John McJunkin produces and rides shotgun on KFYI's Sharpe In The Morning and sits in as guest host when Jim's not around. He's a Platinum award-winning audio engineer / multi-media producer with nearly 30 years of experience, and serves as the principal pro audio reviewer for both Church Production and Sound & Video Contractor magazines and is the published author of over 200 reviews and features in other publications like Remix and Mix Magazine. He has also consulted with manufacturers in the development of pro audio technology. McJunkin lectured at the 2007 and 2008 New Media Expos and the 2009 Worship Facilities Expo on the topic of advanced editing and mixing techniques for quality podcast production. He has served as a consultant and provided broadcast voice production for political candidates for US Senate, Congress, governor, and state legislature. He describes his political identity as a "defense-hawk small-L libertarian". He's an avid aviation buff who writes and records music and plays drums with the worship team at his church, and loves to spend every spare moment with his family.
Suzanne Sharer is a native of Arizona, born and raised in Conservatism. She is married and a mother to 3 fantastic children. Suzanne is in real estate working as an agent for a top National builder, Taylor Morrison Homes and is an avid political junkie. Her passion for America has led her to speaking her mind on political issues through blogs, Facebook and twitter as well as becoming active in the local political scene where she believes she can do her part to help turn our country around one opinion at a time. Suzanne's concern for the direction of America has led her to co-founding Conservative Patriot Revolution , a new media company that includes CPR: ConservativePatriotRevolution.com and the online Conservative Patriot Radio. Suzanne is also a contributor, aka a Politichick for Politichicks.tv.
Tom was born in Yonkers, NY and in 1968 was the youngest member of Mensa in the country at that time- and is to date, the highest tested individual in Mensa at that age. Educated at the University of California, Tom moved to Arizona after college in 1994, and went into the insurance business. After being a successful agent for NY Life Insurance, he decided to become an independent broker in 2005 and is now a successful entrepreneur and author of the column 'Conservative Issues from the Desert'. He calls Surprise, AZ his home, where he does volunteer work for various issues around the state, and writes for his local newspaper, The Glendale/Peoria Today. He also has been a guest Political analyst on various radio and talk shows. Conservative, funny and a candidly frank speaker, Tom is available for consultation and speaking engagements on subjects from politics to marketing. Tom writes in the style of William Buckley and George Will-- intellectual discussions about today's political topics. His complete collection of essays is now available on Amazon-- "The Conservative Chronicles" as well as various other books on modern American political thought.
Katie is a native Arizonan. She earned a degree in Communications from Grand Canyon University and worked at a resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where she became fluent in Spanish. She is a staunch advocate for the unborn, volunteers for pro-life organizations and currently serves in children’s ministry at her church. She served as the Arizona state coordinator for the Rick Santorum Presidential campaign and is currently the Arizona chairwoman for Rick Santorum’s Patriot Voices. Katie has an extensive background in television/media and was recently the Communications Director for a U.S. Congressional candidate. She writes on issues foreign and domestic on her website The Conservative Cut. She holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys singing jazz and the standards.
Exurban Kevin Creighton
Kevin Creighton (aka ExurbanKevin) is the self-described physical embodiment of NAFTA: He’s a Canadian living in the U.S. who speaks fluent Spanish. He’s also, (in ascending order of importance), a former professional photographer, recovering nerd, online marketing guru, father to two adorable boys, husband to a wonderful woman and a servant of the King. Kevin blogs about politics at Exurban League and his self-defense and gunblog is Misfires And Light Strikes. When he's not blogging (which isn't all that often...), he's probably playing with his sons or cooking a meal for his family or listening to 80's alternative music or off at a shooting range somewheres.
In these times of governmental policy shifting to the left, I think it is time we all set the record straight about what our country is all about.
The recent moves toward the socialization of our health care system, the increased burden of taxation, and the dismantling of our financial and industrial base, have been justified as being a 'moral' answer. The pundits that scream the loudest for constitutional change and for passing laws that re-adjust wealth claim that they are doing so out of some 'moral' context, even though it defies logic and rule of law.
I contend that such moves are actually 'immoral' and do more to damage the well-being of the American electorate than any other concept of rule.
You are probably saying, 'but how can providing a free health care system, which allows people to get the care they need, be immoral?"
It is immoral because it puts the onus of the cost artificially on people at the threat of imprisonment or pain. It is immoral because socialized medicine will not improve the overall health of the American people- and more importantly it was never intended to. The passages of extensive social programs, including socialized medicine, are designed to keep people dependent on government and thereby empower those that make that legislation. Poverty stricken people will be forced to go to clinics where care will be substandard, while the wealthier citizens will get better care. The price of this system will be high, and its benefit will be low. It will march us toward governmental control of our very bodies, as once the government pays for our health care, it will be obligated to tell us to maintain our health, in everything from diet to exercise, to forced exams and forced procedures. It will cause an even greater separation of health care services between the wealthy and poor than we have now.
It is immoral to take money from one person and give it directly to another person solely because of the reason of need. It is immoral to tell a citizenry that the State must provide on their behalf since they are incapable of providing for themselves. It is immoral to subject Americans to the rule of law that financially enriches a minority at the expense of the majority. It is antithetical to the concepts of freedom and liberty to make financial slaves of the population in order to maintain the power of the State.
If you give the power to the State to decide even the simplest of things such as self-determination of your own body, you grant them the power to do anything they wish to you, as the defense of saying 'well, we are paying for it'.
We, as free thinking citizens, who believe in self-determination and self-reliance, must do what we can within the law to stop this form of financial and ethical slavery to the state.
I know this is difficult for most people to understand. I know it is asking a lot for people to not worry about their jobs and homes and their families and to turn off the TV and to take a moment, to make the effort to stop this. For many years, people have been warned about passing the previous moves toward socialism, saying that 'someday' it might happen that we may lose our freedoms. But we always say, 'aw that will never happen, not in America'. Well it IS happening and that moment is here, because we as a people were not vigilant enough to prevent the precursors to this sort of move. We tried to help people with socialized programs over and over again, in order to do the 'moral' thing and lift people from poverty. Instead we empowered the people who would use these well-meaning programs to enslave a nation.
We have already seen what has happened to the financial and manufacturing giants in this country, at the defense of 'well we paid for it'. These companies are being dismantled as we speak, since their autonomous power represents a threat to the left wing. They use the justification of a loan, and company mismanagement to destroy the rights of the stock and bond holders of these companies. And they whip the flames of jealousy and hate in the electorate to empower their agenda. More importantly, not a single line of this legislation to help these automotive and financial giants has maintained their jobs or the viability of these companies.
Fate rarely allows us to choose the time and place that a person must act for their own preservation. America may very well be on its deathbed- capitalism and the freedoms we enjoy as fruits of that system, almost certainly will be destroyed, if we don't act. Both Democrat and Republican MUST write their Congressmen, they MUST ask their State legislatures and governors to use the powers of their office to resist these moves by the Federal government to destroy the machine that will make us all servants to the federal government. And in November, the Democrats need to be ousted from their Congressional districts.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. There is no greater intention than to help suffering neighbors in their time of need, but the State is using this crisis to empower themselves and destroy the very concept of America. Ronald Reagan referred to America as a 'shining city on top of a hill'. America is that and much more, it is the culmination of 2000 years of free thought by human beings against the tyranny of the State.
It is not a concept of redistribution of services and wealth at the hands of a bureaucracy.