Sex With Children is Always Bad: There is never a rationalization for it, they need adult protection, not exploitation

There have been positives that have come out of all the mess at Lakota schools, a government school in northern Cincinnati where suddenly references toward sex with children are as loose as The Rocky Horror Picture Show has become the new Sound of Music in history class. Some really good people have come forward to defend the position of kids in public schools, more than I knew were out there. For instance, the people associated with Protect Our Lakota Kids are some of them, but who would have thought that kids needed protecting as much as we learned they do? Whatever people think of the Lakota superintendent, the previous school board, and the police, in general, decided that he could continue working professionally and that the private lives of public employees did not indicate they couldn’t do their professional jobs.   If that is the rationale that everyone is using these days, no wonder everything is so screwed up. For me, it’s simple, if someone is thinking about sex with kids, underage kids, in any way at all, then it’s evil. Kids count on the adults to shelter them from all this nonsense, and the adult population is letting them down in Lakota and all over the state and country. Some really evil people are trying to justify themselves as normal operating in the light of day, and we have obviously lost our way as a culture. There is no excuse for even thinking about sex with kids. I would encourage people who do know better to sign the petition at the link below and immediately inspire a conversation that all public schools need to have.

Protect Our Lakota Kids (protectlakotakids.com)

But it hasn’t all been bad, I have spoken to more lawyers over the last month than I ever have, and the results have been good. Most of them are looking for an easy slam dunk case that would be easy money for them. But there have been some really good ones who are very interested in helping children who get lost in this whole conversation. Someone has to fight for these kids who are victims of these adult predators with severe sexual addictions. I have learned more than I ever thought possible about the money trail that often goes along with pedophilia. If I thought before all this broke that pedophilia was a “unique” thing, it is now quite clear that it’s extremely common. No wonder nobody really cares to investigate the client list for Epstein Island. A vast network permeates most public schools, and state money is involved in keeping law enforcement fat, dumb and happy so the network can thrive, just like an illegal drug trade. There are so many people out there that are sexually broken that any audacity directed toward pedophilia is no longer tolerated. Because people want the product and there is a lot of money in it. I am happy to know that some very good lawyers are fighting out there for these children, and they are always on the lookout for the crumbs that fall out of the couch and are ready to take action when they see them. That has been an exemplary aspect of all this, to know those people are out there and willing to put their professional lives on the line to defend children. But I have learned more about the ugly underbelly of interstate pedophilia over the last month than I ever cared to learn about. Yet, that is also why it continues, because most people don’t even know that it’s going on unless they dig a bit under the surface to see it for themselves. 

Just to be clear, there is no circumstance where sex with kids is acceptable. I shouldn’t have to say it, but if you are thinking about sex with kids in any way at all, you should get help and remove yourself from children until you have dealt with your problem. Kids count on the adults in their lives for complete guidance toward their future selves, and sex should not be a part of their young lives. They shouldn’t be talking about it in the first grade. They don’t need to see trans teachers.   And they certainly don’t need to be confused about their sexual identity. They need to be playing with toys, learning what they can from trusted adults, and having fun while they still can, before they grow up and are burdened with a lot of responsibility. If we can’t agree on that basic premise, then there is not much to discuss. I found it shocking that many parents at Lakota schools were all too willing to turn their attention away from protecting kids and instead were angry at whistleblowers who presented a legitimate concern. Those parents went political first because they deliberately chose the institution over kids’ rights, which was very disappointing. You’d think that everyone could come together in agreement about the need to protect children, but obviously, that is not the case. I would go on to say about sex in general, if anybody is thinking about sex too much in their life, they should go out and get some hobbies. Just some friendly advice, I’ve been married for many decades to the same woman, and there are is a whole lot more to life than just visits to the bedroom. Sex is a part of life, but it should be a very minor part of any life. There is a lot more that adults should be inspired to do rather than waste their time having sex or thinking about sex. Eventually, all the standard sign stimuli stop working, and too many adults turn to children to light a fire and keep it interesting. And people need to draw the line long before sexual appetites ever reach that point.

The silver lining is that all this bad stuff was already there, but so was a defense network to defend against it. What has changed is that more people now know about it than before.   Good people within the legal profession have decided to use their reputations to fight for the right of children. I don’t think kids are asking too much to maintain the ability to think about fun things for as long as possible and keep destructive sex out of their lives as long as they can. I’m a person who thinks that people shouldn’t be thinking about sex until they get married and want to start a family. This idea of casual sex has been a disaster in our society. It’s an invention of the progressive left, just like most bad things are, and we should not be supporting openly sexual lifestyles. Not enough people want to take a hard line on sex in their lives because they hope maybe to not rule it out for themselves. But in every condition, it’s an empty life filled with empty people to satisfy an urge that never goes away. Sex is never satisfying, and that’s by biological design. We are supposed to want more, so we do it again and have babies to populate the earth. But we are also supposed to develop our intellects to think about other things so that sex isn’t the only thing. That’s what separates humans from animals; we can decide to do other things with our lives where the animal can’t. And that’s how we should be looking at problems like this. Certainly not rationalizing it away for our own lazy convenience. 

Rich Hoffman

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Beating the Bad Guys: The members of the “A Team” continue to have success, and for good reason

I was having a bad day, as some days sometimes go and I received a very nice text from a friend who showed me a photo of her sister reading my book in her backyard.  I really appreciated it, and it didn’t take long to smooth out that bad day into what I often say, wrestling alligators and making boots out of them.  But at a time when things were pretty tough, it was nice to see someone send me something that was positive.  I appreciated the gesture.  And it also reminded me of what I had done a year prior with that book and how significant it has been to improving the world in ways that aren’t typically measured.  Around August and September of 2021, I had given out 100 copies of my book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business to those I considered part of the “A Team,” various members in politics, business leaders, legal people, and in the trench freedom fighters I thought had a chance to do good things, and wanted to.  I couldn’t give books to everyone I knew, but I did to those who showed the most promise of doing big things on a war front that the mainstream news was ignoring.  While they wanted us to look at everything but what was important, I had been pointing out with greater frequency that real fight that we are all involved in, and I knew I needed to do something to help facilitate that effort in our war time epic that we are living through presently. 

Prior to the book coming out in August of 2021 I was pulling into the parking lot of the World’s Largest Truck Stop in Iowa when I received a call from another very good friend, a VIP known statewide.  He was upset that I had changed the name of my blog site from Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom, to The Gunfighter’s Guide.  For over a decade he had come to rely on my blog site for the kind of news that he couldn’t get anywhere else, and he wasn’t happy with the name change.  I explained to him that we were in a different world now.  I felt that there was a real need to provide people with a guide to fight and defend themselves in this increasingly hostile world, a world that desired to commit election fraud to remove a president, a world that was clearly fine with committing treason against the United States of America and to sell away all our assets to syndicates of global criminal enterprise.  And a world that would French kiss evil happily then spit in our face and call us the bad guys.  A lot of people were lost in how to deal with those elements and I had a background that had some strategy that might help them, so I was planning to focus my intentions on doing just that.  He seemed somewhat satisfied with that answer, even if he protested the change.  But now, a year later, what I was up to has been quite clear and I am happy to report that the world is moving in the right direction.

For instance, one of those copies of the book I gave to the controversial Venessa Wells from Lakota schools.  I saw her as a bright new voice in the fight for constitutional preservation and thought she might make good use of it.  But I didn’t give a book to the Lakota school board president Lynda O’Conner.  Even though she and I were attached at the hip at that time, I felt she was just using me to gain power on the school board and to become its president.  I didn’t care because if she gained power, then there would be a 3 to 2 vote against another levy on the ballot, so it was a mutual relationship kind of thing.  But I didn’t see her as someone who would make use of the strategies outlined in my book.  But Venessa was.  Its one thing to talk about the news, as I had been doing on my blog site for years.  Its quite another to come up with unique strategies that could heavily leverage wins to those who follow the outlines of my book.  And that was what was needed.  I often talk about the paralysis that most people have when confronted with evil.  Most of society suffers from this condition.  And those who aren’t afraid to fight often feel the system is so against them that they can be identified and destroyed once they are singled out.  So they often find themselves running from the bad guys instead of fighting them.  That was what had to change which I had to explain to my VIP friend.  I was talking to someone just a few days ago who felt they were targeted to be killed, and they felt they only had a short time to live to do some of the good whistleblowing work that needed to be done, before they were killed.  In my personal background, not only do I have a long history with Lean techniques, and all kinds of business improvement techniques and psychological analysis, but I have a background with various mobs and criminal elements.  I have known very well various judges and hit people, so I know the underbelly of society thoroughly.  And I don’t want people to feel that they will be killed just for doing the right things in life.  That’s why I wrote the book, to help those people feel they can do their work, and not worry about such things. 

A year later, after giving out those 100 books, and then the many others who have bought the book for themselves and made good use of it, there have been some very good victories against detrimental odds that now show a path to success, just as I knew it would.  But sharing that with others isn’t so easy.  People get inundated by information coming at them from all sorts of directions.  But the track record is unmistakable and it makes me happy to see.  I appreciate all the great feedback, but more than that, I enjoy more seeing people win at life, at whatever they are trying to do.  On the freedom movement side, if they win, then I’m happy.  But in business too.  It’s a hostile world out there and people need some way to get an advantage.  And if the concepts in The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business are followed in regard to international trade and intercontinental relationships entire nations could be brought down, such as China, or groups of hostile nations such as the Desecrators of Davos.  They are much weaker and more vulnerable than many think they are, they aren’t so scary, if you know how to beat them.  And that was the point of The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business all along, and why I changed the name to my blog site, to help people learn how to beat those scary forces out there that want to control the world, whether its locally, statewide, nationwide, or internationally.  There is no reason to be scared, or powerless in this world.  If you know how to beat the bad guys, in whatever field, then I want to see people free to do so.  Good people should never worry about being killed or destroyed for doing the right thing.  And after a year of strategy outlined in that book, the track record is obvious, and there are many more victories to enjoy before its all said and done.

Rich Hoffman

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The Lakota School Board Has Always Been Political: So why do they want peace now?

Wait a minute, why was Julie Shaffer crying at the Lakota school board meeting on September 12th? After all, she has been one of the most vicious political activists on the school board over the years. She has come after me before, quite viciously. In 2012, after Lakota had suffered its third levy defeat and figured that the only way they would ever win a tax increase from the community was to get rid of me, they came after me in a very public way, not in a softball manner. So since they couldn’t beat me in debate, Julie worked with several school board members and the Cincinnati media to destroy me viciously, which has been well chronicled. For most people, what she and the Lakota school board did to me would have destroyed them, and they didn’t care what it did to my family, life, or reputation in the community. They just wanted me gone, and they took the kill shot, and so did the Cincinnati media, which was hooked in lockstep with them, just as they are today. I have recently watched them do the same thing to Darbi Boddy. After voters elected her, the Lakota school board decided they didn’t want her, so they conspired to get rid of her viciously, with fangs out, and ruthlessly, blowing on the fires of liberal activism throughout the community. They didn’t care one bit what it might do to Darbi, her family, or her reputation. They simply wanted to destroy her in any way possible. 

But then, at the school board meeting’s closing comments, it came time for Julie to provide her’s; fighting back the tears, she said, “that I wish that people could remember that this is more than political theater and that these are people’s lives and future and what they worked for their entire career, and there are more people involved and that these are more than people’s points on a score card.” Well, isn’t that an astonishing statement? Who would have figured that she would say such a thing, given her track record? But then that opens up a whole new can of worms. Suppose she has such a public double standard depending on the political situation. How much bad behavior has she been willing to explain away in the past, knowing what this information tells us about her? I already know the answer, but for you, dear reader, let’s just have a little fun with it. For many years, I have heard of many cover-up stories that the Lakota school board has whitewashed. My hope was that with the current school board candidates that maybe that would change. But as soon as Darbi was elected, the knives came out, and surprisingly, Lynda did not come to her defense like I expected that she would and should. I have not been a fan of public education for many years now. I think teaching kids a progressive, liberal education is a huge waste of money. But I have worked with school board members like Lynda over the years to try and save the system. I have come to the defense of many who found themselves without a voice where the media did not want to tell their stories of bad conduct inflicted upon them to improve the school. I didn’t let my feelings toward people like Julie Shaffer inspire a campaign of complete destruction of the public school system in my district. I’ve held back a lot to make the thing work because I knew there were people like Lynda there trying to make it better. 

But then I heard at that same meeting Lynda gave a strange interpretation of the police report, which is available from the Sheriff’s Department as a public record’s request. Anybody can see it and read it, yet Lynda had a strange interpretation of it. She said, “there are no credible allegations against Mr. Miller. The Sheriff’s Office completed its investigation and found there was ‘no probable cause to initiate criminal charges.'” Well, actually, what the police report says at the end of a description of really extraordinary allegations and a police investigation that seems unreal is that the prosecutor said, “at this time,” as in to mean there wasn’t enough evidence at that point to further criminal charges. It does not “clear” Matt Miller as the media and Lynda said it did. Rather, it eludes to much more, suggesting that there may be more to come. What is implied, knowing some of the inside information from the various witnesses, is that it is hoped that this police report will shut down the investigation unless the public demands more. If the public does, then the prosecutor’s behind would be covered to further the investigation. What is astonishing is that Lynda establishes herself as the judge as to whether or not witnesses are credible or not. So what does that say about the school board that she leads? If someone comes forward with information that the school board doesn’t like, does that mean that the school board doesn’t take it seriously? If the Board is anti-Darbi, anti-Tea Party, anti-Republican, does that mean they will disregard the information if it comes from those sources? I have known Lynda O’Conner for a fifth of my life and think of her as a smart woman. A well-intentioned woman. These statements by her seem strange, not her. But then again, maybe the only reason I’ve ever had a relationship with her was for her to keep her enemies close. Nothing would surprise me. Like I say, always judge people based on what they do, not what they say. 

The hypocrisy of it all is that, on the one hand, the school board is all about politics so long as they are destroying the people they don’t want around. But, they will rally to their own people even if those people are guilty as can be, which everyone should find alarming. This isn’t some conspiracy theory; we see this publicly at school board meetings. Compare the police report with what the Board said at the meeting, and everything becomes very clear. Matt Miller created his own problems. Yes, people have a problem with his behavior and are making their opposition known. But people like Julie Shaffer and her school board accomplices set the ground rules for bloodthirsty politics long ago. They take public money to function, and I wouldn’t say I like paying it for the garbage we get from each graduating class. Lynda knows how I felt, but we still worked together to assemble a nice school board that represented the public more than we had. I am surprised that she turned on Darbi as she did. I was also surprised to hear her say the things she did at the latest school board meeting. But then again, maybe not. You never really find out about people until you go through the pressure cooker with them. If Matt hadn’t done what he did to Darbi with the help of the Board led by Lynda and people like Julie to destroy her completely, then the witnesses against Matt Miller would have probably never had the strength to speak out for themselves and go public with the information that has the Lakota superintendent in so much trouble now. He did it to himself. People are only willing to take so much, and because of what those antagonists did at Lakota toward conservatives in the community, over a long period of time, they have asked for what is happening now. And if Lynda doesn’t think the person who was married to Matt, and her many friends wasn’t a credible witness even after the police did their interviews, maybe she is having trouble with definitions these days, just as she obviously has with the police report.

Rich Hoffman

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Climate Change is the New Huitzilopochtli: They want you numb and dumb to make the sacrifice easier for them

We’re not just fighting political parties worldwide that have different ideas about things. We are fighting the basic tenants of good and evil that have roots into the past many thousands of years, and that evil continues to resurrect itself through the various liberal movements of our modern times. But not since Moses came down out of Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments, which started mankind on a path toward self-government as opposed to the worship of many pagan gods, has this evil been so well defined. We see it today manifest as the Biden administration and their connection to globalism through the Desecrators of Davos. But just a quick trip to Mexico City, which was built upon the conquered Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, will give a clear look into that vast evil as it was revealed to the world in a much more literal sense for all of human history in the various cannibalism cults of human sacrifice that are attached to every city-state culture. Today we call the behavior of the city-states liberal in nature. But in previous times, before evil attempted to disguise itself from this new Judeo-Christian outlook on the world, the Aztecs and Mayas were quite literal representations of how evil worked in the world through the influence of pagan beliefs to sacrifice all human endeavors to their jealous and corrupt yearnings. You can still see much of Tenochtitlan all over the modern city and contemplate what went on there before Cortés came and wiped their culture out altogether, leaving behind only the name of Mexico to remember the culture of the blood-thirsty Aztecs that had a religion that was essentially a mass production facility of death. 

In the center of Tenochtitlan was a giant step pyramid, not unlike the pyramids from the rest of the world, all part of one global culture of sacrifice that, in many cases, predates modern written history. These cultures consumed hallucinogenic drugs and thought they were talking to gods from beyond the grave who needed appeasement through the mass death of fellow human beings. It wasn’t unusual for the Aztecs, led by Moctezuma, to kill many hundreds of people per nightly ritual. Most of those people came from surrounding conquered territories and would be put in fattening pens to make them more delicious to eat when the sacrifices would take place to the God of War, Huitzilopochtli, known otherwise as Hummingbird. Huitzilopochtli was pronounced (Wechilopchee) in the Aztec tongue. The belief was that if Hummingbird was happy, that he would grant them productive conquests of their enemies with supernatural aid. Once the human sacrifices were fat enough to eat, they would be marched up the pyramid to the top, where high priests would lay them out across a sacrificial slab and cut out their still beating heart with an obsidian knife. The heart would be cooked on a heated pedestal for the spiritual consumption of Hummingbird. Then the body of the victim would be cut up into pieces. The heads and torsos would be tossed down the pyramid’s steps to a maniacal crowd below, while the arms and legs would be put into a big pot and cooked as a stew for mass consumption. Although the movie Apocalypto by Mel Gibson covers this kind of ritual well from a Mayan point of view, if you want to see for yourself how these things were done, that is an excellent movie to watch. As brutal as the movie is, it doesn’t come close to showing just how terrible and evil these rituals were and how common they were in a pre-Christian world. 

Well, imagine being one of the people who had to march up that tall pyramid only to be killed at the top and having to watch the people in front of you by the hundreds be killed, to hear their screams of terror, and to be chopped up into pieces while they were still alive and knowing that you were going to be next. To ease their minds, there were members of the priesthood who would distribute a drug to the people being sacrificed called Ithli, which was a mind-numbing agent that would dull their thoughts and make the terrible things that were about to happen to them much more manageable. After all, it was much easier to have the people the Aztecs intended to kill walk up to their deaths under their own power rather than carry them up there, kicking and screaming for all they could muster. In many ways, we take more precautions in modern-day slaughterhouses for cows, so they don’t see what is about to happen to them than previous cultures of human beings did toward fellow humans. So making those sacrifices numb and dumb with drugs was a key to pulling off a successful mass sacrifice. The less people could think about what was about to happen to them, the better the whole event would go. 

Of course, this is the root cause of the same mass sacrifice that liberals use today to appease the same pagan gods, but only now that they changed the names. Climate change is their new Huitzilopochtli, and a persistence global drug culture of legalized intoxicants serves the same purpose. Liberals, the direct descendants of all sacrificial city-state cultures, have given up the pyramid killings of the Mayans and Aztecs and now utilize mass killing through the medical industry and other devices of human harvesting where death rates are encouraged and reckless, disastrous lives advocated for to satisfy the gods of liberalism where individual integrity is looked down on, but consumption of the spirit for the masses considered a lofty goal.   When we talk about globalism, and the evils of the Great Reset, where it’s evident that mass death was the goal, not the deterrent, it’s the same old gods and the same mentality of mass sacrifice to them that we are seeing. It is also why all liberalism is evil; we are not dealing with rational political parties. We are dealing with an evil that inspired Christianity in the first place, the human answer to the thousands of years of stupidity in trying to appease mindless spirits who mask themselves as gods and speak to the drunk and intoxicated maniacally to create destruction and mayhem to all civilization. You can surely see their work in the Biden White House, the many evils that just the Hunter Laptop has revealed. We can see it in the FBI raid of Trump’s home in Florida. We can see it in the open border policies where women are raped daily, children are destroyed, and the drug cartels are empowered with almost a wink and a nod from our own CIA and FBI. And the hatred of America from those globalists who want to kill mass society for all the same reasons that the Aztecs killed their prisoners is much more common than anybody wants to admit. We are not dealing with rational political disagreements here, we are dealing with an evil that has been with mankind since the beginning of time, and America was an invention to destroy that evil. Not to yield to it. We are meant to destroy these sacrificial cultures once and for all, and when it is asked what is behind the MAGA movement of our times, it is nothing less than the destruction of evil on earth once and for all. Anything less would be considered not acceptable. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Attack by the Fourth Unelected Branch of Government: Joe Biden is their pawn, and they are out for blood

There was always speculation about the Kennedy assassination that has pointed more toward the American intelligence agencies than to a lone shooter who wanted to assassinate the president. But people had a hard time believing that anybody could be that evil or that we couldn’t trust our various government members. But if there was any doubt, that is now gone by watching the Liberal World Order freak out about another Trump run for office, specifically what Joe Biden has been willing to do to keep his political rival away from the White House. The Biden White House obviously approved the raid on Trump’s home in Florida. The Biden Department of Justice greenlit the raid, and the FBI conducted the deed with drool dripping from their salacious mouths. A chance to abuse their authority and send a message to the former president. They took documents out of their boxes and put them on the floor for all to see, including a Time magazine cover to serve as a metaphor that was clearly intended to be an intimidation tactic; there is no longer any speculation about a fourth branch of government unaccountable to voters who think they are in charge. In their global formation’s early days, they committed assassinations and killed their targets. These days, they try not to do that; they just confiscate bank accounts, destroy reputations in public and make it so their targets would be better off dead. And that’s what the raid by the FBI was, an attempted assassination and a clear message that they were in charge, and they didn’t give a damn what voters thought about it. Now, do you understand, dear reader, why they stole the election and gave the White House to Joe Biden? This fourth branch of unaccountable government wants power at all costs so they can abuse it. And they’ll eliminate anybody in their way to acquire that power. That’s what we are dealing with here. 

Then in the aftermath, as a leaked photo was making its circulation around the media showing how the FBI could desecrate a private residence of a former president by a raid sent by the current occupant of the White House to attack his political rival for the next election, Biden gave several speeches trying to claim that it was the MAGA movement behind Trump who was the real terrorists and that January 6th was the crime of the century. Not because it was, but because the government said it was. We weren’t supposed to look at the crimes of the Biden family, the sell-out of America to China, and the United Nations, the Desecraters of Davos, the many hostile characters who Biden represents in the White House with his stolen election, and we are supposed to believe him when he says that Trump Republicans are dangerous? Well, dangerous to whom? The answer, Trump is a danger to the Administrative State who thinks they are in charge and that they will use any power necessary to exert that power. The raid on Trump and the distribution of pictures, the redacted documents, and the stiff arm by the Department of Justice to any liability on their part for the damages that the raid caused Trump or the nation are all clear indicators of a vast and corrupt evil that is in our current government. It was all a message that they intended to go after anybody who got in their way. That the American Constitution is not their legal limit to conduct against innocent people. But the public should be afraid, and if they weren’t, they would be because the power of this new global government was the master they served, and people better get used to it. 

They had to have an unethical liar like Joe Biden accept his role as the occupier of the White House. Because nobody but a loser like him could put up with the deal. Joe Biden is the spokesperson for a massive power grab by the Administrative State that intends to spit on the Constitution and turn over the acquired power that aggression could give them to the pinheads of Davos and the finance community around the world who want a bloodless coup. And Trump must be removed so that compliance by that world can begin. Because Trump is still a symbol of traditional America, the America they fully intend to destroy. And until he is removed from public view and humiliated, the MAGA movement will continue to be a danger to their attack on American sovereignty and the intentions of globalism. Of course, they are hungry for power, for all the reasons people have been for years. And now we can see just how hungry they are, which appears unbelievable. But the actions only confirm the suspicions. It should be quite clear by now just how dangerous this fourth unelected branch of government is and what they always wanted. The other three branches, the Executive, the Judicial, and Congress itself, were just the façade. The real rulers have been this unelected fourth branch that we have been calling the Deep State but are more appropriately now referred to as the Administrative State. They are globalists in nature and expect to implement a global religion of dualism and international control that they have been thinking about for thousands of years. They are alive and well now, shown by that raid of Trump in Florida and the audacious actions demonstrated in the aftermath. 

These people have been cheating in elections for years; likely, we seldom get the people we really want to represent us because we have not been a representative republic for many years. The Kennedy assassination and the many other killings in the 60s that occurred were the early warnings of the power of this Administrative State. They were happy to blame the mob or Russian communists, but that’s how they have played the blame game for centuries. The goal was to make us think we had a representative government but that we could be forced through actions of fear into doing what they wanted us to do. They allowed the mobsters to exist to create that fear in society, but it was they who fattened their bellies and had control from the beginning. And now they have control of all three government branches and aren’t afraid of people knowing who’s in charge. They feel they can raid the home of a former president and then lecture the world that it’s his supporters who are the real terrorist threat. And some people are tempted to listen because they are afraid of the bullies and don’t want to get beat up or put on the harassment list. Then to further discourage people from resistance to this unelected fourth branch of government Biden told us we need an F-15 to defend ourselves from air raids that he could call in a moment, that a little ol’ gun wouldn’t be enough to stop the power of government controlled by the occupant of the White House, put there by the power of the Administrative State. If there was ever doubt, it’s gone now. This is a hostile government filled with terrible, corrupt people. And it’s the task of our age to fight them off and remove control of America from them. And only then, when America is restored to a proper republic, can the rest of the world have a chance for a good life as well. These international mobsters, criminal insurgents, and maniacal globalists are playing for keeps and have threatened to spill blood if necessary. They’ve done it before and are warning that they’ll do it again. Their message is to comply, or else. And the raid on President Trump was meant to scare us all. It was their horses head in the bed that was the intention, not so much for Trump but for the MAGA movement that feeds off him. They want it gone forever and are ready to fight to make that happen.

Rich Hoffman

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Where is the Sheriff Jones Press Conference: Just ask your friendly Neighborhood Lakota School Board Member

Matt Miller of Lakota schools has been very open about trying to get rid of political enemies as he did Todd Parnell over woke politics during bad conduct among the student population, then again with Darbi Boddy when she showed up unannounced to take pictures on the walls of CRT teachings reported there. In both cases the Lakota superintendent, Matt Miller took action to force resignations, which was an insult to the people who voted for those representatives. He acted in a way that showed disregard for what damage might occur to those personalities and what it might cost them professionally or personally. That might seem fair in love and war, but when he stumbles on things, he shouldn’t expect people to treat him lightly. After a messy divorce, some of the documents from that divorce have been revealed by his ex-wife, and many within the Lakota school district have now seen what those documents say. He might say she’s crazy, as a lot of men do about their ex-wives as they try to move on after a previous marriage, but from what she has said about him, it’s clear that we need as a community to check it out. At the very least, the superintendent owes the tax-paying public an explanation that explains away what she has been saying with written testimony. I’ve never been a big fan of Matt, and always thought his $200,000 salary was too much and thought a less expensive person could quickly replace him. That evidence reported by his ex-wife was turned over to the police because it went well beyond politics and community gossip but straight to matters that only law enforcement should be dealing with. There were text messages which came from his phone with entire conversations on them where really bad things were talked about. They were screenshots taken by his spouse. The Lakota school board now has possession of much of this material in addition to many more items that are now public record and are available upon request. Could they be fake, perhaps, that was for the police to correspond through an investigation, which they have been conducting? I reminded everyone involved, which was a growing list of angry people made that way by the way Matt Miller dealt with his political enemies, that everyone had the right to due process. He might be innocent, and all this evidence could be made up. But as things have matured, it looked less likely, so it was all turned over to the police and the Lakota school board, and now that school has started, people are frustrated that the investigation was taking too long. Because based on previous actions and the safety of kids considered as the priority, the lack of urgency by all involved has left many questions. Questions, after all, are perfectly logical, especially after what we learned about the Jason Gmoser child pornography case. I personally like Mike Gmoser, the Butler County prosecutor. But his relationship to that case which carried with it life imprisonment, indicates to the community that when we hear of cases that might be unbelievable otherwise, we have an obligation to investigate at a minimum.

And for good reason, after all, there is a six-count indictment against Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds over just a real estate transaction that led Sheriff Jones and the Attorney General, David Yost, to give press conferences about, and that entire case was built on hearsay, where one party said something about another party that was in the public eye. Many people think that the case against Roger Reynolds is entirely political. Still, if that is the level of criteria we are using to measure legal cases, then there is a lot more hearsay involved in the Matt Miller divorce where his ex-wife is saying in writing much, much, much worse. I again would offer that Matt might be innocent, but when there is that much smoke, there is fire to stir it up. Why wasn’t Sheriff Jones standing in front of his emblem at his office and giving a press conference announcing all he and the police were doing to protect kids from the potential danger of the superintendent at Lakota, according to a reliable witness, his ex-wife? Do we just take his word for her credibility? As a community that pays his salary and counts on him to sell Lakota to the world as a safe and reliable place to send children, are we supposed to ignore what she is struggling to say because it’s inconvenient or that we might personally like the superintendent? It would be one thing if the accusations were just spoken, but these were written in text messages, confirmed by police interviews, and court documents from the divorce corresponded with the conversations. So, there is more than enough evidence to take caution on the matter and find out what’s going on. But after several weeks, and school starting with many upset who know about the matter looking for some acknowledgment of justice, the cold reality of a perceived cover-up was beginning to take hold.

The media wasn’t camped outside his home the way they were with Darbi Boddy when Matt Miller served her with trespassing papers on a school she is supposed to be managing as a board member. Matt took it so far that her story made the national news, and it was very embarrassing for her. Wasn’t that a purposeful defamation of her character? She was only a few months on the job after being newly elected, and obviously, Matt Miller was doing to her what he had done previously to Todd Parnell. He might have thought that a good idea, but he made a lot of political enemies by doing it, and shortly after that came a barrage of whispers about his sex life. You would expect a person who makes as much money as he does to show better discretion than all this. He should have never picked fights like this unless he was squeaky clean, and I mean eat off the glass clean. He might have a good explanation for the behavior of his ex-wife, and he should explain it, instead of digging in and avoiding the problem publicly. His lack of direct response to these issues has fed the fears in the people who have seen the text messages. And for those he has made political enemies out of, they are looking for anything to hang him on. And if he gave them the rope, that’s on him.

One of those six indictments against Roger Reynolds is a statement by Jenni Logan, who surprisingly left her job as Lakota’s treasurer on August 1st of, 2022, just a few weeks ago. Given the timing of this information and how it has been brewing for much of the previous school year, we must now look at who knew what and when and how involved they were in all this, if at all. But first, we must allow due process to do its work. The evidence must be validated, and explanations are mandated. For people to regain trust in Lakota as a school system, an investigation is necessary because this erosion of trust has brought us to this place and was created by Lakota management. Trust is earned; it isn’t just given away by title and by the way Matt Miller has actively worked to get rid of political rivals, as he did with Todd Parnell, and has tried to do with great fanfare Darbi Boddy, there was going to be a cost to it. The anger created by him has caused people to talk, and evidence was bound to come forth. But this isn’t just some community gossip. It’s a family member and a network of mad moms provoked by a long history of Matt Miller’s community interaction. At the very least, he has shown really bad judgment. At the worst, that’s for the police investigation to determine. Based on how the Sheriff’s department went after Roger Reynolds over much less evidence, we should expect the police to confirm or deny the results of their investigation. Doing the right thing is sometimes very hard, but we all have an obligation to justice. Otherwise, we will just get a lot more bad behavior in the future. 

I would have preferred to just see what comes from the police investigation, but after the events that occurred on Monday the 22nd of August 2022 some understandings must be met. I watched the school board meeting to see how this issue would be addressed, knowing the contents of the email that was sent to the school board earlier that morning. The same email ended up in all of the media by the afternoon sent by the person who wrote the board her concerns. Yet the reaction by the superintendent was a threat that would open up a whole can of worms with witness testimony and submitted evidence, police interviews–and mostly silence by Lakota generally, except for massive amounts of gossip. What started as a concerned parent reporting what was told to her that was very much a police matter; the public employees don’t get to go on the attack against their boss, the voters of Lakota. Explanations are the burden of the superintendent, it’s his life, his mess, and it’s up to him to explain all this to people for continued employment. The institution of Lakota is not more important than the individual people involved. And as to the superintendent’s reputation, he has to be able to manage all these things as part of his job. He owes us, the taxpayers, a lot of answers. But he doesn’t get to boss around members of the community for things he has himself opened the door to. He is not the victim, he is the responsible party, and the burden of explanation falls on him.

Rich Hoffman

More Conservatives Win School Board Seats in Florida: We need more Darbi Boddy types at Lakota

Just because the conservative experiment at Lakota has not turned out well doesn’t mean it’s a failure across the country. I would say the problems we have at Lakota are natural and part of the transition process. Not the result of failed intentions. When I signed up to help elect a conservative school board at Lakota with a 3 to 2 vote on issues, that, of course, assumed that we were getting conservative candidates. But through the rigors of the day-to-day operations, sometimes people find out they aren’t so conservative. They may have thought they were conservative in the safety of GOP meetings, but when the rubber hits the road, and process bureaucracy starts to take effect, people learn a lot about themselves that they may not have known. And people fall off the wagon. In that case, we just need to look for more candidates and keep putting them on the school board. I signed up for a Darbi Boddy type of school board, not a bunch of softies who would let the superintendent rule the world. I expect the school board to be in charge, not to let radical employees rule the day, and so far, in 2022, that is what has happened. Once things started to get tough, we discovered that Darbi was the only one showing up for work. And that is why we have a lot of the problems that are going on at Lakota now. I wouldn’t say it’s a failure of an effort as much as we are learning what kind of people make good school board members, and we are getting a definition of conservative values that is challenging people’s belief systems in themselves, which will ultimately be good for the community, even if it’s painful now. And as usual, what goes on in Lakota, a big government school in Northern Cincinnati, in the community where I live, so goes much of the rest of the nation. 

In the recent elections in Florida, Republicans showed up to vote for school board members 3 to 1. The more states in America that start to run their states as Ron DeSantis does, the more this trend will continue. Ohio isn’t quite there now. There are a lot of RINO Republicans who still think of themselves as Bush conservatives and Reagan admirers. But Trump is a bit too much “solution” for them, and when the pressure is on, they crack like eggs over an omelet. School boards should never have been considered “politically” neutral. The goal in politics isn’t for everyone to get along.

Public schools are radical institutions conceived by liberalism for teaching liberal arts. They have not produced children that grew up into happy Americans, quite the opposite. Many parents are seeing that they are unhappy with the product of public schools and are finally inserting themselves into possible solutions. For years people have asked me to be a school board member at Lakota for several decades now. Over time, the idea of public school has absolutely made me sick. I don’t think they are good at anything they do. But I have offered my help, especially these last few years, to help make them into a solution. I was quite aware that the people I was dealing with were professional community conversation types who befriend you to win you over, like a timeshare salesman. But I helped anyway because the school of Lakota was already in my home district. I personally pay thousands of dollars a year into that mess. So, I was open to the idea if it could be saved somehow. So, I helped where I could to see what might happen. It was worth a shot.

Other Darbi Boddy types are out there, and school boards across America have elected them by popular vote. It’s part of the trend of populism that is migrating to form the modern political movement that is going to sink all the mistakes of the administrative state finally, as it was conceived by communist and utopian socialists like John Dewey when they came up with the dumb idea of public education in the first place. Sure, it’s been a good free babysitting service for busy parents, but it has raised disasters in people who are failures of the 7 liberal arts in every way they could be measured. Even the best students of the public education system have turned out to be disasters of people and what is bad about the whole institutional approach is that public schools led by liberal-leaning school boards have developed the habit of protecting the bad conduct that goes on in the schools, rather than managing those problems for the betterment of the children involved. It’s all been a disaster from top to bottom, and finally, people are starting to admit to it and are offering themselves as options to get elected and help the way Darbi has been in Lakota. Even if the vote count at Lakota isn’t as conservative as it should be, it’s still better than what we had before. And future elections can certainly smooth that ratio out and will naturally match the national trends toward populism. 

Ultimately, however, my opinion hasn’t changed, even with this trend toward conservatism on school boards. Public education as a concept is doomed. It’s too expensive, inefficient, and doesn’t produce good people. It’s just a trainwreck in the best of cases. It certainly has not been a replacement for good parenting. After the behavior I have witnessed so far in 2022 regarding school board behavior and how the big liberal administrations behave toward it, it’s obvious to me that public education is doomed to complete failure. Suppose they think Darbi Boddy is bad and that the only acceptable Republican on a board is some wishy-washy RINO who will go way out of their way to get along in a “nonpartisan” kind of way, always bending the knee to radical liberals empowered through the teacher’s unions. In that case, there is no hope for them. If they are having trouble now, what will they do in the next elections when more Darbi Boddy types get elected and replace the stale old establishment types who covered up way too much bad behavior just to protect the school from outside opinion? They aren’t going to make it. I remember in April when the news story was all about Lakota might lose their superintendent over the radical school board member, Darbi Boddy, as if we needed to get rid of her to keep him and his $200,000 salary. Well, I don’t think he’s worth it, especially after watching his performance through Covid and recently over several things. We would do better with a much more engaged and less progressive person. I know they fear teacher shortages and bad state report cards, and the public relations of the superintendent are meant to put rosy glasses on all that for the illusion of goodness. But when a district is garbage, it is garbage. You can’t put perfume on it to make it smell better. The fact that the public employees of Lakota want so badly to get rid of the best school board member, Darbi Boddy, says that they aren’t ready to deal with the national trend in public education that is happening everywhere. And that fault is their own for failing to adjust to a changing world and holding on to a failure from the progressive past. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Caves of Lakota Schools: An email and another attempt to divert attention to Darbi Boddy from where the real problems are

I keep getting asked why I haven’t reported on the big Lakota story. Well, for all the reasons that we saw at the last school board meeting, one of the most intense emails that could be sent to a government body was sent that very day. But in the end, the board was OK with Channel 5 doing a story about a mad mom complaining about fellow board member Darbi Boddy again, who compared her to a school shooter. That was the news at 11 after a day of very interesting information. I received the same email that the board had, so I knew the content of it, and based on that, then the meeting started with a strange executive session; another hit piece by Lakota against Darbi Boddy was hardly a concern. Instead, watching the behavior of everyone involved has been interesting. As I say all the time, don’t listen to what people say; watch what they do, and you’ll learn the truth. Or, in this case, “don’t say.” I am watching how the authorities deal with this email. They have the information, and the clock is ticking.

The silence has been revealing. Everyone in town had this email. I had communicated with Karin Johnson from Channel 5 earlier that morning, so the buzz was……buzzing. Yet the story they chose to do was one against Darbi Boddy, again, about the same trespassing in the halls story they have been pushing. And that story was one that Darbi Boddy could easily say was slanderous, character defaming, and intentionally misleading. It is one thing to have an embarrassed mother of a girl who ended up in the Channel 5 story speaking at a school board meeting. It’s quite another giving school support behind it, and the way the board reacted was almost in relief that the news was talking about something else except what was in that email. 

The email was unbelievably bad, so to answer that question properly, I think it belongs in the hands of authorities to deal with quickly. But at this point, I am more interested to see how all the participants behave, which unfortunately goes well outside the government school of Lakota. So, I have not been eager to report all the details because on this one; it’s more important to see where all the insects go when the light is turned on. Turning the light on too fast will only scare them into hiding, where they stay all the time. One way or another, this email situation was much more significant and demanded that the light be turned on differently. I am more interested in seeing how everyone behaves rather than seeking justice for the few involved. Because what’s at stake is the heart of all public education and the mechanisms of the Liberal World Order. Every vestige of the Administrative State, of government built by the foundations of the Seven Liberal Studies, taught to us from our earliest memories, was at work. The media was at that school board meeting because they were looking for acknowledgment on the contents of that email and what management planned to do about it. Instead, the behavior revealed things about their collective strategy that was very surprising, to say the least. They were fine to sacrifice Darbi Boddy as a fellow school board member as they have been from the beginning with the defamatory rhetoric of a community member. But they were uncomfortably silent on the real matter that everyone was there to hear, and they certainly didn’t come to the defense of Darbi when such an accusation was leveled at her. They seemed to welcome it.

One of the ways you can trace the flow of water in underground caves is to pour colored dyes into the water upstream and see where those colors come out of the cave and into an outside creek or river—doing that gives the study an understanding of how water flows through the complicated crevasses and mazes within the cave that wouldn’t be obvious while crawling through the mud and tight corridors. Sometimes the best thing when you can see that crawling through underground caverns isn’t the best way to understand complicated problems; a different approach is needed. Well, the same thing is true in complex social and political issues that emerge in society. When you want to know the who, what, when, where, and how, you won’t find out that information by crawling in the mud with them. You need to see how information flows through their networks and how they react to it. And then, only then, will you understand the nature of the problem. When it comes to emergencies, I think everyone did what they needed to do. The email itself might be so unbelievable that it would turn out to be complete fiction. There are witnesses, and professional medical staff who are available to cross reference, so there are ways to validate the email. At that point, a small press conference about it would be appropriate, and a cautionary tale, no different than the mom who accused Darbi Boddy of being a school shooter would have transpired. After all, we are dealing with public figures here, and everyone involved should be able to endure a bit of scrutiny for the safety and security of the children in the schools of Lakota. If they are innocent of wrongdoing, they should get in front of a camera and say it. Then move on to the next thing.   But that’s not what we are seeing with this email. We see the lights being turned on; the cockroaches are scattering to their hiding places, only this time we are observing the actions with night vision, and can see the difference between light and dark, and can then trace where our bug problem really is, by first admitting that we have one.

So to all those concerned out there who are looking for justice and information, I would caution you to value information above all else. This is obviously a much larger problem that requires a complete understanding of what we are dealing with. So I have been in no rush to turn on the light for all the reasons mentioned. Rather, I would prefer to see how the colored water moves through the complicated politics of our community and to what walls it bounces off of so that a greater understanding of friends and foes can be established. Because when it comes to schools, their whole point is to provide a safe environment for kids. Schools are not a playground for the adults to make large wages and have an easy time making a living. If the adults involved are more interested in the politics of getting rid of school board members they don’t like or protecting a teacher’s union, then their priorities are all wrong, and they need an adjustment. If the media is more interested in the gossip of local politics rather than protecting children, then we have big problems. And if law enforcement is as corrupt as many people fear it is, then we’ll have to address that as well. But we will never know if we just turn on the light. We need to study the flow of information and see what people do with it. Even knowing how serious that information is, it only gives credibility to the data collected through observations made. It’s not acceptable just to have fears and speculations about the motives of the politics of government schools that are attached to tax dollars, radical leftist labor unions, and global political sentiment intent for the destruction of America. Facts and information are far more critical, and what we are learning is infinitely more valuable. So be cool and watch where the bugs run once the lights are turned on. And you’ll have your answers.

Rich Hoffman

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Progressive Politics and the Transgender Cult of Death: The religion of earth worship goes back a long way and is at war with the American idea of Christianity

The number one question I keep getting from people is understanding the transexual movement emerging from the Democrat Party. And the reason it’s such a jaw-dropping consideration is because many conservatives are looking at the world assuming that everyone sees it the way they do, from the Old Testament consideration that God gave mankind dominion over all of nature and to go forth and be fruitful. Multiply and be happy. And we could make many arguments that if all civilizations followed that basic premise, then the Vico Cycle, as Giambattista Vico conceived it in his book New Science from 1725, might be able to divorce themselves from that constant process of internal destruction, such as humanity has seen since its inception. American culture, after all, is, without doubt, the best society that does the most for the most people that is on written record to date. But, there are forces in the world, old, ancient forces that have never given up on the pagan religions of the past, which predate Christianity by many thousands of years, and those ideas are alive and well in the progressive political movement of earth worship. And the gender-neutral push is simple reverence for Mother Goddess worship of a seeded birth, where all life emerges from a non-sexual seed and gives birth to the world. Many of those ancient religions, including many that considered themselves some variation of Christian, including the Gnostics and the Cathars, and many variations in between, view all existence still as a fight between good and evil, where anything materially made, including the flesh is considered evil. And that the entire purpose of existence is to cast off our shell of materialism and be reborn of the spirit. That might sound like a very Christian idea until you realize that many of these progressive religions do not consider the Old Testament relevant and that surrender of their material selves to the nature of the spirit world, which drives all of Mother Earth as a consciousness all its own, is all that’s important. 

There are three major centers in which bisexual mythological generation occurred: Middle America, the Mississippian cultures, Southwest Asia, and the Near East. In these zones, ideas of the seeded earth emerged as a religious reverence for Mother Earth goddess worship. And, of course, a seed is not a male or a female as we come to understand the sexes but is whatever it needs to be to bring about procreation. So, when we see the current push for gender neutrality, this is what progressives are advocating for. We are dealing with an extreme religion from an ancient past that has failed over and over many thousands of years and re-invented itself into our modern Climate Change movement. All the same themes from history are present, even those values from very primitive hunter and gatherer societies. It is common even to this day for shamans in various tribal cultures to take on the form of a man or a woman of the opposite sex to duplicate nature for a better relationship with that spirit world. And when we talk about spirits, we are talking about the energy that drives all life, trees, plants, animals, and all primordial existence. Shamans in these cultures commonly take on same-sex partners in marriage to appease the spirits of that world, which is at the center of the current ayahuasca movement. For those in the world who lack confidence, who find safety in crowds, and who do not have strong individual identities, these religious concepts of earth worship are very reassuring, and they become the disciples of those ancient religions. They are against eating meat and believe Klaus Schwab and his cross-dressing friends when they say that the earth is on a course of destruction and that climate change is the highest priority politically. 

Climate activists are wrong, of course, as they have always been wrong. They are simply repeating the ancient battle cry of spirit world affiliation against the needs of material existence. From their perspective, anything from the material world is considered evil. Many of the duelist religions, those religions that believe that the entire material world is run by the Devil, including the Roman Catholic Church and all its offshoots, and that the only Good God is the one of the spirit world, are extreme in their assumptions which they fully intend to inflict on the rest of the world. And to serve that God, you must completely surrender all possessions, including spouses and children, to pay honor to such a supreme being properly. And with these people, they always look to the way cultures did it in the past, such as Egypt. You can’t visit Washington D.C. or Paris, France, and not see the obvious dedication to Egyptian society. We have a massive obelisk from Egypt at the heart of the American capital, right across the lawn from the White House. So these ancient ideas go a long way back. Their hatred of Trump, the MAGA movement, and the kind of materialism generated by our capitalist society is sheer evil to them. At the same time, we view them as evil because of their worship of a pagan concept of Christianity, a rejection of the Old Testament domination over nature, and the many religions that caused the Vico Cycle for thousands of years before the rise and fall of everything only to continuously start over as a primitive culture. We see that yearning happening again where progressives want to regress back to a time before the light bulb and to destroy our power grid to save the planet from the impact of mankind upon its surface. 

This battle has always been with us, and until the Nature Worshipers are finally destroyed, mankind will always be held in bondage to ancient stupidity. It’s not that nature is a bad thing. There are lots of great things about nature. But nothing in the universe is more impressive than the human imagination, and I would argue that creation by humans of use by what nature provides is the meaning of life and our natural purpose in the grand scheme of things. Humans are doing what nature intends by building coal plants, going to space, and inventing new things all the time, making better use of nature than what nature can do on its own. That the concept of mankind having dominion over all nature is a philosophical success story that is obvious to America, it may not be the kind of freedom the Masons wanted in the beginning, but it’s what was born once monarchies were removed from holding entire societies down by authoritarian control. Great things happened when that authority was taken away, and people were free to produce and create. The duelist religions killed many millions of people, so there is no shame in the many deaths that occurred so that America could be born.   These cultures clashed, and nature benefited. It wasn’t penalized. Nature needs to be led by leaders in the human race because, without mankind, nature is just a mess of living organisms bouncing around aimlessly.   Mankind gives nature meaning, and that is the meaning of life. But the progressives, the Democrats, and all the other supporters of Nature Worship are fighting a losing war that goes back all of human history, and they are standing against the solution to life itself. And that is where the urge is for all the crazy stuff we are seeing today, the strange obsession with transsexual lifestyles, the insane war against fossil fuels, and the odd hatred of President Trump and the political movement that put him in place and continues to support him. The plan was never for mankind to gain dominion over the earth and all of nature from the duelist religions of the world. Their intention was always to surrender to it, and they expected the rest of us to follow or else. They do mean violence if we prevent them from their diabolical schemes of ancient mass sacrifice. 

Rich Hoffman

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Abuse of Power in Butler County: And it’s not Roger Reynolds doing it

I’ve talked about it before; I sympathize with the Steve Bannon contempt of congress case that is happening at the end of July 2022 more than other cases because it’s personal for me. I don’t communicate with him a lot, be we occasionally do. He has shared some of my articles on social media, and we have exchanged text messages on occasion, so it’s more personal to me to see what is happening to him than it would be if I didn’t know something about the person himself. As I watch him go to federal court every day and the judge lecture the defense about not making a circus out of the case, it is bewildering to think that Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress in 2012, yet no punishment ever came his way. But because Bannon is a member of the Trump White House, he is being treated like a criminal, guilty before proven innocent, just by association. And all this has made me think of the case of George Lang several years ago, who was facing jail time just for knowing John Boehner, who was poised to be speaker of the house, and the Democrats wanted to sink him through his friends. George, of course, was found innocent, but it was scary for sure. We could all point to misconduct in court proceedings that were purely politically motivated and shake our heads. But we often don’t say much about it because we fear that injustice being turned in our own direction, so we just move along and try to ignore it. Yet, I see the same thing happening to Roger Reynolds in Butler County, where political rivals are accusing him of corruption in his office. And I just don’t see it in any of the indictments, for which a 6th came out just recently to add to the pile, intent on knocking him out of office. It’s an election year, some rivals want Roger out as a political character, and they’ll do what they must do to sink him. 

Believe me; I’d rather talk about a million other things than this case, which I’ve discussed in detail. I’d prefer to leave all this mess to the courts to decide but based on a ridiculous article by Jennifer Edwards Baker from Fox 19 about the details of the 6th indictment against Roger Reynolds, which now involves Lakota schools, the issue is so preposterous that we just can’t ignore it. Obviously, the prosecution in the case against Roger, much like the case against Steve Bannon, doesn’t have much to go on, so they are prosecuting the case in the court of public opinion through reporters who might sway public sentiment ahead of upcoming elections. And that is the entire goal of the proceedings. And we can’t ignore the case because it could be any of us falsely accused. It’s not that I love Roger Reynolds. I think he has been an excellent auditor. But he’s made political enemies over the years, which is all part of the blood sport of politics. I think he could handle many things better regarding social interactions, but I recognize that he’s an A-Type personality, as is Sheriff Jones, and a clash among those types of people is bound to happen. I see it as more of a human resource problem than a legal one. If those two people have problems, they should resolve them in some other way than in political tricks ahead of elections and wasting the time of courts for personal vendettas, which is clearly the case with this indictment against Roger involving Lakota schools.   

The Fox 19 article says many things that could easily be misconstrued, leaving out all the relevant factors, such as all the axes to grind among public employees, especially those who handle money. The indictment indicates that Lakota schools were due to get back $750,000 from the auditor’s office. Roger suggested to the treasurer Jenni Logan that they spend that money on the Four Bridges Golf Course in a partnership. A whole series of emails between Jenni and the school attorney show an interest in Roger’s proposal. Ultimately, they decided it probably wasn’t a good idea, so the concept was rejected. That was back in 2017, a long time ago. So why is this story coming out now? Jenni is retiring on August 1st, 2022, and this is something for the road that fits into the motivations of Sheriff Jones and his political needs regarding putting someone else in the seat of the Butler County Auditor. So, they completely made up the word “coercion” in the indictment and tried to build a case that forced Roger to prove he wasn’t guilty of it due to pressure from public opinion, rather than proving that Roger actually used coercion in any way during the proposed spending of the money. When people see $750,000, they might think that’s a lot of money, but in reality, within the budget of Lakota, it’s much less than 1% of their expenditures and is actually about 11 or 12 teachers. Teachers make a lot of money, despite what the unions say about compensation. I can easily see how Roger would suggest that Jenni spend the money on something more useful, like an elevated lifestyle for the students of Lakota, rather than just blowing it on more activist teachers. Jenni must have thought the idea a good one because she pursued it through emails which are part of the case. But she did so voluntarily. That is not coercion; it’s a discussion among professional adults. 

All this doesn’t change my opinion of Roger Reynolds. As I indicated, I could tell stories all day long about court cases that were purely intended to destroy a political rival and had nothing to do with actual justice. I mentioned a few here based on personal experience. But it’s quite common as a practice. I’m all for law and order, but justice should be blind. What is going on with Roger Reynolds is that laws are being applied against a political rival instead of uniformly applied. It’s an abuse of authority, but it’s not Roger doing the abuse. It’s the accusers, not the recipient. I’ll still be voting for Roger Reynolds in the upcoming election. All the people participating in the investigation against him should be trying to work with Roger instead of getting rid of him over their personal problems they might have. Destroying people’s lives is not the way to solve a problem. It might be common, but it’s certainly not right.

The courts are not private playgrounds to bully people into fight resolution that might have been settled on a playground when everyone was kids. As adults, judges, attorneys, and media bottom feeders are not replacements for fists to the face. When the courts are abused, as they are clearly being abused in this Roger Reynolds case and the case of Steve Bannon, that gives politics and our justice system a bad name, and everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves, as far as I’m concerned, all six of these indictments against Roger Reynolds are political witch hunts. If I had been Roger, I would have handled things differently, where there was no question as to blurred lines. But social mistakes aren’t against the law. Intent to commit a crime is, and to assume intent where there clearly isn’t any evidence, just for the political theater of altering an election is despicable at best and gross abuse of authority at the very least. 

Rich Hoffman

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