I Still Support Jon Gruden: Don’t play the “woke” game by the rainbow Marxists

I Still Support Jon Gruden

I have a lot of great memories of Jon Gruden from when he was the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and those memories will not be erased just because a bunch of globalist wokesters decided that some emails they dug upon him from 11 years ago broke some invisible modern rules.  If you haven’t figured it out yet, wokeness is an attack strategy, not the utilization of fairness, and there was nothing I heard of from Jon Gruden in his emails or any other source over the years that gave me pause to support him.  The rules of fairness and equality that have been pressed upon us run counter to the way humans think and are meant to control us as a species, and they should be rejected.  Climbing into private lives and thoughts is likely to bring up things many don’t want to hear.  Turning personal thoughts and actions even in an email into a public debate would reveal uncomfortable opinions.  But from those who want to attack our culture, such as progressives, that’s how they want it.  They are playing for blood and targeting what we enjoy as a culture and should treat them that way.  For me, I’ll disregard their stupid modern rules of behavior.  They have no impact on me or my life, and if they do carry over in such a way, then I’ll deal with them as the enemies that they are.  But they are playing along on the bandwagon of woke religion, as many have.   Jon Gruden is too good of a person; he doesn’t deserve that.

Within hours of this story going public early this past week, the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, where Gruden coached and won a Super Bowl, removed the old coach from their Ring of Honor, which I thought was despicable.  I love the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and have going way back to the Vinny Testaverde days for many years. I’ve seen a lot of bad seasons and some good ones.  It’s fun to finally have a Tom Brady team to root for because they win a lot more.  I love the family of the Glazers, especially the deceased father of the group.  The kids are a lot more progressive, apparently even Biden supporters.  I used to think they were all really smart, but if they supported Biden, maybe not.  So I found it disturbing that they so quickly distanced themselves from Jon Gruden over this woke controversy.  After a press conference with Bruce Arians, the new coach, I thought what a wimp he was for wearing a rainbow-colored Buc hat, which was an obvious tip to the gay community.  Bruce thought it was appropriate to promote anal sex to young people with that stupid hat?  But Gruden couldn’t send an email with topless cheerleaders to his old partner at the Washington Redskins for some guy fun?  No, I’m not playing that game.

Gay rights are sodomy, and it’s dirty. I’ll take the girls any day and not feel guilty about it one bit.  When Bruce wears a hat like that, he attempts to appeal to these dark forces of progressivism who want to ruin our culture and destroy our families.  Ultimately, the NFL product is a family sport that many people can share over several generations.  That is the ultimate attack progressives have against the NFL.  Wearing a gay hat won’t stop them from attacking.  It might just appease them for a while, which is the game that Tampa Bay is playing. “Hey, we’re woke, don’t hurt us.  Look, we got rid of any reference to Jon Gruden.  We don’t have a spine.”

The NFL has been attacked for years, and you can see the game Roger Goodell is playing with these attacks.  I said last year that he’s doing a good job keeping the product going.  He managed during the previous year to get an entire season in even while Covid was shutting everything down. That’s because of how woke the NFL has become.  The progressives thought that the messaging by the players union and the protests against the American flag might be worth letting them play.  So, Roger has been caught accepting a few evils here and there to play the NFL games on the field.  People can say what they want about compliance and what they would and wouldn’t do but look at all our companies caving to the vaccine mandates from an illegally inserted President Biden.  Lawyers and human resource departments have been rushing to get in line to be the next Judas to the Constitution, acting like desperate dogs looking for a table scrap from some obese human patting the dog on the head for doing silly tricks for a morsel of food.  Most everyone has caved under the Biden executive order, including most of our tough talking politicians.  Nobody has stood up for Constitutional rights, so they are no better than Roger Goodell.  And going back to Bruce Arians and the Glazer family behind the Buccaneers, they know the game.  If you have things of value, like a sports franchise, or a big paying job, you are a target for these progressive insurgents, so you appease them by giving them what they want and hope they go away.  But all that does is feed them for the next time. 

It’s nice to know there are people like Jon Gruden out there. I’m still a fan of him, and if he loses all connection to the NFL, which we will assume he will, then whatever he does in the future, I’ll be a fan of.  Hopefully, he’ll start a podcast.  He doesn’t need the NFL or ESPN.  He could probably do better as a podcaster the way things are these days.  Traditional media is in a transition.  The woke attackers have penetrated our institutions, but that’s not where the action is, as usual.  It will always be people like Jon Gruden who make the world go around, no matter what language they use to convey it. I’ve been at this point for a while, it is not just because of this Jon Gruden story, but I’m not playing this game.

The woke rules, as far as I’m concerned, mean nothing. I’m not building my life around them or appeasing them in any way. I’m not worried about anybody digging up any emails on me or secretly recording what I say. I’m not a football guy.  I hear things like what Jon Gruden said every day and in a lot more explosive detail.  People are still people. We’re not going to change people to the snowflakes of existence.  In my life, I use a lot of three-syllable words, even in my most private settings.  I doubt these woke losers taught in government schools even know what I’m saying half the time, so good luck.  But molding our life to these woke rules, no, I’m not going to be doing that.  Progressives are a threat to American life, and it’s time we start to treat them that way.  We need to be less inclusive and a lot more judgmental.  What they did to Jon Gruden was simply a warning shot to the rest of us.  He was a big target because he had a big contract in a game most of us love a lot.  Progressives don’t like that we are back to somewhat normal with Covid, and they took a shot at Gruden to remind us that they are still there.  And to me, that’s not acceptable.  I love Jon Gruden and always will.  I will still proudly show his Super Bowl pictures on my walls, even if the Buccaneers wimped out and caved to the rainbow Marxists and gutter rats of anti-American sentiment. 

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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Jennifer Edwards Baker Attacks Butler County Republicans: The keyboard assassins of Fox 19 in Cincinnati

How Media Tampers with Elections

Of course all 7 Butler County judges recused themselves from the bologna case in Ohio against the great auditor Roger Reynolds and two other elected officials in the heat of the political season. One thing that I can’t stand is a bully, especially when it comes to media.  It’s pretty clear now why so many in the media hate that many people elected Donald Trump for president.  They get it.  We see it in Joe Biden; a puppet administration ran essentially by media types who project their radical progressive agenda onto a caricature in the White House.  They have been doing it for years, but if we had not elected Trump to disrupt that process, we might never have seen it as clear as we do now.  That much was evident in Stephanie Grisham’s new book, I’ll Take Your Questions Now, just released.  Even though that book was intended to be a hit piece against the Trump family, as a whole, and to show how reckless and dangerous President Trump was, what it revealed was just how much the media wants to be in power and to run politics as unelected radicals who use the power of persuasion from the comfort of a nice, comfy desk to rule the world.  I hate it so much that is the primary reason I run this blog, The Gunfighter’s Guide, and have done so for over ten years and to millions of readers.  I do it to counter all the activism that occurs in the media world. A fine example of just what I’m talking about happened to several politicians in my home township of Liberty in Butler County, Ohio, which involves a lawsuit against Roger Reynolds, and two trustee candidates, Buck Rumpke and incumbent Tom Ferrell. 

Essentially, the lawsuit recently filed by a property owner over a proposed senior type center development project wants more money for their land.  They allege that Roger Reynolds was using politics to hold down the property’s price and keep other buyers away from the purchase process.  All the members of the lawsuit are alleged to be involved in some way or another.  Now on the surface, that sounds pretty nefarious.  But as you dig into the story a bit, you find out that most of the participants know each other from childhood. It affects families, elderly people, and cancer diagnosis with lots of emotion attached.  By the time the smoke clears, there will be hard feelings, there will be resolutions, and there will be a path forward that adults should be able to resolve on their own.  But then comes the media where Jennifer Edwards Baker from Fox 19 in Cincinnati inserted herself into the story as a political activist to take what is a pretty standard property dispute and turned it into a corruption scandal with the headline titled “Corruption-related allegations in lawsuit Against Butler County auditor, Liberty trustee. 

I’ve known Roger Reynolds for a long time, many, many years, and he’s always been a good guy.  Does he have some little bit of tyrant in him who would use zoning laws to squeeze a property owner to sell the property to only him and for half the price of its worth?  I would never think so based on what I know of Roger.  But then again, these people have known each other all their lives.  Can you know everything about somebody in every circumstance?  Of course not, so anything is possible.  The problem with the Channel 19 hit piece is the timing.  With the lawsuit filed at the end of September 2021 and Jennifer Edwards Baker putting quite a lot of effort into her article on it plastering the pictures of Roger and Ferrell on the cover rather dramatically, it doesn’t take much deduction to see that the effort is political and not some casual reporting of a legal situation.  Roger, Ferrell, and Buck Rumpke are all big names in the Butler County GOP, and I happen to know that Jennifer is not fond of Republicans. I’ve had to get after her and reporters at Channel 5 before using their media outlets to incite riotous conditions during 2020 as they were trying to lure Black Lives Matters rioters into West Chester to antagonize suburbanites into the fear of big city manipulations.

If Jennifer wanted to do a fair story on corruption, I could point her to dozens and dozens of similar stories all over Cincinnati.  The allegations over this Butler County land deal are common in properties where millions of dollars are involved, and generations of families are a part of the story.  There are many Democrats that are involved in these kinds of scandals.  Heck, we’ve seen a lot of scandals on the national stage, such as the DOJ being weaponized by the Biden administration to go after parents questioning their school boards over critical race theory.  There are such stories right now going on in Lakota. But we have to ask, “where’s Jennifer on those stories? Paging Jennifer Edwards Baker. Paging the Fox 19 News hyphenated activist looking for bottom feeder stories.” There are plenty of stories about corruption that Jennifer could have picked.  But this one targets Republicans right before a big election and pastes the good name that took a lifetime to build by Roger Reynolds all over the cover.  Of course, typically, what happens when a lawsuit is named forces the defenders to lay low and limit their speech to not corrupt their case.  By the time that all the dust settles and the case is over with everyone shaking hands in the end, the damage will already have been done.  When these Republicans should be out campaigning for their official positions, they have to answer corruption questions based on allocations.  Allegations can be made about anything.  Proving them is much harder to do and often falls short in the end. 

People asked me what I thought of the article by Jennifer Edwards Baker, and my reply was that it was typical Channel 19 activism.  A lazy reporter was looking to stir up gossip and trouble for Republicans.  If she cared about corruption, she’d have plenty of stories around Cincinnati to do them on, but she picked on prominent Republicans in Butler County for other reasons.  Allegations are not fact, and trying to play on the emotions of an 87-year-old man who wants to sell his land is not a story.  It’s bait to impede the election process of known and solid Republicans. I’m sure everyone involved in the lawsuit will declare that the timing was not a factor.  But there are a lot of months in a year.  Why now?  And Jennifer should have known better.  She stuck herself and Channel 19 into the story as political activism and nothing more. It’s a way to attempt to tarnish the reputation of Butler County as a whole by going after one of its best politicians and most respected.  It reminds me of the FBI case in going after the Speaker of the House over the FirstEnergy deal in Columbus.  Radical progressives went after an entire energy industry to force FirstEnergy to seek protection.  The FBI calls it bribery. I’d call it the survival of a company trying not to be shut down from political activism by the Obama administration’s energy policies.  The goal of the FBI investigation was to harm the Republican stronghold in the Ohio House.  It’s just another form of election tampering by Democrats, and Jennifer Edwards Baker is essentially doing the same thing in Butler County, Ohio.  During an election season, whenever a reporter puts “corruption” in their lead, they try to steer opinions negatively.  If it’s a conviction, that’s another matter, but when it’s just allegations, its activism, which most mainstream media has become.  They want to rule the world, not as officeholders, but as keyboard terrorists and assassins who operate in the shadows.

Rich Hoffman

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China is at War with America: Through their guilt, we see their footprints in the wet paint

The Way China Fights War

The first thing people must understand about war is that for most people, they barely notice.  For instance, during the American Revolution, it was just a few miles to the north of Philadelphia. Americans and British offers commingled at parties and other social events just as Washington’s troops froze at their encampment in Valley Forge.  The residence of Philadelphia primarily played both sides so they could survive whoever eventually won the war.  Just as we see now with the American war with China, it’s an undeclared war, and that’s the way China wants it.  There is a lot of commingling because ordinary people know they need to survive and find a way to appease whoever wins.  And currently, most people, as they did with England during the Revolution, are planning for China to succeed.  So they play along to get along.  There is still open trade between the countries; there are still ownerships that extend between the nations.  The war that China wants to have with America is not one with troops and tanks but in culture.  Their strategy is to replace our culture with their own, so they plan to convince those average people to embrace their culture gradually and through that means to undo America and replace it with Chinese communism. China’s premier book on strategy, The Art of War, lays it all out for everyone to see.  They don’t mean to be friends with us or anyone in the West.  They intend to conquer us and rule over us, implementing their culture at all costs. 

Warfare changed in the world the moment that the radio was invented.  World War II and the various conflicts in the east and Mideast involving communism were carryovers, but war changed.  Before mass communication around the world, which we have today, the goal was to use sheer force to force an opponent into capitulation.  Now, such a surrender of culture can occur through the media, which is why China has invested so heavily into buying up American media and using it to shape our opinions against American capitalism and toward Chinese communism.  Since most of us think of war as planes, tanks, missiles, and troops, we never declared war formally because the war with China has always been about other kinds of means to instigate a capitulation.  Remember the power of Voice of America during the Cold War.  By sending in media to the U.S.S.R from the United States, considerably eroded everyday citizens belief in communism and caused a massive erosion in support for the mother government.  Combined with the outrageous spending Russia involved themselves in to keep up with Reagan’s military buildup, it crushed the nation and communism from that part of the world. 

China and many others worldwide have studied that playbook and are attempting to use it against America.  They have loaned us money to control our debt obligations.  They have purchased property in America to have a vested interest in what goes on in our country.  They have a massive spy network of honeypots raised from unwanted little girls in their culture to subvert the politics of our republic.  They have been hard at work for decades, infiltrating our institutions and bending them toward communism at every turn.  I often tell the story of the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana, where one of their most significant exhibits is essentially a brochure for China and their eventual domination of the world’s markets.  The exhibit essentially states, “China will be the next world superpower; better get on board.” People have gradually accepted this to be accurate, making the conquest that much easier. 

The primary strategy they wish to provoke against us is frustration in our republic form of government.  We have designed our way of government in America to work slow, not get in the way of business and commerce too much.  That is one of the keys to our fantastic GDP.  Government works too slow to get into the form of our economic engine.  But communists want to show how efficient a central party rule can be if they go total authoritarian.  Where decisions are made by a few people and are imposed on everyone else without debate.  China wants to tie up our courts; they want to see Republicans fighting Democrats.  They want to see our media in chaos because they want to see our internal strife bringing down capitalism from these forces they have infected with their ideas so that the collapse comes from within, giving them plausible deniability. 

But things have not been good on the China front; they have been caught tampering with our elections in America because they went too far with their tampering.  They don’t care to break American laws.  But in their haste, China has left behind their footprints in the paint they have surrounded themselves with into a corner.  And of course, they have been caught on Covid-19, a manufactured virus they produced in the now-famous Wuhan lab with Dr. Fauci.  They have tried to contain the story with their global media partners of Google and Facebook, but the story has gotten out, just as the information did back in the days of Voice of America. News still gets out, and China has its hands on all kinds of duplicitous activity.  America can’t afford to call them out on it because of our debts, because China has the goods on so many of our politicians and their relationships to the spy network.  There has been a lot of commingling.  I pointed out that during the Revolution, Benedict Arnold was one of Washington’s favorite generals.  But during all that commingling with the British officers, Arnold met a nice girl very sympathetic to England.  So out of love or lust, or both, he betrayed Washington and fought on the side of the English.  It happens all the time.  The only thing that has changed is the way we fight.  Not the intent of the fight.  Many in our present congress have had such relationships, and they are compromised to China, and they can’t fight back, not anymore.  Their hearts are not clean. 

Yet never confuse the matter, the Chinese want to show how slow our republic form of government is and how fast their communist government can act because the flaw in their belief is that government can produce.  That is the failure of all Marxist ideologies.  Marx never figured out that centralized authority could not force fairness on people while still producing on a mass scale.  Marxism never accounted for the personal autonomy of individual free will.  America discovered that and developed it in its own unique way, and the communist government of China knows it cannot win face to face.  They have had to resort to all this double-dealing and internal insurrection as their only means to accomplish their objective.  One of the reasons their mistakes have increased, and they have been exposed is because the Trump economy was threatening to get too far in front of them, destroying their goals of becoming the world’s most dominant economy.  So, they had to take out Trump and did anything they could to do so, starting with the manufactured Covid virus and the election fraud that we are now seeing on the various electronic voting machines around America during the last election.  Ultimately, they plan to capitalize on people’s hatred of Joe Biden, a president they put in place, and to shove Americans toward communism for a solution to all the dysfunction they hear about in the news, much of which is now owned by corporate media loyal to the Chinese change state.  And that is where we are, at war with China and their intent to rule the world with communism.  And nothing else. 

Rich Hoffman

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All Red Flag Laws Are Government Overreach: While everyone was looking at the loser Biden, legislators have snuck them into the NDAA Bill

All Read Flag Laws are Government Overreach

About ten years ago, I warned everyone about the National Defense and Authorization Act, in how it was meant to trample all over the Bill of Rights under the guise of emergency power.  This NDAA thing told that any time the military needed to get control of something the government deemed was an out-of-control situation, they could then use the NDAA to suspend the Constitutional rights of anybody and get things under control.  In theory.  The NDAA was always a bridge too far. It was sold to us as patriotic, just as Homeland Security was, and it lingers in the background of about everything that happens domestically involving the military.  My position on things is that I support the military so long as they are fighting for the Constitution.  But when they become the enemy under an oppressive government, such as the one that we have presently with China running the Biden administration, then that’s where you don’t want the military to have too many domestic teeth.  This is why we should never have let it happen in the first place.  Now, to my points in the past, there is a 1300-page bill passing through the House and Senate installing red flag laws that many Republicans have signed on to.  Even the NRA has had a weak position on this red flag problem.  So, while everyone is looking at the chaos of the Biden administration and election theft by foreign antagonizers, a power grab by the government and the military is happening right under our noses. 

Red flag laws are reprehensible.  They allow peer pressure to run the world essentially.  Before Covid, people might have had a hard time understanding, but it’s what’s happening with the masks.  Demanding people to wear a mask or take a vaccine is unconstitutional by every measure of the law.  So to get around that law, the government encourages peers to tattle on each other to force compliance that the government has no right to conduct.  When it comes to gun ownership under red flag laws, if you don’t wave at your neighbor the way they think you should, or if you don’t take care of a member of your extended family the way they want, they could call up the government hotline and report you as a danger to yourself or others.  Then the government could come to your home in theory and confiscate your guns “for your own good.” Just as Obama did, the Biden administration has been trying to use every mass shooting as an excuse to unleash red flag laws as a power grab.  When the fundamental problem of mass shootings is likely related to marijuana use, the red flag intends to provoke mental instability into government control over a person’s essence in society.  If “they” (potential mass shooters)  cannot be trusted, they must be watched and managed as a menace to others. 

The government has been trying to get people to accept this line of thought with Covid by introducing the concept that what you do might be a danger to others as a premise.  Once we accept that concept, then red flag laws come next.  Even Mike DeWine of Ohio, who was supposed to be a Republican, favored red flag laws after a Dayton nightclub shooting that occurred not that long ago.  The kid who did the shooting was a drug-using loser from the political left.  But DeWine ignored all that and went for a constitutional violation of all gun owner’s property rights.  Like Covid, he showed that he was more inclined to centralized government authority than to protect individual rights.  And that’s the real danger when we give the government the power to manage a situation on their own and aren’t driven by the inclination of the vote.  The misinterpretation of their abilities and timidity can then trample the rights of the people they are supposed to represent.  As a little fellow, DeWine may be scared of viruses and other threats, but he does not have a right to impose his limited view of the world on those he was elected to govern. 

This latest red flag law is written in that NDAA update bill. If there is a concern over a gun owner, the issue is presented to a military tribunal. From there, the opinions of “experts” can then issue the mandate to confiscate the guns from a property owner.  Now the government would say that these are under emergency conditions where the military was involved.  Well, ten years ago, that might have sounded like science fiction where the government would shut down the Constitution and become a branch of local law enforcement, but then look what Governor DeWine did over Covid-19.  We did see a governor power-hungry and dystopian suddenly go all-in on complete tyranny.  The next time might be the next virus or even some other form of attack where the military takes over society and starts making demands on us.  Such an occasion could be a storm that knocks out the power grid leaving everyone without power.  Or it could be a political upheaval like we saw on January 6th, where people were upset over the election results, and for a good reason, upset.  The opposition party then decided that those people and their families were threats to their order, so they arrested them and put them in jail, warning their peers what the power of government could do to them.  Under those conditions of a Nancy Pelosi radicalism, such an NDAA provision on red flag laws could be implemented at that time. We’ve already seen the warning signs; it’s not very far-fetched to see how this little thing could become a big constitutional menace. 

As to what I would do if such a corrupt court of military officers came to my house, I won’t say directly. Instead, I would point to two books that I had written to express my motives when and if such a thing did happen.  One book that I wrote was specifically about this kind of abuse of authority, called Tail of the Dragon.  The other book I wrote a long time ago is called The Symposium of Justice.  Needless to say, if what the military or a governor or president does is not in the Constitution, I could care less what some skinny jean author of an NDAA bill slides into a massive 1300-page document.  It’s unconstitutional and a law that will be ignored and challenged in every way possible.  But for those still scared of it, I would remind everyone of the Battle of Wounded Knee, where the military was worried about the Lakota Sioux under Sitting Bull conducting Ghost Dances.

The government went to arrest Sitting Bull.  There was a massive shootout, and the government never lived it down.  If such a thing happened today among gun and militia groups, it would be much worse than Waco or Ruby Ridge.  Only, in the case of Sitting Bull, the Indians there was part of a dying race.  The MAGA supporters in the country between Washington D.C. and Los Angeles don’t have much tolerance for Biden and the Democrats.  The situation could quickly get out of hand, and the government couldn’t afford what would happen in the aftermath.  Any red flag law proposed is against the Constitution, so I’d say at this time, don’t let it distract you.  They might want to have complete control over us for their climbs to power.  We have seen in Covid that “experts” can’t be trusted, so there is a lot wrong with the NDAA concept that needs to be flushed out in the future.  And if the government has plans to abuse their authority, they will be met correctly.  We have guns to keep the government in check.  Not to surrender our freedoms to those drunk on power and of a timid nature unable to solve complicated problems.  They do not have a right to make their problems our problems. 

Rich Hoffman

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Trent Emeneker is a Liberal in West Chester: Relative to Butler County, Ohio, the trustee challenger is a Democrat in disguise

Trent Emeneker Wants to Be a Liberal Trustee in West Chester, Ohio

Not a surprise; I’m a Mark Welch guy in West Chester.  Of course, I’m supporting Mark Welch for re-election to the West Chester trustees. He’s had that job for a while and has done a fantastic job.  West Chester, Ohio, is one of the greatest places to live in all of America.  As I said in the video above, I have recently returned from Jackson, Wyoming, which is per capita one of the wealthiest places in the United States.  I love Jackson Hole, Wyoming; I enjoyed shopping there with my family.  It was all very nice.  But it’s not nicer than West Chester, Ohio.  Not by a long shot.  I’ve been all over the United States and seen a lot of nice areas to live in.  When people vote for West Chester to be one of the best places anywhere to live, they aren’t kidding.  And Mark Welch gets a lot of credit for making it that way.  The process started long ago when Senator George Lang was a trustee and implemented a small-government philosophy, which the trustees still adhere to currently.  Small government anywhere, minimal, competent, government leads to prosperity.  A big, bloated government, especially filled by incompetent people, leads to corruption, disaster, and high costs to maintain that government.  In this upcoming race for re-election in November of 2021, Mark Welch is the small-government guy with a proven track record.  End of the story, vote for Mark and enjoy another term in office to keep West Chester great.

But there are always challenges to these kinds of positions, and this year is no different.  Liberals are always trying to replace conservatives as trustees, representatives, commissioners, everywhere.  And to do that, they have to pretend to be Republicans when, in fact, they are Democrats, relative to the kind of politics that we have in Butler County, Ohio.  The challenger this time is a guy by the name of Trent Emeneker, a recently laid-off employee at GE who needs something to do, so he decided to run for West Chester Trustee.  Now on paper, Trent will say that he’s a former Marine and a registered Republican.  However, the Democrats had a recent fundraiser for Trent hosted by the old Lakota school levy supporter Kathy Wyenandt at the AC Hotel at Liberty Center.  I was at the Roosevelt Room across the street around 5:30 PM on the Tuesday of that fundraiser and learned all about it from some little birdies who came to that back table complaining about the $10 drinks at the cash bar.  I didn’t know Trent much but thought it was strange that a so-called “fiscal” conservative was having a fundraiser with a Democrat, even if only a few people showed up.  I didn’t pay much attention to the guy until that point, but the fundraiser was enough of suspicion to inspire some research.  After all, who would question a former Marine?  Well, maybe people should ask those with a military record more often and not just assume they will be good officeholders.  That is how we ended up with General Milley.  In today’s military, many progressives are coming out of that system, so we can’t take anything for granted, which looks to be the case with Trent Emeneker.

The biggest problem with Trent is that he wants to hold a vote in West Chester to make the township into a city, which has long been a progressive plan wanted by people who attended Kathy Wyenandt’s fundraiser.  Do you know why they want to make West Chester into a city?  It’s not to better pay for roads and other social services.  We do well now with partnerships with Butler County to operate a great community with low crime, high service value, and without an income tax.  Liberals want to make West Chester a city to create more office positions for people who wish to sit in and get attention. I’m thinking of old-school levy supporters like Joan Powell, who has pushed for this city thing in West Chester for a long time.  With a city comes city council seats like what they have in Middletown and Mason.  Then, of course, there are significant positions such as mayors, vice mayors, and other offices.  Government expansion is what we are talking about, and for liberals, it’s a chance to do something progressive and raise taxes to pay for everything.   Right now, West Chester is run by essentially three trustees and a fiscal officer.  Parts of Butler County that are cities do not run better than West Chester.  The track record is unavoidable. 

Yet that is pretty much the campaign of Trent Emeneker.  Somebody that not even GE thought was worth having around since they let him go as part of their Covid-19 resizing. He wants to get on West Chester’s Board of Trustees and push to become a city so that more liberals can have some office to sit on and create more bureaucracy, such as what happens everywhere that government expands.  With West Chester interacting with hundreds of thousands of people in the residing area, providing services to them all efficiently and with a budget surplus most of the time, what else is there for Trent to do but complain about making government bigger?  This is where the “fiscal” conservative on his signs comes into play.  If he was a real conservative, not just somebody who might have voted for George Bush in the past or every other RINO like John Kasich, he does not think like a conservative.  It’s not enough to complain that the current Trustees spent millions of dollars on landscaping at the new exit off the highway.  Hey, when you manage your money, you can do that.  I like coming off that exit and seeing it look classy.  The amount of money that is generated off the Union Center exit in West Chester is enormous.  Planting a few flowers doesn’t make the current trustees fiscally reckless. Instead, they respect the great businesses camped out in West Chester because the trustees have protected them from the overly intrusive government Trent wants. 

These kinds of campaign theatrics used to work when people didn’t know better, but in West Chester, everyone can look at a track record of success.  Then to propose that government is what makes something great, which most liberals believe and what gives Trent away as a liberal, is to slap away everything successful in West Chester.  And that’s what would come with a vote for Trent Emeneker.  He can sell himself as Goose from Top Gun because he spent ten years in the Marines in the back of a Navy fighter.  I might like Top Gun, but I don’t know if I’d want Goose managing the money in my home township. I’d need more than that.  What matters to me is that he was so invaluable that he ended up on the lay-off list at GE when they decided they needed to reduce their workforce after Covid hit.  Why would he make a good trustee again if an employer didn’t even want him?  And when Democrats are pushing to get you elected, what does that say about the person running?  Yeah, I’m sure Trent is a nice fellow.  He probably is a nice husband and father.  But keep that guy away from money.  Because he’s a liberal in disguise, and he wants to expand government and change what has been working for us all very well already.

Rich Hoffman

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The Election Fraud Story Isn’t Going Away: Illegal Immigration is just obvious proof of it

Election Fraud is Not Going Away, the Story will Only Get Stronger

Of course, there was and is election fraud.  Every time illegal aliens are allowed to vote or be shipped to purple states hoping to get Democrats’ votes, we see election fraud.  That is, after all, the essence of illegal immigration at its core.  The chaos left in the wake will allow Democrats to tip the scales of an election in their favor.  So, to say that there is no proof of election fraud is to report that the people saying it are in denial and refuse to look at the evidence right in front of their faces.  With that in mind, we have massive amounts of election fraud in our current elections that we know about.  Logic would dictate that there a much more that we can’t see because it is hidden for us for all the same reasons that criminals commit a crime—so they can get away with a crime.  For too long, we have been gullible; we voted and trusted that everyone counting that vote was honest, and we enjoyed going home on the day of an election and watching the results come in.  Sometimes our picks won, sometimes they lost.  Whatever happened, we shook hands at the end of it and lived our lives until the next election.

However, we’re not talking about getting along here; the people who committed election fraud in several close races over the years leading up to the 2020 election aren’t looking to shake hands with the other side.  They intend to destroy the other side, “Republicans” and the republic of America forever.  They aren’t trying to get along.  They look to kill, so when they commit election fraud, it is with the intent to control us all first by robbing us of our vote and our choice in government.  And now, because they went too far in recent years, the election fraudsters, people are finally admitting to themselves how corrupt the election system of America indeed has been.  From now until a time when the situation is fixed, whoever loses in these elections will question the results of the other side.  We are not close to having the United States of America agree to disagree on various political platforms.  That was, after all, the first thought many had about the Newsom recall vote in California in 2021 was that Democrats cheated to stay in power. That’s not Trump’s fault for pointing out what everyone else was already thinking.  People think what they do, and now because of what Democrats have done, people do not trust elections.  

The real danger in election fraud that Democrats and RINO Republicans are now learning way too late is that there is no peaceful transfer of power without them.  The assumption that the solid and critical-thinking Americans still functioning in America would bend the knee to an all-powerful centralized government shows ignorance about really childlike beliefs about what people are like.  Yet the major political parties in America, especially in the Beltway, believe that was the case, just as they did with vaccine mandates and mask-wearing due to Covid protocols.  There is always a percentage of stupid people who don’t like to think who are quick to let others think for them.  We call them Democrats.  But turning smart and non-compliant people into stupid people isn’t possible in a country like America.  Too many people will say no and will question people trying to tell them what to do.  And it is those people who will be the first to challenge an election that didn’t go right.  They were the first to see that something wasn’t right about the 2020 election, and it didn’t take long for the facts to catch up to their sentiment.  Now, most of the way through 2021, election fraud in 2020 is evident.  No, the question of it was how much?  Well, it looks like more than enough to change the results of the presidential election.  Likely also, many House and Senate races.  Presently, we have no idea if Democrats truly control the Senate and House because the fraud looks so extensive that we must question that assumption, which is dangerous. That’s why nobody should ever try to steal elections.

The next option for a free people if they can’t trust elections is through a violent overthrow.  Putting up with a fraudulent government isn’t an option.  History shows us that without elections that people can trust, people will turn to violence to get done what they need in government.  What happened on January 6th, 2021, was nothing, even though the modern political class acts like it is the worst act of terrorism to happen ever in America.  It’s all a matter of perspective.  In this case, the criminals have been caught, and they fear being exposed by those who won’t accept the absolute Big Lie.  That government has been managing honest elections for decades, but we know now that the government has simply been tipping the scales to give them more and more power.  The Biden election was a tip too far, and they broke the scale revealing their activity.  And now the payment is fear of retribution from those they have committed the crimes against. 

Yet this story isn’t going away.  People see what has happened, and the movement is picking up steam.  More and more people are talking about the election fraud of 2020 and the foreign influence problems of our election.  It was Democrats who first attempted to cast doubt in our elections by blaming Russia for Trump getting elected.  In truth, it should have been Democrats who accused themselves of making Trump by being so dishonest with us for so many years.  Now that they have betrayed our trust, they can’t force us to trust them again.  They broke that trust with reckless behavior.  We didn’t do that; Democrats did.  And the media bet on the wrong horse.  Somewhere, somebody told them that if only they played along with this global game, there would be something in it for them when the power shifted from a republic to a centralized communist party.  They were dumb enough to believe it.  But in reality, we see the truth.  People are on to the election fraud, and so long as there is doubt in our elections, violence and mayhem are not far behind.  Democrats should have never attempted to cheat with illegal immigration, with early voting and mail-in ballots.  With digital voting machines.  And many other methods such as suppression polls.

Yes, there is a lot of election fraud, and our next step as a nation is to make voting believable again.  Nobody cares if Democrats cry about it, they caused this mess in the first place.  But the vote needs to return to one day on the first Tuesday of November.  Only mail-in ballots for special circumstances such as the military.  And count them the old fashion way, with paper.  No dead people. Voter I.D.   Nobody voting more than once, none of that stuff.  Only when those things are cleaned up and people can trust the election process again will we have peace and stability in our government.  Only then can we hope to be one nation once again.  Because what has been done to us has been unforgivable and mandates action.  Whether that action is peaceful or not is up to the other side.

Rich Hoffman

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Covid Assassinations: It’s never been easier to get rid of political rivals

Covid Assassinations Are More Common Than You Think

It doesn’t impress me one bit to see so many articles written about conservatives who have died of Covid related conditions.  Specifically, the latest is the talk radio host and pastor Bob Enyart who died recently from complications of the virus after speaking out against vaccines and Covid-19 restrictions.  I can understand a few here and there dying of the virus, but each time a conservative who speaks out against Covid dies, and there has been quite a long list, the media makes a big deal about it as if to say, “see, he was a denier, and he died.  It could happen to you too!” In the video above, I discuss my past and my belief that some of these Covid deaths are assassin hits in disguise.  Based on my personal experience, it is easier to kill people now than at any point in the past.  Who needs a gun when someone gets Covid and is in the hospital.  The patient is vulnerable and under light security.  Visitors can come and go all the time, and they have to wear masks so no security camera can identify who visitors are.  Once someone checks into a hospital and opens themselves to drug treatment, a killer could have an easy time knocking off their mark without leaving behind a lot of evidence.  If someone dies with Covid, the death report is that they died “of” Covid.  Not from some drug injected into the body to make the heart stop.  And there you have it, a nice, bloodless killing that I know is something the government has done before and would certainly do again to protect itself from a skeptical public. 

I’m happy to have had the experiences that I have in my past.  At the time, many people questioned whether the things I learned during my early adult years were worth knowing or if I would grow up to be just another reckless soul.  But I will say, what I had by way of education allows me to see all these kinds of things.  People without those experiences might otherwise be lost to the motivations of bad people who use our government for their gain.  I knew several assassins personally, and I understand why they were hired and for how much and by whom.  Back then, things were much messier; people were killed for debts, insurance fraud, political malcontents, those kinds of things.  And sure, the killers felt bad about it in their way and needed someone to talk to.  You might ask, well, why didn’t I tell anyone?  Well, who was I going to tell?  I was also friends with some top judges in the city, and they all knew what was going on.  When the legal system gets involved in those kinds of killings, who is going to perform justice?  I wrote about my experiences with these types of things in one of my books, The Symposium of Justice.  The truth is, nobody cared about killing off political rivals because it was well understood on the inside as something as common as sunshine on a beach.  Like election fraud is common, but people don’t like to talk about it because it wants you to believe in that system with trust. 

I’ve said before when President Trump came down with Covid in October of 2020, right before the election, that it was a Democrat hit.  Many in the White House came down with Covid after a special ceremony for Amy Comey Barrett nominated to the Supreme Court.  Based on my experiences, I immediately thought that someone who had set up the chairs at the White House for that event would have spread coronavirus all over the seating area so that it would become a mass spreader.  Then the media could use the crises to drive a narrative of danger because Trump had a social gathering without socially distancing and wearing masks.  It would have been easy for a professional hit person to get on the ground crew team as a newer employee than to bring coronavirus into the event with a “sanitation” bottle and spray the virus everywhere that the President and other members of the White House would be that day.  Nobody in security would check to see what was in the bottle’s contents as the Covid protocols demanded such measures making such a hit all too easy.  As I said in the video, I doubt every death is a hit job.  Such as Herman Cain, who died early in the Covid process.  President Trump often talks about a friend of his, a big guy full of life who came down with Covid but died quickly while in an ICU in the hospital.  Not everything is a conspiracy, sometimes people die from stress to their bodies, and things wear out.  But if you are trying to convince a President to take Covid seriously, wouldn’t killing off someone he knows be a good way to get his attention?  People would be surprised how much the killing of people actually happens and how much the government knows about it.  After all, who’s going to bust them for it?  The FBI?  We all know what a joke that is.  The FBI might prosecute some garage mechanic for trying to build a new car with parts imported from some other country that didn’t fill out all the paperwork correctly.  But, if you want to kill off a political rival who has come down with Covid and has checked into a hospital to set up the killing, they could care less.  They won’t investigate. “How’s that Durham Report coming?  Where are Hillary’s emails?  When is Lois Lerner going to jail or James Comey?

And how do you think such people get Covid?  Perhaps it’s an Amazon driver pretending to deliver a package who rubs Covid on the doorknob of the target’s house.  The target comes down with a severe case of Covid then checks in to a hospital which is then put on an IV.  Hospitals are filled with nurses who can’t wait to return to their workstations to play on their phones.  They aren’t paying attention much to all the coming and going, especially now that everyone has to wear masks.  It would take nothing to walk into a Covid patient’s room and inject them with something deadly to tip them over the top, and within a few days, the target is dead.  Of course, that’s more fact than fiction.  Covid has made it easier than ever to kill off people who are problematic to an out-of-control government, so don’t kid yourself into believing that it’s not happening.   When the media comes out beating its chest every time a conservative dies of Covid, remember, it probably wasn’t an accident.  It was perhaps provoked by a hit person who is having an easy time getting rid of undesirables because Covid rules and quarantine mandates make an effort so easy now.  In the past, with guns and other methods, killing was a messy business, but now, it’s easy in the time of Covid.  Easier than ever.  The killings are meant to take out political rivals and give the media ink to drive a narrative.  Probably not in every case, but when the media is so quick to jump on every death of a skeptic, there is more to the story than just natural causes.  It would be nice if we could take things at face value.  But based on my experience, if you do, you’re stupid.

Rich Hoffman

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Why We Are a Society of Guns: When government gets out of control, as Biden has, there is no other way to check their power

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I’ve said it for years, and I’m saying it now to remind everyone once and for all.  Thank God that we have the Second Amendment. If we didn’t have it, that monstrosity of an executive order mandating vaccines that Joe Biden issued on September 9th would have been something else.  When a government goes wrong, and the Biden administration and all those connected to it have put themselves in all kinds of trouble, really too numerous to mention here, they need some mechanism to save themselves from the ramifications of bad decisions.  All governments, from their point of view, think they are doing the right thing. I’m sure Joe Biden and those around them think they are doing the right things.  Progressives and communists worldwide believe that a social utopia is a way to everlasting peace and joy.  But unfortunately, people get things wrong all the time, and there are no multiple correct answers.  If a political philosophy is wrong for life, for the world, then it can’t be made right through power grabs and executive orders.  And a political regime cannot be made to hide their failures through force, attacking people who might point out to them the obvious.  Once a political entity of any kind realizes that they have been a failure and seek to cover it up by threats and intimidation, then you get a hostile actor of political consequence that you’ll have to deal with.  Then knowing that you can thank the Second Amendment for being the only thing that is genuinely protecting us from this real tragedy of a Biden administration and a House and Senate controlled by the Democrats.

Now, this is way beyond partisan politics at this point.  This is a matter of life and death, not just our lives but also our country.  People who supported Trump warned everyone about this very kind of thing with the Biden administration, that they weren’t in control, and that other forces were at work that wanted to undermine our country.  Well, now you can see it, just as we said it would be.  Biden is as wrong as even the most extreme warnings attempted to caution.  But when things do go wrong, and you end up with a power-hungry administration that refuses to play by the rules, and attempts to subvert the checks and balances of our legal government become common and makes up rules from the bench, essentially taking all power away from the judiciary to check laws made by the legislature, the only measure you have to keep a law and order society in balance is the threat of violence.  Guns and having a society with more guns than people are the only thing keeping the Biden administration from all-out tyranny, as we have seen in Australia.  Because most homes in America have some firearm, it makes the power of government pretty useless when they decide to turn to authoritarianism to mask their many mistakes from the judgment of a public they quickly come to resent when they are caught.  Because of guns, Joe Biden could only issue an illegal executive order and show mass government overreach when what he wanted was to go full lockdown and keep the eyes of the public from the affairs of their many debacles.

Most people would find an armed defense of their country against an out-of-control government to be seriously debilitating.  It would be hard for them, but I see that people are thinking about it now where they weren’t before. I’ve spoken recently to very well-respected House and Senate members who genuinely believe an armed insurrection to take back our country is the only way out.  I personally would look forward to that kind of world.  With the kind of clear sense of justice that I operate with, it would be satisfying to have such a conflict with a clear winner and loser to strengthen our republic to a level it has needed to be since the Jackson administration or James Polk.  Not everyone agreed back then either, but at least the republic’s needs were more understood as the goal of government.  The means of getting there had differences, of course, but at least all political sides were mostly honoring our nation’s flag and not trying to destroy it the way Democrats do today.  We can’t work with people who at least won’t say the Pledge of Allegiance and will work every day to destroy our country from underneath us, then mask that failure, attempt to suppress us under unruly executive orders. 

The ultimate backstop and the only thing keeping the Biden administration and the global cabal behind his phony presidency is gun rights, the ability to have weapons, not just peashooters, but total military-style armaments.  The ability to form a militia when the good guys in our military become the bad guys with the simple signing of an executive order by a lunatic president who has gone full Nero, or Henry the 8th.  The Second Amendment was created because, in history, many powerful emperors and kings gained unreasonable power and used it to mask their insanity.  So to stabilize things in America from just that kind of trouble, we have gun rights.  We have votes which are meant to replace armed insurrection during administration changes.  The Republicans have pretty much followed the rules.  Democrats have attempted to break those rules with every election, most spectacularly with the 2016 election of Donald Trump. The riots in the streets, the FBI activism, the funding by the DNC of the Russian Dossier, and many other things opened the door for all to see just how corrupt the process was.  Then with the election fraud of 2020, nobody was hearing it anymore.  It was preposterous to suggest that there wasn’t election fraud.  Like we’re supposed to believe the denial of election officials at their word when it was they who allowed election fraud to happen?  But once election fraud happens or doesn’t happen, once people believe that it did happen and lose trust in the election process, what means do they have left to maintain a proper government?  Guns and the threat and will to use them to maintain law and order is the centerpiece of a proper, legal society. 

Democrats should never have implied that they wanted to cheat in elections by playing around with the voting window, mail-in ballots, and not maintaining voter rolls.  Once people lose trust in the election process, there is nothing to stop them from turning to violence to install a proper government.  We saw a slight hint of that on January 6th, which Democrats have attempted to use as a way to divert attention from their criminal actions.  But let me say, January 6th could have been a lot worse.  I thought it was a healthy protest and a reasonable warning to authorities.  It was a mild case of violence from a government that had done so much wrong.  People didn’t carry guns into the Capitol and didn’t go there intending violence.  Imagine what it would be like if we had mass action like we’ve seen recently in France and Brazil?  Yes, things could be a lot worse, and government should be scared.  If that’s the only way they will respect the people they are supposed to represent, well, then so be it.  But make no mistake about it, if America was not a country of guns, we’d already be taken over now.  This administration has shown its teeth and its frustrations.  It wants full authoritarian, communist power.  And because they don’t have it, they are lashing out.  But silly crappy things written on a piece of paper are not as harmful as bullets in guns.  And the only reason we haven’t seen death and carnage yet in this effort is that we have so many guns.  Never, ever forget that.     

Rich Hoffman

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Vote for Darbi Boddy to Lakota School Board: Sandy Wheatley and Old Joan Powell are terrified she’ll win

A Great Young Lady to Run for the Lakota School Board

For much of the last year, some of us from the old No Lakota Levy group have been looking for a way to replace the school board at Lakota with fresh new faces.   We heard from the school board that they had wasted all the surplus money from declining enrollment and that Brad Lovell was pushing for a property tax increase in either 2021 or 2022.  So rather than get the gang back together to throw money at fighting an eventual tax increase because the school board couldn’t manage their money, we started having meetings looking for school board replacements. These people would be interested in becoming a school board member but weren’t sure how to get there.  This year, in 2021, three school board seats are coming up, all flat-line liberals.  And I’m happy to hear that we now have three Republican-endorsed candidates to challenge them.  Butler County will see that they are voting for conservatives instead of the usual closet liberals. The latter is always the teacher unions’ pick to grease the skids for the next contract negotiation for mandatory pay increases, which Lakota doesn’t need. I’ve written articles on two of those three Republican-endorsed candidates.  But there is one that I’m happy to announce who received her endorsement at the end of August, Darbi Boddy.  I first met Darby at one of those early meetings, and since then, she has impressed me with her diligent work ethic.  She is sharp and is running for all the right reasons, and I can say that she would be great on the Lakota school board.  Instead of just fighting the current school board’s bad decisions, Darbi will be part of the solution with a few more votes.

Darbi Boddy and Her Very Nice Family

One of the big tricks is that the school board candidates have been sold to us as non-partisan.  That has essentially allowed Democrats or people who call themselves Republicans to get elected in Butler County.  But they vote and manage as liberals, which is why Lakota has been a mess for so many years.  No matter how much money we have given them, they have wasted it as all significant government types do.  It’s one thing to get angry at how the rest of the world is, but school boards are local and are some of the parts of our government that we are supposed to have the most control over.  But when you can’t even get a school board to do the right thing, you know government is hopeless.  However, this year we finally have a choice. We’ve tried before to get conservatives elected, and when we do, it’s been one here, one there.  Then they get attacked because they are outnumbered, and it’s just been an absolute disaster.

For the old No Lakota Levy folks, it’s all about money.  We all have grown children, and we don’t want Lakota asking for money over their bad decisions.  We want the local community who want the free babysitting service to do well, have nice kids and have an overall asset to our neighborhoods.  But there comes a price where that sentiment expires.  Lakota hasn’t been asking for money since 2013, when they finally passed their last levy after we fought them on it for four years, and it was sometimes bloody.  My policy was to leave Lakota alone for the most part so long as they weren’t asking for money.  But now, in 2021, Brad and the gang have spent their surplus.  Now it’s time to deal with it.  The best way to do that is with a management change of the board now that a majority of the board is up for re-election. 

Darbi Boddy on Channel 5 News

I know all the candidates running as Republicans very well.  And one thing about Darbi Boddy specifically is that she works hard.  In almost every event I have been to over the last several months, she has been there shaking hands and introducing herself. I’ve seen her pressed under contentious conditions, and she has conducted herself exceptionally well.  She has always been cool and intelligent, and the more I have come to know her, the bigger a fan I have become.  I will say I am voting for her without hesitation.  She is conservative in every way I can see; she is the opposite of our current school board.  And in speaking with her, I am sure she can help manage the budget, which is very generous for what we already give Lakota.  All this Critical Race Theory nonsense starting in Columbus by the DeWine administration will be overturned at Lakota by Darbi.  She is also solid on the transexual issues that have been trying to creep in through the current board members, especially with the pick your sex bathrooms that progressive politics has been trying to sell us with old radical progressive activists like Sandy Wheatley and Joan Powell. 

But further than those negative factors, I think Darbi cares about the school system.  She cares about it in ways I don’t.  I believe public education is a disaster that needs to be completely fixed, starting with everything John Dewey built it with.  Darbi reminds me a lot of Lynda O’Conner.  Lynda is the only Board member at Lakota who has been trying to make things better, but she’s outvoted 4 to 1.  And the peer pressure against her by the other progressive disasters has been reprehensible.  Darbi would be a good compliment to Lynda on the board. 

What’s best that I have learned about Darbi is that she is very engaging, friendly, and knowledgeable.  When I have talked to her, I have thrown her lots of curveballs, little things that I use to measure character, and she always hits them.  She has been great at speaking with lots of different types of people without being fake about it.  Her sincerity is unquestionable. Since I first met her, I’ve been a fan of hers, but you never know how things will turn out.  On this little journey, which was to get things started, it’s nice to see someone like her running as an option.  I always say that you have your favorite people about these types of projects, but things don’t often go the way you’d like them to.  Things happen; people don’t get along for this reason or that.  But at the end of it, you want to get the lawnmower started, and it needs to run on its own.   The intent from the beginning was never to micromanage the school board members.  We needed people who would be their own people and run things as reasonable people would on their own.  We started the conversation, and of those, Darbi has turned out to be one of the best and most potent candidates, and I’m happy to see her on the ticket. I’ve known many politicians, and of them, I can’t say I’ve ever seen one who works harder than Darbi Boddi.  And it’s not just been for a week or two here and there.  With Darbi, it’s been hard work for months and months.   If that’s what she’s like, imagine what she could do on the Lakota School Board.  I can’t wait to find out. 

Rich Hoffman

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