It was a Friday night (late 80’s) in Grass Valley, California. I was a senior in high school and a friend of mine suggested we attend a party being thrown at a house where someone’s parents were out of town. I wasn’t much of a “partier” as I didn’t drink […]
Jason Kraus. 2016 Presidential Election
We need a bigger basket
Sadly we keep hearing the same two things over and over from the politicians, radio talk show squawkers, television talking heads and of course the incredible intelligentsia known as the American Media. (1) America is a Democracy. (2) Taking a knee or saying something stupid is a Constitutional Right. No […]
What am I going to do for you?
A conversation took place a while ago. If you get elected what are you going to do for me? My answer was simple. I’m not going to do anything for you. You are going to do for you! If elected I am going to go to DC and stop the […]
Affordable for who?
As insurance companies continue to drop the fraud placed upon the American Taxpayer known as the “Unaffordable Care Act” there are still voices clamoring for more “government” control. It would be comical if not so disconcerting to listen to someone rant about their “right” to medical “care” while proclaiming it […]
All Incumbents Out
I’ve heard the uninformed state things like “the government built the roads you drive on”. No “it” didn’t. Individual humans created the wealth that was then taxed to allow other individuals to build “the roads”. The “government” is a collection of individuals who are suppose to be our brightest minds […]
Income Tax will never work
It is very clear to those of us who pay into the current taxation “system” that it isn’t working. Some will say it is broken and needs to be fixed. Broken implies it worked at one time. Taxation of any behavior that we want more of is foolish and contrary […]
Without the 2nd Amendment there is no 1st.
It is those in any society who wish to oppress that scream the loudest about the tools that keep them from harming others. California alone has had elected officials rant about individual gun ownership only to discover later these same officials were trafficking in automatic weapons. The 2nd Amendment isn’t […]
Make your choice count
“You are free to choose but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.” Many in these United States do not understand or appreciate how many humans around the world are not free to choose for fear of imprisonment or death. The greatness of America has allowed each […]
You are the Voice
Let us forge ahead in this new year, leaders by example with the truth as our shining light, our beacon in the night, and our strongest weapon. It is the strength of one voice, the American individual, that propels freedom forward. You are this voice that resonates and permeates the […]
The Eyes of the Vietnam Veteran
Born in 1970 I was almost five years old when the Vietnam War ended. I cannot point to one particular event or occasion per se, but as those of you who’ve read Late Bird know, even as a young child I felt a fierce loyalty to Vietnam Veterans. Maybe it […]