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Letter No. 13 - A Saint Francis Action
Letter No. 13
A "SAINT FRANCIS" ACTION IN OUR STREETS
February 1st, 2024.
Actions are far more potent than words.
There is no need to be religious to be part of the Saint Francis Action.
While the Noble ideas presented here, and the quest for Revival America sing to the heart and inspire instantly, this is all for naught - zero - if we fail to be a nation of profound charitable acts. We must begin on our city streets.
World leaders and politicians, including myself, cannot hold a candle to the warm-hearted one who stops to share a kind word, to offer succor, food, water, a blanket - a Bible - to those abandoned and broken in our midst.
For this reason, the Saint Francis Action is an essential element of my campaign.
Rather than turn to the federal government itself to rescue, I’m encouraging every citizen to join their local church, synagogue or religious center, to organize outings as described above.
Please work in collaboration with local law enforcement and allow our federal government and local relief agencies to give you the proper tools and materials to bring world-class resources and inspirational tools to uplift. We will do so with imagination, creativity and endless zeal to succeed.
I will personally join these groups. I will personally ignite this torch. America must never be a nation of noble privilege, rather of nobility through charity of the heart – through action, not just eloquent words and lofty speech. Including my own.
Government cannot do everything, but they also must never do nothing.
In closing, no bigger challenge exists for the United States than the reckoning of how we as citizens make our streets a place of celebration, safety, and joy, not of misery. Local level outreach must integrate the heart of God - regardless of the religious affiliation - through the tender touch of charity as exemplified by Saint Francis of Assisi, who left his life of extreme privilege to embrace the outcast lepers and to epitomize charity beyond anything I can imagine.
The example of Francis of Assisi, his gift to humanity, is the way of the Lord, the ultimate servant of all humanity. Yet, we are not asked to equal the ocean vastness of this outpouring, only to be a single pebble of sand.
Each of us.
We will not ponder this or give speeches about it – we will take action. It will buttress each and every theme of A Revival Mountain in a starburst which will keep giving, as long as we stay focused and do this important work.
Copyright 2023 - Michael An'gileo
Letter No. 12 - The New Millennial Economy
Letter No. 12
THE NEW MILLENNIAL ECONOMY
January 30th, 2024. Renaissance is in the air. America's best days lie ahead.
The economy of the late 2020s and 2030s will be unrecognizable to those comparing it to today’s reality. We must lead this new economy, with our bedrock American principles of liberty, justice, fairness, the rule of law, and opportunity for all.
In many ways, we’re on a starship.
As I described in “Emblem America,” the new economy will shift the single-handed power of commerce away from governments, producing more opportunity for peer-to-peer interaction and a historic opportunity for entrepreneurship and the deployment of safe, clean and accessible energy, in some cases with government officials acting as mere referees. Transactions will occur at the speed of light.
With all these massive benefits, tremendous responsibilities must be shouldered. As President, I will be tireless in protecting the privacy of American citizens, their jobs and their ability to transact business and spending in ways which will never compromise them - their dignity, well-being or safety - or make them subject to a “big brother” ruling government with its hands on all the buttons.
As technology continues soaring ahead, the President’s role must be to guard against abuse and the estrangement of a core value tied to a solid American dollar, the ability to transact in cash, and maintaining our financial sovereignty by following our own laws, not the international whims or dictates of globalists interests.
TREASURE CHEST AMERICA
Iowa Corn and Soybeans - The Beginning
In the New Millennium economy, with the massive tax breaks and incentives the Michael An’gileo Administration will offer, each of our 50 states will be supported in developing their buried treasure and bringing it to market - through tax incentives and the high premium placed on economic diversification for the states, starting with Iowa’s corn and soybeans.
In the case of Iowa, the leading corn producer in the United States, a windfall of high-value protein products for feeds, energy compounds and medicinal applications lie waiting in field corn - sidestepping the volatility of the corn and ethanol commodity markets. I will allow Iowa, teamed with other agriculture leaders, to directly advise our trade representatives for export fairness, strict tariffs and price competitiveness while also providing this state the tax breaks it needs to mine the waiting gold in corn and soybeans and other mineral resources, yet untapped. I envision a full menu of diversified materials and products from that selection, even vertically integrated within the states own manufacturing entities and ready for new markets. This includes state-of-the-art management tools and real-time support from my office in the White House, to deal with mass surpluses in times of crisis (e.g., Covid-19/2020), beyond domestic food banks deliverable by trucks alone.
Every state of the 50 will have the same chance to diversify their economies as never before: in touch with the demands of the world, while protecting jobs and creating a zenith of new technologies through 21st Century Treasure Chest America.
Copyright 2023 - Michael An'gileo
Letter No. 11 - Quest U.S.A.
Letter No. 11
A PUBLIC SERVICE MISSION
January 30th, 2024. (Flashback)
Sharing ideas with President Ronald Reagan at the White House.
“The Quest” will offer a public service role for every citizen of the United States past their 18th birthday while benefitting our national economy, through education and extended social services, and not placing a burden on taxpayers.
In the case of those under 26, their time contributions toward assisting the elderly, teaching English to new immigrants, or social service can defray the cost of college.
Those past the age of 26 can serve in mentoring roles, sharing a professional or vocational skillset online, or can act in the same capacity as the younger volunteers with fewer hours, allowing for family responsibilities and childcare.
Market-based rewards and incentives for their management and execution will be included in enterprise-style "fund baskets" described earlier whereby companies and individuals can enhance their funding and receive a tax credit against regular income on the flat tax.
I foresee a day in the 21st Century in which standing armies will gradually decrease and our responsible use of technology, gifted by new wisdom and bright algorithms learned from space exploration, will allow a public service role to emerge, not to the detriment of the armed forces, which must be kept pre-eminent in the world, including an immensely powerful deterrent force (Navy and Air Force) but as a complement to our social fabric. Our young people must have a vested interested in America, and they need to be kept busy in a meaningful, profound and wholesome way. Our government must take the lead in creating this public service mission as a model to the world. I love the idea of our young people defraying the cost of college through their service, earning points for time served, innovation and results in the field. There will also be an international component with emphasis upon clean water and the delivery of healthcare to developing nations. Adult participants in “The Quest” will enter the program and, provided the results are satisfactory, can re-up, and will be compensated for their time, not by the government, rather by a marketplace metric where municipal and state governments will bid on their talents to improve their communities, with the Federal government guaranteeing a base-hourly wage for their time. These participants will be qualified simply by offering a service that others need, provided it is lawful and exponential in its ability to be passed along and improve quality of life and entrepreneurism in those whose life they touch. This is a highly prudent investment in America and its time has come.
THE 2ND AMENDMENT
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were considered vanguard “liberals” in their time, children of the Enlightenment and seared by the Revolutionary War with England. They stood firm for the right of all Americans to bear arms, making it our 2nd Amendment.
It’s no accident that this cherished right is second only to freedom of speech. The right to bear arms is a fundamental right of our free Republic.
Let no one convince you otherwise. A government that disarms its people is up to no good. Countries who have embarked upon this course have seen a rampant escalation in violent crime as the criminals respect no laws.
With the ironclad enforcement of laws against improper gun use - outside of hunting, sport and self-defense - every law-abiding adult citizen of the United States, provided they do not have a criminal record or mental illness, is accorded this right. It cannot be abridged.
I will protect it fearlessly as your President.
No American can fathom the idea of being awoken in the middle of the night by a predator without the immediate ability to protect themselves and their beloved family. Safety standards, education, lock boxes for ammunition and common sense are part of the American tradition dating back to the frontier days. Fearmongering and the stripping us of a renumerated right, 2nd of the Bill of Rights, is not. Our friends who support abortion point to the privacy “penumbras” of the same Bill of Rights, yet try to surgically remove the 2nd Amendment lock, stock and barrel. You can’t have it both ways. Gun ownerships rights and the fight against crime cannot be a mixing of metaphors. Automobiles, knives, garage tools and countless other inanimate objects can be weaponized. Should we make them all illegal? Of course, not. We have the oldest living and breathing written Constitution in the world, we are a Common Law nation with elected lawmakers who can, and have, helped enact laws against violent crime with weapons where life or property are threatened. This is the answer. Speak to law enforcement officers, they all say the same: "Let us enforce the laws against crime on the books. We simply cannot protect everyone.” Indeed, responsible gun owners, many of whom have served in our armed forces or perform civilian duties like Neighborhood Watch are American’s salt of the earth. Do the research. Read the statistics. States with responsible gun owners have the lowest crime rates. As President I will continue to support the National Rifle Association, gun safety education and safety courses and will appoint Federal judges who will faithfully uphold the constructionist sanctity of our cherished 2nd Amendment right.
Copyright 2023 - Michael An'gileo
Letter No. 10 - American Online Classrooms
Letter No. 10
AMERICAN ONLINE CLASSROOMS - Part 1
January 29th, 2024. My Presidential library, a gift from my parents at graduation from the University of Southern California, my alma mater.
No nation can survive without a deep and abiding respect for its Noble traditions and a sparkling purview of the facts of history seeding its founding heritage and documents.
In America’s case, they are truly precious - even extraordinary.
As President, I will moderate a series of open classroom presentations for the entire world. Guest teachers will present the story of America’s founding with an inclusion of the key documents written, the debates which concurred, and the drafting of our unique and majestic American government.
Opposition will not only be invited but required for every segment. The rules of civility will be enforced. All historic points must be documented by the teacher and loyal opposition in advance.
Let us never be ashamed to be called, “Patriotic Americans.”
Fireside 24 is taken form the conversations President Frankin D. Roosevelt held with the American people during World War II, beside the White House fireplace. Our nation is currently starved for actual knowledge regarding who we are as a nation. Unbiased studies of the U.S. Constitution, its subsequent amending, and the watershed events of our history will be made fun and interesting. As a nation of immigrants and with a young citizenry rising up to be future leaders, this series will inspire patriotism. Held in the White House, a courtly atmosphere will prevail even flavoring the classes with some of the rules of etiquette from the English Courts of Equity from the 1500s. Set into modern technology and world-class graphics, attendance should be in the millions. At the end of each class, the viewing public will vote on the veracity of the presentation and its persuasiveness to behold new truths and greater appreciation for American history. The purpose of Fireside is not to hold America superior to other nations. Its purpose is to huddle its inheritors in an atmosphere where the love of truth and the clear and factual presentation of history is esteemed. I foresee many of the guest teachers coming from the world of academia (suggested: Hillsdale College), but well-researched non-credentialed speakers will be considered. My role as President will be to draw the curriculum, moderate the classes, mediate the debates, and highlight the conclusions by the viewing public.
AMERICAN ONLINE CLASSROOMS - Part 2
"Life Walk 24"
Liberty is rendered meaningless unless individuals can access the unbridled truth about their most fundamental desire in life: for good health, vitality and longevity. Free of charge.
Benefits accrue to the individual, the nation, and all civilization. The United States will be a 21st Century leader here.
“Life” will be the keyword for this global classroom series called Life Walk 24, offering the most advanced, exciting and scientifically backed non-toxic, non-harmful, and non-addictive means for sound, human health and scientific advancement in the daily lives of Americans.
By the end of my Presidency, it is my goal that no American will enter a hospital for preventable diseases, and the list is too long: obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, bone loss, glaucoma, and degenerative cardiovascular disease are all preventable, in 90% of cases without drugs. The efforts of our doctors, scientists and researchers need to shift away from managing these preventable illnesses, and toward the enlightened healing practices which can and should include nature as well as advanced forms of safe biomedicine. As stewards of our own lives, American citizens living in the Revival Era of the 2020s and 2030s, this free classroom series will predispose us to seek higher, more Noble pursuits in our lives, rather than simply relieving our painful debilitations. The economic benefit will be profound and generational, as fewer sick Americans means a resulting zest for entrepreneurship, charity, wealth creation and philanthropy. Noble Life is long overdue. As your President, I will ensure that its content and teachers present the highest quality, safest and most easily donned remedies and preventative measures for robust health of body and mind.
Copyright 2023 - Michael An'gileo
Letter No. 9 - The Birth of the Citizen Artist
Letter No. 9
BLOSSOM THE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES
January 29th, 2024. A second eagle soars in the distance.
The United States, as free and noble society, and a producer and consumer of free thought, ideas and artistry, needs to finally democratize the media and entertainment industries by allowing a true free market.
I envision an America where noble filmmakers on the local level and digital purveyors of news can compete with the powerful interests that currently rule us. I envision an absolute, level playing-field where the government has no favorites or biases toward how the cream rises to the top, yet creates a special "fund basket" for creative artists who prove they have something valuable to say, by pitching it to the voters of their state, no different than a ballot measure, as seeded through 77% crowd-source funding. The lion's share of funding would not come from taxpayers, rather this free citizen’s movement, as a great deliverance of our 1st Amendment right, allowing a fact-checking consumer to ultimately decide which news story is truthful, and what streamed or downloaded entertainment program is worth their dollars. I love the idea of including documentary links for a variety of fact-checking nuggets for consumers. Allowing them to trace within seconds the veracity of a media claim or potential refashioning of actual facts or history. Citizen Artists are discussed in “Emblem America” and are the creative force behind the 21st Century Revival, and the open-market, fair play, search for truth, and creative blossom.
Copyright 2023 - Michael An'gileo
Letter No. 8 - Repeal Capital Gains Tax
Letter No. 8
REPEAL CAPITAL GAINS TAX
& MUCH MORE
January 28th, 2024. Start of a sparkling, new day in the cozy cabin.
Capital Gains tax is a deceptive, burdensome double tax and a callous way to discourage expanded wealth creation for taxpayers with declining benefit to the U.S. Treasury.
I’ll create a historic tax relief victory for consumers, savers and investors.
The U.S. wields a massive federal debt, yet taxing capital gains on investment and complicated income tax rates are not the answer.
The current U.S. economy is still healthy enough to sustain far greater returns to the treasury and debt reduction through a Rotational Tax system, based on targeted investment incentives and a standardized flat tax; and if need be, measured tariffs.
Instead of a double-hot capital gains tax, an annual federal tax levied upon industries during their peak seasons at a flat rate or the fiscal quarter of their choosing. Likewise, individuals will pay a flat tax each year across the board. Individuals and businesses can eliminate their tax liability entirely by investing in enterprise-style fund-baskets available to qualified incentivized industries, or earmarked individual retirement trust accounts (IRA-style), with allocation to (Tier A) industrial sectors for the achievement of American economic independence, modernizing our infrastructure, national security, (Tier B) world-class medical R&D toward wholly efficient private healthcare and continuing education and vocational programs. Any individual who sustains a small business with a payroll of 5-75 employees (with verifiable wages) will pay only 50% of federal income tax the first year, 30% of federal income tax the second, and 0% the third. In the fourth year, they return to the flat rate and begin building their "fund basket" with all the benefits. Should additional revenues be needed, consumption tax on a rotational basis, visited upon multiple industry sectors in sequence could be implemented, with exemptions placed upon essential service business such as farming, grocery and healthcare, and a priority placed upon luxury goods: this tax levy would normally be temporary, a tax of last resort.
Copyright 2023 - Michael An'gileo
Letter No. 7 - Christ Destiny
Letter No. 7
January 27th, 2024.
"Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world."
“So, incontrovertibly, the last motto inscription of
'Emblem America' must be
no words in this letter series, upon the Emblem shield, or upon the lips of our movement, the journey up a Revival Mountain, will stir more controversy than these
two words - Christ Destiny.
Here, I truly enjoy being your teacher,
a role vested deeply in my political calling to the United States Presidency.
Please know, I am seeking a powerful
theme with commonality for all Americans. Regardless of your stated belief or
disbelief in the Judeo-Christian glorious, all-loving and all-knowing God of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob, I am risking much in assuming that everyone wants to believe
in a God. With this, the natural desire to grasp the true meaning of
redemption in one’s life is powerful.
So much of our religious inculcation, and silly theological debates, have stripped the word Christ "the anointed one" of its fullest meaning. Once you get it, you’ll be overjoyed to realize how much it actually applies (albeit, on a duly scaled-down level) to all believers baptized in the Holy Ghost in our evangelical work, and keenly to the United States of America, encasing the very spirit and attributes of our Majestic Lord Jesus Christ, and even beyond your theological understanding.
It’s a common belief amongst orthodox Jewish rabbis that anyone and all of us are called to play an anointed role or messianic role (termed, Mashiach in Hebrew) in the lives of others, whereby, even in some seemingly small way, we lift the harsh burdens of others, relieve suffering, and thus deliver a message (by thought, word or deed) of redemption.
The example I’m aware of is that of a loving father, who comes home from work each day, to be greeted by the hugs and jubilance of his children who await him. This is a "Christ Destiny" on a human scale - yet is meaningful. Here the father plays a redemptive role in the lives of his children.
Throughout the pages of "Emblem America" I make the effort to continually point my readers to the conclusion that the United States has a fixed position on a preordained timeline, that of an anointed nation called to act as a fortress for Nobility, a shelter for the oppressed, and a high-mountain redeemer for all who follow the laws and comities of our great nation. However, there’s more.
By Christ Destiny, I also believe that America has a global mission to inspire Nobility in other nations. We need to refine our abilities here, and quickly. In our rapidly changing world, the exporting of our values and the force of our Noble courage and vision, must be tied not only to our economic and military prowess, but our spirit of Christ-like service to all: This combination is a massive force for good, and will stir billions across the planet to direct their governments to Noble paths, up their own Revival Mountains.
In many cases, it will not be a luxury, rather a final, yet grandiose, push for their very survival. For it is absolutely impossible for nations opposed to a Christ Destiny experience or redemptive spirit of government, the foremost tenets of which is absolute truth and justice, to survive our current world of nano/chip technology, weather disruptions (which mortal efforts cannot derail), infectious diseases, and the advent of interpolating monetary themes, e.g., private wealth and commerce without borders, without this divine capital in place. This rock must be firm.
I have accepted this role as seeking America’s chief executive position. I am unwavering in my commitment to its Constitutional boundaries and to bringing this message of redemption, even to the most secular aspects of our society, and to those who accept no spiritual direction in their own lives. A great President is one who dispenses the bounty of his or her service to all, as equally as humanly possible.
There is such great irony in all the equanimity we pride ourselves upon in, so brilliantly sidestepping any claim to a faith in God in our public forums. Yet, this success, this empty feat, bears no fruit. While government should never become religion, it must always give honor and praise to the ways of faith, for even the representatives of government and its employees and beneficiaries are, in the end, in a servant-master relationship. To scoff at this is to be in utter denial of a fundamental and timeless truth about human existence.
Before I outline my Presidential policies for
America, I wish to thank you for accepting the novel thematic template of these letters, written from my cozy cabin. The snowflakes are just gorgeous! You are doing well. Indeed, the grand balance between
inspiration and public service as a government officer deserves a flowering
rebirth, and it’s a tightrope walk. That’s where I’m leading you.
In many ways, this is our essential “Rebirth" at the heart of our climb, together, up a Revival Mountain.
Copyright 2023 - Michael An'gileo
Letter No. 6 - Nobility in America
Letter No. 6
January 22, 2024.
Visiting my neighbor, a fellow patriot, before penning this next letter.
“Be faithfully Noble. And never look back.”
The midway point, that common ground, the apex of
our Revival Mountaintop journey, one we scale together and share upon our joyous
arrival, is the asset of Nobility. This quality is so intrinsically universal
that it serves as a wondrous gathering point for all nations, for all people.
I’m humble to the core in even asserting any claim to this robust virtue. No one has a monopoly on Nobility. I, too, am a babe in the woods. However, as we look upon American history, the annals are replete with it. My own family, who arrived in America during the Great Depression from Macedonia ("Vevi," Greece), would leave food on the doorsteps of destitute neighbors in Buffalo, New York (my family was greatly blessed during the Depression of the 1930s, being restaurant owners). The list of Noble deeds is endless: the soldiers who landed on Normandy Beach on D-Day, and one such veteran whom I had the great honor of knowing. This gentleman lay motionless for 3 grueling days on Omaha Beach, waiting for the Nazi pillbox machine-gun fire to cease. The 911 rescue teams, the brave and unsung heroes at FEMA and ICE whose efforts inspire the world, included my own cousin, who has worked side by side with FEMA after a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Navy. And perhaps, most of all, the unsung heroes of everyday life. Noble moms and dads who silently sacrifice each day for their children; here, please consider the children at St. Jude Hospital, who appreciate the glory of a simple moment in the sunshine. Lastly, those who exercise daily forgiveness for oppression in their own lives, upon those who have counted them out, or hated them, for their virtue, their chastity, their adherence to the Golden Rule, and faith in love or goodness over constant persecution. Please feel free to add to this list. I’m sure you have your own story, and someday I hope you can share it with me.
Write your own precious testimony of Nobility below:
(Your Nobility Testimony)
Further, I wish to remind everyone, that as a nation, we have nothing without a recognition that everyone deserves a chance to express their Nobility in a way proper to their position along the Revival Mountain: after all, we are rising together, but not necessarily in lockstep. When a fellow American attempts to do good, praise it, encourage it, and appreciate it - even if you fail to complete understand it. This act of encouraging one another will help me immensely as your President, as it will free me to really do my job: Executing and shaping the inspired ideas, and ideals, of a citizenry constantly percolating with new ideas. I see a great wave of incentive-based and ennobling laws being passed in the United States Congress, so many of which will be originated at the local level: In this respect, I would love to sign into law bills that incentivize Citizen Nobility, and in a way that everyone can get excited about. This common ground must be found - and it will, provided we make the national effort to come together. Something long overdue.
Once the United States decides to make
this collective journey, up our Revival Mountain, no one will turn back. Yet, should they slip, slide down, or momentarily be cast to fear, we all - together - will be
there to carry our fellow Americans along.
My approach to the nation’s problems can
be best summed up by a simple parable. I call it: “The Grocery Shopper.”
One day, an unsuspecting shopper stops at the candy bar aisle in a supermarket and reaches for a chocolate bar. As he takes it from the box, the tiny display sign with words “Chocolate Bars!” completely blocks his reach, so he fumbles the bar and drops it to the floor. Thinking about what is "right" from a legalistic standpoint, he has every reason to return the soiled and broken chocolate bar back to the box. After all, it wasn’t his fault the negligent store manager wedged the display sign between the chocolate bar and his adventurous hand. Further, as a customer, doesn’t he have every “legal” right to the best possible product - undirtied and in one piece. Yet, in consideration of the fact that returning the bar to the box would most likely result in someone else having to suffer twice his burden, and buy this dropped bar of chocolate, he does what is Noble. He puts it in his basket and heads to the check-out line to pay for it. He assumes another person’s burden. This is huge.
And this is Nobility.
As President, as I consider the panoply of executive options on my desk, the deployment of military assets, or setting my legislative agenda, I will always live by this parable. To be very specific, consider my Presidential position on border security and American sovereignty. In deciding upon the issuance of visas and the firm maintenance and improvement of President Trump's wall - a measure I wholeheartedly support - my consideration will be the security of the American people first: respective of infectious diseases, crime, drug and the disruption of market forces by unlawful employment. While these principles are wholly consistent with federal law, I will uphold them, and use the full power of executive action, to enforce them because I refuse to pass the burden of broken immigration law to the next generation. I will never put that chocolate bar back in the box, albeit I weaker President could make a specious case for the rights of illegal aliens in violation of our immigration laws and border controls. Moreover, as a teacher and “education” President, I will quickly "school" our nation on the inherency of sovereignty woven into every word of our U.S. Constitution; otherwise, none of the Articles or Amendments are either enforceable or capable of enduring the changing winds of mother time. Nor will I send this broken chocolate bar back to the box, for the next generation. The Noble cause of my White House will be my promise to carry out Noble deeds, despite the ease of placing the burden on another generation. In many cases, there will be countless legal arguments against these Noble deeds, citing specious claims for damages, specious remedies for infringed upon legal rights, or the catch-basin term, when all else fails: Progressivism.
In the selection of my cabinet officers, and oversight of their carrying out of Executive Branch policy, I will hold every person and every decision to this standard. If ever we should get it wrong, we will be quick to make it right. We will set a national example of Nobility for our nation.
As President, I will joyfully stretch this idea to as many areas of society as the Constitution allows me to do. A little bit like a game of playground tag, I foresee this approach to problem-solving really catching on, right down to the local and community levels, and perhaps even in the private and family lives of Americans.
Copyright 2023 - Michael An'gileo
Letter No. 5 - A Presidential Faith Declaration
Letter No. 5
A PRESIDENTIAL FAITH DECLARATION
January 20th, 2024.
Opening the Bible by candlelight in the cabin, then writing this:
"I am not a religious crusader running for political office. However, I view the United States Presidency as a profoundly spiritual office, as did Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, all of whom were great moral leaders. I am avowedly a man of personal faith, which touches every aspect of my life. I do not foresee the cataclysmic end of the world, in fact the opposite. I do not judge anyone as saved or condemned. I utterly reject theocracy as a form of government, and am a fierce defender of the separation of church and state, provided that bedrock precept is not re-tailored to means something it does not. I abide by the Lord’s timeless words, which state, 'Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.'"
To place some scaffolding upon my Presidential Faith Declaration, I am quick to add that I bring very real, concrete policies for the United States. I offer a realistic, brick-and-mortar builder approach to problems.
America presently needs a President whose not-too-lofty visions can actually take root; one who is well-studied and wields an actual battle plan, in concrete terms. Mine include the following early samplings:
PATRIOTISM RESTORED: The rebuilding of national monuments x3 for each destroyed or damaged by the civil unrest of 2020/21. This will include a new Washington Monument hailing our first President, George Washington, and giving distinction to all American accomplishment, regardless of race or nationhood, as the great melting pot nation under Almighty God.
ULTRA PRIVACY PROTECTION: The strictest set of citizen privacy guarantees the world has ever known. This is to derail globalist intentions to narrow American liberties and dominate our purchasing freedom and free way of life – including using biometrics, micro-chipping, data collection, forms of artificial intelligence - and mandated vaccines - to create a ruling elite against our free American liberties, purchasing power, and free association.
TAX REFORM: The repeal of federal capital gains tax and the instituting of a flat tax on all federal tax returns - business and individual. This will send the American economy into the stratosphere.
PROTECT AMERICAN JOBS: Incentives and stringent tariffs, if need be, to protect our farmers, food producers and American manufacturing companies. All roads will point to a 100% energy independent America in complete control of its own destiny while respecting the earth we have dominion over.
FAIR ELECTIONS: Ironclad federal legislation for citizenship ID to ensure fair and lawful elections with rigorous checks at the local level supporting lawfulness, bringing the franchise to all eligible voters while preventing shoestring-style, fraud-laden elections, whose susceptibility to compromise are too many to be counted or even imagined without the above.
BANKING FOR AMERICANS: Broad-based banking and finance reform serving privacy, liberty, small business, the family farm, thriving entrepreneurship, and the American dollar – backed by gold reserves, and silver, copper and other precious metals valued for their use in Renaissance R&D and acquired through space exploration, if need be.
INFRASTRUCTURE DYNAMO: Infrastructure innovation and global preeminence in this surge to modernity, including our electric grid, airports, highways, bridges, tunnels, waterways, and telecom, with scalable user-fees to recoup the immense costs to the treasury, in addition to private sector-competitive bidding to keep costs at a minimum. This program must not add to our long-term Federal Debt, as there must be no penalty for progress (see “Fund Backets” in a future letter).
SPACE FORCE AND EXPLORATION: For peace and prosperity, notably the reckoning with advanced algorithms and divine codices embedded in God’s Master Creation. Many of the keys to peace, prosperity and the eradicating of disease on earth lie in deep space, aka the heavens. We will find them.
EDUCATION FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS: Local autonomy and a hands-off federal approach, including charter schools, buttressed through direct and Renaissance-style American classrooms online, including vocational training, with the ceasing of all federal funds to ideologically bent institutions, except for verifiably value-based and humanitarian work funded by grants and reviewable by Congress. Public schools are a matter of absolute local autonomy guided by patriotism and loving parents, not teachers' unions or interests outside the family unit and our local communities.
My comprehensive vision, adumbrated in "Emblem America," covers much of the above in a lively way.
While all of life is a test of one’s Faith,
every thousand years all civilization is put the test. This is a necessary purging
and a rugged threshold that defines a new set of parameters and establishes the spiritual
muscles needed to survive in new and changing times. We, as a nation, must never
fear this transition. However, the exposure of invisible lies is an equally
necessary part of this passage. Yet, the stark realization of truth and the
burden of self-convicting confrontations is not what recent culture has taught
us over the last 70 years. In fact, the exact opposite is true.
I share a common thread with John F. Kennedy,
here, our 35th U.S. President, in that we both have, or may be having,
the religious baggage set upon our shoulders, but done so by mostly
unschooled students of history, or those willingly blind to it. JFK as a Roman
Catholic, and worse yet for me, as a Christian with a dramatic bent
for candor and a potential platform far-reaching in size. In Kennedy’s case, the media
and intellectual elite, save his counsel Theodore Sorenson and scant others,
refused to apply the “still waters” of the U.S. Constitution with fairness
(Article 2), and in my case, they occasionally refuse to admit they’re simply
wrong about the proper place of Faith in American life. Like Kennedy, I stand
for religious liberty and am not a religious crusader carrying water
for any organized faith group. Ladies and gentlemen, without religious liberty,
the other so-called “protected groups” are merely subjective tokens of a
people modeling their compassions around cultural pressures. This tendency is absolutely
deadly for civilization.
Enough said: Let’s broaden the picture.
Over the course of the last 2,000
years – and clearly throughout the Modern Era launched circa 1500 AD – the
seedlings of Western Civilization’s stalwart faith was seamlessly woven into
everyday life, with rare exceptions. Prayer was a central part of this, and it
was performed openly and in public. We prayed at meals, in school and at public
gatherings. Even when religious factions, such as the early Protectants,
bristled against one another, their love of the revered, kitchen table “Bible” grew
and grew, and it united them. In good times, they celebrated it. In hard times,
they sought it. The availability of the type-set King James Bible, and an open
blazoning of it, outlived and defeated the most oppressive instincts of fallen humanity,
including Marxism, Nazism and Communism, all dark atrocities of the 20th
Yet, since the watershed 1960s, there
has been a fierce march toward making this centerpiece of faith, an abnormality
or even an offense. Suddenly, this relatively microscopic slice of time – a
mere 60 years – is trying to jettison 2,000 years of history with no appeal to
critical faculty, open debate or even civil discourse. The assault begins with
an erosion of principles and proceeds through peer pressure, then overtakes us
with shameless media inculcation. The only way to rectify this is an open classroom
on the true facts of history, and then a lively discussion. This can truly
happen, and the rule of civility and courtesy should be carefully enjoined. Those who
exercise these prerogatives have the confidence born of wisdom.
I strive to make us a nation, once again, of inherited Elegance. This may be the greatest gift of our forefathers. This is more than a romantic allusion, but a re-flowering of our love of virtue, demonstrable in every aspect of free society, including government, and a fierce love of truth.
Finally, as President, I will never
enumerate the sins of our nation or point fingers at any person or group. My
job is an inherently secular one; however, I’m also a leader in amazing times.
If you ask me question, I will answer truthfully. As an avowed believer in
the work and promises of our Lord Jesus Christ, I will tell you point-blank that
the sexual revolution, leading to the breakdown of the traditional family, and bizarre
occultism in its many forms (media, books and mainstreaming), at the expense of
our Judeo-Christian heritage and destiny, is a study in human folly and absolute
ignorance. Harsh words or a shimmering wake-up call?
You will decide on election day,
November 4, 2024.
Oliver Cromwell is often on my lips:
not for his infamous acts on the battlefield or his political expediencies, some
of which were shocking by today’s measure, but because as Lord Protector of
England he was the right man at the right time in history. I find it so
interesting that the zeal of the "left" is never fully cross-examined, but those
who stake their passions upon the God of the Bible are instantly villainized. Lord
Cromwell, much like Lincoln and Churchill, survived the mass fear and hysteria
of their times, to ride upon a proverbial white horse, wrapped in their Faith
in God, then taken into battle, fighting for the survival of their very countrymen
and women, knowing that the vested goodness of something eternal was being ruthlessly
attacked - both with lies or javelins and cannon shots.
Faith is not simply wishful thinking, and it will be the cream that shall rise to the top of this Presidential administration. As the dark horse candidate, without a famous name, without a campaign war chest, and without a political resume, I will act as an exemplar of these words. Win or lose, my next step up, A Revival Mountain, breathes that Faith that keeps me living and believing.
I hope you will join me on that quest.
We will never have this "sparkling" chance again.
Copyright 2023 - Michael An'gileo
Letter No. 4 - Wear the Emblem
Letter No. 4
WEAR THE EMBLEM
January 18th, 2024.
Off in the distance, an eagle soars.
“Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand.”
The words of the royal prophet, Isaiah, sound a lot like my life for the next several months. And my, often, arduous past.
Speaking to assemblies of people and shaking hands is exactly what a political candidate mostly does. It seems the prophet has a place for me, for us, for our climb together.
Notice, the shaking of hands can never happen in the time of viral pandemics. This should give America, and the world, great hope in the overcoming of infectious diseases in our future. This long-awaited feat will absolutely take root and succeed wondrously during our time in the White House.
Now, look at the Emblem Shield.
The 4 words which comprise the emblem motto lay
the foundation of my Presidency. This construction started far back, and must
be told through a quick narrative, where I laid my first GOP bricks and mortar,
for my eventual campaign, presently, for the U.S. Presidency.
This construction also included a hammer or two.
My future Presidency can only be understood by what follows. I hereby enlist your full understanding of my own wilderness period, giving you the shared perspective of the mountain peaks attainable - I never knew how far back, at the back of the pack, I truly was!
Then we’ll swing it all around, to the future, and
my vision for America, born of this formative - though often painful - time.
Red Brick Walls
I am devoutly of the GOP, yes, while living in the
deeply blue state of California most of my life. This is the Grand Old Party of Abraham Lincoln, who was once a congressional Whig, the party of Henry Clay, and of both
Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump, both of whom had associations with the
Democratic Party, like me, albeit extremely briefly. I preface this way because
party labels mean little to me. However, the party people (the
volunteers, precinct workers, and tireless party leaders), those who commit
their time, labor and dedication to the good fight are another matter. You are
precious to me, and I need your help. You mean everything to me.
I have had direct contact with you. You are unsung heroes. But you won’t be unsung working with Michael An’gileo for President and A Revival Mountain.
Let me lay out my experience.
My involvement with Republican party
politics is limited in scope, but is actually deep and highly personal, to say
the least. I ran for the Central Committee in California - and narrowly lost. The
year of the Northridge earthquake (1993) I chaired the campaign of an investment
banker and Goldstar mother supporter (a Marine vet himself), Robert K.
Hammer - and we lost. Prior to, I myself ran an exploratory campaign for U.S. Congress,
for California’s 24th CD, then held by Democrat, Anthony Beilenson,
an entrenched liberal Democrat and part of the leadership in Washington. I
worked extremely hard, while working two teaching jobs.
I pitched tables in supermarket parking lots, wooed the party leaders at luncheons, spoke at several GOP clubs in the San Fernando Valley, attended fundraisers, gave stump speeches, even took a photo with Charlton Heston (then the President of the NRA) at the Rose Bowl, joined the Optimist Club in Woodland Hills, did everything that a 33-year-old running for Congress should do, and my support mounted fast, very fast. It was a groundswell that was enormously inspirational to me and everyone who stepped forth.
Then, I decided to fold up my tent and manage
Bob’s campaign instead; he was older, far better financed, and frankly I needed
the experience. I was saddened by this decision, and I would soon endure a
divorce. The first of two. I would leave the political arena, not knowing, someday, I
would return. My climb up A Revival Mountain was to be in my future. This
is the truth about my political experience and some real personal setbacks, I
want you to know it all - 100%.
At another time, I’ll openly touch more upon the odd tension that has existed in my life, it really overshadowed me during my first attempt at political office. In short, my family, who essentially entered this country as very poor, immigrant Macedonians, were uplifted by my tremendously famous uncle, Nick Vanoff, and his incredible wealth and fame: He was the Executive Producer of The Kennedy Center Honors with George Stevens, Jr., Washington’s most celebrated social event for the A-List in the nation’s capital, and much more. I owe my Uncle Nick a great debt of thanks.
In fact, my uncle, Nick Vanoff was the only entertainment industry magnate of the 20th Century to succeed upon 4 mountainous pinnacles: as a television producer (hailed as the “King of Variety Television”), as both a motion picture and theatrical producer (Eleni and City of Angels, respectively, the latter for which he won the coveted Tony Award), adding to his acclaim the ownership of a Hollywood studio lot. No one accomplished all four of these milestones in the 20th century. No one.
Yet, I consistently teetered on personal
bankruptcy. And, in fact, have filed for bankruptcy twice in life. Please do
not be shocked. I join the company of many notable and impassioned figures,
including Mark Twain (American author and Israel’s historic chronicler of 1884),
a number of former U.S. Presidents and resurrected personages. No less, this was
both a public and private devastation for me. Those days are far, far behind me. I am absolutely
meticulous about my financial affairs these days; no one comes to understand the sanctity
of parsimony and financial prudence more than a bankruptcy survivor. It’s a
battle wound that imparts tremendous lessons to the petitioner. I will be
stalwart and even parsimonious when managing the nation’s treasury. That’s a
So, here I am.
But I am only here, with
all my battle scars and bruises, for one reason: FAITH.
Now, let’s look at the Emblem Shield, with new eyes.
Motto Inscription #1
“Faith is the first inscribed word upon our Emblem America motto. Its blossoming will mark the fulfillment of the Global Renaissance.”
Copyright 2022 - Michael An'gileo
Letter No. 3 - New Era Leadership
Letter No. 3
NEW ERA LEADERSHIP
January 17th, 2024.
In the cabin guest room, awaiting campaign workers.
“These prototype leaders, who will emerge, will re-write the rules.”
Dear Fellow Americans:
The grace of these prototype leaders, described in "Emblem America," is their unmistakable trait. Born of the Inner stillness, they simply radiate it.
In my own walk, impossibility reigns over any real desire to quit serving and improving our country. Our destinies are tied. Not that a Revival Leader has the unilateral power of our Lord alone, certainly not! However, in a profound, almost maternal way, they feel no true peace unless those, less abundant and endowed, can drink of the same quenching water as they do. Leaders like Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, selfless men, understood this principle of empathy deeply, lived it, and their hearts were powerfully melded into something imputed upon untold numbers.
Politicians must be no different. They are public servants. This is a profound re-writing of the rules, as there exists a built-in careerism to most political offices, even beyond one’s term, through profiteering on book deals, speaking fees, consulting and lobbying. None of which, I pledge, to be any part of as U.S President - I will even put this ironclad promise in writing as stated by my words in "Emblem America."
While a handsome - and perhaps deserved - stream of royalty payments for a Presidential memoir is acceptable (President Eisenhower’s illustrious and historically significant, Crusade In Europe, flipped the coin on this custom whereby "Ike" was paid a large sum in advance); in my case, even in this normality, I will pledge a majority of my memoir profits to children’s charities, as I have done whole-cloth with "Emblem America." You may chronicle these words.
I would love to speak here, about how this desire is not my own. Rather, our Lord Jesus Christ moves us this way, imputing His Higher sense of urgency and transformative caretaking to others. Though I will stop short of doing so - for a reason. "Emblem America" stands firmly, and well-equipped, as my spiritual treatise in a pocketbook, and my personal faith testimony, which I believe is entirely appropriate for a political candidate to make public. You need to know the inner workings of my heart.
Never believe that our nation was founded with this ginned-up idea of muted conversation, as if shameful, regarding our faith and our love of God. I will debate anyone on this subject. And I will never lose.
As President, I will openly promulgate the following, and my policies will reflect this in tone and execution.
In order for our nation to enter the breathtaking New Millennium with all it promises, we need to relegate the unfiltered lies and false premises of the last 70 years into the world of obscurity, the outer darkness, that have been hurried into our thinking. The United States, above all, must be an intrinsically moral nation, a high-mountain lover of truth and justice, rooted in the constancy of the best, and timeless, virtues of our Judeo-Christian heritage, first and foremost of all, is our dominion over the earth, all its creatures, institutions (including government), the natural and artificial worlds including the mass technology we are so enamored by. These serve us; we do not serve them.
Enter the bright, new Era of Revival: Through service to others, charity of the heart, and allegiance to the one and only Father God of our Noble hearts, of the revered scriptures, the One we trust, the One standing sovereign, the One true “governor of the nations.”
“He had wholly disavowed celebrity, fame and wealth.”
words, above, mark the denouement of "Emblem America." Here we learn of the
commitment that whole factions of the planet, and their newly transformed leaders,
have made, becoming true servants of the people.
Our fictional character in the book, not only sits upon a physical mountaintop in the Himalayan Mountain ranges of Tibet, but upon a constituent mountain of belief, wholly reborn, stirring the world, knowing that we are here for a Noble purpose. A sea change has occurred - it’s 2029. In the story, the influence of government is now, suddenly, more akin to a referee, bridge builder, a shield, a drawer of borders and a guarantor of morally-refined liberties: these are the most creative people in the world. What, in normal times, we would equate with gifted artists, visionary filmmakers, musical savants, and the like. And the people, the citizenry, they ride the crest of this wave, they are the majority, and they are called Citizen Artists.
is not utopian, and does apply to my future American Presidency.
scenario, so vividly painted in "Emblem America," is exactly where America and
the world is headed. As the all-encompassing effects of technology build to a
critical mass, the people will seek deeper meaning in their lives - more personal
and meaningful expression, not tempered or monitored by that technology. New
yearnings will necessarily be set in motion: this is confirmed by history. As
this occurs, old style governments will be left in a draught – then a drought.
They will simply move too slowly, turtle like, to instill creative zeal into the lives of
people. Then, ideas of ordinary America will bubble over, gloriously, into a
tide of new thought and creativity: A Revival Mountain for each and every
one of us. Government can then also shine, quickly catching up to the people
who elect them. This is the correct order of things and exactly the way the
United States began, right back to the Federalist Papers and the drawing of the
Constitution. Please read your history.
President I must set the tone by rejecting the wealth, celebrity and fame
associated with the position. And I know how do this - correctly. Meaning,
previous Presidents, and I will not name names, attempted to be "folksy" and
neighborly leaders, while making the fatal error of dismissing the essence of
the American Presidency: the projection of power, measured and well-timed as it
may be, must be unflagging.
view the Presidency as both a statesman’s and military position, yet a highly
spiritual one. As long as injustice and savage atrocities, such as genocides,
the abuse of women and children, political persecutions, and religions martyrdom
occur in this world, I will uphold the strongest military the world has ever
known. And I will not hesitate for a moment to exercise this power: though I
pray I will never need to, and am a great believer in negotiating from a
position of strength, using economic sanctions and other incentives first, and
again and again, if necessary. This is not political chess playing. This is valuing
the price of human blood - our greatest treasure.
Copyright 2022 - Michael An'gileo
Letter No. 2 - Shimmering Leaves in Iowa
Letter No. 2
Shimmering Leaves in Iowa
It's January 16th, 2024 by the fireplace in the cabin.
Dear Fellow Americans:
Great leaders don’t seek power.
They don’t accumulate it
either, rather they spread it out, and place themselves no higher than the
middle of any Noble effort. Occasionally they charge to the front of the
pack, but generally they command and respect, equally, those to both their left
and to their right. In short, they inspire.
True leadership requires
a tremendous amount of emotional discipline, self-sacrifice and selflessness.
These people often withdraw from the tension of public life, working powerfully
behind the scenes, empowering others and making anonymous and unhailed
This makes them “un-leaders” in the eyes of many.
Meaning, it’s not the norm.
America’s rebirth - A Revival Mountain - will overflow with this special kind of leadership.
That being said, no American President can afford to withdraw from the heat of political battle - obviously. My background as a teacher has taught me to stand openly, in clear view, as an example to others. I absolutely never compromise my beliefs, and I never back down when challenged.
“Un-leader” for me simply means an authentic leader who puts what is Noble first, political needs second, and themselves and their personal comfort last.
This is what I will do as your President.
The New Hampshire Test
The following portion of this letter - No. 2. - in italics, is a backtrack, containing words I actually penned 3 days after the 2020 New Hampshire primary, some 4 years ago:
Should my allusions to A Revival Mountain ring true across the expanse of the next four years, should my words still awaken, inspire and materialize ever-deeply and crescendo 3 days after the 2024 New Hampshire primary, then these words bear two important qualities: Credibility and foresight.
I invite this test. Your next leader must possess the ability to both see around corners and far into the future. Otherwise, their ideas are not more than reactive positions; more often than not, shaped by outside influences and interests.
This would not be stellar leadership and would requires a ridiculous amount of salesmanship to push through and upon others.
It’s far better we climb A Revival Mountain now, early on, together - though it be trying and daunting - and build our unassailable bonds of trust and teamwork, than simply formulate a battle plan tailored later, reactively, to national and worlds event of 2024. That’s the norm - and it should not impress anyone.
Because I am beginning this race at the back of the pack, I have one powerful advantage. I can pioneer in ways that the scrutiny and observance of staid campaign professionals and political careerists would only scoff at. You, my voters, are my check and balance. I ask you to ask me very tough questions. Challenge my knowledge, my experience, my stamina, because I care most about you: my constituents. Our audience of commentators have a different job; they work for companies that sell a product. That’s entirely okay. However, the foundation of my campaign is you - the voter.
Only you will decide if I am an that authentic leader, as newly defined, worthy of your support, as personified through the 3 heraldry motto inscriptions (the last, “Christ Destiny,” meaning an attunement to America’s redemptive and restorative role - standing as a beacon of hope for a better world) as clearly described in "Emblem America." It’s a high bar. But I am absolutely determined to meet it.
I will not let you down.
Back to January 16th, 2024.
No one tells you this about politics - where, unfortunately, crushing and lavishly funded personalities usually win elections - but great leaders are never actually “great.” Here is a profound adage I deeply subscribe to: “God doesn’t choose the qualified. He qualifies the chosen.” This extends to politics as much as the religious ministry, as both deal keenly with the destiny of human beings and their delicate hearts and minds. And we are all being trained along the way. There are no exceptions.
This very special breed of leader, the “un-leader,” who reverses course, removes themselves from the world, entering a period of solitude and cleansing, many term the Wilderness, before emerging in public life, must be a practitioner of what I call the Inner Stillness. This is a solitary journey to a high mountaintop, where Revival awaits every earnest journeyman or woman.
Someday, I plan to sit in a closed room with the leaders of the Palestinian Authority, or the Russian delegation, or the tenacious leadership of North Korea (which I foresee in the community of nations in the near future) where a tender and utterly silent moment of the Inner Stillness will precede the talks. They will not know it, but this will be a private moment of prayer and unification. Without even mentioning a single word about my personal faith, as their theological leanings may be different, I will have planted seeds for good result, reached out, and the meeting will take on a new destiny.
So, it’s no longer a secret: I have been a stealth prayer warrior for many years.
My plane had landed in Des Moines, Iowa that special night. This was May of 2018. There was a ravishing moon. Bright and aglow in a crisp, black sky. This was breathtaking for this city boy. I gazed up.
The Inner Stillness was so tangible that night, as we stopped at a local K-Mart for hotel snacks (I was traveling with my beautiful mother and sister, Linda), that I will never forget it. We were on our way to Grinnell College for my nephew’s graduation from that historic college planted in the center of this beautiful state.
This was my first visit ever to Iowa. I had first learned of Iowa in elementary school, back in my childhood days, when we were required to bring sharpened, No. 2 pencils to sit for the Iowa Assessments, back then simply called the Iowa Tests. One day to become a teacher myself, I always loved school. The Iowa Tests made the whole act of being a student seem so official and purposeful. Like we were in training for some noble task, as if we were NASA cadets in training with all the qualifying, testing and scoring involved.
Our first morning in Grinnell, my nephew and his future fiancée took me for a walking tour of that sprawling campus, whose maze of buildings bore a striking resemblance to the cloistered private, eastern colleges we so romanticize, yet with a windswept and distinctively Mid-Western charm about them. The buildings reeked of tradition and the prairie-land values which are so baked in, so pleasingly, into our American hearts and minds.
There were no towering mountains there, in Iowa, but there were trees. And there was one colossal golden-tawny oak tree, it seems just waiting for me.
Understand, at the time, I was residing in the most congested urban community in the entire United States - the Koreatown district of Los Angeles. There are no lawns, the trees are often parched and drooped, and the streets are unfortunately littered with trash, often strewn food and actual garbage with an odious presence.
Here, however, an almost cinnamon freshness wafted through the gelid air. I breathed deeply. I embraced a growing inner stillness, and I peered up, skyward. There I beheld the wistful and enchanting shimmer of what seemed to be a galaxy of quivering, autumn leaves. The sound was harrowing to my heart and enraptured me for a solid minute. I couldn’t stop staring at those shimmering leaves, and their symphonic sound of movement against the crisp, clean sky of Grinnell, Iowa.
These blessed moments are the fortifier
of persevering leadership. They refresh us all, nobly, and teach us that
apartness from the crowd enables perspective and even grace.
In President John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage, he cites a country teacher, turned lawyer, then judge, later Nebraska’s Republican senator, named George Norris. Senator Norris is one of my
As John F. Kennedy elucidates so skillfully, George
Norris sought restful evenings alone and wore a simple black suit and string
tie, the epitome of the unhailed leader. Yet his apartness revealed his deep
inner yearnings, which manifested in a historic fight against a headlong entry
into World War I. History teaches us, true leadership has a dynamism of decisive
action while underpinned by the one who gladly stands alone for the sake of deeper
communion, refreshment of the soul and clear perspective.
“The new breed of generational leader” I allude
to in "Emblem America" will make the very act of being a citizen of the United States a passage to
a deeply redemptive and fulfilling spiritual life, not just a mundane one, no
matter how materially successful it may be. By their daily walk up - A Revival Mountain.
This person has climbed to the top, indeed, and returned
a more thoughtful human being, ready to lead, if so called, and to serve
others. With grace, humility and a new suit of strengthened armor, the real
work can now begin.
“The very heart of this book proposes a remarkable, new breed of generational leader.
In many respects, an un-leader.”
Copyright 2022 - Michael An'gileo
Letter No. 1 - A Revival Mountain
Letter No. 1
A Revival Mountain
A cold morning on January 10th, 2024.
Writing by the cabin window.
My lifelong path has been a gallop from the back of the pack, my clear advantage. This way I can see the towering mountain peaks, far up ahead of me.
I've often said, my life hero is the racehorse legend, Secretariat, who always "hung back" until he decided to win the race, leaving many people astounded.
It’s always been that way for me. And I usually finish
strong, provided I stay focused. Just like Big Red.
I’m climbing uphill, galloping from the back of the pack, gathered triumphantly around all of you, to become your Presidential candidate. I will not be the first teacher to become America’s President. I call my classroom-styled, refreshingly energetic campaign of 2024, A Revival Mountain.
The ideas and policies of this campaign, and my future
time in the White House, will inspire you to be more than a spectator, but a gallant
climber, a peacemaker, an inspired heart, a doer, and a bold
patriot, in making our nation a far more peaceful, prosperous and united home
for all of us. That’s our future.
Whether these heartfelt letters become mere inspiration
to another better-qualified candidate and serve as historical documentation for
these turbulent times, or set in motion an actual candidacy for the U.S.
Presidency, is up to you – the American people. Either way, these letters need
to be written. They must – and now are – part of the universal, cosmic fabric of
our time here on planet earth.
First off, let me say hello. I’m the easiest
person in the world to talk to. There is nothing exalted about me – at all. Pull
up a chair, or let’s meet up on Zoom, here in my cozy cabin, sometime soon.
Let’s get acquainted. Today is the first day of our glorious climb together, up,
A Revival Mountain.
A Teacher goes to Washington
Throughout this book, I will be referencing excerpts
from my companion book, "Emblem America," which I published in early
2019. However, please note, its original manuscript was written by me in 2009
(as a long essay), then was first published under the title "President 2016: The
Aquarian Leader in 2013," and then revised once again in 2019. Please read these letters, side by side, along with "Emblem America"
for each of these letters (there are 12). They should be read in parallel, in tandem, for maximum effect.
purchase of "Emblem America" supports the wonderful work of St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital (no affiliation with my presidential campaign),
where 100% of my author royalties are donated.
Protecting and gifting our children is an immeasurable
part of why I am running for President. It will be a historic hallmark of my
time in the White House. This is huge to me.
Further, I hope - throughout my campaign - to see
campaign workers, volunteers and our community, porting around their "Emblem" books while wearing their "Emblem Shield" apparel and other accessories. My campaign
will be inspiring, at times breathtaking, highly educational, teeming with a graceful
and robust pace, and lots of fun. This campaign will enrich many, many lives.
Please become involved. I want to hear from you!
Though at this point, in our climb together, my campaign is technically in the exploratory phase, the united march up our mountain must be vigorous and sustained. Once federal election papers are filed, we’ll be in another color-hue, the tawny leaves of New Hampshire, a new time and season, and our climbing muscles will be far stronger, and we will have coalesced tightly into a gallant team.
More and more enthusiasts will join us on the climb, our number will grow, and so will our unity and purpose, and our unshakable bonds.
I’m well aware that the Iowa Caucuses have their harsh critics, particularly on the garrulous opposition side, which may demote or abolish them entirely in 2024 for the party of FDR and Jimmy Carter, et al. This would be a devastating mistake for them. Much like the Continental Congresses, which were severely imperfect in their limit to fully implement the form and substance of our fledgling American government, the Iowa Caucuses have their normal challenges, and I recognize them.
However, if we band together, early on, we can take proactive steps to ensure the working people can participate, and that the interface between party leaders and the people is seamless: I propose Zoom-styled, online caucusing starting now. Above all, I want everyday, working Iowans to have their hearts and minds heard by the caucus's representatives on an ongoing, real-time basis. The untapped advantages of lightning-speed 5G technology make this our advantage. If we follow this course, the 2024 Iowa Presidential Caucuses will be what it should be: The greatest show of electoral democracy the world has ever known. I will be there, at the center on that long, dramatic day - and you will know me well.
Dear Iowa Voters:
“Vote by Mail – An Open Letter”
“Vote by Mail” is a “slippery slope” way to harvest ballots and cheapen our electoral process to the point of charade and minimizing the civic union and moral compact of the United States, which esteems citizenship and rightfully endows it will certain noble privileges. Federal mail is an essential delivery system and a backbone of American society, not the conduit of our cherished electoral system, with the exception of the legitimate Absentee Ballot, a means of voting I personally have used in the State of California for a number of elections, which includes a verification process. Moreover, verifiable ID and written affirmation under penalty of law is needed for all elections in the United States. The future of our Republic rests upon the legitimate, lawful and fair elections.
In advance, thank you, Iowa, for welcoming me into your community, your homes, and in your hearts. The upcoming caucuses of 2024 - which we will fight to preserve and embolden for the nation’s sake - will be our first major plateau, together, scaling A Revival Mountain.
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The prospect of running for President of the
United States is amazingly exciting. A Revival Mountain seeks to bridle
that excitement into something gracious, elegant, and, above all, of valuable service
to my country.
So, who am I? That’s the looming question.
It may seem that I have appeared from nowhere. Who
is Michael An’gileo? And what an odd name. Is he “Rebirthing” Michelangelo, the
Florentine painter and sculptor, from the 16th Century Italian Renaissance?
I smile. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. I have been in
preparation for this time, easily, for the last 40 years of my life. And more
about my unusual name in the Candidate Biography section, at the end of these letters
I have spent most of my professional
career - though occasionally disjointed by sidelines in business, consulting and producing
motion pictures - as an English teacher. In ways that I hope I can illustrate through the
course of this campaign; this is an amazingly proper and befitting training for
the Presidency. In fact, several of our former U.S. Presidents were teachers or
educators of sorts, just
to name a few: John Adams, James Garfield, Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Teaching offers sound training in leadership and public
service, particularly in my unique vocation: teaching English as a Second
Language, the language which must prevail in our nation, officially, and should be
taught alongside our majestic and inspiring history, U.S. Constitution and
founding documents to the current and next generation of Americans.
I have taught students in our great nation from
over 40 diverse countries. I equate this with earning a Master’s Degree in International
Relations, a subject I actually studied as an undergraduate at the University of
Southern California, where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree.
On any given day, my life has focused upon
understanding the struggles, cultures, hopes and even horrific persecutions of
my students. The lion's share of nations include the following list of foreign nationals:
Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Taiwan (ROC), Mongolia, Thailand, South Korea,
Japan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Russia,
Italy, France, Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Sweden, Brazil,
Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and Iran.
Each and every one of these nation’s assemblage of students has touched my life and taught me something. In 2019, I even had the immense honor of providing editorial support for the Seyfo Center book chronicling the 1915-1918 Assyrian genocide, upon the request of its distinguished president, a former student of mine. His primary tongue is Aramaic, the ancient language of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A 21st Century Revival
A “rebirth,” often destined to touch
every aspect of our planet,
mounted upon the principle of faith.
Copyright 2022 - Michael An'gileo
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