Happy Birthday to the Red White and Blue

Born in Southern California every 4th of July celebration I can remember was pretty much the same.  Playing in the neighborhood all day while stopping to eat a wide variety of foods usually only available on holidays.  I’m sure some type of large firework show took place but I don’t really remember them.  I do remember Whistling Petes, Black Snakes, and Sparklers.  The acrid smell of smoke and burnt vegetation as a Spinning Flower once bounced off a street curb and into one of our neighbor’s ivy.

That left a mark.

It wasn’t too long after that my family moved to Trinity County.

Northern California.

Even back then things were different.

The hub of Trinity County was and is a town called Weaverville.  Those of you who’ve read Late Bird I’m sure recognize the name.

Weaverville is surrounded by little mill towns that hold anywhere from thirty to one hundred people each.

Certainly not sprawling metropolises.  Probably more coyotes than people and without a doubt more snakes and scorpions.

I sometimes laugh when I hear “snakes are more scared of you than you are of them.”

They should be.  We have a corpus callosum and opposable thumbs.

At least those of us who voted for Trump.

In Weaverville the 4th of July was an event because the citizens and community leaders loved the United States.

Flags and bunting decorated the town.

Red, white, and blue hats, shirts, and bandanas were found everywhere.

Veterans were shown respect because of their courage to serve, protect, and defend.

The same type of courage found more than two hundred years ago.

The courage of men and women who if caught would be hung as traitors to the Crown.

The term American back then was whispered by many as it could get you beaten, robbed, or killed by the English or those loyal to the King.

American heroes like Francis Marion known as the Swamp Fox and John Paul (I have not yet begun to fight) Jones engaged in the battle on land and sea and American legends like Nathan Hale were created when unmeasurable courage met an unbreakable noose.

In the name of the United States.

In the name of Freedom.

Fireworks are a large part of most 4th of July celebrations.  Many ooh and aah at them.  I have done so as well.  We are gifted with their visual beauty because nothing horrific follows the streaking of light through the sky followed by a large explosion.

“And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”

The flag was still there but many Americans were not and would never see the Stars and Stripes ever again because “Don’t tread on me” actually meant DON’T TREAD ON ME.

I hope each and every one of you enjoy your 4th of July celebrations.

My point of this article is to continue the knowledge, lessons, and stories that were given to me by my parents, teachers, and books.

That before we partake in the ice cream, hot dogs, and apple pie we pause for a moment or two to appreciate those who made it possible that we see fireworks as a beautiful sight because we don’t live in a war zone.

That before we run off to the lake to barbecue and swim that we say thank you to the Big Fella Upstairs for whom this nation was found under.

That before the carnivals start, the cotton candy sticks to too many little faces, that before the rockets red glare, we understand the ultimate truth.

Freedom isn’t Free.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

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I was recently having a conversation with an incredibly bright individual about western civilization (specifically Socratic Theory which was introduced through Plato’s Republic) and different types of government.

A question was then asked of me which I answered.

When I finished, a comment was made that my next column should be “exactly what I just said”.

Here goes.

Socrates theorized about different types of governments that started with Aristocracy and eventually succumbed to Tyranny.

In between the two are Timocracy (control by land owners) Oligarchy (control by a small select group) and Democracy (control by the Majority).

With the conclusion and success of Americans during the Revolutionary War a form of Government was needed.

Many voices including James Madison DID NOT want any of the five listed above including Democracy.

These voices wanted a form of government that protected the Individual.

Not just Kings and Queens.

Not just property owners.

Not just a select group based on the whims of the select group.

Not just the Majority.

The protection of every single American equally.

Hence a form of Plato’s concept of a Republic was put into action.

Yes, I am aware every American did not have equal rights as this was happening, but that every American does now shows the power of the concept of a Republic.

Had America been set up as a Democracy, slavery could still be legally protected, with the approval of the Majority.

So could the beating of women and the murder of homosexuals.

In other words Sharia Law.

Again the concept of a Republic is to protect the Individual.

The question everyone should be asking, regarding the Individual, is what does a Republic protect?

This depends on whether the Republic has any rules or guidelines to follow.

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the People’s Republic of China are both examples of systemic oppression.

They are both “Republics” but both of these “governments” treat their citizens as useful idiots to be manipulated, threatened, beaten, enslaved, and even killed.

The concept of a Republic can only go so far.  For it to flourish it must have two things.

First it must have Absolutes.

Very specific items that never change and are beneficial to the protection of the Individual.

Second these Absolutes must be enforced across the board regardless.

Our Founding Fathers created a document of Absolutes.

We call this The Constitution of the United States and these specific items are called Rights.

Constitutional Rights of the Individual American Citizen.

These Rights do not stretch to other nationalities nor do they extend beyond the border of these United States regardless of what oligarchical figures or democratic mouthpieces continue to spew.

In fact to proclaim that the Constitutional Rights of the American are also carried by any non-citizen is ignorant by the private citizen and illegal by the government “servant”.

This began with Reagan, and has continued at least through Obama, that humans from a wide variety of countries have not only been afforded the Constitutional Rights of an American, they have also been given the ultimate gift, through multiple amnesties.

The gift of Citizenship.

For almost five decades both political Parties have literally spat in the face of the American Individual to protect their own oligarchies ( a small select group) by using democracy (majority over minority) to build voting blocks and coalitions.

The Republicans have done this historically to protect what is called Big Business, and open borders are advocated for by the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Big Business wants cheap labor so profits increase.  I am all for profit but not at the expense of Freedom.

Of long gone Justice.

Of the Law.

The United States of America was set up as a Republic.

A very specific set of rules called the Bill of Rights was created to serve all members of the Republic equally.

Today’s America is a collection of oligarchies inside and out of our Local, State, and Federal Government that are using the “vote” (Democracy) to manipulate and control human behavior.

We still have the Absolutes but for them to matter they must be enforced and equal for all.

They are not.

What we do have is Free Will and for those with knowledge, a very real understanding of why our Constitutional Right under the 2nd Amendment was created.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, shall not be infringed.

Shall not be infringed.

Let the removal of oligarchies and democracies begin.

Freedom First.  Freedom Only.

A Republic First.

A Republic ONLY.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Thank you Dad

In this day and age the verbiage used in everyday discussion is neglect and void.

Neglect of substance.

Void of humility.

Too many are self-proclaimed “geniuses” or “experts” or the “greatest of all time”.

Lost souls referring to themselves as God, Jesus, or followers of Bernie Sanders .

Oy vey.

It appears the axiom “there are no new thoughts, only those new to thinking” is right as the rain.

Forgive them Father for they know not what they do.

I have never had much usage for overindulgent vernacular, nor found those who needed it, to be of any use at all.

I’ve always believed in action rather than blather.

In right over wrong.

Truth over lies.

Good over evil.

In fact Good is the ultimate prize to my way of thinking.

We have millions of written documents but only one is referenced as the Good Book.

Good morning, good afternoon, and good night set the tone and temperance for a quality 24 hour period.

“Good morning America how are ya?”

This would be a very difficult answer for me to give in these current times if not for one thing.

I was raised by a GOOD man.

I was raised by a man whom I watched work three jobs to make sure our family was fed.

I was raised by a man who never once complained while he drove a tractor trailer for almost a year on a broken leg to make sure his family had a roof over our head.

I was raised by a man who told me I could do anything I wanted in this world, and because I could, I had the responsibility to do it, whatever it was, to the best of my ability.

“When someone gives you a job you give them more than they expect.  Be grateful.  They could have given that job to someone else.”

I was raised by a man who told me to never look for trouble but if it found you to hit first and hit hard.  “There are no winners in a fight but there will definitely be a loser.  You don’t want that to be you.”

Amen Dad.  Amen.

To be raised by a Good man isn’t always an easy thing.  There are expectations, requirements, and rules. There is right and wrong and when you are raised by a Good man you better be right and more importantly you better not be wrong.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

When one is raised by a Good man fear is a very real thing.

Fear of ever letting him down.

I hope while you are reading this Dad you smile and nod and understand how loved you are.  Because of you I understand the definition of unconditional.

It’s easy to write things about Good men but I know this particular man will find them uncomfortable to read as with all Good men he is filled with grace, substance and humility.

Good Works over glad handling.

Peace over Pride and always at the front.

A Good man always fights the good fight because Good men must and a good fight is happening as I write this now.

To the man who left me a bear claw on my pillow on my fifth birthday.  You raised me to stand and fight and I stand with you.  We fight Dad and we win.

Just a few more weeks Hero and we will be victorious.

A good man can.

A good man must.

A good man will.

Happy Father’s Day Dad.

Thanks for being a Good Man.

Love,

Your son.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Rope Is Recyclable

It can be a truly bizarre thing to watch human behavior.  Millions of souls making decisions that go against their very survival.

How do we change the “hearts and minds” of those who haven’t any heart and absolutely no mind?

It is the curse of the “good” to have to wait to be attacked before “justification” allows the moral to defend itself against the criminal.

Left unto herself Justice is supposed to be blind but in today’s America she now carries the burden of deaf and dumb as well.

To be sure I am quite unsure if justice has actually ever prevailed.

Human history supports the concept that it has not.

To have her in our lives many have had to suffer unprovoked attacks that left the victim in pain and in many cases dead.

No amount of time or restitution will ever make that person whole.

A common and correct statement is to “never allow oneself to ever need an attorney or be in front of a judge.”

It seems quite fitting as this is where “justice” lies.

Again whether justice has ever existed is doubtful but of this I am sure.

She no longer lives amongst us and yet the scream for her presence can be heard and felt in all walks of life.

This will continue to occur because we are lead by the immoral, the unethical, and the stupid.

We are lead by physical cowards and intellectual drunkards who care not about knowledge or safety.

They are driven by their infantilistic Freudian desires and continue to teach our children that egocentrism, gluttony, greed, and promiscuity are positives.

Our leadership is emotionally, financially, and spiritually destitute and have lead us into a shallow grave as they were too lazy to dig a proper place to rest.

The grave shall be theirs.

Around the world leadership has been more of the same.

Venezuelans are reportedly eating rodents to survive.

Mexico has a war happening inside its borders and within ours.

Some form of Castro continues to control Cuba.

Puerto Rico is bankrupt.

Italy still has the mafia and the Pope.

France has elected another buffoon and La Raza controls many parts of California.

It appears the romance languages aren’t providing too much love these days.

Over the last few years many have wondered what must happen for Americans to awaken from the slumber of overindulgence.

From indebtedness.

From the culture of Oppression.

What would a revolution look like?

Who would make the call?

Would others answer?

I state this as an American.

We do not need a revolution.

We need a cleansing.

A very public one.

Maybe on the steps of our House or our Senate.

A cleansing where justice is no longer our measurement, as it is no longer measurable or relevant, and is replaced by retribution.

Then again a cleansing implies the cleaning of material.  A purification of sorts.  For something to be cleaned it must have a core worth saving.

Liberalism has nothing that is salvageable or worth saving as Liberals have no core.

A purge is needed.

That purge could certainly start with the cowardly leaker known as James Comey but it cannot stop there.

In fact American Liberty cannot survive until traitors are illuminated by our torches, proverbially impaled by our pitchforks or literally hung with our rope.

It may not happen tomorrow or even in a year but human history is very clear.

Freedom isn’t free.

This may seem scary to some or unbelievable to others.

What is unbelievable is the Democratic Party still pushing Sharia Law onto Americans through diversity.

What is unbelievable is the dissection, removal, and sale of body parts of small humans that continues everyday.

What is unbelievable is women and children still being molested, raped, and murdered through our open border that Congress will not close.

Rope is recyclable and as we are told recyclables will save the planet.

According to the “experts” the climate can’t wait too much longer.

Let the “change” begin.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Only evil flies in jets while proclaiming the world is dying because of people flying in jets.

Roughly three quarters of the planet is covered in specific molecular combustion.

Certain “gasses” smashing into each other that create, restore, and allow life.

Unlike today’s “snowflakes” the real McCoy requires Hydrogen (2 parts) and Oxygen (1 part).  Without this incredible process of evolution, life as we know it, would not exist.

According to the powers that be the human body is about 60 percent H2O.  I’m pretty sure to be a registered Democrat, Methane must make up the other 40 percent, although listening to the noise coming out of Paris ( and Kathy Griffin) it appears those numbers need to be reversed.

Talk about piles of steaming…gasses.

The rest of our bodies are a collection of other compressed gasses or elements, including carbon.

Say it with me libs.

CARBON.

I just drafted ten sentences that should be easily understandable to any thinking human, and as thinking humans, everyone should be able to describe, using only five letters, what I am referring to, and has been called the “solvent of life”.

The sad thing is most liberals have no idea what they just read (they probably think “allow life” was about abortion) yet millions of them think human behavior is controlling the “climate” here on Earth.

Talk about hubris.

Of course with self-proclaimed nicknames like Yeezus and Charlamagne tha God, believing one can control the planet seems par for the course.

Makes me wistful for the lip syncing of Milli Vanilli.

They knew they didn’t control the Earth.

They blamed it on the rain.

I digress.

I won’t bother this time trying to explain that climate, weather, and pollution are three different things.

It wouldn’t matter to the dems as these are all non-monosyllabic words.

We just lost them again as half of them giggled about “mono” and thoughts of high school, and the other half think syllabic means Islamophobia.

It appears the vaginas and hijabs have cut off the blood to their brains.

How is it we breathe the same air?

Maybe a question for another time.

Maybe not.

The Earth is made up of three primary layers or at least that’s what we humans have decided.

I doubt Mother Earth cares at all about what we do, think or say.

After dealing with the dinosaurs (and whatever actually created the Grand Canyon) we are probably a breath of fresh air or at least a lesser form of “change”.

Could you imagine the consumption pattern of the T-Rex?

Then again probably couldn’t be any worse than an H-Clinton.

We’ve labeled Gaia (no liberals this isn’t about homosexuality) in three steps.

Crust, mantle, and core.

The humans who really love this stuff have sub-labels and terminology like deformation patterns and thermal convection.

I find the Earth fascinating.

I find the professorial usage of verbiage, to explain educated guesses (opinions), annoying.

A quote attributed to one of the smartest minds in the history of Man says it all.

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

Could you imagine Albert Einstein trying to explain “climate change” to a liberal?

I doubt he’d even try, but if he did, it wouldn’t matter.

They’d just wink and nod at each other, and whisper behind the back of a Son of Isaac.

Let us attempt this in the simplest of ways.  Current science says the Earth could be billions of years old.

Of course we also created the measurement of “years” and “billions” so when it comes down to it we think this collection of compressed gasses has been here a long time. We also think it was uninhabitable to many species, including our own, for billions of years.

It only became livable for man and mankind when the “climate changed”.

Did you get that liberals?

When the climate changed.

The concept that the usage of fossil fuels is killing the planet is absurd.  The entire planet is in one form or another made up of components of the same gasses found in fossil fuels.

Furthermore “climate” measurements are supposedly taken over centuries.

By the liberals own definition there hasn’t been enough time to get any measurable information that the usage of fossils fuels in the combustible engine is “warming the planet”.

Only evil would fly around in jets, while proclaiming the world is dying, because of people flying around in jets.

Only the colossally stupid would proclaim the world is dying, because of people flying around in jets, and then vote for people FLYING AROUND IN JETS.

In other words the followers of Clinton and Sanders and apparently Trudeau, Macron, Merkel, et al.

Be very careful Europe.

Germany was the instigator in two World Wars and supported Stalin until Hitler thought he didn’t need to anymore.

The EU is already in bed with Putin.

Where do you think they get their fossil fuels?

Don’t worry Clintonistas.  Russia got their uranium from us courtesy of the organized crime family known as the Clinton Foundation.

That isn’t true Jason.

Of course it isn’t.  She never had a private server either.  Oh wait she did.  She just didn’t mean to or was too stupid to understand she had one according to Jimmy The FBI Fixer Comey.

Maybe that’s what all the C’s stood for.

By the way Sanders athletic supporters I have a question.

How can you HATE Hillary and then support Bernie after he endorsed the Crooked One?

This is a special kind of stupid.

The same kind of stupid that screams about fossil fuels, purchases overpriced Priuses and Teslas, but loves natural gas.

Out here in the Golden State (Northern) we have a new name for these types of wretched tools.

We call them Jerry (Don’t flush until) Brown voters.

Dear libs.  We have so much water and snow pack in Northern California our dams have been open for months.

There will be skiing in Tahoe, on the snow and on the lake, in July.

I am a huge fan of climate change.

Without it none of us would be here.  It would just be the cockroaches and the one celled amoebas.

Then again after pondering that last line I stand corrected.

I guess the Clinton and Sanders voters would be here after all.

Can’t you just hear the heads of the parasitic liberals popping right now like a fat tick you just took off your dog and then threw into the wood stove.

Country and mountain folk know exactly what I’m talking about.

They can also spell H2O using five letters.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

In Memoriam

How do you say thank you, to humans you’ve never met in this world, and never will?

How?

How do you say thank you to those still on Bunker Hill?

At Gettysburg?

Those still on the beach at Omaha or Normandy?

Those still located around the 38th Parallel.

How do you say thank you to those still in the Mekong Delta?

Those whose last breath came in Kandahar or Mosul?

I can’t.

I don’t have the words to say thank you, to those who paid the ultimate price, that Americans may be born into a free country.

I don’t have the words to say thank you to those who are the reason the United States of America exists and is the greatest country in the history of man.

I don’t have the words.

I believe in God but I am not a religious man.  When my time is over on Mother Earth I will have but one request.

That I may join, if only for a moment, those precious souls that gave of their blood so mine could flow freely and without fear.

Just a moment before I am shuttled to wherever I am destined so two words can leave my lips to every individual known as an American Soldier that never returned to their home town, never felt the love and appreciation of Americans while walking in a parade on Veterans Day or the 4th of July.

Never saw their families again.

Two words.

Thank you.

It isn’t enough and never will be but as long as I am here, I will humbly serve those to the best of my ability whom served us, to the best of theirs.

Please God, bless those, who have blessed us, with so much.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Breaking the law is no longer a crime

James Comey sat in front of the world and stated that Huma Abedin had committed multiple crimes and yet not one politician called for her indictment.

Not one.

Comey furthered his part of ruining America and proving that emasculation does indeed physically exist by proclaiming to be “mildly nauseous”.

His willingness to openly proclaim for all to hear that crimes, many of them felonies, have been committed, yet nothing is being done about it, should be all we need to hear.

The man is so sure crimes were committed he didn’t even bother to use the attorney’s favorite word.

Alleged.

Thousands of classified documents were found on the laptop of a man who calls himself Carlos Danger.

Felonies. Plural.

Comey said they were taken from Hillary’s private server by Abedin.

Felonies. Plural.

Is intent needed to make these felonies?

No.

Crimes are crimes.  Why people do them becomes irrelevant when you have them 100% dead to rights otherwise every person charged with a crime could simply say “I had no idea that was illegal”, or “my intent wasn’t to rob the bank my intent was to pay off my bills.”

Intent matters in SENTENCING.

Indictments?

Zero.

Nauseous?

How about you make us sick Jimmy.  How about as we are laughing at you Jimmy there is no humor in our eyes.

Justice is supposed to blind.

Comey’s version gives us a complete view of what deaf and dumb look like as well.

This is nothing but B level acting and even worse writing.  Listening to Dianne Feinstein and Comey go back and forth like they hadn’t already worked out the particulars weeks ago was ridiculous.

Where are you Attorney General Jeff Sessions?

Putting aside Sessions (currently) these are stupid people and of course responsible minds must then ask.

What does that make us?

I have a friend.  A good man.   A man who served his community.  A man who did indeed put his life in jeopardy to help others.  He was railing on a few days ago telling me things that I’ve written about many times.  Crime is increasing, the debt is out of control, the border is killing our country.

“We need to do something,” he said.

I asked him if he could run a mile.

“No.”

Fight with his hands and feet longer than two minutes?

“Probably not,” he answered.

Do you own a weapon?

“No,” was his response.

Now I am not banging on my friend.  He is indeed a good man.  Handles his own business, pays his taxes and is very involved in the community but what if?

What if the crime increases so much it shows up at his door…or yours?

What if the debt debacle finally collapses and everyone attached to a Local, State, or Federal program no longer receives their check or if they do it isn’t enough to cover the basics like water, food, and shelter?

What if somebody tries to rob you without a weapon and you’re simply so out of shape you collapse from a lack of oxygen trying to fight them off?

What if someone points a gun at you and wants your most precious things?

What if breaking the law is no longer a crime?

I reminded my friend that sadly these horrific events happen every day in these United States.

Every single day.

Speaking of horrific humans Nancy Pelosi said this week that the new healthcare bill (that isn’t even close to being implemented) is a destruction of government.

Oh if only this was true.

If only this was true.

History is very clear.

Human behavior is easy to understand.

Part of hoping for the best is preparing for the worst.

Ill or unprepared humans have no hope at all.

Let that not be these United States.

Let that not be you.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

To be an American moral choices must be made

As always there is a lot going on in the world.  Information and misinformation flows continuously.  The days of taking anything at face value are long gone.  I’ve received many questions from concerned Americans about what is happening to our country and what they can do to stop this runaway train.  Of course voting properly is the key but as we’ve all seen even doing this still doesn’t guarantee the correct decisions will be made.

Paul Ryan is the perfect example.

Yet here we are.  More questions than answers or answers that are incorrect, false, or outright lies.

How do we change this dynamic?

First we must understand our own needs.

For the most part water, food, and shelter is being fulfilled in these United States.

Security has slowly been weakening over the last three decades and is the primary reason Donald Trump was elected.

Still the reason we are having so much pain right now is the wildly damaging ways we are attempting to meet our need to belong.

For decades American children have been told such things as oral sex isn’t sex, marijuana isn’t bad for you or is the same as drinking beer or wine, debt and deficits don’t matter, food is comfort, and certain crimes are acceptable.

Think about that as a lifestyle.

Sex, drugs, debt, criminality, and EBT cards.

Sounds like the Democratic Party.

Food is energy.  It isn’t comfort or love.  Love is the giving to others without expectation.

Hammering down a box of donuts isn’t love…or comfortable.

Talking about physical fitness and nutrition is now body shaming.

Type-Two Diabetes is now thought of as actual Diabetes.

It isn’t.

Diversity is no longer a responsible economic plan but rather synonymous with color of skin.

Bernie Sanders has become the voice of the millennials.

Black masks, black clothing, hijabs, and suppressing speech is now the measurement of fighting the “man”.

We wonder why the kids don’t want to talk to anyone anymore.

Energy is a physical thing.  It can be touched, used, and measured.

Your energy, and how much you have, depends upon your diet, amount of exercise, and your understanding of anatomy, specifically your own body.

All of this information is widely known and available at our fingertips.

What we do with it is the key.

“Government” isn’t our friend.  It never has been and never will be.

Until humans evolve into the process of “being” government will “be” a “necessary evil”.

Today’s government, especially in States like California and New York are no longer necessary yet are still evil.

La Raza, CAIR, and support for Hamas are all examples.

Sadly too many in these States do not recognize these names.

The hate, control, misogyny, bigotry and financial oppression raining down on American citizens in these States must be stopped.

Those who continue down the path of debt, drug usage, and obesity are now being hit with the reality of “only living once” as they are physically suffering and are clawing and screaming for things like medical care that they were unwilling to earn, causing others who have, to suffer by too many trying to live off systems, they never paid into.

What do we do?

We must understand the power of the Individual.  Your life is exactly what you make of it.  Each breath, each step, each word uttered must be put forward in service or in search of Freedom.

Only you can provide this.

The opportunity to do so has been granted by the generations before us.

We are Americans.

We must push forward to ensure that being an American always means more in America than it does around the world.

Freedom is a choice.

Choose wisely.

Your future, or whether you will have one, depends on it.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

Firing with both fists

Courage is not assertion without fear.

Courage is assertion in spite of fear and comes in many forms, shapes, and sizes.

I was reminded of this a few days ago while having a conversation.

The individual I was speaking with was making jokes after receiving yet another round of chemotherapy.  Because this person is incredibly private and humble, and would be embarrassed by my words, I will respect their wishes of privacy and not use their name.

Their life on the other hand is one to share.

You see this is the kind of person who creates safe spaces with his presence.

Children and dogs love him because they instinctively know they are secure and protected.

This is the kind of person who enlisted in the Army at seventeen and became a medic.

Always looking out for others.

He owned businesses, raised a family, loves his children, grandchildren, and of course his wife.  He’d give you the shirt off his back, the money from his pocket, and has done so time and time again.

Of course if he was reading this now he wouldn’t understand what all the fuss was about and would say something like, “This is what we are supposed to do.  I’m supposed to work hard.  I’m supposed to raise my children and nobody else better be loving my wife.  You know what I’m saying?”

Yes my fellow American I am picking up what you are putting down.

He’d tell you that he isn’t special (he is) rather he is lucky.  Lucky to be a citizen of the greatest country ever.  Lucky to have had 69 years (and counting) on this Earth.  He sees his exhaustion, nausea, dizziness, and pain as a good sign that the chemo is working.

Not one complaint, not one bitter word, not a scintilla of why me?

Although he doesn’t eat sugar, and his appetite has almost disappeared, he still makes birthday cakes for loved ones.

The reason I am telling this story is to show the strength of the human spirit.

The strength of one man unwilling to bend.

Unwilling to break.

When he was told he had cancer his first sentence was “Great. When can we start doing what needs to be done.”

In boxing terms he bit down on his mouthpiece and lunged forward firing with both fists.

Cancer has no idea but it doesn’t have a chance.

It picked the wrong guy.

We have our own cancer in America these days.  It’s called liberalism.  It has overtaken the Democratic Party and done a pretty good job infiltrating the Republican Party as well.

Standing in front of America is a 69 year old man whose body is being filled with drugs aimed at killing the cancer.

Dizzy, nauseous, and exhausted he stands at the ready to make sure we do “what needs to be done”.

He’s also a man filled with knowledge.

In other words he voted for Trump.

Shoulder to shoulder America.

It’s time to bite down on the mouthpiece and lunge forward.

Firing with both fists.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

What am I going to do for you?

A conversation took place a while ago.

If you get elected what are you going to do for me?

My answer was simple.

I’m not going to do anything for you.

You are going to do for you!

If elected I am going to go to DC and stop the lies and corruption that are eating away at our country so YOU can live your life with liberty and pursue happiness to the best of your ability!

I continued.

Your greatest asset or largest liability can be found in the mirror every morning…if you have the courage to look.

Take a good look!!!

Besides, I continued, you are asking the wrong question.

It’s not what I am going to do for you it’s what are you going to do for others?

I don’t remember there being much of a response.

Of course this could have been because of my non verbal cues flashing an incredible irritancy.

Then again who knows these days?

With a good portion of the population conditioned to believe they “deserve” things rather than having to earn them the person asking the question could have been genuinely surprised as this may have been the first time they’d ever been told the truth.

Regardless if I get the question again, and keep my temper in check, my answer will be this.

I am going to continue to work hard, save my money, and be beneficial to others, or in other words, lead by example.

My mirror works just fine because the reflection in it says only one thing.

Freedom First.

Freedom Only.

Okay…two things.

Jason Kraus

United States Senate 2017

No campaign contributions.
No salary
One term

Leadership by example.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com