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John D. Vernon has proudly served the United States of America for over 37 years as a Military Officer, retiring at the rank of Colonel, a Department of Defense civilian, and Township Supervisor. In 2012, John ran as a Conservative candidate for the U.S. Senate in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He now resides in the Commonwealth of Virginia. John's military service included commanding hundreds of men and women at the Battalion level and combat assignments such as Chief of Operations, Multi-National Force's, Iraq. His numerous awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and eight Meritorious Service Medals. Committed to faith and family, John and his wife, Diana were married in the same church where he was baptized. They have two grown children. John holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Thomas Edison State College and a master’s degree in liberal arts from Louisiana State University. He is an avid distance runner, scuba diver, and cyclist. John is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the 82nd Airborne Association. He is married to the former Diana Gonzalez and they have two children, Erica, age 30, and John Jr., age 28.

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    Media Power Unhinged

    In 2008, when then Candidate Barack Obama stated he would fundamentally transform America, no one knew at the time that he possessed an uncanny ability to command the media. Yet less than a year later, he was sworn into office in January 2009 as our 44th President of the United States and then commenced to use this venue to fulfill that very campaign promise. Fast | Read More »

    The Rise Of The Warrior Class

    For the past decade and a half, American leadership has been in decline and the American people have bailed out the auto industry following the catastrophic economic collapse of 2008, funded two wars, and got stuck funding a poorly thought out government stimulus program. With our current national debt at $20 trillion dollars and growing, the political gridlock in Washington D.C., I believe that the | Read More »

    How The Hell Did We Get Here?

    This past Friday night, I watched Fox News cover the cancelled Trump Rally in Chicago just as they did the riots in Ferguson, Missouri. I hated it then and I hate it now. In fact, there are many similarities between the two, and there is simply nothing good to be made of it. The other night for example, I watched Bill O’Reilly denounce the Donald | Read More »

    Change We Don’t Need

      For many years to come, historians and political authors will capture the political wave phenomenon that is sweeping through the 2016 election primaries like a tsunami. Political pundits have tried in every news cycle to predict the outcome of both the Republican and Democrat races, but to no avail. However, Barack Obama’s election campaign slogan of “Change” is slowly taking shape all across America | Read More »

    All Hail The Messiah

      In this week’s political article “Choices And Consequences” which I published on Red State, I wrote about the false Trump phenomenon sweeping the nation and predicted that the Trump trolls would attack me at first chance once they were able to get behind their computer keyboards.  Needless to say, they did not disappoint me and proved just how cowardly they really are. In fact, | Read More »

    Choices And Consequences

      When Governor Nicki Haley ordered the confederate flag removed from atop of the South Carolina State Capital building she removed a symbol of hate and oppression that existed for decades tearing people apart. Some people took exception to her move because they believed it was a symbol of who they were. In reality, it was who they were/are and is very much of what | Read More »

    The Game Is Rigged

    When millionaire and former CEO/Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina blurted out her frustration with our current political process stating that the game was rigged, I dismissed her as just another elitist throwing a tantrum. But in reflection, there is some merit to her point and it reopened some wounds from my 2012 Senate campaign, where everyone was an outsider, and the millionaire self-funder pushed everyone else | Read More »

    A Matter of Experience

    On the eve of tonight’s Republican debate, an event I’ll no doubt watch, more for entertainment than substance, I still wondering just how the hell did these candidates get to be on the stage running for President of the United States (POTUS)? In fact, this is a non-partisan question and the same question applies to both Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton. With the | Read More »

    Blind Faith

    On the eve of the Iowa primaries, the media is now swarming into small Iowan towns where the candidates are campaigning, in search of the “ultimate story.” In a previous article that I wrote on January 16, 2016, titled “Sex, Lies and a Video Tape,” I wrote about the Clinton machine and how they are unfit to reenter the White House. I also raised my disgust | Read More »

    Sex, Lies and a Video Tape

    As expected, 2015 has come and gone, and 2016 has officially begun. In this year of a yet another hotly contested Presidential election, there will be a lot of political brewhaha that at some point will make us all want to vomit. For some of us, that time has already arrived. As a conservative independent, I am sick of the liberal media endorsing and promoting | Read More »