Duty not Desire

A question was asked recently,  “Why do you want to be President?”  It’s a great question and one that must be asked of anyone applying for the job.  There’s been lots of different answers over the years. Most of them are lies.

My answer is this.  “I don’t want to be President.”

Anyone who is sane and genuinely spends anytime thinking about doing this job will always come to the same conclusion.


“Want” cannot be the reason.

The incredible power and overwhelming responsibility should stop any rational, ethical human immediately, eliciting a resounding “who would WANT to do that?”

The reason the last three Presidents have been such failures is due to the fulfilling of their own “wants” or desires.

Anyone proclaiming to want to be President of the United States should be ruled out immediately.

Want isn’t strong enough.

It has to be about service.

It has to be about duty.

American soldiers did not WANT to storm Normandy Beach.  Our best and our bravest did not WANT to be air lifted and dropped into Vietnam.  Today’s heroes do not WANT to be anywhere near Afghanistan or Iraq.

American soldiers continue to step in front of harms way because of DUTY.

Duty to their brothers.  Duty to America.

They know the politicians lie.  They are the “boots on the ground”.  Their information or intel is accurate because they are experiencing first hand what politicians continue to ignore or lie about and yet the American Soldier still stands and delivers every time.  It’s well beyond want.

Their call to duty and belief in America and American values are why they continue to answer the call everyday, even in the face of extreme circumstances.

I don’t “want” to be President.

I’ve given this subject a lot of thought.  The next person to take the job will be coming into an incredible mess where brutally difficult decisions pertaining to human life and death will have to be made in order to protect freedom here and around the world.  The next person will have to undo decades of corruption, coercion, and criminal activity.  They will receive death threats if not very real attempts on their life.  Every word, every syllable uttered from this person’s mouth will be dissected, dismembered, and purposely displaced.  With each decision the ethical leader will always internally inquire,”am I sure I am making the right call”, knowing full well there is no right decision in many cases.  Just things that unfortunately have to be done because of past deeds or current crisis.  With many of these decisions, the ethical mind will wonder (rightly so) if they are losing part or all of their soul.

Yet with everything just listed the stress of the Presidency pales in comparison to the American Soldier in combat.

In fact it doesn’t compare at all.

The American Soldier believes in duty and service to America.

It’s time the Commander-in-chief does as well.

One term, no campaign contributions, no salary.

Service to the people.  Service to our military.  Service to America.

I don’t “want” to be President.

It’s well beyond this.

Duty not desire.

Jason Kraus


“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time.


Trust and Loyalty never have to be verified

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

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

The Obama cycle already feels like an eternity.

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

Trust and loyalty are required for Freedom to prevail.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In here, right here, we have trust!

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

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

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

For the record…you inspire me.

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

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

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

God bless these United States.

We are on our way.

Jason Kraus


“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time