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Exclusive Interview: Shane Hazel for Georgia 7th



In one of the most anticipated interviews of this primary season, I got to interview Shane Hazel, the man looking to unseat long-time Congressman and political operative Rob Woodall.

Expectations were high for this interview but Shane blew them all away. He called me about 15 minutes before our interview was to begin and asked to delay it by a half hour so he could take advantage of the available sunlight to keep knocking on doors to meet those whom he sought to represent.

Knocking. On. Doors.

Old school. How many of those running for Congress go door-to-door anymore? Not many I’ll wager. Most are too busy rubbing elbows with the elites from their district or outside the district, making promises in the hopes that big donations will buy votes through advertising. Not Shane Hazel. The former Marine is pounding the pavement, working hard, something he knows from his time in the Marine Corps special operations, known as Force Reconnaissance.

What immediately struck me was his energy and his Constitutional knowledge. In the military, there is brotherly and sisterly teasing between the services. None of the stereotypes are really true, but sometimes they are true enough for comedy’s sake. Marines are lovingly thought of as the jocks, the ones who aren’t all that intellectual.

If one had been inclined to believe that’s what a Marines were truly like, Shane Hazel would have put the lie to that immediately. He demonstrated the raw Constitutional knowledge and intelligence of Ted Cruz, the true desire for fiscal discipline of Rand and Ron Paul, the unrelenting pursuit of liberty of Austin Petersen, and the passion for people of Erin Cruz. If freedom was baseball, Shane Hazel would be a true 5-tool player.

BW: What made you decide to run for Congress?

SH: Well, I’ll tell you, this is not something I ever sought nor something I thought I would ever do. I have a great career that allows me to spend a lot of time with my family and work with my brothers in special operations. It’s hard to give that up, but I have felt my faith calling me to take a stand, a weight on my shoulders. The same kind of weight was on my shoulders in the days immediately following 9-11 which was my faith calling me to join the Marine Corps in September of 2001. It’s simply a sense of duty and faith.

Rob Woodall (the current Republican Congressman of the Georgia 7th), has done nothing to forward conservative values, and in fact rates, F’s across the board on the major Constitutional and Conservative scorecards. He has voted for higher spending, for restricting the gun rights of law-abiding Americans, and has never held a job outside of DC where he has been since 1994. He hasn’t even conducted a town hall in the last 2 years. It’s time for someone who truly represents the people of the Georgia 7th to step in.

BW: What specific experiences and education make you feel ready and qualified for the job?

SH: I have taught the US Constitution and its lineage for years to local groups of citizens, which per art 6 sec 3 we are bound by oath to uphold as Representatives. In addition to that, I was a non-commissioned officer in Marine Force Reconnaissance and have seen the devastating effects of war up close and the ramifications that follow our men and women back home. I have a BA from UGA in International Affairs, and I worked both domestically and internationally in business development and as a subject matter expert in Aerospace for the last 11 years, developing and training our service members in emerging technologies which has given me even more insight into our DOD and our broken acquisition processes.

BW: What issues are your top priorities if elected?

SH: Spending is definitely a big one. I would not have voted for this deficit-heavy spending bill that just passed through Congress. Every spending bill needs to start with the Constitution. So much of what the federal government spends is outside of the few and defined powers of the Constitution, yet the government robs its citizens through taxation by force and then doesn’t spend the money wisely. Further, spending bills should be voted upon separately. No more holding the military hostage. We need a constitutionally balanced budget. We must fix our money by ending the Federal Reserve once and for all, Abolish the IRS and pass the Fair Tax.

Abolish the IRS. We’ve seen the IRS weaponized and used against our own citizens for political purposes. The tax reform just enacted is nice, but it needs to go further and we need to abolish the IRS which is why I would push for and support the “Fair Tax.”

We need to shut down the vast incentive system that draws people to America illegally. We want and need immigration, but LEGAL, immigration, with people who respect our laws and want to become Americans. America needs to bring our troops home to secure the border, and with trillions of dollars not wasted if we still need to build a wall we can, and we can give our military the pay they deserve and it would look like a rounding error compared to what we are doing now.

I also want to see military action debated and voted on in Congress before we send my brothers and sisters anywhere. And, when they are deployed it is with a clearly defined mission to completely destroy the enemy and then leave. No more indefinite deployments. No more nation building. No more rules of engagement.

Also, in order to reform the care our veterans receive, I will seek to abolish the Department of Veterans Affairs, and instead allow veterans to seek their own care in the private sector, but the expense is picked up by the DOD as a cost of national defense.

BW: You mentioned the recent spending bill. Do you think the increases in military spending were necessary?

SH: Absolutely not. In fact, the Department of Defense needs a thorough audit. The DOD acquisition process needs to be driven by end users and brought up to speed to meet 21st-century markets and emergence of technology. Too often bureaucrats, engineers, and people who have absolutely no experience in the mission bloat and encumber the process of getting our men and women the equipment they need.
*Authors note: See folks? I’m not the only veteran who thinks military spending is out of control*

BW: How do you feel about Congress and the President reauthorizing FISA?

SH: The 4th Amendment demands that four prerequisites be met before a warrant shall be issued. Which if done incorrectly carries the charge of perjury. All four must be met, every time, no exceptions in order to get a warrant. FISA does away with 4th Amendment protections and prerequisites for “probable cause” approving 99.7% of all FISA warrants applied for.

Again we have seen as a result of this usurpation FISA used as a weapon by the FBI and other agencies to take down its political enemies.

BW: It appears that President Trump May have himself been a victim of abuse of the FISA courts. How do you explain he and the GOP Congress reauthorizing it?

SH: I can’t. I think they should have released the Nunes memo before they voted, but either way, I can’t explain them reauthorizing it.

BW: You touched on immigration already but what else do you think needs to be done?

SH: Article I, Section 8 clause 4 of the Constitution gives the Federal government the power of naturalization. In the earliest days of the country, it was agreed that states shouldn’t be able to inflate their numbers with mass immigration for more power through votes in Congress. That’s what is happening now. We need to empower state and local governments to enforce federal immigration laws, not restrict them from doing so, and there needs to be consequences for cities and states who harbor illegals. Governors as executives to the contract between the states which is the Constitution need to make it extremely difficult for those governors who allow sanctuary cities in their states.

BW: Would you support the criminal prosecution of city and state officials who subvert immigration laws?

SH: Yes I would.

You can find it more about Shane Hazel at his website here.

Benjamin Wilhelm served as a commissioned officer in the United States military for 10 years, serving one combat tour in Afghanistan. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge among other military awards. Ben has worked in a variety of private sector businesses both large and small. He is a former military and civilian firearms instructor and an advocate for veterans issues. Ben is a strict Constitutionalist who sees the Federal government as an out of control leviathan, and the federal debt as a burden that will break the country. Ben is a divorced father of two boys.

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Culture and Religion

In UK, Ancient Heathenism Reigns Supreme



Several minutes had passed since the medical examination of the newborn had begun. They stood inspective over the infant, occasionally murmuring to one another in a hushed tone.  The babe’s father stood nearby, pacing: his eyes intractably fixed on the small group of elders in a desperate attempt to interpret each subtle lift of an eyebrow or pinch of the lips.

Then came that dreaded nod…

The tormented father wept as the judge read the decision aloud: “as thinking it neither good for the child itself…” the child must die.

The above description is not a reference to the United Kingdom’s government-ordered killing of little Alfie Evans, nor the United Kingdom’s government-ordered killing of little Charlie Gard.

The infant’s death-order, described above, was merely the price of societal perfection for his father, living in the Statist abyss of Ancient Sparta.

In Lives: Lycurgus 16, Greek historian Plutarch (48-122 A.D.) wrote of the medical inspections of infants by “elders,” and of the state-ordered murder of infants in Ancient Sparta under the rule Lycurgus, a tyrannical central-planner:

“Nor was it in the power of the father to dispose of the child as he saw fit (as was his right in most heathen societies). He was obliged to carry (the newborn) child before certain men at a place called Lesche; these men were some of the elders of the tribe to which the child belonged; their business was to carefully view the infant, and, if they found it stout and well made, they gave order for its rearing and allotted to it one of the nine thousand shares of land above mentioned for its maintenance, but, if they found it puny and ill-shaped, ordered it to be taken to what was called the Apothetae (“depository”), a (large cave) under Mt. Taygetus (in the Peloponnese); as thinking it neither for the good of the child itself, nor for the public interest, that it should be brought up, if it did not, from the very outset, appear to be healthy and vigorous.” (emphasis mine)

Undesirable Infants – those either deemed unfit in some way, were conceived through rape, were unwanted, or were female – were often exposed, meaning that these infants were tossed into pits or over cliffs, or were abandoned in the wilderness and then left to starve or to be eaten by wild animals.

Such was life in the pagan purgatories of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.

Such has life begun to be again, today, in the United Kingdom.

As I type, a toddler lies in the hospital, a prisoner, detained by the pagan pride of evil monsters, by his own Statist government.

The “elders” in the UK have sentenced little Alfie Evans to die, “as thinking it neither for the good of the child itself. Alfie may not be alone in the wilderness, but he is being exposed by the sword of starvation.

Right now, a tormented father weeps for his child.

The cruel winds of an evil-ridden history are circling ’round again.


Once Christianity came upon the scene, Christians began to regularly rescue exposed infants.

As Tertullian stated, “Christians sought out the tiny bodies of newborn babies from the refuse and dung heaps and raised them as their own or tended to them before they died or gave them a decent burial” (Early Church History).

“The Christian idea that each individual person has worth because they were created by God was foreign to the lies of pagan society where the State, the tribe, the collective was the only value they knew” (Early Church History).

One can even visit these once abandoned babes at the Catacomb of Praetextatus. “The catacombs are filled with very tiny graves with the epitaph ‘adopted daughter of…’ or ‘adopted son of…’ inscribed on them. These inscriptions refer to the many babies and young children Christians rescued from the trash over the centuries” (Early Church History).

Unlike during the times of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, however, today’s United Kingdom prevents Christians from aiding Britain’s exposed children.

Christians from across the globe have offered aid and open arms to little Alfie Evans. Pope Francis has faithfully attempted to save the ailing child, arranging medical transportation for Alfie so that he might fly via air ambulance to the Vatican’s hospital.

Still, the prideful “elders” cling mercilessly to their pagan heathenism, determined to deny any and all Christian charity for little Alfie.


Alas! One thing is now crystal clear: in the United Kingdom, ancient heathenism reigns supreme.

For a glimpse of the future, listen to these famous voices from the past:

In On the Laws 3.8, Cicero (106-43 BC) states:

“Deformed infants shall be killed.”

Posidippus, a Greek poet, wrote:

“Everybody raises a son even if he is poor, but exposes a daughter even if he is rich.”

In On Anger 1.15, Seneca (4 BC-65 AD) wrote:

“…mad dogs we knock on the head…unnatural progeny we destroy; we drown even children at birth who are weakly and abnormal.”

In Politics 7.1335b, Aristotle (364 BC-322 BC) wrote:

“As to exposing or rearing the children born, let there be a law that no deformed child shall be reared;  but on the ground of number of children, if the regular customs hinder any of those born being exposed, there must be a limit fixed to the procreation of offspring, and if any people have a child as a result of intercourse in contravention of these regulations, abortion must be practiced on it (the child).”

In Theaetetus, the Greek philosopher Plato (quoting Socrates) wrote of the important societal task of killing infirm infants:

“For we must take care that we don’t overlook some defect in this thing that is entering into life; it may be something not worth bringing up, a wind-egg, a falsehood. What do you say? Is it your opinion that your child ought in any case to be brought up and not exposed to die? Can you bear to see it found fault with and not get into a rage if your first-born is stolen away from you?”

In Ad Nationes, Tertullian (155-220 A.D.) recorded the frequency of pagan infanticide in the Roman Empire during the late 100’s and early 200’s A.D.:

“…because, although you are forbidden by the laws to slay new-born infants, it so happens that no laws are evaded with more impunity or greater safety, with the deliberate knowledge of the public, and the suffrages of this entire age…But then you make away with them in a more cruel manner, because you expose them to the cold and hunger, and to wild beasts, or else you get rid of them by the slower death of drowning.”

In Book 3 of Instructor, Clement of Alexandria (150-215 A.D.) wrote of Roman women caring more for animals than for children:

“And though maintaining parrots and curlews, they do not receive the orphan child; but they expose children that are born at home, and take up the young of birds, and prefer irrational to rational creatures.”


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New California law voids religious freedom to advance LGBT agenda



In the war on American culture waged by the Marxist Rainbow Jihad and LGBT terrorists, there has been perhaps no greater battlefield than the state of California. And as the front where many of the battles are fought, it is also where we find the greatest number of casualties, usually children.

Government authorities working as a type of Gay Mafia have turned public schools into LGBT indoctrination centers where acceptance of deviant lifestyles is mandated by the state in the name of so-called tolerance. In these indoctrination centers, parents are denied the right to teach their kids the values they believe in, and children as young as five-years-old are disciplined as “bullies” for “misgendering” their gender-confused classmates.

Not content with brainwashing young minds, however, LGBT radicals in the CA legislature want to make it a crime for parents, pastors, and professional councilors to engage in “sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.”

Under a banner of so-called consumer protection, the bill (AB-2943) defines “change efforts” as:

“Any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts to change behavior or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.”

The bill furthers the LGBT agenda in one more way; it codifies LGBT lifestyles as normal and scientific:

“Contemporary science recognizes that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is part of the natural spectrum of human identity and is not a disease, disorder, or illness.”

With this language added to the bill, freedom of speech and freedom of religion concerning LGBT issues will be essentially eliminated . . . by law!

I once wrote an article about how the LGBT culture war was one more reason for parents to take their kids out of public schools, but now that won’t be enough. This war has grown into a full-fledged assault on religion and traditional moral values.

We can no longer accept the “live and let live” ideology of the left under the mistaken belief that equality is their only goal. It’s time to fight for the souls of our children and the future of America while we still can.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.


David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.

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Utah GOP establishment working hard to make Romney next U.S. Senator



The Utah Republican Party convention was held this past weekend. Despite Mitt Romney’s failure to secure 60 percent of the vote to avoid a primary run-off, an ongoing disagreement about a new rule that allows candidates to bypass the convention to get on the primary ballot by gathering signatures instead—as Mitt Romney did—helped the party establishment pave the way for Massachusetts Mitt to replace Orrin Hatch as the next US Senator from the Beehive State.

Even though Romney didn’t need to worry about the convention, he attended in an attempt to garner the support of grassroots Republicans concerned about his obvious carpetbagger status and others who see Romney’s run as little more than an attempt to redeem his lost political glory. In that regard, Romney did not disappoint.

True to his reputation, Romney became all things to all people as he worked to appease both Republicrats and Trumplicans while playing the “severely conservative” card when necessary as we witnessed in a Q & A with delegates.

“Here’s the difference between me and a lot of other people that are running: and that is, I know how to get a group of people together. I’ve campaigned with some 40 different Republican Senators—I’ve campaigned for them, with them.

“I can get a group of them together to stand together to fight against the excessive spending that we’re seeing in Washington. I can also get Obamacare repealed.”

Repeal Obamacare? Seems to me I’ve heard something like that from a Republican before. Still, listening to Romney blather on about how awesome he is and how he’s going to bring everybody together almost makes you want to gather around the campfire, make s’mores, and sing Kumbaya, doesn’t it?

In reality, Mitt’s track record of attacking conservatives who buck the GOP establishment proves that he has more in common with Orrin Hatch than Mike Lee—despite his repeated mention of Lee’s name at the convention.

Throughout his campaign, Romney has continued to claim that he’s more conservative than Trump and Congress—a very low bar—on issues like immigration and the budget, but once again, his record tells a different story. As recently as 2014, Romney supported amnesty for illegals and making DACA permanent. And even though he now says he would support a government shutdown to get spending under control, Romney has opposed using shutdowns as leverage on important issues in the past.

As a chameleon candidate lacking any core conservative convictions, Romney will be a perfect fit in Mitch McConnell’s GOP establishment swamp we know as the US Senate. And it looks like Utah Republicans are working hard to make sure Romney gets the job.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.


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