My name is Michael Van Schaick. I am 46 years of age. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. So I have a firsthand knowledge and experience of what it means to be culturally diverse. I respect and appreciate cultural diversity. My first wife, who passed away, was Chinese. My second wife is from Dominican Republic. And my current wife is from Venezuela. I'm NOT currently a "religious" or "church going" person. This is just my background: I was raised Catholic on my father's side and Baptist on my mother's side. My great-grandfather was a Baptist preacher. And I surrendered my life to God when I was 16 years of age. For several years, from age 16 to age 27, I studied various philosophies and religions in great depth, including: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. I have read the Quran (Koran) and the Holy Bible from cover to cover twice over. And I studied with Catholics, Jews, Protestants, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Pentecostals, and non-denominational Christians. So I have a very clear understanding of God, Religion, Spirituality, and Enlightenment. While I was once able to quote scriptures and ancient writings from various religious books with great accuracy and argument, I soon transcended the argumentative approach of heralding my religious views and assimilated all that I learned into my general being and overall persona. I have struggled with addictions and completely overcome them. I have also experienced being falsely accused and wrongfully incarcerated for crimes that I did not commit. While I have never been convicted of any criminal offense and every allegation ever made against me was thrown out, nol-prossed, or otherwise dismissed from court, I know what it means to be falsely accused and wrongfully incarcerated. These things have given me a degree of prudence, empathy, sympathy, compassion, and understanding that others may lack. Although I graduated from high school, received a high school diploma, and acquired two years of college I never acquired a college degree. But I admire, appreciate, and respect people who acquire advanced levels of academics and achieve significant professional accomplishments. A personal friend of mine who is a retired Air Force Colonel and F-16 fighter pilot and who's son is one of my guitar, voice, and music students will attest to the fact that I am always praising him for what he has accomplished with his life. And I encourage the same in all of my students. But I also understand that the level of academics a person may or may not acquire does not necessarily make him or her any better or lesser of a person than anyone else. I know that I am an enlightened, honest, and trustworthy human being. And I can say with the utmost sincerity and confidence that I can and would make better decisions on behalf of the United States of America and the American people than anyone who is currently in Washington D.C. or is currently running to become our next President if I were to be elected as the President. Those are my religious credentials. And that is the basis for my ability to say what I have to say concerning the subversive infiltration of Islam into the USA.