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.


    Veterans Helping Veterans

    For a moment, I was speechless, stunned into silence. “Hello? Are you still there?”  I heard my brother’s anxious voice in my ear. “Yes, yes, I’m here,” I replied. “I’m just—are you sure you’ve thought this through?” “Of course I’m sure,” he answered, a little impatiently. Softening, he continued, “I’ve talked this over with Diana and she’s on board.  I have to do this.” Still | Read More »

    The Tipping Point

    For the first time in my adult life, I am convinced that America is beyond the “crossroads” that many political pundits refer to when referencing the state of our nation. In fact, most recently I heard a bunch of “firsts” that have made me wonder what America really stands for any more. Never would I ever believe that a political candidate would stand on a | Read More »

    Face Of Death

    In the Middle East today, the Islamic State or ISIS and the State of Iran, a known sponsor of terrorism is the evil “Face of Death” in that regional part of the world. Here in the United States, a country founded on faith, liberty, freedom and the rule of law, we too have our own evil “Face of Death” and it’s called Planned Parenthood (PPHD). | Read More »

    Angels In Blue

    On the heels of the 14th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on our nation and the recent deliberate demonization of our nation’s law enforcement professionals, it is important for me to speak strongly in support of the men and women in blue who are called to serve and protect. As a Christian, I believe that God’s angels walk among us, just as Satan, | Read More »

    Paralyzed By Fear

    What is it about fear that causes people to freeze in place and not take interest in the nation affairs? Once in a trance like state, fear causes people under its spell to cower and a nation to stand still as if time itself no longer existed. Saul Alinsky knew the power of fear and even wrote about it in his book, Rules For Radicals. | Read More »

    O’Brother Where Art Thou

    Throughout the little time that we spend on this place called earth, we are for the most part, faced with tough decisions and we meet people that become surrogate family members even though there is no DNA genetic link. Such is true for those who have served in the military where life and death decisions are made regularly and there is an inexplicable bond established | Read More »

    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 »