Jason Mrochek is the founder and Executive Director of the Patriot Coalition. He is a veteran of the United States Army and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering.
After being honorably discharged from the Army, and in addition to continuing his service to our nation as a leader in the liberty movement since 2004, Jason has held positions as a Senior Consultant for a “Big 4” consulting firm, founder and president of a custom software development firm, and analyst for a global medical device company.
During his time leading the Patriot Coalition and FIRE Coalition, Jason has been interviewed in numerous national and local news programs in television, radio, and print to include Neil Cavuto and John Kasich on Fox News, ABC World News Tonight, MSNBC, Lou Dobbs, KFI – Los Angeles, KOGO – San Diego, and more.
Jason currently lives with his wife and 2 youngest sons who still live at their home in Little Elm.
“Principles only mean something if you stick to them when it is inconvenient!”
Faith was a strong component in the Founders’ lives. It was espoused by revered statesmen such as John Adams who said:
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams, 1798
It is this faith in our Creator that inspired them to draft the Declaration of Independence laying the foundation for our great nation by memorializing our God-given rights.
Our entire system of government was founded upon the premise that its sole purpose was to secure (protect) our God-given rights through its Republican nature—that is to say a nation of laws. Like the Founders, and so many that have come before me, we must have continued faith that the Lord will give me the courage and wisdom to persevere in our duty to secure His blessings for future generations.
If we don’t love our country and the principles it was founded upon, any threats to our liberty and Constitution are moot. Patriotism must be the primary motivation for the actions we take. It is the one characteristic that we should share with one another. There will always be differences in race, national origin, religion, geography, political party, or gender, but our love of country will keep us united.
For us to maintain the respect, support, credibility, and trust of our fellow citizens, we must strictly adhere to the principles of our Republic. The foundation for this code is integrity in everything we do. It means we must choose the harder right over easier wrong. We must be truthful in all of our communications. This does not mean that we must be perfect, but we should always strive for perfection. If we make a mistake, we must take responsibility for it, and make every reasonable effort to correct it.
We must be committed to our cause. The future of our nation, which we will leave to our children and grandchildren, depends on our seriousness of purpose. By committing oneself, we are telling others, “you can depend on me,” so let our “yes” be yes and our “no” be no. By doing so, we can take stock of our assets and effectively use them in taking back our country.
We must stay the course. Many in this nation are depending on us to succeed where our government (federal, state, and local) has failed us. We must redouble our efforts to continue this model, and inspire others with our commitment.
Each of us should strive to be a leader in all aspects of our fight: thought-leadership, innovation, commitment, integrity, team building and more. We must be willing to to “lead from the front.” If we are asking others to participate in a project or activity, we must be the first to participate by showing them that we are not asking them to do something we are not willing to do ourselves.
Just as important is the servant aspect of the leadership model. We should continually be developing leadership at the lowest level possible (geographically and organizationally). This servant-leadership model engenders respect amongst our fellow citizens and builds a trust level so that our peers are confident that our relationship is a two-way street.
Along with Patriotism, one value we must always keep in the forefront of our thoughts is our altruistic purpose. None of us should be in public service to puff up our egos, but to ensure that our nation does not cease to exist as we know it.
We must lead, follow, or get out of the way. We’ve got a mission to accomplish and there is no time for partisan squabbling, posturing to ensure we are capturing the limelight, or tearing down our fellow citizens (public or private) who have a shared vision and solid principles, but simply disagree about the policies needed to get there. Simply "let facts be submitted to a candid world".