August 2020

Derrick Van Orden Wins Republican Primary for Wisconsin's 3rd District

August 12, 2020 - 04:32

Thank you to everyone who has supported my candidacy. I’d also like to thank my opponent for standing up and making her voice heard throughout her campaign.

For too long, we have had too many people in leadership positions who are not leaders. In recent months, that lack of leadership experience has become more clear than ever.

Leadership counts. Experience counts.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy endorses Derrick Van Orden for Congress

August 09, 2020 - 16:18

HAGER CITY, WI – Today, Derrick Van Orden is announcing that he has received the endorsement of House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. Leader McCarthy tweeted the endorsement last night.

Leader McCarthy said "Derrick Van Orden is a true patriot, a Navy SEAL with five combat deployments who knows what service to country and community means. He's exactly the type of true conservative President Trump and I need in Congress to fight the radical liberals and bring prosperity to Americans."

Derrick Van Orden released the following statement:

Conservatives should embrace converts to conservatism, not shun them

August 09, 2020 - 16:15

As a black, conservative activist in southeastern Wisconsin, I am often invited to speak to various groups on how we expand our base, grow the conservative movement, and reach out to communities that do not vote for conservatives in large numbers. I recently spoke about this very topic at a Dane County GOP Pints and Politics. As I told the activists there, the solution is understanding the first rule of politics: showing up. I learned this rule as I got my start in conservative activism.


August 06, 2020 - 20:59

By M.D. Kittle
Empower Wisconsin | Aug. 6, 2020

MADISON — Public health officers have been given extraordinary authority to deal with the pandemic, and these unelected bureaucrats haven’t been shy about using this unprecedented — and constitutionally questionable — power.

La Crosse County Health officials have for months been developing a plan to employ Isolation/Quarantine Enforcement Officers with the power to round up individuals who fail to follow lockdown orders.

A Treatise on Modern American Culture

August 02, 2020 - 12:34

I have been analyzing our culture for several decades. As a result of that analysis I have made some conclusions regarding a Root Cause Analysis of our modern American culture. In the world of software engineering and information technology, we perform a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) as a way to study all available evidence to find the lowest level where a problem is manifesting itself. Is it a bug in the display layer? The middleware layer? The server layer? Is it an operating system issue or is it a hardware fault?

Derrick Van Orden stands with Coalition of American Veterans in Tomah

August 01, 2020 - 07:14

Derrick Van Orden joined the Coalition of American Veterans in Tomah to decry the abuse and neglect veterans have faced for years at the Tomah VA.

Van Orden, a 26-year Navy veteran, receives all of his health care through the VA. The former Navy SEAL called out the negligence and indifference of Democrat legislators, like Ron Kind, to the struggles faced by veterans attempting to access health care from the VA.

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko on Behalf of Jessi Ebben

August 01, 2020 - 07:10

In Jessi Ebben, I see a passionate and hard-working leader who will be an influential member of Congress and the House Freedom Caucus.

I sure could use some help in Congress to fight the radical liberals and save our nation. Can I count on you to support Jessi today and vote for her on August 11th so we can send a real conservative to Washington, D.C.?