I believe in American exceptionalism. America continues to lead the way for the rest of the world. Yet, our national sovereignty has come under attack. The entrenched establishment of career politicians have exposed our country to uncontrolled illegal immigration and foreign policies contrary to the well-being and prosperity of this nation. We must correct this course and put American priorities first and continue the trail-blazing path of freedom and prosperity.
Dismantle Bureaucratic Cancer
Cancer is when a cell abandons its purpose of serving the body and seeks its own survival. Federal bureaucracies have largely abandoned their purpose of serving “We the People” and have sought their own survival. This cancer is contagious and has grown into the full-blown weaponization of our government against the people. The cure is to starve the cancer via Congress’ power of the purse, to conduct Congressional investigations, and to recapture the legislative authority/power that had been haphazardly delegated to these bureaucracies in the first place. We need courageous members of Congress with principled convictions to restore a constitutionally limited government.
When we recite the pledge of allegiance, we say, “with liberty and justice for all.” Yet, hundreds of thousands of American citizens have been sold into slavery. They have no liberty and no justice. Most of them are children. Milton Friedman rightly quipped, “Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”
Moderation in the political arena will no longer be tolerated by “We the People.” The DOJ and FBI need to be held accountable and release the names of Epstein’s clients or be defunded by Congress.
American Values in Education
By funding students and not systems, Florida has begun the fight to protect children from the indoctrinating clutches of teachers’ unions. With diligence and determination, we can clear a path on a national level to win back our schools. Then, Florida will serve as a blueprint to complete the restoration of traditional education to the rest of the nation.
Despite Vern Buchanan’s resistance, under President Trump, America was energy independent. “We the People” will not succumb to the radical environmental movement’s nihilistic, climate-alarmist agenda. We must stand against the globalist plan to surrender American resources articulated in the United Nations, Agenda 2030. Utilizing our own natural resources, we will “energize” the American economy, American jobs, and American families.
In August 2022, California made it illegal for doctors to disagree with politicians regarding Covid-19 treatments. This unconstitutional government overreach appears to be a harbinger of things to come. Congress must stop delegating power to unelected bureaucracies and big pharma. By exercising legislative authority and defunding the CDC and NIH, we can reverse this course and return the power to “We the People.”
“There comes a time when the country needs good people to stand up and fight against evil. That time is now. Our American system of freedom, individual rights, and of limited government is under assault. Globalists are waging a covert war against our communities, faith, and family values. The entrenched establishment of career politicians in Washington is happy to sell our freedoms to the highest bidder. Public trust is at an all-time low, and Americans have become disenfranchised by the blatant corruption. But it is not too late. We can reverse this course. We must speak the truth boldly and engage courageously. Then, we will ignite an awakening of freedom-loving patriots.”
A CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE
Eddie was raised by his mother and grandmother in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado.
After completing his collegiate wrestling career, Eddie graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Computer Information Systems and immediately started his computer consulting firm in 1994.
Five years later, he launched the financial software company Mortgage Cadence, which became one of Inc. 500 fastest-growing private companies in North America an astonishing four times. Mortgage Cadence’s robust functionality provided a disruptive visibility of the reckless pools of mortgage loans leading up to and during the global financial crisis of 2007-08. In the aftermath, Mortgage Cadence was instrumental in the recovery efforts by utilizing the same robust functionality to be the first to market in processing the millions of loan modifications. In 2010, Eddie sold his company to Accenture and moved to Manatee County with his wife, Claire, and their children, Tal, Sam, and Autumn.
In 2013, Eddie started Inspiration Academy, a private Christian school in Bradenton. Drawing on the strengths and assets of the surrounding community through its highly acclaimed mentorship program, the school has attracted some of the most gifted educators and coaches to join this holistic environment. Innovative methods of instruction through technology, art, social interaction, and athletics have created a powerful atmosphere of intellectual curiosity, emotional resilience, and social connectedness. Judeo-Christian foundations and freedom-loving patriotism are combined with successful habit-forming conditioning to prepare graduates to be effective sources of cultural change.
Eddie used his entrepreneurial experience to support and promote business opportunities to improve people’s quality of life. For instance, in 2015, Eddie mentored the vision of SureMed, in Bradenton. By reimagining and refocusing on patient outcomes, SureMed has become instrumental in the fight against the opioid, fentanyl, and heroin crisis gripping the nation through proper patient screening and attention to mental health. Eddie also lent his leadership and experience to help produce the successful movie, “Ragamuffin,” a gripping biography of a musical prodigy who rises to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away and live on a Navajo reservation.
Trustee, New College of Florida
In January 2021, Eddie was appointed trustee at New College of Florida (NCF) by Governor Ron DeSantis. He recognized this opportunity as an inflection point for
education and the country’s broader culture. Eddie immediately pushed to open trustee meetings with a prayer and the pledge of allegiance. These proposed changes caused a battle with the Chair of the Board and the school’s lawyer. The Chair was then removed, the lawyer removed, and the next meeting was opened with prayer and the pledge. This was followed quickly by Eddie’s bold public announcement of his intention to remove the college’s president. These were vital steps in the effort to eradicate the Woke ideologies that had captured New College years ago. Eddie’s vision was to bring athletics to the college, and he was instrumental in bringing that vision to reality. This vision is among the first steps to change the culture at NCF and across America in the battle against Woke Marxism and identity politics. Due in part to Eddie’s efforts, New College is experiencing record-breaking enrollment and cultural diversity through athletics. With the previously stagnant student life experience newly invigorated, higher student retention rates are sure to follow, helping to ensure that New College returns to the position as the gem of Florida’s State University System.
Bringing Conservative Values to Congress
Eddie’s unique insights across multiple domains and tremendous energy will help bring a new level of transparency and accountability to the entrenched establishment. Government officials have forgotten who they report to. They need to hear the voices loud and clear of “We the People.”
“The Constitution cannot protect us unless we protect the Constitution.”
~ Thomas Sowell
“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
~ Ronald Reagan
“I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.”
~ Milton Friedman