I'm a Candidate for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District because the Federal Government is OUT OF CONTROL. Someone has to stand up for our Rights to Life, Liberty, Property, Privacy and Security. The Constitution is no longer considered the "supreme law of the land" and the Bill of Rights is violated on a daily basis (PATRIOT ACT, NDAA, NSA Spying, IRS, Obamacare, Illegal Immigration, the "War on Some Drug Users", the "War on Terror", the Military-Media-Pharma-Prison-Industrial Complex, Global Empire & Conquest, Foreign Interventions, Veterans Affairs Scandal).
The most basic right is the "right to be left alone"- to live a life free from government interference, regulation, Tyranny and Slavery.
Prior Restraint of Unalienable Rights is the very definition of TYRANNY. Freeborn Americans don't have to ask for permission to LIVE FREE!!!
Washington D.C. does not listen to or care about the issues and problems facing American Citizens. The Two-Party System is deadlocked in a never-ending struggle for POWER and CONTROL, paid for by the Crony Corporatists and at the expense of Our Liberty. There are many Existential Crises that threaten to destroy America and our way of life- Economic Collapse, Electromagnetic Pulse Attack, Nuclear War, Global Pandemic, and Islamic Terrorism just to name a few. It's long past time for all Americans to have a voice in the political process- I'm here to be that voice- an Advocate for Liberty, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Rule of Law, Due Process & Equality.
I am NOT a LAWYER and DO NOT practice law. I practice Liberty. I am a small businessman in partnership with my father, Jack Holder. Our family photography business, Holder Photo & Video (holderphoto.net) was founded by my parents in 1968 before I was born.
Our business has had its ups and downs. We have experienced the Digital Revolution firsthand. I love photography, videography, America, and most of all- We, the people. I'm a "people person" and enjoy meeting my fellow Citizens and making new friends. Everyone has a story to tell, and I'm always eager to listen and document the past and present for future generations.
I am a lifelong resident of Crescent Township & Council Bluffs, Iowa and proud Iowa Citizen. I earned my high school diploma at St. Albert Catholic High School (May 1991) where I was a student-athlete.
I accepted academic and athletic scholarships to continue my education at Iowa Western Community College where I earned my Associate of Arts degree (May 1993). Before my freshman year of college, I was diagnosed with Juvenile discogenic disease and was forced to withdraw from the basketball squad. Having this disease enabled me to concentrate on my studies exclusively for the first time in my life, achieving a 2-year cumulative GPA of 3.794 and graduating with High Honors. During my sophomore year @ IWCC, I walked-on the baseball team and made the varsity squad as a pitcher.
Enrolling in Bellevue University in August 1993, my undergraduate education continued with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Speech Communication. I was initiated into the Alpha Chi national college honor society that is by invitation only based on a student's academic achievement. I received my B.S. in Psychology- With Honor (May 1995)- achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.765.
I applied to and was accepted to the University of Iowa College of Law, The University of Nebraska College of Law, and Creighton University School of Law. My paternal grandparents were terminally ill during my senior year of undergraduate college. Being very close to them and the rest of my family, I decided that it would be best to stay in Council Bluffs and attend Creighton Law School in Omaha, Nebraska. I graduated in May 1998, earning my Juris Doctor (Doctor of Law).
During my undergraduate and law school studies, I continued to work in my family photography and videography business, Holder Photo & Video. Upon graduation from law school, I decided to pursue the American dream of being an entreprenuer, expanding the size and scope of my family business started by my hardworking mother and father in 1968..