HIGH INTEGRITY PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN COLUMN IN 4-10-16 C. R. GAZETTE

4-11-16

Greetings, Steffen Schmidt, Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University, and all—

Your 690 word column in the 4-10-16 Cedar Rapids Gazette continued your trend of high integrity columns.  It scored 470 and  effectively discussed the presidential campaigns and their related events and impacts!  For example, you wrote:

“The elites (i.e. establishment) of the Democratic and Republican parties are in panic mode. They do not like heated, unstable and long nomination seasons.  They also are really apprehensive of the front-runners who may end up nailing the nomination.  There is no doubt that this is a complex and fascinating election year and American democracy will be tested as rarely before.”

For American democracy to pass the test will require high levels of patriotism and integrity, rarely seen in the political or media arenas in the past 25 or more years.  The following table provides numbers showing what this means.  Americans are waking up to the fact they have been duped and misled by politicians and the media, and they are mad as hell about it—and they are getting involved.     

The huge gaps below American Voters and the remainder in the table show why voters are so mad and have lost trust in the media, elite political establishments and politicians.  None of them use the words patriotism and integrity in their politically correct actions, claims, articles, editorials and reports etc.  Their chickens are coming home to roost and the days of reckoning are at hand. 

Those near the top in the table must unite to prevail.   Their patriotism and integrity numbers show they should be capable and of a mind to do so—as they must to save American democracy!

THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS HAVE DEFINITE CONFLICTS IN PATRIOTISM, INTEGRITY, & WITH THEIR OWN ELITE ESTABLISHMENTS

CRUZ, TRUMP, SANDERS AND KASICH GAVE MORE AMERICANS THE INCENTIVE & HOPE TO GET INVOLVED WITH POLITICS

PATRIOTISM RELATES VERY CLOSELY WITH INTEGRITY

WILL PATRIOTISM AND INTEGRITY PREVAIL IN THE JULY POLITICAL  CONVENTIONS AND NOVEMBER  2016  ELECTIONS?   LIBERALS ARE IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN.  Source:  Iowalive  4-11-16

 PARTICIPANTS IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS

AVG. PATRIOTISM  YEAR-TO-DATE 4-11-16,  %

* AVG. INTEGRITY INDEX SCORE, YEAR-TO-DATE 4-11-16

Cruz

95%

380

Trump

87%

400

Kasich

85%

360

Paul Ryan

70%

405

Republican Voters

65%

360

Sanders

45%

360

American Voters

40%

290

Democrat Voters

20%

260

Republican 'Establishment"

20%

170

American Media

15%

35

Democrat 'Establishment'

12%

8

H. Clinton

10%

2

Liberals

7%

8

Liberal 'Establishment'

2%

3

Patriotism Scores Are Derived From People's Behavior Using Iowalive's Proprietary Algorithms, Sources and Database

Integrity Index Score Derivation Methods are Posted on Website: http://www.iowalive.net/integrityderivation.htm

Correlation Coefficient for Integrity Index Score and Patriotism is a Strong, Positive .86.  People Having High Integrity & Patriotism Despise Deception,  Greed, Lies & Cheating.

*Average on a scale of 0 to 1,000 tops, where significant integrity starts at 300, evil is at 250 and below.  Grand larceny scores 40. 

It would cost at least $2.6 million to have suitable measurement specialists prepare this table. 

Anyone claiming to have better numbers is asked to provide them.

Sincerely,

Iowalive   A  growing number of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving Iowa