Candidate Assessment: Pillen, Jim (R)

NAGO Assessment:

1. Must be Peaceful, Respectful and Fully Law Abiding (#1 Rule of NAGO) – Not to be confused with complying to tyrannical or overreaching law. 
FAIL. Pillen may be peaceful, respectful, and not even a terrible person to talk with, unfortunately, whether he is fully law abiding is questionable. We certainly know that he takes no issue complying and certainly doesn’t take the actions to stop the previous tyrannical or overreaching medical mandates within the Nebraska University System.

2. Supports and Participates in NAGO Calls to Action 
FAIL. Pillen has shown zero interest or willingness to participate or support any of the issues pertinent to NAGOs Calls to action.

3. Supports Individual Freedoms 
PASS/FAIL. He has mentioned in a couple press releases that he is against mandates, however, his actions betray those words.

4. Supports and Participates with Liberty Minded NE Grassroots Efforts – Team Player 
FAIL. Pillen has no participation in any Liberty-Minded NE Grassroots Efforts.

5. Attends Local Meetings 
FAIL. Unless it is GOP or Ricketts sponsored, unless it is a “safe-space”, unless the questions are laid out and not too controversial, Pillen is a no-show 99 out of 100 times.

6. Presents a Sense of Patriotism 
FAIL. Occasionally, Pillen delivers a really strong speech, however, Patriotism isn’t quite the feeling we get from him, often because his content is full of Liberal terms that betray the American values and morals we are fighting for.

7. Outspoken/Well-spoken on Inalienable Rights 
PASS. Jim Pillen is well-spoken. He is outspoken on some of our inalienable rights and we do believe him in those cases to be sincere.

8. Doesn’t Cater to False Narratives 
FAIL. This is a blatant fail on his end. At this point in time we’re not even sure he’s aware of the extent to which he cater to false narratives. His non-action surrounding the medical mandates and CRT at the State Universities as one of the few Republican Regents is the biggest mistake he could have made if he wishes to platform as a true conservative.

9. Acts/Serves/Talks/Promises in the Best Interest of Others – Type of Leader 
FAIL. Many who talk highly of Pillen refer to his accomplishments as a farmer and business man. However, those same individuals will express their displeasure with how he handles liberal agendas at the Nebraska State Universities. He is a man who may talk the talk, but will not take the hard actions that bring about preservation of our liberties nor halting government overreach at the state level.

10. Prior Involvement/Achievements in Liberty Minded Efforts or Government
Pillen has had plenty of involvement in Government that we should have some positive achievements to share with you, unfortunately, we’ve got nothing.

SCORE: 1.5/10

Summary of Candidate

Jim Pillen is without a shadow of a doubt a RINO. He can not even help himself but to use leftist terms that are supportive of Anti-Racist teachings, otherwise known as Critical Race Theory. Pillen has long shown his unwillingness to show up to a majority of events unless brought by Rickett or it’s an event hosted by the NEGOP. He, along with 4 other gubernatorial candidates, chose to accept an invitation to a gubernatorial debate hosted by the state, despite having previously accepted to attend a gubernatorial debate with the Beatrice & Gage County Patriots scheduled for the same day long in advance.

There’s always the potential that Pillen is somewhat better than we describe, but he would first have to actually show up to public forums and participate in community meetings and events that the general public has any access to.

Pertinent Evidence & Observations

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