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for America first

Our mission

Our mission is to inspire and support Mississippi civic organizations committed to serving their communities. Specifically, we seek to promote the Constitutional ideology and hold federal representatives accountable for ensuring the US Government serves and protects its citizens’ God-given rights.

About us

Mississippi for America First (MFAF) is a nonprofit organization formed by and for Mississippians to rally together to improve our state. Ghannon Burton, Colonel, Ret., USMC is leading the charge to hold our public servants accountable to their promises, and to find charitable ways to promote good works within our great state.

What is mfaf?

We must hold our elected leaders accountable and they must hold our government accountable to SERVE, not rule our fellow citizens.
We must insist that our elected leaders work to restore our military service to a color blind meritocracy where service members are judged on their performance, character, and potential for future service.  Our military must evaluate its senior leaders on results, not on their political reliability. 
We must insist that our elected leaders work to decouple our economy from China, push back against the Globalists, restore our domestic energy production and re-establish domestic manufacturing capacity and supply chains.
We must insist that our elected leaders work to bring school choice to our state and empower parents active participation in the education of their children.
We currently live in a country with a two tier justice system where patriots are persecuted while ANTIFA terrorist are left to loot and burn.  Our elected leaders must hold the Department of Justice accountable to the Nation’s founding standard of our constitution “ Equal Justice Under the Law.
We cannot let the country that we love, for which so many have sacrificed all, be destroyed by foreign influences and debilitating internal corruption.  We must insist that OUR elected leaders fight against those forces and work to restore our free democratic republic.

The Heart Behind it

Col. Ghannon Burton retired from the Marine Corps after 30 years of service in December 2021. He was raised in Mississippi, graduated from Mississippi State in 1993, and has returned home after an adventurous and successful career as a F/A-18 Pilot, TopGun Graduate, Test Pilot, and two-time Commander with five combat deployments.

He finished his career at the Pentagon and retired for many reasons, including; vaccine mandates, the “wokeness” that he saw politicizing our service members, and the stolen election. Further, he found it clear that there was a lack of critical thinking in senior leaders. This is in addition to their willingness to go with plans and policies that put service members at unnecessary risk. He believes the botch pull-out from Afghanistan was due to this lack of critical thinking. Our military has promoted compliant leaders, unwilling to take a stand against unwise and unnecessary orders. They are going along with civilian policies that are divisiving and destroying unity in the name of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Now, Burton is retired and grateful to be home in Mississippi. Thanks to everyone who has worked to make Mississippi a great place to come home. However, he remains deeply concerned for the future of our country. He finds it clear that the elites in both parties have sold our country out to the Globalists and the Chinese Communist Party. Our self-appointed “betters” are sowing confusion, division, and chaos to better control us. It has to end, otherwise, we will not survive as a free democratic republic.