Monday, April 20, 2015


Lots of movement this week, at least on the Republican side, of the American Maverick Power Rankings for the 2016 Presidential race.

The American Maverick will provide periodic updates of how candidates are performing for their respective party nomination.  Candidates that have declared will have greater weighting.  Because you have to be in it, to win it.  All rankings consider how candidates jockey for attention, handle media stress and overall how they keep their message and candidacy at the forefront of American voters.

Here's the April 20, 2015, update...


Republicans:  Marco officially jumped into the race following Cruz and Paul.  No sign of a declare by Jeb.  Although Jeb continued to insist on supporting policies for amnesty and common core.  Ben Carson had a rough week with miscues in the media which dropped him from the ranking.  Jindal jumped into the ranking with strong statements about lawsuits against the federal government on common core.  Carly Fiorina continues a strong media presence. (BOLD = declared candidate)

Rank     Republican Candidate
   1        Rand Paul          --
   2        Marco Rubio      +3
   3        Ted Cruz           +1
   4        Jeb Bush            -2
   5        Scott Walker      -2
   6        Carly Fiorina      +2
   7        Rick Perry          --
   8        Bobby Jindal      (New)   

The rest of the GOP hopefuls:  Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, and Rick Santorum.

Democrats:  Hillary jumped into her mystery van and trekked through select stops in Iowa.  Her launch was not strong.  And, the left media voiced their concern over Hillary's lackluster start.  Other Dems are attempting to make a run, but no serious contenders, yet.  Webb had a fair week of mainstream media interviews.  (BOLD= declared candidate)

Rank     Democrat Candidate
   1        Hillary Clinton       --
   2        Elizabeth Warren   --
   3        Jim Webb              +3
   4        Martin O'Malley      -1
   5        Joe Biden              -1
   6        John Kerry             -2

Saturday, April 11, 2015


"The American Maverick Show" crosses the beltway into Washington, D.C., for a live broadcast at the 9th Annual "Hold Their Feet to the Fire" Immigration Radio Row.  Host Flint Engleman will be on Capitol Hill for a special on-location show April 15-16.  Listen in on-air 11:00AM-1:00PM Eastern, each day.

Our guest line-up will be action packed!  From Congressmen to law enforcement to policy experts, you'll hear about many aspects of immigration in America.  This event is hosted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

Our two day broadcast will be available live via internet radio from Capitol Hill.  Listen in April 15 and 16 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Eastern.  Follow this link to listen:

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015


As the Presidential race warms up, The American Maverick will begin periodic power rankings of candidates seeking the White House.

We will take a look at how the candidates are holding up to public scrutiny, the media and how miscues may have impacted their viability as a Presidential candidate. Candidates that have declared will be given greater weight in the ranking, because you've got to be in the race to win it.  This is not a scientific ranking, just the Maverick's point of view.

Republicans and Democrats will be ranked.  Not all individuals you may regard as candidates will be highly considered.  Those with a past history of toying, but not actually running will impact their ranking.

So, here we go!  Here's the initial...

 American Maverick 2016 Presidential Power Ranking

Republicans:  Ted Cruz jumped into a hornets nest of media with his announcement in Virginia.  Rand Paul had a well executed announcement with fairly considerate media treatment and a good first campaign tour to key states.  Rubio is to announce on April 13 in Florida.   Who knows what Jeb is thinking.  The rest are stammering for when or if they should hop into the fire.  (BOLD = declared candidate)

Rank     Republican Candidate
   1        Rand Paul
   2        Jeb Bush
   3        Scott Walker
   4        Ted Cruz
   5        Marco Rubio
   6        Ben Carson
   7        Rick Perry
   8        Carly Fiorina   

The rest of the GOP hopefuls:  Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, and Rick Santorum.

Democrats:  Hillary continues to drop the ball following her server dump and a subpoena from the Congressional Benghazi committee.  Regardless, her arrogance will push her into the race soon.  Other Dems have been jetting around the early primary/caucus states.  We'll see if they can muster enough cash to make a serious run on Hillary.

Rank     Democrat Candidate
   1        Hillary Clinton
   2        Elizabeth Warren
   3        Martin O'Malley
   4        Joe Biden
   5        John Kerry
   6        Jim Webb


U.S. Senator Rand Paul, officially launched his campaign for President of the United States today in Louisville, Kentucky.  His campaign announcement will be followed by a multi-state tour to advance his message as a "Different kind of Republican."

Senator Paul delivered a message that appealed to those concerned about preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution.  Paul has been a strong defender of the Constitution.  Most notably with his 12+ hour filibuster in the U.S. Senate about protecting citizen's rights from big government overreach.  

Senator Paul certainly is a "Different King of Republican."  You see, many Republicans have a history of just saying no to liberal policies.  Rand Paul takes the policy conversation an important step further.  Paul continues to explain real, free market solutions to unleash our economy, health care, and energy resources.  With this solution based approach, Rand Paul is earning the hearts and minds of the American citizen that is hungry for a leader with a clear vision of opportunity for America.

Very similar to what Ronald Reagan did leading up to his Presidential campaign, Paul has spent the last several years speaking directly to minority organizations, tech companies, a long list of college campuses, and even union groups.  Rand Paul understands to win on a national level you must start a conversation with core constituencies to assemble a winning majority.  

Senator Paul will continue his launch visiting four key states in four days.  From Kentucky he heads to New Hampshire to deliver an address about the benefits of limited government.  Next he goes to South Carolina to speak about national defense from the deck of the U.S.S. Yorktown.  The following day he visits the University of Iowa campus for a big rally focusing on youth vote and the consequence of the feds $18 Trillion debt on future generations.  Finally, Rand will have a rally in Las Vegas to cap off his launch.

Visit Senator Paul's new campaign website:

Here is the official trailer from the Rand Paul for President campaign promoting his launch:  Click to view: 

"Defeat the Washington Machine, Unleash the American Dream"  - Rand Paul

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


History is important.  It serves as a reference point to guide and remind human kind of its glory and vices.  As our Founders created a republic, let us briefly review how our republic stands according to history and original intent.

At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787,  Ben Franklin was queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation. In the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention,  a lady asked Dr. Franklin, “Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”  Franklin replied, 
“A republic, if you can keep it.”
Our Constitution created a limited representative republic.  A republic is different from a democracy.  In a democracy, the majority can directly make laws, while in a republic, elected representatives make laws.  Basically, in a pure democracy, the majority has unlimited power, whereas in a republic, a written constitution limits the majority and provides safeguards for the individual and minorities.
The Founders’ intent at the national level was a representative republic.  The word democracy is not mentioned in the Constitution.   Most of the Founders distrusted pure democracy.  Some had been frightened by Shays Revolt and equated democracy with mob rule.  Others were convinced by Madison that different factions would come together until they formed a majority, and then take advantage of those who were not members of their coalition. In fact, Madison showed that throughout history, this phenomenon had destroyed every experiment in democracy.
James Madison wrote in Federalist 10, “Democracies have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” The reason pure democracies fail is that majorities learn that they can legally take property and/or liberties away from others. Those subjected to abuse can be anyone outside the majority coalition, and their minority status can be based on race, religion, wealth, political affiliation, or even which city or state they reside in. Demagogic leaders become adept at appealing to the emotions of jealousy, avarice, and entitlement. 
A major difference between a republic and a democracy is immediacy. The Founders wanted laws made by representatives in order to put a buffer between popular passions and legislation. To a great extent, democracies are ruled by feelings, while in a republic, the rule of law governs. In a republic, politicians can take principled actions that go against the will of many of their constituents with the knowledge that they will be judged by all the actions they take during their entire term in office. 

Now in our present day, what is the state of our republic?

The citizens of America have become complacent in their role in government.   Citizens in many regards have abdicated their responsibility to hold government in check.  They have allowed government to act without recourse.  Now years later, federal, state and local elected officials dictate policy and authority down to the citizens. 

Political parties have taken full advantage of this laziness.  Decades of allowing elected officials to serve 10, 20 or 30+ years in office is the new the norm.  Political parties operate in an autonomous fashion without regard to the pleas of their base.  

In many regards, citizens have turned a blind eye to the spectre of big government.  Government has ballooned with spending and duplicitous bureaucracy.  More and more elected officials have become sucked into the institutional cronyism provided by unchecked rule.  Now our government is less responsive to citizens, less concerned about the rule of law, and guilty of generational theft with $18+ Trillion in national debt.

Remember, our Founders minded us of the pitfalls of a democracy versus a republic.  We have a republic, '...if we can keep it'.

America must wake up!  It is time for citizens to hold government accountable.

Do you agree that our republic is worthy of activism?  That Americans must stand strong and take an active role in government?

Fellow Americans, our republic requires your attention.  Too much time has passed without citizens  serving as good stewards of government.

If you care about our country, our heritage, our future, you must take a stand for liberty.

Consider having a sense of urgency for America.  If not you, then who?  If not now, then when will our republic be restored?

Bottom line:  It is time for citizens to wake up, realize the state of the union, and take ownership of our republic.  Citizens, it is time to look inside yourself.  What will you do to be a proper steward of this great republic?

Sunday, March 8, 2015


As soon as you hear Obama make a decision that seems to go against the grain, many Americans question, what is the real reason?  Well, Barack Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline begs for the truth.  And, the truth is, it's about corporate profits and cronyism by the left.

To be fair, this is old news.  Investigative reporting in 2013, exposed the money behind killing Keystone.  The mainstream press just suppressed the story.  The story was first reported by the Dickinson Press in North Dakota, then select reporting by The Washington Times and Bloomberg.

Obama's delay tactics and veto are all about campaign cash and big profits for a big Democrat donor.  In 2012-13, Obama conducted a series of fundraisers with Democrat high rollers.  He promised to move aggressively on green energy and efforts to interfere with "old" energy technology, like oil pipelines.  What followed was a massive stream of cash to the Democrat National Committee and into Obama's political operations.  Which helped grease Obama's re-election victory.

The question is, did any one Democrat donor profit off of stopping Keystone XL?  Yes, one of America's wealthiest corporatists, Warren Buffett.  According to Federal Election Commission records, Buffett dumped large donations to Obama and numerous other lefty organizations.

So, where is the crony connection to Buffett, Obama and Keystone?  It's all about railroads and who controls the rail lines to transport shale oil from Canada to American ports and refineries.  You see, the Burlington, Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) rail line is operated by a conglomerate of Berkshire Hathaway, which is controlled by Warren Buffett.  This highly profitable, rail line is the primary transporter of Canadian shale oil to the U.S.  In addition, Berkshire Hathaway controls the largest manufacturer of oil tank cars - Union Tank Car.

President of the consulting firm Rail Theory Forecasts LL, Toby Kolstad, comments about the high demand for rail lines and rail cars for Canadian crude transport, 
"People who want to ship oil can't get them (rail cars).  They're desperate to get anything to move crude oil."
Bottom line:  When we connect the dots, we realize that without Keystone XL, Buffett continues to rake in massive rail profits, and Obama enjoys a second term in the White House.  And, now we know why Warren Buffett is obsessed with railroads.  

Friday, March 6, 2015


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Listen in to this week's American Maverick Show, Sunday 8:00pm EDT on WCHV.  Host Flint Engleman provides unbridled conservative commentary, dynamic guests and news beyond the mainstream media.  

Featured Guest:
Republican Nick Freitas

Nick Freitas.  Republican candidate for Virginia's 30th District for the House of Delegates.  We'll talk with Nick about key policy positions and check in on how his campaign is quickly moving forward with grassroots support.  Freitas campaign website:

"Education Spotlight" segment co-host, Montana State Delegate Debra Lamm, talks about defeating Common Core and successful efforts by state legislatures to stop its implementation.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015


(Charlottesville, Virginia) - Statement from Maverick Media Founder and Host of "The American Maverick Show", Flint Engleman:
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Monday, March 2, 2015


Actual March 2nd Screen Print from GOP Website
Exclusive Report by The American Maverick

Many think terrorism is far away.  In the Middle East or elsewhere outside of America's borders.  What many were astonished to see is a recent cyber attack right here in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

As of today, a group called Middle East Cyber Army (MECA) has hacked the Republican website of Virginia's Sixth Congressional District.  Several images were seen on the site claiming credit for the hack.  And, an image appeared with explicit message to Israel and the West.  Actual screen prints from the GOP site on March 2nd are shown above and below.

What Virginians quickly discovered is terrorism has no borders.  With technology and know how, terrorists can advance their message of fear without regard to authority.

Currently, the Virginia 6th District site diverts to their Facebook site.  There is no indication when the 6th district site would be restored to regular content.

Friday, February 27, 2015


Listen in LIVE to The American Maverick Show broadcasting from 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference.  Host Flint Engleman will be on-air with Co-host Phillip Stucky providing on location commentary and guest interviews.

Catch our broadcast:  Friday, February 27th 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern

Our special online broadcast comes to you directly form CPAC's famed Radio Row.  We will be in the middle of all of the action with thousands of conservatives from all over this great country.

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