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Carl Jarvis is among today’s leading authorities on the history of American political institutions.

He’s the author of The United States of Dysfunction.

His writings, talks, and media appearances are transforming how people think about—and engage in—the American political process.

With his unique approach to American political history, Carl reveals the simple changes we can make—as ordinary citizens, not as candidates running for office—to restore the system of “government of, by, and for the people” that our country was founded upon.

He’s a former naval officer, an alumnus of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, and a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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His interest in the history of American political institutions began nearly two decades ago when he took the oath of office to “support and defend the Constitution.”

Carl is a longtime resident of Houston, Texas, where he lives with his wife and three children, all of whom are staff members at BigKidSmallCity’s “Things To Do in Houston”.

He’s also the father of celebrity entrepreneur Garbage Man Joe.