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Patrick J. Fornari
Author of Commoner Sense

Patrick J. Fornari was born and raised in Indiana, and spent the first half of his three plus decade construction career working in the Midwest and Western United States, including Illinois, Wyoming, Washington, Colorado, California and Arizona.

For the second half of his career, he worked construction on several Caribbean islands, giving him a unique perspective on his home country. Fornari currently lives in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Articles published by Patrick J. Fornari at

We’re not in Iowa Anymore
By Patrick J. Fornari
Feb 20, 2016

Government does not produce anything of value, so why do politicians, who claim devotion to public service, deserve money or power? This is why Americans identify with Mr. Trump. Many Americans view Trump as having made his money the old fashioned way, through hard work and risk at the top tiers of the world market. A politician may get a highway or airport named after them, but they didn’t build that.

The Big Picture
by Patrick J. Fornari
Feb 19, 2016

They claim that the most conservative republican is the candidate Republicans should run. They have decades of credibility at stake if Trump were to win the presidency. However, they face a problem they didn’t anticipate in that Trump’s basic platform consist of three very conservative planks; border security, the economy and the military. All three add up to one overarching concern; security. Without, border, economic and military security a country can be distracted to a point that threatens collapse, as are some in Europe.

America at Half-Staff
By Patrick J. Fornari
August 6, 2015

Ours is the first true government of the people, by the people, for the people. It is referred to as “American Exceptionalism.” Asking “Is America an exceptional country?” is a much different question than asking “What is American Exceptionalism?” Our historic exceptionalism is not transferable to other countries or cultures as Obama so flippantly indicated in his Cairo speech. It’s a fact logged on history’s timeline, not a source of nationalistic pride that can be adopted by or applied to any and all countries. Our America at Half-Staff culture is in danger of turning into a culture which flies the stars and stripes upside down as a sign of perpetual distress. Parents that shuffle their children to candle light vigils yet avoid Fourth of July celebrations for fear of instilling “overly patriotic sentiments” in those same children may wish to rethink their worldview.

Leaving Pavlovia
By Patrick J. Fornari
August 29, 2015

The internal natural voice you are born with has been eclipsed by an array of politically correct responses. Many of our conditioned and reflexive reactions feel quite natural and logical but they are not. For example the progressive movement has deformed our founder’s intent of protecting the minority and the individual from the majority into a false doctrine that advocates rule by the minority. This distorted founding principle is not what your common sense as an American or logical human being dictates yet it is the typical blueprint of today’s political discourse. Many Americans have been trained and conditioned much as Pavlov’s famous dogs were.

Beware the Ides of March
by Patrick J Fornari
March 22, 2015

These high priest and priestess of the religion of Regressivism seem to be following their liberal doctrines faithfully. How is the chronic lying practiced by regressives any different than lying encouraged by Islamisist as a “means to an end” in pursuit of Jihad? By Jihad, I mean any current definition you choose. Don’t be distracted by the never ending debate over the meaning of one word. I hold no reverence for the “religion of peace” or for the “religion of liberalism” in that they both are antithetical to America’s founding culturally and philosophically.

America’s “Big Bang”
By Patrick J. Fornari
March 22, 2015

America is not a place; it is an idea, and a very recent one at that. “This is how unique America really is.” Our founders did something that is as simple as it is brilliant. For the first time in history; they eliminated the middleman. An individual’s rights were no longer granted or stolen by others claiming to be representatives of god or actual gods. Individuals would now enjoy a direct relationship with the guarantor of their rights through divine and organic provenance.

Commoner Sense
By Patrick J. Fornari
iUniverse Press
Published 3/7/2014
ISBN: 978-1-4917-2273-2
156 pages
Softcover $16
E-book $4

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Author: R.P. BenDedek

Born in 1953 in Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia, R.P. BenDedek (pseudonym) is a divorced father of five who has been living and working in The People's Republic of China (Mainland China) since 2003. He is currently (2016) working in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province.

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