Following his service in the Marine Corps Ed Mattson built a diverse career in business in both sales/marketing and management. He is a medical research specialist and published author. His latest book is Down on Main Street: Searching for American Exceptionalism

Ed is currently Development Director of the National Guard Bureau of International Affairs-State Partnership Program, Fundraising Coordinator for the Warrior2Citizen Project, and Managing Partner of Center-Point Consultants in North Carolina.

Mr. Mattson is a noted speaker and has addressed more than 3000 audiences in 42 states and 5 foreign countries. He has been awarded the Order of the Sword by American Cancer Society, is a Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow and appeared on more than 15 radio and television talk-shows.

Kaepernick needs a dose of reality

Kaepernick needs a dose of reality

Additionally, often overlooked by the folks on the left, is the fact that the United States is the only country to have ever fought a war to end slavery. Yes, 630,000 Americans died to insure the rights of all Americans and to end the abomination of slavery, but our children never hear that side of the story . . . many cannot even tell you what the Civil War was all about, and even more frightening is that many do not even know who fought in the war!

Most important aspects of the Presidency are honesty and integrity

Most important aspects of the Presidency are honesty and integrity

Politicians have proven themselves to be among the least brightest individuals one would find among the population of America. Not wanting to classify all those who seek public office as being nothing more than a sack of rocks, let us just point out the truth here that the private sector hires the best while the […]

Warrior2Citizen Foundation: The job’s not over ’til it’s over!

Warrior2Citizen Foundation: The job’s not over ’til it’s over!

A couple of years ago I was asked to become an advisor to Warrior2Citizen Inc.,  a non-profit entity that was being formed to provide needed services to assist active duty military personnel transitioning back to civilian life and/or stateside duty. At that time the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that close to 18 Veterans per […]

The Commander in Chief . . . competent leadership is essential

The Commander in Chief . . . competent leadership is essential

As we head into the presidential election season we are once again faced with a choice of who we the people want as president and the who will be the Commander in Chief of our armed forces. This year is like no other, but still, the closest we have come to similar challenges our nation faced in the Eighties.

How Harry Truman might look at Donald Trump

How Harry Truman might look at Donald Trump

Isn’t it amazing that GOP that was so worried about Donald Trump at the first GOP debate, that they tried to box him in to committing to support whatever GOP candidate the Republicans ended up selecting in the primaries. These are the same hypocrites that are now trying to find any way they can to stop Trump from winning.

Part 4 – Second Amendment – End of story!

Part 4 – Second Amendment – End of story!

First and foremost, despite whatever rhetoric one hears from the liberal, anti-gun crowd, the Founding Fathers were adamant about the rights of every citizen to own guns. When you read the Federalist Papers, the message was clear and in that, there was no ambiguity about the right to bear arms by the citizens of the […]

Part 3 – Government, civics, and the 2nd Amendment in education

Part 3 – Government, civics, and the 2nd Amendment in education

However, the dissatisfaction with politicians from those who do pay attention to what is going on in the country (the number is decreasing with each passing year) on both sides of the aisle, is proving to be an unpredictable year as to who the political party candidates for president will be for the 2016 election. Most learned voters would just as soon hang them all from a yardarm!

Part 1 -The importance of the Second Amendment

Part 1 -The importance of the Second Amendment

“To Obama it looks to be all a part of his plan to destroy America . . . pardon me . . . ‘to transform America’, all capped off with his dismantling of our military forces. I believe it is all about creating the Perfect Storm for the downfall of America by President Obama who arguably may be the Manchurian Candidate of the new world order. “

The wheels are coming off

The wheels are coming off

The U.S. government is shrinking from sight on the global stage. We the people are being placed in danger with terrorists at our borders. No longer is the battle with terrorist confined to the Middle East where the current Administration chooses to ignore the gravity of the situation rather than take a leadership role to defeat it.

Part 2. Racism, bigotry, slavery, injustice, and the Democrat Party

Part 2. Racism, bigotry, slavery, injustice, and the Democrat Party

Try as they might, and even enabled by the liberal media, the Democrat Party cannot run from their complicity in slavery, their legislative enactment of the Jim Crow Laws, the Ku Klux Klan, the lynchings and terror of Blacks, and the racial hatred and bigotry, any more than they can run from their attempt today, to re-enslave Black America. Through their use of government welfare and handouts, the Democrats are luring people of color to the New Government Plantation with the federal government as the overseer.

Part 1. Racism, bigotry, slavery, injustice, and the Democrat Party

Part 1. Racism, bigotry, slavery, injustice, and the Democrat Party

History is civilization’s greatest education tool. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But to simply deny that events happened by removing any and all historic reference to history we find abhorrent or distasteful, is to deny that such historic happenings ever occurred. It does not make reality go away, nor does it change what has happened in the past.

The New Government Plantation

The New Government Plantation

The words of a well-respected Democrat from back in the Fifties are good words to help those struggling to make their Dream in America . . . “America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact – the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality”. ~Adlai Stevenson

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