SEARCH ALL ARTICLES BY John Vernon:
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.

RECENT ARTICLES

    The True Grace of God

    For at least the past decade, and I’m sure I’m likely being conservative [no pun intended] with my estimate, the American people have had very little to feel good about. The events of September 11, 2001, and the shifting political culture in the nation has changed everything, especially how jaded we have become. Today, everywhere you look, people are killing each other, our government is | Read More »

    Embracing Extremism Over The Truth

    Elected officials, political candidates and a large number of Americans have embraced extremism over telling the truth. They would rather be politically correct and hold on to their lies than be principled and truthful. A couple of weeks ago, American citizens and the world learned that Secretary of State John Kerry with the blessing of Barack Obama’s White House cut a nuclear deal with Iran, | Read More »

    America’s Need for Political Intervention

    America’s Need for Political Intervention

    Political dishonesty is all the rage among incumbent politicians and candidates seeking office today.  Perhaps we should just call it dishonesty since the lines distinguishing politicians, special interest groups, and the media are difficult to discern.  In this fast-paced age of media sound bytes, it is tough for Americans to separate fact from fiction based upon political rhetoric and biased media reporting. It is no | Read More »

    The Lost Art of Patriotism

    The Lost Art of Patriotism

    The long political slog which comprises the race to the White House recently commenced as presidential candidates began announcing their intentions. As I watched the various political announcements, I noticed that each candidate seemed to be blind to the reality of the dire problems facing America. I question whether any of the candidates have the patriotic heart to lead this exceptional nation for generations to | Read More »

    Damn Those Who Won’t Fight Evil

    Last Tuesday, the Islamic terrorist group ISIS released a video of its horrific murder of a Jordanian pilot, sparking primal outrage around the world. On Thursday, at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama spoke of Christian brutality during the crusades, the imposition of slavery in America, and the post-Emancipation oppression of Jim Crow laws as if those events somehow justified the latest ISIS action. His | Read More »

    The Content of Our Character

    The Content of Our Character

    On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and captured the heart of a nation with a single phrase: “I have a dream.” Dr. King’s decision that day to set aside his written speech and speak these visionary words ultimately placed him in the same oratory company as Presidents Lincoln and Jefferson. While most people remember and | Read More »

    Taxed Enough Already

    Taxed Enough Already

    I find it ironic that the very reason the early patriots and founders of our great nation fought for and declared independence in 1776 has come full circle and returned to haunt us. That’s right, the issue of taxation is baaack.  Our government has been gumming things up across the country and we have former Senator Joseph Bailey (D-Texas) to thank for proposing a federal | Read More »

    The Not-So-Common Core

    The Not-So-Common Core

    By now, most Americans who have school aged children have heard of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. If you aren’t aware of this program, the Common Core program is billed by the progressive base as the program that will revive education and establish one set of standards nationwide, enabling generations in the future to be more globally competitive. As always, the devil is in | Read More »

    Betrayal of Trust, Redux

    Betrayal of Trust, Redux

    Last week, I was among millions of American citizens who watched the President of the United States address the nation on the eve of September 11th regarding the U.S. strategy to confront the growing threat of Islamic terrorists’ crimes against humanity. The President did not look very serious, he used unfamiliar operational and military terms, and he was not very convincing.  He was all over | Read More »

    The Inalienable Right to Bear Arms

    The Inalienable Right to Bear Arms

    Our founding fathers met in Philadelphia in May 1787 for the first Convention with the intention of “fixing” the Articles of Confederation.  Instead, they drafted and signed the Constitution of the United States in September of that same year. Federalists would concede to the demands of Anti-Federalists in 1791 during the 1st Congressional assembly, when the First through Tenth Amendments were adopted, thereby creating what | Read More »