I was born in the territory of Alaska in July 1953. The picture above is the Mount Spurr eruption. The eruption took place in the month of my birth, 200 miles west of Anchorage. Grew up tri-lingual, speaking English, French, and German. Many life events helped shape my decisions. The last U.S. military draft for the Vietnam war impacted my life, and I joined the Air Force. Following the war, I went to Officer Candidate School (OCS), Ft Benning GA. Later, I transferred to the USAF reserves, and retired in 1996 (23.5 yrs). In 1983, I was hired as a Civil Servant. I retired with 26 years as a Public Servant in 2009. My combined service to my nation was 38 years. My schooling: BS Urbana University, MA Central Michigan University, MS in National Security Strategy, National War College (National Defense University). I've worked Procurement, Contracting, Logistics for U.S. and multinational humanitarian and disaster relief operations. Key participant developing, basing strategies, war planning and US policy. One example, the START Treaty, part of the team which removed nuclear weapons from Europe, I also successfully managed the USAF Block 40 F-16 Peace Marble Contract; $2.6 Billion - acquisition, procurement, production fielding and training (with spares), 75 aircraft, (7 prime Contractors (i.e., GD, Teledyne, Bendix, Lockheed, etc.) and 23 sub-contract vendors.
(A synopsis of 38 years)
I am running for the future of our children. I believe in God, Country and Family. I hear the groans of the people and I have a heart and a voice to help them change their circumstances. Pray for our Supreme Court.
I vote and think like an ordinary citizen. I'm a Constitutionalist. I was a Leader under stress, a manager, a planner, an analyst, and "boots on the ground" doer. I did what was right without being asked. I planned for 2nd and 3rd order effects. Not like the bills being passed.
So here are my must do's: Fight back and stop Socialism and Chinese Communists; their hidden agendas, and silent infiltration of our lives, and our country. Don't touch our Church or religious freedoms, liberties, gun ownership rights, our children, possessions, our culture and history, or the best military in the world, or the right to assemble, let us shout out and be heard. DON'T assume your elected officials want what you want! Stop Terrorism (internal Anti-Americanism and external threats), secure our country from drugs, gangs, crime and illegal immigrants. Leave our small business owners alone, and stop trying to destroy our prosperity! Last, our right to a fair vote is not a request...it's a demand.
The photo at Arlington National cemetery is my wife and I praying for Brian Black, a dear friend of our family. As a Green Beret he gave his life in Africa with several others...defending freedom.
We were interring my mother with my father at Arlington National Cemetery, four days after Brian was buried.
I believe Americans and Alaskans have a Voice. I speak from the heart, as an activist for the "American way of life"; The photo standing on our US Capitol steps was my wife and I demonstrating against funding terrorists in the Middle East. We went to D.C. (2700 miles) in an ice storm to protest the vote for funding Gaza and the Palestinians. While drafting the 1999 US National Security Strategy, my team was trained as Middle East experts; travelling to Jordan, Israel, Syria, and later went to QAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and throughout Africa.
Several years later, I was fortunate to visit the Birthplace of Jesus Christ, Bethlehem. It's now a slum run by the same Palestinians I was protesting in Washington D.C..
While in Ammon Jordan, I visited the largest Palestinian refugee camp in the world. The Jordanians have offered them citizenship, and land. But, they refuse. They are now 9th generation refugees. 6-8 Million Palestinians get welfare checks, free medical, free food, free housing, free schooling, all paid by the United Nations, which we pay 35% of all UN budgets/costs. 70% of the countries in the UN hate us, but we continue to be their "cash cow." The UN has outlived its purpose.
I've been a lifelong conservative, voting Republican presidential but if I have to I write-in my choice, as well as I've voted the down ticket. But, I cheered on the Tea Party, the fledgling Conservative Party and the 'quasi' Patriot Party. I like Libertarian constitutionality, and the Independent candidates when pushing for a balanced budget, when most politicians are hard at work bankrupting America. I'm disheartened. I follow the Convention of States closely, the Foundation for Economic Freedom, I'm watching Americans for Prosperity. Bottom line, I've never run for office, but I know our political system is out of control. I believe, "Elections are about ideas, beliefs, values, citizen's needs, change, and holding the line for Alaska first. There's a reason we call our justice, Judeo-Christian; it's the ten commandments given to Moses... not Sharia Law... Sharia does NOT work. It's no longer about the 'truth', but rather the "message". Lies are now common place; accepted as truth. Elections are about how much money is spent to push a "name", agenda, TV or video "soundbite". How about a good ole Grass Roots movement
Bin There...Done That
My political and personal views: As a lifelong Traditionalist, I believe History Matters; all civilizations and generations past, present and future will learn the failures which need to be rectified. As a Christian Conservative - a flag waving PATRIOT, a staunch defender of the Constitution, to include the 1st and 2nd Amendment Rights. When it comes to hunting and fishing...I stand on Libertarian principles, my Fiscal Conservative, "balance your check book beliefs, make me a Tea Party-like advocate. I'm Pro-Life, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Military, Pro-Fossil Fuels, Pro-Term Limits, and Pro Education, to include Charter schools, Home Schooling and voucher system to trade schools. I'm ANTI--Socialism, ANTI-Communism, and all Totalitarianism (Despots, Anarchists, Dictators, and Oligarchs).
Personally, I don't want my Country - America, BANKRUPTED! I also, don't want our debt passed to our children or their children's future generations.
My Core Values are: GOD, COUNTRY, My Family, and MY ALASKA. I have no magic words, but I know what it means to be a Public Servant, and a good steward of our taxpayer money. "I AM RUNNING FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN". And, future generations.
"Let Me Be Their Voice!"
When I was fourteen, my native state chose the official motto, "North to the Future." The future is now, and I'm glad to be here! Let's do great things together.
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