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When I think of voting for anyone my first thought is “who would be best for the country, will this person follow and protect the constitution?” I also think about all the problems the president of the United States will have to deal with (i.e., abortion, free abortion drugs, immigration, illegal drugs, welfare, minimum wage, low paying jobs, no jobs, gun laws, Middle East wars, and terrorism) then I assign priorities to each of these problems according to the likelihood that a president’s mishandling of these problems could cause civil unrest or the loss of a major war and/or the loss of our country and our freedom.

My priority list looks something like the list below; however, sometimes the lesser priority items change places due to new circumstances. We have a mountain of other problems, but these ten are on the news most often:

  1. Middle East war
  2. Illegal immigration
  3. Terrorism
  4. Gun Laws
  5. Low paying jobs,
  6. No jobs
  7. Welfare
  8. Minimum wage
  9. Abortion
  10. Free abortion drugs

My big problem with most stupid American voters is that they become fixated on one ‘non-lethal’ problem and place it at the top priority position and refuse to take into consideration any of the other problems when voting for a president. Feminists are the worst offenders of this practice; they do not care about any other problem except their right to an abortion; let the country turn to Communism or fascism, as they have the right to an abortion.  The other worst offenders are the Democrats fixated on immigration because illegal immigrants become Democrat votes; they do not think about the drain on the economy or the social stress caused by illegal immigration, they only see Democrat voters.


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John Simpson

During my twelve-year navy career I served as an electronics instructor and flight crew member tracking NASA manned apace shots. I took the first pictures of the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Lenin as it traveled south along the coast of Norway; one of the photographs I took was on the front page of the New York Times. I was a member of the navy’s Operation Deep Freeze in New Zealand and the Antarctic. During President Johnson’s South East Asia tour, I was assigned to President Johnson’s White House staff in Wellington, New Zealand and served as a security team leader. In 1967 I switched to the army and trained young army officers to be avionics maintenance officers. I was recruited by the Green Berets and assigned to jump school. After my airborne training, I was assigned to the 46th Special Forces Company in Thailand where I traveled from Malaysia to Burma installing and upgrading communication sites. On one occasion, I provided support for Special Forces operations in Laos. I was also an instructor for small weapons, jungle survival, physical security and combat-in-cities. In 1970 I graduated from primary flight school and Cobra attack-helicopter training; then went directly to Vietnam and the 25th Infantry Division just outside of Saigon. After six months, I was reassigned to the 101st Airborne Division just south of the dividing line between North and South Vietnam. I received nine air medals, two bronze stars and one army commendation medal in Vietnam. My next assignment was in Munich, Germany where I flew the border between East and West Germany. While stationed in Germany I was recruited by the Criminal Investigation Division and later Military Intelligence to track military drug dealers; my investigation led me to a French Communist woman who was supporting an underground newspaper that was providing instructions on how to sabotage military aircraft, vehicles and generators. While serving with the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany I also trained the unit's Aero Rifle Platoon in combat-in-cities and combat-in-forest techniques. During my long military career I was trained in and pursued independent studies in special warfare, psychological warfare, and physical security. My presentations on the military prove that I understand the difference between the problems inherent to war and problems caused by poor military planning, leadership, and management. I have lived and worked in a number of Muslim countries and have studied Islamic culture and religion for more than twenty years. My presentations on the Middle East and Islam provide insight into current world events and our relationships with the Middle Eastern countries of Iran and Iraq. After retirement, I worked for Bell Helicopter and was assigned to Isfahan, Iran as a Cobra test pilot. I enjoyed Iran until the terrorism started. They blew up my favorite Korean restaurant just moments after I had walked out. I escaped from Iran just prior to the overthrow of the government. Upon returning home to Ohio, I learned from the evening news that some of the Iranian military officers I had worked with had been executed (murdered) under orders from Ayatollah Khomeini. Since leaving Bell Helicopter, I have had three novels published and have worked as a technical writer, publications consultant, and engineer for Siemens, IBM, Motorola, and Dresser Industries. I have written more than 300 technical manuals on computers, computer controlled equipment, central-office telephone equipment, pagers, robots, hydraulics, pneumatics, diesel engines, jet engines, helicopters, and mining equipment. Today, I am employed as a research and development engineer for a South Florida Aerospace company; I also continue to do public speaking and radio appearances. I live in Florida with my wife JoAnn and my four-pound Chihuahua named Chiquita.


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