baseless attack on Biden…”  Slate.com (05/17/2020)

 

Everyone is eventually held accountable for their actions… even an atheist like myself believes that. My actions in life will be judged, weighed on the scales, and found to be either merits or mischievous; all dependent upon my choices and my values.

To tell you the TRUTH… I never really cared what most people think of me.😉

I’ve always attempted to treat others with respect, whether or not they show it in return. Even after realizing respect or common courtesy will not be reciprocated… I know, at the end of the day we are ALL still human. We all still have the ability to change, and someday that seed of hope might take root… you never know!

 

Screenshot (183)

 

“Ousted State Dept. IG was investigating if Pompeo made staffer walk his dog and run other personal errands” CNN.com (05/17/2020)

 

Screenshot (185)

Screenshot (186)

 

“Pruitt used security detail to run errands…” TheHill.com (06/07/2018)

 

 

None of us can truly judge what is in another man’s heart. Individually, our sight will always be limited. Our Rule of Law accepts that fact and works to ensure Equal Justice by embracing the strength found in a Jury of our Peers. The Constitution affords us Due Process, making sure everyone has their day to be heard.

 

 

What we do and what we say MATTERS. We can effect those around us, as well as people we may never meet. Our actions can touch the lives of an entire CITY, changing the perspectives of people of like-mind in cities across the STATE, eventually bringing about changes in the make up of our Legislatures… thereby impacting lives in EVERY state.

 

 

… and there-in lies the problem.

 

Our SILENCE allows it to continue. To be SILENT and ignore injustice or criminal acts makes you COMPLICIT. Part of the problem is the SILENCE surrounding these subjects.

 

Screenshot (187)

 

… and the silence effects us all.

 

Screenshot (188)

 

www.rainn.org/statistics/victims-sexual-violence

 

I would not stand SILENT if someone were to shoot another person in the middle of 5th Avenue, and allow them to get away with it; nor could I lend my support to or elevate someone, who would dismiss the value inherent in another human being… simply because they could not see eye to eye.

 

Screenshot (190)

Screenshot (191)

Screenshot (189)

 

“A sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden has ignited a firestorm of controversy.” vox.com (04/29/2020)

 

Shame on her if she is LYING… but SHAME on us if we continue to ignore the root of this problem. Because these behaviors will continue, especially if they are affirmed and given our consent at the ballot box this fall. TWENTY-FIVE is too many, but ONCE is not enough…?!

 

How much lower must we drag the bar?

 

We’re only talking about the HIGHEST OFFICE in the land here.

Then again, who am I to say… I’m just some guy from Kansas.

 

JC