The Darbi Boddy Playbook: Breaking free of the invisible fence that has always held back Republicans

I’ve always watched dogs confined behind an invisible fence and thought of them as Republicans. Why don’t the dogs just run through the zapper when they get near the parameter of the fence? There is no physical barrier to hold them back, just an emotional one set off by a little physical pain that they learn occurs by a wire buried under the ground that gives off a bit of pain when they get near it. When you first set up an invisible fence, you put little flags in the ground so the dogs know where the limits are. Then once they learn the limits, the flags can be removed, the dogs will stay behind their “invisible fence,” and the yard can look like an open space when really there are barriers only the dog knows about. In a liberal society, that is what Democrats call bipartisan relationships. That’s how it looks to the outside world. But really, the deal is that only Democrats get to run free across an open yard. Republicans get zapped if they get too close to the edge and dare cross a line. My advice to Republicans for over three decades is to ignore the silly zappers liberals have set up to contain Republicans. Put up with a bit of pain, ignore the signal of woke limits they have politically imposed on everyone, and just go beyond those barriers because they have nothing else in the playbook. Either the dog stops with the invisible fence, or they have nothing else. And when we say stop, we mean the little fears of pain and social castigation that Democrats apply with name-calling to keep Republicans behind their own version of an invisible fence. And after three decades of watching this ridiculous behavior, I am very proud to say that the first conservative politician I have ever seen prove this point is Darbi Boddy, the first-year school board member at Lakota schools. She has broken through their barrier and is loose, and all the liberals are lost as to what to do. 

Ultimately, that forced Matt Miller’s resignation, the very controversial superintendent of Lakota schools. Liberals expect to live a life of no accountability for their social life, and conservatives hope for accountability for everything. Those relationships just don’t go together. For many years, conservatives have been stuck behind an invisible fence of social parameters that Democrats controlled, and the relationship of free expression was clearly one-sided. It remained that way in national politics until President Trump came along and showed politicians that they could just step through that stupid invisible fence and there wasn’t anything that Democrats could do to convince everyone to stay within the barriers they created through social rules they controlled, the kinds of things you can say, the topics you could cover, the way things were communicated to the public. But with Trump, it was experience from show business that he brought with him into politics. With Darbi Boddy, a local school board member for Lakota schools, she has brought that same kind of effort to ground up politics, and the results are obvious. On Monday, the 23rd of January, 2023, I saw one of the best school board meetings I’ve ever seen; there were plenty of community members and supporters of Darbi Boddy who voiced their opinions and did some really good, articulate work that showed the liberals of that progressive government school that the dogs had broken free of the liberal invisible fence, and were now just as free to roam around in society as Democrats always have been. Pay particular attention to the public comments around the 55-minute mark included on this article.

For those who want to know, or need to know, this is where the future of education is going. Darbi represents that effort at Lakota. But this is a national movement that is not going away. It was caused by years of abuse by teacher unions, and taxpayers have had it. Public schools cost too much, they teach all the wrong things, and they bring liberal politics to our homes and we don’t want them around.

I would call what happened at Lakota schools the Darbi Boddy playbook. At the start of her term as a school board member, essentially the moment she was sworn in by my good friend, Senator George Lang, the radical progressives of Lakota schools, the kind of people who are always causing all the trouble, and making everything too expensive, tried to get rid of her.   In just four months on the job, the alignment of the school board, Matt Miller’s radicalism, and their media partners, the Michael Clarks and the Karin Johnsons, turned up the heat on that invisible fence to keep Darbi contained from investigating CRT in Lakota. And they pushed her hard to force a resignation. But Darbi kept plowing forward; she did not resign, she did not play by the liberal woke rules, and she stayed tough in the pocket under a lot of pressure. More pressure than most people could ever hope to handle. And the result has been a complete collapse of that liberal invisible fence network. And now that one Republican has survived it, others are seeing how to do it themselves, which led to a parade of protestors speaking in support of Darbi at the school board in front of a very messy crowd that isn’t used to people beating them with their liberal playbook. There were radicals there with t-shirts trying to inspire people to sign a petition online to remove Darbi from the board, and they were pretty vicious at the meeting away from the microphones. But essentially, they were like those owners of the dogs who yelled and screamed at the escaped animals hoping to terrify them into submission. Meanwhile, the freed dogs are just jumping around and playing like nothing in the world matters because now that they know they can escape the invisible fence, nothing in the world does. They are just as free to communicate as the radical Democrats who run all government schools. 

If this were indeed a debate over what’s good for kids or not, we might call all this effort “childish.” For instance, many who spoke against Darbi Boddy at that school board meeting want to convince themselves that the people who support Darbi are only 30% of the community. They want to believe that they are the ones in control and that there are more of them than Republicans who care about these matters. They keep saying to the escaped dogs, “let’s just get back to teaching the kids. Let’s get back to meetings where nobody shows up, and we just give out awards and happy stuff that makes education fun.” They really intend to get the dogs back behind the invisible fence with a treat or a dog toy; then they plan to turn up the zapper to keep anything like this from ever happening again, where they lose control. But the truth of the matter, and I’ve told this to Lynda O’Conner, the school board president at Lakota, many times, most people in the community support Darbi. They don’t like liberalism and are upset that Democrats have been running the public schools for years and are looking for something to rally their minds to the problem. And for them, Darbi is that person, that rally point they can believe in. They have watched her escape from the clutches of the invisible fence that Democrats have always controlled, and they now have someone to cheer on. And now more people are joining Darbi, which was on full display at the Lakota school board meeting. The best one I have seen yet after all these years. And now that Republicans can see from the Darbi Boddy playbook how to fight back against those invisible fences they are always confined to, maybe they can do some good work in the world as well.  And remember the most important thing, it’s not that we just say we are teaching kids that matters.  But it’s what we teach them.  If what we intend to teach is liberal behavior, then that’s a no go on all fronts. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Biden Classified Document Dump: A purposeful diversion from the real problems they’d love to hide

Once you know the tricks these people use to conceal the truth or mislead the public in a direction you don’t want to go, you will find they use the same playbook for everything. Even if the truth is that President Eisenhower met with aliens on the runway of Holloman AFB in 1955 and sold-out American sovereignty into a corporate conglomerate of globalists, ultimately losing World War II and everything we thought we fought for, the diversions that are used to conceal the information from the public are all the same. And that is what I think about the sudden classified documents coming out from the Biden administration initially. Joe Biden knows he’s not a legitimate president; he was elected by China essentially through a rigged system by globalists who wanted a friendly face to implement their Great Reset. If you’ve been watching the coverage at Davos, you’d see just how crazy they all are, and that ties into the Eisenhower deal that I’ll talk about a lot more later. None of these aggressors think they can beat the United States directly, so they have methods of deception that they use to undercut us all by way of war, but by methods of dishonesty, they have become quite overconfident. They put Biden in place and thought people would be gullible enough to accept it, but it hasn’t been working. Biden has serious economic problems. He is allegiant to a phony war in Ukraine, and his boy Hunter is in all kinds of trouble with that laptop. We know that President Biden even showered with his daughter, and the FBI tried to cover that up. Biden is a disaster in every way a president could be, and the anger toward him is much worse than the mainstream polling cares to indicate. 

The Biden classified documents that we have been hearing about over the last week were a purposeful leak meant to soak up people’s minds over a couple of issues. First, it’s safe for Biden to look for a diversion to defer to classified document leaks to get people talking about what is preferable to all the disasters that Biden is enduring presently. There is a lot of really bad stuff we could be talking about in the news, especially concerning the deaths that are directly connected to the government-mandated vaccines and the people who lost their jobs because they defied Biden’s illegal executive order from September 2021. Covid was an attack, a bioweapon from China that many of the World Economic Forum people were directly involved in, and it’s one of the most embarrassing things that have ever happened to the United States. Much of it happened during Biden’s watch. Once he realized the situation, Trump tried to walk back out of the mess, but liberals would not allow it, and they made a mess of the economy and health policy that was embarrassing at the time. But now we see that it’s been killing people. The vaccine didn’t save lives; it has been taking them, and for those who have lived, it’s resulting in lower birth rates and all kinds of side effects that people are just now realizing. If you have to pick a catastrophe, a leaked classified document is much preferred to all the other news that would otherwise be discussed. 

Biden’s people know that people don’t care much about classified documents. Even though Hillary Clinton should have been disqualified from running for president because of her destroying 30,000 emails on her server, the way the FBI handled the story, people became numb to the whole issue. Then when the political left tried to use the classified document issue in revenge against President Trump by raiding his home and taking items he clearly had a right to possess because, as president, he could. People didn’t care. Anybody with half a mind can relate to a president wanting to take home some memories of their time in office. That’s how President Nixon got into so much trouble, tape recording himself for his memoirs later when he was out of office. There was no official need for him to have any recordings; he did them to remember his time in office. So this classified document game has been going on for a long time; people are numb to it and generally don’t care. When they can’t buy eggs at the grocery store, they are thinking about a lot more than what President Biden has in his garage sitting next to his corvette. So what they did, was the Biden people and lawyers purposely leaked this information to soak up the news cycle so nobody would talk about the serious problems because they know from history that Americans are forgiving about such things and really don’t care. In the end, they could throw a bone to the DOJ and let Trump off the hook just as they’ll let Biden off the hook, and much of that controversy will go away. They are admitting to these documents because it gives them cover for the other very serious things that are going on in the news that people won’t be so forgiving about. 

Now there is no question, now that the news is out, that there are people within Biden’s own party who would like to replace him with Michelle Obama or Gavin Newsom for the 2024 presidential race. They would like to use this classified document dump story as a way to convince Joe to step away from the race. Of course, because the Biden presidency has been such a disaster, Democrats are looking for someone who might actually do better in an actual vote since the next election will be more difficult to cheat in. Statistically, I have my doubts that Biden obtained 60 million votes and that the election fraud was so out of control because of all the loose Covid rules that he may not have had 40 million people voting for him. Most Democrats know that or at least suspect it heavily, and they know if they are going to run against Trump, yet again, they’ll need some way to break 70 million votes, which will be hard for anybody in the Democrat Party to do. So they are hoping to do to Joe Biden what many wanted to see happen to Hillary Clinton. But it won’t work in the end because people generally don’t care about classified documents. But they do care about a whole lot of other things. I would say to everyone distracted by the classified document story they keep finding around Biden that it’s a preferred story that everyone prefers to talk about so that nobody talks about the things that really matter. The problems of the Biden crime family are much worse than having some moments from his years in politics sitting in a garage. Yet, predictably, that’s all anybody has talked about for a good part of January 2023. And that tactic is common where truly bad people conceal their actions behind a narrative that soaks up attention away from much more serious topics. And it is used heavily in our media culture to disguise many horrible things. They have been doing it for many decades, since mass media’s invention, anything more complicated than newspapers. And the human race has never entirely caught up because they are too trusting. Which is why the tactics are used the way they are. 

Rich Hoffman

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After A Year of Darbi Boddy as Lakota School Board Member, Was it Worth It: Lawyers have had too much power and wasted entirely too much money

It’s been about a year now since Darbi Boddy was sworn in as the new Lakota school board member, and we have to ask, was it worth it? Was it worth all the trouble, the news coverage, the hard feelings, lawsuits, threats, scandal, petitions, and civil war with the rest of the board?   Well, of course, it was worth it. Darbi Boddy has turned out to be precisely what was needed, and because of her, we are seeing many good things that would have never happened any other way. When Lynda O’Conner and I set out to have a conservative majority on the school board of Lakota schools, Darbi Boddy was precisely what I had in mind. Lynda obviously had other ideas, and we ultimately disagreed with the final result. In management, my philosophy is obvious and well-known; I like conflict because it gets people to the root cause of a problem. And many people in Lakota, not as conservative as I am, are sick of the government school system always taking too much money from the community and wasting vast sums of money only to teach children progressive politics that is detrimental to the human race. At the start of the year, we were all worried about Critical Race Theory and same-sex bathrooms at Lakota, and with my kind of management philosophy, Darbi Boddy was just the kind of firecracker that needed to be thrown into the hornet’s nest to flush out all the bad guys who were causing so much of the trouble. Darbi was worth the investment of the Republican Party, and the fundraising, and all the negative media coverage. Because she did what all good managers do, she used the conflict to root out the trouble and force everyone to live up to a performance standard, and that requirement has crushed the weak elements of the public education façade that were too expensive and brought liberalism into a very conservative community.

We will hear something of a purge from Lakota; many resignations will be notable, which will be excellent. In a liberal world, which is typical in government, they classify quality as in hiring more useless people to perform a task. So a value to them is in paying too many employees too much money to perform a needed task. And leading up to the last school board election, Lakota as a school system was pushing for another school levy, which had many people extremely upset. As expensive as Lakota schools are presently to the taxpayers, and for what they are teaching, which is all the crazy progressive garbage that we hear about negatively on the nightly news, the idea that Lakota would try to obtain a tax increase to pay for more wasteful employees was simply a horrendous enterprise. In truth, what too many wasteful employees provide any organization is inefficiency and corruption. We have seen plenty of that at Lakota, which was hiding behind a compliant school board that lawyers ran. One thing I learned during all this was how much lawyers have their hands in everyone’s pockets, and they are turning out to be a significant problem not just locally but nationally and internationally in politics as well. They operate without a political party to shape political activity in devastating ways and suck off way too much taxpayer money as a result. Looking at some of the invoices from legal work over just the last couple of months at Lakota shows all that needs to be known on this topic. The amount of corruption that lawyers were covering up and diffusing from the public was enormous and expensive. So when we were asking questions about where all the money was going, it wasn’t just on high-priced administrators advocating for progressive politics at taxpayer expense; it was in a more devastating way going to lawyers who have the sole purpose of covering up scandals and employee misconduct and preventing the public from having an opinion on that conduct. The result has been a loss of free speech, which is a significant violation of the constitutional parameters between the public and their employees of elected representatives, and the financial burden, as a result, was enormous. 

It’s a shame that the other school board members on the Republican majority weren’t as good as Darbi. The other two turned out to be RINOs, John Boehner-type RINOs. The Republican Party isn’t as unified as it was when we had that last election, so it’s not clear how endorsements for the next election will happen. Based on the previous election’s results, it might not be needed. There is a power struggle in the Butler County Republican Party that was unified a year ago, which goes back to my management method of using conflict to identify weak spots. We have indeed found weak Republicans behind all the smiling faces of campaign mode. I was very proud of Isaac Adi when I took a picture of him with Jim Jordan at a GOP event not that long ago. I still think Isaac is a good person, even though he has worked against Darbi Boddy since the moment she was sworn in. A lot of people have learned over the last year just how conservative, or not, they actually were, and that will make this next election an interesting one now that the cards are on the table. It will be a different kind of election, and there will be a chance to get two more Darbi Boddy types on the school board, which will be a great opportunity. 

Yet to the question, was it all worth it? Well, the answer is yes because the obvious thing that everyone is fighting for is a good education for kids, and taxpayers throw money into a pot to accomplish that task. And many parasites obviously want to suck up that money to support their often lazy and maniacal worldview. Just because Lakota will be peeling away a lot of employees doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. The best thing is to do more with less, let the trouble leave, and not replace them with more expensive employees. Just because Democrats had an insurrection in the Ohio House to essentially protect their extensive government views regarding the Backpack Bill, education is changing, and only good management will prepare Lakota for what is happening. Eventually, the money will go to the child, not the zip code. Lakota will have to be competitive and not just sit around with their mouth open and have lawyers shovel in vast sums of money and keep the public from interrupting the process. So far, after years on the school board, only Darbi Boddy has been a good school board member who has truly given the public what they have been needing, proper representation under a great deal of duress. Many people in Darbi’s position would have fallen apart, but she has been challenging and lived up to all the rigors I knew she would have to face going in. It has been bloody, ugly, and treacherous. But she is doing a great job and is poised to have another great year. Meanwhile, those most unstable under the pressure of performance are jumping ship, and for the taxpayers paying for all this mess, that’s a wonderful thing that we need a lot more of. 

As we reflect on this past year and plan for the upcoming one, remember in April of 2022, Matt Miller and the school board chose to run the newly elected Darbi Boddy off the school board, just as they had previously with Todd Parnell the year before. There was a radical push by activists encouraged by superintendent Matt Miller to remove by force Darbi from the board. There were media hit pieces orchestrated by many of these same people who went way out of their way to publically embarrass Darbi; they were camped outside her home with the media cameras focused on her, and her child as Matt Miller sent a trespassing order to her for a school she was supposed to be managing. The radical unfairness started with Matt Miller and the current school board. But Darbi held tough and stayed sincere through all the pressure. She showed what could be possible if one good school board member asked the hard questions and challenged the management of millions and millions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars. The radical leftist elements openly harassed supporters of Darbi Boddy and threatened them with lawsuits and other forms of intimidation, attempting to publicly shame them into hiding. But people stood up for themselves, and good things did happen as a result. Now, just think about how good the school board could be if Darbi had some support. And for those who are upset about all this, take some notes. Don’t play the game unless you plan to lose. Everything started with a vote and people picking their representation, then politics stepped in to try and erase that vote. The same methods can and will be applied to any office holder, no matter where or what they do, or how long they have been doing it. Remember that the voters are in charge of their political representation, which a government school certainly is. Politicians don’t decide fates, voters do.

Rich Hoffman

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What’s Most Wrong in Politics: Consensus building and “getting along”

It was a national embarrassment to have Joe Biden come to Cincinnati and give a speech on bipartisan support to waste 1.4 billion dollars building a new bridge for the vital I-75/71 corridor, bringing with him a whole parade of RINOs and Democrats. That bridge should have been built long ago for a lot less money. The speech by the illegally elected Joe Biden was too late and about all the wrong subjects. I happen to know several of the characters who were with Biden that day in January 2023, well, so I have some perspective on what “bipartisanship” means when Biden says it. Essentially, Biden is in trouble politically. His son is a disaster. The Chinese who have put him in place through election fraud are struggling to put behind them the scam of Covid which they manufactured, distributed, and perpetuated to gain power in the world far more effectively than any military would have, and of course, there’s a new Congress controlled by Republicans who are going to have a chance to conduct many new investigations into Biden’s criminal family and all the sins of the past now that a “Trump Standard” has been set, which no Democrat will be able to live up to. Biden has no other choice but to show up in Ohio with a bunch of boot lickers and try to take the edge off things by showing something that needed to be done, finally getting done. And it was not impressive. To do it, Biden had to sign another 550-billion-dollar infrastructure bill with all kinds of progressive garbage in it. This project is projected to cost another 3.6 billion dollars in the end, likely more, as union cost overruns take a toll and the bureaucrats realize how much they left out of their projections. Instead of being something positive, it was a gross display of everything that was wrong in government. And everyone there looked just pathetic. 

I couldn’t help but think of the irony, and I’ve spoken about Rob Portman quite a lot this year, especially concerning the campaign of J.D. Vance who was just elected to be his replacement. I’ve been hard on Mike DeWine, who was there and I have said the only thing good about him is his wife’s cookies, who, upon meeting them earlier in 2022, she is hard to dislike. And Mitch McConnell from Kentucky has been shown to be a RINO anti-Trumper from the beginning. Sherrod Brown, the other senator from Ohio, is a joke, and another cover-up from the media regarding his messy divorce, which I became involved with while campaigning for Jim Renacci. I had a chance to meet Brown during that story at Miami University, which the media helped him get through, much like they have covered up so many stories with Joe Biden. And then there is Andy Beshear, governor of Kentucky, his election was so close that what we know about election fraud and the methods of his election was very similar to what happened in Arizona this year with Kari Lake. The Democrat Machine cheated to get him elected; only an eternity ago, in this very real war, we didn’t ask those kinds of questions because we didn’t know we needed to. Biden put up on that stage a collection of political misfits on the Ohio River banks across from Longworth Hall, where the popular bridge edges past, and it brought back distinct memories of my life with Rob Portman as he was starting his political career, just how far people fall in life. And knowing all the dreams of Portman from his beginnings, the only thing I could see standing with Biden were political failures using massive amounts of money to save a government that had grown too corrupt to trust. 

During the early 90s, I was very active in Ross Perot’s Reform Party, and Rob Portman was campaigning for a suddenly open congressional seat that had come up in Cincinnati. He was a little older than me at the time, but we got along well and I wanted to help him, so I set up a Sunday night debate on 700 WLW with Portman and a bunch of other candidates for people to hear, which Portman clearly won.  During that campaign, I spent a lot of time with Rob Portman talking about all the reasons he wanted to get into politics and how he wanted to emulate Ross Perot in the Republican Party. Many of our meetings and events occurred across the river from where Biden spoke at Longworth Hall. I could tell many stories about those days involving a reformed Penthouse model married to a wealthy developer and a rag-tag group of political activists who would eventually become the Tea Party 15-16 years later. Along with some of my friends, there are still people who talk about the giant American flag that we hung from the top of Longworth Hall to all who could see it traveling southbound across the Brent Spence Bridge that hung all the way to the ground from the top. Rob Portman was a part of that group of reformers, so I have had high hopes for him over the years. But to see him broken and beaten over the years was sad and pathetic. For him to end his political career essentially sucking air for Joe Biden tells you everything wrong with politics. 

And what is wrong with politics? Well, it’s consensus-building. Once people like Rob Portman accept that getting along with bad people like Joe Biden, Sharrod Brown, Andy Breshear, and China Mitch, rather than actually standing for things, is the start toward expensive political destruction. And Joe Biden, on that day, was actually supporting that flawed premise by showing off all the losers who had been politically beaten and were “working together” in wasting money that should have gone to a project twenty years earlier. The only reason they were all there on that day was that a major political storm was brewing. With all their attempts to get rid of Trump, people still loved and supported Trump, just as people loved Ross Perot many years earlier. And back then, Rob Portman at least said he understood. But once he got to congress for a few terms and then ran for the Senate, the values of Washington D.C. clearly changed Portman. He went from that bright-eyed political reformer who would hang around my rag-tag friends on many political adventures to this washed-out husk of the flesh who propped himself up to an illegal president, showing support for him because the institution of the Senate was more significant than the value of any of them, and that’s where things always go wrong. And it starts with the value of consensus building, with concessions of value where people of good value and bad value compromise with each other, and what people end up with is watered-down, expensive garbage that comes too late and not often enough. All that was on display regarding the bridge announcement in Cincinnati is how corrupt, and costly everything is that a government of criminals can provide only when people are about to throw them all out of power with pitchforks. Ironically, it all started for Rob Portman across the river from where he ended it. And in the end, he was a shell of the person he once had been, and it was very sad but revealing to see it up close, as I had. 

Rich Hoffman

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The NFL Experience: There are things more valuable than safety and security

The very next game after the Bengals had the Monday Night Football game canceled, I had a chance to go and see them in Cincinnati play the Baltimore Ravens for the last game of the season. It had been a busy year where literally every weekend was spoken for. But knowing that the Bengals were going to be in the playoffs and that, especially during this time of the year right after Christmas, this is when I like the NFL experience the most, I wanted to go to a game and enjoy what that product did for the entire city on a cold winter afternoon. It’s hard to experience the NFL product fully; it involves more than just watching the game for three hours out of your day like you do when you watch the games on television. Even that is hard for me and is often difficult. I get pretty mad when the team I’m cheering on doesn’t win because I feel that I wasted my time on them only to end up feeling not encouraged. So attending sports events for me is a lot like gambling. With my life so carefully managed from one moment to the next, investing in an experience where I don’t control the outcome is a lot of risk. But once the Christmas lights come down and we enter the full clutches of winter, I love that our culture produces the NFL playoffs to edge us through the hardest winter months. By the time the NFL playoffs are finished, and we have the Super Bowl, which I consider a great American holiday, we are almost ready for spring. The maple syrup starts flowing, and we know the days of extreme cold are ending. So the NFL experience is very valuable for all kinds of reasons, and they are best viewed from the Club Seats in Cincinnati. 

I was not supportive of the NFL calling off the game against the Bills literally just a few nights earlier because the game itself means so much more to people than just the events of a player who happened to get hurt. The NFL is a very progressive corporation, what many call the No Fun League, putting on the field a uniquely American product. So the NFL is always in an interesting tug of war between appeasing their fan base and marching to the beat that comes out of the World Economic Forum’s strategic intentions for world domination. And, of course, the attack comes from where nobody really understands the direction. While fans watch the military flyovers during NFL games, which are quite spectacular in their own way, and complete the National Anthem with hats over hearts, the tide of the game, which is entirely out of the NFL’s control, takes on a life of its own. And it’s something you can only ever really see in person by experiencing firsthand. During this particular game, I had a very personal relationship with the military craft that was used, and they flew over very low, so low and slow that you could see the pilots. With all the fireworks, I had my grandson with me, which was quite a ceremony. Clearly, he was having a moment with the whole stadium, and patriotism was fully in the air. The haters of American culture might have the ear of the NFL and are pushing for its destruction through woke policies, but the current of American society itself was on full display all around us, and I found it very refreshing, worth its own currency in those cold January months.   

Ultimately, the NFL is like a pioneer trying to cross the current of a raging river. They started something that Americans genuinely love, and that made them happy until their masters of finance leveled an attack against our culture, trying to use that love as a device of hate, to destroy that very culture by luring innocent people near it, then to influence them with extortion to social behavior changes that were controlled by the Desecrators of Davos as I call them, the Bond villains who are a part of the World Economic Forum. And those types of people called off that game against the Bills to remind people that safety and security were more important than the results of a game, which I will always argue are oppositely true. The result of a game, or an event in life of any matter, is far more important than safety and security. American football, represented by what the NFL puts on the field, is a dangerous sport that represents capitalism at its finest. It is different from European soccer in many ways that are critically important to our culture. Soccer is a kind of pinball game where skilled players get a random chance to kick a ball into a goal uniquely. American football is all about planning and precision. You get four downs to get 10-yard increments. Every play is like a business plan, and success is the end zone of all that planning and coordination paying off. The offense on the field is all of us. The defense is life itself, trying to keep you from scoring. Football in America has much more going on than most sports. People have an unconscious understanding of it, even if their conscious reality manifests into too much beer drinking and dancing to booming music. Football in America has a unique relationship with capitalism, and we have a perceptual understanding of that value, which is why globalist forces are attacking the game the way they are. If you want to bring down America, which many forces in the world do, then American football is the way to do so. That leaves the owners of NFL teams in a strange place. Do they follow the rules of wokism from the World Economic Forum, or do they listen to the fans who continue to make them rich and allow the currents of capitalism to wash over them in a way they enjoy and can thrive in? 

I tend to be very free with the wallet at these kinds of events; I like my children and grandchildren to know how vital NFL games are to Americana itself. I don’t complain about the expensive drinks or hot dogs. I like the very expensive jerseys and hats. I like to tip the guys out front of the east entrance who are playing the drums. I love the energy and the celebration of life that is obvious at all NFL games. And I wish everyone could win every time. It is much like gambling to investing so much time and money into the NFL experience, but I see it as nothing but positive. And after going, I was reminded how dumb it was to cancel that game just because a player was injured. When bad things happen, we want to take time to see them taken care of. But there was more going on with the Bills player who suffered a heart attack on the field during Monday Night Football during the first game of 2023. Likely the heart attack was brought on by the NFL’s push for untested government vaccines, playing their role in the Great Reset by Klaus Schwab and the gang of destroyers who gather every year in Davos about this very same period. There are a lot of hostile forces in the world, and fans at NFL games are uniquely prominent in their effects, which is obviously frustrating for those forces. That’s why games should never be canceled, no matter what. The show itself has a value that transcends the way antagonistic forces shape logic, and the rebellion against their wrath is very much the core of the NFL experience, an unintended consequence. It’s what people cheer for during the game and why going to the games is such a cherished activity. And it’s why we must fight to keep our corporate products out of the hands of global politics intent to rule us all behind bureaucratic rules and regulations centered on safety and compliance. Those are the real enemies, and we love to cheer when our football teams score, regardless of what defense is set up to stop us. In the end, that’s what people celebrate, and it’s certainly worth doing.

Rich Hoffman

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What President Trump’s Tax Returns Say About Him: He took millions and millions in losses to serve as President and to save America from looting liberals

For several years now, Democrats have promised to get a hold of President Trump’s tax returns and reveal them to the public, as if that would change how people feel about him. Well, on the last business day of 2022, they finally did, and it was like a firework dud that never went off. You know, you get one of those fancy fireworks for the Fourth of July and hype up as a great climax to a backyard firework display. Then once you light the fuse, it just never goes off. That is what happened with the tax return issue, with Democrats releasing them with great fanfare thinking that something would happen that never did. As it turned out, Trump paid the taxes he owed, and primarily through his political years, he lost many millions of dollars of losses, which allowed him to take deductions, which he deserved. With all the hype, there was no smoking gun, nothing that showed wrongdoing. The only thing that was revealed with the insanity of liberal views on tax policy, income, and the merit of wealth, was how bad the progressive policy is for American sentiment. The assumption is that everyone in society has a “fair share” that they owe to a government that is obviously out of touch and wastes too much money. Their assumption, reflected in all “progressive tax policy” since 1913, has been that the more you have, the more you owe as if the government made it so that you could have that money. That’s the attitude. They are like mobsters who want their cut for not destroying your life. 

The truth about the Trump taxes, which says a lot about him, is that he spent many years of his life building up a reasonable amount of wealth the traditional way. He’s not like these mindless tech billionaires who made a lot of money riding the wave of a new technology. Trump, the way he was in the 80s and 90s, would have had to make hundreds of billions of dollars to compete. But in those days, becoming a billionaire was a lot harder than today, so he was in unique territory. Trump was considered one of the wealthiest men in the world during those years when he had The Apprentice television show on NBC. I’ve said it for a long time when Trump met Melania, and it took a couple of things for him; he needed to get older and less interested in parading women around to show how powerful he was because that used to be a thing in the 90s. And Trump has changed while married to Melania, the supermodel wife who has obviously been very smart. I’ve met her, and I think a lot of her. She’s a sharp personality and clearly has the attention of Trump, who goes out of his way to ensure she’s happy. I don’t think Donald Trump would have ever run and won the presidency without Melania Trump. He might have talked about it as he did back in the Reform Party days, which I remember well. I was involved in the Reform Party during the Ross Perot days, so I remember precisely what was going on and why. The values for Trump changed; he was no longer concerned about making the most money in the world, but about using the money he had made to leave something behind that people would remember forever, something better than any building, any hot supermodel wife, or even a really great family. He wanted to save the country from the obvious intrusions against it that he became aware of. It looks like 9/11 was a big deal for him that changed him as a person, along with that television show, and slowly in the decade that followed, as his relationship with Melania grew, his focus changed a lot. 

That bit of backstory is significant because Trump became President without thinking of making money for the first time in his life. The combination of being married to Melania Trump, becoming the head of the Republican Party, and actually living in the White House for the first time made him a better person. I always liked Trump as a business guy, but I never liked his failed relationships with women. That was what kept me from supporting him during the Reform Party period. But like everything they do, liberals have been targeting wealthy people for years with their Karl Marx hatred of all management positions. By the time Trump ran for President, they had assumed among themselves that they had destroyed such notions among the wealthy that they had an obligation toward altruism and not the opulent showing off of that wealth. The value was in how much you could make, then give away to the needy. By the time this assumption had taken hold during the Bush administration and the first administration of Obama, the open socialist, the stage was set for Trump. Many of us from the Reform Party migrated into the Tea Party movement to protect America from the erosion of wealth that was obviously occurring as a perception of anti-America sentiment, which was always a full-scale assault on wealth creation and the nature of America in the first place. Then the Tea Party became the MAGA movement, led by Trump, bringing us to our current period.

By looking at Trump’s tax returns, it’s evident that the plan for his companies was to take a long view and to become President, give back his salary, take his losses and claim those losses in filing with the IRS to stop as much bleeding as possible. But to be in the hot seat as President with all the investigations and harassment that came with it, Trump was prepared to lose a lot of money. But it wasn’t the kind of loss that the political left had set the stage for. It was more of an Atlas Shrugged activity where Trump denied his wealthy input into the world of politics through donations and instead took up the job himself to show how easily it could all be done. Which considering the opposition, which was literally everyone in the establishment from the top down, Trump was enormously successful. His value was in actual production instead of some mindless commitment to a “fair share,” as defined by the same looting government that wanted to steal the money from all his hard work and then distribute it among themselves for the growth of more big government. I always thought it took a lot of guts for Trump to change his lifestyle, and it really took a lot for Melania to go through it with him. She could have chosen many things to do in her life as one of the most beautiful women in the world. But she has stuck with Trump, she has committed herself as a mom to her son, and she is deeply committed to the American experience, far more than many people realize. And she has Donald Trump’s heart enough to convince him to take these massive losses revealed in the tax returns to save his country from the terrors of liberalism. And that was a story that the political left didn’t want to see. But ultimately, that was shown to the world by revealing those returns, which is why nobody is discussing the story, because it didn’t do what Democrats want. Instead, it further validated Trump’s position and articulated quite well why he’s the perfect person for the job of President even more.

Rich Hoffman

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What Happened to Feminism: Now its transexual issues that show the real goals were the destruction of the American family

Wait, what happened to feminism, you know, all that crap about “bringing home the bacon, frying it up in a pan, and never forgetting about the romance of your man” that suckered millions and millions of gullible women into following some political disorder to their dooms? Because those same people who pushed feminism are the same losers who are now telling us that we can’t even designate what a woman is, that a man can compete in women’s sports, that we are bigots if we don’t want to date some dude dressed up in a skirt and lipstick, and that we have to change laws to accommodate such insanity such as the difference between a boys and girls bathroom. Did you see what they did there? And I have been warning about it for more than three decades. The feminist movement, as it was introduced at the end of the Gilded Age, ahead of the 1900s, was always a sucker ploy to destroy the concept of the American family; it was never about “women’s rights.” It was a wholesale attack on the creation of the family, taking moms out of the house, putting them in the workplace to serve corporate needs for labor, and ultimately destroying the family’s role in political society. It was a scam, and most people fell for it; now we see the aftermath. The insanity that is going on now, especially regarding the transexual movement, that was introduced to millions more misguided youth with the Rocky Horror Picture Show that was ritualistically shown on most college campuses where liberal professors were reprogramming the youth toward liberalism and introducing them to bizarre acts of sex at an impressionable young age, aimed at destroying their minds before they ever created a family.   Come on, admit it, the whole topic of feminism was a sucker job, and most everyone you know fell for it, and now they are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives, wondering what to do. 

And it wasn’t that long ago either, just a few years, even lasting until the end of the first Trump presidency. Women’s issues were what drove politics. Did they get equal pay to the men, and were they equally represented in government bodies? Remember Hillary and her “glass ceiling,” and as a liberal, I believe she believed it. And like some buffalo being pushed over a cliff in a stampede by hard-driving Indians looking for an easy slaughter of the herd, women followed the buffalo in front of them right over a cliff to their destruction, believing that the values given to them politically, through corporate culture, were the right ones, and not some malicious cult-driven attack on the very foundations of human life instigated by sheer demons from Hell itself. It was never about glass ceilings and fairness. It was about destruction and using the mask of fairness to separate family support from each other and to get at the children while the parents were too busy divorcing and having affairs. The promise that the public schools would take care of their children while the adults pinballed through life aimlessly pursuing corporate objectives and political destruction, all so that Aunt May wouldn’t call women names at Christmas dinner for not freeing themselves from the clutches of those evil men whom they shared a bed with. And now, to watch those same mindless activists for feminism defend transsexual issues is comedic if it wasn’t so serious and insane. Yet there it is, and within a few short years of Trump leaving office, the dial of social change has been turned up by those who always have their hands on such things, the billionaires who are members of the World Economic Forum who are always tampering with the human race through cultural collections, such as politics, entertainment, and the legal world flowing out of the Bar Association, once the criteria for insanity was set, people followed because they blindly trusted such “experts” without validating where those ideas came from. They just followed to their own destruction.

For over three decades, my wife and I have heard every kind of ridicule a person could listen to on this feminist issue. I’ve always thought it was stupid, and I told people that. I married young on purpose to a woman who wanted a traditional marriage and lifestyle. And we’ve been married for over 30 years and could write many books on how to have a happy marriage. But the short story on the matter is not to listen to political liberals, especially feminists. The whole game was meant to destroy the family, and my wife and I could tell stories about this topic for years without pausing the dialogue. We experienced the worst that humans can do to each other just over our decision to marry, stay married, and to have traditional roles in our marriage. She takes care of the domestic front; I take care of the stuff beyond the driveway. I don’t cook, ever, anything. I don’t even microwave my own popcorn. She does, and she brings it to my reading chair to me politely and is dedicated to preserving her husband in a very Biblical manner. And I take care of the world and all its vast evils, and I hand her all the various fruits of those efforts direction to distribute toward the family needs. The purpose of our marriage, which people still marvel at coming from the 80s as we did, was to fight this corrosive political order of liberalism meant to destroy the family. We had a front-row seat to that destruction, and family members were trying to push us into that life, which we both wanted no part of. So we got married, started our own thing, and have fought through it ever since. And we’re glad we did, and we love where we are now because of it. Liberalism was a lie; feminism was a scam. After years of arguing that fact with people, we are enjoying seeing everyone react to this transexual movement out of desperation now because the absurdities that were always there are now raw and out in the open and a lot of people have egg on their face.

I think it was because of Trump that all this is happening so fast now. I went with friends to a Rocky Horror Picture Show at Miami University to see what all the fuss was about in the 80s, the midnight show where everyone threw their garbage all over the theater. I knew then that I was seeing an occult evil that had manifested in a political movement by a few strange progressives who influenced politics and entertainment through the mechanisms of finance. There was a plan back then, more than three decades ago. That plan was meant to take a century or so to implement, to change the behavior of the human race into something else, something certainly pagan, anti-God, anti-family, and ultimately to fulfill the goals of climate change activists today, to depopulate the earth to save it from those pesky humans. And if men and women were too busy earning money for the corporate culture they controlled through policy and regulations, and the children were vulnerable to the babysitting service of public education, they might just be able to stop the progress of human beings and save the earth from its growth. But when we elected Trump, we scared them, so they have accelerated their plans which has revealed their absurdities now at a pace much faster than people are willing to put up with, and we see the train wreck that is our modern society. It was never about equality for women; it was to remove them as the strong family center so that families could be eradicated. That was all feminism ever was politically. And the proof is in how quickly they abandoned it in favor of transsexual issues and moved quickly to cram it down our throats as they did feminism, for all the same destructive reasons. 

Rich Hoffman

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Killing the Sacred Cow of Military in America: Republicans have been suckers in supporting just another big government scam that only the United Nations benefits from

This one might be a little controversial, but we must discuss it because a trick is being applied that brings conservatives to mass collectivism and partners Republicans with diabolical America-hating Democrats with common ground. This was never more obvious than the bone that was thrown into the last bill that was passed in Congress to commit trillions of dollars more in debt over the nation just to get some defense spending that Democrats pretend to protest against. But in truth, it’s a bone they always throw to the dogs of Republicans they appease time and time again out of a misplaced sentiment toward the military. I’ve never been one of those “thank you for your service” kind of people when I meet people who serve. Entry into the military for me is just another government job, and I am always weary of the power government has to command individual lives toward mass collectivism. The first thing ritually that is done in the military during boot camp is to strip people of their individual selves, the people their parents made them, shave them, give them a uniform and integrate them into the system of the military, the yes sirs, no sirs of process and the blind compliance to a culture that gives orders and soldiers are to follow them without a thought. I don’t see much of anything good about that system, and I never have. But over time, the people who hate the American way have turned such a process into a representation of morality, and I find the whole thing reprehensible. 

Of course, when people hear my thoughts on it, they are quick to say, “but they died or committed themselves to it for your freedom.” Well, that is not how our military works, as exposed during the Trump administration, specifically in North Korea. The American Constitution is what gives me freedom, and our military isn’t fighting for it; they are fighting against it. The scam is that by selling themselves as advocates of American independence, our military then gets used as the world’s police, the military that the United Nations never could legally hold, and we do all that they have no power to do themselves. We get involved in all kinds of wars dedicated to globalism and disguise it as “global security,” and while everyone is too busy following orders to question it, or Fox News is doing the latest color ceremonies dedicated to those who serve, the real villains are stirring up war all over the world and counting on American troops to advance the needs of the United Nations one world government and using our money and troops to perform the task. When we were told for years that North Korea was the biggest menace on planet earth, then within a short time of taking office, President Trump was crossing the line into North Korea and shaking hands with the basketball fan who happens to love America very much, much more was revealed than just The Art of the Deal by Trump to break down barriers to negotiation. Our military, once the League of Nations was started in Europe and the United Nations was created, was not to serve the interests of America; it was built, funded, and populated with soldiers to fulfill the needs of progressive intent and then to use the reputation of America to take the hit as imperialists. And in that way, the political left could complain about American involvement in fighting communists in Vietnam while also pushing for big government solutions like what create a big military in the first place.  By default, Republicans filled that gap, just as the plan called for. American troops were now the empire builders England used to be accused of. Meanwhile, it was just announced that Vietnam is one of the fast-growing economies in the world, on par with China, another propped-up country by the United Nations types. The wars clear out political opposition, whereas international sympathy follows in the wake, and the communist regimes then take over in running those parts of the world. 

To get Americans to support such a structure, patriotism has been used to sell it, that our children join, get a free education, learn to become supporters of woke culture, take orders, wear the uniform, and in that way, we never asked the dreadful questions as to who does the American military support? If our borders aren’t important, as the Biden administration has made clear it’s not, then who does the American military support? Well, the amount of money we have been sending to Ukraine answers that question. Our military as it is today exists to advance the needs of the United Nations and big centralized governments all over the world. And it’s not patriotic to blindly support them. We should be looking to shrink their influence into something Americans could easily control with the Second Amendment. Because under the kind of political regimes we have in America today, as we have seen from our own FBI and CIA, our military is more of a threat than something we should be celebrating blindly. 

I’ve had to talk about our local Sheriff Jones a lot lately, and many people wonder why over time, I wasn’t closer to him within the Butler County Republican Party, just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. The truth is, we used to be until we found ourselves on opposite ends of a public union issue way back in 2012. At that point, our relationship had become very strained. Then we were at an event at the Ronald Reagan Center at the Voice of America in West Chester, and as he usually does, he led the ceremonies dedicated to the military, which he is very voraciously supportive of. As I usually do at these events, I shudder at the blind compliance that such people like him have to the saluting of the troops, the perfection of uniform compliance, and how quickly he was to accept that the individual is just a small part to a greater good, which in this case was the support of a military with the mask of the American flag on it. I have seen him perform such ceremonies at Republican events many times. Still, that particular time at the Ronald Reagan Center gave me the creeps, not just about him. Still, in how many people who call themselves Republicans are so quickly enticed like moths to the flame in supporting military service without a clear understanding of how that military service actually protects our Constitution when in fact, the people who most benefit from our military around the world want to see our Constitution destroyed. And there are plenty of Sheriff Jones types all over the nation, on Fox News, in every local parade, who sell the military to the public as something good. But I see it and always have as dangerous to the ideas of American values and the eventual erosion of Constitutional protections. Just as we saw during Covid, and forever supporters of the expansion of the NDAA, our military is the first body of government that often violates the Constitution they were sworn to protect. But in blindly supporting the orders of superiors, our own children are often used to shred that Constitution at every opportunity, especially when globalist forces like the United Nations declare something to be an emergency. Then, our military is turned on us, and we learn too late that it never served America. Our military serves the aims of globalism, and they have tricked us into supporting such a move by draping the flag over the effort and talking about sacrifice as if we were a civilization of bloodthirsty Aztecs. And we learn too late that our military never served us at all, but a sinister collection of globalism who fund the efforts of politics and have captured our elected officials in ways we could never have imagined. And because of blind patriotism, we never see the problem until it’s too late, and they are on our doorsteps kicking in our doors and violating our constitutional rights with a smile on their faces because they took us as suckers, and we proved them correct.

Rich Hoffman

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The Attack of our Judiciary: How evil works in the background of the Bar Association

One undeniable way that evil moves through the world is in penetrating our society through rules and regulations, making compliance the value of morality while the act itself might be sheer evil. And that is often where our judiciary finds itself. If they follow the law, they often find that it has been corrupted by evil and malice, yet they are compelled to stand by it by law. This was the fatal flaw of the Israelites in what I think is one of the most important lessons of the Bible, in the Book of Judges, where the people of Israel want a king like every other nation and beg for Saul. God rebels against his own people and plucks King David out of the crowd, undermining King Saul for most of his life. Saul becomes a kind of bumbling, jealous figure who, as the first king of Israel, is disgraced by his very existence because, as God tells Samuel, the people wanted Saul; I gave them the God they wanted, which was God’s way of punishing the people for violating his vision for them. Until that point, Israel did not have a king and would not have a king; regional judges managed the affairs of the people, leaving it so that there would be no other God before Jehovah, not on earth or in heaven. It was this notion that was built into our own Constitution, a society that would have a judiciary to balance out the tendency of mankind to be corrupt with equal power over the other branches of government. Such a concept is a slap in the face of the lazy tendency that humanity has had to have a king, something of a representative of God on earth. 

I’ve had the benefit, likely guided by some divine logic, of getting to know a lot of judges over the years, starting with my teenage life. I’ve often talked about the get-out-of-jail-free card I had in some very wild and violent days of my teenage years. A judge offered himself as a mentor to me as I was surrounded by crime and malice. That judge was very much what the kind of people from the Bible had in mind, wise, composed, and a bit defiant against tendencies of social power. He understood my rebellion and didn’t want to see me in jail over it. So, he was there to help keep the doors for my life propped open instead of being thrown in prison for the rest of my life when obviously there was a lot of good life to live. And since that time until just yesterday, I have had judges in my life and have had the opportunity to know them as people; whether it’s a supreme court chief justice or a regional municipal judge, I have a value for them that is unique based on my experience, and the understanding of what the Founding Fathers wanted to do with them while starting America, taking lessons from the Bible on how to start that ideal society. Judges were to be established as protectors of philosophy in a civil and strong society, and it was a great concept.  One of the greatest things President Trump did during his term in office was appointed many conservative judges. But in doing so, he revealed a much more sinister plot that became obvious, the destruction of our judiciary at the level of the Bar Association, where liberalism has been taught for a very long time and has been injected into the concepts of law and order at the start of many judges’ careers. 

The mechanisms of evil we are talking about here have been around for a long time, and it indeed showed itself when the Israelites first founded their country. Human beings are terrified of self-government and want to be ruled, whether by a god, by some regional religion, or by a king. The tendency of the lazy is to allow something to tell them what to do, and for the lazy, they don’t care if that mind is focused on justice or evil intent. So the malice that we find today against a judiciary is the same malice that the people of Israel found when they tried to run their country without a king. Then once kings were established, then we saw a parade of historical references where kings abused their power because power was too focused. The story of King David taking the young woman Bathsheba, getting her pregnant, then sending her husband to the front lines of war to have him killed by circumstance is a good example of how a good person was corrupted by evil and the temptations to abuse his power and authority over innocent lives. God eventually punishes David with even more violence and mayhem, but obviously, the cycle never improves after that, cycling through all kings and emperors around the world until you get to the United States, where our presidency has a check on their power designed to eliminate just this very kind of problem. Yet the enemies of America want that problem to exist, so they have baked into the procedures to judges’ frustrations through the Bar Association that will ultimately get the people of America to give up their judiciary. It is much easier for evil to influence one person in a kingly role than a series of people following the rule of law to protect high society. But if they are stuck following such restrictions, then the second best thing is to corrupt the laws that such a body of government follows, the legal profession itself. 

This has been most obvious regarding election fraud; whether the case was the Trump case in 2020 or the Kari Lake case in Arizona in 2022, judges find themselves in the strange position of not protecting the individuals involved, as they should be, but in following corrupt laws as established by the rules of wokism coming out of the Bar Association.   I have had discussions with many more lawyers during 2022 than in most past years. This issue has come up often, were following the process was more important to those lawyers than the righteousness of the entanglement itself. And the evil of a matter resides behind the processes. It’s the same trick I have explained to various trustees in rubber stamping United Nations Agenda 21 and 2030 policies at the local level because zoning is filled with progressive planners who learned to be that way in the various liberal colleges. The needs of evil are to frustrate the population in general with their systems of government, whether it’s trustees, judges, or general politicians, and to direct them to the desire for a king, a regional king, a national king, or a king of the world. And in that way, evil would be much better positioned to control that one person. We see this problem in just about every workplace where people don’t like their overpowering boss. The abuse of authority over a population is a continued problem that flourishes where there aren’t checks and balances. And I can promise that the local McDonald’s has all the same issues, and the sentiment is exacerbated by the corporate policies that don’t teach leadership but submission to a process where evil hides its signature. In so doing, the tempers of the population are rallied to the causes of malice. That can take the form of a worker’s revolt crying for communism to make everything fair against the greed of corporate profits. Or in the local judge, who finds themselves rubber stamping election fraud because the pressure from their own progressive Bar Association may never forgive them if they don’t follow the unwritten rules of voting certification challenges that, if utilized, would topple the entire political system. Rather than do what’s right, they help evil conduct its affairs, just as the people did when they begged God for a king. And that’s where the downfall of any civil society starts when the judges can’t judge but are controlled through their fraternal affairs toward the work of malice disguised as justice.

Rich Hoffman

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America’s Version of King Saul: Why has God forsaken us?

A lot of us didn’t know that our country was under attack the way it had been for a long time, both within our country and from outside.  Anytime something is successful, you should always expect it to be attacked.  There will always be someone trying to destroy it every time.  And now that we know what we know, what role the CIA and FBI played in election fraud during 2020 and 2022, what was revealed by the Twitter files, the attempt to destroy us cannot be avoided.  People are asking why God has forsaken America by allowing Joe Biden to be president and all the vast evil that has come from his administration and those who put him in power.  And when I hear that kind of talk, it just reminds me why I continue to point everyone toward the Bible, because that was the foundation of our philosophy for all of western civilization,  So of course, it has been under attack, of course, there have been desecrators intent to destroy it.  And for most problems regarding this subject matter, the Bible is a good reference, so I find myself turning to it for examples because there simply isn’t any other method of achieving mutual understanding.  The Bible was the foundation for the Constitution and our Bill of Rights.  It’s the thing we swear oaths to for office.  And we should not be surprised to see our enemies wanting to separate us from it so that they can destroy our entire society.  But before we can have that conversation, we have to admit to ourselves that the goal is American destruction by forces in the world who hate us, hate the Bible, and mean to apply every kind of vicious hatred that the human imagination can stir up. 

Concerning these topics, I am constantly reminded of the story of King Saul from the Bible and the emergence of David, who would supersede him.  We all know the Bible story; God talked to Samual about how the people of Israel had rejected him (God) and stepped away from his covenant.  The people of Israel wanted a king like everyone else had in the world.  Until then, Israel didn’t have a king; they had judges who would look over things and make sure everyone stayed within the law, but they were trying to have something of self-government in that early society, and it was a tough go.  Knowing what we do about the importance of the Bible to the Founding Fathers, this attempt at self-rule stands at the foundation of our law and order to this day.  But it was tough at the time of Saul because the people wanted him to be their first king, and God didn’t think he was worthy.  So God said to Samuel, let the people have their king.  Saul will be their king.  I’ll pick my own king, which would eventually be David picked out of the house of Jesse, not as the biggest and fastest of all the kids but as one of the youngest and smallest.  Saul turned out to be a disaster.  He did some good things in uniting Israel through some military victories, but he was a flawed person who ended up very jealous of anybody he considered to be a rival to his throne.  And God pretty much had a good laugh about it for all of Saul’s life because the people had turned away from God’s law maintained through judges and wanted a Godly representative in a king instead.  The wrath of God played out to embarrass the people because of their choice for many years thereafter. 

The most embarrassing occurrence was when Goliath from Palestine approached the army of Saul on the battlefield in the well known event.  Saul was terrified to accept the challenge of the 9’9” warrior who wanted to exchange a one-on-one fight in front of the armies so that everyone else would be spared.  Being enamored by God as his personally picked representative to make his point, David accepted the challenge, and the much larger King Saul was quick to give David his big armor to fight in.  Saul wanted no part in the fight expecting a slaughter and the destruction of his rival David.  Then, of course, we all know how the story ends, David kills Goliath easily, and Saul is embarrassed to have stood on the sidelines.  At that point, Saul spends the rest of his life in decline publicly as David’s star rises to become the king himself eventually.  But it all started because people were too lazy to rule themselves and instead wanted to be ruled by a king, so God punished them with Saul.  And God got revenge on the people by making David so much better. 

In many ways, Joe Biden is our version of King Saul.  We didn’t pick him, we all know election fraud put him in power over us, and we didn’t ask for any of this.  However, we are at fault for our society because we did not stand up to the bullies in our lives, our own versions of Goliath.  We expected our King Sauls to fight on our behalf, and when they hid from the danger from their fancy Washington DC offices, we were insulted, yet we didn’t do anything about it.  We picked President Trump when we had the opportunity, and we watched without lifting much of a hand to help him when the danger came after him.  Much like the Bible story where David so threatened King Saul that killing God’s pick and future king was all Saul could think about, really up until the end of his life when he was defeated on the battlefield and essentially committed suicide to avoid being captured.  Has God forsaken America with all these desecrators?  I’d say he hasn’t.  But he has left it to us to defend ourselves because we did not defend our covenant with the law-and-order society we had as Americans, and we allowed our lazy desire to be led by a king to rule over our decision-making.  Joe Biden was given to us by corrupt forces, and we let it happen.  We stood by while our government took our election and President Trump and let their desire to stay in power put a modern version of King Saul in the White House for the good of all that was bad in the world.  Like the Bible story, we turned away from our self-rule and allowed for centralized figures to rule over our lives unjustly because we were too lazy to do anything about it.  Like the Israelites in the times of Saul, who was too lazy and corrupted themselves to rule their own society without a king, God gave them the blundering King Saul to punish them.  And we find ourselves precisely in that same situation now.  We have a blundering idiot in the White House, but we allowed it to happen by trusting too much in institutions riddled with corruption, and we expected everything to work out fine.  Of course, things aren’t okay, and now we turn to God for help.  But the message to us all is that we don’t need to turn to God.  We should have turned to ourselves, which is the lesson of the moment we all must consider if we hope to save our nation from the vast evils that are before us.

Rich Hoffman

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