Ike grew up watching his single mom try to make ends meet through nursing school and working full-time. His family depended on free school lunch, food stamps, and even welfare to keep fed and housed. Ike experienced first-hand what a social safety net can do for a family.
When she graduated, his mom used her training to serve her country, serving as a nurse in the U.S. Air Force and later in the Army, eventually retiring as a Major. Ike proudly followed in her footsteps, enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps and serving his country for over 18 years before retiring with combat Valor decoration, as well as a Purple Heart.
Ike retired to spend more time with his children, but as a civilian waking up every day to a country he recognized less and less, he felt the call to service once again. The politicians who are leading our country have utterly failed the American people, and Ike is here to deliver the shock to the system that is so sorely needed, to fight again for our freedoms, this time knowing how the system is manipulated to protect those who do the most damage.