was born in LaJolla, California and currently resides in
Stafford, Virginia. He has been married for over twenty
years to a "minority" who thinks of herself first and
foremost as an American. They have three children.
Upon graduation from the University of Missouri at Kansas City
in 1980 with a degree in political science, he was commissioned
a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. His
specialty was communications. Retiring from the Corps
after serving twenty years, he continues his close involvement
in national defense issues.
The critical juncture of his military career occurred with the
US Joint Task Force for Operation Restore Hope in Somalia.
The charade of do-good intervention, without any intention of
addressing or resolving root issues requiring intervention, cost
needless lives and national treasure. The same pattern was
subsequently replayed in Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo.
During his military career, Mike traveled extensively, and
developed a sincere appreciation for the beauty and goodness of
the United States and our way of life. Military service
and exposure to other peoples, cultures and systems of
government strengthened his deep-rooted conservatism. It
re-kindled his passion for studying the genius of our Founding
Fathers and the political thought that formed the greatest
nation on earth. Mike takes very seriously his oath of
commissioning, "… to support and defend the Constitution
of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and
Mike’s political activism began in earnest when the Democratic
Party systematically attempted to disqualify military absentee
votes in the November 2000 election, and brazenly orchestrated
the attempted hijacking of the presidential election. Mike
was very active in the protests after the November 7th
election. He has authored several articles since; among
them, Inauguration Day – January 20, 2001: Observations by a
Conservative; Abortion: The Shame of America; The Voter’s
March – May 19, 2001 (Armed Forces Day): Another Expression of
Liberal Illogic; and An Appeal to Conservatives.
Mike is a registered Republican in Stafford County, a former
Eagle Scout, a Lifetime Member of the National Rifle
Association, a strong believer in Second Amendment rights and a
pro-life advocate – all things liberals seem to dislike.
In addition to his affiliation with America’s
Voices, Mike is a member of ConservaVets,
a conservative veteran’s organization that is dedicated to the
support of a strong national defense unfettered by liberal,
social activism. ConservaVets also supports the principle
that every serviceman and woman who casts an absentee ballot in
any election must have this ballot counted.
Mike joined America’s
Voices as a commentator in June 2001, and with ConservaVets
co-founder Dave Dilegge, their website ConservaVets.org
is partnering with AmericasVoices.org as its virtual