Advocacy Issues



 This is pastor Kristina Lamb Miniear chaplain for the Indiana Republican Assembly and I’m her husband JD Miniear. 

Against incredible odds in 2016 the voters of Indiana helped create the strongest GOP team to take the reins of power in Washington since the 1920’s but now the US Senate must be reinvigorated with conservatives who back Trump.

President Donald Trump highly endorses Mike Braun and Hoosier voters know control of congress is up for grabs this election.

I’m from southern California and Lucille Ball’s daughter was one of my best friends growing up but I don’t think it’s a laughing matter that Lucy Brenton’s glamor issue seems to be hemp and she doesn’t support our president’s signature issue “building the wall”. Completing our southern border wall is a key component of our national sovereignty and national security and it will strongly help keep drugs from entering our homeland.

I’ve watched Joe Donnelly recently vote against tax cuts and vote for the horrible Iran Deal which allowed them to deny inspectors access to any site they wanted to keep off limits while giving them $150 billion dollars which Democrats admitted could be used to fund terrorism.  DC Joe’s claims to be a supporter of President Trump are truly laughable Kristina.

We urge voters to NOT love Lucy or DC Joe when you vote this November. Instead vote to send Republican Mike Braun to Washington to help give President Trump and Mike Pence the critical reinforcements they need in the US Senate.

General George Patton said, ‘It’s the unconquerable soul of man not the nature of the weapon he uses that insures victory’. We salute all of you for taking a stand for truth, freedom and defending our constitutional form of government. Let us continue to pray for our nation and for God’s blessings. May God save the United States of America.



Celebrating the Great Awakening Era black preacher who gave Indiana it's nickname!


By clicking on the picture above you can go to the Harry Hoosier Project website and view:

  • The Methodist church named after him located in his birthplace
  • Where he preached, worshiped and founded his own church in Philadelphia
  • Historical murals containing theories on how Indiana acquired it's Hoosier nickname
  • Churches, institutions, cemeteries and locations memorializing the great preacher   



 The Congressional EMP Commission in 2008 noted vintage diesel locomotives (pre-microchip age 1970’s and earlier) can withstand major solar storms and high altitude EMP attacks.  Electromotive diesel engines are used to “jumper cable” electrical power into small cities in Canada in the winter time and were sent to Iraq during the Gulf War to bring power back up after our Air Force destroyed much of the Iraqi electrical power generation infrastructure.

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Space Weather Prediction Center pointed out in July 2012 we had a near miss of a super solar storm which would have taken us back to the 1800’s economy knocking out power generation and electric transformers across America.  They then revised their projections to state we have a 12% chance of experiencing another Carrington level super solar storm per decade.

 North Korea and Iran have a treaty calling for each nation to mutually share nuclear weapons technology. Currently North Korea and Iran orbit satellites over the continental United States.

If a satellite were to detonate a nuclear explosion at high altitude experts state  it would take out other satellites and we may not know precisely which nation detonated the nuclear EMP blast (North Korea, Iran, Russia, China..?).

If terrorist group were to obtain a nuclear tipped missile.  Place it on a tramp trawler and explode at high altitude off our coast they could potentially take down the entire Eastern Grid which includes Indiana.

The fragility of our nation’s electric grid was demonstrated in 2003 when a tree limb fell on power lines near Akron, OH cascading power outages throughout the northeast effecting 50 million people over 2 days causing 11 deaths.

The Indiana Transportation Museum houses vintage diesel locomotives which would survive any major solar storm or EMP attack and potentially they could be used to help bring electric power back up to the towns of Noblesville and Fishers.

We urge these towns to consider keeping the rail line covering the 9.2 miles in question intact and possibly look into blending rails and trails.

Florida has many elevated trails such as the Pinellas Park Trails outside Tampa Bay which allows joggers and bikers to take in greater scenic views and allows motorists to drive un-impeded below them. Why not consider elevating parts of the 9.2 miles of the trail over the tracks and run the rest on ground level side by side where possible.

According to Dr. Pry Chief of Staff for the Congressional EMP Commission hardening and having backups for our electric grid is the defense industry of the future.  States that engage in protecting their electric grids will be favorably looked at by industry and relocating families.

The Indiana Transportation Museum and the old Nickel Plate rail line now owned by the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority offer a unique backup source to the electric grid and the opportunity exists for the 3 counties represented to help lead our nation in a form of grid security recommended by a US Congressional Commission.

JDMiniear who heads up the Indiana Republican Assembly is actively pursuing measures with the current US Congress to harden our newer (micro-chip based) electromotive diesel engines so as to insure the rail roads of the future will be able to continue to run after an EMP event.  As a matter of national and grid security it’s critical we keep our rail lines open.

In terms of a potential mass transit line from Hamilton County to downtown Indianapolis a light rail system would be expensive. However many cities in America continue to run standard gauge commuter rail traffic from their suburbs to their down towns carrying millions of people each day.  Keeping the Nickel Plate line open would allow that hope to continue in an era when government regulators and our infrastructure needs are being re-assessed by the Trump administration.

In summary the opportunity for blending rails and trails in Hamilton County along the old Nickel Plate line should not be overlooked as it offers ways for the communities involved to promote the economy, grid safety, national security, fitness and leisure for the benefit of all citizens.

Federal funds may be available through Congress and DHS to help promote electric grid security.