About this project
What is The 20/20 Vision?
The 20/20 Vision is my creation to establish that it is us, “We the People,” that have the ultimate mandate in exercising authority over ourselves, the American citizens, and in the ownership of our rights and property. In "20/20: A Clear Vision for America" I wrote 20 solutions to America’s 20 worst problems that are intensified by the senseless policies imposed on us by the political establishment.
At that point, I followed Plato's lead. I crafted 20 creative chapters, told by 4 concerned citizens, written in casual conversation, to provide 20 well thought-out, common-sense solutions to resolve these 20 tyrannical problems. I then went further to specify how to implement these solutions. This then becomes our optimistic blueprint to restore American exceptionalism.
Learn how I utilize the numeral “20” as a catalyst to bind the entire 20/20 vision together.
Join me in the 20/20 Vision Movement. This new book, "20/20: A Clear Vision for Our Future" is my 2nd book which utilizes the Constitution, American History and visionary analysis to describe the America we should live in today; and the America we must leave for our descendants; not the America that is being destroyed by massive debt, over-regulation and moral decay.
20/20: A Clear Vision for Our Future explores: ownership in America; the meaning of freedom and liberty; our legacy for our children; all Americans uniting as one nation; and many more topics in this aggressive call to action to alert us to change America’s destiny using:
- independent solutions in a compelling, easy to read narrative.
Join forces with the four characters in this campaign to truly make this a united patriotic effort. I am researching and writing a second book in the 20/20 series to be published by year end. I will be honored when my family, friends and fellow patriots contribute to the “20/20 Vision Movement” by adding realism through their editing input, insight, perspective, suggestions and ideas. Don’t be left out of this exciting new project.
I am introducing several new characters to advance the narrative. You can be a fellow compatriot by playing a special role in the storyline. I want you to join them in their discussions on the Constitution, our culture, our country and how to influence the future.
You will interact with our four problem-solvers as they explore and discuss new issues and bring to light the America we will have again when we:
- Restore our Constitution,
- Respect our Culture, and
- Reclaim our Country.
Get in the book! Join the "Journey to Discovery." Attend the meetings and ride in the car. Don’t be left out of this story. I want to honor you by writing you into the conversations as an actual character in the narrative.
Your involvement will make this a truly remarkable work. Support my vision. Be a part of the 20/20 team. Your contribution will produce exciting, fresh new ideas.
By participating, you can also memorialize a family loved one, an entire family or a special person by dedicating the book to them. You will be honored as a true patriotic character in this new book, as well. Or, you can shape the "vision" by being an editor of the original manuscript. All levels deliver these and many more priceless rewards.
Kickstarter is a unique, new source of crowdfunding to help authors, artists, inventors, designers and other creators find resources and support to bring their ideas to reality. Tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life because someone saw the value in helping others achieve their dream.
Family, friends, fans, and inspired strangers have pledged $2.5 billion to projects on Kickstarter, funding everything from homemade postcards to Oscar-winning documentaries. Kickstarter is the entrepreneur’s lifeline.
Kickstarter is the win-win solution to “indie” writing, producing and publishing manuscripts. It is the practice of funding a project, or venture, by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, most often performed via internet-mediated registries.
My campaign provides priceless, personal rewards to memorialize the participant/contributor by actually being acknowledged in the book as either a character, an editor or a special contributor. Your name will be in print as many times as you wish.
What does the Participant/Contributor Receive?
- 1. The satisfaction of helping an author publish a critical work.
- 2. Knowing your family and friends will see you forever in print.
- 3. Being a part of the project in a special personal way.
- 4. Priceless Rewards for family and friends.
What does the Author Receive?
- 1. Inspiration and encouragement from my family and friends.
- 2. Creative input, insight, perspective, ideas and suggestions from participants.
- 3. Knowing others are standing with me, wanting to see the 20/20 vision become reality and knowing I am not alone in the endeavor.
- 4. The feeling of sharing my future vision with others.
Will I Profit from the Kickstarter Campaign?
No! I spent more than 10,000 hours researching, creating, writing, producing and publishing 20/20: A Clear Vision for America. I did not receive compensation for that, nor did I build that time into the cost of the book. I personally spent more than 20 times the amount on 20/20 than my Kickstarter request for that new book.
I do not expect to be compensated for my time, or investment.
I have freely donated many 20/20 books and proceeds to schools, libraries, veterans, military personnel and charitable organizations including Marine Toys for Tots. I will utilize Kickstarter contributions to cover only a small portion of the basic copyright registration, cover art, formatting and manuscript production expenses. No funds will be used for book printing, mailing and/or personal compensation.
I fully anticipates that both costs, and contributions, will exceed the pledged amount of the original goal. Those additional funds will be used to donate books to schools, libraries, veterans, military personnel and other charitable organizations.
My life is the 20/20 Vision. The 20/20 Vision is my life.
20/20: A Clear Vision for Our Future is priced the same as 20/20: A Clear Vision for America
For more information, please visit 2020americabook/kickstarter
Risks and challenges
Writing and publishing a book is time consuming and challenging. I need 2-3 months to finish this project. Many people are volunteering to help, but some resources need time and incur expenses. I write a blog for my website and I conduct speaking engagements, many for charity. I have a lot on my plate with being an officer in the Marine Corps League, the American Legion, the Brevard County Veterans Memorial Center and the Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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