“Truth is a powerful thing”

Many years ago, in my days as a Sheriff’s Deputy, I was doing a jail check when an inmate decided to offer his unsolicited opinion about yours truly.  I stopped and laughed.  “You’re in here for selling drugs to kids.  I could care less what you think.”  He offered a response.  I didn’t bother responding to his retort.   I changed the subject.

“One of us is free.  One of us isn’t”.  I’ll be going home tonight where I can eat whatever I want and shower alone.”

To his credit the inmate laughed.  “You got me there bro.”

Not too long after that another inmate decided to verbally engage in a negative way.  I will admit this particular citizen was on my short list, for the immediate wrath, of the Big Fella Upstairs.  This guy was in for brutally mutilating and murdering a child.

He knew he did it.  I knew he did it.  Everyone knew he did it.

But we had to go through the farce of “justice”.  The same “justice” that didn’t protect the child by locking up this predator years before.  The same “justice” that believes everything is “even” once someone like this monster is found guilty.

There will never be justice for the murder or abuse of a child.

Nothing will bring them back…or make them whole.

The above mentioned inmate complained to my sergeant one day that I was showing him “disrespect”.  He whined I was speaking to him harshly (Untrue and irrelevant.  The man killed a child) and wanted my sergeant to order me to “give him a break.”

Before my sergeant could respond I broke in.  “You didn’t give that little kid a break.”

The room quieted as he looked at me.  The truth is a powerful thing.

My sergeant didn’t say a word, she just looked at him waiting for his response.  When he didn’t give one she ordered him escorted back to his cell…by other deputies.  After the group departed she looked at me.  “You say pretty much anything you want don’t you.”

“Only when it’s true.”

For those of you interested he was found guilty and as far as I know is sitting on California’s Death Row where we pay to keep him alive…while the memory of the child fades into oblivion.

I referenced these two stories to show a pattern and make a point.  There are those amongst us who are willing to say anything, factual or not, to make themselves feel better.  It returns to the basic need of belongingness which is only surpassed in importance by water, food, and shelter.  They use words like “bigot”, “racist”, “homophobic”, or “Islamaphobia”.

It doesn’t matter that none of these things are true.

It only matters, that for a brief second, their pain is moved from them to us.

Misery loves company.

But we aren’t miserable!  We are Americans!  We are free to live as we see fit.  We choose to better ourselves through this freedom given to us by America, and free will, given to us at birth.  We are a humble yet fiercely driven people, who haven’t the time or interest in couching our words, or political correctness.  More importantly, we know by allowing this type of parasitic behavior, our freedom is lessened and our opportunity to pursue happiness shrinks.

Now some of us out there aren’t as outspoken as others.  This is okay.  It’s why I write these columns.  It’s why I’ve been on the radio, soon to be on television, and actively spend ten to twelve hours a day, spreading the message of a different way.

I am driven to serve you.  Together (the Big Fella Upstairs willing and the American voter) we will serve America.

I continue to receive notes and messages proclaiming “I am with you!” “What do you need?”

Read Late Bird, share my columns on Facebook, enter your email address on the website.


Forward each column that speaks to you throughout your email list.  Right now dozens of you are.  God bless!  I thank you.  America thanks you.  We need hundreds, nay thousands.  We will get there.  One voice, one day, at a time.

Do not become overwhelmed.  Pace yourself.  This is a marathon, not a sprint.  For those of you wanting to move at a breakneck speed, let’s GO!  I will be here every second and through volunteers, we are able to answer your questions and move the message forward.

For those of you who move a little slower.  Amen.  Move at whatever pace you are most productive to spread the message of American greatness.  The pursuit of happiness.  Freedom!

We have about ten months to set the table.  Throughout the next ten months I will be making many announcements to further the message.

I’ve also received a few well intentioned questions, primarily from new readers of my columns.

“Who should we support for the next President of the United States?”

In order to deal with our debt, border societal breakdown, and the general lack of enforcement at many levels of the Federal government, we must implement new systems and a leaders.

Leaders…not politicians.

I’ve explained these things in depth in Late Bird and why they are so important.

Abolish all taxes linked to job creation.  Income, Capital Gains, Corporate, Inheritance, etc.  When this happens everything in America, our currency, land, labor, etc., will soar in value.  It’s the only way the debt will ever be dealt with without default.  The creation of real monetary worth.  Not Federal Reserve debt and interest rate manipulation.  Anyone who tells you differently is wrong.  Debt and borrowing will never create wealth.  Never.

Close the border. If a society will not protect the weakest amongst us (children), it is a society in decline.  Slavery still exists.  It exists everyday through our border.  It’s just been renamed.  It’s now called Human Trafficking.

Our next President will lead by example by serving only one term, does not accept a salary, and receives no campaign contributions.

Look around if you must.  Search all the other Presidential “hopefuls” in each Party who beg for our money and then lie to us while crushing us with debt.  The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.  We’ve practiced insanity through the last three Presidents and two political parties.

I am a registered member of the Independent Party.  The fastest growing Party in America.  I am only registered there though because we have to be registered somewhere to cast our vote.

My allegiance is to you.  To America.

The above mentioned attributes are only found in one place.

Right here.

You just have to believe…and then we have to go to work.

Nothing worth doing is easy.

Nothing easy is worth doing.

But I’ve made it as easy as I can to spread the word.  Sharing is caring and in America we do more than share.


Roar with me.

Jason Kraus

Right here. Right now.

I make sure when I write to always use facts. Things that are easy to prove and readily accessible to all Americans who are willing to do their homework. Common sense guides me this way. I want to make sure I present factual information. Of course it is nice when the reader(s) want facts but regardless I know no other way. It is always truth. Recently I read two comments about one of my columns.

“Well written but how about about some references or resources?”

Please pay attention those of you who are factually challenged (Obama supporters).

When I say Nancy Pelosi said Hamas is a humanitarian organization I MEAN Nancy Pelosi said Hamas is a humanitarian organization. Resource: My own eyes and ears.

When I say the Senator from New Jersey said the White House talking points are straight out of Tehran I MEAN the Senator from New Jersey said the White House talking points are straight out of Tehran. Reference: See above resource.

When I say Maxine Waters said Sharia Law is compatible with our Constitution I MEAN…you get the picture.

How about another.

“Amazing story, for one side of the coin, now we need only flip it over, and see the rest.”

Now that, my friends, is referred to as a back-handed compliment. This is exactly what I mean when I occasionally refer to the “pseudo-intellectual”.

But I will play along. Let us flip the coin over for the “rest of the story”.

Nancy is still there.

Talking points on Tehran haven’t changed.

Maxine Waters still approves of Sharia Law.

Let’s take a better look at this side of the coin. As I focus my vision I see only one thing.


Cowards who have lied repeatedly and continue to this day.

Are these the times that try a man’s soul? Not yet. But our options become smaller each day we allow the lying to continue.

It is the strong who stand alone roaring into the night.

Your strength is needed. Right here. Right now.

Shoulder to shoulder.

This is OUR country!

Jason Kraus

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus
Restoring a nation one voice at a time.

The Truth will set us free

Incredulously there appears to be Americans who still believe the current resident in the White House. Bush was a “liar” but Obama hasn’t a “smidgen” of corruption surrounding him. Astonishing.

It’s almost as if the famous line “you can’t handle the truth” is correct.

Let us take a few moments and run down some stated “facts” with which Obama supporters agree. The reason I say “agree” is simple. When you choose to support someone you are tacitly, as well as overtly, agreeing.

It’s common sense.

Stated Fact: The IRS does not target Americans under the Obama administration.

Actual Fact: The IRS under Lois Lerner did in fact target American citizens based on their political beliefs.

Obama supporter: “You don’t know this for sure.”

Actually we do. Lois Lerner apologized (it’s recorded) for this behavior, trying to get out in front of it.

She then took the Fifth Amendment (right against self incrimination).

Never mind her computer(s) and emails “disappeared” or were “destroyed”. (I’m sure the NSA has copies) When you apologize AND take the Fifth you’ve admitted culpability.

Outside of the government physically harming its citizens, there is nothing more dangerous than using the power of the Internal Revenue Service to oppress American citizens while suppressing their voices and votes. Nothing.

Stated Fact: The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization.

Actual Fact: Absolutely correct.

The Muslim Brotherhood has been classified as a terrorist organization by the United States Government. While Egypt has sentenced many of them to be executed, White House personnel continue to meet with members of, yep you guessed it, the Muslim Brotherhood.

For ANY Obama supporter reading this now I would LOVE to hear how you rationalize this. Please don’t give me the “friends close enemies closer” routine. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, with any common sense invites their enemies into their home.

The Muslim Brotherhood hates the United States, right along with Hamas, Hezbollah, Boko Haram, al qaeda, the Taliban…sure seems like a lot of hate coming from a particular belief system.

I know, I know Obama supporters. Even though Sunnis and Shiites have been killing each other, Christians, and Jews for centuries, it’s all America’s fault.

Stated Fact: The Affordable Health Care Act will insure 30 million of the uninsured.

Actual Fact: The Affordable Health Care Act isn’t about health care, isn’t affordable, and you cannot keep what you had or have currently if the government decides it isn’t good enough.

Furthermore the Obama talking points on this are easy to disprove. Originally it was claimed more than 30 million Americans who need insurance would be able to get it. This of course is wrong. Just using the numbers given by this administration (which is difficult because they change every month) the most they will “insure” will be around 8 million. Nice program. We should have a name for the program that ignores almost 70 percent of the people it was trying to “help”.

Let’s call it…no hope no change.

Stated Fact: Unemployment is under six percent

Actual Fact: Real unemployment is well over twenty percent.

We have approximately two hundred million Americans able to work.

47 million Americans receive Welfare/Food Stamps. That number alone is almost twenty five percent, not to mention Americans incarcerated, on disability, or unemployment insurance. Anyone believing the reported unemployment number cannot do simple math or isn’t willing to try.

Stated Fact: Obama has cut the debt in half.

Actual Fact. Obama has not only not cut the debt in half it’s been dramatically increased under his watch. The man who said Bush was unpatriotic by crushing future generations with unsustainable debt doubled down when given the opportunity. The debt accrued by Bush and Obama will only be paid back one of two ways.

Completely ridding America of all taxes on employment and freeing our economy or… war.

Your choice America. That’s why I wrote Late Bird. To give us a choice and America a chance.

Stated Fact: Barack Obama is responsible for the rise in the stock market(s).

Actual Fact: Absolutely, and please remember who did this to you when the thing comes crashing down.

When Obama kept Ben Bernanke (Bush appointee) and then followed up with Janet Yellin the markets turned into a casino. As we know with gambling those who partake rarely win and this particular game of “chance” will eventually create billions if not trillions in losses.

Stated Fact: George Bush was a horrible President.

Actual Fact: Yes he was. No argument here. The absurdity of Bush policies continue on to this day through Obama.

Perpetual wars.
Crushing debt.
Constant Lies.

Now let’s work together to get rid of America’s nightmare and make sure we don’t replace him with another disaster like Bush’s brother or Clinton’s wife.

Last but not least.

Fact: The United States yearly economy (GDP) is around sixteen trillion. Currently the United States government owes almost eighteen trillion.

Fact: This won’t go on for too much longer without incredible damage to our way of life.

Fact: America is filled with millions of citizens who require freedom.

Fact: Our lives are in our hands.

Fact: Time to go to work.

Jason Kraus

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus
Restoring a nation one voice at a time.

A Falcon will lead us

Over the last month a friend of mine, Matt Branson, has been reading the first half of Late Bird to his children. He sends me comments about how much they are enjoying the story. Last night he recorded his reading to them and sent me little snippets. I’ve lost track of how many people have read Late Bird but hearing from all of you each and every time is truly a wonderful experience. Thank you brother and congratulations again. Matt and his wife just had a little girl.

Lyla Joy.

Although Late Bird is meant to awaken America and show a better way I gave some thought to the process of telling stories to children. The more thought this was given the more I decided to write a story today that could be read to children and hopefully entertain adults…who love America.

With that said let me introduce…Sam.

Now Sam was a good man. Always worked hard and looked out for others. In fact Sam was so successful people started calling him Uncle.

“Uncle Sam is the best!” “We love Uncle Sam!”.

When trouble landed on others around the world the call always went out to Uncle Sam. Sam, ever the stalwart, always answered those calls. Even when he was sick or tired. Or both.

Even when busy helping others Sam always kept his nose to the grindstone. He became so successful he couldn’t do all the work himself. So he brought people in who were willing to work and appreciated the opportunity Uncle Sam created. Sam also spoke differently than some of the people. He told them it was important that they learned to understand the things he was saying for safety and security. He also told them whomever understood him would have the best opportunities.

This made sense to all the new people. They looked around at how successful Sam was and decided the smart thing was “to be like Uncle Sam.” This worked great for everyone who was willing to work hard, be generous, and learn Sam’s language and ways.

In fact it worked so well, and Sam became so popular, “Uncle Sam’s” became the place where everyone wanted to be. But he didn’t have enough time to oversee everything personally. Because of this he knew he needed help.

Now this wasn’t the first time Sam had reached out for assistance. Many years ago he’d had two great friends named George and Abe. They gave Uncle Sam quite a hand when things were a little rocky.

Through the years he’d also received help from a rough rider named Theodore (Sam called him Teddy) and a quiet man named Harry.

Sam always liked Teddy. Teddy was responsible for setting aside beautiful parts of Sam’s land to always be enjoyed and beneficial to Uncle Sam. Sam thought highly of Harry too.

Harry had been called when Sam was going through a tough time. Harry squared up the problem, made some tough decisions, and then went home.

Through the ups and downs of Sam’s life he continued forward knowing the most important ingredient in life wasn’t popularity, good looks, money, or even intelligence. It was perseverance. Not that Uncle Sam wasn’t good looking. He was the best looking fellow on the block. He was popular, wealthy, and very smart. But he knew his success was always because he was willing to work hard and be kind to others. As everyone knew, Sam was a good man.

But eventually with success comes challenges. As much as Sam wanted to be everywhere, he couldn’t. So he hired some new help. He hired a Jimmy…but that didn’t work out too well.

He replaced Jimmy with a Ronnie and for while that seemed like a dandy idea. Sam met with Ronnie one day and they talked about Sam’s one rule set in stone.

“If you give a man a fish Ronnie, he may eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, my friend, and he may eat for a month. But require a man to fish and he will take care of his own family.”

Ronnie nodded and smiled. “But Sam we have so many fish already…wouldn’t it be compassionate of us to give them to others?”

Sam shook his head. “No Ronnie. You don’t help someone by giving them fish. You help them by giving them a job.”

“I agree Sam but sometimes people get sick. Shouldn’t we take care of them?”

Uncle Sam again shook his head. “You know Ronnie you seem like a good guy but you should know by now nothing is free.” Sam pointed to a strong towering Redwood standing close by. He walked over and a patted the tree. “This is a California Redwood. One of God’s greatest creations. The combination of beauty and strength is amazing. But even this incredible force will come crashing down if enough pressure is applied. You may be able to hit her ten thousands times. Over and over again. You may think nothing can hurt her. But if you weaken her enough she will collapse and because of her size will crush everything around her.”

Ronnie nodded. “I understand Sam.”

“Good Ronnie”. I have to be away for awhile. Your job is to make sure we take care of OUR Redwoods.”

But Ronnie didn’t listen. Ronnie had a good heart and nice hair and decided to ignore Uncle Sam’s Redwoods. While Sam was gone Ronnie was replaced by a George who was replaced by a Slick Willie, who gave way to a Bush, and eventually a Barry.

Finally Uncle Sam returned, dog tired, from his trip around the world trying to help others. As was his custom he strode over to the California Redwoods. They still appeared strong but had signs hammered into their trunks.

“For sale,” they read.

“For sale?” Uncle Sam muttered bewildered. “These are mine. You can’t sell these.”

Barry walked up from behind. “We have to Sam. We don’t have any money.”

“What do you mean we don’t have any money. I’ve worked my entire life, taken care of others, dealt with evil in the world…where is all my money…and who are you?”

Barry smiled, “I’m the guy they brought in when you were gone trying to save the world. I’m the guy they brought in after Bush.” Barry smiled. “You know Bush’s don’t like trees,” laughing at his own joke.

“So why are you selling my trees?”

Barry leaned in close and gestured for Sam to come closer. “I need some flexibility. I’m trying to make everything fair. I’m not going to sell them. I’m just borrowing against them.”

Uncle Sam stood up straight towering over Barry. “Borrowing!” he almost shouted. “You don’t borrow against our trees!” They are the backbone of everything! Who gave you this idea?”

Barry smiled wanly while stepping back. He realized although he’d been hired by Sam’s people these same people could fire him, and he wasn’t done creating his “fair” society.

“Well…it was first started by Slick Willie.”

“What’s a Slick Willie?”

Barry laughed to himself. Poor Sam. If you only knew.

“Then I watched Bush borrow against the Redwoods”

“How long has this been going on?” Uncle Sam wanted to know.

Barry ignored the question as was his wont. “Then it was my turn. I’ve borrowed as much as I could, and if everything goes well, will continue.”

Sam looked at his Redwoods. They still stood strong, but as he put his hand on one, the Redwood creaked in pain.

Barry laughed at the groaning of the Redwood and walked away saying over his shoulder, “It’s okay Uncle Sam. We don’t have anything to worry about…right now.”

Uncle Sam stood amongst his Redwoods as they swayed and teetered with the wind. “Hang in there,” he told them. “I’m going for help.”

As if on cue movement came from the forest and millions of Lions stood at the ready. Uncle Sam nodded. He hadn’t called on them for a while, and as usual, he didn’t need to call them at all. But he knew he needed a leader and as he had in the past with George and Abe, Teddy and Harry, he knew he needed strength.

He looked to the sky as a large shadow cast itself over the forest. The Lions didn’t bother to look up. They knew who it was. They’d sent for him. Uncle Sam smiled at the leader who now appeared when needed most.

The Lions met shoulder to shoulder ready to roar.

Uncle Sam tipped his cap to the sky, “Time to go to work.”

“A Falcon will lead us.”

Jason Kraus

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus
Restoring a nation one voice at a time.

White House talking points straight out of Tehran.

If we live enough years and have enough experiences we are bound to hear just about everything.  Right, wrong, fact, or fiction, eventually “everything” comes into play.  A few days ago a Democratic Senator chimed in with an amazing statement.

“The White House talking points on Iran are straight out of Tehran”.

Well, well, well.  The Democratic Senator from New Jersey actually had an epiphany.  Thanks for joining the party Bob.  For those who are unaware Barack Obama has been trying to “negotiate” with Iran for quite a while.  As with every “negotiation” we’ve seen so far with Obama it appears we receive nothing, while the other side laughs and says, “please send John Kerry back.  What’s that? He’s busy with climate change?  Okay…how about James Taylor?”

It also appears we traded 5 enemy combatants (terrorists) of the United States for a guy who is about to be put on trial for desertion. (I know liberals, “Faux News Facts”.  Your usage of French is impressive.

As this story unfolds it also appears that everyone involved in this decision making was well aware this man had deserted his post and were also aware members of our military were killed searching for him after his desertion.  Another Obama legacy. Boy, this Hope and Change stuff never ends.

Now some people (rightly so) might be asking “I didn’t think we negotiated with terrorists or terrorist organizations?

It is the official policy of the United States Government to not negotiate with terrorists.  It’s also the “official policy” of the United States to enforce our borders, but that hasn’t been done in well…decades so I guess none of this matters.  Laws, rules, and regulations were made to…be broken?  Not followed?  Ignored?

Well the ignorance of the Obama thought process is plain to see.

Or is it?

Just recently we were told by Obama’s minions that the Taliban aren’t terrorists.  Really?  Well that’s good to know.  If they aren’t terrorists then why are we still there?

What’s that Obama supporter?  Didn’t I hear the President tell the world the war in Afghanistan was over?  I did hear him say this but I’m sure our brave soldiers, still in harms way, don’t agree.

What’s that?  Obama wouldn’t lie on national TV?

Of course he wouldn’t.  But wait didn’t he say  dozens of time that because of him the war in Iraq is over?  It is?  No kidding? Have you heard of ISIS?

Yeah but that war isn’t happening in Iraq…Obama said that was over.

Fair enough.  Where is it happening?

It’s happening in… “You be talking too much s*%$ Jason Kraus.”  (Direct quote from my facebook page)

Yes, I guess I be.  The truth is funny that way.  The truth “be” talking too much.

But I want to follow up on Obama’s train of thought.  (I know.  That was kind of funny).  It appears that neither Iran nor the Taliban are terrorists or terrorist organizations…to him.  Interesting…hmm…let’s see where this is going.

We’ve been told by Nancy Pelosi that Hamas is a humanitarian organization.  Maxine Waters gave a speech on how Sharia Law is compatible with our Constitution.  ISIS calls itself the Islamic State.  Many Imams will tell you there is no parsing of their belief system, that there aren’t any radicals or moderates.  They are all Muslim.

In our attempt to understand Obama and the parties listed above we may be trying to force a square peg into a round hole, which is silly and irresponsible because it will never work.

Maybe it’s time to take Obama, Pelosi, Maxine Waters, ISIS, the Imams, and the billion followers of Mohamed at their word.  Maybe it’s time to simply stop appeasing a belief system that treats women and children as property and call it was it is.



But never forget the truly daunting issue facing America right now.

$18,000,000,000,000.00 and growing.

Debt appeases no one.


Jason Kraus



“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time.






Late Bird lay down

I’ve received many questions about Late Bird.

“I know it’s a novel but is this you?”

Yes. It is based on my life. Because it ends in 2016 I couldn’t call it an auto-biography or a memoir. For those of you who’ve read it, you are now part of the Freedom Train and know (with the Big Fella Upstairs willing and the American Voter) why it ends in 2016.

“You talk about protection of children quite a bit. Were you bullied?”

Yes I was and hated it. As I grew stronger, older, and more confident the bullying still continued but the outcomes changed dramatically. Humans appear to fall into three categories. The oppressors, the protectors, and the meek (which it’s been said shall inherit the earth).

I am a protector whether I want to be or not (so much for my inheritance). It is ingrained in me and I know America has millions of Protectors amongst us. It’s why we have the strongest military in the world. Nothing replaces ethics. Nothing.

“These stories seem very personal and you seem very private.”

They are and I am. The purpose of Late Bird is to provide a difference making path. A better way. I am offering to serve the people. I am offering to serve America. To do this I had to be willing to share my life with America, whether it was painful or not.

With that said…welcome to another small portion of Late Bird.

God Bless America.

Jason Kraus

Excited and revved up for kickball, Falcon ran toward the playground. Rounding the building he noticed a half-dozen larger boys encompassing a kid crouched on the ground. Falcon had witnessed this scene once in first grade, and along with the other children hustled by like a herd of animals leaving the weak behind. He never forgot it as it filled his mind that night with disturbing dreams that disrupted his sleep. From then on he realized he could never again pass someone in trouble. If Falcon didn’t stand up, he wouldn’t be able to lie down at night and for that reason he inherently understood he was different from his peers. Had Falcon been bigger, tough, and more mature, he might’ve joked or talked the problem away. But at the moment, he was a Late Bird and only six.

Taking a deep breath, he approached the gang and muttered, “Leave him alone.”

The half-dozen boys spun around as if controlled by a puppeteer.

One kid snarled, “What’d you say you red-haired little freak?”

The Late Bird blinked and swallowed hard. His courage intact, he lacked the skill and experience to handle such a situation. Out of the corner of his eye he saw the little kid on the ground scramble to his feet and run away.

“I meant, why don’t you leave him alone? What’d he do to you?”

The third-grade mob surrounded Falcon and spewed a flurry of obscenities.

Their threatening voices created a crescendo in his head, his body trembled, and he could barely breathe. Realizing there was no way out desperation took hold. Wait! He spotted a teacher several yards away. No not a teacher…a recess monitor. It was her job to keep this very thing from happening. Falcon lost vision of the monitor as the biggest third grader he’d ever seen stepped forward, towered over him, and blocked the sun.

“Tell you what, freckle face,” He flicked Falcon’s forehead hard.

Falcon flinched.

“Let my kid brother beat you up and we won’t touch you. But if you fight back we’re all gonna kick your butt!”

Late Bird looked at the little brother. They were in the same class. He was an Early Bird.

“Go on.” The huge third grader shoved his brother. “Jump him!”

The two victims stared at each other, neither one knowing what to do.

The little brother slid his hands into his front pockets, and then looked up at Late Bird who was taller.

“Lay down!” screamed the bully. “Let him jump you!”

A mass of kids gathered and started chanting “Fight, fight, fight!” while the bully and his buddies closed ranks.

“Get on the ground!” Two of the bullies grabbed Falcon and slammed him into the dirt.

Late Bird remembered the playground monitor. Where is she? He lifted his head and scanned the blacktop.

She stared straight at him, their eyes locked as she pressed the whistle to her lips.

Fists began to pummel his head and back. The words please help me stuck in his throat. To this day Falcon can’t explain what happened next. It’s a puzzle he’ll never have an answer to because there was no excuse. The recess monitor let her whistle fall, turned, and walked away.

Defeated the six-year-old child had no choice.

Late Bird lay down.

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus
Restoring a nation one voice at a time

Fairness equals two losing teams

A few years ago I listened to an individual try to explain why some Americans don’t hate Communism and Communist propaganda as much as they do Nazism or Fascism. His view was the media during World War II covered the atrocities done by Hitler, and the world was given the truth, through the Nuremberg Trials. On the other hand because certain parts of the Allied leadership didn’t want to deal with the other evil (Stalin) negotiations took place.

His point was the American media never completely dissected Communism allowing it to survive and morph into other labels. “Fairness”, “Equal Societies”, “It takes a village” are all types of terminology that negate the individual and trumpet the “group” or “commune”. Even as a child I knew the idea of everyone being equal was a lie. I watched adults who worked hard and saved their money get ahead while others squandered their lives, and their opportunity, to pursue happiness.

On athletic fields I competed to win, hated to lose, and never contemplated the idea of a “tie”. When occasionally a baseball game would be called because of darkness the overwhelming feeling on both sides was disappointment. There was no outcome.

The winners couldn’t celebrate and the losers couldn’t regroup and plan how to get better. It was the classic case of everyone gets a ribbon for “participating”. We didn’t do participation ribbons or trophies too much in my generation. The one time I did get the dreaded “I was here” ribbon I threw it in the trash.

Yet this type of belief system has not only permeated but flourished. Over the last three decades America has implemented racial and gender “fairness” programs to make things “equal”. Through housing, employment, and education, programs that were sold as “societal checks and balances” became a free for all (literally in some cases) and created our current debt structure. In many cases similar to Russia where their economy is cratering and the Ruble is teetering on disaster.

Regardless of the color of our skin or our gender, successful Americans have one thing in common. The belief in personal responsibility. Not “communal rights” or “village idiocy”. The basic premise that we have “free will” as individuals. That we are required to take care of ourselves. We don’t need and won’t take a hand out or a hand up. We will pass, as we say thank you though, and God bless.

It is because of this “American” individual belief system that we are the strongest, most vibrant, successful nation in the history of nations.

The reason I am covering this today is because of the importance of the truth. As the ignoring of Stalin’s behavior took place it was allowed to survive and now thrive in our own country. Stalin, Communism, Oppression…these are all the same thing and unfortunately these types of systems have taken over our government.

It’s why I return to Clinton and Bush as much as I do. To show regardless of party, oppressive systems have been implemented and continued. This isn’t a conspiracy. These people and their ilk want POWER and will do whatever is necessary for it to be obtained.

But there is a better way and it is within our grasps if we are willing to stretch, to believe, to require a better path. I know we can and I know we have it in us to restore and reclaim our country. Over the last couple of months I’ve received thousands of comments, notes, and emails.

Out of every hundred I receive, about eighty, are in agreement, fifteen in defense of Obama and five in defense of Bush.

I’ve yet to see anyone defend Clinton.

Hang in there Obama supporters. When he leaves you’ll still have Sharpton.

Never fear Bush defenders. Jeb is right around the corner with his love of Common Core and Amnesty number two. I’m sure W will endorse him soon.

The exciting part is the eighty percent! You want OUR country back as much as I do! But it isn’t going to come without work. I received a comment from a “concerned” citizen:

“You sound great! Now put your money where your mouth is.”

Apparently he hasn’t read Late Bird or any of my columns about not accepting campaign contributions. I’ve been doing this for two years.

Who does he think is paying for all this?

Silly liberal. I guess it didn’t occur to him that someone would love their country so much they would spend their own money to restore her.


I earned it and I spend it in service to America. It is an honor, a duty, and a privilege.

But that’s where the money spending stops. With me. I don’t want or will ever accept your money. But as I said previously I need your time. As our message is spread across America new ideas and energy unfold and the greatness of America, YOU, want to help. Amen and God Bless. I have two small requests.

First, go to my website and type in your email.


This will allow you to receive each column I write directly. This will also allow you to forward it on to your friends, family, acquaintances, business contacts, everyone. We need to spread the word.

Second. We are in the process of building a network within Facebook. We are currently looking for ten people in each state on Facebook. We are looking for these people to join fifty like-minded groups and then share each column I write into the groups every time. Laura Watts Ruiz has graciously offered to oversee the network. Please contact her with your information and for any help you may need. As always I am here as well.

Joining groups on Facebook is easy and there are thousands of them. It takes exactly five seconds to join. It also takes about ten seconds to share my columns off your page into the groups. the math on this is even easier.

10 wonderful Americans per State joining together equals 500.

500 people sharing into 50 groups each is 25000 shares…and that is just the beginning.

Facebook has over one billion active accounts around the world. Theoretically we can never leave our homes…and change the world by showing a better way for America.

I am constantly being asked “how can I help?”

Or, “America is in trouble but I am only one person.”

One person is the only way anything ever changes and technology has changed the rules. It’s time to make technology work for freedom rather than against it.

You, me, the next person and so on. The beauty of this is it will not cost you a single penny, can be done from the comfort of your couch, and will only take twenty minutes. Now for those of you who love America and have the time press on!

Join as many groups on Facebook as you can and keep sharing. Don’t bother with follow up or comments. There will be plenty of good…and a few bad. Let it all go. You are the messengers. The message speaks for itself. You just spread the word one share at a time. We have about ten months. Other wonderful things are happening as we speak and I will update you as these things unfold. But for now, I need your help.

In service to your fellow brothers and sisters.

In service to Freedom.

In service to America.

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus
Restoring a nation one voice at a time