Trust and Loyalty never have to be verified

There’s seems to be an expiration date on everything…except maybe Twinkies.

Thankfully, Presidential cycles have expiration dates lest we be stuck in perpetuity with the “Chosen One”.

The Obama cycle already feels like an eternity.

But through all this it is our personal relationships that dictate whether a society remains strong.  In America our personal relationships are centered on the family unit.  A husband and wife, mother and father, children and pets, grandparents, brothers and sisters.  All relationships count on clear communication but the family unit, children or no, truly benefits through time together as compassion, empathy, and nurturing grows in an intimate and powerful way.  When emotional barriers and walls are removed, trust and loyalty are both rewarded, setting the tone for a society to grow in a positive manner.

Trust and loyalty are required for Freedom to prevail.

Trust and loyalty allow for love to thrive.  Love by definition is the giving to someone else with no expectations of anything in return.

Along with an incredible work ethic, the traits of trust, loyalty, and love are the pillars of our society.

It’s why we are struggling so much as a country, a nation, a people.

We don’t trust anything happening in Government these days.  Because we have no trust we cannot establish loyalty.  In the past most Americans would readily wear the label of Democrat or Republican.  Now, more than ever Americans are registering with no affiliate or declining to state a party.

We don’t trust so we don’t extend our loyalty.

No trust, no loyalty, no belongingness, no love.

As the American family goes, so goes America…and the American family is struggling.

Under or unemployed, living paycheck to paycheck, or on some type of government assistance is a brutal way to live for any person.  But when at least a third of the country is going through this, systemic changes HAVE to be made.

We cannot allow another American generation to live in systemic poverty dictated by immoral politicians who create more division and distrust while never solving a single problem.

The reason we are being successful in the growth of our mission to reclaim and restore America is because in here trust has been established.

Through the book, columns, videos, and your comments, we have established a family.  Thousands of American Brothers and Sisters coming together from all over the greatest nation in the history of man!

In here, right here, we have trust!

Because trust has been established loyalty has been built.  We have bonded through communication.  I know this because of your willingness to like, comment, and most importantly share our message.  I also know this because as we grow I receive more and more wonderful messages from all over America.

Although I cannot answer every single comment I do see many of you commenting positively on each others thoughts.  I smile when I see this.  I also notice many of you are quick to defend me when the occasional “stage five clinger” decides to say something unpleasant.

What I am really impressed with is rather than provide negative feedback to the “lost soul” many of you will immediately put in comments of how much you love the current column.  This is true communication and it is much appreciated as we never “feed the animals.”  Besides I BBD (block, ban, delete) them anyway.  We want like minds.  We aren’t here to convince.  We are here to inspire!

For the record…you inspire me.

The trust and loyalty we have for, and with each other, fuels me to find better ways to show you how much each and every one of you mean, to not just me…but to America.

It is because of this trust and loyalty found amongst all of us that our message will grow and grow until we have reclaimed our rightful place in America.

At the top with love for all…all things American.

God bless these United States.

We are on our way.

Jason Kraus

03-28-2015

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Social Security, Obamacare, and 18 trillion in debt…something’s gotta give.

Recently on a television “news” show a proclamation from a self-described “Boomer” gave me a chuckle.

“Kids these days don’t have any drive or desire.  They just sit around waiting for things to happen.”

This was a reference to the Millennials.

I am constantly moving around in today’s society.  I see the Millennials working all the time.  Most of them aren’t making too much money but they seem to be plugging away never mind the student loan debt bestowed upon them by an irresponsible government to allow overpriced universities and professors to pontificate about meaningless subjects that teach nothing about the reality of today’s world.

This has been going on for decades.

I remember my last day of college.  I walked off the campus, smiled, paused on some steps and looked out over the landscape.  I thought to myself. I am an educated man…and trained to do nothing.

Even in my youth I knew “college” wasn’t preparing me for anything.

It’s why the theory “college graduates have lower rates of unemployment” is ridiculous.

It is based on a false premise.

The premise leads us to believe a person must go to “college”, and fork over tens of thousands of dollars, to become more employable.

Nothing like crushing debt in your teenage years to pave the way to financial freedom and the pursuit of happiness.

This is patently false and being used against American parents and students.

To be clear I am specifically talking about the “Universities”.

Not community colleges or trade schools, although they have been hit by the artificial inflation of the government’s heavy hand as well.

The reason people with college degrees are more employable has everything to do with their written, verbal, and spatial skills being superior to their competition.  This is the reason they are able to ATTEND college in the first place.  All schools have minimum requirements that must be achieved prior to enrollment.

Combine these skills with an eagerness to persevere (wanting to go to college) and the willingness to achieve stated goals (being accepted), garners these types of humans as very employable and well above their peers BEFORE they attend any university.

My point is the kids going to college are going to be more successful than their peers (they already are), and easier to employ, whether they go or not.

An English Lit class, a few dorm parties, and a senior project on the reason people who receive their Ph.D’s suddenly are all named “Doctor” isn’t going to catapult the college student into a six figure job.

Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed my time in college and I graduated from a fine institution.  I actually had a great English Lit class and a wonderful professor for my senior project which had nothing to do with the aforementioned “Doctor” label.  I also learned “hair of the dog” isn’t true.  At least not in my case.

Although college was fun (most of it) it didn’t change my options.

It was the skills I gathered before college that lead me to success in life.

In fact it was the jobs I had in my youth and during college that real knowledge was gathered.  Did I learn things in my pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

Of course I did.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a beautiful thing. But I, as do we all, inherently know about water, food, and shelter and even though I couldn’t explain belongingness before a particular class, I still understood the search to fulfill my self.

In any right, explaining belongingness never got me hired or promoted.  In one case I was told my explanation of motivating people was “too California”.  I was still promoted in spite of my “education”.

Still, some of the Millennials can be a bit aloof or even cold, and the face piercings and neck tattoos are a bit much for me…but what do you expect?

For the last twenty five years they’ve been watching the world’s worst generation of politicians screw everything up.  They don’t know whether they are coming or going.

They are constantly bombarded with the issues of the 60’s that only exist in the minds of their grandparents.

They keep hearing about racism but they don’t really buy it.  Their generation dates amongst itself regardless of skin color and moves freely throughout their environment.

It isn’t the color of their skin that binds or separates them.

It’s their individual desires and the pursuit of their own happiness that causes their success or failure.

Frankly, most of them just roll their eyes at the noise coming from their “elders” or the media, keep their heads down, work hard, save a little, and “wait for the world to change”.

I don’t blame them one bit.  They didn’t create this mess…but they are being forced to clean it up.

Social Security, Medicare, and Obamacare are just three things this generation is going to suffer through because of the choices made by grand mammy and grand pappy.

If that wasn’t enough those same grandparents have created very real issues like obesity, crushing debt, sexual dysfunction, and rampant “recreational” drug usage.

You cannot feed a generation Cheerios and chocolate milk for breakfast, trade mommy’s and daddy’s every other minute through screaming, debt ridden divorces and then call marijuana “medicinal” without serious repercussions to a society.

Welcome to the serious repercussions.

Now I want to be clear.  There are millions in the Boomer Generation who are wonderful hard working, responsible citizens.  Thank you!  If you didn’t exist every city in America would mirror Detroit, Stockton, or Sodom and Gomorrah.

But the youngest members of the Boomer Generation have been here at least 50 years. Why are some of you requiring young people in their 20’s to fund your healthcare (Obamacare)?

As a voting block, Americans over 50 that don’t have any savings or a house paid off…better pay attention.

The debt is too large (18 trillion), to pay back the interest, let alone the principle, continue to fund underfunded Social Security, Medicare, AND Obamacare.

Irresponsible Boomers will have a very real choice made for them when the United States Federal Government cannot raise the debt ceiling anymore and interest rates finally escape the oppressive tactics of Janet Yellin.

If you think the Federal Government is going to fund any of the above before they pay the debt you are sadly mistaken.

What is happening right now is the forcing of future economic growth into current times.  This has been happening for years.

The only option other than drastic cuts, bankruptcies, and foreclosures is to grow the economy.

But it is now increasingly clear the Boomer politicians are not only not going to fix anything but are continuing to dig our hole even deeper.  You will soon be hearing about a debt ceiling increase taking us to 20 trillion or more in the next few months.  Obama will threaten to not pay the military or send out Social Security checks, as he has threatened in the past.  The Republicans will howl as though they actually have a backbone while they pack more pork into their own bellies.  What’s really absurd is, more than likely, a backroom deal has already been cut.

It’s like listening to Janet Yellin.

There is no way she will ever substantially raise interest rates.  Even a small rate hike is unlikely.  If a miracle were to occur and she did, it would only be for a short period of time before she would remove it and probably return to QE forever.  The Boomer politicians know…they are too far in.  There is no return from this amount of debt regardless of what their meaningless CBO projections say.  Garbage stats in garbage stats out.

But I digress.

We do have a way to fix this but our light is dimming every second these liars stay in power.

The way to fix this is to free the Millennials to work, earn, and save in a safe and free nation.

The only way this happens is the removal of all taxes related to income and the closure of our borders.

The choice is yours 50 and over who still support Bush or re-elected Obama. As you are pondering this though, let me provide some clarity and information.  In bankruptcy Stockton has already cut promised medical benefits to some retirees.  Detroit went even further.  They turned off the water to citizens houses who wouldn’t or couldn’t pay.

You see, it won’t be the Millennials who suffer in the next decade.  They’re already broke, besides they’re young.  They still have their health.  They will find new ways to survive and thrive.

Either free them to clean up the mess…or continue on your current path of voting for debt, war, and lawlessness that’s happening in both parties.

We have serious problems.  We need serious leaders.  Not Republican or Democratic lies and abuse.

We need Americans to stand up.

Now.

Right now

 

Jason Kraus

03-24-2015

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

 

 

Our ABC Absolutes

Regularly across America “columnists” will opine about the danger of guns.  Many anti-gun activists actively salivate awaiting the next time a small town has a shooting.  Not sure why they “wait”.  Opportunities for their shtick happen almost every weekend in Chicago or Los Angeles yet we rarely hear about this.  I guess it doesn’t fit their “agenda”.

Some of these “journalists” blame the gun for the ills of man.  As though the gun is self-loading, clicks off its own safety, points itself at someone, and pulls the trigger…over and over again.

But for the purpose of providing a lesson in logic let us accept the premise that an inanimate object can do all of these things. (I know.  Humor me:)

If the “gun” is responsible for shootings then applying “logic” automobiles are to blame for accidents.  Ice cream for type two diabetes, Coca Cola for cavities, and any woman in the vicinity of Bill Clinton.

It’s Hillary’s server, Lois Lerner’s emails, and the underwear, not the idiot, that is to blame for “pants on the ground”.

This type of logic writes itself.  Hillary blames the server for not being able to locate Lois’s emails because Bill’s underwear will not allow themselves to be pulled up.

Then again “what difference does it make?”

In this instance the important difference is our being dictated to by people who genuinely believe, and have proven, they can blame anyone or anything at anytime…and get away with it.

We have to create new absolutes in our way of thinking.  In absolutes I mean no matter what…these rules never change. It is the only way to remove the parasites eating away at America.  We will call these our ABC absolutes.

Absolute A.  Anyone running for any office who accepts campaign contributions is called a politician.

Absolute B. All politicians lie.

Absolute C.  Never vote for a liar.

If A….then B….then C.

It’s really quite easy to understand, simple to follow, and I guarantee will work 100 percent of the time.  Logic.

Unlike the blaming of a gun or a server or all that underwear nonsense.

As Spock would say…illogical.

Jason Kraus

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation a voice at a time

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

California Dreaming about Agua

For decades the “environmentalists” (see Democratic Party) in California have shut down any new construction for dams, reservoirs, dredging, etc.  denying incredibly important infrastructure needed to supply the most important need to the survival of the human animal.

Water.

“It’s bad for the environment.”

For decades illegals from many countries have flocked to California.  Although this is a crime the “Amnesty” groups (see Democratic Party) have not only looked the other way but have created “sanctuary cities” and welcomed criminal behavior into their cities for the California and American taxpayer to pay for.

“They are fleeing bad environments”.

For anyone who doesn’t know after Ronald Reagan’s “Amnesty” the great State of California went from Republican to Democrat.  The Democrats continued to allow and encouraged the flooding of illegals predominately coming from Mexico and other countries south of our border.

Now for those of us who are responsible humans you know you cannot overload one side of the apple cart.  If you do it will turn over.

An Op Ed in a major newspaper recently stated, according to NASA, California has about one year of water left.

Say that again?

According to NASA, California has about one year of water left.

You mean the California that grows food for America?  The California that has the largest economy of all the United States?  The California that has elected a Democrat to every top position in the State and a Democratic Super-Majority in both the Senate and House?

Yep…that’s the one.

Crazy, huh?

Oh it gets a little bit more special than just crazy.

See this collection of Democratic thinkers continue to force more and more cities to build more and more “affordable housing”.  The entire State was ordered to ration water last year but apparently we still have enough water to build tens of thousands of apartments, duplexes, and single family homes all over the Golden State.

Don’t have enough water for the current citizens?  What to do?  Let’s build more housing and offer driver’s licenses to illegals so they will come from all over the world!

Yea! Good thinking!

What is truly bizarre is I haven’t even mentioned the most asinine thing.  Although much of California could be labeled a desert (historically little or no water) the Democrats have decided that this isn’t a man made problem created by poor planning and over-population.

Nope…this is a really long drought!

Should we tell them?

Deserts don’t have droughts!  They are called deserts for a reason!

Besides Democrats and environmentalists what happened to your planning for Global Warming…err…Climate Change?

According to you the climate is changing (I agree.  It changes every day and will as long as the Earth is in place). Why haven’t you been preparing for this?  Don’t you people talk to each other?  Do you know what will happen if 40 million people run out of water legal or otherwise?  What that will do to our State, our Country, our civilization?

A human’s primary needs to survive are listed below in order of importance:

Water

Food

Shelter

Do you see where water is located on the list?  Yes Democratic leaders of California you are seeing that right.

It is number one.

What’s that?  It’s the Republicans fault?  The Republican politicians are guilty of many things but none of these things can be laid at their feet in California.

A Republican elected official in California can be spotted a little more frequently than the Auburn Dam.  For those of you across America reading this the Auburn Dam was never finished.

It begs the rhetorical question…how much water does an unfinished dam hold?

But finally we get to the end of the insanity…or do we?

Come on, this is California after all.  This isn’t going to happen.  This must be a scare tactic.  Just another panic piece.  Another racist, bigoted, women hating, propaganda piece put out by the homophobic Tea Party Christians hugging their Bibles and guns too tightly and waving their pesky American Flags on University Campuses!

I’ll bet this was probably a Faux News story!

What’s that?

The LA Times?

Huh?

Nevertheless there has to be a plan.  There is no way Democratic policies could ruin an entire State.  I mean we know about Detroit but that’s in Michigan.

Oh yeah…I do remember hearing about Stockton and San Bernardino having major financial problems, and of course the Federal Government is 18 trillion in debt but still there is no the way the powers that be will let this happen.

This is California!  We live here!  Let’s finish the article.  What is the California contingency plan according to the author from U.C. Irvine?

“Staying in emergency mode and praying for rain.”

Yep…sounds about right.  Hypocrites, criminals, and liars all in desperate prayer.

Don’t you just love democracy?

 

Jason Kraus

03-17-2015

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democracy versus a Constitutional Republic

It is becoming increasing difficult to refer to America as a Constitutional Republic.  Although it’s found directly in our pledge, “and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands”, we are in practice a democracy.

It’s why we are suffering as a people.

Rather than protecting the rights of the individual we now allow the majority “party” to dictate over the “minority”.

What this really means is a select few at the top set the rules for the rest of us to follow.  When these “rules” become troublesome for the select few they are changed.

This isn’t a new phenomenon.

Human behavior has followed this type of authoritarian pressure since the beginning of man.  We see it currently in full bloom in places like Communist China and Russia and every country where Sunni or Shiite Muslims are the majority.

Although these places could be referred to as misogynistic (and this reference would be correct) the few at the top of these societies also murder men as well.  There are thousands of examples of this throughout history not to mention daily occurrences as I am writing this now.

Democracies are basically mobs and mob mentality.

We’ve always had a certain amount of pressure from the top.  When any human is given such power for an extended period of time they will succumb to their own hubris.

It is absurd to hear anyone proclaim to be a Democrat or support Democratic politicians then scream about their Constitutional Republic Rights.

Sorry to inform you but it doesn’t work that way.

This is why we are having so many problems right now.

It’s why Democracy has taken over.  Groups over the individual.  The current Democratic party actively and overtly target groups of humans, rather than the individual, based on certain things.

Color of skin.

Sexual orientation.

Humans here illegally verses American citizens.

Again remember how democracy is defined.  The majority ruling over the minority.  Right now Democrats have cobbled a voting block together that allowed them to dictate from the top through the aforementioned groups.  They’ve not only opened the door to “democracy” but have endorsed it through hatred and lawlessness.

I have a question for the “Democrats.”

What happens when the “majority” of Americans decide differently.

What happens if the majority of America decide they will not tolerate being called racists anymore?

What happens if the majority of America (heterosexual) decide they don’t agree with homosexuality?

What happens if the majority of America decide they’ve had enough of illegal immigration?

Under Democracy anyone falling into these groups will become the “Minority” and will be dictated to by the “Majority”.

Do you recognize the problem Democratic voters?  The formation of mobs is a two way street and that street is a dead end…for everyone.

Pendulums swing both ways and the more it swings wildly one way the greater the correction will be to the other side.  Energy, momentum, interest rates, etc. These things don’t have feelings.  In trying to suppress them the avalanche coming only gets worse.

The Boomer Generation of Politicians is the worst collection of people we ever could have elected.  From Clinton’s racist housing programs, to Bush’s corrupt economics, to anything Obama has touched we should by now understand exactly how Democracy works.

It doesn’t.

18 trillion in debt and soon to be rising.

47 million on Welfare/Food Stamps.

Wars with no end.

America was founded on fierce individualism.

The primary belief that the citizen only answered to the one thing greater than him or herself.

God.

That the American Citizen was not only responsible for their own survival but required to ensure this outcome.  This belief in the individual in America was so strong it became a given.  A fact.  We know this because the writers of one of our most precious documents were positive thinkers. Hence some of the most beautiful words ever constructed:

The pursuit of happiness.

No one pursues happiness unless they are free and passed the water, food, shelter phase in life.  The writers, in all their wisdom, granted the fact that Americans would always require personal freedom, because it was set in stone, that Americans would take care of themselves.

There is nothing wrong with America!

But there is definitely something wrong with any human who will accept the good will of others and offer nothing in return.

There is definitely something wrong with humans who believe they are owed anything.

The greatest gift ever to be given, is given to every child, born to American parents.

It is the gift of freedom.

There is no greater home field advantage.

But that gift is being spit on by politicians on both sides who clamor to fill the emptiness in their souls on the backs of the American Citizen.  Splitting us into groups based on the color of our skin.  Calling us Uncle Tom’s, racists, homophobes, or bigots.

They are all guilty.

Both parties have been practicing Democracy and disrespecting the PLEDGE to our beautiful America for decades now.

They have dishonored and put in danger our military with never ending wars.

Democracy is a horrible system.

We are individuals.  We are Americans.  We were given the gift of Freedom by Americans before us.  Our individual rights are granted to us as Americans, within a Constitutional Republic.

Not African Americans, Mexican Americans, Russian Americans, Latino or Hispanic Americans, or Asian Americans.

AMERICANS!

Your Constitutional Rights are only found under one name.  The United States of America!

There is no such document or country called African America.  There is no such nation called the Latino United States.

These are racist, irresponsible, and dangerous creations created by humans to scare, anger, and divide.

I don’t care what you look like.  I don’t care what you do in your bedroom.

As long as you aren’t harming anyone or yourself and financially pulling your own weight and the weight of any children you created while they are young then I am on your side.

But if you are not, then I am not, and I still don’t care what you like or who you are sleeping with.

I don’t have time for your nonsense.  I am here to pursue happiness.

And so are at least 65 million voting Americans.

We’ve had enough of the “Equality Tour”.  We’ve had enough of the racist jargon.

“Black Rage”

“White Guilt”

“Brown Sugar”

“Yellow Man”

Pathetic.  What a putrid group of humans.

The color of our skin is something no one has, or will ever have, any control over.  Stop calling us White, Black or Brown.  We aren’t going to answer or tolerate this anymore.

We call each brother, sister, or friend because that is what we are.

We call ourselves Americans!

Listen up Politicians and anyone else out there who embraces hatred, racism, crushing debt, victimization, and “democracy”.

You disgust us.

We are shoulder to shoulder now.  The American people in all our glory are roaring!

It is time for you politicians to go quietly into the night and beg mercy from The Big Fella Upstairs.

But let’s be clear.  The second one is a suggestion.  That’s between you and God.

The first one isn’t.

That’s between you and US and although we are a merciful people you have harmed America at our core.  We will not tolerate the lies. We shall have no path for evil.

You better find a new horse Washington D.C.

The one you rode in on is tired of you too.

Don’t bother checking your hole card or your six.

We’ve got you surrounded and we know you are bluffing.

Besides, that loud noise in your head you keep ignoring shall be ignored no longer.

That noise is America…and she’s not coming to take part.

 

Jason Kraus

03-11-2015

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

 

 

 

Lies, Obama, and choices…our choices.

“There’s a reason we don’t lie to each other.”

“What’s that Mom?”

My mom smiled at me.  “Beside it being wrong nothing good ever comes from it.”

That made sense to me even as a five year old.

I’ve always listened to my body.  If I want to do something and nothing goes off in my brain I know I am good to go.

Working hard…great!

Hitting home runs…better!

Holding my wife’s hand…the best.

As a child I was playing with a neighborhood kid.  His name was Scott.  We called him Scotty Waddy Doodle.  I have no idea why.  We were kids.

At Scotty Waddy Doodle’s house one day his mother told him to come in.  It was time for dinner.  We’d been playing with Scotty’s toys and he had one toy I really liked.  When he cleaned up and went in the house he took all his toys with him except the one I really liked.

“See you tomorrow Jay,” Scotty said and went into the house.

“See you tomorrow Doodle,” I said as he closed the door. I stared at the door for a second and then at the toy on the ground.  I was only in 2nd grade but my mind started rationalizing my thoughts.  Maybe he left it there for me to take.  Obviously he doesn’t care about it.  He just left it outside.  My little mind kept working until it was satisfied.  I picked it up, put in my pocket, and walked home.

Now, I knew what I had just done was wrong.  Hence all the mental turmoil. Just like the rest of us (except for psychopaths) I knew I was doing something wrong.  But I did it anyway.

Later on that night I was playing with the toy at my house.  My mom looked at me.

“Where did you get that toy Jason?”

“From Scotty’s, mommy.”

“Did he give it to you?”

“No but he doesn’t care,” I started out.

“What do you mean?”

“He left it outside…besides he has lots of toys.”

“Did you ask him if you could borrow it?”

“No.”

“So you took it without permission?”

It was then that I knew I was caught.

Not wrong.

Caught.

I knew I was wrong when I took it.

I looked at my Mom as I started to cry.  I don’t know who was more upset.  I’d never done anything like this in my life and the look on my Mom’s face was one of shock.  I was a rule follower.  An easy child.  Where did she go wrong?  Did she raise a kleptomaniac?

“Stop crying and tell me the truth.  Lying only makes things worse.”

I admitted I took it.  She marched me down to Scotty Waddy Doodle’s house and watched as I proceeded to knock on the door and cry an apology to Doodle’s mother.

My mother apologized as well and I then cried all the way home.

“What were you thinking when you stole that toy Jason?” my mom asked me.

“I just wanted it.”

“That’s not how life works.  You don’t take from others.  We never lie, we never cheat, we never steal.”

Now I knew all of these things already and this was the one and only time I’d ever stolen anything.  I knew it was wrong.  I knew I shouldn’t do it.  I even felt bad doing it…but did it anyway.  Fortunately there were immediate consequences and I learned a valuable lesson.  Nothing positive can ever grow from lying, cheating, or stealing.

Nothing positive.

It’s why “The Affordable Health Care Act” or “Obama doesn’t Care” is causing great damage.

It’s thousands of pages of cheating and stealing from taxpayers based on lies.

We have to pass it before we find out what’s in it… is a lie.  They all knew what was in it.  They WROTE it!

You can keep your doctor, insurance, etc.  This has been called the biggest lie of the year by many in the media.

Everyone’s premiums will go down.  Nope.

And my favorite.  The Gruber.  We have to lie because the Democratic elected politicians and voters are too stupid to vote for this if they knew the truth.

Even Gruber knew the DEMOCRATIC voters wouldn’t want this.

Lies upon lies upon lies.

It doesn’t matter what the Supreme Court does or doesn’t do with the Unaffordable Care Act.  We don’t trust them anymore anyway.

But the most dangerous lie is one I hear every day.  It isn’t Islam or Obama, crushing debt or corruption.  The most dangerous lie is this:

There’s nothing we can do about it.

Do we have problems…yes. To those who think it is impossible to restore our nation…you couldn’t be more wrong.

But if your only recourse is to complain relaxed in your easy chair, then you are part of the biggest and most dangerous lie ever.

Everything is possible…in the United States of America.

Everything.

 

Jason Kraus

03-08-2015

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Rules, Laws, and Smoking in Ireland

I was on a train one night from England heading towards Ireland back in the 90’s.  Dublin was my destination.  St. Patrick’s Day was the next day and I wanted to see the parade and experience the Irish way of celebration during this event.

Rocking on the rails I sat quietly in my seat.  Placards adorned the walls listing certain things not allowed while on the train.  Smoking was one such thing.  I closed my eyes and was almost asleep when a cough from the back of the train caused me to open my eyes.  There was a family riding along, a man, a woman and two young children.  Immediately following the cough I smelled smoke.  I turned in my seat to locate its origin.  An old woman was puffing away blowing large plumes into the air.  The smoke had nowhere to go and began gathering around all of us in the car.  The children started coughing as I looked at the placards again.

Yep.

Plastered everywhere were signs prohibiting smoking on the train.

I think back on this moment occasionally asking myself if the signs weren’t there would I have acted differently.

Probably not.

As my father taught me “your rights end at my nose”.

That smoke was entering my nose and the noses of the kids in the back.  I’m fairly certain I would have had the same reaction.  But that is irrelevant as the signs (words) were everywhere.

Smoking prohibited on train.

Before I continue I want to explain my point.  Words, rules, directions, Constitutional Rights, don’t matter if they aren’t followed and enforced.

We can and are screaming about the lack of laws being enforced by our government right now.

They continue to ignore our written laws, words, and us as well.

Human behavior is very easy to predict.

If one faction isn’t following accepted written societal rules while requiring everyone else to, the next step is a physical altercation.

Human behavior 101.

Our country was founded on this principle.

No taxation without representation.

When one side had enough a humdinger of an altercation broke out.

When I was in school we called this the Revolutionary War.

Not sure what Common Core has renamed it these days.  My guess is something akin to “please explain how two plus two might equal four, then again may not, using no less than twelve steps while explaining how Islam is woven into the fabric of our core”.

Back to my story.

For as long as I can remember I have always been a rule follower.  I was taught to respect my elders (as long as they earned that respect).  But I have zero patience and a temper when people ignore the rules and other suffer.  If you want to ignore the laws then you make sure you are the only one who is harmed.  Don’t drag the rest of us along who are willing to play by the rules.  We want the rule of law.  We know without it anarchy is the result.

The children continued to cough as I walked toward the old woman.  I swayed with the momentum of the train and stopped two seats away from her.  She wasn’t a physical threat to me and the last thing I wanted to do was scare her.  I just wanted her to follow the rules so the rest of us could breathe.

“Excuse me ma’am,” I said in a very polite voice.  “It’s against the law to smoke on here.  I would appreciate it if you would put that out.”

I said this with a smile and genuinely believed once she realized she was in the wrong, and others were suffering, she would stop.

Boy was I wrong.

The old woman took a deep drag and blew it AT me.

I waved the smoke away as my brain quickly digested my options.  Had she been a man my options in dealing with this situation had just grown.

But she was a woman and by options were incredibly limited.  I wasn’t going to touch her and if I wasn’t going to stop her physically then I had no other options.

I choked down my temper and smiled widely trying charm and compassion this time.

“There’s no need for that,” I said pointing to the children in the back.  “They are coughing.  I would really appreciate you putting that out”.

The old woman took an even bigger drag and blew it at me again.

“Bugger off!” she yelled at me.

Writing this now I am smiling at this memory but at that moment I was an angry soul.  Here was a person ignoring all the rules and laws and creating a situation we were all forced to deal with unless we were willing to jump off a train rolling down the tracks.

Illegal behavior of the few abusing the law abiding many.

Sound familiar?

I have to admit I was stymied.  My personal ethics wouldn’t allow me to physically harm her or even attempt to remove the burning item continuing to create more and more smoke.  It felt as though my brain was about to explode.  I just stared at her shaking my head for about ten seconds trying to come up with a solution.

Sometimes you just have to be quiet and let a solution come to you.

Out of nowhere a disheveled man jumped out of his seat and into my face.  We were nose to nose.  His breath smelled like stale cigarettes and booze.  That was nothing in comparison to the body odor coming off of him.

At the time I was six feet one hundred and eighty pounds.

He was that and then some and approximately in his mid twenties…just like me.

A solution was soon to be found.

“She said bugger off!” he screamed in my face.

Horrible, I mean horrible breath.

I took a small rocker step back to give myself enough room to move.  He mistakenly saw this as weakness and moved forward into the tiny space I’d made.

“You need to back up right now,” I said quietly turning my body slightly while moving my hands towards my face.

“She said bugger off!” he screamed again leaning forward.

I would find out later bugger meant f*&# off.  The things you learn riding the rails!

I remember this as plain as day.  I actually smiled.  Trust me I wasn’t happy and every part of my fight or flight ANS arousal was firing.  Unfortunately there was nowhere to run…not that I would have anyway.

I smiled a tiny smile as all my instincts rushed to their positions.  All the fights in high school and college, all the rough housing with my father and peers, all the bullies in my past were in my face right now.

“I’m going to count to three.  You will move or I will move you,” I stated as a matter of fact, not a fact of the matter, as we hear so much on television these days.

His eyes narrowed and his body started to tense.

Now for those of you out there reading this right now you never, and I mean never, tell your enemy what you are going to do.

It’s why growing up when bullies would tell me they were going to “kick my a%$” I squared up and said “go for it”.

They’d made the mistake of informing me of their intention.  Don’t ever warn someone who you believe is trying to hurt you.  It’s why our current foreign policy is not only a joke but never works.  No elected leader should EVER state in public the intent of the United States military.  They only put our troops in greater danger and allow our enemies to prepare.  Once decisions have been made Constitutionally (which hasn’t happened for a while) politicians need to keep their mouths shut while our best and bravest are in harms way.

With that said some of you may be saying “didn’t you just tell him what you were going to do?”

No.  What I prepared him for was to be ready on three.

I went on one.

As I said “one” he was preparing for “two”.  Two never came.  As I picked him up and body slammed him to the ground (taking in a big whiff of smoke) I landed on top.  Unfortunately for me I didn’t have any control of my surroundings and as I landed I head butted the hardest piece of steel I believe to have ever been forged:)

The “steel” was one of the train seats and the stars dancing around my head were not a figment of my imagination, although I completely lost track of the smoke smell. (always find silver linings:)

I was now sitting on his chest with a tremendous amount of pain coming from the bridge of my nose.  My first thought was “how did he get me?”  I hadn’t realized yet the seat was my attacker.  I did realize quickly though as blood started running down the top of my nose at a nice pace.  I looked to my right at the seat and a little bit of skin (mine) was stuck perfectly in the metal.

I looked down at the guy as rage filled me.  Here I was trying to go to Dublin to enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day Parade and because of an old woman who didn’t want to follow the rules and a drunk I now thought I had a broken nose.  (It wasn’t but it hurt for a week).

I dropped my head and glared at my captured prey.  Slowly as the blood dropped off my nose I angled my head so it landed right on his face.  Drip drip drip.  I just held him there.  I’m not proud of it…I’m just telling you what I did. I will admit it wasn’t one of my better moments.  (silver lining not found:)

I’ve told this story over the years to a few people.  I try and use it as a teaching moment, and depending on whom I am talking to, the lesson varies.

In most cases it’s about standing up even when you don’t want to.  In other cases it’s about finishing the fight to make sure you don’t have to deal with it again.

That lesson is next.

There are many people, justifiably so, who would have thrown multiple punches into this guy’s face out of anger, frustration, vengeance, etc.

As I stared down at him his face was filled with fear.  He knew there was nothing he could do.  He looked like a scared little kid to me.  It just wasn’t in me to start hitting him.  Good and bad for me.

The good was I never lost who I was.  My belief in defending the weak didn’t disappear.  The weak was now under me and I just couldn’t hurt him…as easy as it would have been.

The bad…well…the bad could have cost me my life.

I am a believer in three things when it comes to human male interaction.  You can be liked, respected, or feared.  But if you try and mix them together it can cost you dearly.

This situation was under control because he feared (and couldn’t move) what I would do next.  I saw it in his face.  But when I showed him mercy he mistakenly attributed that to me having fear and proceeded to try and hurt me.

As I got off of him I stepped back not thinking he would try and attack.

I was wrong.

He was wearing very heavy boots and as I cleared his legs he somehow fired off a kick.  Thankfully the Big Fella Upstairs had my back (and front).  I barely saw the boot and moved my head just enough that it missed landing squarely under my chin (probably knocking me out) and smashed into my shoulder.  I have no doubt had that boot landed under my chin with the force it hit my shoulder I would have been out cold.  I also have no doubt he would not have shown me the mercy he’d previously received.

He scrambled back to his feet as his kick knocked me backwards.  As this story is getting long in the tooth let me just say by the time round two was over he was again on his back as I proceeded to fit his head into a tiny crack between the steel seat and the steel train wall.

Fortunately the train stopped and the police arrived.  It ended up being a laugher because even though he was a little messed up, they kept looking at my nose, asking me if I wanted to press charges.

Too funny.

I said no.

There’s a little bit more to this story…maybe another time.  Needless to say the smoking stopped (she ended up being his mother) and I did make it the parade!:)

Aside from hopefully entertaining you my point is this.

When others decide their free will is more important than our free will words aren’t going to change their mind.

It will always take action.  I am moving as fast as I can in an assertively peaceful manner to show a better way through systemic changes in taxation and border security.  Things that will benefit us and are easy to implement.

But our government is behaving aggressively and lying to us on a daily basis.  In some regards they are blatantly disregarding our laws and their oaths to faithfully protect and defend in an ever increasingly bold manner.  It’s as if they don’t think we will do anything.

They are wrong.

But to be successful we have to join together from all over the country!

We don’t need another revolution!

We need a restoration and in that restoration we lead by example!

Ethical every day Americans coming together through technology by the millions to replace the cancer in Washington D.C.

No one is asking you to “count to three”.

We cannot allow it to get that far.

If it does…we have failed.

America needs us now more than ever to not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Let us restore our nation roaring our love for her.

For Freedom.

For America.

We have work to do.

So shall it begins.

 

Jason Kraus

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Shakespeare, America, and the Human being

Many people around the world are calling this the “end times”.  Others see the unchecked behavior of the human animal as our downfall.  I see it a little bit differently.  Am I concerned with the increased speed of debt and violence happening here in America and around the world?

Yes.

That’s why I am here.

But to me there is an opportunity if humans will evolve into humans being.

A little more explanation is probably due.

Human(s) fall under the category of noun.  Person, place, or thing.  (Definitely didn’t learn that from Common Core.  Too easy to follow)

Human(s) Being is often times misunderstood.  Many times we say Human Beings attempting to pluralize.  This is misinterpretation.

It should be Human(s) being.  Being is a verb.  An action word.

I did a little research years ago looking into the phrase, Human being.  I was curious.  Where did such a profound stunning change in idea and structure take place? And why?  Humans being what?

I am sure some will attach being to God but I have not found this in anything I can objectively study.  Through some research it appears the phrase appeared in the 18th century via a poem or poetic type of writing.  I will not spend anymore time on the explanation as it isn’t pertinent.  The point is the phrase Human being.

Shakespeare explains this well in the line “to be or not to be…that is the question”.

And what a question it is.

The simplicity of Shakespeare’s line is what makes it structurally profound. It’s why the simpler things are to comprehend, the more meaning they have.

It’s why Freedom needs no explanation and is only lessened when things are added to it.  Very similar to American.

The term American stands on its own.  We only weaken it with unneeded verbiage like Irish, African, Asian, or Hispanic.

I digress.

Initially I questioned the phrase Human being.  As I stated prior…Human being what? As my mind worked on this the phrase, to be or not be, kept rolling around.  Finally when all the pins fell into place the lock popped and a door opened.

Of course…To be…is the answer.  At least for me.

I can hear some of you right now…What the $%&^ is this guy talking about? Normally he is clear as a bell.  Clear as a bell?  More research:) It’s a joke. Please no links to bells or clarity.

Our answer lies in our ability to evolve into freer humans.  Humans that don’t worry, fight, kill, lie, cheat, steal, etc. (I do not equate self-defense in this)

We discard these things…in order to be.  Rather than living for the moment we ARE the moment.  We are present in all things.  We BE.

Through this “being” we become better humans.  Our minds are clearer for the tasks ahead.  We rid ourselves of the perpetual “loop” going off in our brains about things that will probably never take place and we spend ALL our energy laser focused on being.  On freedom.  On America.  We clear our minds to serve America because trust me brothers and sisters it is going to require clear minds, sound hearts, and ethics to dig us out of:

18 trillion in debt

47 million on food stamps/welfare

To be is to actively engage in the outcome of your own life.  As stated so poetically:

To pursue happiness.

Shakespeare understood freedom centuries ago.

To be or not to be, America…that is our question.

And there’s only one answer.

 

Jason Kraus

03-03-2015

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

 

For whom the bell tolls

It is a troubling thing to listen to “educated” people defend Islam.  Many will point to the 1st Amendment as a Constitutional Right to practice this particular belief system.

It isn’t.

Systemic oppression is never protected by the 1st Amendment.

Never.

I don’t need to cover the absurdity happening all over the world right now in the name of Mohamed.  Everyone, even Barbara Boxer, recognizes the murder, raping, and pillaging happening.  Obama’s ignorance or acceptance of this oppression shouldn’t surprise anyone.  Although he has lied about many things at many times his feelings towards Islam are very clear.  It’s why it was so easy for him to sit in a church for years listening to a horrendous person blast America.

Obama agrees.

Please ladies and gentlemen.  We should all be aware of this now.  As we say “this isn’t new news.”

What I find troubling is the conversation taking place about the “moderate Muslims”.  “Why aren’t moderate Muslims crying out against this barbaric behavior?”

Their silence tells you everything you need to know.  But let us simply discuss the human relationship dictated by Muslim practice.  Every country on the planet that is overwhelmingly controlled by either Sunni or Shiite Muslims is abusive and oppressive to women and children.  Women and children are property to be used or disposed of at the whims or behest of men.  Does this mean EVERY single Muslim man abuses the women and children in their lives?  Of course not.  Not every German under Hitler’s reign agreed with Nazism.  But the overwhelming majority either tacitly agreed or kept quiet.  Complicit by acceptance.

This is Islam.

Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, etc are all Islam dominated societies where women and children have no rights and are punished/killed if attempting to practice their free will.  The sexual abuse, genitalia mutilation, and beatings of women and female children are exactly what evil looks like unchecked.

Again this is Islam.

Do these things happen to every little girl in these societies?

Do they have to?

One is too much for me.

There will be some who will argue these things happen under Catholicism or century old practices of Christianity.  Your superfluous absurdity will fall on deaf ears.  Although I have no use for the Catholic Church I do believe in the greatness of Jesus.  But both things are irrelevant as I am neither a Catholic nor a Christian.

I am an American.

I am truly amazed at the lack of understanding of this oppression by American women who are voting for Democratic candidates.  From the President down I can name multiple elected Democratic politicians who support this oppression.

Democratic female voters.  Although I am not here to defend Republican politicians if you think they are more oppressive than current Democratic policies and statements you don’t know the soul of your own party.

Republican politicians will look like Sunday school teachers in comparison to Sharia Law.

“It will never happen here.”

It already is.

Every day as America is bombarded with more illegals or “refugees” the less safe and secure the female population becomes.  Not to mention our children.

I have written about this before but the influx of humans into America are coming from very violent societies.  They are bringing this violence with them.  This isn’t an opinion.  These things are getting worse every day.

When you combine this type of oppression with the incredible debt Obama has placed on us things become very simple to understand…and it isn’t pretty.

When our own rights are being used to protect humans from other countries it is only a matter of time before Freedom as we know it does not reign.

Freedom is an agreement among citizens.  If enough citizens do not honor the agreement then it becomes moot.  Our courts, elected leaders, and our own money are being used against us.

This is truly what the 2nd Amendment is about.  But it is much deeper than a gun.  The 2nd Amendment is our insurance policy in place to protect our agreement.  The 2nd Amendment isn’t about Freedom.

It’s about Free Will.

You may, as I will, go to dinner tonight or see a movie.  Everything appears okay.  Both of these things and many others were taking place in Berlin as bombs were dropped there during World War II.

There are many voices who believe we are past the point of return.  That America will require some type of revolution or civil war to return us to the path of Freedom.

War and all forms of it are losing propositions for all parties.  Neither side of humans engaging in battle win.  One side simply loses more.  We’ve been lead here by horrible decisions and worse behavior including our own apathy.

As I am not a patient man when it comes to others attempts at controlling my life I have to believe we still have a path, narrow that it may be.  I have to believe this and am here now as I have been for the last two years providing a new message and a better way through individual responsibility and systemic change.

A rebirth of America through work.

Not war.

But as the debt grows heavier on our shoulders and the violence increases in our towns we must move faster.  Our speed must be increased and our message of the greatness of America must quicken.

We cannot spend time on debate.  We aren’t asking permission.  Cast off the foolish who waste our time in needless and endless chatter.  We haven’t the luxury of the ill or uninformed.  Harden your minds and your bodies for the task at hand.

Embrace your lineage as descendants of the greatest collection of behavior in the history of the human animal.

Live well, speak freely, and render onto to those the love so earned, so cherished so given to us from the Earth and Above.

We hold these truths to be self-evident that we are FREE and to remain this way action must be taken.

Each one of you are now being called.  Not by me.  You are being called from within.  From the one place we all return to.  Our internal voice.

We cannot allow this to become a time “that tries a man’s soul”.

But we must move forward, faster than ever in advance of the brutality nipping at America’s heals.

For whom the bell of Freedom tolls.

It tolls for thee.

It tolls for America…if you are willing to roar.

Roar with me.

Jason Kraus

03-01-2015

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Common Core and Net Neutrality

How about some humor today my friends courtesy of our fearless leader and his faithful minions:)

I had to actually laugh at a comment from an Obama supporter.  Yes they still do exist.  As with most of these comments they ignore the facts and just rant about me.  Makes me feel so warm and special:) It would be truly fascinating if I hadn’t heard much much worse in my life directly from felons.

Obama supporter you aren’t even close!

Just do me a favor…mix it up a little bit. Try giving me a fact.  Just one.  Not going to hold you to more than one.  Just one!

I love the statement “just more right wing nut job bull*&%*”.

One Obama supporter wrote this after I’d finished excoriating George Bush:)

Boy that Common Core is working well.

Speaking of Obama policies and lingo.  Why is everything labeled in mediocrity?

“Fair” society.

“Common” Core.

Net “Neutrality”

“That is the true genius of America, a faith in the simple dreams, the insistence of small miracles.”  Barack Obama

The guy even dreams in an average way.

“Simple dreams?”  Why dream at all?

“Small miracles?”

If it’s a miracle Barry…it’s a pretty big deal.  Besides how would you know about anything that had to do with truth…or genius.

Obama is a powerfully underwhelming presence.  Like mold or gangrene.  Parasitic in nature.  You don’t realize it until it’s time to tent the house or cut off your leg.

But back to the ever decreasing but still wildly factually erratic Obama supporter.  One individual did try.  I will give him credit.  It probably took him at least thirty minutes to explain how the debt, 18 trillion, was only 3 percent of our GDP, 16 trillion.  He was incredibly serious and aside from some typos and missed punctuation really believed 18 trillion was only 3 percent of 16 trillion.

Well…I have to admit I did read that part twice.  I know I know.  But you know what’s crazy?  I’ll bet he can hold a dime bag in his hands and know whether he’s being shorted! lol.  Yes of course I know all Obama supporters aren’t on drugs but it sure would explain a lot.

To that guy’s credit at least he tried.  In general they don’t even bother.

Usually it’s words like “rasist” or “write wing”.  Actually it’s closer to “writ winge” but wasn’t sure if everyone would understand their clever usage of verbiage.

Because I care I do my best.

Now this doesn’t mean I engage them. No no.  I never feed the animals.  It’s time consuming and frankly depressing.  As I’ve said before I am looking for like minds which we are finding daily.

But never fear the Obama supporter is near!

In one column I specifically mentioned everything Obama said was false and could be found on VIDEO.  Yes that’s right VIDEO.

Obama supporter comment:  This guy (me) needs to “read” more.

WOW

Another fearless supporter actually wrote that “Republicans” (don’t know how many time I need to say I’m not a Republican…I’m an American) have their own “Christian Sharia Law” trying to control a woman’s body.

Now this statement is a special kind of insanity that is only good for one thing.  It explains how Obama was re-elected.

In conclusion the ever vigilant Obama supporter doesn’t just share their opinions with me.  Not that long ago I watched and listened on television to a young woman who was marching and yelling in the streets.  A reporter asked her a simple question.

“Why are you out here marching?”

Seems like a fair question to me.  Maybe to protest something, maybe get some exercise…maybe just on her way to the corner store for a “loosey”.

She stared into the camera, blinked twice, and then told the truth:

“I have no idea.”

Well said Obama supporter.  Well said.

Lo and behold the power of the “true genius”.

 

Jason Kraus

02-27-2015

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com