RESTORING THE HARD WORKING MIDDLE CLASS true AMERICAN core VALUES through genuine innovation, integrity & leadership.

How do we effect change?

Certainly not with flaming torches, but rather  #2 pencils!

Start with 2018 election.

Infiltrate the machine.  We need help with petitions, registrations in all 50 states. #FlashMob #WinBackUS #SweepDC #AmericaTheBeautiful

How long must we rely on a two party system? We must have middle class representation for efficiency, accountability, growth, change! Leadership Matters!

We END ALL TAXES and will STOP funding foreign regimes! The Kodel Party will INVEST in America the Beautiful! Creating 50,000,000

NEW JOBS!! That's 50 Million! Read How. Economy, Brainstorming pages...

First Draft Cartoons

have been inserted throughout this website to

rest your eyes given the extensive, if not exhaustive, nature of

laying out our Middle Class vision. 

KODEL comes from CODEL (Congressional Delegate) a Washington DC acronym. America the Beautiful demands a formidable working, middle class party. Majority wins! Let's do this. Let's #WinUSBack

A Special Note to the students and families of the 2018 St. Valentine's Day massacre.

(Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School)

Don't ask permission...MAKE the Rules!!!

"We advance, improve, evolve as a species/society ONLY when more of us become engaged & enlightened through education-awareness-experience." ~ Steve William Laible (K-OR)

 The universal desire to be heard inspires me to listen to you.

 And while clichés are important when forming a narrative, as they tap into the universality of mankind, I have to ask you, “What differences will you make?” I encourage you to do something great in 2018—one thing for you and one for mankind.

 #HelpWanted: Kodel Party Representatives Required. Our goal is to #InfiltrateCongress, state legislatures & the White House with truer middle class representation. It’s time 2B heard. #WinBackUS

Legislatures will NEVER implement your common sense, heartfelt, long overdue call for change. Ask yourself why Congress didn’t make sweeping gun legislative changes after they themselves were mowed down during a Congressional softball game? Nothing changed after twenty first graders and six teachers were slaughtered at Sandy Hook. How then is Parkland the tipping point? Can you, will you sustain your fervor to effect real change? #TakeAction!

Imagine the possibilities. This is your moment. You are brave, bright, passionate and driven. Stop asking permission. Set your own agenda. Make your own rules! I am inviting you to unite under the Kodel Party banner. Change your stars and the stars of countless souls behind you!

America has been devolving for decades, long before you were born. With broken hearts you have had an ‘awakening.’ How do we put a stop to this gun violence? Leadership is how. Put people in charge, not politicians owned by lobbyists.

“Together, with a little grace, we can make this world a better, kinder, safer place.” Steve William Laible is the unheralded architect of the Kodel Party & the Global Kindness Initiative.  You must move beyond your flaming torches. Take back your country with your #No2ElectionPencils Run for every office in the land on the Kodel Party ticket and #WinBackUS for #AmericaTheBeautiful #TheGlobalKindnessInitiative ~ Twitter: @STenderheart  @SteveLaible   @KodelParty

Dateline Grants Pass, Oregon birthplace of the Kodel Party - 2016. A NEW political party vision putting middle class representation front and center. As a nation, we MUST STOP anointing Billionaires, Millionaires, Aristocrats & Bullies as our rulers! #DoNotAnoint

Let’s be better prepared in 2018/2020 and beyond! Our Goal is to infiltrate the White House, Congress and every state legislature with only Kodel Party members thereby creating a relevant third party necessary to challenge the status quo and staid policies of ‘government.’ Organize. Petition. March. Read. Rally. Tweet. Like. Pin. Talk. Share. Fav. Engage. Believe. Step up. Fundraise. Become a voice for the change you truly want. Be the GOOD you want to see in the world. We don’t have to win to effect change. Going forward, once established & recognized, vote only Kodel Party members for America the Beautiful!

Passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax.

 The Kodel Party is progressive & innovative. We will eliminate ALL state and federal taxes (including property, sales, inheritance, capital gains, income, etc.) University educations will be free through medical & law schools. The Kodel Party will ensure free health care for all. All of this is possible by simply shifting the stars. American people will manage their own money. Wall Street will take the lead in funding the US Treasury. Policies that send trillions of dollars overseas propping up foreign regimes will end. We will instead bring the exponential force of all our resources to our citizens, our children, our nation’s infrastructure, healthcare, education. This is our Manifest Destiny!

In 2016 American voters were sick of Congressional ineptitude. #Trump is the unintended consequence of a wholly impotent Congress!

Remember, the power of social media is that our tipping point can come as early as overnight. #CrackTheUniverse #SweepDC #FlashMobVote

If you haven’t noticed before now, ‘Politics’ has become a #BlindCult mentality. They follow instead of leading. They serve their self-interests. They do not represent you. You don’t matter to them. You really don’t. You must change this paradigm for the survival of our country. This is your time. Whomever you vote for says more about you than the candidate! The country is behind you!

Organize & improve our platform on these pages.  We didn't get it all right but it is a start. Make it yours. You will be 100% in charge! Propel the Kodel Party vision from concept to reality onto the national stage where you are in power; where you set the agenda and where you pass the laws as the #NewMajority #Millennials #GenZ

Join the Kodel Party. Bone up #BrainStormingPage

Tragically impotent “adults” have failed you terribly in ‘continued’ horrific ways. You lost your brothers & sisters because of their inaction. These were not unintended consequences. They were instead premeditated, predictable outcomes from their inaction. It boils down to greed. Conflicts of interests (money) keep them from doing the ‘right’ things! Let there be no mistake. A new day in American politics is upon us! #NeverAgain #Parkland

Why is it a nation with elite universities, stellar minds, and the 1st moon landing has yet to figure out how to best resolve the access to automatic weapons? #ParklandStudentBody #MSDHeroes

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Student Body Who knew? A revolution has begun. Like-mindedness can effect true, lasting change. Maybe a tactic to make our schools safe is to have all students nationwide walkout of schools for one week. Another, #Boycotts

 The National Rifle Association (NRA) has morphed the 2nd Amendment to fit their narrative!

 Yes, a gun, as an inanimate object, is no more responsible for slaughter & mayhem than a pencil is for misspelling the narrative. However, the ‘solution’ to end mass shootings is not that complicated. It requires only ‘reasonable’ minds and the will to lead by example for the greater good.

 The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteed the right to keep and bear arms as necessary to maintain a state militia. Period!

 The 2nd Amendment was meant to protect colonies from ever again becoming overthrown by an unforgiving government. Single shot, flintlock muskets were the arms of the day.  Our nation has evolved in such a way, that no personal collection of arms could ever withstand an assault from our nation’s armed forces with their unsurpassed military armament of rockets, jets, bombs, fighter jets, etc., making the 2nd Amendment’s original intention moot.

 The musket took 1 minute to reload. After the flintlock revolution, an ordinary soldier could reload in 20 seconds or shoot 3 times a minute. Compare this to the modern era AR-15 with a bump stock & high capacity magazines which can spray thousands of rounds in just minutes! This weapon of mass destruction simply cannot be available in a ‘civilized’ society.

 The “cyclic rate” of the AR-15 fires 800 rounds a minute which is 13.3 rounds per second!

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1929) linked to Al Capone used Thompson Machine Guns (Tommy Guns) which have been banned. The Gatling gun, the forerunner to the modern machine gun, which can dispense from 2,000 to 6,000 rounds per minute, has been outlawed. C-4 plastic explosives, used by the military, dynamite, TNT, are all highly regulated and not available to the general public let alone teens. Ammo is not covered under the 2nd Amendment.

 “Liberty can't be preserved without a general knowledge among the people. Let us dare to read, think, speak & write.” ~ John Adams 1st VP.

 Our Forefathers didn’t always get it right, ergo ‘amendments.’

 As an example: It took 145 years from the birth of our nation (1776) until 1920 for the Nineteenth (19th) Amendment to be ratified finally ‘allowing’ women the ‘right’ to vote!!!      Can you imagine?

 Principles, Values, Integrity, Leadership, Common Sense matters! When these core components of a nation wither, we all lose. If we always do what we’ve always done, we will always get what we’ve always got. Make sense?

 "America became the greatest nation on the planet because of a moral code, work ethic, heroes & people who knew what leadership & vision were.” ~ Steve William Laible (K-OR)  

[2016 Write-in Protest Presidential Candidate]

Maybe stop following the parties of waste, fraud & destruction or watching the daily dog & pony shows.  Help build a legitimate working, middle-class party for America the Beautiful.


Leadership is innovative!

 The Kodel Party strikes at the core rhetoric & puts boots on the ground, with shovels, jobs, & innovation moving USA forward. It's real simple: An unemployed nation contributes little to a thriving economy. It crushes families, programs & downtowns of hometowns.

 The Kodel Party has a vision for our country, you & your family. See how on these pages.

 The Kodel Administration will create 50 Million new jobs!  See how on these pages.

An unemployed nation drains a nation. A fully employed nation grows a nation.

 Here's a problem: Taxes aren't improving America but rather funding foreign regimes.
How about we stop this!? Pakistan $1.6B; Syria 1.5B; Egypt $1.4B; Ukraine $1Billion, etc.

 Dare 2 dream where our cities would be, our country would be, if over decades, trillions had been invested in America the Beautiful instead?

 Join The Kodel Party today. (Tomorrow may be too late.)

Follow The Kodel Party on Facebook  & Twitter @KodelParty @SteveLaible
Read. Rally. March. Tweet. Organize. This is now your destiny.Your moment.
#NeverAgain #Parkland #MSDStrong #Millennials #GenZ #TheGlobalKindnessInitiative

Steve William Laible, MBA

Captain, USAF (Ret)

Children's Author,

Stevie Tenderheart books

(Print, eBooks, Audiobooks)

Amazon, Amazon Global, Audible, iTunes

Founding Architect,
The Kodel Party
P.O. Box 38
Grants Pass, Oregon 97528

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The Kodel Party has a vision for our country you & your family, seniors, healthcare, social issues, education.  ​

DATELINE WASHINGTON September 14, 2016

Congress approves $38 BILLION in aid (US Taxpayer Dollars) to Israel over next 10 years.

Pakistan $1.6 BILLION; Syria, 1.5B; Egypt $1.4 BILLION; Uganda $400M (annually), $1 BILLION+ guaranteed for Ukraine, etc., the list is endless! Over $100 TRILLLION and counting and that's not even the tip of the iceberg. 

Imagine instead if your community received this money!!!.

Say, Flint, MI. Detroit, MI or the devastated flood ravaged Gulf Coast.

It's TIME to close the purse strings!

Vote Kodel Party and take your country back.

System MUST CHANGE to include ALL AMERICANS!!!

It's real simple:
An unemployed nation contributes little
to a thriving economy.
It crushes families, programs & downtowns of hometowns.​



where we are today based on decades of failed

policies, intrusions self-interests & overreach.

There is an urgent need

for a new national economy

and a complete 'infrastructure' reboot.

Every city in every state needs something.

Adopting “AMERICA FIRST” means making America stronger now. 

So we will be in a better position to help others later.

The Soviet Union collapsed right before our eyes.

Any idea why?

Simply put, they put guns before butter

and their extreme lack of ingenuity, leadership or innovation.

We can restore the American Dream! 

We are not the Soviets formerly known as U.S.S.R.

We are not North Korea.

We are not Iran.

We are not Canadians, eh.


We must end homelessness, especially for children and teens.

We must feed our people. We must solve healthcare. We must address mental illness.

We must not wage war.

We must make it possible for our moms and dads, brothers and sisters, aunties and uncles, grandparents, cousins, nephews and nieces, babies and children, to exercise the true and pure freedoms of this great nation. We are not statistics. We are blood, sweat, smiles & tears.

Like it or not, we are the backbone of this planet.

We are America the Beautiful.

Congress has turned its back on America especially the middle and lower classes of Americans.

They alone are 'directly' responsible for the decline of all things American. 
We all are 'indirectly' responsible for electing them and keeping them in office. 

Make no mistake

there are many sophisticated and complicated elements & moving components

in  running a nation, a civilized society.

Setting policy, drafting and enforcing laws, etc., is not an easy task, nor should it be.

The job is oftentimes thankless. It is shameful how we are represented. Life as we know it is devolving.

Our nation is devolving and being sucked into decades of wars

and lost lives of our sons and daughters.

Those who perish for our nation also end future generations of bright smiles and dreams.
It is this lost pool of discovery and achievements that plagues our legacy.

Americans must come first. Trillions of taxpayers’ dollars have been washed away.

That's not leadership. 

The American populace, and dare I say, the world economy,

is better served if we adopt 'America First' as our new national strategy.

(This is not isolationism.)

It's nationalism!

We must get our own house in order first. We must vet our policies and strategies. 

We must devise a 'philanthropic' atmosphere of goodwill and common sense

rather than a 'world domination through aggression' mind-set.

The Kodel Party will speak for you because we are you and you are us!

The approval rating of Congress fluctuates between 7-14%.

A 90% (+/-) Disapproval rating! How as a nation, can we condone this?

This speaks volumes just how ineffective/inefficient Congress is!

It means our representatives are NOT doing their jobs or serving our best interests.

It isn’t going to improve without drastic, thoughtful innovation.

The majority is us, you and I. The working-class, 30k party.

Together. we hold the power. Yet we've failed to embrace it.

Until we do, we are now 'directly' responsible for America’s survival.

All we ask you to do is vote Kodel.

Americans are a responsible, loyal, and prideful lot.

We are hard-working, kind and robust.

Americans have the biggest hearts ever.

We are compassionate.

Watch us flourish in all manner of innovation, entrepreneurial endeavors, community volunteerism, donations, social order and beyond

once their government behaves responsibly, efficiently & honorably.

(Oh, and gets out of your way.)





Nathan Hale 

(June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776) 
Was a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Captain Nathan Hale served in General George Washington's army.
The general needed a spy to go behind enemy lines,

(now Wall Street)

on a highly dangerous intelligence-gathering mission in New York City.

Captain Hale was the only volunteer. He was captured and hanged by the British.

He was just 21 years old. You may recall his legendary final act of patriotism: 

                "I only regret I have but one life to give for my country."

Hale has long been considered an American hero and in 1985

He was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut.

Patrick Henry 

(May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) 
Was an orator and politician who led the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s.

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?

Forbid it, Almighty God!

I know not what course others may take; but as for me, 

Give me Liberty, or give me Death!"

A Founding Father,  Patrick Henry served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia from 1776 to 1779 and subsequently, from 1784 to 1786. Henry led the opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765 and is well remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech. Along with Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, he is remembered as one of the most influential exponents of Republicanism, promoters of the American Revolution and Independence, especially in his denunciations of corruption in government officials and his defense of historic rights. After the Revolution, Henry was a leader of the anti-federalists in Virginia who opposed the United States Constitution, fearing that it endangered the rights of the States,

as well as the freedoms of individuals.

​Samuel Adams 

Samuel Adams (September 27 [O.S. September 16] 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

As a politician in colonial Massachusetts,

Adams was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution,

and was one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. He was a second cousin to President John Adams.

Born in Boston, Adams was brought up in a religious and politically active family. A graduate of Harvard College, he was an unsuccessful businessman and tax collector before concentrating on politics. As an influential official of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Boston Town Meeting in the 1760s, Adams was a part of a movement opposed to the British Parliament's efforts to tax the British American colonies without their consent. His 1768 Massachusetts Circular Letter calling for colonial non-cooperation prompted the occupation of Boston by British soldiers, eventually resulting in the Boston Massacre of 1770. To help coordinate resistance to what he saw as the British government's attempts to violate the British Constitution at the expense of the colonies, in 1772 Adams and his colleagues devised a committee of correspondence system, which linked like-minded Patriots throughout the Thirteen Colonies. Continued resistance to British policy resulted in the 1773 Boston Tea Party and the coming of the American Revolution.

"The nation longs for a national Patriot of forefather caliber~
Who shall step forward  forthwith Despite all odds or obstacles,
Engaging the populace  With common sense, wit, vigor, & valor,
Integrity, charm and purpose. A quiet leader with vision, merit, will and might,

To set this nation again once right."

​Steve William Laible, MBA
(June 27, 1953 - 20XX)

Captain, USAF (Ret)
Founding Architect,
The Kodel Party

The Kodel Party's Official

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#AmericaTheBeautiful rests with the Hard-Working, Middle Class. We set the agenda now. We end status quo. Read. Rally. Tweet. Pin. Friend. Post. Share. Engage. Organize. Step-up. #WinUSBack

America the Beautiful requires a collective preponderance of effort of like minds. Vote Kodel Party for middle class values & common sense governing.

#DoNotAnoint Aristocrats, Billionaires, Bullies or Bigots or Conspiracy Theorists as your rulers! 

Best Platform:  Hard Working Middle-Class  Representation Required.

​The Kodel Party strikes at the core rhetoric and puts boots on the ground, with shovels, jobs & innovation
moving the USA forward.
Vote Kodel Party!

The Kodel Party

America the Beautiful



* Mission / Platform / Goals

* Brainstorming #WinBackUS

​* Economy / Trade

* Healthcare / Seniors

* Social Issues /

Foreign Affairs

* Armed Forces / Aggression

* Homeland Security

* Wall Street / IRS

* Wastebook

* Innovation / Immigration

* Education/Arts

* Protection Services​​





Resolved Once & For All

1. Mental Health / Healthcare / Veterans

1. Transients / Homeless Population

1. Poverty / Hunger / Drugs / Addictions

1. Crime (Punishment/Accountability)

1. Immigration (Reverse Migration)

1. Economy / Trade / Social Security

1. Infrastructure / Create 50 Million Jobs!

1. War Machine Aggression Ends  

1. Education System Stakeholders

1. New US Treasury Funding Paradigm


is more important

than your family!

Ask yourself, is your quality of life personally or as a country, improving or declining?

If you believe the latter, join your new party & let's create the country we want!

INSIDE the Box thinking: Build a wall.

OUTSIDE the Box thinking:

Reverse Migration.

Leadership is innovative! Vote Kodel Party!

Your taxes are not improving your country whatsoever! Your tax dollars are funding other countries, other régimes! The Kodel Party stops this by ending taxes giving you the money instead, your hard-earned money. #NewParadigm

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people. Let us dare to read, think, speak & write.

                      John Adams (2nd President)

Whomever you vote for says more about you than the candidate! ​

"We advance, improve, evolve as a species/society ONLY when more of us become engaged & enlightened through education-awareness-experience." --  Steve William Laible (K-OR)