Why are you running?
Why I’m running for the U.S. Senate isn’t quite so easy an answer but it is an answer that has one common thread running all through it—the restoration of liberty through the America First Vision.
Liberty is almost lost in America and unless we make it our dedicated national priority to recover it, liberty will be irrecoverably lost. Year by year, America passes thousands of new laws to restrict and bind ourselves—but almost none of these laws ever go away.
The people of America have risen up—to take back their political system, their country’s laws and their society from the swamp of laws.
President Trump’s MAGA agenda wants liberty restored—that’s what MAGA is about. Making America great again is to make America free again—to restore liberty by diminishing the forest of laws. That’s what I’m about and that’s why I’m running for the U.S. Senate.
Steve Bannon and Breitbart have done the most—Breitbart now has over 60 million viewers—in a world where the New York Times, once the world’s mightiest newspaper, is a red sea of ink, printing a disgraceful 1.3 million papers and the Dallas Morning News, once a powerhouse, is a regional in a six million person metro-area that endorsed Hillary and went further down to about 300,000 papers.
Big media is done in American politics—it’s fate was sealed yesterday in Alabama, and the political ad money is going to dry up now for big media when the establishment finally apprehends that big media isn’t working and isn’t reaching voters and when they see how their money is being burnt for nothing. That’s when the big money stops buying and the old political game where money bought politics through media placements is over. I think we’re there now, John, as of Tuesday’s race in Alabama. Look, big money politics is over. Show me someone with a large budget—a large political budget—and I’ll show you someone who’s bought and paid for by the Republican and Democrat establishment—someone who is going to lose.
What makes you think big media’s role in elections is over?
Two Wrongs Don’t Make Anything Right. By Chanel Rion
That’s easy—it isn’t working and can’t be resuscitated. Karl Rove is doing some sloppy “mouth to mouth” resuscitations on big media every day, paying them millions, taking his rake of the media loot, trying to elect his fellow RINOS, failing over and over. He and his little marker board need to go. The Koch brothers, with no love for the Trump campaign but having the highest regard for liberty, dangled a billion dollar warchest here and there but mostly sat out the race with most of it unspent in 2016. Smart guys. What good would spending it have done? Apparently they perceived the difficulty of buying eyeballs and anticipated Hillary’s media spending debacle.
Hillary burned through over one billion dollars to lose to Trump who spent about 250 million. The “fake news” label that Trump developed for big media was perfectly descriptive and once it was out—that was the last straw for a lot of the American public and for the credibility of big media “news.” What’s funny is how the media thinks they fooled Americans. They’re so transparent. Credibility inverted its relationship between the media and the public—whatever the media said or printed became instantly suspect.
Put a fork in big media and the “big money” boys who support it—they know how to raise money alright—but they don’t know anymore how to spent it or how to reach the public with media. Nobody does. The fractured media universe of today may have 300 cable stations running in many homes but 91% of Americans are NOT watching the national evening news cable or broadcast—that’s a well established fact.
Why can’t the “Big Money Boys” as you call them, reach the public?
Because the public isn’t listening to big media anymore and doesn’t believe in it—and the big money boys who fuel big media with advertising dollars—have lost the public completely and don’t know how to get them back.
“Rachel Maddow and her Grenade” – Chanel Rion, 2017.
Big media has become too many dumb blonds, too many leg dangles, too many “tee-hee’s,” too many hate-Trump stories, too much “fake news,” too many left-biased reporters, too much mud-slinging—the credibility is shot to hell and with it big media. Once the middlemen for America’s political opinion, big media has lost its place. Now? Peter Jennings is a brand alright—a tarnished brand; Jennings brand is today: “liar.”
Now, the American people have found a cozy little screen in their pockets that they like better and where places like Breitbart appear on it for free at the touch of a button and whisper to them the truths and the stories they want to hear—not the stories big media wants them to hear.
The faces appearing on those tiny screen are the faces of their own friends and neighbors and family and coworkers—people they believe are on those screens. But the truth is, for all the hype, that advertising doesn’t work very well on the little screens—people find it annoying and skip it. They have channel and spam blockers and ad guards. Advertising is ineffective, ignored, blocked, and out on the little screens.
And so—it’s a whole new day in politics and advertising and all the national news broadcasters together—NBC, CBS—all the cable news like FOX, CNN, MSNBC, and a few odd ones—TOTAL less than 29 million evening news viewers—in a country of 330 million people, 91% of Americans aren’t watching television news anywhere. Fewer are reading newspapers. And who are America’s new Walter Cronkites and Barbara Walters? None other than the viewers’ own Uncle Marty and Aunt Sally who have little black television stations right in their pockets and a trillion volume research library with it; these two can broadcast the world for free, at a button’s touch, anytime and anywhere.
Those are reasons why big boy political operators can’t use big media to reach the public anymore—and why 91% of Americans are tuned out. So where else are they going for news and entertainment?
What are they watching and reading out there?
How about tonight for example? How about you, John—after this interview tonight? Going to be busy? Doing what?
Let’s see, you have over 300 channels to watch, Netflix, the old DVD collection, videogames, radio, Instagram, Spotify, that old LP collection, books, magazines, social media, the telephone. And, what the hell, how about tonight for a change, just a good old fashioned snuggle with mamma?
Now that news has reduced itself to entertainment, it competes not just with other news outlets, but with all the other entertainment options out there and there isn’t much time. Americans on average, only spend about four hours an evening on entertainment.
So where does political big money go to buy voters? Billboards? Nope. Radio? Nope. What’s left?
Ask Hillary’s advisors—they couldn’t figure how to spend it and couldn’t face the truth that media has been disintermediated by little pocket screens so completely that they couldn’t get inside of them, and interrupted by a public who knows that reporters have a 92% Democrat party liberal bias and believes that news is being constantly faked, manipulated, omitted, stacked, shuffled, and twisted to achieve liberal political outcomes. The game is up—they don’t even try to hide the bias anymore. Rachel Maddow looks like a third world propagandist sitting on stool, reading Mao’s little Red Book.
Big media has been crushed by little pocket screens six inches square—and every man is his own Walter Cronkite and his neighbors his audience—and they believe him. The voters like him and themselves better than they like big media. Read the Pew statistics—check it out. And check out how Breitbart media has become the new guiding light and political whisperer. Does that make sense?
Yeah, what’s the Breitbart phenomenon all about?
Breitbarters want liberty restored—60 million unique page views monthly prove it and I am one. I like their authenticity. They’re bold and they’re fearless. They knew what was right and they knew what was wrong. They chose to do what was right in a bold manner. I am running this race particularly because I want liberty’s restoration too. I am part of a Breitbart tsunami that will take the Senate back for MAGA and send RINOS to browner pastures.
Every “why I’m running” answer of mine can be prefaced by this one phrase: “to restore American liberty. . .” I’m running in Missouri, my home, but since the Senate has become effectively a national office, Missouri’s senate race affects every American and every American has to care what happens in Missouri. That’s why American’s are so furious with Arizona. We’re 20 trillion in debt, waging generational wars, and our kids can’t read and write. And Arizona keeps sending McCain and Flake… I mean, it sounds like a bad cereal, McCain and Flake! I’m pulling for Kelli… Dr. Kelli Ward down there. Effectively I’m running in my Missouri but Chanel and I are racing in every state where a RINO is. We in Missouri are watching Tennessee and North Dakota and Arizona and Maine. We are getting the Safari ready early. It’s open season on RINOS.
We want President Trump’s agenda enacted, not blocked in the U.S. Senate by liberals and by Republican RINOs.
When you say “Liberty” what do you mean?
Democrats think the word “Liberty” is obsolete. I think the word is just being born. A mentor of mine once defined liberty as the sum of all actions a citizen may take that are not forbidden by law. If a law forbids your action you are unfree as to that action—we all know that; but we don’t fully actualize that liberty is only what’s left over after all the laws. Today, liberty has become a tiny island—challenged by a roaring sea of laws.
Ours is a complicated country with over 80,000 PAGES of rules in our federal code and every administrative agency has its own code. There are over 5,000 crimes in our federal statutes and codes—scattered into dozens of books and in millions of lines of prohibitions and laws and regulations in cases and board findings. Here in Missouri, we recently had a story of a boy who was breeding rabbits to sell and the USDA stepped in and fined this little kid roughly $4 million for breeding and selling rabbits. Not one Missouri leader stepped up for this young man. This is senseless. This isn’t liberty. Agencies like the EPA have their own courts, prosecutors, and fully-armed police armies with millions of rounds of ammunition. Who are they going to shoot? Some have combat tanks. Each agency is a bureaucratic mini-state within the United States many with its own criminal laws. Most Americans are not remotely aware of how these unelected fiefdoms work inside of their own country. Government agencies are the biggest thugs in America.
You thought you were free—that you had liberty? How free do you feel considering some of that?
Are you a libertarian?
I am not a political libertarian but some have said that I might be a spiritual one—there are many things the libertarians and I agree upon. Austin Peterson is your libertarian candidate in Missouri, running as a Republican. I wouldn’t go so far as Austin goes or to say what Austin says when he quotes himself way out there on the edge, because to me, some regulation is in order or chaos ensues. I wouldn’t say, for example, what Austin says here and I’m quoting him of course:
“. . . my [Austin’s] vision for America is one
where gay married couples can defend their
marijuana fields with fully automatic machine guns.”
I don’t share that particular vision of America and I think that liberty can be restored without painting scenes like that one. Libertarians usually do this—they say so many right things, and then, just when the listener is about to get aboard—the libertarian swerves and goes way too far and into the ditch. Do you want a border-free America? Most libertarians do. Do you want drugs unregulated? Most libertarians do. Austin Petersen condoned the selling of Heroin to a five year old. I mean, that’s when the car hits the telephone pole. Do you want that?
I don’t—and I can’t go there.
What do you think of Austin Peterson?
I don’t know Austin. I’ve only read some of his material. He’s a libertarian in Republican clothing and I think he would be proud to say so. He’s my competitor for this U.S. Senate seat.
He has a lot of right-minded things to say about liberty and against the federal monster, a monster that I oppose and he opposes, but again, libertarians always lose me when they go too far.
Austin’s in the race and I look forward to the debates—those may be interesting and we may all learn where he stands on libertarian issues in the world.
Why should a Missouri Senator care about America’s role in the world?
One of my platforms include Missouri is the Real America and America First. What I mean by that is Missouri no longer takes the lead from Hollywood or Manhattan. U.S. senators deal with many world issues. What do world issues have to do with Missouri? For one thing, a lot of Missouri tax money is being spent on foreign escapades and foreign aid. Missouri money and Missouri soldiers and sailors are sent to support America’s huge military.
In a rocket age, our homes in Missouri are no longer safe from world nuclear attack. All of that is about America’s role in the world and these matters have quite a lot to do with Missouri. World trade, exports, imports and immigration are world issues that bear upon Missourians. I spent years overseas in war zones and operating from inside the American Embassy in Panama and I bring real world perspective to some of this.
Our complicated world has 7 billion people living in over 190 sovereignties, not always living in prosperity, peace, or freedom. Laws hold the world together and describe one country compared to another. Why do we or they need all these laws? Libertarianism is right to ask that. I agree with much of Libertarianism on that. America and the world are hidebound by laws and by the lawyers who enforce them inside of and out of governments everywhere.
Back to liberty… Liberty is actions left to citizens that are not prohibited by law. What are lawyers? Givers and takers of prohibitions. Senators are supposed to make new laws but almost every new law they make is another new forbidden thing—some new restriction on some or all Americans.
No one remotely knows what all the world’s or America’s laws are—no Senator, no Supreme Court Justice, no lawyer, no citizen; no one is qualified to instantly comment on laws beyond asking what I ask you now: Why do we need all these laws?
A Missouri Senator must see America’s place in the world for Missourians. That’s what representative government is about—the representative acting for those who elected him to do their will. I want Missouri to lead America’s way back to liberty—to be the state that shows all other states and America how many laws and bureaucracies can be abolished and how simple liberty can be left without genuinely compromising our safety, health, welfare.
And what are some of the laws America doesn’t need?
The shortest answer is to say we don’t need about 80% of the laws we have. We ought to be weeding out laws night and day—federal and state. Minimizing lawmaking, law enforcement, lobbying, administrative agency advertising, corporateering, litigating, tax accounting—and more—bagging these entities up, burning the unnecessary ones—these are elements of one gigantic swamp game that employs millions who drink swamp juice every day and whose sole mission is make laws and restrictions profitable to themselves—laws that forbid free men and a free market from doing whatever these elitists forbid—forbidding free men from acting without their permission.
Lawyers make laws that make you get permission—then you pay lawyers to help you get permission and pay them again to defend you if you forget to.
And the U.S. Senate? Nearly 60% lawyers.
Autocracy binds everyone by law in every way, then requires a permit or license to get around all the forbidden actions. Millions of little bureaucrats—governmental, corporate, and legal—issue permits and create “permit gates” to operate in this swamp of theirs and they’ll do anything to keep the swamp from being drained. The swamp is their food source, their home. They’re the “gatekeepers” in their own little sub-nations of bureaucrats who operate realms inside our bigger nation—a nation that needs to be as gate-free as possible.
What about Socialism?
For too long—since the 1960’s and before, we have wasted much of America’s legislative time, money, prestige, and political capital passing laws in pursuit of the chimera that everyone can and therefore should be made equal. Instead of focusing on trying to make America greater by offering everyone greater opportunity, millions of lines of law are dedicated to this hopeless, foolish, and failed social experiment. It’s time for it to go away. The “helpless” are going to have to help themselves more.
Instead of building a country with an economy that offers equal opportunity without going anywhere near this politically correct nonsense, America did something different—instead we built a socialist nanny state that has harmed our country and our futures. Political correctness was brought on to make sure no one could ever again object and to make snifflers feel better while the American economy rots. I reject political correctness absolutely—I’m out to abolish it. A little band of academic elites will not be allowed to dictate speech, to censor the first amendment, or to impose academic effeteness on Americans.
We forbid it.
I despise socialism because it steals individual initiative and substitutes the state’s “wisdom” for the individual’s—America’s greatest resource is individualism and when socialism puts the “caring” state in the individual’s place—the state and the “committees” control all even when the state is the proven bumbler it has been again and again.
Everyone is different and no one is entitled to be “made equal” by the state—even if that were remotely possible. Everyone has to earn his own outcome equality in a reasonably fair economy and legal system. Nothing is perfect.
How is MAGA different?
Now it’s a new age—MAGA—Make America Great Again. We must now put the Real America first and spend our legislative time not expanding the nanny state and not trying to equal all human outcomes, but rather, we must contract the nanny state and end dependency except for truly elderly and the hopelessly disabled. Not everyone can or will be equal. Most will be fine by facts of economic life and will adjust.
Donald Trump saved America with the MAGA vision and is a bold and daring leader not stilted or hampered by being politically correct. America owes him much—not the least for wrecking the realm of political correctness.
Right now the Republican establishment and Never-Trumpers are trying to sink the President, trying to defeat MAGA, and bring the whole socialist state and politically correct nightmare back into fashion. Their opposition to MAGA is job security for them, you understand that, right?
As for me, this is war—I’ll be doing everything in my power, speaking out not only in Missouri but in every critical state I can, supporting Steve Bannon’s mission as I can, to take over the Senate and to help rid our Republican party of RINOS like John McCain and Jeff Flake. I am unequivocally for President Trump’s MAGA and America First Visions.
We can’t let RINOs stay. I want Missouri to send me to Washington to keep President Trump and MAGA alive in the Senate. I want MAGA accomplished for Missouri and I’ll go anywhere and fight for MAGA. America needs to find its warrior spirit again.
Why do you think you’re qualified?
The Senate is the people’s chamber now where ordinary people send their friends and neighbors to legislate for them. It’s also a complicated place. Since we established the 17th amendment, any American has the right to run for the U.S. Senate. That’s what I’m doing and I intend to win, serve for a term or two, then—make way for the next citizen Senator—not stay in office for a lifetime. You know that I’ve pledged to self-limit—to serve no more than two terms.
I resent the elitist Senate idea—invented by the big boys in the swamp—that only very special, effete people can be Senators. They want to steal the Senate from the people. The truth?
Anybody can serve.
So everyone is qualified?
America has, or has had, in the U.S. Senate: wrestlers, comedians, football players, actors, truck drivers, soldiers—the young, the old, the sound, the insane—in one sense, ANYONE is qualified to be a U.S. Senator—and that’s the way it’s supposed to be. EVERYONE is as qualified as anyone else.
Yet the statist in the “entitled class” of effete snobs think that only they can serve. They want you to think that without fancy school pedigrees from drugstore academics and previous state office holdings and the RIGHT friends in high places, meaning—themselves—that You aren’t qualified. In the founder’s view, ALMOST everyone is qualified for the U.S. Senate. This is how it works… the Democrats or Republicans will recruit someone to run for school board. Maybe start someone off in the state house. The party steps back and watches. If the elected official is obedient, they are rewarded with something bigger. By the time the representative climbs the ladder and gets to Washington, the representative is completely controlled by the party system. We’re getting rid of that. I saw this first hand while working veteran’s issues in Congress. I made it a year. I stepped into the swamp and didn’t like what I saw.
No one is Qualified
Paradoxically, and at the same time, NO ONE is qualified for the Senate—in a world so complicated as ours. Yet most Americans are well qualified to find facts, to make sound judgments, and to come to consensus with others—the common man is democracy’s main assumption and that’s how we operate our jury and electoral systems—ordinary Americans listen, find facts, comprise juries, and our electoral systems, and operate our democratic republic, including our courts—all run on the “common man is competent” premise and indeed that’s exactly how we need to make our Senate run.
So you see, I’m no more qualified than you are or anyone is for the Senate and at the same time—I’m no less qualified to sort through the myriad of facts, propositions, arguments, conclusions, demands, needs, wants, and conundrums—that senators and their staff deal with. And yes, the sum of these complexities is certainly enough to daunt any mere mortal. In that way—by the complexity of it and its burden on one man, I’m as disqualified as anyone else to serve in the Senate.
One Candidate’s Qualifications
I’m an intelligence analyst and military man by trade and training. I’ve made hundreds of complicated judgment calls about complicated facts in war zones that determined whether special forces units completed their missions, killed the enemy, or died trying. That’s what we’re missing in Washington. Today’s Senators are spending money like there’s no tomorrow. But there is a tomorrow and I want to see it through.
The first lesson we learned in the Navy was teamwork. Teamwork is everything. It was ground into every fiber of our being on the atomic level. I’m a team player; I make good judgments; I keep friends for life; I work tirelessly to find facts and stick by positions that cannot be compromised—such as the unborn’s right to life, such as our right to keep and bear arms, such as the strength of our military and the superiority of liberty over autocracy and placing America first in the world. I believe in traditional families and I believe that political correctness is censorship and unconstitutional per se.
I make NO compromises on these matters—not ever. Roy Moore and I will stand together for things better than any senators ever have—AND I told Roy a few weeks ago that I looked forward to serving with him in the Senate—and I do.
I know who I am and what I believe about bedrock issues—and I can be counted on to not waver on these—not once. Character is what Roy Moore has shown us time and again—the power of unwavering principles and doing the right things—and that is a powerful qualification I have.
Do you know about the Josh Hawley controversy in his Senate candidacy?
Right now, Josh Hawley’s character is under fire because Hawley looked Missouri right in the eye and lied about something important—he told us only weeks ago: if you elect me Attorney General I will NEVER use the office as a ladder to climb for higher office. Have you seen his “ladders” video?
Wow—no doubt is left about this.
Last week Josh Hawley disappointed Missouri when he met with “fat cats” in St. Louis at a $10,000 a couple “Josh Hawley for Senate” dinner and where the event’s promoter exited proudly crowing about Hawley: “he’s running.”
They bought him off? Missourians were dumbfounded.
Then, something more came out—something worse. A Missouri newspaper reporter discovered that Hawley as AG had been more or less concealing a Senate exploratory committee for weeks. Concealing in Missouri is a kissing cousin to a “coverup” and makes Hawley look more Nixonian and tarnished each day. Not at all like that, “college kid next door” act he pretended in his AG race. Now he looks kind of like a cunning flim flam man in a bad film noir. Did you see that archived op-ed some Australian think tank sent us? I’ll posted it on my website today or tomorrow.
Political corruption news travels far and travels fast and unless your name is Clinton or Obama—or unless you want to be forever compared with scalawags like them—you should have been able to anticipate trouble and should have known you would never have been able to get away with it. Josh Hawley certainly won’t. His competitiors can’t afford to let him get away with it. And neither can Claire McCaskill.
Hawley’s going to get into a muddy dog fight that he would never have had to get into had he not been so greedy with that ladder climbing that will finish him Missouri politics. He had a bright future. He should have kept his word, been patient, and done his job. There’s always another race. Remember George H.W. Bush and his “read my lips no new taxes” promise? He broke it. He broke his promise and it cost him the presidency and put the curse of the Clintons on our land for 25 years.
I think Hawley is toast. He and Mitch McConnell are two pigs eating from the same troth and everyone here knows it.
Do you have other qualifications?
I’m qualified further by an unblemished personal record, by my mostly “outside of politics” standing, by my loyalty to Donald Trump’s grand vision of MAGA, by my conviction that he and America must succeed. I’m qualified also by my long and constant support of Steve Bannon as he helps the president drain the swamp in the White House and in the Senate. I’m qualified by my energy and resolve in going the extra mile and into other states to help campaign against RINOS everywhere. I’m the Missourian who will help validate Missouri’s extraordinary support for President Trump in the 2016 election and give him a Senate that can make MAGA come true.
I want to go to Washington to represent Missouri not to make new laws, but to ABOLISH the too many laws Missouri and American already have in our overregulated nation. One by one we need to round up useless laws and repeal them. Ask an ordinary Americans to name any new laws that he thinks America needs—and most can’t tell you one. Try it—ask yourself that very question.
What laws would you eliminate?
Let’s take the Department of Education for example. I’d abolish it altogether and repeal all its laws and rules and send education’s lawmaking back to the states where school law can be minimized. What a farce the Department of Education is. Reagan wanted to abolish it.
Do you know the history of this department, John? It’s really a Civil War relic that became a New Deal and Great Society monster that today is eating America alive and cheating our kids and cheating America’s future out of an education and out of an educated populace. It cost BILLIONS to run. Lefties own it—it’s like School Kremlin in there. Some offices literally had pictures of Mao hanging in them during the Obama years.
Our prayers must be for Betsy DeVoss. She has extraordinary courage.
Why do you seem so against the Teacher’s Unions?
America’s priorities are NOT to support the NEA or to make the sniffling teachers unions happy—but to educate our kids—teaching and learning are two different things—and American schools are failing—because teachers are teaching so poorly that kids are not learning. America has sunk to 21st in educational attainment in the world and we are beaten by the likes of Kenya. High school dropout rates have skyrocketed.
More than half of Detroit’s adults are functional illiterates—the town is crawling with uneducated people who can’t read a breakfast menu. The teacher’s union blocks the firing and removing of inept teachers and there are plenty. Their answer is their whine and excuse chorus and it’s always the same—if we ONLY had more money.
Well America has spent TRILLIONS on this “more money” ruse and we’ve learned something—the more we spend on American Education the worse our kids do—we now spent about $11,000 a year per student at all levels of government and spending isn’t working. Spending isn’t the answer—deregulation is. Teaching isn’t the objective—learning is.
Do you favor common core or other federal testing?
No. The states know best and the states need to run it.
What can we do—even in Missouri—to make education better?
Bury the NEA. Bury them deep. Look what Scott Walker did in Wisconsin. Return power to the states. Let the state incentivize successful teachers and fire teachers who are bums. Education vouchers—privatize schools, charter schools, home schools, distance learning all work better. Clean house—dump unions—loose federal intervention and take back power over our schools and localize it. Get busy and fight. And go online and read about New York City’s “rubber rooms” SEE LINK and see what I mean.
Are you a religious person?
Tell me what you mean by that. Do I go to YOUR church? No. Am I a Christian? Yes. Do I pray, believe in God and trust him? I do. Do I know my life’s lease is temporary and is a gift of grace? I know that. Do I believe in Divine guidance, in blessings, that sin exists, and in helping others and in obeying God’s will and laws. In forgiveness and redemption? I believe all these things. I was raised in church. I attended every Sunday and Wednesday night. Don’t tell anyone but I play hymns on an old fashioned upright piano. And I believe America is a Christian country. And I support Israel and always will.
Are you against Muslims?
I oppose any person, of any religion, who believes his religion gives him the right to say that his religious duty as a believer is to murder others because they don’t believe. We are talking about Muslims—and their Koran.
I oppose violence in any religion’s name.
I am against barbaric, stone age rituals performed on young girls, against child brides, against polygamy, against forcing women into Hijabs, against denying them schools; I am against honor killings and stoning and the cutting off of hands and the brutality of Islam in general. I’m talking about Muslims all over the world—and their Koran.
I have seen terrible things in Islam for a long time, close up, on the ground. Not all Muslims are killers of unbelievers or engagers of holy war—but the ones who aren’t are disobeying their own Koran. Think about that. Our best bet is that more Muslims disobey the Koran than carry out its instruction.
President Trump is right: Stop Islamic immigration until we figure this out—and it is his sole presidential prerogative to decide. This decision does not belong to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals—as the Supreme Court is about to tell them. I’d like to see our Muslim allies take more responsibility on this front. Those who come here are our guests who come here on our terms. It is our decision NOT their right.
I’d stop Muslim immigration cold for now. Nobody has a RIGHT to come to the United States. Those who come here are our GUESTS who cannot come here, take over our home or impose their wills or their culture—they come here on our terms ONLY and ONLY we decide. It is OUR decision to admit them, NOT their right to come in. Only liberals are confused about this.
None of this is too harsh to say because all of it is true. I’m glad the Third-Reich didn’t call itself a religion during WWII—the liberals on the Ninth Circuit would have been defending them, too.
What is the biggest issue facing Missouri?
Nobody wants to face it or talk about it, but I will. I believe that America, including Missouri, is on the—the nuclear brink—facing imminent catastrophes of biblical proportions, some say of biblical prophecy.
I believe we are only weeks away from losing one or several American cities to hydrogen bombs that are about 1,000 times more powerful than the tiny but lethal 15 kiloton atomic bombs of Hiroshima that our blind prognosticators keep referring to when they “assess” the situation.
No one I hear seems ready to even face the thermonuclear reality or do the numbers. No doubt the military has but it isn’t sharing. Mass panic would ensue.
This is the biggest issue facing Missouri because everything in Missouri and America changes when the terror happens—millions lie dead on the ground in Los Angeles and Seoul and maybe in Chicago, St. Louis or Kansas City if we keep waiting for that lunatic “Little Rocket Man” to perfect his thermonuclear devices.
With thermonuclear we can stop worrying about his ICBM’S—he won’t need them. The delivery system will be as simple as a rusty old Russian submarine or an old freighter in international waters a few dozen miles off of downtown Los Angeles. We won’t have Hollywood to worry about any more after that.
We won’t look at this. Not really or truly. It’s too scary. We want to save for movie night the images of mass burials, orphans, homelessness, hideous injury, migrations cross country, angry mobs and I don’t relish being the one to sound apocalyptic, but the apocalypse is real and its almost here and its time we woke up.
A madman with ICBMs and thermonuclear bombs who hates us has to be wiped from the face of the earth and not in a limited war but in an obliteration nuclear strike that affords him and his country and his army not the slightest chance at comeback. Our military knows this. Preparations are quietly underway.
We have the weapons—16,000 thermonuclear devices. His country is the size of Indiana and America can level it with three and everybody in it with one phone call from the president. Millions will die, but not as many as will have died in a few years had he not been taken out completely—and the president knows it. That’s war—us or them—we didn’t start it and it’s not a decision for a weepy liberal to make. This is as hard nose as life can get.
Remember when we lost 3,000 lives and a few buildings at the World Trade Center and it changed everything—our freedom, our military, our surveillance state, our liberty? Every atheist in America was driving around town with a “God Bless America” sticker on his Volvo. I remember because I was so mad I went out and joined the Navy then on to Iraq as an intel analyst for SEAL Team 5. Civilians don’t know what happens and the movies don’t tell it truly.
Nuclear strikes are coming somewhere in America—and soon, and nobody wants to think of it but it’s the big issue facing Missouri and America and no one is remotely ready. America on this issue is curled in a fetal ball of fatalism. And the problem won’t go away ever—until its dealt with. Wait too long—a few years—and America can wake up looking like Puerto Rico.
Do you favor women’s rights?
Chanel, my fiancée, has given me orders to favor these rights, so I’d better. But Chanel knows that my obedience comes with a small price that she loves to pay anyway—I want to come home to a home-cooked dinner at six every night, one that she fixes. It’s exactly the kind of family dinner that I expect one day my future daughters will learn to make after they too become traditional homemakers and family wives—think Norman Rockwell here—and Gloria Steinem be damned.
I don’t buy into radical feminism’s crazed definition of modern womanhood and I never did. They don’t own the definition of womanhood—and never did. They made it up to suit their own nasty, snake filled heads then piled “political correctness” on top to keep us from talking about it.
Modern women can be anything they want, including traditional women—as millions are and as millions more are fast becoming. Millennial women voters despised Hillary and cost her the election (and they weren’t Russians). I wonder why they despise her? One reason perhaps is that they looked at her personal life’s wreckage and her philandering discontent husband and listened to her feminist ideas and realized the didn’t want to become anything like her.
And I don’t buy the non-stop feminization campaign being operated in American schools against boys and manhood. Men and women are different and gender-bending word games by a goofy nest of drugstore academics aren’t going to change anything—except the fantasy life of those confused people quivering in their ivory towers.
So you want women to stay home and cook?
Only by their mutual consent. I want daughters to have their own intelligence, their own dignity, their own workspace, their own pride, and their own degrees, like Chanel; I want them to build home-based enterprises and live in homes shared with good husbands and I don’t want them to grow up to become career-obsessed, abortion-crazed banshees who forego home life, decency, children and the happiness of family to become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminists shrieking from the tops of tall buildings that they could have leaped tall buildings in a single bound—if only men had not “suppressing them.” It’s just nuts. It always was.
So I do strongly support women’s rights, but not the kind that has oppressed natural womanhood for five long decades now—I do not support the kind of wrongheaded “women’s rights” that allow mean spirited radical feminists to use political correctness and their little broomstick labels of “sexist” to intimidate people into buying their twisted definitions of womanhood and women’s rights and foist these on me, my family, on you and your family, on my country or on the world.
But the good news is: They’re finished. Ask Hillary. Someone should have stood up and faced them off, years ago—and I’m glad Donald Trump did and made it possible for everyone to do so.
Do you favor gay marriage?
I haven’t any interest in this subject. It’s disgusting to raise other people’s private sexual proclivities to a federally protected domain or to culturally normalize what has been for millennia, a perversion. I don’t think about it because I don’t really care what consenting adults do to each other at home, it is their perfect right. But I don’t have a duty to admire it, condone it, or listen to NPR and the media promoting it nonstop, or watch Hollywood glamorize it whatever it is–and neither do you.
I don’t want anyone to be ridiculed or bullied because they are homosexual. However, I do stand behind their first amendment right to act as weird as they want, to have parades, and to say whatever they want—as I stand by my own right and yours to not watch or care.
What about the minimum wage?
I want all Americans to earn more—especially the poor and marginal—and I think all businesses should work harder, at the top, to find ways to pay people more at the bottom. Ours is a rich country and $15,000 a year—the minimum wage annualized—is poverty in America even if it is a fortune to some four billion people in the world—the majority of the world’s people—who make under 20 CENTS an hour.
In other words poverty isn’t nice or wanted, jobs are not plentiful, education won’t always transform you, the robots are really here and the third-world 20 cent wage can’t be stopped.
To most of the world, America’s minimum wage for one hour—about $8—equals nearly four days of work in a 20 cents an hour country like Bangladesh and countries like it that comprise billions of people in the majority of the world.
The trouble with legislating a minimum wage is that it doesn’t work because it ignores the unintended real world economic consequences of minimum wages—the minimum wage displaces from jobs the very people it tries to help.
If for example a businesses, trying to keep its employment costs even fires half its workers when the minimum wage doubles—or goes out of business because it can’t pay and still be competitive—as have happened all over Seattle, then, that minimum wage guy, who wasn’t paid much in the first place, now has—no job at all. He wasn’t protected by the minimum wage rise—he was fired because of it—the business that couldn’t afford him anymore failed—and nobody can stop that.
You have to let the free market work; you have to stop importing cheap labor at the Mexican border; illegals take almost all of the new youth jobs that America produces every year and that leaves America’s youth in the ditch as the companies that benefit use, again and again, that old castoff lie, that Mexicans only take “jobs Americans won’t do.”
What do you wish President Trump would do better?
I wish he’d kill liberalism even faster than he’s killing it. I wish he’d be even more politically incorrect than he is. I wish he’d put the phony Russian story in hell and let the Justice department put James Comey and Hillary Clinton in prison. I wish he’d let us see more of Melania and Barron. But let’s give him time—I think he’ll surprise us after all. I know it’s hard to wait—but President Trump has only just begun. He needs some new senators—and we’re going to help get him some.
What do you think of Steve Bannon?
I think American history will remember Steve Bannon as a towering figure, one of America’s brightest and most talented political revolutionaries and innovators ever, a guy who was a prime force and movement-maker who helped President Trump change America’s course forever and helped save freedom and lead the whole world on a renewed liberty quest.
Steve Bannon is today’s “architect” and the software engineer of America’s tomorrows.
I go down the line with Steve Bannon and there is nothing he stands for that I have ever disagreed with. He wants President Trump to be President Trump again—great and not under the influence of establishment advisors.
Bannon knows from the inside how badly the jackal-pack is on Trump’s back. And how badly the president needs a senate that he can count on. We’ve elected the right president, now we have to sink the senate swamp. And we will.
What do you think of the Karl Rove—some people call him “the Architect?”
Karl Rove? He was NEVER about liberty; Karl Rove was ALWAYS about establishment elections—that’s what he did brilliantly, he framed Republican elections during the Bush years and that was his game and the Bush years game is over—Karl’s gone from architect to architectural relic in one decade and Bannon is the architect now.
Rove got rich leading a RINO establishment that was getting rich off of politics while selling America down the liberal sewer. Bannon is brainstorming and helping to lead a populist voter uprising that enables millions of ordinary Americans to take back their government from what President Trump calls the “swamp.”
Is Bannon supporting your candidacy?
I met with Steve in St. Louis not a week ago—just one day before he went to Alabama and helped Roy Moore wipe out Mitch McConnell’s 30 million dollar RINO candidate, Luther Strange.
I have been on Roy Moore’s horse ever since he ran for governor in 2010. A close member of my family was a senior campaign advisor for Moore in 2010 in that governor’s race. Roy Moore is his own man and always has been—the kind of candidate Steve Bannon wants.
Probably no candidate in America supports Steve Bannon and Brietbart more than I do; none have supported them longer AND no one will make Steve Bannon’s agenda and President Trump’s original MAGA initiative work better for Missouri than I will.
So I’ll leave it with you this way: Watch for announcements—Bannon is on a tour of states for candidates now and will make announcements at the times and places he chooses.
Why are Trump and Bannon having a feud?
You must have secret information that I lack, John.
Who will win the argument?
Why would you presume there is an argument? Because the press speculates one exists? Steve Bannon said he wanted to go back to where he could do so some real good. And look how much good he has done already.
Why are you a better choice than Josh Hawley?
Because anyone in Missouri—is a better choice than Josh Hawley.
What’s wrong with Senator McCaskill?
You’ll have to ask her.
How much money have you raised?
Let’s just say that as of this week we are more than comfortable and well beyond projections—we don’t want to take any significant campaign funds from people who don’t support MAGA no matter how much they offer. We have family resources as well. We have pledges from two major donors who are MAGA. We have turned down support from major donors who are not MAGA. In saying we will not take large donations except from MAGA supporters—its MAGA or nothing. I remind you that Judge Roy Moore raised all he needed from ordinary voters and from a few larger supporters and wiped out Luther Strange whose 30 million dollar Mitch provided budget lost Strange the Alabama Senate race by whopping 10 points. We have what we need and enthusiasm is high. Money has lost its spending power in politics in an age of fractured media, small screens, and political tribes huddled around Internet campfires.
The “old boys” can pack their money up and go home—it’s over. Come on, John, ask me a few easy ones.
Who has endorsed you?
We are five days into this race. I’ll have a long list of amazing endorsements for you next month.
Who is your number one supporter in Missouri?
I’m thinking it isn’t you, John—but I’m going to keep trying.
You aren’t from Missouri, are you?
I am now.
You just moved to Independence? Why?
To be near Harry Truman—who is buried near my house.
How much time have you ever spent in Missouri?
Do I get to count the time I’m spending with you today?
What new ideas are you bringing to Missouri?
Consider my campaign slogan and all that it means to new ideas: “Missouri is the Real America”
Why did you stay in the Navy so long?
They couldn’t get the warship up the Missouri River to drop me off.
What were your jobs in the Navy?
To keep the Army alive.
What was your job for Congressman Westerman?
To not run against him for his office.
Do you have a job?
Talking to you is a big job, John.
I have several more jobs. One is to feed my hungry Golden Retriever named Johnny Holcomb every morning at 6; the second is to stay profitable in my self-employed endeavors; the third, I like best—the job of becoming Missouri’s next U.S. Senator.
What is Talosorian?
Part of an overseas and domestic military consulting group.
Do you own it?
The stockholders own it—I am one. I won’t comment on it further.
Why did you tell the KC Star Talosorion had no clients
They didn’t define “clients” and I didn’t want to tell them what is confidential.
You only incorporated it last month?
Was last month not a good month for incorporating? In corporate world one entity can be a live or dormant part of a multi-corporate family and can be incorporated multiple times all over the U.S. and the world.
What business has Talosorion done?
It consults on defense matters. All work is confidential. My background is intelligence and Defense Intelligence Agency—if that helps you.
How many times have you been married?
How did it end?
With less love in the end than it had in the beginning. She got the housecat and my virginity, I got the dog and my typewriter. You aren’t a Dear Abby stringer are you, John?
Why does the FEC not show that you’ve filed?
Maybe they’re stealing my money.
Do you favor abortion?
Your mother didn’t. My mother didn’t. So I shouldn’t favor it either. And I don’t with the possible exceptions of Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama, but it’s too late for them—they’re already here.
How about marijuana legalization?
I hope you’re not about to light up, John, because I oppose it absolutely. Our country doesn’t need more intoxicated people but fewer, not less rationality, but more rationality. We don’t need nuttier Americans, but saner Americans. Large-scale legalization of the “stupid-weed” will lead to thousands of new highway crashes and dead children and lost parents and ruined lives. In an era of rampant opiod fatalities you can blame Hollywood’s trivializing the drug culture and blame all the comedic low lives who make the drug culture “no big deal.” Steve Bannon’s right—the Hollywood crowd is dumb as ticks—and they promote marijuana even though drugs ruin their lives and kill them. Ticks are smarter.
The idea of legalizing or approving something that increases human stupidity while it kills others is a revolting symptom of a selfish society too self-absorbed to care about the consequences of its own recklessness.
It’s a federal crime to use, transport, buy, or sell marijuana in all 50 states and it should be—no matter what a state thinks it can do—federal law prevails. A country that legalizes ‘recreational’ drugs is debauched—it draws in kids, it kills innocents, it destroys lives and leads to hard drug use—I oppose it, absolutely, and always have.
Last night your campaign sent me a text of some interviews you did earlier—who interviewed you?
If you had a text then it probably was originally a transcribed sent-questions interview emailed to us—one I answered in writing or answered for a stenographer. Written questions are forwarded to us by our communications director’s assistants who are not all in Missouri and who may have made compilations from several interviews—I haven’t asked. We take questions from anyone and answer the worthy ones in writing.
What is the address of your campaign headquarters?
All of campaign literature and campaign filings show all of our addresses and postal box numbers and where we can always and instantly be reached. You have our emails and our social sites contacts. Our telephone numbers are all published. As you know, John, we just filed on Tuesday, three days ago, and we are not yet authorized or ready to open our four in-state on-ground headquarters which will be located in four places between now and the day of the general election: in Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, and Columbia. When all is done we will announce every open office location and you or anyone can come by for a slice of banana crème pie with a pretty attendant especially selected to know absolutely nothing about our campaign.
Until then, we are not in “walk-up” mode, we are not a Pizza Hut, we have no “drive-up window” and we can only “Meet the Press” the best way we can, electronically, which is what you and I are of course, doing successfully, right now.
How many are on your staff to date?
Our public staff and contacts will all be listed in mid-November; our critical and hard working other staff will be unapologetically “sub-rosa” which means of course, you of the press and the competition can’t talk to them because they’re working back-channels and will not be front and center and will not have authority to chat.
We have been, for several months now, hiring and lining up volunteers as fast as we can and I am told we have hired 27 so far within all entities. Our target is 45 paid staffers for the primary plus select and well-vetted volunteers in counties statewide, to e expanded to 90 paid staffers for the general election plus volunteers. We only want MAGA people who are fully dedicated.
Beyond this, our electronic staff is geographically displaced, producing tapes and position papers, running social media and researching and operating social media remotely and coordinating virtually. A few are overseas—none are in Russia—some are nearby, in neighboring and Missouri-friendly Kansas City, Kansas. It’s a Brave New World, John. We all have to get used to it.
But let me say it: some of us, including me, like the old fashioned world better. Still, I thank-you for your old fashioned Sherwood Anderson question anyway—about where on Main Street our staff is. I wish to hell it were there and that political campaigns still worked the Main Street way—that friendly, warm, personal, and old-time Missouri. I liked that political world better and I hope America someday, somehow, gets back to it.
Leaks are a big White House thing these days. How will you control leaks?
You seem to know something about our leak control policy already, John, and if I were paranoid, I would think that whatever you know came somehow from inside our campaign—from a leak—but thankfully, I am not paranoid about being paranoid.
Here’s what we’re doing about it: For hired staffers, some of whom are in different states—states which have their own bodies of tort and contract law, we require contracts that detail mandatory disclosure requirements for staffers to disclose within two hours, any outside contacts made or attempted and any information disclosed of any material, process, or system pertaining to us to our subcontractors. Logs must be kept, documents cannot leave the buildings.
We have electronic phone logs and phones advance-consented for full-time taping, a no-cell phone policy, and a $10,000 a day stipulated penalty covenant in every contract applying to each leak. All contracts contain mandatory venue and choice of law stipulations putting all litigation jurisdictions where laws and courts are favorable to our tortuous interference causes and there are mandatory arbitration clauses as to the employees.
Non-disclosure violators and their correspondents and agents will all soon hear from our campaign trial counsel who have “body of law” experience concentrations in tortuous interference suits against third-party collaborators.
Political operations have become treacherous and we aren’t going to let treachery buy leaks out of our campaign or allow ersatz reporters or staffers to penetrate our campaign. We saw the Romney campaign do a great internal security job in Boston and learned from it. Collateral benefit: because we aren’t going to allow leaks—we believe we will stop most “fake news” stories cold.
Any medium anywhere that prints a lie or broadcasts anything quoting “unnamed sources inside our campaign” will find our automatic typewriter’s complaints and petitions files warmed up and name-blank-ready with a goal of a process server at their door in under 72 hours.
We can complete arbitration on the employee and on to a district court certified judgment against him in well under 90 days and thereby have an employee ripe and ready to “make a deal” as to revealing who his media correspondent was. Outsiders don’t get arbitration, we litigate them.
Beyond that, our commercial campaign advisors, marketing and polling, have been supplied with their own contracts to use with the same staffers. These have similar but not identical covenants and these make a second and non-joinable cause of action domiciled in a second and different agreed jurisdiction.
We’re going to wage war against the old fiction writer’s big lie attribution: the “unnamed sources inside the campaign” and show other MAGA campaigns exactly how to work this also. The “old boy” RINO political network is ground zero for this and target alpha in every state where we will be helping a MAGA candidate.
RINOs are not our friends and its “open season” on RINOs and their friends. We expect war.
Can we expect a clean and gentlemanly campaign?
Have you ever seen a wounded RINO?
Do you think you’ll win?