If you don’t know now you know.

One day in high school I was informed that someone I was already not a fan of made a derogatory comment about me and my family. The next day I found the individual in the hallway between classes and asked if they indeed did say this.

Let’s just say it was more of a statement than a question in the way that if the answer was yes I was going to have a very physical reaction.

“Whoa whoa whoa Jay just wait a minute,” came the response.

The individual in front of me backed up a step as I took one forward.  Their fear was very clear.  I’ve never understood humans who choose to run their mouths and then won’t fight.

Eventually someone is going to call their bluff.

For this individual the time was happening now.  His fear lessened my anger a bit allowing compassion to creep in.

That compassion almost cost me big time later in life.

A story for another time.

I gave him an option.  Apologize or sow what you have reaped.  It wasn’t as smooth as that.  Most of it was profane.  He readily accepted the option and made his amends.

I was reminded of this story as I thought about what is happening in our country.

How many warnings do we have to give before the only option left is one no one wants yet is the only option left?

The debt grows everyday.  Our “justice system” is so absurd Executive Orders are now being illegally struck down.  Cops are still dying.  Humans in black masks and attire are hitting people with sticks.  Anti-American men and women are calling for a Civil War.

I’m always struck by the absurdity of using the terms Civil and War together.

“War! What is it good for?” Absolutely nothing!”

I’d “say it again” but those that need to hear it won’t.

Those that have seen War didn’t need to hear it the first time.

Yet here we are.

The United States has been at War for almost two decades with no end in sight. We now have the aforementioned America haters rioting, looting, and abusing others.

Our systems are all under control of “bureaucrats” whom are protected by Public Unions and Politicians that protect illegal entry and overt criminality all over the nation.

California has been hit with rain, mudslides, and now the evacuation of almost 200,000 citizens from Oroville and surrounding towns as the second largest man made reservoir/dam in the State is suffering from “erosion”.

Erosion in California is defined as the Democratic Party ignoring decade old warnings about everything.

Pretty soon CalPERS will be called erosion.

Jerry Brown and the Democrats (still talking about drought while having money for Sanctuary Cities and Bullet Trains but cannot rebuild the worst roads in the country) have allowed the most important infrastructure in the State (water) to literally crumble.

Then again do they have the money?

Brown and the Democrats have now sent a request to the Federal Government for “emergency funds”.  The same Democrats that have called Trump a lying, bigoted, racist, homophobic misogynist.  The same Liberals that blocked a LEGAL order to keep humans from countries that harbor, foment, or create terrorism, out.  The same Liberals that are ranting about war and the Impeachment of Trump.

Barely a month in and we are hearing WAR and IMPEACHMENT.

The question AMERICANS are having across our country is how much more?  How much more are we willing to take?

What needs to happen before we leave our homes, our streets, our towns, cities, and States?

Where do we go to deal with the degradation and disease that is strangling our way of life?

I’ve looked at this from every angle I can imagine and contemplated the probability of a wide variety of possibilities.

The only scenario that appears on the list is Congress trying to Impeach, Convict, and Remove President Trump.

If this scenario ever hits the House of Representatives that will be the time.

The time for Idaho Farmers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Wyoming Cowboys.

The time for Michigan Autoworkers, West Virginia Coal Miners, and Texas Rangers.

The time for those known as Deputy, as Officer, and those known as Citizen.

The time for those known as Veteran.

It will be the time for those known as American to come together in Washington D.C.

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.”

Sadly it appears the arena is being created.

In this particular time in the world, the credit will not matter, but those in the arena certainly will.

I hope and pray this day doesn’t happen but this is far as it goes.

The removal of Trump is a continuance of the nightmare from which we awakened back in November.

We can never allow that to happen.

As a now deceased “poet” once stated:

“If you don’t know now you know.”

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Ninth Circuit Circus

With all the insanity and illegality happening in the courts these days I thought it pertinent to again cover how our system works and doesn’t work. The idea of Democracy is to serve the majority which eventually leads to Tyranny.

This is the culmination of Socratic Theory.

A Republic or in our case a Constitutional Republic is meant to protect very specific Rights of the Individual. Specific Rights stated in our Constitution not the collective rantings of Norway, China, or Saudi Arabia. Pretty soon the Colonel Sanders crowd will be calling themselves Sharia Socialists and telling us all how Stalin and Mao were misunderstood.

Health care, health insurance, education, or lack thereof are not Rights regardless of what anyone thinks.

Yes portions of Democracy were kept in the creation of a Republic but Madison & Company were very clear.

These United States are not a Democracy.

Article 4. Section 4.

We are the evolution of Democratic tendencies (group think), into the Protection of again, the Individual.  This was suppose to stop the train from derailing into Tyranny.  Of course too many in America have no concept of this process including our politicians. Yes we are a measurement of our elected “leadership” and yes that is currently a very sad statement.

Generation after generation we have been told that our Republic has three co-equal branches of government. Most have no idea where this concept originated but they are more than willing to continue to repeat it.

This is Aristotle’s model, later built on by Montesquieu.

Both Madison and Jefferson knew this was behaviorally incorrect and Madison specifically went about securing a system that protected I over We. As I’ve written in the past Congress was meant to have most of the authority. Many will refer to this as the power of the purse. This is partially correct.

The reason we know Congress was meant to have more authority over the other branches is very clear.

The Power of Impeachment, Conviction and Removal resides in the House and Senate.

This is legislative not criminal authority and expressly allows Congress to remove the President and members of the Federal Judiciary.

Neither the Judiciary or Executive Branches have this authority over Congress.

We weren’t meant to be ruled by a tiny group of judges (oligarchy) or a King (monarchy).

We weren’t meant to be ruled at all.

The power resides in the House, the system closest to the People, to impeach.

The authority then moves to the Senate, the “deliberative” body, for conviction and removal.

The Framers even built in a check and balance within Congress.

Thankfully they did as Jefferson’s concern of “despots” ruling America has risen to dangerous levels.

Our last three Presidents should have all been impeached, convicted, and removed.

Clinton was impeached but not convicted and removed.

Because they weren’t, our courts are filled with horrendous appointees, who believe they are untouchable.

They aren’t.

It’s time to replace the Ninth Circuit who among other things completely ignored the rule of “standing”.

Of even greater need is the removal and replacement of the Supreme Court.

John Roberts is a great place to start.

The removal of Sotomayor and Kagan is an even better ending.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

The Conundrum of CalExit

I was twenty-one and talking in the kitchen with a married couple from whom I’d just rented a room. This was necessary as I had  transferred to a California State University to finish my baseball career and graduate.  As it’d been a long day I decided to call it a night.  Barely into my room I heard a large roar outside my window.  Looking out I couldn’t see anything as the roar continued to dissipate and then return.

I exited my room and headed to the front door where I stepped outside just in time to see a police helicopter almost skim the roof of the two story apartment complex while yelling over the loudspeaker to “return to your homes”.

This seemed to go on for a while before gun shots rang out.

A little later police knocked on the door and asked me if I’d heard anything.  I told them about the helicopter and the gunshots.  They said thank you and moved to the rest of the apartments.

It was 1992 and my first night in San Bernardino California.

Yep the same San Berdu (as it was referred to by the locals) that was struck by terrorists decades later.

Now to be accurate (not interested in fair) I enjoyed my time at California State University San Bernardino.  The campus was nice, many of my professors were excellent, my coach was a dream to play for, and I was introduced to Socrates, John Locke, Abraham Maslow and the Gambler’s Fallacy.

Continuing the accuracy requires me to say my apartment complex was nice enough and walking distance to the school.  The rest of San Bernardino was like most cities in Southern California’s inland empire.

Packed housing structures and businesses, crowded streets and highways, with just enough graffiti, trash, and crime to signify gang presence.

In other words a hole.

25 years later.  Things haven’t improved.  Sadly this is a microcosm of what was once the Great State of California and brings me to my point.

Over the last month I’ve received questions or comments from all over America asking about the infamous CalExit.

Freedom loving Americans see what appears to be roving gangs of Democrats marauding through the streets screaming to take the REPUBLIC of California and leave the most famous REPUBLIC in the world.

It is here that irony writes itself.

I’m not sure which is of greater absurdity.  Democrats living in Republics or legal aged adults who believed Bernie Sanders was going to provide them all free healthcare and college.

CNN covered CalExit like it was the Battle of the Bulge ( who knew CNN could cover something other than missing planes and whatever Hillary told them to) and attempted to capture the moment by asking a guy, who’d spent too much time eating fast food, his opinion.

It might have been entertaining to hear however his 50 yard walk was more than his lungs could bear.

I wonder if the Democrats are giving out free exercise too.

If you are sensing a bit of amusement emanating on the page you would be correct.

California is going to leave the United States?

Nope.

The many legal and procedural hoops that would have to be attained for any State to leave is overwhelming.

Because of this I am not going to even bother walking down that road.

I am going to keep this short and sweet.

First it is called Secession Liberals.

Not Succession.

The last time the act of secession was attempted it ended badly in Sherman’s March.  The War Between the States was the most brutal war in American History.  The United States was split down the middle.  Brothers against brothers.

This was a hard time lived by even harder people on both sides.

The Walking Dead in California known as Liberals are not hard people.

They are a collection of participation trophy recipients strung out on dope and cloves whom are so laughably recognizable Jack in the Box created commercials about their incessant two a.m. taco runs.

I doubt a majority of them can spell California let alone EXIT.

Abraham Maslow is shaking his head while Socrates is nodding and saying, “I warned you about Democracy”.

Yes you did.

Any attempt by “Californians” to break away from the U.S. would be met with force.

I was born and raised in California.  I’ve competed, been educated, and served in Law Enforcement in California.

With all that said my Pledge of Allegiance is to the United States of America.

I am an AMERICAN.

If a bunch of drugged out Timothy Leary followers want to join hands with CAIR and La Raza have at it.

It will be the shortest lived attempt at “Succession” in human history.

There are plenty of Americans just like me all over California, especially Northern.

If for some reason the Jack in the Box crew et al isn’t dealt with in 48 hours I’m sure there is plenty of help all across this country more than willing to drive the one celled amoebas back into the Pacific Ocean.

We can call it community outreach and climate repair.

I can just see it now.

Lighters, bongs, and Che Guevara T-shirts all waving over their heads in surrender, like the worst participation trophies ever, while huddled in each others arms clamoring for safety pins and safer spaces.

Okay let us return from fantasy land and give you the real reason California will never secede.

The Democratic Party would never allow it.

Without California the Party of Tyranny would cease to exist.

All of a sudden California secession doesn’t sound so bad to everyone NOT in California.

Don’t ya just love the smell of a good conundrum in the morning?

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Dear President Trump

Dear President Trump,

Finally the day has arrived.

The United States will remove a community organizer and replace him with you.

A Billionaire.

A man who once boasted of drug and alcohol usage while telling children marijuana is the same as drinking beer is being replaced by you.

A man who has reportedly never done drugs or consumed alcohol and believes marijuana is a detriment to society.

We are replacing a man who encouraged illegals to vote, against us, with you.

A man who has guaranteed a “beautiful wall” and the removal of all humans here illegally in America.

We are replacing red lines, insurance lies, and leading from behind, with you.

A man who has created wealth, promised to repeal the ACA, and understands leaders are found at the front.

You once stated that our military needs a Patton.

While this may be true, more importantly, a Patton is needed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

We need you to understand that your Army is us, the American People, and we are ready to go to work!

We need you to understand that we are done playing defense.  We are done with both political parties.  We are done with the lies.

We aren’t interested in Hope and Change now known as Nope and Deranged.

We expect results and as such you were hired.

Don’t bother with the Press.  The old way of moving information is over.

Your Twitter account is more powerful than all the newspapers combined.

It’s time for you to understand the Power of the Pen, and to elevate thousands of American voices and writers, who not only are defending you, but put you in your current position.

Through Twitter and Facebook America has been pushing the pen in hopes of keeping the sword in the scabbard.

You have a very real opportunity now to elevate such voices and allow us to deal with the traitors and liars.

There are plenty of things that need doing.

Debt restructuring (Ross), Military rebuilding (Mattis), and Common Core removal (DeVos) are absolutes that will take a little time.

This we understand.

You were overwhelmingly elected on two issues.

Border security and the repeal of Obamacare.

In that order.

Both of these things can and must happen in your first thirty days “on schedule and under budget”.

This will set the tone in the reclamation and restoration of the greatest country in the history of man.

There will be times in the next year where your position as President may get very lonely.

Never forget we are here as your greatest asset and ultimately your only firewall.

Free the People.

We will take care of the rest.

God has blessed you in many ways Donald J. Trump.

None greater than the privilege of being an American.

To whom much is given much is expected.

We have great expectations of you and for you.

Congratulations President Trump.

The future is now.

NOW.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Variety and Spice?

In high school I crushed baseballs with a 34 inch 31 ounce Easton Black Magic.  She was a beauty.  That bat hit baseballs, golf balls, Wiffle balls, Wiffle golf balls thousands if not tens of thousands of times.  Batting cages, batting practice, tee time on the field and hours at home to perfect my swing so the same motion arrived every time.  I would have used that bat forever but there came a day when it finally succumbed to the pressure and broke.

Yes aluminum bats do break.

It was then and only then that I went looking for a new bat.  Not a replacement.  A replacement implies what you have is working but not quite to your satisfaction.  I was more than satisfied but in order to actually play baseball one does need a bat.  I used a wide variety of sticks until I found another Easton while playing for a semi-pro team one summer.  The owner of the team gave me the bat at the end of the season and it was used until my college career was finished.

To him I am forever grateful.

My truck is over ten years old.  Runs perfectly.  Of course maintenance (personal responsibility) is required to keep any vehicle humming along.  I know of individuals who have purchased cars in the past that come with all the new technology.  One of those vehicles had to be returned twice and then finally returned permanently all the while my truck keeps getting older…and better.

I don’t know how long I’ve had my cell phone. Quite a while I am sure.  While Christmas commercials were showing new phones allowing virtual reality, my phone kept on answering calls, delivering text messages, playing music, and of course allowing me to communicate with my wonderful American Brothers and Sisters.

Successful people have routines.

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

“Ah Jason” some will say, “you don’t know what you are missing” or “variety is the spice of life.”

Variety and Spice.

Two reasons Americans have been married and divorced so many times.

Variety or maybe Spice may also be the reason men and women in their fifties and sixties are experiencing a new outbreak of sexually transmitted diseases.

Oh come on Jason everything in moderation.

A little bit of crack?  A small amount of heroin?  A touch of penicillin? Can one be moderately pregnant?

Moderation otherwise known as rationalization in today’s America.

Let’s stop the “moderation”.

Figure out what actually works and then do it over and over.

No, rolling joints isn’t what I had in mind.

Let’s stop the excuse making and “middle of the road thinking.”

Roads have two intended directions.

Only an idiot drives down the middle.

No more “reaching across the aisle” or attempting to be “equal”.

There isn’t anyone reaching in return, and if they are, their idea of equality is to improve their position by lessening yours.

Besides there are too many in Hillary’s Village for us to carry.

Thanks to Clinton and Bush the Jones’s lost their houses and cars years ago.

Thanks to Obama they probably still have their cell phones but then Schultz’s Starbucks app has to go somewhere.

Starbucks:  A place where one is always welcome loaded as long as they aren’t carrying.

Twenty four YEARS of Clinton, Bush, and Obama has sedated, medicated, and procreated an incredible mess that appears to be the norm across these United States because it’s all about ME as the “progressive” part of multiple generations belly up to the trough awaiting their slop and opioid fix.

Is it any wonder people are assaulting each other while standing in Christmas lines at WalMart or Target?

There’s only so much tryptophan and “purple drank” one can handle.

Nothing quite like thousands of people lining up for five televisions on sale.

I’m not sure what is worse.

The rationalization that allows someone to step on another’s head while searching for a Luke Skywalker toy figure or the beauty of laying hands on the new Barbie while tearing at each others clothes.

May the Force Be With You.

I recently watched video of a woman at IKEA being restrained by security who had a frying pan shoved down the back of her pants.

Yes you read that right.

A FRYING PAN.

Would this be Variety or Spice?

Even more disturbing was her lack of planning as the “pants” she’d decided to “wear” were falling down as her back up “thong” screamed in pain trying to hold this entire mess together.

“Fabrically” speaking, there was no collusion, but quite a bit of delusion, on behalf of the assemblage.

This situation roared “moderation” as well as repudiation, consternation, and possibly constipation while begging for a trench coat.

Hillary’s Chairman Mao attire would have fit this setting perfectly.

Get that villager her prize!

This upstanding citizen even mentioned she wasn’t worried about the crime she’d committed because it was a “misdemeanor”.

She understands misdemeanor but struggles with the concept that pans go on stoves…not down her shorts.

Probably a Meryl Streep fan.

Definitely a “soul of moderation” driving down the “middle of the road”.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

2017 has arrived

A new year is upon us.

Once again America will experience “change”.  Let us “hope” this proposition will be a positive one.  At a bare minimum the addition by subtraction model will reward these United States as the removal of Obama will immediately pay dividends to the spirit and the soul to those who have both spirit and a soul.

The addition by subtraction model is always a favorite at the beginning of a new year as well.

Subtraction of weight, alcohol usage, and debt are just three things that having less of increases happiness in many cases.

Of course the removal of all liberals from our lives might be an even healthier option although I guess that could also be construed as the repeat of the removal of weight.

Dead weight that is.

Many will make resolutions to clean out closets, garages, or storage units with hopefully positive outcomes.

The concept I would like to discuss today is the removal of all the “noise”.

While we organize, adjust, and feng sui our surroundings we are forgetting our most important asset.

Our minds.

The human body is a collection of electrical currents that is regulated by numerous things including our glands (thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary) and muscles.

Muscles actually have “memories” allowing for positive and negative communication throughout the body.

For this column positive and negative will be used specifically as actions that either release endorphins or release adrenaline.

For anyone who likes to exercise at certain levels or has engaged in certain lengths of laughter an endorphin “high” is very common.

Adrenaline on the other hand releases into the body when a “fight or flight” moment arises.  Again for anyone who has experienced an adrenaline “dump” they know full well how the body responds (freezes) when it isn’t dispensed.

I personally have experienced both the release of endorphins and the release of adrenaline at different times through simply the power of thought.

Many won’t realize it but anyone reading this column has too.

The noise created in the media is nothing compared to the noise we create in our own minds on a second to second basis.

We even do this in our sleep through dreams.

There is an idea called Minimalism that has been around for a long time.  The concept is the removal of unwanted things that are clogging up our lives.

Rather than attempting to minimize our minds by trying to figure out what to remove let us maximize our minds and focus on very specific things that benefit our lives, the lives of others, and the culture of Freedom.

In business, as in life, not growing is regressing.  Let us not focus on the “noise” anymore and concentrate our endeavors towards individual monumental specifics disallowing the gathering of chatter.

Rolling stones not only gather no moss they create actual momentum.

The individual American who believes in Freedom and requires the Truth is the most powerful species on the planet.

With that power comes responsibility.

The world is a mess.

Let each one of us be the pebble that thrusts itself into the pond creating wave after wave of energetic, excited, ethical behavior.

Clear minds laser focused on two things.

Freedom First.

Freedom Only.

Happy New Year.

We have work to do.

Let us get to it.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Three hundred and sixty four more

I’ve always enjoyed Christmas especially as a child.  Most of the time the weather was crisp and on a few occasions snow arrived.  Throughout my childhood and adolescence the days surrounding Christmas were spent playing Wiffle Ball, basketball, and when we had enough players, football. Christmas music has always been a favorite of mine.  Silver Bells is probably my favorite song.  Pie of all kinds, turkey and mashed potatoes, and fudge were all I really needed… or wanted.

Christmas morning was fun as a child, awakening early with my younger brother and quietly tip toeing out to the tree that seemed to magically transform overnight.  One year we received a gift to share that both shocked and delighted us. Two little boys stood frozen in front of the tree in our pajamas and stared at the small black and white television with its own antenna marked “From Santa”.

That television stayed in our family for almost thirty years.  Through moves, theft, and accidents the little black and white gift (that had a metal hanger in place of the original antenna) was finally moved on to spread joy to another family as it was donated to the Salvation Army.

On another Christmas morning my brother and I am snuck out of our room and oohed and aahed over the lights and presents that miraculously appeared overnight.  After digging through our stockings we moved towards the tree and spent the next ten minutes trying to figure out what the large wooden box-like contraption, with a square cut in the front, was.

We finally gave up and were told later that morning, to our disappointment, it was a puppet holder for puppet shows.

Puppet shows? Who was going to do them?

We were told we were.

My brother and I looked at each other and grimaced.

No way was that happening.

Christmas for me is, has, and always will be about the children.

One child as a matter of fact.

The birth of Jesus is celebrated differently around the world and means different things to different people.

For myself Christmas is a celebration of life, of love, of joy.

It has always been the one day that could be counted on to provide peace if only for 24 hours.

The appreciation and kindness of and to others, or as the message a baby, would eventually bless us with.

Love God.  Love one another.

Now the world just needs 364 more days like this.

Merry Christmas to all.

Let our present be our presence.

Jason Kraus

Hot sauce Clinton, Under attack Williams, and Felon Fattah

These days most of the headlines on the internet have no value.

The actual columns are worse.

Nothing quite like the press, who got everything wrong during the Presidential election, trying to explain how things “went down”.

These jokesters all want “street cred” these days.

Maybe a bottle of hot sauce will do it.

Oh wait.

I said that wrong.

Maysbees a b-dizzle of ho sizzle be da bo shizzle.  Aighttt!

Pardon me for a moment while I regroup.

I’m pretty sure I just died a little bit inside.

We could give the press the answers to the test and they’d still fail miserably.

Then again who am I kidding?

Figuring out how to obtain a picture ID appears to be too hard for the Progressive crowd let alone procuring a number two pencil.

I can hear the liberals now.

I demand a number one pencil!

I deserve it!

Damn straight home slice.  Here’s your number one pencil.

We call it a participation trophy.

According to the media and Barack Insane Obama, aside from salsa in her purse, Hillary lost because of a typo, Russia, the FBI, and a “white lash”.

Van Jones is begging for a new name.

How about Huffy?

There is no way that man should be driving anything with four wheels.  He’s a walking talking medical marijuana/texting accident waiting to happen.

What Hillary really needed was the right speaker to explain her problems.

Cue NBS, MSNBS and Brian Williams, as only he really knows, what she felt like to be under fire, without actually being under fire.

The talking heads on television continue to report such ridiculousness they don’t even anger me anymore.

Donald Trump has gone from Hitler (too many sources to list) to JFK (Bill Gates) in a little over a month.

Doth care for a morsel of credibility?

I recently read a headline about a college professor telling students they couldn’t use the words illegal immigrant.

Is it any wonder too many kids these days have no concept of reality.

With “teachers” like this, and Obama’s usage of a selfie stick, maybe we should tell the kids to simply get lost in their phones for the next few months until we can replace the constant intellectual carnage inhabiting our halls of “higher learning” especially in California, Colorado, and Washington, or from a surprising acronym perspective, CCW.

Of course this particular molder of minds, or maybe just a creator of mold, stumbled into the truth through no effort of their own.

The “professor” is actually right.

Immigrant implies legality.

To put illegal in front of it constructs an oxymoron, is factually wrong, and smears humans who have done the right thing and followed the law to arrive here legally.

The proper term is criminal and even the liberals know this otherwise they wouldn’t be begging to “pardon” hundreds of thousands of CRIMINALS nor would a pardon be needed.

To be “fair” to the progressive degenerative mind, they do not seem to care, which laws are broken.

Communists never do.

They want Hillary pardoned as well for any and all crimes she has or may have committed.

Nothing quite like “diversity” coming full circle.

After eight years of the Obama Error, his former Secretary of State, her aids, a Weiner, and millions of humans illegally in America all need a get out of jail free card.

Another comment crossed my path this week.  As I don’t remember it verbatim I will paraphrase.  A reader of our weekly columns commented that they had to unfriend someone because their friend said facts don’t matter when it comes to race.

My guess is facts don’t matter to this lost soul regardless of subject matter which leads me to my next thought.

It is well past time to face reality.

Humans are not created equal and multiculturalism is costing lives.

Of course those with weak minds will immediately attach culture to skin color.

Wrong.

Culture has nothing to do with skin color, food, music, dancing, language, etc.

Caloric intake is required to survive.  (Maslow)

How one does that isn’t “culture”. (Common sense)

Music is based on sound or the tympanic membrane inside the ear canal reverberating back and forth.  Musical notes, chords, tones, or keys are universal.  A, B, C, D, E, F and G can be heard by virtually every human on the planet.

Sadly there are some who cannot but this isn’t a culture either.

The way people dance doesn’t create culture.  Whether it’s choreographed to benefit the eye or Elaine Benes from a Seinfeld episode is irrelevant.

The physical movement of humans is universal and innate.

We also call it learning to walk.

Language has never been “culture”.

Before Homo Sapiens started using pictures, symbols, imagery, characters, or letters, communication still occurred using grunts (a form of music depending upon your talent or lack thereof) and hand gestures (a form of dancing. See aforementioned talent).

Skin color has nothing to do with culture and everything to do with proximity to the sun over tens of thousands of years and even on a minute to minute basis.

My time spent in the sun will change my color from a freckled collection to a redness followed by an increase in the collection of freckles.

This changes my interest in being in the sun but not my culture.

Culture is the basis for the rest of society.  It is the one factor that all things are derived from.

It conditions behavior and drives all outcomes.

We don’t need to be taught “culture”.  We know it instinctively.

The difference in human behavior is the willingness of some to REQUIRE a specific culture and others to ACCEPT a specific culture.

The pursuit of happiness (require) versus the delivery of food stamps (acceptance).

There are only two cultures in human behavior.

Freedom and Oppression.

The faster this is understood the faster knowledge is gathered and can be used properly.

Nazism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Tyranny, the Clintons, Bush, and Obama are all states of Oppression.

Constitutional Republic, Capitalism, and The United States of America, are all forms of Freedom.

This is known worldwide.  It’s why everyone wants to be here.  It’s why being born to at least one American parent is the greatest home field advantage on the planet.

USA equals Freedom.

Cuba, Russia, China, any country practicing Sharia Law, and many parts of the European Union are all living under the culture of Oppression.

Had Hillary Clinton been elected I have no doubt the Tytler Cycle would have restarted on some scale although we may have had to rewrite it by skipping actual bondage and roaring back to liberty.

I know I know.

I just lost 25 percent of the population.

The reference to the Tytler Cycle is for those who have proven they haven’t any knowledge of survival or reality by voting for Clinton.

We continue to be told that more than half of the country voted for Hillary.

This is false.

Almost half the country didn’t vote at all.

Roughly 25 percent voted for the culture of Oppression and the other 25 percent voted for the non politician billionaire.

Three quarters of the country either didn’t care enough to vote for Clinton or hated her so much they voted for the Donald.

Of course one could argue the same in reverse but due to the behavior of the Clintonistas my guess is if the side who voted for Trump decided to “protest” you wouldn’t find us marching in the streets, flying La Raza flags and going one on one with parked cars.

We wouldn’t trash our own cities and send up “warning flares” while chanting lies and giving you time to get ready.

Not that it would matter.

We could warn you all day for a month and you still wouldn’t be able to handle us.

We’d just have to require picture ID and you’d all be in whimpering piles with your bongs muttering something about a Weekend with Bernie and a safe space.

Go ask former Democratic Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah.

He was just awarded ten years of equality including water, food, shelter, medical, education, clothing, toiletries, and activities.

Liberals call it utopia.

Chaka will call it federal prison.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Fake News

Regardless of the venue these days (internet, radio, television), too many have too much to say that isn’t based in fact or attached to even a semblance of reality.

It is as though the truth has no bearing in today’s society.

The Dems are ranting about “fake news” while enjoying years of the Onion, John Stewart, and Snopes not to mention openly lying to the public (Reid, Pelosi, Obama, the Clintons and Hands up don’t shoot, are just a few examples).

We are inundated with phrases like “free trade” and “crony capitalism” while being smothered in lies such as America was founded on “multiculturalism” or “diversity makes us stronger”.

As I have stated many times there are only two cultures in human behavior.

Freedom and Oppression.

The closer you are to one the further you are from the other.

The political “experts”or “think tanks” continue to crank out new jargon and the “press” repeat it until these amalgamations of verbiage become mainstream garbage consumed daily by the masses like trans fats or high fructose corn syrup.

Can anyone say “fact of the matter?”

It is a matter of fact and as a matter of fact trade isn’t free.

It is also impossible for capitalism (an economic system) to have cronies.

America was founded on Freedom not “diversity” and bigotry doesn’t make anyone or anything stronger.

The political “experts” aren’t, and someone needs to drain the tank, as the “thinkers” have drown, thanks to a lack of ethics.

I have to laugh at the Communists known as the Democratic Party.  They not only change their names faster than a diaper on a new born baby, the outcome is the same.

Both are full of fecal matter.

That’s probably why they do it.  They can’t stand the smell either.

As if that isn’t enough for the Democratic-Socialist/Liberal/Progressive/Pro-Palestinian Party they now want to choose labels for the other “side”.

Alt right is now the new Liberal slander for anyone who isn’t a supporter of CAIR, La Raza, Hamas, or Keith Ellison.

I’m probably being redundant with the aforementioned names.

I should have just said Anti-American.

How did we get here?

Some will argue our decline started with Reagan and his compassionate conservative (liberal) allowance of Amnesty number one and the first version of Obamacare that both took place in 1986.

Others will point to the murder of Kennedy and the rise of LBJ.

A few will push back even further and reference FDR as the tide turned away from rugged Individualism and into the arms of a growing “government” as “Democracy” followed its natural pathway into Tyranny.  (Socratic Theory)

All of these things have taken their toll on America but let us claw back even further.

Let us remind ourselves of a famous, or infamous court case, of which many Americans haven’t any knowledge or have forgotten, a long time ago.

Marbury versus Madison.

For the purpose of this column the inner workings of the case aren’t pertinent so I will make this portion short.

In any court case, one side wants something from the other, that the other does not want to relinquish.

As this was taking place only a couple of decades after the American Revolution, the United States Constitution was still being upheld by its original creators.

The concept of Aristotle’s three pronged governance had morphed into an American Legislative, Executive, and Judicial model (in that order), and as was originally intended, most of the authority and responsibility, was found in the Congress (Power of the Purse, Approval of War, Impeachment (House), Conviction and removal (Senate), etc.).

Although as children we are taught about the three “equal branches of government” the true check and balance was supposed to be between the House and the Senate.  The Executive Branch was supposed to make requests with which the Congress would approve of or not.  The Judiciary, until 1803, did not have the authority to supersede the other Branches.  Some will argue (I am among them) that they still do not have the Constitutional authority and is a major part of the reason we are in our current situation.

This column is specifically written for those struggling with this concept, who continue to repeat the mantra of the elected and appointed oligarchical mouthpieces, whom have usurped power from the People due to the Marbury v Madison decision.

Just because something is believed to be true doesn’t make it so.

Due to this usurpation from the People the Executive and Judicial Branches have become what the Founders feared.

Tyrannical figures.

John Roberts, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, are clearly recent examples of this.

Judicial decisions from an unelected human and Executive orders from those who would be King.

Washington himself warned of too much power at the Executive level, and although the States were united, each already had its own governance in place including Judiciary.

The concept of Decentralized Authority was to protect one State from another while requiring the Constitution, and only the Constitution, be the one shared document that must be enforced.

The “law of the land” and that each State must enforce not interpret nor recognize any other authority.

Again a land of law (justice through enforcement) not of men (selective interpretation).

As Marbury versus Madison unfolded Justice John Marshall wrote the opinion that Marbury had the right to petition the court, but the court didn’t have the authority to force the Federal government (Madison) to take action.

One man decided what was “legal” and then gained the approval of three others on the Supreme Court to render a 4-0 unanimous decision.

ONE MAN.

One man, who split multiple hairs, while bouncing back and forth between the concept of the Constitution and the concept of the Law, made a decision, knowingly or not, that opened the door for other men and eventually women to split different hairs in different fashions and render decisions that are not subject to the United States Constitution or even Constitutionally based.

An example of this is the behavior of John Roberts towards “Obamacare”.

The Creators of the United States Constitution, specifically James Madison (Marbury versus MADISON) did everything they could to take the positives from Socratic Theory and create a new system away from Democracy and its eventual decline into Tyranny.

A Constitutional Republic.

With one man’s opinion America was thrust back into Socratic Theory and continued on the path with which Plato attempted to warn us away.

Even worse it appears Marshall attempted to appease by giving both sides a victory and a defeat while ultimately elevating the power of the Judiciary above the other branches.

Marshall created an oligarchy of four that has currently doubled to eight and will soon return to nine.

I can hear the “think tanks” pacing and ranting right now.

You are wrong Jason.

Is that right?

Yes Jason that is right.

We are attorneys, professors, and Constitutional sch0lars.

We know more than you.

Okay then.

While you “thinkers” are wallowing in your own little vacuums of narcissism I will ask for assistance from an actual Constitutional scholar.

Please see the statement below made to Justice Marshall from THOMAS JEFFERSON.

“You seem to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps…. Their power [is] the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign WITHIN THEMSELVES.”

Just in case Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States was too eloquent for the Constitutional scholars of today I will briefly summarize.

Marshall was wrong.

Because of this decision American jurisprudence has been dominated by “a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which (has) place(d) us under the despotism of oligarchy”.

Socrates gave us a theory.

Plato an explanation.

Aristotle a model.

Madison and company created a new direction to embrace, encourage, and empower the Individual known as American that was then returned to Democracy and ultimately Tyranny by “judges [who] are as honest as other men, and not more so.  Their power [is] the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control.”

Despots.

Ask not what our country can do for you rather ask what has been done to our country.

In returning to our original premise, “fake news”, it is apparent to those with clear minds that the rationalization of behavior (Marshall) has always been part of the human condition.  Jefferson himself wrote glowingly of Freedom and Liberty yet owned other humans.  At best this is the height of intellectual hypocrisy and at worst a specimen without a soul.

As the evolution of the human animal took place in what is referred to as Western society each step created a better version of the last.  From Socrates to Plato to Aristotle to Jesus the concept of the Individual grew.  With Locke, Montesquieu, and Adam Smith the movement towards an understanding of Free Will became more mainstream.  Jefferson, Adams, and Madison pulled from these ideas to pen a Declaration heard around the world and a Constitution that moved the planet closer to personal responsibility through life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Abraham Maslow built upon these concepts and better explained the survival needs of the Homo Sapien while century old words of Shakespeare “to be or not to be” spread the idea of Being Human.

With all things in life each organism is getting “better” or getting “worse”.  Cycles begin and end through winter, spring, summer and fall,  birth and death, sunrises and sunsets.

Evolution of society implies positive growth.

Those with “fake news” need not apply.

Throughout time we’ve been given incredible models and those models became greater in scope because each wave of ethical intelligence required a better way of service to their fellow brothers and sisters.

New systems are needed now.  The evolution of the American is screaming for the next level of consciousness.

Let the Constitution continue to protect America, while those of us who can, push forward into this good night, requiring our presence and time here on the planet be fruitful in practice, beneficial to others, and so spectacularly curious that each of our imprints plant seeds, with which others, will be nourished.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

If you have the facts pound the facts.

I’ve discussed this in the past but it seems pertinent again.

One time during my youth I was engaged in an argument with a kid in the neighborhood.  I don’t remember the subject but as the argument turned I realized I was, wait for it, wrong.

Yes, it happens to the best of us once in a while, and the liberals (communists) all day long.

Now just because I knew I was wrong didn’t mean I was going to cave and give in.  I figured if I was learning something he might as well learn a lesson too.

At least that is what I told myself to soften the blow to my ego that I was indeed, wrong.

There is an old legal saying, “if you have the facts on your side, pound the facts.  If you have the law on your side, pound the law.  If you have neither on your side, pound the table.”

This would have fit perfectly as an explanation but as I wasn’t familiar with this particular aphorism as a youth….

I didn’t have the facts on my side, and the “law” was never part of the equation, so you can bet the house I was pounding on the table.

In fact I pounded so assuredly that my verbal nemesis started to waver.

That’s all I needed.

One crack in the glass, one chink in the armor to focus my barrage of feigned confidence on, while increasing the uncertainty in his mind.

With him reeling I threw my favorite verbal punch.

“I’ll bet you I am right,” I challenged.

Sometimes this works, straight out of the gate, and sometimes it needs a little help.  This particular time my one punch needed a second.

“I’ll bet you two bucks I’m right,” he said.

“Two bucks?” I scoffed putting on my best poker face.  “Stop wasting my time.  How about twenty bucks?”

“I don’t have twenty bucks,” was the answer.

I pushed forward. “If you are right it won’t matter.  I thought you said you were right?  Either you’re right or you’re not.  If you’re right make the bet.  You can’t lose.”  I paused for effect and then finished him off.  “Look I know I’m right.  You just think you are.”  I extended my arm (all bets had to be completed with a hand shake). “Take my hand I dare you.”

“Okay fine you are right,” came the dejected acquiescence.

I retracted my hand, smiled and said, “nope you were right the whole time you just let me talk you out of it.”

Welcome to today’s Media.

This isn’t a new concept.

For as long as humans have been competing to survive, the “media” has been feeding the masses information and misinformation, or more appropriately stated “lies, damn lies, and statistics”.

No one and I mean no one with a modicum of intelligence believes the unemployment rate is anywhere near five percent, that the Affordable Health Care Act is affordable and has anything to do with our health, or that CNN is actually a “news” organization.

Amerigo Vespucci had absolutely no role in the creation of the United States but it is a derivative of his name, America, that is known far and wide as the freest place in the world.  Much of this was due to the usage of the printing press and the wide circulation of “information”.

Benjamin Franklin created fictitious characters and their written verbiage who took both sides of political arguments and published  both views at opportune moments for himself or what he thought a worthy cause.  Again the printing press.

History books are written and rewritten by the “victors”.  Wars of the past are recreated by future generations to “spin” the story for many different reasons including entertainment and propaganda.

Television has replaced the printing press as the primary mover of “information” to the masses.  Yes the internet is coming on fast but too many in America these days would rather sit in front of the “idiot box” and be awashed in their “news”.

It’s why the majority of the country was “surprised” when Trump was elected.

Rather than gathering factual, relevant, and available information too many continued to sit in a stupor while the television waves rolled over them feeding them distortion and dishonesty while attempting to destabilize society in order to create an even greater “need” for government intervention.

Well groomed humans with nice hair and good teeth stared into the camera and repeated whatever someone in the production room typed into the teleprompter.

It’s why many liberals think Obama can give a good speech.  They are used to the continued drone of “reality TV”.

Remove the teleprompter and the vacuousness floats right to the top as the stuttering, pausing, and “uh or umms” create an incredible void even the starstruck cannot sensorially ignore.

In reality not much has changed.  Men and women much less virtuous than Franklin are still creating characters and giving them their thoughts, and actors like Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama keep getting Vespucci like credit for things in which they’ve done nothing.

The reason Hillary isn’t part of the aforementioned group is simple.  She couldn’t even read the teleprompter well.

On too many levels she is one bad actor.

The only thing we know about the press and our political “class” is this.

They know how to read.

So why do we bother listening to the “talking heads?”

The idea of “news” is that we are being given information that is not only factual but is also NEW.

The overall press in general is zero for two.

A while ago I wrote about a certain sports entertainment network that I stopped listening to because they stopped talking about sports.  It took them a while to catch on but with their ratings in the toilet, and reportedly hemorrhaging money, it shouldn’t be too much longer before they return to the reason millions originally tuned into them in the first place.

Why will they return?

They are losing money.

Why are they losing money?

We the viewers stopped viewing and listeners stopped listening.  It also might help to put people on the air that can speak coherently but another subject for another day.

We the “masses” hold all the cards.

If we want networks to give us the facts then we must stop watching those who continuously lie.

If we want newspapers and magazines to provide us the truth then we have to stop reading or “clicking” onto the garbage that is being printed or published on the internet.  Search engines like Yahoo and Google and interactive experiences like Facebook will all change their algorithms or provide us better content when we require they do so.

When we stop clicking on the absurd and start searching for the truth the Invisible Hand will start to work again.

A media revolution, for the first time ever, is available to each and every one of us!

Our choices are being measured and calculated by incredible technological systems.

It’s time we eat “good food”.

It’s time to watch, to read, to share specific truths that must take place in our pursuit of happiness.

Everything is available to you, to us, in a keystroke, a remote control press of a button.

It also time to stop eating the trash.  Garbage in garbage out.

One is not born with knowledge.  Knowledge must be obtained.  Currently there is no knowledge found in the alphabet soup of networks or newspapers save One America News.

The Nets aren’t Working.

There is nothing New in the Paper.

Your daily individual choices matter.

You have the power and authority to change the ever connected world directly from your couch.

Ignore the click bait titles from these putrid websites and networks.

Don’t bother to comment on their absurd rantings.

Simply turn the channel and watch how the world changes right in front of you…because of you.

A friend of mind called and asked what I thought of the “protests” specifically one that happened on a university campus approximately thirty miles from us.

I asked him how many students attended the university.

He said around thirty-five thousand.

I then asked how many were out protesting?

He said a couple hundred.

Less than one percent.

Frat parties have a better turnout.

However, according to the media, this sounds about right.

All of our problems can be blamed on the “one percent”.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com