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Health & Safety

1st in the BIG 1st!

Socially Liberal & Fiscally Conservative

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"Plan A: Don't go in a crowd.

Plan B: If you do, make sure you wear a mask."

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director NIAID

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On February 28th, 2020, WE canceled ALL CONGRESSIONAL campaign events. In light of the serious, spiking, pandemic surge, WE believe that it is premature to participate in any public, political events. This policy will remain in effect until a vaccination for coronavirus 19 aka SARS-CoV-2 is found and national immunization completed.

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I am deeply disappointed and disturbed by many campaign events, demonstrations and protests. There is little or no masking and social distancing. Many events are clearly in complete violation of the CDC, presidential and gubernatorial health and safety guidelines. I question the lack of insight and wisdom demonstrated by these individuals, political candidates and campaigns.

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The little Kansan in me wants to shout, pout & throw things about. My inner child wants to stage a dramatic, temper tantrum in TOPEKA and to demonstrate defiantly like a dangerous, demonic DEMOCRAT or a ridiculous, RRR RINO!

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The good Kansan & Patriotic American, (my conservative, REPUBLICAN self), knows that I need to stay "HOME ALONE!" That same grownup is aware that lecturing & judging the RRR RINOS isn't actually going to "vanquish the virus," save any lives or stop the alarming, pandemic wave.

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TRUTH

Consider these 2

deeply inconvenient

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It took 3 months for the

SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

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100,000 American lives.

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It took 10 years for the AIDS/HIV pandemic to reach 100,000 deaths in The United States of America.

Much of the confusion and division about SARS-COV-2 is related to how it spreads. Yes, it's a respiratory contagion. However, this is the only common denominator it has with the cold or a flu. Let me be perfectly clear, this is definitely NOT a common cold or a mild strain of the influenza. CORONAVIRUS is more like AIDS/HIV. The asymptomatic, positive carriers can infect, shed and spread coronavirus without feeling ill or even appearing sick. This is the extraordinary, ironic phenomenon that makes AIDS/HIV & CORONAVIRUS so lethal and treacherous. Their invisibility is their dark, deceptive poison. 

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Ironically, these viruses can hide for days, weeks, months and years before emerging to shed and seed new patients. This is not about judgment. It is not about blame. It's not about religion or politics.

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IT'S ABOUT OUR SURVIVAL.

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SARS-COV-2:

CATHOLIC, EVANGELICAL, ECUMENICAL-INTERFAITH, MUSLIM & JEWISH MINISTRIES ARE LEARNING ABOUT ASYMPTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND SUPER-SPREADING.

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SARS-CoV-2 has not vanished. To vanquish the virus with a vengeance, WE must keep OUR guard up. Several states around Kansas are seeing significant spikes. Most clusters are related to employment, weddings, funerals, religious gatherings, lake activities, parties, and family gatherings. Conservative Catholics, Orthodox Jews, Evangelicals & Mormons are a coalition of citizens that are vital to today's Republican Party. WE must advise & counsel congregations from continuing asymptomatic transmission or super-spreading. Faith is a foundation of OUR American culture, history and politics. Although WE have clearly defined separation of church and state, our constitution enshrines the freedom of religion. Unfortunately, this ancient tradition of praying together is an immediate threat to our nation's health and safety. This extends to all faith traditions across all parties.

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Life experience has taught me bitter lessons about pandemics. They are genuine & real. Unfortunately, I've been to this risky rodeo before. Witnessing the demise of HUNDREDS of people, at the peak of the AIDS/HIV pandemic, has given me the clarity to protect PRO-LIFE values 1st in the Kansas, BIG 1st Congressional district. What's the point of winning as a PRO-LIFE REPUBLICAN, if not to guard Kansas and The United States of America? When I started exploring my candidacy in April, 2019, I never imagined that my campaign slogan: "I am fighting for Kansas, PRO-LIFE, farming & ranching families 1st in the BIG 1st!," would involve a pandemic plague. The epilogue of my biography has pivoted my vocation to guarding the lives and livelihood of Kansas, PRO-LIFE, farming and ranching families. Without the tragic wisdom of the AIDS/HIV pandemic, I would have never known what to do, say or write. TODAY, my top priority is HEALTH & SAFETY 1ST IN THE BIG 1ST!

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How could I even think that the survival of OUR historic farming & ranching families would depend upon defeating coronavirus? What are the chances of living through a pandemic more than once? How could anything like AIDS/HIV ever touch America's HEARTLAND? Is it possible for my life's journey to have genuine impact or real meaning? Do I really have the ability to save lives by sharing my story? Can this congressional campaign and my candidacy make a significant difference? What is the fate of my bottled SOS? Will it drift to a deserted island or be found by a passing ship? Will anyone focus, listen, read or even pay attention?

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Since late February, it's been one unexpected battle after another. I have been hitting crystal clear, glass ceilings and solid, brick walls. My mission to enlighten everyone about this invisible enemy often seems futile.

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Four months ago, the nightmares of the AIDS/HIV crisis came crashing back down on my heart and soul. Simultaneously, my mind was trying to figure out exactly why AIDS/HIV seemed so applicable and what parallels must be conveyed to the POTUS, Governor, Kansas leadership, neighbors and everyone in between. Starting in late February, I closed and locked everything down. My voluntary self quarantine began in early March. I also began calling, emailing, and using social media with my campaign websites to discuss my coronavirus concerns. Since then, I have incessantly tapped out the SOS!

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The traumatic grief & tears for those we have already lost is overwhelming. This pandemic is daily decimating our beloved Kansas! Our historic, PRO-LIFE, farming and ranching families are on the brink of unprecedented peril.

SARS-CoV-2 has created cataclysmic change, crisis and conflict making civilized communication chaotic and convoluted. Traditional debate, dialog and discussion have disapaited and dissolved into dire, dismal diatribe.

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Unfortunately, politicians playing pandemic politics have intentionally pitted constitutional freedoms, rights and PRO-LIFE values against the CDC, gubernatorial and presidential reopening guidelines. The RRR RINOS have effectively and successfully highjacked our welfare and well-being for FREE CAMPAIGN MEDIA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX COVERAGE! The RRR RINOS have warped and twisted truth into propaganda thus obstructing the health and safety of Kansas, America and the world. The RRR RINOS have flipped the coin to the dark side of blame and judgment using false, religious dogma and pathetic, political plays to propagate their agenda of complete control and survival of the fittest. 

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Let’s accept the unvarnished truth like mature adults. If coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 kills us, we are zipped up in a bodybag, buried in a coffin, or cremated and our ashes poured into a funerial urn! Consequently, we no longer have to worry about constitutional freedoms, 2nd ammendment gun rights or even being PRO-LIFE. We're not free, liberated or even remotely PRO-LIFE, if we're no longer on planet Earth. Being deasced is certainty not a CONSTITUTIONAL or PRO-LIFE VALUE!

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The RRR RINOS are entitled to their feelings, freedom of speech, pointed parody and political propaganda. Although they may refute hard data, they aren't entitled to their own alternate universe. Historical, medical and scientific facts are not plastic, portable tools intended for propaganda and political ploys. It's a false or nonexistent equivalency to suggest that CDC, gubernatorial and presidential health and safety guidelines violate constitutional freedoms, rights and PRO-LIFE issues. This disingenuous debate is

a detrimental distraction which blocks health and safety for the great state of Kansas, The United States of America and the entire human race.

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Furthermore, it now appears that China knew about the novel coronavirus in early to mid November, 2019. Due to Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska failing to take proactive mitigation measures, Kansas may have a significant influx of cases over the next year. It is likely, if not highly probable that Kansas will have multiple waves or cycles of the pandemic.

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QUESTION:

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We elect citizens to lead, represent, guide, guard & protect. What happens when those elected officials fail to act upon, listen to or read the proverbial memo & acknowledge the SOS?

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ANSWER:

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RRR RINOS

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INCOMPETENCE

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GROSS NEGLIGENCE

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MANSLAUGHTER

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The "deeply inconvenient truth" is that the Governor has been collaborating and working closely with the POTUS from the very beginning to guard and protect our precious, PRO-LIFE, farming and ranching families. This is the reason why the POTUS never criticizes our Governor. She is following his guidance, insight and wisdom. They are of one non-partisan mind and spirit in protecting our essential, agricultural infrastructure, our farming and ranching families! These historic families represent the soul of America's HEARTLAND! They are absolutely irreplaceable. These farms and ranches are America's 1st line of national security, FOOD! These families defend, nourish and sustain The United States of America.

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Restoration of real, REPUBLICAN responsibility is a threat to the delusional drama dispersed by the RRR RINOS. Let's call them exactly what they are: required rate of return REPUBLICANS in name only. They want all the freebies without investing in their country, democracy or fellow citizens. You can identify RRR RINOS easily. They love stirring up artificial conflict mixed with bigotry and hate. They are easy to recognize because they aren't wearing masks to protect the health and safety of the great state of Kansas, The United States of America or the world. These narcissistic, RRR RINOS are PANDEMIC SUPERSPREADERS. Simultaneously, they will give lip service to Christian and PRO-LIFE values while asking for your donations and votes. KANSAS, Beware the RRR RINOS. These RRR RINOS aren't good Kansans, Patriotic Americans or responsible global citizens. RRR RINOS are takers, not givers.

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Being PRO-LIFE is my Life's story. Being PRO-LIFE really means defending, guarding and protecting ALL life at ALL times. Now is the moment to reclaim authentic, REPUBLICAN, PRO-LIFE values which hold respect and reverence for everyone. Let's unite as good Kansans and Patriotic Americans! 

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LET'S HEAL THE HEARTLAND TOGETHER!

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I encourage and invite you to read, study and follow the CDC, gubernatorial and presidential reopening guidelines which are embedded and linked below.

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BE A GOOD KANSAN & PATRIOTIC AMERICAN!

WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN AMERICA!

STAY HOME☆STAY SAFE☆SAVE LIVES

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Effective immediately:

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It is essential that we focus

OUR individual and collective

time, talent and treasure

on the health and safety of

America and the world.

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Rather than donating to

MICHAEL SOETAERT

FOR CONGRESS,

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please remember to donate to

non-political charities that benefit

coronavirus pandemic patients.

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RED CROSS GIVE BLOOD

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Like the Wizard of Oz, that Toto discovers behind the curtain, I am authentic, genuine and real. I realize that I'm not grandiose or special, but it's the truth. I am just like every other Kansas farming and ranching kid. My life has always been rather messy and unkempt. If you are seeking a perfect or squeaky clean candidate, you will be disappointed with my raw wounds and endless mistakes. Complicated politics are nothing new to me. I'm not perfect! Yes, I have issues. Despite multiple attempts by myself and others, I still have a pulse. Attempted suicide failed. Homicidal thugs failed. I was clinically dead at least once. Surgeons successfully completed open heart & gastro-intestinal surgery. When, I CAME OUT in college, I left with the intention of NEVER returning. My parents were deeply ashamed and embarrassed that I was OUT. They really wanted me to disappear forever. I complied. I have my share of dirty laundry! It could easily be said that I am the long lost black sheep or prodigal son without exaggerating or stretching the truth! However, I'm very much alive and running as an OUT REPUBLICAN 1st for the Kansas BIG 1st congressional district."

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I'm not perfect, but I'm perfect for Kansas!

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© 2020 Michaël Söetaert for Congress 2020

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