Document: Part 1 of Many
My name is David J. Brock. Within this document I am going to discuss my strong disapproval and disappointment with current officials and representatives in my United States of America. This is not a list of complaints as I find a list of complaints without recommendations for improvement is useless and a waste of everybody’s time. I am writing this to express my disappointment and profess my intention to commit to correcting these issues as they are devastating to this country and to the world.
First a little about me. Who the heck I am and where I am coming from? This information is important as there are several men and women out there saying and doing some great things, but I don’t know who they are or what their background is. I want you as a reader to have a bit of context behind me and my statements. For some things, I may provide “sources” or more places to get information, however, this is NOT an academic paper. I will not be regurgitating other smart people’s opinions or stats or studies. Within this statement are values and beliefs in which I feel, which is much bigger than what the regurgitation of academia could offer.
Who the Heck am I?
I was born and raised in Kansas City. Right next to the state line. I loved Kansas and hated Missouri, but “home” included each. In grade school, I attended St. Agnes Catholic School. In Highschool I went across the street to Bishop Miege Catholic High School. (pronounced: MEE–age). I realized early in high school that “private” school had become more about the money than the religion. It didn’t bother me that non-Catholics could attend if they paid tuition. My problem started when the “Catholic” part of the school became more of a side thought as we didn’t want to piss any non-Catholics off with our beliefs and shit. You know, like all life is sacred, don’t kill babies, those kinds of white supremacist racial hate speech things.
This is important to know because yes, I am Catholic. Much of my beliefs, values, and morals stem from my Catholic upbringing. Just as important is to understand that my parents never divorced. I also did not have any sort of abuse by anyone in my family. No extraordinary or tough stories, two brothers, two sisters, and a close-knit family.
After high school, I went to college and ended up graduating with a bachelor’s in business administration with a Major in Information Systems. Quite a mouthful, I know. I earned my degree from Pittsburg State University about 100 miles south of Kansas City. That’s right, not Pennsylvania, we left off the “H” on our Pittsburg.
Jobs and opportunities were not great, and I ended up enlisting into the United States Army, straight into Special Forces as a Communications Sergeant, and later as an Intelligence Sergeant. In the Army, I deployed to Afghanistan 3 times. From January 2008 until about July 2008, From July 2009 through April 2010, and From January 2011 through August 2011. After my last deployment, I signed up to earn a Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies, from the National Defense University, paid for by the Army. I always promised my father that if I got a master’s degree on someone else’s dime, that I would.
Long story short, I ended up with a Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) because of injuries from deployments. I had only spent 9 ½ years of the 20, which I had planned on when I ended up being retired with 80% disability. Unending war is hard on a body. My medical retirement was official in November 2015. Ever since then I spent my retirement teaching cybersecurity for different units in the DoD as a contractor still trying to help the country I love.
In these next sections I will discuss the fall (and or breakdown) of the Republican Party and the need for “we the people” (who is US, you and I) to rebuild the Republican Party. I will then outline a few things that a rebuilt Republican Party needs to focus on and go into greater detail with these solutions. I will finish by discussing how “we the people” can do in our daily lives to correct issues of representatives who do NOT represent “we the people” as we elected them to do.
The Republican Party has shown their “true colors.” There seem to be 3 distinct groups within the party. There can be no unity within a party, if that party is split. In fact, there seems to be better off with NO party than a party divided.
First, we have a handful of republican representatives who do fight, and fight hard to represent those who voted them into office. This small but loyal and dedicated group of patriots are also those who are then attacked by democrats and media as being “extremist” and a danger to the other congressional representative. It’s a shame that the few who have the guts to stand up for what the people voted them into congress for are being persecuted by all of those not doing their jobs should be reason to fire most of these people. Imagine going to your job and doing such outstanding work that every lazy person at your place of employment can lie and get you fired. That’s what’s going on here.
Next, let’s discuss what I like to call the “career cowards.” These representatives are those who spend their entire career in politics more worried about losing their job than doing their job. They aren’t republicans in belief they are republicans because the location who elected them into office votes that direction. Had they been running in a democratic location; they would have run as a democrat because values and morals on issues are NOT something they do. They like to shut up, stay in the back, and go with whatever the majority votes on. They have no values, they have no morals, they want to just survive the next election. They are a waste of space and a waste of oxygen and in fact, I’m certain that if a democrat was in their place, you would see no difference that what we see today with these “republicans.”
These “career cowards” are dangerous to America’s future and our ability to maintain our freedoms and liberties because they are “soft.” Soft is no good. Soft can easily bent and sway to vote how someone else wants. Not how their voters (constituency) want. Those who voted (we the people) should be first on the list of how these representative votes on issues. But not with these cowards, it’s whoever they can stay in the middle and not get into trouble. These representatives are also piss poor public speakers. I’m curious to test that theory and will now go watch some videos of these cowards speaking and analyze them versus those who are fighting hard to do their job.
We term the last group of these people “R.I.N.O.”, which stands for Republican In Name Only. These representatives are not republicans at all. Not in any sense of the word. In fact, we can go a step further and call them traitors, or a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Although they should register as democrats, doing so ends their career. These representatives are however less dangerous than the “career cowards.” At least once a traitor’s colors show we can then look at that person and KNOW for certain where they stand. They will forever be traitors, and we need to expect that from them. Every time they stand, they stand for the OTHER side.
We as voters (we the people) need to stop being surprised every time they turn on us. We need to do a better job at investigating those who are running and where they stand on issues. Where do they come from in life? Where is the evidence that proves they aren’t just talk? We the people also need to hold the republican party responsible for taking on these traitors in the first place with no vetting of the party. Isn’t that the point of having a “party” is that those who are taking part in the basic most core beliefs OF the party? I have two words for the republican party “DO BETTER!!!”
You have one job assholes, to vet these men and women claiming to be what they are not! And you’re dropping the ball. All funding to the republican party needs to end if they refuse to support our core values and beliefs. Same goes for the cowards of the republican party, they need to go away just as fast as the R.I.N.O.’s. Winning a race is useless when these people are too spineless to represent us.
I don’t know about you, but I for one sure as hell do NOT know what the Republican Party represents anymore. Democrats either. We the people need documentation that clearly states where the republican party stands on issues. Individuals who run as republicans and go against our own core beliefs as republicans, should at least receive discipline, and at most fired and replaced.
A core belief document would not have to be all-inclusive of all issues that exist. The point of having a “CORE” belief is to outline the handling of issues according to those core beliefs. Every MOS (Military Occupation Specialty) comes with a creed. Those working in the different fields memorize these creeds. Infantry has their creed, airborne has a creed, Special Forces has a creed. Everyone in these positions memories that creed and held accountable to those standards. It’s the core beliefs in those occupations of what’s expected. I feel the similar creeds are necessary for the different levels of government for the republican party. Individuals who wish to run for these positions must agree, memorize, and represent according to their creed which would reflect what “we the people” voted them into this position for. These folks who wish to run for office, if they do not agree with the creed, they can either choose to discuss their disagreements in front of a board of their republican peers and have their peers judge whether they could have a “waiver.” Anyone running who disagrees and gets a waiver for any discrepancy, they have with the creed there should be republican peers who will put their name on the line to vouch for why they allowed this. If their board of peers disagree with offering of a waiver or would not risk putting their name on the line to enable this individual to run, then that individual needs to go run as an Independent or go start their own party. Simple.