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What We Represent

As military veterans, we deeply understand the need for leadership that reflects the inherent values of our nation and propels us responsibly forward. Our principles never waiver and guide us in supporting the right candidates ready to lead our nation.

Civility

We believe that America benefits from respectful discourse. Civility is necessary for a functioning democracy where ideas are communicated and fairly debated.

Service

We believe that elected officials serve the people. Americans deserve thoughtful leaders who thoroughly consider the impact of their decisions and actions.

Integrity

We believe that America deserves leaders who put principle before ambition. Our national interest requires honesty.

Optimism

We believe that America’s best days are yet to come. Together we can overcome the divisions and cynicism threatening our republic.

Strength

America must have an engaged, active presence in the world and remain a global leader. We are stronger abroad when united at home.

Our Work in Action

Keep up with the latest from VFRL on our Medium blog.

An Outsider's Reminder Of Who We Are

Sometimes it takes an outsider to remind you of what you’re all about. Zelenskyy’s speech was a rare chance for America to reflect on an image of self we haven’t seen since the early days following 9/11.

D.Barkhuff · Dec 29, 2022 · 12 min read

Real Men Do Not Want To Be Feared

If your definition of "a real man" comes from insecure, foppish charlatans like Gorka, Tate, and Cawthorn, it's time to find new role models who actually are "real men."

D.Barkhuff · Dec 13, 2022 · 8 min read

Carrying A Gun? That's Not Freedom

Gun culture has taken over certain demographics in American life. This is by design, not accident. Former Navy SEAL, Dan Barkhuff argues that if you think carrying a gun makes you more free, you're doing it wrong.

D.Barkhuff · Nov 29, 2022 · 7 min read

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Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the government nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

- Abraham Lincoln

An Accountable America

Founded and administered by volunteer U.S. military veterans, Veterans for Responsible Leadership is a 527 Super PAC that supports local, state, and federal candidates committed to principled leadership.

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Our Work in Action

Keep up with the latest media and press from VFRL and our leadership team.

D.Barkhuff · Dec 29, 2022 · 12 min read

An Outsider's Reminder Of Who We Are

Sometimes it takes an outsider to remind you of what you’re all about. Zelenskyy’s speech was a rare chance for America to reflect on an image of self we haven’t seen since the early days following 9/11.

D.Barkhuff · Dec 13, 2022 · 8 min read

Real Men Do Not Want To Be Feared

If your definition of "a real man" comes from insecure, foppish charlatans like Gorka, Tate, and Cawthorn, it's time to find new role models who actually are "real men."

D.Barkhuff · Nov 29, 2022 · 7 min read

Carrying A Gun? That's Not Freedom

Gun culture has taken over certain demographics in American life. This is by design, not accident. Former Navy SEAL, Dan Barkhuff argues that if you think carrying a gun makes you more free, you're doing it wrong.

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