I'm from the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help

Ronald Reagan said "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help". Unfortunately, that couldn't be more true today than ever before.  Its a proven fact that without the power of the free market system, government has no incentive to produce a good or service with efficiency let alone at or below budget.

Fortunately, though, I can proudly proclaim, "I'm from the Private Sector and I'm here to help!"

Oh. My. Word. I'm Doing the Tough Mudder This Weekend - Please Help Me Benefit the Wounded Warriors!

On Saturday, November 2, 2013, I will participating in what will be THE most difficult physical challenge of my life. From ToughMudder.com:  "Tough Mudder events are hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, over one million inspiring participants worldwide to date, and more than $5 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world."

Space Coast Tusk, "Hoyt Calls for a National Conversation About Liberty"

imageI was recently honored with an invitation and opportunity to speak at the Republican Men's Club of Brevard (RMCB). I had visited their group a couple years ago and was invited back this summer for another presentation. This time, I didn't want to just talk about the "issues of the day" and provide fodder for the political theater most talking heads provide on the nightly news shows. Instead, I wanted to pause a moment and talk about something important. Instead of just reacting to the man-made corporate news cycle, I believe we need to be proactive and prepare the next generation of Americans with a national conversation about Liberty, the Constitution and the Proper Role of Government.

The Space Coast Tusk, a monthly newsletter written by Stuart Gorin, covered my visit with the RMCB:

"Orlando-based Tea Party and Social media activist Jason Hoyt told the Republican Men’s Club of Brevard on July 18 that there needs to be a conversation in America on what is liberty. He is on a journey throughout the country to work with patriots to bring back our founding principles.

Hoyt said he believes it is imperative that we learn, teach and appreciate what our founders intended, what makes our country exceptional and what roles our Creator played in the founding.

Every generation, he said, makes a choice as to what type of country we will be, adding that only an informed and courageous electorate will choose liberty and self- government. “We must make the right choices today, and work tirelessly to prepare the next generation,” Hoyt said.

As a result of the IRS profiling and targeting scandal, he said, it is time to take a serious look at how we fund the federal government. He noted that for 100 years – since the implementation of the income tax through the 16th Amendment – the size, scope and power of the federal government has grown out of control.

Therefore, it is time for the Restoration Tax Plan, Hoyt said. He proposed these four steps: 1) repeal the 16th Amendment, 2) close the IRS, 3) eliminate all federal taxes, and 4) have each state collect taxes in their own unique way and fund the federal government based on each state’s percentage of population.

Hoyt also hosts American Patriots Radio, a show dedicated to the political, fiscal, cultural, educational and spiritual awakening that is on the rise in America. It can be heard on iTunes and Stitcher by downloading a free app."

Blog posts for every episode of American Patriots Radio can be found here while the latest episodes can be found on the new Stitcher app here.

To the Republican Men's Club of Brevard -- I sincerely Thank You for the opportunity and for the prayers of support.

To Stuart Gorin of the Space Coast Tusk -- Thank You, my friend, for writing about my visit and capturing my point.

Links: BrevardGOP.com Space Coast Tusk on Facebook Republican Men's Club of Brevard on Facebook

CPAC - How Political Correctness is Harming America's Military

The following are my notes from this session at CPAC. I will add additional thoughts in the next few days. Van Hipp - "There's only one reason for the American military, and that's to win wars. We're not here for social experiments."

Elaine Donnelly: Gays in the military Women in the military Ft Hood jihadist. "Civilians must watch out for, protect and defend the military." "How do you train people to be less sensitive to sexual situations" Housing, clothing, moral, discipline. Chaplains have a serious problem here. We're going to lose a lot of chaplains. Housing, defense of marriage act on bases. Congress should ask, "not so fast, we need hearings on this"

Ilario Pantano: The military lives in a black and white world. Live or die. But we have a society today that deals with moral relativism. We're going to talk about the denial of truth. It's time to talk about the real truth, God's truth. Our media has been complicit. The threat is a complacent population, that knows the truth. Combat is not a place you visit, it's a thing you do. If you're not ready to die for something, how can you live for something. We've chased Jesus out of the schools and out of our fox holes. The ultimate founding document is the bible. The Chinese are afraid of Jesus Christ.