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Bringing the Military into Politics – an Interview with Col. Rob Maness – Episode 280

Col. Rob Maness is a military and counter terrorism expert with incredible experience in both strategy and in the field. He led numerous combat operations during his career, he was in the Pentagon during the 9/11 attack, and he is currently running for the State House of Representatives in Louisiana, where he is the leading candidate currently to win the seat.

In their conversation, they talk about the nation being divided when Washington, D.C. is not. Instead, Maness calls Washington the “Uni-Party” because it is led by people with similar values who are too focused on themselves rather than representing their constituents. Military leaders would be more ideal as political leaders because they tend to avoid the corruption that runs rampant through most parties.

Maness explains why, though he was reluctant, he decided to run for a political seat, what he hopes to bring to the office if he wins and how our listeners can help. Because he is truly conservative and a constitutionalist, Maness hasn’t found support with party leaders.

They discuss the truth about our American nuclear defenses and the method Trump is using to deter outside attacks.

Also in the episode, Chuck and Mark consider the alarming rate of suicides surrounding the Clintons. If you haven’t read Mark’s article on the subject, visit in the Blunt Force Truth™ Trending News section.

Mark and Chuck discuss how the left is changing the meaning of powerful words, referencing a protest group that everyone should be aware of, Refuse Fascism. Mark reveals the open communist managing the organization – and a pretty shocking money trail keeping it alive. They also talk about the ridiculous monument that Obama had approved – which Trump shut down once he was in office.

About the guest:

During his military service, Colonel Maness led numerous combat operations, including as a bomber squadron commander in Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Colonel Maness served as an enlisted bomb disposal technician in three assignments countering terrorism before being commissioned and selected for flight training. As a Joint Chiefs of Staff operations officer he was on duty in the National Military Command Center located within the Pentagon during the September 11, 2001 attack. In the ensuing months, he directly assisted the United States national security team with creating, synchronizing, and executing the campaign plan for the global war on terrorism.  Colonel Maness authored the first theater nuclear war plan and designed decision-making tools for the Presidential nuclear decision handbook strengthening U.S. extended strategic deterrence policy in European and Pacific regions. He went on to command Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM, the sixth largest U.S. Air Force Base encompassing 53,000 acres and 22,000 employees, housing our nation’s most critical assets.

After running for the U.S. Senate, Rob founded GatorPAC, a Federal political action committee. The PAC educates grass roots political activists on the most effective ways to influence their elected officials, get a candidate elected, or to fight for a cause. It advocates for policies that protect your liberty, fight for limited government, and ensure prosperity.

He is also a founding board member at the Military Advocacy Project of Louisiana, Inc., a veteran’s advocacy group committed to preventing veteran suicides and ensuring military families have equal access to benefits. As president of his local chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America, he led a team that created an annual scholarship fund for graduating high school students. Rob is a Life Member of the NRA, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and the Military Officer’s Association of America. He is also a member of the Louisiana Military Order of Foreign Wars and the Society of the Sons of the Revolution.

Rob graduated Cum Laude at the University of Tampa and holds master’s degrees from Harvard University’s Kennedy School, the Air Command and Staff College, and the US College of Naval Warfare. His military awards and combat decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and Air Medal.

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