If neither dominant party represents you, consider the Libertarian Party.

Influential Books

My public mind has been nurtured by many books. They will inform you of my thinking as a public servant.

  1. The Bible – Faith demands that we help each other
  2. US Bill of Rights, especially Amendment IX
  3. Declaration of Independence – what can a distant central gov't inflict upon The People?
  4. The Law by Frederic Bastiat (1850) – Legal Plunder … what gov't does, but shouldn't
  5. The Federalist Papers by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay
  6. George Washington: Writings by Library of America – a glimpse into the mind of the indispensable man
  7. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand – Howard Roark, a true hero who stands on Truth and conviction
  8. The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil – Ukraine is the ongoing provocation of Russia by NATO
  9. America's War for the Greater Middle East by Andrew J. Bacevich – the futility of foreign wars
  10. Foreign Affairs Magazine – how do unelected bureaucrats affect world affairs?
  11. The Fourteenth Amendment by William E Nelson – the closure of the War Between the States
  12. A History of the Supreme Court by Bernard Schwartz
  13. Cynical Theories by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay – a peek into today's academia
  14. Common Sense by Thomas Paine – just what is the United States?
  15. The Last Jeffersonian by Ryan S Walters … a little preachy at the end
  16. Original Intent by David Barton – how far are we off our constitutional course?
  17. Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky – the true evil of zero-sum politics

Mike Kolls

The federal gov't is operating far outside the The Constitution of the United States. I saw this in 2009 amidst the debate over the "Affordable" Care Act.
I still do NOT see how the federal gov't can compel its citizens to buy a product … one it may NOT want, nor can afford. Fortunately, the Individual Mandate was removed by the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (2017).

In 2009 I was politically re-awakened by the TEA Party movement. The planks of fiscal responsibility and limited gov't rang especially true for me.

By 2012 I found the Libertarian Party. I was a congressional candidate in 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2022.

Project Manager

Professionally I am a Project Manager within Information Technology. My first project was Year 2000 planning and then making some of the computer programming changes.

The following discipline could be applied successfully to being a representative to the federal gov't:

  •   identifying the work/scope,
  •   deconstructing/separating the tasks,
  •   assessing risk,
  •   monitoring the work,
  •   working issues, and
  •   making sure all interested parties are informed

Do Senators and Representatives have this kind of experience?


Besides political theory (list above) I try to read about:
  • The Bible and Lutheran theology
  •   United States history – our founding and the early republic
    •   including biographies
  •   Some science fiction or fiction … a rare read

Life, Liberty!, Property

Web Author - Mike Kolls