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John J. Bastiat Bio

John Bastiat joined The Patriot Post in 2007 in the wake of China's egregious anti-satellite "test," which clearly demonstrated China's intent not to play well with others in international arenas — a path that hasn't changed since. John flew USAF fighters in his early life, but today when he's not flying globally with a major airline John's other "day job" is as an attorney. Like every one of our other writers, John strongly believes in American exceptionalism and the role an understanding of Western Civilization should play in the lives of all Americans.

John J. Bastiat / May 11, 2023

A Cluster of an Air Force

A pilot program for diversity in pilots failed to really take flight.

John J. Bastiat / February 21, 2023

Next Major Airline Crash Caused by Wokeness

Hiring pilots based on diversity, equity, and inclusion instead of competence is a recipe for disaster.

John J. Bastiat / May 4, 2022

The Green Unmaking of the U.S. Military

Joe Biden and company are more interested in the leftist petri dish than in the readiness of our Armed Forces.

John J. Bastiat / January 12, 2022

Air Force Under Fire for Lowering Standards

It seems that the USAF was more interested in a woman succeeding than earning.

John J. Bastiat / December 14, 2021

Chinese Hypersonic Missiles Pose a Huge Threat

It’s difficult to overstate what a game-changer this new capability will be for our national security.

John J. Bastiat / June 22, 2021

A Religious Liberty Win That Wasn’t Really a Win

Bad Supreme Court precedent still stands, which enables further trampling of basic rights.

John J. Bastiat / February 10, 2021

An Unfortunate START

Biden’s foreign policy is already more akin to “Russian collusion” than he’d care to admit.

John J. Bastiat / November 17, 2020

Harvard’s Racial Doublespeak Affirmed

The First Circuit Court effectively said that some discrimination is okay.

John J. Bastiat / November 9, 2020

A Republic — If You Can Keep It

Doing so will require that conservatives become as involved as devoted leftists.

John J. Bastiat / July 24, 2020

A ‘Woke’ U.S. Army?

“Illegally using federal government resources to distribute racist and partisan political propaganda.”

John J. Bastiat / June 5, 2020

When Is It ‘Enough’ Insurrection?

Key Pentagon and former military leaders confront Trump over presidential power.

John J. Bastiat / April 29, 2020

The Coming Pandemic of Litigation and Liability

Businesses that reopen need a measure of protection from liability lawsuits.

John J. Bastiat / March 12, 2020

To FISA or Not to FISA

Reforming government surveillance is a lot more complicated than meets the eye.

John J. Bastiat / February 5, 2020

A (Carter) Page Turns in the Annals of the Deep State

Former Trump campaign adviser surveilled by the Clinton’s FBI hacks fights back.

John J. Bastiat / December 9, 2019

NATO: No Longer Relevant?

Some say the 70-year-old alliance is losing its relevance, focus, and raison d’être.

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