Make your voice matter

Nothing in life stays the same.

Things get better or worse depending upon your outlook and desire.

The man or woman in the mirror is our biggest asset or worst liability.
The choice to excel, to pursue happiness is yours.

Millions in America make a positive choice and in spite of our government their lives improve.
On the other hand we have millions who wallow in doubt, self pity, or fear and waste the opportunity of living in a free society.

Which are you?

Do you engage, regardless of obstacle, requiring greatness from yourself while earning your way through life?

Do you cower at opportunity, swallow your opinion, and shirk your responsibility onto others while complaining that “you can never catch a break” or are being held back by a “racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic society?”

Do you use the word privilege as a tool as in “it is a privilege to be an American” or as an excuse to achieve nothing because some sixties burnout told you, no matter what, you have no chance because of your color, gender, or sexual preference.

America has created the most opportunity of any country, for all people, in the history of man.
I for one am tired of hearing my country be run down by ignorant, lazy, malcontents who do nothing but hurt our way of life.

Yes I am talking about most members of the United States Congress as well as the Commander-in-Chief.
Some continue to opine that there is nothing we can do about their behavior.

They couldn’t be more wrong.

Through hard work and thousands of my own dollars I will be on the ballot in California offering to serve the people in the US Senate.

I was asked recently how I would get my name out to be recognized by the voters.
Newspapers, radio, television are all nice ( I’ve been in or on all three) but nothing is as powerful as social media.

More people are on Facebook than read every single newspaper in California…combined.
Technology has opened communication to everyone everywhere.

I have provided the link to every newspaper in California at the bottom. It’s as easy as clicking on the (f) next to each paper and typing in Jason Kraus for Senate, copying and pasting our press release picked up by Yahoo Finance (also at the bottom of the page) or just liking the work of others (Lucky Brand, Laura Watts Ruiz,etc) who have already done this. The more support shown on these pages the more they will cover us.

You can reside in South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida and even outside our great nation and help move the message of freedom in California with a keystroke.

Understand what kind of power you have at your fingertips…if you are willing to use it.

If you are willing to use it.

With that sentence we return to our premise:

Are you willing to engage, regardless of obstacle, requiring greatness from yourself while earning your way through life?

If your answer is yes then join me, as thousands already have, shoulder to shoulder and help to spread the message of a new day, a better way, a brighter path for America through the removal of all forms of income tax and the closure of our border.

Free the American Worker.

Protect the American Citizen.

The share button is a powerful tool that grows in strength with its usage.

Use it all day every day for the next three months and our mission to restore OUR country will take us to DC.

A strong work ethic and great expectations.

Sounds like each one of you.

Let’s go to work!

America awaits our arrival.

Let us not make her wait too much longer.

Jason Kraus
United States Senate 2017

No campaign contributions
No salary
One term

Leadership by example

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The End of the Me Generation

The sex, drugs, and debt population known as the Me Generation has dominated Washington DC for the last 20 years.

Because of this we are void of any ethical leadership in our country right now.

Our elected leaders in high positions are corrupt politicians that cover for each other…on both sides of the aisle.

Our appointed leaders are sycophantic yes men and women, who answer to the aforementioned aisle, and put career over Country…every time.

Our military leaders who have spoken truth to power have been fired, demoted, or made so miserable they’ve resigned or retired.

Our media leaders are owned by corporations who prefer ratings over reality.

Decades of this behavior have us teetering as a sovereign nation, while the solvency of our currency is, at a minimum, debatable.

Today it was reported an United States Supreme Court Justice (Scalia) passed away.

There will be many who will profess admiration for this man.

Others will express hatred.

I am not here for either.

The Supreme Court is now dominated by Me Generation appointees.

Six of the Eight were nominated by Clinton, Bush, or Obama.

Soon to be Seven of Nine.

Is it any wonder the family unit has been diminished, drugs usage is at astronomical proportions and debt (public and private) is greater than anytime in American history…or human history for that matter.

Some reading this now will fall into the “nothing we can do but wait for the revolution to start” crowd.

First that is untrue.

Second we need a reclamation not a revolution.

With the correct electoral decisions being made in 2016, the reclaiming of America will start in 2017 (which is why I always list United States Senate 2017).

The removal of Obama and replacement with either Trump, Cruz, or Carson is a good start but the viral infection known as progressivism/compassionate conservatism is alive, contagious, and resides in the highest court in OUR land.

This must be corrected.

Yes Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life, unless they choose to resign or retire, but they are subject to the same rules as any member of Congress or the Presidency.

They can be impeached.

The six justices appointed and confirmed by the Me Generation must be removed.

To some this may seem improbable.

It isn’t.

Events most of us thought impossible in our lifetimes are now taking place in front of us on a daily basis.
Historic debt growing every second, punitive taxation for NOT purchasing something, negative interest rates, identification and Constitutional Rights being given to humans here illegally, felons being allowed to vote, the ordered surrender of a part of our military to a hostile nation, the call by the Nation of Islam to kill white people and Black Lives Matter members to kill police officers or fry em like bacon.

A Federal Government who forced driving ranchers off a public highway, then shot, killed, and arrested them all while ordering United States Border Patrol to stand down letting criminals continue to overrun our hospitals, schools, jails, and prisons while suppressing wages by supplying cheap and illegal labor.

Not to mention running guns through our southern border that resulted in murders including one of our own Border Patrol agents and the trafficking (slavery) of humans, predominantly women and children.

The Supreme Court has done nothing but enforce the oppression happening under the Me Generation.

For the removal of Supreme Court Justices to happen we must gather and elect citizens who will voice the truth with the ferocity of the righteous and then be fearless in requiring action be taken.

Leadership is not about being in charge.

Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.

I am here to provide truth and facts while offering to implement the above mentioned actions with humble ferocity and without fear.

The choice is yours.

Do nothing while dying a little more each day as the yoke of tyranny tightens.

Or….

Stand with me shoulder to shoulder roaring from everywhere in America throughout California guaranteeing American representation in DC!!!

Decisions made by the US Senate will affect you one way or another…regardless of where you live.

This is OUR country!

Time to remind these politicians who they serve.

Jason Kraus
United States Senate 2017

No campaign contributions
No salary
One term

Leadership by example.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Speak the truth LOUDLY!!!

Words have value.

Words used properly have power.

Because of the PC crowd many are afraid to wield such verbiage.

It isn’t the words we use that get us into trouble…it is the words we don’t use.

It isn’t the things that are said to us that cause us pain.

It is the things we don’t say in response that create stress, ulcers, and cancer.

Our communities are under incredible stress right now.

I talk to a wide variety of people on a daily basis.  I always have.   I enjoy it.  It’s been like this my entire life, so when I say people are stressed…people are stressed.

It isn’t just stress anymore though.  The anger can be seen and heard everywhere.

Normally easy going Americans aren’t so willing to turn the other cheek.

While the Bernie Sanders crowd continues to do whatever they want, responsible Americans are seething.

While Obama covers up Hillary’s criminal behavior (more than likely to hide his own) ethical Americans are really starting to wonder if the laws matter anymore.

When law abiding citizens decide laws don’t matter….

Americans are screaming at TV’s, radios, the internet, family members and friends…more than normal.

The disease known as Political Correctness has allowed the cowards in our society to hide behind American compassion (and computers), creating millions of citizens who not only offer nothing, but are actually hurting us while slowly eating away at the soul of our country.

After almost three decades we are sitting at the precipice of an economic calamity (crushing debt) while the ignorant continue to pontificate about sexual preference, skin color, and a “fair” society.

The pain is becoming too great and must be purged.

The time to parse words is over.

Anyone still supporting a Clinton, a Bush, or an Obama…is a traitor.

Anyone supporting Bernie Sanders not only has no value to a free society but is parasitic in nature.

Anyone still supporting Marco Rubio obviously enjoys being lied to.

I will be on the ballot in California for the United States Senate and as this individual I will only vote for one of three candidates.

Trump, Cruz, or Carson.

No they aren’t perfect.

None of us are.

No they aren’t going to change our lives or save us.

Only you can do that.

What one of these individuals will do (hopefully) is break the stranglehold the RNC and DNC have over our country.

Do I wish Trump and Cruz would have a behind the scenes meeting and agree to stop attacking each other?

Yes.

Do I wish they would show a modicum of maturity and put America first by leading by example?

Yes.

Obviously this isn’t happening but that doesn’t mean we have to continue to follow their lead.

I have lots of friends and family who are strong Trump or Cruz supporters.  Both are strong in their values and have facts to base their views on.

I agree completely…but we must stop attacking each other.

It serves no purpose to hammer away at each other when all of our votes will be needed for one or the other.

I will readily admit I have no patience for anyone who supports Hillary, Bernie, Jeb, or Marco.

I view them with disgust and have no respect for their unwillingness to face reality.

Because of this we must come together through the rest of this primary and not dissuade voters to stay home if their “guy” (Cruz or Trump) isn’t nominated.

This isn’t about Trump, or Cruz, or Carson.

It is about us.

We must be leaders of at least one.

Ourselves.

Please reach out to each other and bury the hatchet…or at least stop throwing it at each other.

Our enemy is very clear.

$19 Trillion in debt, an open border, an oppressive tax system, the abuse of our veterans, or in other words…the Democratic and Republican Political Parties.

If we don’t focus on these things they will only get worse.

We cannot allow this.

Stand shoulder to shoulder with me.

Your voice, vote, and effort are the keys to success.

Let them ROAR!!!

Jason Kraus

United States Senate 2017

No campaign contributions

No salary

One term

Leadership by example

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Deserve and Earn are two different things

Entitlement is an interesting word.

To be entitled to something implies that the something has been earned…but not in your possession.
Why are we allowing others to hold what we’ve earned and dole it out at their whims or on their timetables?

Social Security has been paid into by both the future recipient and their employer but neither have access to the money.

The employer will never see that money again and the recipient has to wait decades…while the government has access immediately.

What could possibly go wrong?

Early on in life I grew to despise the word “deserve”. When the word deserve was used I knew it was something I’d felt I’d earned but still didn’t have.

I stopped using deserve and anytime someone said to me that they deserved something I would explain that the difference between deserve and earned wasn’t expectation.

It was execution.

You may believe you deserved an A or deserved to win.

Both are irrelevant.

You either have the A or you don’t.

You either won or you didn’t.

We either have access to our money or we don’t.

We don’t.

It doesn’t matter that we put the money there.

It doesn’t matter that the government forces us to do it.

They have access.

We do not.

If the powers that be were ethical, quality humans, like most of America, these shaky systems would probably be okay.

If we had moral gatekeepers we would be fine.

But we don’t…and we know it.

Social Security is worse than a Ponzi Scheme.

Without the criminality of the Federal Government to borrow unlimited amounts of money, SS would have defaulted years ago.

Please liberals don’t quote me CBO projections or send me government links.

Figures don’t lie but liars can figure.

America is $19 Trillion in the hole and that doesn’t even take into account SS promises that are owed.
Some have said SS, Medicare, etc. has us $100 Trillion in the rears of deserved entitlements.

Notice I didn’t say earned…because it’s not in our possession.

Veterans Benefits or lack there of enrage me.

Especially our Combat Vets.

They didn’t just trade time for a future retirement or promise of care.

They gave of their bodies, organs, and blood.

They all carry scars…some we can see and some we cannot.

Some gave the ultimate sacrifice.

A debt we can never repay.

Yet the Federal Government continues to provide services for illegals and pay the immoral who ignore our Vets while giving themselves bonuses and promotions.

We have money for Guatemalans, Hondurans, Mexicans, Russians, Chinese, and Islam…but not the American Veteran.

There must not be anymore questions.

The systems in place only work when run by moral people.

The only way these systems will survive is to remove those at the top.

A fish rots from the head down.

We must replace the sharks and piranha in D.C. with American Lions who will enter the jungle without fear and do what must be done.

Many believe we are too far gone to fix our problems.

They are wrong.

I would not be here spending my time and money if the outcome were already decided.

We have to address two issues and everything else will be fine.

We must reclaim our earning potential by removing all forms of income tax.

Free the American Worker.

We must secure the border.

Protect the American Citizen.

With the return of economic prosperity and the rule of law America will heal thyself the same way we always have.

By the sweat on our brows and the incredible ingenuity that comes from a FREE society that roars forward in the PURSUIT of happiness!!!

All is not lost.

Stop complaining.

Americans don’t whine!

It only wastes time and energy.

I am not here to waste my time or energy…nor will I.

Focus on the goal.

I am here to make a difference and serve these United States.

Stand and make a difference with me.

We will serve her together.

Jason Kraus
United States Senate 2017

No campaign contributions
No salary
One term

Leadership by example.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Central Banks are not our friends.

Headline:  The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has just stunned financial markets, taking official interest rates into negative territory.

To many this headline will mean nothing but to those who understand economics Japan is in trouble…and so are we.

Some countries in Europe have already gone to negative interest rates and America will be there eventually.

Central Banks around the world are extracting the wealth of individual depositors one day, one Euro, one Dollar, one Yen at a time.

This is not an opinion.

This is a fact.

Yesterday the markets exploded higher as investors decided to gamble on the whims of a few and reach for yield, getting harder and harder to find.

While this was happening Barack Obama offered a new “retirement” program called a myRA.

The website actually states “no risk of losing money”.

Yes you read that correctly.

Give your money to the government and not only will you receive interest but there is no threat of “losing money”.

Don’t take my word for it. Go to their website www.myra.gov.

Third bullet point down.

Just in case there are any Obama, Clinton, Sanders, Bush, or Rubio supporters reading right now let me frame this nicely for the financially impaired.

Currently anyone with money in the bank is receiving almost nothing in interest while inflation, yes it does exist regardless of what we are being told, steals cents from every dollar of the United States consumer.

Housing, the markets, education, medical insurance, food, water, and energy are all dramatically inflated.

Only oil is at a reasonable price and it will probably go lower due to more supply than demand.

The Federal Government could fix this easily by stopping the suppression of interest rates, allowing responsible savers to earn interest AND have access to their money.

Instead they continue the manipulation attempting to force people to spend their money and create new programs where one can deposit your cash into the Fed’s coffers (losing access regardless of their promises) and are “promised interest without any possibility of losing your investment.”

This is fraud.

No private company would ever be allowed to make such a statement.

Then again no private company would still be in business while racking up $19,000,000,000,000 in debt.

For the Sander’s supporters, whom cannot calculate, the above number is $19 trillion.

Yes that is trillion with a T.

A day of reckoning is already unfortunately in the cards.  $19 trillion is never going to be paid.  Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, State pensions, Federal guarantees of pensions, Obamacare, etc. are all massively underfunded.  Without the removal of the Federal debt ceiling brought to us by the “fiscally conservative” Paul Ryan who joined the “progressive” Obama we would be reaping much pain right now.

But that pain must occur.  A leg infection can be treated with antibiotics but ignoring the infection can cost one their leg…or worse.

Each day this ignorance of reality is perpetuated by Americans, and the media, the infection grows.

Debt is like cancer.  It doesn’t discriminate, has no emotion, and takes no prisoners.

It crushes everything in its sight.

This is OUR time!

Do not wallow or submit to the behavior of others.

All of these things can and must be fixed to ensure American Freedom continues.

America’s greatest strength is our people!

Find your closest mirror.

That is our salvation!

Americans unwilling to bow, unwilling to break and refusing to accept anything less than complete liberty!

There will never be a more important time than right now.

It is what we do with our time that dictates our future.

Freedom or oppression.

The choice is yours.

Jason Kraus

United States Senate 2017

No campaign contributions

No salary

One term

Leadership by example

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Without the 2nd Amendment there is no 1st.

It is those in any society who wish to oppress that scream the loudest about the tools that keep them from harming others.

California alone has had elected officials rant about individual gun ownership only to discover later these same officials were trafficking in automatic weapons.

The 2nd Amendment isn’t about a gun.

The evil try to portray this and only the foolish or naive are willing to believe.

The 2nd Amendment is about freedom, more importantly maintaining freedom, and is the greatest insurance policy ever created.

If you don’t want to own a weapon, as a free person, that is up to you.

But, as God is my witness, your choice to not will never trump the choice of any other free person to do so.

NEVER.

Your rights stop at my nose and in some cases well before that.

It must be clear to any rational American that most levels of the Federal Government are corrupt and oppressive.

The overwhelming debt is a form of oppression.

The ignorance of the rule of law is a form of oppression.

The lies from the Bully Pulpit over the last 24 years are a form of oppression.

The complete takeover of housing, banking, medical insurance, education, etc., are all forms of oppression.

The reason the 2nd Amendment is receiving attention is because so much pressure is being applied to the freedom of Americans…and we’ve had enough.

The best outcome for any insurance policy is to never be used.

This is my desire and the reason I am here now.

We must push forward in defense of America roaring at whatever volume is required to ensure our swords do not escape their scabbards.

But make no mistake those swords must stay sharpened and at the ready.

American Freedom has requirements.

Resistance to tyranny.

Removal of tyranny.

The Pursuit of Happiness.

The 2nd Amendment protects the 1st.

Enough said.

Jason Kraus
United States Senate 2017

No campaign contributions
No salary
One term

Leadership by example.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Make your choice count

“You are free to choose but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.”

Many in these United States do not understand or appreciate how many humans around the world are not free to choose for fear of imprisonment or death.

The greatness of America has allowed each new generation to inherit freedom while teaching individual responsibility…until the late sixties.

After 40 plus years of the incremental breakdown of the family unit, rampant sexual irresponsibility, and the allowance of credit to anyone with a pulse, every American child born in the last decade will have less freedom and choices than their parents.

Today’s choices will guarantee our future. Your individual decisions will shape a greater or lesser opportunity for our children.

That is sowed shall be reaped.

The level of success or pain in this reaping depends on our decisions today.

The choice to do the right thing is always correct.

Let us not allow those that do, to be punished by those who do not.

Jason Kraus
United States Senate 2017

No campaign contributions
No salary
One term

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

You are the Voice

Let us forge ahead in this new year, leaders by example with the truth as our shining light, our beacon in the night, and our strongest weapon.

It is the strength of one voice, the American individual, that propels freedom forward.

You are this voice that resonates and permeates the land of the free and the home of the brave. Roar with it into each sunrise, each sunset, and all in betwixt and between using the gift of free will and embracing the responsibility of ensuring freedom lasts through the coming generations upon the soil of these United States.

The greatness of America is found in the extraordinary example of you, the ethical American, born and bred in the cradle of fierce competition protected by a loving God that allows growth through persistence, the pursuit of happiness, and the one true paradigm of the human experience:

To love one another.

Your example is the catalyst to a better day, a brighter path, a freer nation.

America is the canvas for our pens and swords. We must use both wisely with the comprehension that the sword is used in protection of freedom, the pen in its creation.

While the sword is kept sharp the pen must always be flowing. Yes we are the sword but more importantly you are the pen.

Stand with me now shoulder to shoulder and let loose the roar of the American Lion that provides shelter to our allies and such a fear in our enemies that they simply lay down and pray for the ever famous mercy of the American as their reckoning arrives.

Enemies both foreign and domestic.

The world is changed by your example.

Require it be for the better.

Jason Kraus United States Senate 2017

The Eyes of the Vietnam Veteran

Born in 1970 I was almost five years old when the Vietnam War ended.  I cannot point to one particular event or occasion per se, but as those of you who’ve read Late Bird know, even as a young child I felt a fierce loyalty to Vietnam Veterans.  Maybe it was my desire to protect others that formed my allegiance to these brave men…these brave Americans.

Even in my youth, the things that were said or done to them upon their return home, angered me greatly.  As I grew older and learned more about their experiences in “Nam” and the absurdity piled on them at home by cowards, my admiration for them increased even further.

As a twenty year old I took a job working on a self-described “ranch” that housed and counseled S.E.D. (Severely Emotionally Disturbed) teenage males.

My first supervisor on the ranch was a Vietnam Vet.

His name was Robert (everyone called him Bob) and aside from my father, a better man I have not known.

Bob was a gregarious, mustachioed, brawny, chain smoking human being that every adult respected (which was saying something because some of my co-workers…well let’s just say it was an eclectic gathering of behavior) and every child trusted (which was an even greater feat as most of these kids had been through their own personal hell).

Aside from the smoke “breaks” (that happened routinely) his entire time on the ranch was spent leading, teaching, and counseling both the adults and the kids.  To know Bob was to love him although that word was never used.

At least not among the “men” and there were plenty of us on the ranch acting like “men”.

Although I’ve always been a defender of others I could still be a handful as a six foot 190 lb 20 year old male who challenged authority at every instance if I thought they were wrong.  As I write this now I have no doubt Bob could have taken me out back and left me there, but the great thing about this wonderful person was his ability to see the potential in everyone.

He genuinely moved people in the right direction by leading by example…with respect.

It didn’t take long working for Bob before I stopped questioning his leadership.

It wasn’t out of loyalty although he had mine.

It wasn’t out of respect although he had that too.

It was because he was right.

As I worked under his tutelage with the kids my skills and understanding of human behavior grew stronger.  Even though I wouldn’t pick up verbiage like intrinsic and extrinsic motivation until later in life he was providing me a lesson in both and how to use them as tools…ethically.

Although Bob was an easy person to talk with he rarely ever spoke about Vietnam…but he did cough a lot.  My occasional question was always met with a self deprecating small shrug of a shoulder followed by silence.  One time early on he’d assigned me to a group with another counselor.  His name was Alan.  Bob told me to hang out with Alan’s group and mentioned offhand that Alan was a para-jumper in Vietnam.

“Alan saved people” was what Bob said.

Alan was a short, bespectacled man with a policeman type mustache who always seemed to be wearing sunglasses.  I probably had a couple of inches and thirty pounds on Alan although its been twenty five years so it could have been more…or less.

The kids didn’t love Alan the way they loved Bob (that was a bit much to ask) but they definitely respected him.  He was an introspective soul that I grew to enjoy being around very much.  When I mentioned that day what Bob said to me, he cocked his head and gave me a look (through his sunglasses) while baiting a hook for one the kids, who was fishing in the man made pond on the ranch.

“Bob told you that huh?”

“Yep”

Alan just stared out over the pond and didn’t say another word for what seemed like an hour but was probably only a minute.  We never talked about Vietnam.  Our conversation turned to God.  Maybe I’ll cover that another time.

In retrospect I wish I’d had more time to sit with these two American heroes…whether we spoke or not.

They were both different yet had very American characteristics: Honor, loyalty, humility, and empathy.

They could also handle their business as I saw Bob break up a fight between two large teenagers by snatching them both by the back of their necks and hauling them off, one in each hand, to a three sided outdoor room known as “time out”…coughing the entire way.

I was front and center when a teenager lost all control and started beating another kid with a baseball bat.  Alan got there first, stepped in front of the fallen kid and took a shot from the bat right in the arm that was raised to block his face.  His disarmed the kid (who was just as big as he was) and took him to the ground where the kid lunged and clamped into Alan’s triceps with his teeth.  Blood spurted as I jumped in and helped Alan dislodge the kid’s incisors and we were able to restrain him without any damage to the teenager.  Alan cleaned himself up and went on with the day as though nothing had happened.

The kid was arrested later that evening.

I have lots of stories about Bob that would make you smile but my favorite was the time he called me into his office.  I was having a problem with a supervisor who was older than I and liked to walk around strutting with fatigues and a crew cut giving orders like he was a drill sergeant.  I doubt this guy spent a day in the military.

Let’s just say we had words a few times and back then…well…when angered my words rarely came out as profane…they came out as…statements…yes let’s call them statements and in my “statements” I am very clear what I am willing to do if not left alone.

As you can imagine that didn’t go over too well with “Crew cut” and although nothing ever happened “Crew cut” started making my job a lot harder during the one day a week I was under his supervision.  I cannot prove it but I know in my heart what happened next to be true.

“Crew cut” wanted to show his “leadership skills” and write me up for something.  Again I cannot prove it but I have no doubt when he started to do this Bob stepped in and told him he would take care of it.  “Crew cut” didn’t like it but he wasn’t going to challenge Bob.  Everyone loved Bob.  Especially “Crew cut’s” boss.  He backed off and Bob wrote me up for something I cannot remember.  At first I was stunned and hurt that Bob was doing this to me.  It seems like such a small thing but loyalty was important to both of us and I was extremely loyal to him.  He’d earned it.  I left that night upset and I know Bob was too.  About a month went by when he called me into his office and closed the door.  He opened my personnel file, took out the written admonishment, smiled and tore it in half.

Bob was playing Chess while “Crew cut” was playing…you can fill in the blanks.

Last year while in Miami spreading the message of freedom I had the honor of meeting another Vietnam Veteran.

Kenneth Manny.

Kenneth had read a few of my columns on Facebook, knew I would be in Miami and drove down from his home in Florida.  When we shook hands I instantly flashed back to Bob.  It wasn’t the firm handshake, the straight back, or even the eyes.  Every Vietnam Veteran I have ever met has the same intense look.  That they’ve experienced hell…and came out on top.

The best way for me to explain this is to use myself as a reference.  As an adult young children and dogs have always loved me.  People will always comment how kids and dogs will follow me from room to room or climb on me.  I tell them its because children and dogs are very in tune to what is around them and they know they are safe.

They are at peace.

That is how I feel around Vietnam Veterans.  At peace.  There is no ego, no preening, no arrogance.  Just hard core peace from hard core heroes.  God bless you one and all.

The reason for this particular column was an experience I had last week.  My wife and I were shopping and standing in line to check out.  I turned slightly to my left and saw a man wearing a hat that said Vietnam Veteran with the same  straight back, same intense stare.  I thought of Bob and Alan and Kenneth and many other Veterans from Vietnam and smiled as I walked toward the American Hero.  He slightly cocked his head as I nodded and referenced his hat,”Vietnam Vet?” I asked.

“Yes sir,” he answered.  His name was Terry.

I extended my hand, “Thank you brother.  It’s because of men like you I was born free.”

He looked a little shocked then gave an ever so small smile and said “thank you.”

“My pleasure sir.  Thank you,” I said as I shook the hand of American Greatness.

His grip said it all.

Jason Kraus

12-20-2015

United States Senate 2017

 

Time to remove the unholy alliance

Josh (it’s hilarious his last name is) Earnest stood up in front of the world and stated Donald Trump disqualified himself from being President of the United States with his statements about Islam.

Hmmm…did the Freedom of Speech disappear along with Obama’s red line?

Paul (I wish I was in Janesville) Ryan stood up in front of the world and declared Donald Trump’s statements about Islam to not be representative of the Republican Party.

Maybe that new beard is putting too much stress on his ability to read and understand things like polling.  Trump’s numbers went UP with Republican voters.  Then again what else can we expect from a person who learned about Washington D.C. from none other than Barney Frank.

Do your research Paul Ryan supporters. If you are honest with yourselves you will not like what you find unless you are a believer in the government borrowing trillions of dollars.  Who do you think just approved the debt ceiling be removed?  Kind of a bizarre concept…borrow and spend as much as you want until 2017.

Nothing quite like “compassionate conservatism” or “progressivism” to ruin a country.

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs…if you think the Republican and Democratic Parties aren’t both responsible for driving us into an economic catastrophe…well…here’s your sign.

Let us return to our original topic.

Months ago Trump spoke about our need to close our porous border or in other words…enforce the law.

I’ve been talking about this for years but better late than never.

He spoke about rapists and killers coming through the border from among other places, Mexico.  He stated facts (human trafficking happens every day through the border or in another word…slavery…and if you think these traffickers aren’t raping and killing children and women I suggest you trade places with one of the victims) and was called a racist by truly ignorant minds.

Mexico is a nation…albeit a corrupt one.  (Then again who are we to talk after almost 24 years of Clinton, Bush, and Obama.)

Being from Mexico makes one…a Mexican.

Mexican is not a color.  It is a nationality.  It is impossible to use the term Mexican and be a racist for one simple reason.

Mexican is not a race.

In fact I will offer a factual angle.  Those who called him a racist were in fact the racists themselves.  They heard “Mexican” and with their inference showed exactly their cards.

To a racist “Mexican” means brown skin.

For those of you racists who haven’t traveled, Mexico has plenty of humans living within its borders that do not have a brown dermis.

Sorry La Raza.

Your dream of a nation filled with the brown “race” just shows how pathetic and racist you really are…and for goodness sake let us please stop calling humans with brown skin (who may or may not speak Spanish) Latino or Hispanic.

Talk about overt, mainstream racism.

I digress.

As most are now aware Donald Trump stated bringing in Syrian Muslims, when we’ve already proven we cannot vet them properly, (also cited by the FBI Director BEFORE San Bernardino) is a mistake.

He was again called a racist.

Maybe if he was in the FBI this would be okay.

Sigh…let us try again.  Syria is a country and Islam is systemic oppression.  Neither are races although Arab Sunnis and Shiites will tell you they are a “superior” race.

What’s that?  That kind of language sounds familiar?

Well now…that type of language titled “Eugenics” was found in America and used by a women named Margaret Sanger.

Yes that is the same Margaret Sanger, Hillary Clinton has said, she admires.

What’s that?  You think you’ve heard it somewhere else?

My apologies.  You have.

It was labeled “Nazism” and its leader was known as a guy named Adolph Hitler.

So lets clear this up.

Trump is talking about nationalities and systemic oppression (Islam) and is smeared as a racist by what Lou Dobbs calls the Unholy Alliance:

Republican National Committee, Democratic National Committee, and the Mainstream Media.

Finally we have arrived at our dilemma.

Two corrupt political parties, and a lack of ethics and courage in today’s coverage, by those who are uniquely protected by the 1st Amendment, in order to protect the freedom of the American Individual.

Problem found.

Now how do we solve our problem?

First we lead by example and speak from a position of truth and only engage in factual discussion.  The need to belong is so powerful the human animal will spew horrendous things looking for the attention of anyone or anything at anytime.

Don’t engage with this absurdity.  When lies float from their lips, cut them off.  This is a free country. You are free at anytime to provide the truth…or just walk away.

When someone is given a book and they eat the pages it is time to stop giving them books…and your attention.

Trust me they will return eventually.

Someone will have to bail them out of jail.

Joking aside (or was I?) we must change the dynamic, create new models, find new algorithms and these new ideas must be wrapped around one thing:  The Ethical Individual.

We must understand the difference between the human animal and the human being.  Animals cannot control themselves.  Human Beings are in control of their bodies and minds and use their actions to benefit themselves, others, and society in general in a positive self-sustaining fashion.

The fancy terminology for this is personal responsibility.

Personal responsibility is the reason America is strong and leads the way in life, liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness!

Happiness is a fluid creation.  You gotta go get it!

You gotta want to feel joy, spread love, and be FREE!

Okay Jason, I am with you!  I want joy!  I am spreading love!  I am FREE but there is a storm brewing and we are in the eye in the hurricane.  What do we do?

First we show our appreciation to the Big Fella Upstairs for the gift of Free Will.

Second we say thank you to America, and the greatest species of the human race known as the American, that allowed most of us to be born free and receive the greatest home field advantage in the history of man.

Finally we join to together in protection of Freedom and our way of life, to ensure that the choice “to be” or “not to be” is always in the positive.

To be…is the answer.

“Be” well and “Be” free to the best of your abilities.

America is counting on you…and so am I.

I only ask that you share the message.

I will take care of the rest.

One last thing.

We aren’t in the eye of the hurricane.

We are the hurricane…with both eyes wide open.

Jason Kraus

12-13-2015

United States Senate 2017