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John Vernon was raised on a beef and dairy farm in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, where he learned early in the life the value of a hard days work. Enlisting out of High School in the Pennsylvania National Guard, John earned his commission as a Regular Army Officer and served his country with distinction for 32 years. John's 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 and where his parents were married. They have two grown children. Most recently, John was a Conservative Republican Candidate for the United States Senate in Pennsylvania, running on a Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amend, social/fiscal conservative platform.

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    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 »

    Our Exceptional Constitution

    When our nation’s founders agreed to meet in Philadelphia between May and September 1787, the original intent of the conference was to improve the existing Articles of Confederation.  However, the delayed arrival of several delegates and James Madison’s presentation of the “Virginia Plan” put into motion a series of events in favor of a new Constitution that would ultimately establish the desired effect of a | Read More »

    When America Fell from Grace

    For the past forty-plus years, America has slowly and steadily declined as a nation and a world power, thanks to the rise and growth of the naïve progressive ideology that promotes the hobbling of American power projection.  As a subset of this ideology, American influence has been hijacked.  In its place are social justice programs and anti-colonial measures that victimize takers and demonize makers.  For | Read More »

    Islamic Extremism and the Pending Holocaust

    At the end of World War II, the world became witness to the most horrific acts of genocide against a specific race of people, a series of events collectively referred to as “the Holocaust.”  Shortly after the failed military offensive into Russia, Adolf Hitler ordered the systematic murder of Jewish men, women, and children, which would constitute a crime not only against the human race, | Read More »