Who is Michael Famolare
Born of working class 3rd generation Americans in the cradle of liberty, Boston Massachusetts at the end of a turbulent 1960’s
Michael grew up as a young boy in the carefree 1970 enjoying the warn New England summers on Dads 16’ boat and the annual 4thofJuly block parties then bearing its harsh winters by shoveling snow for a few bucks to spend at the corner store. Life was slower, easier and had no electronic tethers shackling us to society, My God life was good then.
Round about1980 things began to change, many mothers began to work full time and children started coming to school with their front door key around their necks
Now a teenager Michael began life in a new era. Interest rates would eventually go into the teens. His first job, a dishwasher at 14 years of age Michael would continue to work in commercial kitchens until his 20’s, eventually becoming manager.
As a young man Michael wished to follow in the footsteps of his Father and Uncle so he took and passed with high marks on the civil service exam.
Alas, fate had other plans. Michael was bypassed twice for being too white.
Dejected, Michael left Massachusetts for the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Wearing cowboy hats and learning to dance country style Michael quickly settled into the rural lifestyle forgetting the unfortunate events he endured in Massachusetts.
After a few years in Vermont working various seasonal jobs ( tree company, saw mill, volunteer fireman, bus driver, truck driver and of course as a cook on the Killington mountain road,,, no whining) Michael was drawn by love to the golden shores of the bay area in California.
Michael quickly fell back on skills he learned working for the City of Boston as a tow truck driver.
Opportunity soon presented itself and Michael became a Cable TV plant technician working to bring the new 2 way internet to the San Francisco bay area and Seattle.
When the CATV work dried up Michael returned to New England and bought a home in semi rural New Hampshire the “Live Free or Die” State where life would take another unexpected turn.
One crisp Autumn day when the leaves of New England were at their peak color Michael was invited to a meeting. There at the meeting were regular folks you know the types, Joe Sixpack and Jane Winebox.
These folks were discussing various laws and making biblical references, Michael was hooked. “To be an American one must believe in God, because all of our natural rights come from God” he thought.
Joining study and action groups like Jail 4 Judges he would go to court cases and observe, in great numbers they were there to bring awareness to court issues like jury nullification. As a Jail 4 Judges member Michael was able to sit in on and be privy to the defense in the very famous tax case of Ed and Elaine Brown vs. the IRS. An Interesting case it was as most of the evidence Ed tried to present was not admitted. In the end the case was lost and the standoff at the compound began. Michael went to visit Ed days before he ended the standoff. Ed Brown a passionate American for sure was a better Constitution Ranger then he was a lawyer.
After the case Michael continued his research into the income tax eventually even prevailing in tax court once
Michael felt the injustice of the income tax, the constitution says all federal taxes must be apportioned, just what exactly is the income tax?
Going to various seminars about Income tax learning about lawful money vs legal tender and securities, Michael met some very influential people, former IRS CID agent Joe Bannister, securities guru Winston Strout and monetary architect Bernard Von Nauthaus just to name a few. Asking the right question, Michael learned a tremendous amount of knowledge from these men.
As a charter member of the Free State Project Michael participated in the vote that would move a great many freedom seeking individuals to New Hampshire to work together to transform the state into a more freedom respecting state.
Michael continued his independent studies to seek the highest understanding of what law is (the various venues of law) and how it is applied and what the various relationships are in law, that we the people have with our Federal Government. Which incidentally is foreign to the 50 states of the United States of America, in law that is. Using online seminars, law libraries, antique bookstores and even in the court rooms. Never missing a chance to question authority
Now in his Mid-thirties Michael looked forward to an early retirement of sorts, by subdividing 17 acres and relieving his home and 5 acres of its debt.
Alas, Fate would look fickle again towards Michael. Denied said the planning and zoning board, you cannot sub divide you cannot pay off your mortgage. When questioning why the subdivision was not approved the kindly old lady town clerk said “we’re so sorry while you were out of town, we changed the zoning rules and regulations at town meeting. We don't want the rural character of our town to change” and with that Michael said “ when you were 35 years old, who told you what you could and could not do with your own private property?” and “ well if you are going to promote communism here in America I will take my young children and move to China a real communist country and with that Michael sold all his possessions and moved to Hong Kong for a short stint then directly into the lions den, mainland China, to the newly minted city of Shenzhen.
Quickly finding a job as an English teacher Michael began interacting with the future of China a young intelligent, well-educated and curious group of people destined to become Americas biggest competition in the world.
As the Beijing Olympics approached the local police were doing random checks of foreigners and Michael was arrested and deported from China for working on a tourist visa.
Michael being the resourceful guy that he is, quickly returned to China to live another 9 years among the Chinese. learning about their culture Chinese food and even self-teaching him enough Mandarin to live and travel independently in China and even once to Burma, alone.
Michael was fortunate to travel to most parts of China usually via high-speed rail a cool 250 MPH with plenty of whistle stop smoke breaks, travel was easy peasy.
Michael eventually came to learn a lot about China, its governmental system, business practices, traditions and customs as well as the ways of the Chinese people.
After teaching English Michael worked for a small LED light factory just outside of Shenzhen with an office right in the heart of Shenzhen’s world-famous Hua Qiang Bei, the world's largest electronics marketplace. Hua Qiang Bei a place having every non brand name electronic gadget the world had to offer as well as every component needed to manufacture all the gadgets that were there on sale, all in one place. A truly amazing place it was, so much to see so much to learn. In Hua Qiang Bei Michael met with many of China's young movers and shakers, teaching and working with some of the many instant millionaires. They just seemed to keep popping up, either by manufacturing something, trading something (buy/sell, export/import) or by hitting it big in a government land purchase.
Not finding too much success in HQB and not being able to teach English anymore due to changes in the enforcement of Chinese law, Michael then fell back on his oldest skill set cooking and baking things he loved to do even as a child with his mother in the kitchen.
By the grace of a friend, a Taiwanese bubble tea shop owner Michael with the help of a few locals began selling chocolate brownies, banana bread and cookies on the sidewalk in front of the tea shop.
The baked goods were a hit! The shop happened to be on a night shopping street. A place where the young migrant factory workers and factory salespeople (who usually spoke half decent English) would come to buy and sell
anything and everything on blankets tables or rolling clothing racks.
After a year or so of street selling and a brief partnership Uncle Mickeys American restaurant was born. A tiny shop on the backside of a new super apartment building in the central business district. Things went well for a peridod of time. The restaurant hired and trained local Chinese in the fine art of American food preparation.
Bringing salad, burritos, fries and rings, burgers (fresh ground sirloin), and brick oven pizza to the locals was very rewarding. Michael met many people locals and other ex-patriots.
The expats were a lively bunch most seemed to be aware of and ready to discuss world affairs For Michael it was interesting learning the opinions and points of view of them all. Brits, Aussies, Germans, Ukrainians, Canadians, Africans, Middle Easterners and all the Americans in the entire Long Hua District found their way to Uncle Mickeys. Everyone knew your name.
Life was good, food, friends and fun. At that time the Chinese were discovering all the things that life has to offer, the good things that great wealth brings. Beer, steak, wine, chocolate and whiskey,, American Bourbon whiskey. Ask the folks over in Tennessee, The makers of Evan Williams whiskey they will tell you. They sell their whiskey there in China. The reason they sell it there is because Michael gifted a bottle of it to an acquaintance there, the English owner of the 6th largest importer of wines and spirits in China. Any distillers out there???
Then again,,, That fickle finger flipped off Michael again… The dreaded Chenguan arrived. The Chengguan (Chinese sidewalk police) usually only bother vagrants or street vendors any people messing up or blocking the sidewalks of China, but this time they were on a mission from the new president of China Xi Jing Ping.
On a mission to clean up the world image of China and having just finished closing down tens of thousands of not so secret, secret brothels nationwide the Chengguan turn the efforts to street vendors, night time BBQ streets and eventually licensed restaurants. No tables outside, no handing out menus and nothing outside the door they said. Weeks of arguing and acts of civil disobedience ensued.
Eventually becoming bankrupt due to the governmental policy Michael returned to America to “do it again”.
Now 4 years repatriated, and after looking at Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, West Virginia and North Carolina, the decision had been made to settle in Colorado.
The choice to enter the race for congress was not easy for Michael. Michael presently works for a very successful Lighting company in Denver. He is well paid and well respected there. He has the best boss he ever had in his 53 years on planet earth. He gets to do exciting and adventurous things like fly 100’ in the air replacing high mast lighting. The company even hired his wife. Even his children are happy with their many new friends.
So why do it, why give up a nice comfortable private life in Colorado?
The Answer not so simple, for over 15 years he studied law and government. Finding issues with application of law, assumption of jurisdiction or even just winning a court case but not actually understanding how he pulled it off .He always had many questions and Michael never ever misses a chance to ask a question, and he did. Most of the time the questions went unanswered.
This is the reason he will make the sacrifice, all those unanswered questions.
Michael knows that America needs good, honest, knowledgeable people to be sent to Washington, perhaps more than ever before in our history. People that have a stiff backbone and are not easily intimidated. People that are of quick wit and have an understanding regarding the art of debate, people that will fulfill their promise not to serve their government but to serve the voters of their districts, to serve their neighbors.
Michael is that person. With no political ties to Colorado or anywhere else and not being a party guy, you can be assured Michael will have no loyalty other than to the people of the 7t Congressional district of Colorado, his new neighbors.
For all those who read this far, Michael would like to thank you for your time and would like you to know that he thinks it is very important for people to really try to get to know the person that they will sent to re present them in Washington.
Michael hopes to meet you all in person questions, comments and concerns are always welcome
Please feel free to schedule a meeting through the Get in tough with Michael link
Secure our elections, Federal State and local
Securing the right to keep and bear arms
Exposing corruption in the halls of government
Passing legislation prohibiting unlawful mandates forever
Ttop the removal and desecration of historical monuments
Income tax unlawfully applied to wages and salaries
Federal law in State issues like health care and education
Unfair trade practices by the Peoples Republic of China
The Federal Reserve, Its not federal and has no reserves