I Don’t Want Any Part of “The Club”: If Butler County Republicans aren’t serving the taxpayers, then they are serving corruption

Since the very corrupt prosecution of Roger Reynolds in Butler County, I have had more than a few people trying to rationalize it to me, “that the club likes musical chairs,” meaning they want a change in blood. And the sleight of hand that is going on with assigning Joe Statzer to the auditor role as a “temporary” assignment with a wink and a nod indication that after a short time, the Butler County Commissioners will just make that appointment permanent, is the kind of behavior that people have grown sick of. The media reporting on the matter made it quite obvious what was going on. The establishment types, I would go as far as to call them RINOs, lost now that Trump isn’t in the White House, are fighting for power and control. They don’t want people like Roger Reynolds looking through their books, and they have old scores to settle that go back to the David Kern days. It’s the kind of disgusting power people are afraid of in Congress presently, with the debate to not vote for Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House. People don’t trust these establishment politicians; in this case, I know most of them personally. They don’t see themselves as dangerous; they think of themselves as good people. But like the kind of horrible things we have seen come from abuse of power on the national level, we have certainly seen it applied to Roger Reynolds and to prevent Nancy Nix from being appointed that job by the Butler County Republican Party to keep the continuity of some very good work done at the auditor level, and rearranging the chairs that fit the party, not the voters who are supposed to be in charge. And people keep talking to me about this “club” idea as if it should matter to me. So let me just say I don’t work with politics to be part of the Club, to be invited to all the VIP events. I do it because I want to see good government in my town and for people to get what they expect for their taxpayer dollars. I personally like Joe, and I like the people around Joe, but he’s Sheriff Jones’ direct guy. It was Jones who wanted to push Roger Reynolds from his auditor’s office for all kinds of reasons, so this notion that two commissioners voted to appoint Joe Statzer as auditor of Butler County with a wink and a nod of making it a permanent position is not a good thing. 

Out of the three Butler County Commissioners who voted for Joe to step into that auditor role, two of them are what I’d consider hard Democrats, just as I consider Sheriff Jones a Democrat, a big union slug that is too expensive, and love to use power and force to intimidate political rivals into submission. And that kind of stuff works for people who want to be in the Republican Party “Club.” I am aware that people are only nice to me at social events because they’d like to invite me into the Club to have some control over my behavior. They certainly aren’t nice to me because they like me. I’ve been in business for many decades now and have dealt with a lot sharper tacks in the box than local politicians. Even national politicians. There are smart people out in the world, and these guys are not among them. I have sometimes played along because that’s what you do in all business meetings. You look for common ground and focus on that to build relationships. It’s my hope that those relationships end up working out well for the taxpayers, so it’s worth doing. But sucking up just to be in some stupid club, no thanks. I don’t need or want more friends, and I certainly would never put myself in a position to get a call late at night telling me how to think or feel so I could remain a member of a “club.” And it’s the “club” mentality that the commissioners were clearly protecting with the appointment of Joe Statzer to the auditor job. Only TC Rogers voted against Joe’s appointment; he understands what’s happening. The other two, Cindy Carpenter, might as well be the belt holding up Sheriff Jones’ pants, voted to protect the “club.” Take that belt away, and the Sheriff’s pants fall right off. And Don Dixon was the other one. Everyone keeps telling me what a great guy Don is as if I didn’t know him. As I say all the time, I love all Republicans until they aren’t. And for those who decide they are Republican all of a sudden, I welcome them. But it must be remembered that Democrats who become Republicans always have some Democrat still in them, and that is certainly the case with Don Dixon, who was a Democrat until 2000 when he switched parties during a time when it was obvious how things were going in Butler County, Ohio politically. 

I’ve known the Dixon family for a very long time. I see Don here and there, and I think he’s a pretty good guy. I don’t rush over to shake his hand for many reasons. I’ll always think of him as the guy who cost me the championship in the Soap Box Derby race in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1979, when I was around 10 or 11 years old. I was racing for the championship against Brent Dixon, Don’s son and the races were so close over three tries to determine a winner that the event judges just gave the win to the Dixons because of their political influence. That was told to my parents and me unofficially because that’s how the “club” works. That’s why many of these people want political power, so they can tilt the table in their favor when needed. In that Soap Box Derby race, we should have continued racing until a winner could be determined. But the judges were tired in the June sun and wanted to go home. So instead of another race, they just decided that the Dixon kid won. And I developed a hatred for “club” politics that would last the rest of my life. That next year Ronald Reagan ran for president, and I was the campaign spokesman in the 7th grade for our school and have been involved in politics ever since. My hatred for “club” politics likely started that day and still persists over 40 years later and will likely continue for another 40 years. (CLICK HERE to read more of this story.)

And that is what’s wrong with politics in general and why all the fuss over Kevin McCarthy. I live in a town where I have a lot of mutual friends who know John Boehner personally. I did not like John Boehner when he was the third most powerful person in the world, and I don’t like him now as a pot spokesman. It wasn’t personal, but I hated the “Club” as it was back then. And now, with Trump out of the White House, the bottom feeders have lost focus and are resuming their desire for corruption, to tilt the tables of power in their favor and with any means necessary, and they think that people will just put up with it. And I’d warn them otherwise. I have been watching this stuff for a long time, and people are much smarter about these things than they used to be. They don’t like corruption; this is why they voted for Trump because they want someone to stand up to this kind of behavior instead of just putting up with it. And on the local level, politics was never, and should never be, membership into a “club.” The only thing good about politics is what it can do for the people. The golf games, the fundraisers, and the “club” activity are all bad things in politics, and for my part, I have much better things to do with my life than to get my picture taken next to Sheriff Jones so that I can show people that I’m in “the club.” Butler County Republicans can keep their Club. They need to be worried about whether what they do serves the taxpayers. And if it doesn’t, such as this whole business of destroying lives just to protect “the club,” then they are doing the wrong things willingly.

And regarding that soap box derby race, even though I didn’t win the championship that day, I’d say because my family wasn’t in the “club,” I was very proud of what I did. I still have that car hanging in my garage, and I see it every day. My parents were proud of me; it was a fun day. My mom, who isn’t doing so well these days, brought it up as she was traveling down memory lane, and it was one of her good memories. And the lesson about the whole thing is that the Club might do everything to win. But people know who wins in life, and I’d rather live like that than be beholden to a bunch of corrupt people just to get the trophy. There are many kinds of winning in the world, and I view winning without the help of “the club” to be much more valuable than anything else in the world. Only weak losers need a “club” to help them along, which is precisely what we are seeing emerge in the Butler County Republican Party. And when those people are no longer with us, and the hearse goes by with their bodies headed to the graveyard, people won’t say, “look, there goes a great person who lived a great life.” They’ll say instead, “there goes a member of the “club” and one less corrupt person in the world who looked to politics to save their lazy selves from the scrutiny of public opinion.” Membership in the “club” disguises that reality from their minds, but when it is known what people really think, that is the reality that tyrants and the corrupt are hiding from with the illusion of social protocol. 

Rich Hoffman

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

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

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

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

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

Rich Hoffman

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The Lakota 5-Year Forecast: What do I think of it?

Since the most recent five-year forecast by the Lakota school system just before Thanksgiving 2022, I have been asked hundreds of times what I thought about it. I’m happy that the government school doesn’t plan to ask for more money until 2025. There are elements of the radical teacher’s union background who think that we haven’t had a tax increase since 2013, and before that, there were a lot of fights on three previous attempts to stop the school from taking more money from the public, so the push has been that its time to extract more money from the community. Before we elected three board members that are supposed to be conservative to the board, the previous school board was very liberal and wanted to take the surpluses that we had and spend that money on new facilities projects. There is this belief that is built into the progressive mentality, which believes that Lakota is the largest employer in our region of Butler County and that they deserve to be treated with respect and always have new things, like state-of-the-art school buildings, and nice amenities for the staff to work in, because if we want to recruit the best teachers to the area, that we have to do those things in order to stay competitive. In reality, the unionized teachers go where it’s good for them financially, and as we have learned, there are quite a few of them who are swingers and alternative sexual lifestyles participants, so access to other such people is as big of a decision for them as anything else. Access to bars to pick up 22-year-old kids and younger is a significant benefit for them and part of their decision-making process. Communities with block parties happening often and providing plenty of socializing are very attractive to new Lakota staff recruits. They really don’t care about a nice new building; they care about access to other people who are just as deranged as they are. This is why there hasn’t been a mass exodus after all the drama about the current Lakota school board superintendent. Instead of being a detriment, it has been a recruiting tool because it advertised to the world what Lakota is really about, which has been far more enticing than anything taxpayers could spend money on.

Yet, the Lakota school system has a large tax base; if anything, Lakota should be looking to lower taxes. There are a lot of residents who support 17,000 students with valuable property that is much higher than other school districts. And that’s before all the commercial real estate is taxed. That revenue is only increasing, especially by the Liberty Center part of the community where a new Costco and many new wonderful developments are emerging, so with Lakota operating at a surplus for much of the last decade, that is because student enrollment really hasn’t increased, but property value and commercial opportunities have increased dramatically. So we are talking about millions of dollars that Lakota has benefited from and wasted on employee raises for essentially a terrible product, a free babysitting service to the community. But even with all those benefits, we had a previous school board that wanted to spend, spend, spend into oblivion so that they could ask for more money with a tax levy. And that was the talk from 2020 until 2022. That the Lakota school board felt they hadn’t asked for money for a long time, and it was time to do so, regardless of whether anybody really needed it. And that assumption comes from a unionized workforce that wants all the benefits of employment without any downside of management control. They want facilities; they want fewer students in the classroom. They want unionized bus drivers who call off work for every sniffle they have and blame it on Covid. Lakota has mismanaged itself into a complete disaster of an organization, with poor report card showings happening since Matt Miller took over as superintendent. So on the performance side, Lakota has been a disaster, and they don’t deserve a dime in addition to the many hundreds of millions that their budget currently is. They get enough and should be giving back a lot of that money by lowering their current costs. 

When I heard the 5-year forecast and saw the PowerPoint they presented, it made me sick because of a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff that few people know about. While I’m happy that Lakota announced that they had enough money to stay solvent until the year 2025 and had to gag at the school board praising the treasurer for a presentation that should be expected, not praised, I could see clearly that a lot of Lakota’s assumptions on money is built into their lack of preparation for a professional world. Like all progressive institutions, they have a presumption of entitlement and don’t expect to be judged by performance, and that is clear in their 5-year forecast. Contained within it are all the assurances I wanted that there wouldn’t be further pushing for a tax levy from Lakota as the radical liberal types had been wanting. I know that Lynda O’Conner didn’t want to deal with a tax increase, and only a few months ago, she and Issac Adi met with me in a super-secret location in someone’s basement to talk about the problems at Lakota. At that time, we were working out their problems with Darbi Boddy, who I continue to think is the best school board member I have seen in decades. I want four more of her over the next few years because if we do have more like her, Lakota will be forced to live within its very generous budget and not ask for more money. They wanted to talk me away from Darbi; I wanted to find out why they didn’t like her suddenly. But at that meeting, I told them, as I tell everyone who asks, I generally don’t care about Lakota until they ask for more money. I think the product is garbage, too expensive, and that they teach radical leftist concepts to the next generation in my community is reprehensible. And in that 5-year forecast, they addressed all my concerns that we talked about in that private meeting. 

But why? What had changed over these last few months when it looked like a tax increase was the only thing the school board wanted to discuss? Well, they chained themselves to a sinking ship in their superintendent, who had gotten himself into a lot of trouble, and once he brought all that brand damage to Lakota, he threatened the public like some entitled, spoiled brat, all to hide his terrible performance since he was hired in 2017, and obviously the school system itself needs time to recover. Their former treasurer Jenni Logan, Matt Miller’s partner for a long time, suddenly left in August to become one of the seven indictments against Roger Reynolds in an upcoming trial. And that same month, all the crap literally hit the fan regarding the superintendent’s bizarre sexual lifestyle, which was revealed because he decided to pick a fight with school board member Darbi Boddy and her supporters. So there has been a bloody battle, and Lakota has brand damage because of it. If Lakota tried for a levy now, it would take more than three attempts to get it passed, and they know it. So they have to wait for a while for things to cool off and for the politics to change in a more favorable direction for them. They hope that if the people of Lakota just go back to sleep, they will be able to return to the good old days when nobody wanted to come to school board meetings, and they could have fantasies about tax increases for their progressive lifestyles. Jenni Logan didn’t leave a good job for a couple of bad ones at the commissioner’s office and at Ross schools for her health. There is a lot of bad behind the scenes, so when I see a report like this, it says Lakota needs time to recalibrate and repair its public perception. But it doesn’t change a thing about their internal management; they are a disaster with out-of-control employees who are too expensive and, most of the time, should not be around children. And no public relations firm in the world will be able to hide that pile of garbage by 2025. That’s what I think of the new 5-year forecast.

Rich Hoffman

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The FTX Scam Shows Just How Fake Democrat Influence Really Is: We aren’t talking about financial investments but an invasion of our country

You have to understand that the purposeful mismanagement of something is part of the enemy’s strategy advocating for the collapse of America. I mean, Jerome Powell and Janet Yellon running the Federal Reserve, the denials that we were in a recession just to hope that politically Democrats might lose fewer seats in the Midterms. Just like the southern border in America, what we have seen with the Fed has been purposeful mismanagement of the money supply so that companies like BlackRock could purchase up a majority of company stock and convert their board of directors over to ESG standards and other woke policies set by the enemy of America, The Desecrators of Davos, led by Klaus Schwab and his gang of thieves at the World Economic Forum, Bill Gates and George Soros included. That is why I have told people who have asked me about cryptocurrency to stay away from it. The rebellion to move money from stable investments over into crypto has been part of the scheme. Of course, the rebellion is part of the desecration strategy to convince people that their government’s management of their money supply is corrupt so that they would then invest in losers like this Sam Bankman-Fried kid. The media sold him as the next Mark Zuckerberg, only not in data collection but in crypto investments through FTX. Now, just after the elections of 2022, FTX has filed bankruptcy, and the kid is hiding in the Bahamas, hoping that everything will cool down in a few years because he has done his job, which is to trick people into giving him real money in exchange for cryptocurrency, and then the real money that was given to him was then spent on Democrat political candidates, to either keep them in power or expand their influence so that a Liberal World Order could then be implemented in the vacuums of power. Its almost the same trick that Larry Fink has used with Jerome Powell at the Federal Reserve, government-sponsored quantitative easing to prop up fake value allowing BlackRock, StateStreet, and Vanguard to buy up the boards of many companies to turn them into chessboard assets for the Desecrators of Davos. 

I’ve never been a cryptocurrency fan because it is a rebellion vote for a stabilized currency. People who want to prepare for the eventual collapse of a government want to have some stable hedge against the complete collapse of our economy in America. And my advice is to fight it out with your government and force them to have a stable government and manage it properly rather than waste your efforts on these loser kids like Sam Bankman-Fried. The media knowingly lied to investors to prop up these alternative currencies for just this purpose. And once the scam was understood, they played their part in covering up the story. Without a doubt, Sam Bankman-Fried and his partners knew what they were doing. Still, in this obviously purposeful destruction of our world, his advisors undoubtedly explained that all the courts would soon be destroyed in America. There wouldn’t be anybody to prosecute him, just as we see in most industries in the United States through rules and regulations that are meant to cripple companies with the cost of compliance. FTX gave $37 million to Democrats during the last election cycle and has pledged to provide as much as a billion dollars to Democrats if President Trump returns to the scene, which of course, he is. They have been the second largest donors to Democrats, just behind George Soros. We know what his intentions have been, the complete Cloward-Piven collapse of the American economy with open borders and the liberalization of our laws to our own demise. These are military strategies, not investments. And what ends up happening with cryptocurrency is just another big money laundering operation working beyond the reach of the government to convert good money into weapons of war, leaving no value behind to the investor by fake numbers on a balance sheet.

However, it’s not all gloom and doom. And this is what I tell everyone when they look at these things and wonder how we will survive everything. I tell them, look at Democrats and their friends in the World Economic Forum, with all their election fraud tricks and their obvious money laundering operations in cryptocurrency and Ukraine; they know they don’t have real power, so they have to cheat and make things up to look like they are relevant to the powers of the world. And the way to beat them is to enforce value upon their lives which they obviously won’t be able to live up to. It’s not that they have any real power, all they have are tricks, and once people realize what those tricks are, they are no longer considered legitimate. Even if they wanted to throw a billion dollars at President Trump, like everyone will attempt to do, it assumes that money can actually buy elections, and they can’t. While we have been looking at that rabbit coming out of the hat, Democrats have gained power through election fraud and the various digital machines they have used to rig elections. And when those were watched too closely, they did what they got caught in Arizona doing this last time, slow walking performance to wear down the people watching so they could give fake votes over to their pick for whatever political position was being contested. But it’s all about scams for Democrats. They can’t win a straight fight; they have to cheat, just as was the obvious strategy of FTX.

Of course, the world is reeling from this FTX news, especially in Dubai, where cryptocurrency has been a growing trend. People who don’t want to invest their money backed by a government have been running to crypto. But really, the purpose of a country is to have a stable currency; why else would there be a need for a country? So it should not be a shock that organizations behind the open border movement are the same ones pushing cryptocurrency. Once people stop looking to a government for a controlled standard and accept crypto as an alternative, then all the plans that the World Economic Forum has for a one-world currency, a one-world order, and a takeover of all forms of government will then run with the Chinese model of a centralized bank complete with social credit scores will then be possible. But none of this is natural; it has all been an attack all along from international bandits who have been looking to loot our country from under us, buy up our politicians like Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden with fake money created in the process and own them at the policy level to launder value toward their globalist goals. Without their tricks and their acts of malice, Democrats would be nothing and would have no power. Like cryptocurrency, their entire value is in the perception of reality. Not in reality itself. Their existence in the political and financial worlds is a trick, a ruse. Without mass manipulation of people’s goodwill, Democrats would have nothing. And because people have not been looking at the war against the American monetary policies in the aggressive ways they should have, it has been working for Democrats. But when companies like FTX fall apart, then and only then do people see the house of cards that their mechanisms of power always were. 

Rich Hoffman

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Making The Butler County Republican Party Great Again: People don’t want to think of Boss Hogg when they think of politics

At first, I thought of the complaints as leftovers from contentious issues that have divided the party, such as the Thomas Hall battle with Matt King and the obvious rift with Sheriff Jones and Roger Reynolds. I tend to view those kinds of things as family squabbles within a household. Usually, people get over things and move on, which was happening with that nice event for Thomas Hall. But when people who don’t usually deal with the Butler County Republican Party are complaining, they don’t know about the details, only their experience with it. And that experience has not lived up to the reputation of the past, where Butler County had a lot of volunteers, high engagement, and the kind of national reputation that made President Trump want to come and campaign in the area. But the reputation that was developing, because of all the rifts from leadership that was flowing out into state and federal politics, was not a good one. For a community of over 400,000 people, small-town politics was back in fashion where a few party leaders had turned the wonderful Butler County Republican Party into something that would make Boss Hogg from the Dukes of Hazzard blush. And that was embarrassing to hear. I had been hoping that after the 2022 election, many of those trends would level out and that much of the problem had been not having the unifying factor of Trump to rally behind. Without Trump, the party has reverted back to the differences that it had during the early 2000s. But now that Trump was running again, my hope was that the party would unite again behind him. However, this time there appeared to be a different kind of problem. Many older people in leadership now are in the way of younger and hungrier personalities, and those elements feel restricted in their ambitions, which is not a good thing for future growth.

This problem reminded me of the Cincinnati Bengals and how the Brown family just can’t get out of their own way for success. Sure, they have had some good players over the years, but they just have not been able to put together a successful string of seasons to show fabulous organizational presence. They went to the Super Bowl last year and had a pretty good season. They had the whole off-season to get better and improve on the previous year with essentially the same players. The Bengals invested in a new offensive line, but the results were not good. The quarterback, Joe Burrow, has been sacked more than any other NFL quarterback. So the Bengals didn’t get better because the problems with the Bengals were in their coaching and front office. Not the players on the field. So if leadership was always the problem, the Bengals didn’t help themselves by investing in an offensive line; if they didn’t have the kind of coaches who could take advantage of those improvements, then, of course, the problem would still present itself as a problem. Obviously, the Butler County Republican Party was having the same issues. Many new talents are coming into the party who can network and connect with the world. There are lots of MAGA Republicans across the state who are newly engaged in politics and are looking for jobs to do. But then, when they interact with Butler County, we have this Boss Hogg image that people have of our elderly leadership, and it turns them off, and it’s starting to show to the outside world. 

It was good to see a nice GOP event in Butler County dedicated to a victory celebration for Thomas Hall at the Majors Barn. It was a tough election season, and some hard feelings emerged during that race, which clearly split the Butler County Republican Party in half. But several people supported Matt King, who ran against Thomas for the 46th Representative Ohio seat. They were there to congratulate Thomas and to show leadership in coming together as a party now that the election was over. There were people there that I could speak with where things got pretty heated, and we had some nice conversations, and everyone made up. I know everyone couldn’t come, people were busy, but you could tell a lot about Republican Party leadership by who was there and who wasn’t. I can tell you someone, who was there, Roger Reynolds, was, and we had a nice conversation about the horrendous problem that was happening to him. I asked him if Sheriff Jones was going to pay for all his massive legal bills for the phony trial coming up for him in December of 2022, which to me looks like a complete political hit job. That is not the kind of thing that makes the Republican Party better, but something that has made it worse. Roger kind of smiled at me and shrugged his shoulders. He’s one of the good guys, and his only focus was on getting that mess behind him so he could live his life again. And Thomas and I spoke about the new Speaker of the House and what an excellent relationship those two had together, which was encouraging. Good things were happening. But I also received reports from some of the state people and the federal people who deal with Republican parties all over the country. Their impression of the Butler County Republican Party was not a good one. There were a lot of complaints about engagement, phone calls, appreciation letters, and just basic organization, and while I kept up a happy face inside, I was pretty mad. I am proud of the Butler County Republican Party and don’t like hearing people say bad things about it. 

Hey, I get it; we all get older. You look in the mirror and what looks back is a person falling apart. Age can be cruel. And when the dog doesn’t respect you, and your wife is complaining about you leaving your socks in the corner by the bathroom, and nobody thinks you’re all that special, it can feel great to go to a Party meeting and have everyone worship you for all the things you have done in your life. It’s hard to be big enough to get out of the way and let younger people step in and show their ambitions.   That has always been the Bengals problem; the Brown family has always gotten in the way of its own success. And that is what is happening with the Butler County Republican Party. It’s not just from the direction of the police, but there are commissioners, trustees, and many others who are holding positions as placeholders, then getting mad at the youth for nipping at their heels. And my advice to them, the elders, is if you really love the Republican Party, you would want to do the right thing, and that is to get out of the way and let those with the most ambition and freshest eyes step into leadership positions. Sometimes being a great leader is in getting out of the way. And hanging on to the past and living off a reputation to hide the aging process from your own eyes isn’t love. It’s selfish, and the only result is that you become the latest Boss Hogg in the world and become known not for good deeds but for corruption and ill-advised political fights that ruin everything a lifetime took to build.

Rich Hoffman

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Microsoft Was Never Our Friend: They don’t respect our time, our productivity, or our American sovereignty

I always liked the Paper Clip guy from early versions of Microsoft Windows. He might have been irritating, but he always came across as trying to be helpful, respectful of your time, and assuming that what you needed to do on the computer you were using was valuable. That sentiment has changed over time. Microsoft is well-known as a member of the Desecrators of Davos attempt to overthrow the world. Their obvious role in the scheme is to dumb people down with nonsense and steer society globally where the Klaus Schwab types want them to go. The Microsoft of the 1990s is long gone and what has been given to us in its wake is a significant intrusion of progressive intent to change the world as we know it. Microsoft thinks it can do it because they are essentially a monopoly that touches just about every computer in the world, other than Apple, which is just as bad.

I used to love Microsoft; I was a big fan of Word, of course. But I loved Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and everything Microsoft made. I was a fan of it all. But I entered the computer age at the ground level and watched this company evolve. And that also gives me the liberty to discuss how much it has changed from its original intentions. The Microsoft of today does not respect its users. They provide constant updates whenever they decide to; they don’t care what you are working on and have no value for it. They do what they want; they speak to you through messages as if they are a parent telling you to brush your teeth before going to bed and have lost their understanding of the original company mission in the beginning. Their goal now is globalism and steering mankind into the slaughterhouse of globalism, and they intend to use their software as the bait that drags everyone to that gloomy destination.

It’s out now, Bill Gates, when he stepped away from being the boss of Microsoft just as lockdowns were happening all across America in the spring of 2020, during a big election year where a virus that was planned at Event 201, sponsored by Bill Gates himself, was released. Gates wanted to protect Microsoft from his role in the virus and designed to work on the “climate change” initiative hoping that Microsoft would be shielded from public opinion as they learned what role Gates had in managing the virus in society and what the governments of the world would do about it. But Microsoft was just another front on the culture wars attack. I had been noticing that their edit software was already attacking strong usages of pronouns and other kinds of terminology that might be considered “too aggressive” as a means to control information flow and the quality of it as determined by the Desecrators of Davos, which Bill Gates is undoubtedly one of the founding members. Microsoft was no longer concerned about the quality of the individual users’ time; they were now concerned about controlling what the particular user did and what they thought while they were interfacing with their products. The footprints of global corporatism were unleashed, and people were so in love with the Microsoft product that they didn’t notice how sinister some of the changes truly were until it was too late. Microsoft went from being a helpful friend to essentially becoming the software of the terminators from one of Jim Cameron’s science fiction doomsday films. Only they weren’t intended to kill the user, only to make them suitable, compliant soldiers of the administrative state. The lure was to get people addicted to easy pornography, and a big brother was watching the users through the software all hours of the day, anywhere in the world that they might be. 

It was a baffling experience to see how Microsoft was pushing its Teams meeting system just as the governments of the world, all looking for Bill Gates donations, thought that the way to deal with the Covid virus, a virus created in a Chinese lab by Bill Gates’ friend, Dr. Fauci, and both of them worked hard to keep medicine away from those who caught it so they could push all these new social controls like social distancing. The wearing of useless masks to fight the virus was to work from home and use Microsoft Teams to communicate instead of actually going to the office. And the media followed that assumption with talk about a New Normal, coming straight off the pages of Claus Schwab’s latest book, titled The Great Reset. From the point of view of Bill Gates, who wants a zero-emission world to save the planet from some bizarre climate change religion that takes all mankind back essentially to The Law of One, the sun worship of pagan deities from an archaic past, keeping people off the roads and at home would save the planet from those pesky humans and their gas-guzzling cars. So Microsoft Teams was there to allow people to do business in their underwear which essentially shut the world down productively for more than a year and crippled the world’s economy. The Microsoft solution was to attempt to control the messaging through their various software updates, keep the public steered toward globalism, and discourage information that might say otherwise. 

But the footprints of globalism were there from the beginning. It’s just that while the market was taking off, Microsoft needed the customers to get addicted to their product like a drug dealer might give away free samples to get people addicted to the high. In its early versions before Windows 95, Microsoft wanted to appear helpful, productive, and respectful of its users. But after Windows 95, and the complaints about the product showed this trend, people saw that Microsoft was less interested in the user market and much more interested in making the users slaves to their system since, by then, most of the world was using a version of Windows to interact with computers in whatever way they were using them. The goal from the beginning was to gain control of the time the users spent on a computer and to get them to want to do more of it. Even when reality threw obvious problems their way, they simply ignored the information and proceeded on anyway, just as they did with the concept of Teams meetings replacing real human interaction in an office space. Microsoft’s stupidity in understanding the basic nature of productivity went straight to the door of Bill Gates, who never wanted to help society live better lives with a superior product. His goal was to use the information to control productivity and to dumb down the users to the point where they wouldn’t even see what was happening to them along the way. The Paper Clip guy was an illusion all along. Microsoft never intended actually to be helpful but to bait mankind into following them into mass control from global forces. That long-hatched plan culminated when Bill Gates resigned from Microsoft upon unleashing Covid from China. Microsoft went on to do its work as built by its founder, while Bill Gates went into full Desecrators of Davos mode and joined the others who were openly looking to take over the world. Microsoft was never our friend; it was only an enemy from within from the very beginning, and it is obvious that they don’t respect our time.   They only want our minds to do what they want with them to serve interests that are not American.

Rich Hoffman

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What a Dumb Idea Parading Barack Obama Was: As a domestic terrorist, he has only reminded people why they need to vote for Republicans

I knew this day would come eventually; the Chess game had been going on for a long time, and now it was time for the “checkmate.” Democrats are getting ready to get trounced in the 2022 midterms, but this isn’t a “come lately” thing. It’s been going on for a long time, going way back to 2009 with the start of the Tea Party movement. Parading Barack Obama around to try and help Democrats in key states indicates that the professional pinheads have no idea what they are doing or what forces are truly at play politically in the United States. The Democrats have put themselves in a terrible position because they failed to listen to the lessons that went wrong along the way, and now it’s time to pay for those mistakes. Barack Obama, at best, is a used car salesman who used his skin color to attempt to sell socialism to America. But worse than that, he was a creation of domestic terrorists like Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground. I must remind everyone that Barack Obama’s political career started in the living room of Bill Ayers and other Chicago radicals of progressive Saul Alinsky intent. He’s not a miracle; he was an inserted terrorist plot intent to undo America. And yes, his birth certificate had all kinds of problems which Sheriff Joe Arpaio pointed out quite well with a private investigation that showed the document to be made in modern times digitally with layered graphics. Back when Barack Obama would have been born in Hawaii, that kind of technology wasn’t around yet. So they got caught lying about the birth of Barack Obama and just about everything else to insert Obama in place to undo America from within, and this Joe Biden presidency, which was stolen by the same kind of personalities, radicals who have embedded themselves in our Republic form of government, is the third term of Barack Obama.   Obama isn’t a savior; he’s the cause of all the problems. 

I remember what it was like in 2009 when the Tea Party movement was starting. We then learned to what extent George Soros was tampering with our election system to overthrow America. He was an early form of today’s Desecrators of Davos, and those success stories of using money as a military weapon to undo the most powerful country in the world started the resistance that led to this precise moment in time. And the attackers were so full of themselves that they didn’t see the writing on the wall from the begging. Before we could stop terrorists like Obama, we had to stop the bleeding from our own political party, the Republicans. From 2009 to 2012, we started to purge the RINOs from the party with the admission that they were more Democrats than Republicans and that they were the controlled opposition that Democrats wanted, which allowed them to make moves to attack the nature of America from the inside and rot it away beyond our control. Politicians like John McCain, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and Mitt Romney were what allowed terrorists like Bill Ayers and George Soros to believe they could get away with the greatest crime in the history of the world, the destruction of America and the theft of all its wealth to redistribute to the United Nations and their progressive intentions of doom. Through the Tea Party, we started to challenge members of our own party, which has taken a while, culminating in this 2022 election. But first, we had to change the nature of the party from what it was, a Republican Party made up of rich white guys, and turn it into something much better, a party for women, a party for immigrants, a party for all people of color, and that is precisely what has been done and is reflected in the wonderful candidates we have now in 2022. It took a long time to get there from 2009 and, in many cases, earlier. I’ve been doing this kind of thing since 1992, when I worked very hard for the Ross Perot campaign in the Reform Party. I knew even back in those good ol’ days that changes were needed. 

From that critical 2012 election where Mitt Romney just rolled over and died for Barack Obama and played the nice little Republican pushover, we saw the same thing happening to Governor Kasich in Ohio, who misread the tea leaves and became much more Barack Obama-like. Notice you don’t see him around anymore. That was when Trump, from the Ross Perot Reform Party, made a move to be president, and people like me saw a golden opportunity. Over the next decade, Trump would spend billions of dollars of his own money to win the presidency, and that was just the way to defeat the controlled opposition that had been working against us all along. So the Tea Party morphed into the MAGA branch of the Republican Party, and the process of pushing out RINOs accelerated dramatically. Probably the best thing that could have happened was that the election was stolen in 2020 when the global forces desperate to prevent another term of Trump after he won in 2016 made all kinds of mistakes under pressure to reveal the kind of corrupt government the Tea Party had been trying to point out for many years. Before that, conspiracy theory writers like Jim Marrs had been pointing out all the corruption in our government. I would point them out also, in more direct and implacable ways, with millions and millions of words written to send out the signal to an unsuspecting public that needed time to absorb what was happening behind the media circus they were fed through broadcast entertainment. The Trump presidency forced all that to the surface for all to see, and it only strengthened the MAGA movement.

In the end, we will end up with 12 years of Trump influence before he rides off into the sunset and a whole new generation of Kari Lake Republican Party members can then manage our government for the next several decades with the Democrat Party utterly destroyed. Given the nature of just how corrupt everything was, returning to how Barack Obama was inserted into the White House behind a mask of racism and guilt meant to keep us from looking at the terrorist roots behind him. Obama’s brother tried to tell us. Reverend Jerimiah Wright told us all we needed to know. But we didn’t listen because Obama was a person of color. And now, with Herschel Walker in Georgia running against another government communist, we see just how phony the racism thing for Democrats always was. They only wanted women and minorities if they were Democrats. If they were Republican, they attacked even more viciously, which forced people to admit to themselves what a rigged game it always was. Now they have seen it for themselves, and the payday is upon us. And parading Barack Obama around, or Oprah Winfrey isn’t going to resurrect their insurgency of America. Their terrorist act of progressive destruction has been revealed to the American people, who now see what they must do, which wasn’t so obvious when the Tea Party first started. Then only a few of us saw what had to happen. But now, more than ever, they see it and are joining the Republican Party for solutions. We have removed many of the old losers who kept the Republican Party from winning, and now it’s a party that can do some real good in the world. And there is nothing Barack Obama, or anybody else, can do about it. Obama was the cause of the problems; he will never be the solution.

Rich Hoffman

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Trying to Find Something Nice to Say About Mike DeWine: Are Fran’s cookies enough?

Obviously, I’m not a Mike DeWine fan. He blew it during Covid by leading the nations into the lockdowns and open tyranny that the rest of the blue-state Democrats followed to ruin our lives. I know people who had their lives utterly ruined during the Mike DeWine lockdowns and even died. The social isolation, the separation of family members, and the attempts to shut down social gatherings such as churches over some ridiculous government tampering with the medical industry were reprehensible, and Mike DeWine led the way. My kids absolutely hate Mike DeWine; his dumb behavior set back their lives by likely seven years at least and personally cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars. So it was no small feat when a person I know who is very close to the DeWine administration asked me if I could think of something nice to say about the guy ahead of the Midterm elections on November 8th, 2022. I can usually think of something nice to say about anybody. But on Mike DeWine, he has essentially been a Democrat, and I don’t like anything about Democrats. Just because he put an “R” next to his name doesn’t make him a Republican. As we have seen at many levels of politics, an “R” isn’t enough. Suppose a politician doesn’t act like a Republican. In that case, I think worse of them than if we are just dealing with a Democrat because we are dealing with another level of dishonesty, and DeWine sold himself dishonestly when he proposed that he was a Republican. Yet the person running against Mike DeWine for this 2022 governor race is even worse as a Democrat, so the question is, do you vote for the Democrat who is pretending to be a Republican, or do you deal with the radical socialist who calls herself a Democrat but might as well be the secretary of Karl Marx? These are tough choices and not very good for a world of free and fair elections. 

So I have been digging deep, trying to find something I like about Mike DeWine. My friend knows I represent a lot of Republican voters who just will never put their name next to Mike DeWine because of how he behaved during his first term. But a few nice words from me might encourage others who feel the same way to maybe hold their nose and vote for DeWine anyway, for the good of the party. So this has been a tough one for me, and I have had to work hard at it for several weeks now, trying to find anything good about Mike DeWine, and the thing that jumped out most to me was that his wife, Fran, makes good cookies. I had a chance to meet with Mike DeWine a few months ago at an event, and his wife gave me some cookies, and they were really good. Were they good enough to elect him governor again? Well, maybe. Ruin people’s lives, kill them with lockdowns by putting the liberal disaster Amy Acton in charge of Ohio Health Care, but Fran’s cookies…………………… it’s kind of like weighing an Egyptian heart against a feather to see if you can pass into the Duat during death. 

But then I had to think of some more things if I could, and I can say with a straight face that during the last two years of Mike DeWine’s term, he has worked well with the Republican Reps and Senate on gun legislation. DeWine has been good on gun control measures and pro-Second Amendment concerns. He even signed H.B. 99, which my local state rep, Thomas Hall, sponsored, which provided standards for teacher training to be armed in public schools to fight back against the risk of school shootings. So, those are a few real things that Mike DeWine has done in his first term that was very positive. Sure, he wouldn’t have done them at all unless he was way underwater with Republican voters because of what he did during Covid. But it’s way better than what we would have had under Nan Whaley. Mike DeWine has signed real law proposed by the Ohio legislature that provided constitutional carry and Stand your Ground law that has undoubtedly made Ohio much better from a Second Amendment perspective. And that’s kind of what politics is, a give and take, and if it took so many people to hate Mike DeWine to make him strong on Second Amendment issues, then maybe that’s a good thing.

Then there is an issue that I care about quite a lot, and that is the election of Sharon Kennedy to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. I know Sharon, and she is fantastic. I would love to see her become the Chief Justice, which is very possible. The Supreme Court, for a long time now, has been in a balancing act between liberalism and conservative value. If Sharon wins the Chief Justice position, then her replacement would then be appointed by Mike DeWine. And in that way, like the gun control legislation, DeWine would pick a strong conservative, which would certainly help secure the Supreme Court with much more conservative representation. Ultimately, we must have a conservative Supreme Court. We have a strong presence of conservatives among the State Reps and the Senate, but the Supreme Court has been weak. A lot of people have called themselves “Rs,” but in reality, they have been very liberal by their voting record. DeWine, in other years, might have picked a liberal for the Supreme Court nomination, but he’s not dumb. He sees where things are going in this MAGA Republican Party, so he would be very inclined to appease Republicans with a strong pick.

So there are three things I thought of nice to say about Mike DeWine. See, I can find something nice to say about anybody, even him. He has been good for the last two years on Second Amendment issues. He has a good chance of doing very well on the Supreme Court by picking a conservative replacement for the Chief Justice. Based on what DeWine has done with gun rights, this particular year would likely be a more conservative choice than in other years. Then there are the cookies. Should we vote for Mike DeWine because of his wife’s cookies? Maybe it does all come down to that.

Sometimes you get governors who are so out of touch that you can’t even talk to them when you see them. Fran was always so personable when I was at that event with the DeWines. Mike asked me if I wanted a picture; I, of course, said that I was good. I didn’t want a picture. He didn’t make any strange faces; he just moved on to the next person. But Fran made sure I had some cookies, and they were very good. Even though I think of the DeWine family as a bunch of Democrats, I can at least say that they mean well. That was DeWine’s excuse after Covid; he thought he was doing the right things and just following the orders of the CDC. And that is always the danger of following government; they usually don’t know what’s best. But they have the power to impose their view of reality on people, which makes them dangerous. But Fran DeWine’s cookies were good. All voters will have to make that hard choice on November 8th. Are Fran’s cookies enough? 

Rich Hoffman

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The Law to Live or Die: It’s time to punish those who used Covid to go to war with America

There is a reason that in America, we have a tradition of swearing on a Bible, an oath of office, or courtroom testimony. And there is a reason that the attackers against America have been trying to swipe away the Ten Commandments in our courtrooms and schools and even shut down churches on Sundays during Covid lockdowns. They were trying to rip away from you the ability to know right from wrong and to have a sense of justice because they knew what they had planned to do. Many Americans are guilty of sedition and treason, like Larry Fink, Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci, and many in the political classes, the globalists who sold out our country for stock tips that have made them very rich. There is a lot of guilt to go around, and from the Americans who see what has been done to them, I would suggest turning to the Bible to resurface your resolve. People are pretty broken up, and after the elections that we have all been waiting for to occur on November 8th, 2022, they need to be restored. Because the evil that has been cast our way has been tremendous and ominous, I have been thinking a lot about the Ten Commandments lately, and what Moses said upon finding his people worshipping false ideas, the law to live, or to die by, in many cases we must enforce our law now that we have caught so many malicious characters who deliberately broke our American laws and intended great harm on us. 

The tough admission that we all must come to is that a group of powerful people, powerful because they acquired a great deal of wealth and formed a group called the World Economic Forum, whom I call the Desecrators of Davos, to purposely use their influence over corporations and the governments of the world to attack all of us, and to put us under the rule of their hidden army, the Administrative State. Through this Administrative State, which was funded by people like Bill Gates, Larry Fink, and Mark Zuckerberg and patrolled by government bureaucrats such as Anthony Fauci, they engineered, through gain of function research, the Covid virus in the Wuhan lab in China as a bioweapon to remove President Trump from office, rig our 2020 elections, destroy our economy, and enslave us all to the intentions of the World Economic Forum, which intended to use the United Nations to rule the world. China is a creation of these people; without the Desecrators of Davos, there would not be a China to act as an enemy against America today, just as Ukraine is another propped-up country by the same villainous people for the same purposeful schemes of destruction and mayhem. But they were caught, the American Constitution was always designed to give us freedom from these people, and it worked. The American Bill of Rights, which I carry with me every day, everywhere I go, stopped these plans, and now revenge is upon us as a result of this 2022 election. And the day after that election, we must then enforce our law for the freedom of mankind around the world. 

But it was war they wanted, those Desecrators of Davos. Their Covid bioweapon was an act of terrorism meant to kill people, rob us of our republic, and enslave us into the tyranny of the technocrats, who openly plotted their menace without fear of punishment. They did not respect our laws, didn’t respect us, and went to work to destroy us utterly and enslave us to their pagan worship of mother earth and its failed religions of the past. Their desire to remove us from our Bible and our guns has been to their thirst for power and need to control every aspect of human life with their new weapons of technology meant to give them power they never deserved. They went for our throats and had no care who survived or lived, only that they intended to rob us of our freedoms, thoughts, and sense of any honor. It was a war by a different method. If they had attacked us with planes as they did at Pearl Harbor, then we would have a face for the enemy, and we’d go and fight them. Or when 9/11 happened, we had a face, and we moved to attack them, and in many ways, those wars are still being fought in the Middle East and in Afghanistan. But this fight, it was an invisible enemy, hidden in the condos of Davos behind trillions of dollars of fake, printed money made by the Federal Reserve, distributed through BlackRock and used against us through all our jobs, all our means to a good life, and confiscated all ability to reason by sabotaging capitalism through crony arrangements and tricking us into attacking our very means of survival, hoping that we would all jump ship and run to Chinese style communism. 

What they did to America and the world has been the worst human rights violations known to planet earth during any development phase. And it was so big and so bad that people couldn’t even grapple with the concept of such a vast evil. Yet there it is; it’s before us now. And we must inflict justice upon those who attacked us. They must pay for what they did and for as many years as it takes. After this election, and the Republicans are in the House and Senate and in many governor positions across the country, the fight doesn’t stop. It will just be beginning. The lowly Democrats will attempt to blame their terrible economy on the newcomers because the poison is already in the body. And they will attempt to appear as the victim as impeachment trials will have to commence. And congressional hearings on Covid will have to transpire.   Senator Rand Paul will just be the start of it. There will be a lot of crying for mercy from the Democrats. But don’t listen to them. Don’t unlock the cage and let them go free. They will try to appeal for mercy, but don’t give it to them, just as you would not provide a murderer your mercy. If the enemy breaks our laws, they must pay. Don’t let them think that our Bibles say to turn the other cheek to inspire injustice. Reread the Bible for yourself and harden your resolve to punish those wrongdoers and all their evil intentions. And send them a message that the rule of law is back in fashion in America. And the war that was cast upon us will be a victory for America and inspire new songs and folk heroes far into the future. This is one of the evillest times in the history of mankind, and it is on our watch to rectify the crimes, and recollection will judge our resolve. Thousands of years from now, we will be considered, so I suggest we set a good example and deal with the criminals in our lives with steel and hearts inspired by justice, a love of law, and order. Then to set the example to evil everywhere that their mechanisms have failed, and to punish them so thoroughly, that they will never try such an act again. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Truth About Vanessa Wells: Crawling through the mud is where the bad guys hide their crimes

According to the media narrative that Fox 19 in Cincinnati has tried to establish, and many of the liberal losers within the Rinos for Lakota group, they think the revelation of the bad things that Lakota superintendent Matt Miller has done, which Vanessa Wells revealed, was out of revenge because she was not elected to the school board during the last election. Such a suggestion is really ridiculous, especially when the real story is known. I speak with Vanessa Wells a lot, sometimes every few hours during a day, so I have a pretty good understanding of what she is doing and why she does it. I also understand why people didn’t want me to work with her and tried to convince me that she was dangerous and out of control. I wasn’t born yesterday. Usually, people don’t like someone because they don’t want to live up to the measure that a harder-working person applies to others. Or, their value systems just aren’t compatible. In Vanessa’s case, it’s likely both; she has a high moral value for how things should work, making political people very upset. And she is sharp as a tack, more intelligent than many lawyers that I know. It is not surprising that she has so many lawyers in her orbit right now because they are attracted to her intelligence and sense of justice. And I said to Vanessa recently what I thought about those election results last year where she fell short of winning.

There is a story to that, which I’ll get into shortly, but I’m glad she isn’t on the school board. She is far more influential behind the scenes than she ever would have been in an “official” role. I think Darbi Boddy has done a great job on the school board. I’d love to have more people like her on the school board. But you also need people like Vanessa Wells to work in the trenches, crawl through the mud where all the bad stuff is hidden and where the radical union elements conduct all their malice. I’m a big fan of Vanessa Wells, and I’m glad she is doing what she’s doing. Lakota is far better off because of her.

I remember when Lynda O’Conner introduced me to Vanessa Wells as a proposed school board member. Lynda is now the Lakota school board president, and I wanted to help her get more conservative votes on the school board that more adequately represented the actual residents of Butler County, Ohio. Vanessa was sharp and willing to learn all she could. But as we got closer to the election, and we had to do fundraising for the candidates, and she had to appear at events to get on the Republican Party slate card, Vanessa’s people were not happy with her. They were worried she would go from a rag-tag freedom fighter and concerned mom to a sell-out politician from their perspective, just like all the other sell-outs in the world. I assured Vanessa that wouldn’t be the case, but she was having doubts as the election drew near. And after she won a lawsuit against Lakota schools, Lynda started pushing Vanessa away, so things were getting rough for everyone to be in the same room together. We gave Vanessa a campaign manager to help her with the tasks of winning an election, Bruce Jones, the outstanding fiscal officer of West Chester, and the guy Sheriff Jones wanted to replace Roger Reynolds with as the Butler County Auditor, but the more structure we gave Vanessa, the less authentic she felt her ambitions for the job were, and she was becoming miserable. 

Vanessa approached me several weeks before the November election because she wanted out and to drop off the slate card for the Republican Party of Butler County. She was worried that I would be very angry. But I understood. She worried that if she dropped off, it would make me look bad to the eyes of all the movers and shakers. I told her I understood, that everyone involved had seen more than a few rough elections and that I didn’t care. I told her I wanted her to feel good about what she was doing and that, ultimately, she had to do what she thought was right. So, she dropped off the Republican slate card and ran independently. Of course, I heard about it from just about everyone, but I didn’t try to talk Vanessa out of her decision. Without the slate card inclusion, Vanessa won 5000 votes when the election came around. Darby Boddy and Isaac Adi, who stayed on the card, were the top vote-getters, and if Vanessa had stayed with it, she would have easily have beaten Kelly Casper. The radical union element just didn’t have enough gas to get much more than 7000 votes, so many of our thoughts about voter engagement and turnout, if given conservative options, turned out to be true. Vanessa, without party identification on election day, did exceptionally well. So, there is no shame in what she did or her performance. And there certainly isn’t any desire for revenge. We were all surprised she did as well as she did without the Republican endorsement. Without endorsements, she might have won anyway because she performed so strongly. Any thoughts anybody might have about Vanessa Wells wanting to get revenge on Lakota schools because she didn’t win the school board race simply don’t understand the situation. 

Yet, I’ve always said there needs to be leadership behind the scenes and on the board. It takes a lot more than a few public statements to manage a district full of radical left-winged loons and the union money extracted from property owners with essential threats to their children as the means to get it at play. And I told Vanessa recently that she has been far better for Lakota in the role she is in now than if she was in a straitjacket on the board where all the crazy union rules and the Ohio School Board Association creates methods to regulate the management, not the employees of the far-left political faction who want unencumbered access to our children. With Vanessa on the outside, she is free to act as she needs to, and she has managed to rally lots of good people to the cause, far better than if she was just another nameplate sitting at a desk talking into a microphone. And when she first told me she didn’t want the Republican endorsement, I thought about these possibilities, which have turned out to be very beneficial. I would go on to say that if there were no Vanessa Wells, then when a public employee did get caught doing bad stuff, there would have been nowhere to go with the information. Vanessa did what needed to be done with that information and handled it correctly and legally. And without her, nobody would know anything about this Matt Miller story. It would have been covered up and swept away like so many other issues are, right in front of our faces because the rules control the conduct of the school board. And there never are the kind of good people working in the mud to discover what they’ve been hiding. And the truth is, if Vanessa Wells had won that school board seat, it’s quite clear that many of the good things that are happening now wouldn’t have happened at all. 

Rich Hoffman

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