Guns Don’t Kill People, Alec Baldwin Does: Make no mistake about it, we hate these anti-American activists

Alec Baldwin is Guilty of Killing

I support entirely Donald Trump Jr’s statement about Alec Baldwin on the new shirt sold on his website, stating, “guns don’t kill people, Alec Baldwin does.” I tend to like Christian people; I grew up with lots of families with a religious background.  But I’m a vengeful person, and I think it’s consistent with the laws of nature.  I don’t forgive and forget.  I think it’s stupid to turn the other cheek, and when you get a chance at revenge for things that people have done to you, you take every opportunity to enjoy it.  They deserve what they have coming, those who inflict evil on you.  They deserve to feel all the pain and misery of the ramifications of their deeds.  That certainly is the way I think about those who pushed President Trump out of office, have signed America up for all these terrible United Nations climate change policies, and all those anti-gun liberals like Baldwin. They have done so much evil over the years toward my position.  If Donald Trump Jr. hadn’t made up a shirt like that, I would have.  Now my wife is one of those forgiving types, and her reaction is likely similar to many people out there.  She stated that everyone is worthy of forgiveness.  Well, no, they aren’t.  When people are as bad as Alec Baldwin is, they deserve all the misery of whatever pain they feel, and they are not worthy of forgiveness in any way.  I feel sorry for the cinematographer who was killed on the movie set of the western, Rust, who was killed by a gun Alec Baldwin was using as what they thought was a “prop gun.” That killing should never have happened.  But I don’t buy that Alec Baldwin feels terrible about it the way he is showing. He’s a phony, an actor.  He is a liberal loser and an anti-gunner, and ultimately, he is responsible for the death that occurred on that movie set and nobody else.  He killed an innocent person with a gun, and he can live with that forever in misery, and I hope it rots his soul from the inside out.

The first problem with Alec Baldwin is that he has sold himself to Hollywood and the political world as an anti-gun activist.  Yet he was the producer of the film Rust, a western where guns are always the subject of a story.  Baldwin has made a good living in his life, such as in his gangster films, using guns to tell his stories and make his money; they turn around and talk about how evil they are. He’s a two-faced tyrant at best and a hothead who has personally attacked many conservatives over the years as an outright bully.  I love westerns, but I would not have watched Rust because Alec Baldwin was in it.  What he did on Saturday Night Live to the Trump family and to the president I elected and loved was war.  He insulted all the MAGA movement notoriously and without guilt or thought to any damage it might cause.  Before his Saturday Night Live skits against Donald Trump, I might have just thought Baldwin was a hothead actor.  I might watch a movie with him in it and shake my head at how stupid he was.  But I learned to hate him over the Trump years as he proved himself to be an enemy of America, a progressive buffoon who made money off guns then turned around and sought ways to destroy America by attacking an America First president.  Again, I’ve heard it all before; we aren’t supposed to carry hate in our hearts.  As good “Christian” people, we are not supposed to feed hate or give it a harbor within our minds.  Well, I think that’s a stupid idea, and I have felt that way since my many years of Sunday school until I was beyond the 8th grade.  Not having hate in a heart is like operating in a world without eyes.  Hate is the result of how you feel about what people do to you, and it’s a natural emotion generated from the way people live life.  And the way Alec Baldwin has lived his life and sought to change the way I live mine, I hate him.  I would say I hate every cell in his body and the air he breathes. 

I’ve worked on movie sets, I’ve spent my life around guns.  I work with guns every day of my life, and I would have known that there was a bullet in that gun as soon as someone handed it to me.  I would have been able to tell by the weight of a single live round. I’ve worked with blanks, many kinds of bullets, and guns that fire lasers for sight alignment.  As the person holding the gun, it was Alec Baldwin’s responsibility to know if the weapon he was pointing downrange was loaded or not.  It’s not the armorer or the assistant director.  They can tell you if the gun is hot or cold.  You still must check it yourself before doing anything with it.  These are gun skills that every young person in America should know before they leave grade school.  Millions of families handle lots of guns every year and don’t have accidents as Alec Baldwin did.  Baldwin, as a liberal, trusted as all liberals do the system of responsibility that kills all liberals in every argument.  They are never at fault for anything because it’s always a system’s failure if something goes wrong.  This is precisely what the media attempted to do with this shooting on the set of Rust.  They try to say that the gun was used in target practice earlier that day, and a round was left in it.  The system failed, not the shooter.  They try to say that the prop master was inexperienced, that there were union disputes on the set.  They said many things, but ultimately, everyone who handles a gun under any circumstances knows; the person holding the gun is always responsible.  Guns don’t kill people; they don’t go off on their own.  People kill people. Don Jr. is not wrong in what his t-shirt says. 

Alec Baldwin should never be let off the hook for all those reasons and many, many more.  This shooting should ruin his life in every way.  And we should allow ourselves to smile at the justice of it.  It’s terrible that someone had to die because Alec Baldwin was so stupid.  But it was his fault and only his fault.  Being a nasty liberal and anti-gun activist, he had no business even making a western with guns in it.  The only people who operate guns on a film set should know guns in everyday life and have the skills to work with them.  Putting guns in the hands of many Hollywood liberals who are ignorant about the little things regarding gun safety is an open invitation for stuff like this to go wrong.  But liberals like to talk out of both sides of their mouth; they want to make money with guns, then speak against them like the activist that Alec Baldwin always has been.  And Alec Baldwin should suffer, as should everyone who works against an American First agenda.  These people are not our life partners; they are not our friends.  They are domestic enemies, and they need to be punished when they do something wrong.  And when someone dies because of what they do, forgiveness is not an option.  Hatred is the right emotion, and to never forgive it is the correct thing to do. Some people are just bad in life, and Alec Baldwin is a bad person.

Rich Hoffman

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Where Did “Build Back Better” Come From: How the United Nations is using Biden to rule the world

Build Back Better and the United Nations

Yes, the United Nations are at the heart of the Biden administration, behind election fraud, behind Covid-19.  The United Nations aren’t a bunch of scary bond villains; they are somewhat more like passive-aggressive sissy socialists from armpit countries worldwide who want to assert themselves as powerful but only dare to do it through more rules and regulations.  They infiltrated long ago our education system with a jealous lust for the yesteryear of aristocracy in Europe, where they much prefer to talk about the names of wines rather than the content of philosophy.  I heard their work just the other day at a zoning meeting in my community of Liberty Township.  When people say that the United Nations isn’t that powerful to be wrapped up in our local zoning, they don’t understand global politics’ history and the intentions.   A resident of my community had just bought a house that had some property.  He had some four-wheelers and some boats that he wanted to house under a new pole barn.  So he was seeking a deviation from current zoning laws, which are dripping wet in Agenda 2030 United Nations sustainability recommendations.  He was then lectured by the board of trustees of Liberty Township into how it was not “their” responsibility to provide a safe harbor for his “many toys.” The jealousy and grabs for power are a typical story for socialist-minded zoning boards. This was just another example of how the United Nations attacks our residents who resent how private property is used through rules and regulations toward sustainable development.  This guy had a house and space to build a barn, yet he had to beg for his right to do it with many power-hungry government pin-heads who have a master plan created for them by liberals who love the United Nations strategy. That’s how the United Nations end up controlling what happens to you in your driveway in suburban America. 

The zoning boards are an easy example of something people generally don’t pay much attention to until they need some zoning variance.  So, people are suddenly shocked at this Biden administration’s commitment to “Build Back Better,” which is the centerpiece of the entire administration.  For one thing, people generally didn’t vote for Joe Biden.  It was a contentious election, and to say the least, the vast majority of people didn’t vote for Biden.  But Biden acts as if he won the election with an overwhelming mandate to work, and he has progressed to impose these reckless economic policies on everyone under the flag of “Build Back Better.” Americans didn’t sign up for that, yet there it is in our face every day.  It’s why the current congress wants to spend trillions of dollars on some United Nations objectives for a sustainable future that traces back to European socialism and their commitment to tying all our economies to the medical industry and green energy production.  It has been crammed down our throats against our will and conveniently poised onto the Biden administration after the wreckage of Covid-19 has pretty much destroyed the world.  Like I say about local zoning and the poor guy who wanted to build a pole barn to protect his four-wheelers and boats, the United Nations zoning people trained into sustainable development in their liberal colleges know the game plan.  And that is the same radicalism behind Dr. Fauci’s NIH funding of the gain of function research in the Wuhan lab to create the virus and the pandemic that would follow.  They meant to tear down the world and rebuild it back “better.” Do you see now, dear reader, what’s been going on?

For those who don’t know, Build Back Better was first adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on June 3, 2015.  It was about then that President Trump was making his pitch to run for President, and people were laughing at him over it.  The BBB, as they call it, was a strategy aimed at reducing the risk to the people of nations and communities in the wake of future disasters and shocks, such as restoration of physical infrastructure, social systems and shelters, and the revitalization of livelihoods, economies and the environment. That all sounds fine until you realize that the intentions are to convert capitalist economies into socialist ones and attack the premise of private property at the ground level, such as local zoning.  The poor Liberty Township property owner would be mystified why he couldn’t get approval to build a pole barn on his property. He wouldn’t know that the zoning people are trained socialists intent on hating private property ownership.  They want to tax that property, but they don’t want property owners to feel they can do anything they want on their properties.  After all, sustainable development means that power-hungry bureaucrats will manage all affairs of people everywhere.  So they say no to a pole barn to the private treasures of a hard-working American who has some four-wheelers and boats, those fossil fuel-eating artifacts of evil capitalism.  Of course, the panic by the United Nations and their boot lickers of government bureaucrats across the world is that Trump did get elected.  So how could they convince the world to Build Back Better when Trump was doing “America First?” That had to go, which is why I say that the United Nations is one of the most dangerous outfits globally, especially about personal liberty.  They are intent on tying us all together, not to allow us to live our own lives. 

So now we all know what they did.  The World Health Organization is a branch of the United Nations, and they pressed for something that would cause a Great Reset around the world.  So Covid-19 was born there in a Wuhan lab with Dr. Fauci guiding it along.  By the time the virus was ready to transmit to the rest of the world, everyone knew the United Nations script.  Just like the zoning people who want to harass property owners from building pole barns on their properties to protect their “toys,” the intent behind the Covid pandemic was to stop the economy, then reset it with a Build Back Better option.  That is how the Biden administration came to use the United Nations slogan as its own.  The Biden administration is simply an arm of the United Nations to implement Agenda 2030 sustainable development options that were not created in the United States, but at United Nation’s summits, going way back and being adopted in 2015 as a strategy for the entire world.  So you can see, this is not just something that happens on the other side of the world, but the United Nations is everywhere.  They are everywhere that bureaucrats like to gather, like zoning boards and as trustees who often don’t have any idea what’s going on. They never read Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 United Nations strategies but followed the liberals’ rules handed to them.  Whether it’s a pole barn in Liberty Township or the unleashing of Covid-19 out of China with the United Nations seeking to implement their Build Back Better strategy by getting rid of Trump through election fraud and inserting an administration friendly to the United Nations with Biden, the intentions cannot be ignored.  And for those who wondered what all this Build Back Better talk was and where it came from, well, now you know. 

Rich Hoffman

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Biden’s Economic Policies Are Made for the Lazy, and Stupid: Welcome to Bernie Sanders’ European Socialism

Socialists are Lazy and now they Feel they have Power

As long as Democrats adopted progressivism to hide their racism losses from the Civil War, there has always been a craving jealousy toward European socialism.  Liberals love how Europe is, they love the long history of aristocracy and religious tyranny, and they love the mask of laziness that comes with that culture.  The dirty little secret is that Democrats are lazy. Their political affiliation toward Europe hides that from the world and uses government as the mask to society.  To make their laziness a political and religious right, not a stigma from the hard-working Americans who might otherwise look down their noses at them.  During the week of October 18th, 2021, supply chains were coming to a slowing stop all over America because of White House policies that directly influenced the flow of commerce throughout the nation.  This was similar to the current progressive arguments by teacher union complaints I have heard over many years. I’ve argued for a long time that teachers in these public schools are not these great bastions of wonder that we made them out to be.  During the Covid shutdowns, we learned what they were teaching our kids in government schools.  Whoever thought that the government, the same government trying to steal power wherever they can get it, should be in charge of teaching our kids anything?  That was a stupid idea from the outset.  But these teachers, mostly progressive in their political leanings, loving European-style socialism where the workday is short, and the pay is ridiculously high, have been projecting this attitude for decades.  And now, under the Biden administration, their ostentatious meanderings of lazy behavior have swept over all of America’s economic activity, and people don’t like it.

You could hear the frustration in Peppermint Patty’s voice when she mocked during a White House briefing the shame it would be if people couldn’t get their “treadmill” in time.  Socialists everywhere you can find are lazy and don’t want the pressure of expectation driven by market need.  They want to control that market need with artificial rules and regulations that slow the world down to their lazy banter. Teachers’ unions have been doing this for many decades, and the results are apparent.  Now, with the Biden administration fully embracing European-style socialism and speaking well of Chinese communism, the socialists in America have felt where the wind is coming from, and they have shown their cards perhaps too fast.  And when pressed, people like Jen Psaki have to show their frustration that Americans expect results in their activity; laziness will not be tolerated.  You can see the socialist Biden economy everywhere; the lines at the drive-thru at McDonald’s are much longer.  Fast food isn’t so fast these days.  If you break down on the side of the road and call for help to change a tire or a battery in your car, the wait time is no longer 30 minutes.  It’s an hour and a half.  You call a supplier for that special something that only they make and suddenly their lead time is six weeks instead of 3 days.  Why? Because they are short-staffed.  The Biden administration has empowered socialists in America trained that way by our public education system to sit around smoking pot all day hoping for a “universal wage” living off the federal dime.  They don’t want to work, so nobody is there to work when we need something.

And in answer to these criticisms, progressives like Jen Psaki can only tell us to lower our expectations. Don’t expect so much.  Well, I’ve heard that before in public schools with the teachers.  And now we listen to it everywhere.  Now we can all see what was really behind Covid and the supposed “Great Reset.” We were supposed to surrender our expectations of performance, of fast food, fast hardware stores, plentiful groceries where everything you can think to need would always be there fresh and ready.  And that for the sake of safety and government security, we were supposed to get used to waiting in gas lines, for food, and virtually everything else.  If you’ve ever traveled in Europe, you will recognize quickly what is happening in America.  A European will tell you to relax, to take your time. They’ll say, “what’s the hurry?” You don’t get quick service in European restaurants.  You don’t tip there, so the workers seldom do anything extra to earn more money, so service is generally poor everywhere.  But with the social safety nets of European countries, there isn’t much inspiration for getting a job and working your way to the top because they cut off the top.  Most people can never hope to have more than an apartment flat and a rinky-dink stupid little car that looks like everyone else.  With that being all they ever get to have by socialist governments, they have no desire to work as we see in America.  In America, the hope is to have a cool car or a big house and a family to go in it.  But under socialism, they want to destroy the family, destroy the expectation of labor, and convince everyone to take their breadcrumbs and live happily ever after in the virtual world of online gaming. 

Of course, that’s not how they sold their administration to people, what they would be getting with Joe Biden.  Americans wouldn’t have accepted it, even many Democrats.  But this isn’t Joe Biden who started all this; he was just the insert to dance to the strings of progressives to make it happen.  Instead, it was the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democrat party, which is now in power, who have been selling this European socialism approach for a long time, and it is here now as advertised.  People don’t like it, but it’s not as if they didn’t tell us what they wanted to do.  Many people didn’t listen.  Yet now everyone can see the trend and what the expectations are.  Socialists have always been lazy; Karl Marx was lazy.  Those who adopt socialism and communism are lazy and power-hungry, which usually don’t go together.  But they want the power to hide their laziness from the judgments of the world, and that is the essence of their gig.  They don’t like to work.  They don’t want to work.  And they want to bend the world around their tendencies toward laziness and remove the stigma they might otherwise suffer under the expectations of Americans.  They hope to have power and a lack of expectation to do much in their lives by instilling government-sanctioned laziness.  And within just a few months, we can see the effect of this attitude in everything, including the delivery of treadmills.  As shipping containers stack up and lines at McDonald’s get longer, we know who to blame for it.  Democrats tampered with our free market system by screwing around with pay incentives, regulatory burdens, and work goals as an incentive to do more each day than has been set by the low bar of government, and the results have arrived.  This is the America that Democrats have always wanted but have hidden from the public behind the unasked questions.  Yet, here it is.  Do you like it?

Rich Hoffman

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Its Great to Be a Man: To save America, save the American family

Its Great to be a Man

As many are in a state of shock as to the state of the world, where the rules have been turned against us and made to control us like herds of animals lined up for the slaughterhouse, you must understand that they always wanted to destroy us.  They wanted to destroy America from the outset, and to do that, they knew they had to kill off the American family.  And to do that, they had to rip away manhood so that there would be no protector of the family and that women would not be able to focus their instincts on preserving the family for future generations.  Whether it was Jekyll Island in 1913 or last year’s Davos Economic Forum in Switzerland, the plan was to strip America of its strengths so to eradicate our lives and our freedoms and toss us all back under the jealous rule of kings, queens, emperors, popes, and dictators under a thin veil of communism spread throughout the world with the United Nations leading the charge.  They meant to replace the shit kicker boots of the American cowboy with the penny loafers of French watercraft operators sipping lattes and smelling the cologne samples from the latest GQ magazine.  They targeted manhood in America first, and to this day, have all but accomplished their task, which leads us to this present declaration.

We gave them a fair shake until they have fully revealed themselves after the 2020 election.  I never let go of the manhood rope and the dedication to the family it was intended by the cosmos to protect, but many did, and we all accepted individual choices perhaps too much.  This all became very clear to me after reading Stephanie Grisham’s book; I’ll Take Your Questions Now in how she heavily criticized President Trump’s last year in office as Covid was raging the world, and he felt he needed to put on a brave face to lead the nation out of the misery.  To listen to her impressions of toughness and masculinity for me was very revealing, not just for her personally, but as many like her produced by today’s university system seem to think.   It haunted me in obscure ways because it traced back to a mysterious question that Robert James Waller used to ask in his books of romance around the Bridges of Madison County in Iowa.  Who decides fashion and what the trends of the day are, and why?  Now I know the answer; it’s that Davos crowd.  I would say that I have rejected most of what they have proposed as fashionable in my life, but I’ve thought about those Waller comments from The Bridges of Madison County now for many years and how mysterious they are to most people.  It suddenly became unfashionable to be a man, and we should have never let that happen.  Women are yearning for good men, our families need their men, and our country is desperate for them.  And I think it’s time to admit to ourselves that the course of anti-manhood has been wrong in every way that wrong is defined.

One of the reasons President Trump was effective is because he was a tough guy.  He walked in the rain, not running around like a scared powderpuff.  He didn’t cry at funerals.  He didn’t wallow in misery over problems.  He tackled problems.  He stood like a rock when leadership was needed, and he was steering America in the right direction.  And across the nation, repressed men saw what leadership looked like, and they were starting to be inspired by it, and a restoration of the American family was returning.  The faces of the Davos crowd and their GQ magazines were melting like the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz, and we saw the haze of attack lifting from our minds only to return violently after that 2020 election out of desperation on their part.  But it was too late, we had tasted justice and our roles in it, and clearly, manhood has to be a part of the restoration of our nation.  Without men and women performing their roles in the epic of family development, there will be no American comeback.  To restore America, we must restore the power of the American family.  We saw the positive effects for a small four years, and of course, we want a lot more of it.  But it essentially starts with masculinity and a return of it to the front stages of global awareness.  If you want revenge for what they’ve tried to do to us, then be a man.

Being a man is easier said than done.  It means you can’t cry about every little thing.  You don’t go looking for hugs when your little heart is in turmoil.  You walk in the rain; you don’t run like a baby.  You are tough even when nobody is looking.  You don’t put your guard down.  You don’t wallow in emotions, and you don’t openly share your feelings in ways that make you vulnerable.  When progressives told us that it was OK to open up, cry a little, and let down our guards as men, they were essentially singing us a song of death intent to destroy America.  They always planned to destroy America by destroying the men that protect the families that make the nation what it has been.  It was all a trick to convince us to open our kingdom’s gates and let the babyfaces and soothsayers assassinate us from within.  They understood they could not attack the American family through the men that protected it, so they gradually created a culture that would strip men away from that role so they’d have unimpeded access to all that America holds valuable. 

With that understood, it’s time to reject all the global notions of manhood as being toxic.  In truth, manhood is quite the opposite; it is the glue that all families are built.  Women have their skills, and they are well understood.  But the key was always the men, to make it so women didn’t feel they could trust a family alliance with men to build a great family, which is the essential element of a nation, family building.  Progressives in that Davos crowd hate the idea of the family because they want to rule at the head of the table, and families are their competition.  They want families destroyed, and to them, there is nothing worse than an American family, the sovereignty of its function on its own accord.  They couldn’t have that to rule the world, so they attacked the family by removing men from guarding them.  Tricking men into being more open to their emotions, cry babies over every scuffed knee, and fret over every little problem.  President Trump was a classic male, and most of the nation loved him for it. That’s what we all want to get back to.  And that’s also why Trump was such a threat.  Trump was a kind of key to America’s restoration. That key was made of the good old-fashioned stuff, the strength of tradition and masculinity for which women can count on every day, and the children can look to in wonder and aspire to grow into themselves.  But the task is up to each of us to return to what works and make fashion out of masculinity once again.  And to rob those Davos insurgents of their global intentions by protecting the American family through the strength of American manhood. 

Rich Hoffman

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Failure is Not an Option in America: The Biden administration does not represent our way of life

Biden Tampering and its Costs

My idea of a nice night out would be in the Big Texan Steak House in Amarillo, Texas. I’ve had dinner in some of the finest restaurants in the world, including Chef Ramsey’s premier restaurant in London. I’ve dined in Paris and other exotic places, but what I expect out of service, and this will continue, is the way Americana is on full display at the Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas.  I say that because, under the radical left-leaning communists of this insurgent Biden administration, the trend is to go Europe where some unshaved armpit of a woman gradually gets around to taking your order looking like a tattooed pin cushion from the movie Hellraiser.  As an American, I can promise I will never lower my expectations as the Biden people want and accept failure as an option on anything.  Certainly not food and not work effort.  America is not Europe, thankfully, where they don’t work hard often enough for anything.  In America, it should be expected in my mind to work all you can as much as is needed to do the job at hand, no excuses.  And with that in mind, the supply chain problems that are a direct cause of the Biden administration are not going to cut the cheese.  I expect what you get from any American company at the Big Texan and not the café in Paris.  I don’t care about the history as much as I care about the results. 

So it goes with the Biden vaccine mandates that the tampering of American workforces by the government has already had disastrous results.  I think many of the Marxists in the Democrat party like the results they are seeing.  They love to stop the machine of the world.  I told everyone when Covid first happened that it was like a Pearl Harbor attack from the greenie weenies.  It was never about the virus; it was always about stopping the American economy so that China could catch up or pull ahead.  And the Biden administration is practically stating in blinking lights that they want to help China accomplish that task by continuing to harm the American economy any way they can.  When the gay guy Pete Buttigieg takes on an important job, he is irresponsible to take a few months off for maternity leave.  His dude at home can take care of the baby. He’s Secretary of Transportation, an important job.  You can’t take a few months off if you have an essential job to do. That’s his responsibility to manage his personal affairs so that a job can get done.  But since he’s doing it, his subordinates will do it, and soon nobody is showing up for work, and everyone is taking off for maternity leave, and for Covid and nobody is doing any work. 

That is the reason that container ships are not getting unloaded and are stacking up on the coasts.  There aren’t enough workers to do the work, and the attitude by the big-government types is more European than American. I’ve been all over Europe, and their attitude is always, “what’s the rush.  Take your time.” Every time someone around the world says that to me, it boils my blood.  It’s yet another reason I wrote the book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business. I’m all about speed and accuracy and getting it done yesterday.  Not whenever someone takes a notion to finish.  Like at the Big Texan, they don’t make you wait forever for your big plate of food served to you by a girl with painted-on jeans and a cowboy hat with a smile on her face.  They get it to you fast and with more food than you could hope to eat.  They work hard to earn a tip.  In Europe, they give it to you when they get around to it, and what they give you is the smallest portion they can get by with, and you even have to ask for ice in your drinks.  Europe has been destroyed with the poison of laziness, and now these progressive losers in the Biden White House want to sell us the same load of crap in America.  Pete takes off for a baby that he biologically can never have with a marriage that most of the nation doesn’t even recognize because marriage is between a man and a woman. We’re supposed to put up with this lazy approach to transportation.

Then to show how stupid they are, beyond their deliberate attacks of capitalism, they lecture us about working the third shift and driving trucks at night when there is less traffic, without ever dealing with the real problems.  The trucks are waiting to pick up commerce at these ports, but the boats aren’t getting unloaded.  People aren’t working three shifts per day, seven days per week.  They take off for every little Covid protocol and take extended paternity leaves to take care of babies when their spouse should be tag-teaming the responsibility.  Everyone is taking advantage of these new progressive rules that are too European from this new administration, and the result is work stoppages.  I come from a background where I worked two full-time jobs throughout the week, and my wife and I had a paper route on the weekends to make ends meet so that she could stay home with our kids.  We managed our life and did what we had to do to make money, and I expect people to do the same.  I have no sympathy for someone like Mayor Pete, who takes off a few months to look at a baby sucking on a pacifier.  If you accept an essential job, do the critical job. 

So when people wonder why we have supply chain problems, it’s because of the fault of the Biden administration.  When he was president, Trump went through an actual shutdown of the entire economy, but somehow the shelves still got stocked.    What changed was that this new, insurgent administration has set labor policy in the fashion of European socialists and communists.  People show up for work when they decide to and take every leave of absence the government gives them an excuse to take.  And the net result is that labor shortages are erupting everywhere.  Most notably recently, the vaccine mandate is pushing people out of the workforce and back into their homes.  I think that’s not a bad idea for the long term.  Much like Covid destroyed the cycle of public schools sending many kids back into the home for their educations, I think we may very well see a return of the housewife in America due to all these government intrusions.  That would help a lot of things.  But in an economy that is counting on every adult to be in the workplace, we will see a significant recession in workplace participation as a result, and the government has only itself to blame.  Speaking for myself, I am not going to accept lackluster performance from anybody in America.  I expect the Big Texan, not some European approach that is slow and ineffective.  Yet, what the Biden administration is selling is a loser mindset.  They are slow, lazy, and looking for reasons not to do work.  That is the administration’s projection, so it is directly their fault that our supply chains have many problems. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Legal Liability of the Government on E.O. 14042: When our quality of business life decreases, the Biden administration is directly to blame

The Government is Liable for Business Losses Due to their Bad Decisions

Not many people, including most lawyers, have had time to break down Joe Biden’s ridiculously unconstitutional Executive Order 14042, which my nickname for it is 4th down and 1.  It’s about as serious as a football team that is on 4th down, and they only need 1 yard for a conversion, so they perform a hard count hoping to draw the other team offsides and get a five-yard penalty.  They have no intention to throw the ball or run a play, and they hope that in such a way, they can trick their opposition into giving them some free yards on the down and distance because the government has no right even to issue Executive Order 14042.  It is all a bluff to see how much the government can trick people into getting vaccinated off a virus that global conspirators created in a Wuhan lab to remove an American president from office.  Also, there is further trouble from the Biden administration. As it looks now, based on the early auditing process, the Biden presidency was illegal and will have to be undone.  Biden can’t issue tissue paper because it was the media that called the election for him.  States not ever having to face a challenge in the certification process didn’t know what to do.  Mike Pence called Dan Quayle of all people for legal advice on what to do on January 6th.  Looking back, the states should have taken care of certifying their election because massive voter fraud under cover of covid is what put Biden in the White House.  He was not elected by the people but by laziness, deception, and trickery.   So there are lots and lots of problems with Biden’s E.O. 14042.  Lots and lots and more lots, legally, ethically, and historically. 

But what’s fascinating about the whole thing is just how stupid the government is as an institutional entity under the Biden administration and its waves of progressive administrators.  Most of the focus of the Biden vaccine mandate has been spent on the clause forcing any company with more than 100 employees to comply.  Yet, the biggest and most challenging hit came to federal employees in some way or another and all their sub-tier contractors.  If you even smell the work for which the federal government touches, the vaccine mandate is a real threat. There is no short-term legal answer to presenting terrible problems for most employers in the United States.  Recently the FAR flow downs have been passed down the supply chains, and we now have some idea what the federal government was thinking and what they signed up for.  There is a very reckless clause in the FAR that instructs employers what the method of compliance will be, which puts the burden of massive failure squarely on the federal government’s back, which is worth a logical discussion. 

Nestled a few paragraphs down from the FAR I saw from NASA is a section that states, “These safeguards will decrease the spread of Covid-19, which will, in turn, decrease worker absences, reduce labor costs, and improve the efficiency of contractors and subcontractors performing work for the Federal Government.” So there it is, and there is a lot wrong in those few little sentences that set up the federal government for a load of lawsuits.  First of all, there are declarative statements about Covid as a whole.  Colin Powell just died the other day of Covid, or so they say.  Yet, he was vaccinated.  Getting a vaccination is not a protection from Covid 19, so the government lied in their reasoning.  As of the time of the writing, they would have known they were lying as well.  So that’s a problem.  But worse than that, the government states that the purpose of the vaccination mandate is to keep schedules to the Federal Government. By reducing people from getting sick from Covid, they will help improve attendance. 

As we know, as a direct result of the Covid vaccine, employers have had to take on the burden of government office instead of focusing on their core competencies and have turned their human resource departments into compliance centers for enforcement.  The government pushed companies to do what they had no legal right to do, which is why I said that this is a bluff similar to football on a 4th and 1.  In reaction, instead of people jumping offsides as the government hoped, people have dug in, and some, enough to cause significant problems, have taken themselves out of the employment game.  This has been most noticeable in the news over seaport supply chains and Southwest Airlines.  Employees are just refusing to be told to get the shot.  Not all employees, but anywhere around 7 to 10% is enough to screw up companies’ business models and slow them down to a crawl, which has clogged up supply chains everywhere.  The government has once again cost millions of dollars in damage to companies with their interference and activism.  And those losses should be recoverable as damages by the government because of how the FAR was written.  The intention of the federal government was just the opposite, the way they sold it.  It was supposed to reduce lost time action by employees and help stabilize the supply chain due to Covid call-offs.  Oops.  

Even if all this Covid stuff is just a cover story for hiding election fraud, or the results of a completely incompetent administration trying to implement United Nations Marxism into America through change state strategy, the responsibility for the failure still falls on the federal government.  The people, employers, and employees did nothing to deserve this disaster; it’s all the federal government.  Biden got himself in trouble with poll numbers; he wanted to be a tough guy with this Covid vaccine mandate and hope to draw companies offsides.  Many of them were hungry to comply, but the workers refused to play along, and now the combination of efforts has torpedoed the American economy. I can’t wait for that jobs report in October and November; Joe Biden should enjoy those.  But he only has himself to blame.  Yet when people wonder why things are getting so bad out there and why they are much worse under the Biden administration as opposed to Trump, they forget about politics, look at the results between the two presidents, and everything becomes obvious.

The Biden Marxism and authoritarian approach have killed any recovery that was possible coming out of Covid lockdowns, which of course, has never been adequately admitted to.  The real question is, why did we have Covid in the first place?  Why was the NIH funding it, and why isn’t Dr. Fauci in jail?  But the mistakes that have cascaded off Covid have been disastrous.  The Trump administration did a good job even under detrimental conditions.  The Biden people, they can’t get out of their own way.   The Biden vaccine mandate for them was all about testing to see if they could get away with a massive overreach of the American constitution.  But now, they have crippled their own recovery.  It hurts us all, but the blame is squarely on the Biden government.  Some of this has, of course, been on purpose.  But the results of E.O. 14042 have been historically disastrous.  History will never forget the intent that was shown by the government and the reaction by the public.  Americans are not compliant Chinese.  We weren’t going to jump offsides and give the government a free first down.  And because we didn’t, the government is left holding all the losses, and we will pin it on them, forever.  

Rich Hoffman

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The Progressive Labor Union, LEA endorses Trent Emeneker: Hoping to slide a liberal under the door for West Chester Trustee

The LEA Endorses Trent Emeneker

At this point, it’s pretty well known that the challenger for the West Chester trustee seat in Butler County, Ohio, Trent Emeneker, is not a conservative.  He has stated that he’s a registered Republican. Still, much of what he talks about, like wanting to turn West Chester into a big bureaucratic city full of city council positions and other nonsense, is excessively liberal.  It didn’t help that he did a meet and greet at Liberty Center’s AC Hotel hosted by an activist Democrat.  So Trent has loads of problems even before a single-yard sign was ever put into the ground.  But as if all that were not enough, the LEA (Lakota Education Association) has endorsed Trent, which is essentially the kiss of death in Butler County.  The LEA, of course, is the ultra-progressive labor union that runs the Lakota school system.  They work under the umbrella of the Ohio Education Association, and ultimately the National Education Association, which everyone knows by now are essentially PAC groups for Democrats and the advancement of progressive causes.  Those not sure what progressive causes are responsible for should know that they are encouraging sex education in early grade school and transsexual bathrooms.  I would go as far as to say that it is an evil organization of radical politics intent on the destruction of the United States.  But judge for yourself.  What matters is that they have endorsed Trent Emeneker and hope to squeak him under the door in an off-year race that typically has low voter turnout. 

There is nothing good that comes out of the LEA.  They essentially protect bad teachers from being fired and lobby to pay them too much money to do it.  They are wholly committed to the destruction of America as we know it.  They collect money from their union dues and apply it directly to Democrats nationwide.  If you can think of something terrible about government schools, and I can think of a lot, the root cause of the trouble goes back to teacher unions, especially the NEA.  So long as they exist and have a footprint of any kind in our schools with our children, there is no hope of making those schools better.  People understand that more now than they did even a few years ago.  At Lakota, there is an opportunity to vote for new school board members to replace the current ones, which might stand against these teacher unions better than we’ve had in the past.  Usually, there is no defense on the school board.  The LEA essentially runs everything, including putting their candidates on the board as they are trying again this year with Kelley Casper, Michael Pearl, and Doug Horton.  There are finally options this year with actual Republican endorsed candidates.  Many people are running, so voter turnout will have to be high to defeat the incumbent’s LEA has also endorsed.  So we’ll see if voters take advantage of this opportunity with great voter turnout on election day, November 2nd

The LEA endorses Trent Emeneker for West Chester Trustee

It is just that kind of low voter turnout that the LEA hopes push the liberal Trent Emeneker into a West Chester Trustee seat.  They usually have their activists who always show up to vote and preserve their intent to destroy America.  So Republican voters will have to show up and defend themselves to keep that from happening.  But as to Trent’s intent, there is no doubt about it now that the LEA has endorsed him on their web page.  When you have the LEA behind you, you know that a vast evil is not far behind.  Everything the LEA does is rooted in some destruction for the American way of life and the families that make the country great.  Behind all teacher union activities are actions intended to attack family and its institution to a progressive need.  Suppose there are members of the LEA who call themselves Republicans and just go along for the great six-figure paycheck at Lakota. In that case, they are doing like all RINOs do, help evil get a foothold into our lives with the death whisper of compliance which is silently killing our country as we speak.  Those teachers in the LEA are just as bad as the purple-headed progressives advocating gay rights, critical race theory, and globalism by saying nothing and letting evil have its way in the world. 

Trent has tried to sell himself as an old military guy hoping that blind allegiance to service might make people ignore his obvious liberalism.  His biggest complaint about the current West Chester trustees is spending a few million dollars on landscaping for the new Union Center exchange.  He considers that fiscal irresponsibility.  Yet West Chester is operating in the black, which is how it should be, and considering the amount of GDP produced at that highway exit, the landscaping costs are easily justified.  Oddly enough, at a recent debate where Trent tried to make an issue of this cost, it was Lee Wong who best slapped him down for it.  Now everyone knows I’m not a huge Lee Wong fan, one of the current trustees.  But next to Trent Emeneker, Lee sounds like Donald Trump.  Lee explained well the need for the landscaping in a very Trump-like way.  Union Center in West Chester is one of the premier spots in the entire country for economic activity.  I would put the GDP moving through that exit among the top in the country.  There is nothing wrong with having some nice flowers there to greet the mass commerce that occurs.   Of course, nobody talks about that the LEA is against all capitalist activity as they are socialists and communists in their origins.  They are “the vote red for ed” types. The red is the red flag of communism, so for Trent to attack a few flowers when Lakota is bleeding hundreds of millions of dollars into these LEA employees advocating against family values, small government ideas, and the promotion of the religion of climate change, Trent proves he’s just a stooge for the LEA liberalism and not interested in fiscal responsibility.  If he indeed were, the LEA would never endorse him because all they want is a run-away wallet with no limit on the credit card. 

So remember as you vote that the LEA endorsed Trent Emeneker.  I don’t think it will change anything.  The same several thousand people who will vote to keep the current big spenders on the Lakota school board will vote for Trent as a trustee.  But there are a lot more Republicans in Butler County than Democrats.  It will all come down to voter turnout.  If you don’t want to see more LEA liberalism contaminating our community, then be sure to get out on election night and vote. Don’t just show up and vote for Trump or the mid-terms.  Vote now and for the same reasons, defend your turf from these radical progressives and their plans of doom for our children.  And know when you vote that Trent Emeneker is one of them.  The LEA does not endorse Republicans, not real ones.  They are out to destroy conservative politics so they would never put their name next to anybody who won’t help them do just that.  Trent is a big government guy, which is why they want him.  But, if you show up to vote, you can stop their plans.  So, could you not take it for granted?  The time for action is coming up; make sure you are part of the solution.   

Rich Hoffman

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Looks Like its Time to Bring Back Hanging: We have a criminal government, and we must meet it in the street

Maybe its Time to Bring Back Hanging

A recurring theme of American westerns is the temptation of the domestic woman to coax a man not to meet evil in the street and right wrongs but to stay safe and keep the doors shut.  To hide in the bosom of a woman in trade for sexual security replacing mother as the overseer of what’s good in the world.  Of course, the man must do what they must and meet evil in the street and conquer it, then return home to the woman for forgiveness, which usually he gets.  The point to the stories is that women are the guardians to domestic bliss and the love of home and family, but that the threats to those wonderful things come from outside sources, and sometimes to eliminate them, the hero must go and throw all concerns for danger aside and do what has to be done.  That theme was particularly strong in Clint Eastwood’s Pale Rider from 1986.  Sure, women had the right to vote long-established. At that time, women were in the workplace sharing breadwinning activities, tricked by the government to become taxpayers serving the government rather than guardians of the house and protecting the children from the villainy of government.  But that’s a story for another time.  Presently we are faced with the trend of great evil, and it’s time to face it down in the street and figure out what to do about it.  In the Pale Rider theme, two women were tempting Clint Eastwood to stay in the house and live happily ever after with them, hoping to ignore the evils of the world from inside, a mother and her young daughter.  Of course, Eastwood would forget both and face down the bandits in glorious gunfire, doing what needed to be done despite the cries of safety from the women.  And that’s where we find ourselves in a very modern time.  We have a challenge to our order of American hopes and dreams and a real need to throw away safety, security, and domestic bliss to face down evil for all its worth and deal with it squarely.  After the crimes showed just in election fraud from 2020, I think the case for bringing back hanging as capital punishment is more than justified and is something we should have a serious conversation about.

Men and women certainly have different roles in any social order, and since westerns were produced and society has “evolved,” our opinions about things have become murky.  I would argue that all this ambiguity has been on purpose to allow criminal activity.  Like all bad guys in the world, they seldom ever sell their actions that way.  But it takes good people to see bad people for their worth, and sometimes, the good people must risk it all to do what must be done to protect the world from evil.  And to understand how to tell good from bad, it must be clear which is which.  As the social order of our times has been formed by those most hostile to tradition, it is helpful to turn to history and our culture of stories for clarity which I’ve done due to the 2020 election. I’ve spent many weeks on the road in 2021 and traveled all over the Wild West studying history.  Much of it was to finish off my manuscript to The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, a book that makes a case for many things that need to happen in the 21st century. I’ve probably seen every western ever made, but to think about the vast evil I was witnessing, I needed to go and see the places I had read about over so many years and consider the options.  And one thing that continued to come up in the many books I picked up unique to traveling in those western areas was that hanging seemed to work a lot better than the legalisms of the progressive era. 

I was in Deadwood roaming the streets as my family waited for a table to eat at a nearby restaurant as I ran across a book that turned out to be fantastic for this purpose called The Outlaws of South Dakota.  It was the kind of book you wouldn’t just buy on Amazon, it was a local flavor, and it was perfect for getting a good taste of Deadwood’s history.  I had read about so many places in Deadwood that my visit gave me a good foundation for the words on pages, and by the time my family was seated, I had an excellent place to take my research to the next level.  And it was clear from that research, no matter where I traveled, from Deadwood to Lincoln County, New Mexico, that when people would hang bad guys for simple threats and slights against innocent people, the society worked a whole lot better.  When the attempt to replace justice with lawyers and human resource departments was introduced at the start of the progressive era to stop people from shooting each other in the streets, the trend of criminals was to hide their actions behind rules nobody wanted to follow.  And evil spread like wildfire.  After banning alcohol with the 18th Amendment in 1919 and the women’s right to vote in 1921, we can see the intention of governments and the criminals who prospered from the power grabs of the progressive era.  Replacing the woman as the guardian of domestic bliss was the first step, and robbing a man of something to fight for was the second.  The gunfighters in the streets were pushed deep into history, the alcohol slugging loner ignoring the women and meeting a bad guy in the street for frontier justice was a thing of the past, and what the government instead gave us were comb-over lawyers that interfered with justice giving rise to “organized crime” as we would come to know it.

These were the days of Bonnie and Clyde and Al Capone, who would take the government overreach and profit from the chaos.  People no longer stood up to evil or even their wives for the right to justice.  Now preserving justice was not even a domestic problem; everyone hid in their homes and called the government to do the work.  It’s out of this chaos that Saul Alinsky learned from Al Capone himself how to make the Democrat Party into a government-sponsored organized crime syndicate, which is where we find ourselves today.  It seems like a long time, but the election fraud that we saw in 2020 was just the result of 100 years of progressive erosion of justice.  There was no longer a woman to turn away from maintaining domestic bliss and family love to risk it all to face down evil.  Now evil was everywhere, and nobody could see it because nobody was home even to fend it off.  Everyone worked for the government to be good taxpayers to fund a monster government that criminals essentially ran.

We were supposed to maintain that government by elected representatives, but we learned in 2020 that the criminals were running the show, and nobody was meeting them in the streets to stop them.  They didn’t respect our laws, and they certainly didn’t appreciate any of us.  While traveling and reading this year, it became clear that the only way to stop that lack of respect is to get back to the days of what worked and what didn’t.  What didn’t work was putting safety first and listening to what the government wanted to do about justice.  What did work was that people at the front of justice, alone in faraway places like Deadwood, South Dakota, often hung bad people at the point of a crime, where it happened quickly.  And things were much better off than they are now.  So perhaps we should be thinking this way again.  Because what is going on now just isn’t working, and we need it to.  We have a criminal government, and we need to meet it in the street and deal with it accordingly.  But to deal with evil, first, we need to see it.

Rich Hoffman

Mollie Hemmingway’s ‘Rigged’: The Step by Step Story of how 2020’s Presidential election was stolen

How the 2020 Election Was Stolen

Yikes, the new book by Mollie Hemmingway, Rigged, How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections, is that book that has been needed for a while now. It’s the essential first step in identifying the election fraud not just of the 2020 elections, but over time, many elections.  It establishes the relevant legal arguments for our present crises in a genuinely open and shut case by establishing “intent” at the start of the book.  Then running through the activism of the Trump presidency by those who made it clear they wanted to overthrow the results of 2016 and have a coup while he was in office.  So, of course, when it came time to rig the election in favor of Joe Biden, Mollie shows just how it was done.  All that ended up separating Trump from re-winning the presidency was around 43,000 votes out of many millions.  And that was generated with extraordinary cheating that went on at many levels, so there is a lot of reason for Democrats to worry.  They went all in to steal this election; they have been doing it for a long time. But never had things been this close after they went so far to do it.  Their footprints were defiantly seen coming out of the corner they painted themselves in.  And that’s where Mollie’s book is unique because she identifies the primary problem.  No wonder Facebook recently went down for several hours when they found out this book was about to be released.  They likely had to get rid of some significant evidence because this book shows how Facebook spent half a billion dollars tampering with the election process and explains how the votes were manipulated in favor of Democrats.  This is a ball-busting book, one of the best I have ever read on a political subject.  And it’s also the most relevant. 

Ron DeSantis has already taken action based on what was learned in this book which Mollie Hemmingway researched immaculately.  As a frequent Fox News contributor, she understands clearly the legal scrutiny that a book like this will generate.  That made the book even better because she layed the case out so air-tight that nothing could escape.  She essentially shows a pattern of behavior we should all be concerned with regarding Democrats’ treatment of elections and the Republican party over time.  The patterns and intent to commit election fraud to achieve some “greater good” of socialism as they see it is a real danger to our country.  While Republicans have been trying for decades to have an honest conversation with Democrats, and it is always “they” who attempt to look “bipartisan” when it comes to negotiations, Democrats have been out to kill and to make a belt out of their victims with the hides left behind.  Democrats play to kill and nothing less.  They do not want a shared vision for a red, white, and blue America.  They want communism, and they’ll break any law to get there.  Mollie made the case quite well.  We all know the stories, but it was quite a compelling argument for her to go through the last 18 months of the Trump White House and show the sequence. 

The Zuckerbucks trend emerging out of this book essentially shows that Mark Zuckerberg had to promise his activist employees at Facebook that they could use the power of their platform to change elections, which is precisely what he set out to do. Facebook’s role alone in removing Trump from office and going against the people who voted for him is criminal at best.  Treason and sedition are what Facebook, Twitter, and Google participated in during 2020, in many ways.  They view themselves as global, international companies.  They could care less about American sovereignty, so they don’t give a second thought to committing treason and sedition or destroying the lives of the people who are in their way.  Mollie makes the case in this book.  The challenge we all have now, as a result, is in admitting the issue to ourselves.  Facebook is not our friend.   Google does not have our best interests in mind.  All those warnings from Glenn Beck a decade ago by the supposed libertarians of Silicone Valley turned out to be true.  What we saw in 2020 was essentially an evil plot of a crazy billionaire radical Bond villain trying to take over the world by some nefarious means through election fraud, in this case.  Many of the voter irregularities that gave Biden the victory in unique places disproportionate to the surrounding regions, such as Maricopa County in Arizona and Fulton County in Georgia, were a direct result of the half-billion dollars Zuckerberg personally spent to make his employees happy in removing Trump and showing the world how much power, the tech companies had in America.  They had sold themselves to the world and China specifically as a means to control populations, and now they had to put the rubber on the road and show everyone to what extent. 

Mollie Hemmingway even covered the closing days of the Trump White House and the legal challenges that it had to undergo from a legal standpoint.  Chronicling the intimidation of the attorneys in great detail and the momentum of the cases, it is not surprising that Trump and Rudy Giuliani resorted to the emotional aspects of the case.  Things were being undone so quickly they had little choice.  But the way Mollie chronicled the chaos, action for action, tells a story.  We all know the story, but do we truly understand the level of activism our judicial system had been conducting in conjunction with Democrats.  Their shared opposition was much more significant than just opposition to Trump.  It was opposition to all of us who dared to assert that we wanted to be in control of anything, at least not our government.  And there was Mark Zuckerberg and other big tech billionaires to announce that they were in charge, not the voters.  They advertised themselves as being in control of the American population, and they had to live up to that sold revelation by any means possible.  Trump was simply in the way of them making that declaration.  The judicial system went along with it because they had already accepted this new power regime, and they feared it.  They wanted to appease it as liberals to whatever degree they were liberal.  So when it came time to become Judas, they couldn’t wait to get in line. 

If a story ever needed to be told of fraud and a general condition of groups of people sharing a country who are opposed to one another, Rigged tells it.  The tendency to cheat was their first option, their only option.  Democrats and their technocrat partners never planned to get along with Republicans nor their Trump-supporting deplorables.  They hate us, and we hate them.  When it came to the election, they thought so little of us that they sought to steal it right in the light of day and never expected to get checked on it.  They broke the law audaciously and showed even more that they had no respect for the law, even in small ways.  They were looking toward a future world where the laws of the United States would mean nothing, and they treated the election of 2020 in just that fashion, using the laws when it suited their case and throwing them out when it didn’t.  And they dared any of us to say otherwise.  That is what Rigged says to the world, and it was a book that needed to be written and read because it digs into the heart of the fundamental issues of where we go from here. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Case for Voting Todd Minniear to Liberty Township Trustee: Where real leadership has been needed as opposed to rubber stamping comprehensive plans

Todd Minniear for Liberty Township Trustee

The trustee race in Liberty Township, Ohio, is interesting because it allows for an advanced discussion of politics that hasn’t been available to us.  On the one hand, there is an incumbent who is a decent Republican, Tom Farrell. He’s offering the status quo rubber stamp on the comprehensive plan so that investors won’t have to worry about unnecessary changes in government to ruin their forecasts.  I understand those problems and can see why stability there would be much desired by many people.  Then there is Buck Rumpke, a hard-working guy from zoning who wants to work with Farrell to continue implementing the Liberty Township comprehensive plan essentially.  I would argue that such a goal is filled with peril because those comprehensive plans are usually written by liberals hired to write them. They essentially reflect the exact phrasing of what the United Nations 2030 plans sound like and are filled with many green energy code words, which, if you peel that back, lead to global communism.  Tom and Buck certainly aren’t communists, but they aren’t exactly the kind of people who are intellectually curious about significant, international matters either.  They know what they know and stay in their lane, which is excellent if you want followers.  But in providing leadership, not so much. 

Where many communities can’t afford to debate about levels of conservative policymaking, I see in Liberty a unique situation.  I like Tom, I like Buck, but in listening to them talk, I’m always looking for more from a leadership standpoint, especially after what we know now after the 2020 election year.  Priorities certainly shifted, which is a point I will make for what I think is the best consideration for trustee in Liberty Township in Todd Minniear.  I remember well the challenges that Senator George Lang had back when he was a trustee in West Chester when he worked to challenge the comprehensive plan there and the debates about the library that were a big deal then.  George handled things well, there were times when deviating from the plan made sense, and the debates were healthy.  In Liberty Township, the attitude has pretty much been, follow the plan, and that has made the politics of Liberty Township much less attractive. The problems that we are now facing are even more predictable. 

For instance, Todd Minniear talks about it all the time, to encourage more growth in Liberty Township, which is landlocked for the most part, the comprehensive plan advocates for more high-density dwellings, such as apartments like the ones that were approved by zoning to go along with the new Costco development.  Now for the record, I love the idea of the Costco development, and I love Liberty Center.  There is a lot of good that comes from those developments.  Much better than bad.  But Todd is not wrong when he says that apartment dwellings are bad for Liberty Township because it cheapens everything.  They don’t pay for themselves in value and what you end up with is a bunch of voters who have no real ownership in their properties making decisions for the rest of us.  Apartments are a super bad idea in that context.  But, apartments are part of that United Nations comprehensive plan that I mentioned, and that is the problem with following those plans without questioning the reasoning.  The goal of the greenie crowd is to stack people on top of each other and make the world need less cars.  So sidewalks and integrated developments are the wave of the future from the United Nations’ standpoint.  Ownership of private property is something they intend to phase out.  When Todd speaks out against apartment construction, it’s not because he’s anti-development.  But he gets the eventual depletion in value that they create. 

Also, what comes up often in such debates is what to do with the great shopping and living development of Liberty Center. It’s a struggling development that started with high hopes. I’m a huge fan of the development, and yes, they are in need of a tax bailout.  I am usually a person who is against bailouts of any kind. However, much of the cause of Liberty Center’s troubles came from the government, specifically Governor Mike DeWine.  When Liberty Center was built, it was already a challenge for brick and mortar stores to make investments there, given Amazon’s impact and other online stores have provided to the market.  But given the wealth of Liberty Township, the risk was worth it, and it turned out to be a significant development.  It still is in every respect.  However, when Mike DeWine shut down the state’s economy over Covid, it directly hit every kind of brick and mortar store, and Liberty Center was struck at a critical time in its business cycle.  Now, to their credit and the credit of Liberty Township shoppers, many businesses at Liberty Center have managed to stick around.  The movie theater is still open.  The restaurants have survived mainly.  There is a lot of good to talk about.  But to give an example, my wife wanted to take one of our grandchildren to the playground there the other day, and it was still closed due to liability concerns over Covid.  So things have not resumed to normal even after the pandemic, which directly impacts the flow of shoppers to the complex.  When you can’t just go and have fun but still must deal with Covid rules, shoppers are more inclined to stay home and shop online.  Now, was that part of the United Nations comprehensive plan?  Of course not.  The developers of Liberty Township followed all the sustainability rules.  But, the government changed the rules. 

This is where a person like Todd Minniear would shine as a trustee because he is an advocate of the great book The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates, which professes that leadership has an obligation to question the authority of any higher authority.  An example would be the Biden executive order on vaccine mandates or Biden’s orders to shut down businesses to Covid rules.  Todd, in fact, during Covid challenged the DeWine administration and won in court, so he is the only candidate who has been successful in challenging higher authorities based on Constitutional law.  And when it came to helping places like Liberty Center during Covid, they sure could have used Todd Miinniear as a trustee during the Covid shutdowns because it might have helped them not take such a hit for which they now need a bailout.  Looking back on how things should have been handled with Governor Mike DeWine, before the legislature eventually took away his authoritarian mandates under emergency protocols, there needed to be many more politicians like Todd Minniear in place to protect businesses and residents from unnecessary pain.   Liberty Center is an obvious example, but the actual costs to Ohio are still incalculable.  To get an opportunity to get a talented person like Todd onto a board of trustees is unique.  It would be a shame to pass it up. 

After a recent debate among the Liberty and West Chester Trustees, I listened to Ann Becker debate The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates with Todd.  Ann Becker is a trustee in West Chester, and I’ve known her for a long time and respect her.  She isn’t a fan of the book, so it was a great talk between her and Todd over the philosophy of a trustee’s role under such conditions.  We may not have had that discussion before Covid because nobody would have ever thought a governor like DeWine would ever try to shut down an economy.  But now that we’ve seen the teeth of government, especially at the state and federal level, such debates have a lot more validity.  I decided Todd Minniear was the absolute best candidate for Liberty Township Trustee after listening to this friendly debate.  Ann is a smart cookie, and Todd could answer all her questions quickly and effectively with the actual state revised code he had on hand. He’s such a great mind; it would be a shame not to use it fully since he’s offering it as a public servant.  And I am very, very excited to vote for him for all these reasons and more.   We live in a time where we need politicians to do more than just rubber stamp pre-written comprehensive plans.  Sometimes we need politicians to challenge those plans, but most of all, we need leadership, even when abuses of authority come from higher offices like presidents and governors.  Todd Minniear is the only candidate I know who has a proven track record of success in doing this, and for the future of Liberty Township, we will need a lot more of that than what we’ve had in the past.

Rich Hoffman

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