Looters of Lakota Part II: Not surrendering the moral argument to emotional levy addicts

In the April 21st edition of Today’s Pulse Butler County a cheerleading student from my home district of Lakota took issue with my dialogue of resistance against the lecherous tendency of the public school to raise taxes ahead of an upcoming teacher contract in 2014.  The school district has attempted every progressive political trick known to mankind over the last two years and is hungry to pay for their lack of contractual management with further impositions on local property owners.  Since I have been the most outspoken opponent to tax increases in my home district, I am of course the target of their strategies.  CLICK HERE TO REVIEW.

I have covered all the who, what, why, when, and where’s of education funding at this site in great detail, and it is now obvious that education is not about teaching children values, intelligence, critical thinking, and life skills centered on self-reliance, so I won’t continue to repeat the same material as the behavior has not changed in lieu of the presented facts.  Rather, the commitment is deeper, darker, and much more sinister involving people who believe they are operating on high moral ground when in fact they are committing erroneous evils that are impacting lives across the entire world.  Those evils many times begin with letters such as the presumed innocent plea from the below Lakota East cheerleader.  Read her words for yourself as they were written:

Lakota Schools: Balancing from the top of the pyramid

After two strenuous, back-breaking years, the Lakota Local School District is slowly dwindling down to former Little Miami state-run status.  The residual aftermath of three failed levies is hacking and slashing athletics, academics and employment.  However, Lakota is working hard to keep the state’s “top ranking” label. 

Yet with the costly sports and disappearing classes, Lakota schools are nothing to cheer about. 

In response to Rich Hoffman’s letter to the editor, I find it curious how an adult can describe the school district’s budget issues in the same way he describes cheerleaders on the football sideline. 

As a Lakota East cheerleader, I believe it’s not Lakota that is poorly budgeting its resources but rather the lack of support shown by those who fund the team. 

Cheerleaders are there to boost the morale of the crowd and cheer our team to victory.  Like the tax increase supporters of Lakota, we strive for an excellent victory and domination.  Yet, with multiple failed levies it’s becoming harder to cheer on a team that is deteriorating to just a couple of expensive sports fees. 

In regard to Mr. Hoffman, jumping on the bandwagon for lower taxes isn’t getting the township any closer to winning that football game.  Rather, it’s fueling the blow for the team’s next defeat of 45-0. 

What Lakota needs is a healthy dose of TLC in the form of a passed levy.  The lingering effects of the rejected tax increases is leaving our students unattended and overspending. 

As the state’s largest district rated “Excellent with Distinction” on the Ohio Local report Card, one would think Lakota had the fans willing to allow the team to succeed. 

Mr. Hoffman, the levy addicted cheerleaders are cheering in order to pump up the hesitant crowd, not splatter their “mindless drivel” on the already losing football team called Lakota.  Maybe it would be more obvious if Lakota didn’t have to balance its budget from atop a pyramid of vetoed levies and income shortfalls. 

Ellen Kasik

Now, here is my response as it appeared in the same paper one week later on Sunday, April 28, 2013.

I would like to think Ellen Kasik, the Lakota East Cheerleader who wrote a letter specifically addressed to me in last week’s paper, was motivated to engage in a debate purely by her own regard.  If that is the case, I think she makes my claim that kids are not learning anything about finance at Lakota, because she had some alarming opinions. However, if she were to be asked, it would not surprise me to learn that the motivation for putting a letter in this paper was not her own, but actually the work of either Lakota board members, principals, school employees, or “other” political activists seeking to avoid violation of Ohio Revised Code ORC 3315.07 (C) (1) and (C) (2). That particular ORC states that no board of education may permit any of its employees to attend a public meeting during regular working hours for the purpose of presenting information about school finances and activities and board actions, even if the purpose of the meeting is to discuss or debate the passage of a school levy or bond issue. 

Cincinnati Public Schools was guilty of this very violation, three times!  It would be naive to think that the same thing is not presently going on at Lakota.  It has in the past, and the issue has been overlooked out of kindness.  However a fourth attempt at levy passage will require updated analysis of which Ellen Kasik will be a starting point, since she’s offered up her name with a similar mode of operation currently performed in other school districts regarding levy strategies. 

Now to answer the claims by Laura Sanders who also recently addressed me in a Letter to the Editor the previous week.  I can recognize a student at Lakota not understanding that commercial properties pay the same rate of taxes per value as residential properties.  But for Sanders to say such a thing against businesses indicates she is drinking from the union talking points and is short on fiscal knowledge.  I’d like to thank her; she made my job so much easier.   

Rich Hoffman

The probable reality behind Ellen’s letter is that someone either working directly for the school, or working as a favor to their befriended employees at the school as levy cheerleaders put the idea in Ellen’s head to submit the letter to the paper as part of a long taught levy strategy instructed to education professionals to impose tax increases on communities.  It happens all the time, in fact CLICK HERE to read about the court cases attorney Chris Finney has successfully advanced against major area schools that provides explicit proof. I sincerely hope that Ellen wrote the Letter to the Editor on her own, but when truth is told under a similar situation as what Finney has revealed in emails, testimony, and other evidence, indicated at the above link we will discover most likely kids like Ellen are “lured” into such political activism by levy radicals for the purpose of concealing their thuggish tyranny with innocent children.

This is why the fight against public education has to be turned up and taken in a new direction.  The intent of public schools and their levy addicts in using young people to advance their cause is to bend communities to their whim using emotional leverage and guilt to advance their tax increases.  After all, who in their right mind would argue against a sweet little girl from Lakota East who is a cheerleader?  Who could possibly rob such a child of their future by not throwing more money at the public schools?  Well, I can because I know the real intention behind the tax increases, the labor unions who advocate them, and the intention of the government schools.  The crux of the problem is in the reason the public schools have to use such extortive measures in the first place.  After all, if one clicks on the hot links of this article, the story of extortion, anti-capitalist education, revisionist history, and deeply scandalous activity is common place in virtually every public school.  They are not exactly safe-havens for children’s minds.

The advocates of public schools routinely boycott businesses who do not vote for school levies, they strike against the community with work stoppages, they indoctrinate children with liberal propaganda, and they do not hesitate to put children in harm’s way to extort money from the public with busing cuts, or using children like Ellen as scarecrows against the community.  But why?  Well, the reason is their product is bad.  If Lakota were such a great product, would they have to twist so many arms, and attempt to ruin the personal reputation of people who stand in the way of the “institution?”  If Lakota and every other public school were great community products, would they need to strong-arm business leaders, and make ploys at emotional whims through charity organizations?  No, they would not.  The reason that schools do such things is that they represent the worst of collective mentality.  They are simply mobs of thugs who desire to crush individualism in favor of altruism.  They ignore reality because they believe that the thoughts of the collective team can bend fate to the appeal of the masses.

They attack the moral base of reason so that thought is undercut in favor of emotional decision-making.  It is for that reason that public schools cannot balance their own budgets, and are ruled by corrupt labor unions teaching generations of children to become servants of statism while pretending it’s for their own good.  They seek to pass tax increases not on the superiority of their product, but on the guilt that successful people should feel toward a sense of collective unity.  They seek to manipulate, cover-up, and lampoon their opposition since they cannot answer any honest inquiry because their product is bad.  Their product is an emotional one, teaching children the same, which is why all government schools are failing so miserably.  Yet they want more money for the same behavior, and they will do anything, and attempt to destroy any individual to meet the will of that collective desire.

Because of these trends, my focus on education will not be on the legitimate arguments of cost versus performance as they were during campaigns past.  No, the times require new strategies, many of which the opposition has never seen before.  I do not like to see young people used for institutional gain.  I do not like to see individuals mashed into collective causes.  And I don’t like to see institutions extremely willing to sacrifice individuals to the gods of altruism, and that is what is prevalent in public education not just at Lakota, but everywhere across America.  Public education is built off the innocence of children and funded by the guilt of property owners, and that is a system that should be crushed in its present form.  The transactions shown here are just the beginning………………………….

I would be happy to just let the community vote in favor or against a tax increase if the desire to manipulate and extort money through coercion was not the way public schools achieved their means.  But as it stands, they cannot win elections based on the goodness of their product.  Instead, they rely on emotional leverage and guilt.  This makes them not just bad for the education of children, but a tremendous negative for our entire society, which is why they deserve to be exposed as parasites to the human mind and the appropriate title Looters of Lakota.

To see Looters of Lakota Part I, CLICK HERE

Rich Hoffman

166701_584023358276159_1119605693_n“If they attack first………..blast em’!”