Thank Goodness Ohio Has Thomas Hall: Gun rights are the only things keeping us safe in a Democrat-run government intent to destroy America

I continue to be proud of State Representative Thomas Hall for his bill that Governor DeWine signed on Monday, June 13th providing minimum training requirements for teachers to arm themselves in public schools and to act as first responders should a tragic event occur. It was the kind of bill that was controversial in the face of an aggressive anti-gun lobby, so it took a lot of political skill for Representative Hall to move his bill through the House and Senate and go through all the revisions that it took to get it onto Governor DeWine’s desk. The bill was signed on the same day that Constitutional Carry went into effect in Ohio, so after a few rough years with Mike DeWine, particularly on Covid, we are seeing an administration that has been very good on Second Amendment issues. DeWine was eager to sign Thomas’ bill and rebuild some bridges that were lost over the Covid lockdowns. A few years ago, I would have never thought that Governor DeWine would become one of the most pro-Second Amendment governors in the country, but with the signing of House Bill 99 sponsored by Thomas Hall, that’s what he has become. It’s interesting to see how DeWine has evolved on gun rights over the last four years, which I think says more about the conditions of society than anything. It goes beyond him looking to repair his relationship with Republicans over Covid lockdowns. It was only a few years ago that DeWine was showing support for Red Flag Laws. Yet now, DeWine is one of the most pro-gun governors in the country, and that is great to see.

Meanwhile, there is a hard push from progressives who have managed to snag some GOP senators to ride some gun control legislation to give Biden a token win using recent mass shootings as a driver for more government control over gun rights. The Biden administration, which Texas has been one of the first to admit the illegitimacy due to the election questions that have been increasing with each day, wants to get more progressive gun control legislation on the books before they lose all their power. The Republican Party of Texas is starting to say that quiet part out loud, and as I have been saying for a while now, that quiet part will only get louder as more join the chorus. More centralized control over the American population is why there is an election fraud scandal. Would the government attempt to seize power through election fraud to disarm American society? Well, obviously so. And they are aggressive about it. The Biden administration is already trying to leverage Winchester ammunition with government contracts to alter its sales to the public, hoping to drive up the price of ammunition just as they have been doing with gas prices, to alter the behavior of the consumer. If they can’t ban guns, the Biden administration hopes to discourage through supply chain problems the flow of ammunition that shooters can get access to. The illegitimate Biden administration will be forever known in history as the government force that attacked America through supply chains. If you consider the terrorism that is obviously happening at food processing plants, again to alter supply chains with a radical Weather Underground sabotage of them under the Biden watch, a real menace to society is revealing itself. And it is within that climate that the government is pushing for more gun control. 

Because of Democrats, we are looking at a much more dangerous and unstable world. And the Biden administration has been laughing about it, even mocking Republicans, daring them to fight. It’s the same type of attitude that was revealed when members of the Colbert Show were caught and arrested in the U.S. Capitol after hours harassing families of the J6 defendants. NBC tried to downplay the incident, but the radicalism couldn’t be more obvious. We are dealing with an outright Marxist political move in America from the political left, and they are taking their talking points straight out of the book The Communist Manifesto. Now, I’ve been saying all this for a long time that the political left is communist in nature, using socialism as a soft door to enter through. Many people didn’t want to think of their fellow Democrats in such a way, but after four years of Trump, which I have also been saying would happen for a long time, their masks were ripped off. Now they are showing themselves for what they always were, America hating Marxists who are intent on destroying our country no matter what it takes. When members of popular media like those from the Colbert Show are so desperate and audacious in their actions, you can see the level of desperation; they mean to kill the country behind their actions. Would these same people commit election fraud and attempt to cover it up with everything they have in them? You bet they would. 

We are now in a world of liberal lunacy gone terribly wrong; crime is up because of Democrats. Concerns over the power grid because of BlackRock’s control over American energy policy leading straight to the World Economic Forum Marxists in Europe have people worried about constant brownouts and other mass grid failures. We have been closing coal plants and not replacing them with real viable energy generators. Gas prices are artificially high; it’s as if the Biden administration has an obsession with the Mad Max films and is trying to make them come true. We are seeing a plot designed outside the United States that has entered American life through politics and finance that intends to destroy everything we are. And even Mike DeWine sees it as governor of Ohio and has modified his position on gun control to reflect it. Truly, the First and Second Amendments are the only things keeping America alive at the moment. Gun ownership is the only thing that has kept this out-of-control society from completely destroying the American idea and keeps families somewhat safe in their homes. We are witnessing a progressive nightmare created by the Biden administration for the ultimate destruction of America while they still have the power to do it. And they can tell that the window for their attempts is closing, and their desperation level reflects that knowledge. They only have a few months to destroy the country, and they are picking up the pace of their attacks.

Their guiding manual, The Communist Manifesto, will tell us what they plan to do next. And for that reason, we must be happy to live in a state where State Representatives like Thomas Hall represent Ohio politics to head that aggression off at the pass and do good work for the people. To sign H.B. 99 on the same day that Ohio moved to Constitutional Carry says much more about the actual state of our country. While the gun grabbers are the same type of people reflected in the arrests of the Cobert staff at the Capitol, the only defense anybody has against that aggression, and the progressive, globalist activism of the Biden administration, is to be armed with guns. Preferably lots of guns. Because the enemy is among us, and they mean to destroy everything we represent, and they have no intentions of holding back. The only thing keeping them in check is our guns. They have no respect for our laws. They have no respect for our country. The only thing they do respect is force, and that force for us comes from our gun rights and our ability to always have them with us. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Best Thing that Could Happen with the J6 Committee Would be to Indict President Trump: Accelerating the end of the Democrat Party

We all know by now what the UnSelect Committee, who has been putting on a show trial over what they say is the darkest day in American history, January 6th, 2021, is up to. They are seeking to hide the election fraud they participated in, and they hope they can use the proceedings to indict President Trump and tie him up in court to disqualify him from running in 2024, which they are terrified of. And to all that, I think there would be nothing better for our country than to have Trump indicted because, in the process, there would be legal discovery and all kinds of a mess that would be blasted into the mainstream news cycle that has so far been contained from the public. The result of that would be a complete destruction of the Democrat Party. Which I think is destroying itself quite nicely. But an indictment of Trump would be the end of them and the established order of the Beltway, which would turn out to be far greater than just having Trump run for President again, only to go through the same kind of resistance we saw before. The pressure of Trump is far greater than actually being in the White House. There are a lot of people who could run for President in 2024 who could represent the MAGA movement.  Ron DeSantis comes to mind.  What is being built presently is a new kind of political movement that will far outlast many of the people currently holding office. The net result of all these efforts will save our nation from the looters and scumbags who have given us the mess we see now. But an indictment of Trump would accelerate the process in ways that nobody has been thinking about and would be very beneficial to the ultimate destruction of the Democrat Party due to the kind of case that would be put on full display for all to see. 

What we see happening with the J6 Hearing spectacle is the undoing of the George Bush era New World Order that Klaus Schwab and the other Desecrators of Davos are fully committed to today, with billions of dollars in personal assets fully dedicated to the change state of America from a capitalist country and into a socialist one. They stand to lose a lot of money and power if Trump returns to the White House, which is why they rigged the 2020 election. They couldn’t afford for people to run their own elections; it put at risk all the money and power they had built up over many years. It’s a globalist view of the world that started to be dismantled by the election of Trump in 2016. Back then, the system chiefs thought it was all a joke. They had rigged elections for years and knew how to keep things close to make Americans think they actually picked their own representatives. But most people didn’t believe in the system at all and just didn’t participate, making it easy for the “uniparty” to run all things any way they wanted to. They gave us fake wars and fake economic cycles. They manipulated everything to the gradual sell-off of our country to globalist investors while hiding their vile actions behind red, white, and blue patriotism and selling themselves as patriots as well. But truly, what they were preserving was a kind of Beltway aristocracy that many in the political class craved more than a thirsty person desires water in a hot desert. They wanted power over others more than anything else in the world, so they built a corrupt system to give themselves that power. They had to share it with other Beltway types, but so long as they were members of an elite aristocracy, they were happy to at least do that. 

Then along came Trump running as a person who didn’t need the donor class. He understood the media better than the media understood itself. And he knew how to make real business deals because he had built his brand doing so very publicly. So people showed up and voted for him in more numbers than the election cheats could deal with, and he snuck under the algorithm door in 2016, much to the surprise of everyone. Then, the Beltway, including Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and many others, worked for the next four years to undo the person that the people picked because the hidden little secret all along was that the Beltway ultimately picked the people it put in office. Voters were supposed just to play along, vote to make everything look like a choice, then go quietly back to sleep while the Washington Beltway types sold America away to everyone willing to pay a little cash for the opportunity. And in the process, they have committed so many vast crimes of excessive evil that the parameters were unfathomable to ordinary people. And while Trump was in office, so many crimes were committed to get rid of him, of the people’s pick, that many more crimes were committed by the FBI and the Department of Defense—especially regarding Covid. Many of the things that Wikileaks was publishing which could be traced back to many of the congresspeople and senators we see on television every night, were caught up to some extent or another in sedition, treason, and worse. Actions against America and its constitution left them no choice but to support complete insurrection to foreign interests to hide the crimes they had committed over many years. 

Ultimately, the desire to get rid of Trump and to prevent him from returning to the White House is the desire to cover up all these crimes with a phony trial by the UnSelect Committee over January 6th. The abuse of authority already displayed over Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, General Flynn, Rudy Guiliani, Steve Bannon, and Peter Navarro crossed the line long ago. But to put Trump at the front of the room with all the evidence he has collected along the way and the mouthpiece to sell it to the public, there would be no way for the Beltway types to survive that. We are dealing with new territory politically that we have never experienced before. An indictment would only accelerate a process of destruction that the Beltway has brought on itself. They are the ones with everything to hide, and their attempt to hide so much scandal behind the legitimacy of law and order would only work if people weren’t paying attention. But now, they are paying attention, and the bad guys no longer have control over the media. Social media is more than just Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Fox News does not represent conservatives like it once did; there are many other options now than there were even a few years ago. They don’t have control over what people say to each other. They do not have control of publishing, of anything really. The word of their crimes has gotten out, and now too many people know. It’s over for them already. By indicting Trump, they would only accelerate that process by years and compress them into months. So nothing would be better than to indict Trump. The government cannot live up to the measure they are enforcing on Trump, which is to say that he had an obligation to stop people from behaving the way they did on January 6th, to be angry at election fraud as they knew it at the time and felt that the government had not respected their vote.

The great fear behind the charade of the J6 spectacle is that the political class is not in charge of the millions of people they had taken for granted for decades. And the potential for all-out violence was a genuine fear for them. But in context, they would have nothing to fear if they had not acted so poorly and tried to hide so many crimes behind a façade of political theater. The tricks of old will not work any longer. People are awake to it, and they aren’t going back to sleep. And indicting Trump would only accelerate their own inevitable destruction, which couldn’t come sooner. So yes, indict President Trump, and let’s get the complete destruction of the Democrat Party out of the way once and for all.

Rich Hoffman

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‘The Bodies of Others’: What did you do during this historic time, did you just put on the mask and shut up, or did you fight back?

Before getting into the details of Naomi Wolf’s new book, The Bodies of Others, I would refer the reader to my articles of January and February of 2020 when I said from day one that Covid was a Pearl Harbor type of attack on our way of life from the climate change religious radicals like Bill Gates who would do anything at the time to get rid of President Trump during an election year.  Now, several years later, we know a lot more than we did then.  But just remember, what I said then, and have continued to say about Covid, which has turned out to be 100% correct.  So use that knowledge to consider the merit when I say that many books have now been written talking about the intent and aftermath of Covid-19 and the government’s needs for it, and what they were willing to do to implement global control over every single human being.  What lives they were willing to dispose of, and how many people they would sacrifice to do it.  We know with certainty now that Covid was made in a Chinese lab.  Dr. Fauci knew about it.  China knew about it.  Bill Gates funded the public relations campaign to support it, so he was well aware of what he was doing, and they purposely killed people to make their point as Covid was unleashed from China to bring the world to its knees with a military attack.  This time it wasn’t a nation-state like Russia, China, or Iran.  This time it was the administrative state of white lab coat bureaucrats, a kind of Revenge of the Nerds campaign to change the way the entire world did business by destroying capitalism and ushering in an age of global communism led by the World Health Organization and ultimately The United Nations. 

Since I made my initial statements on Covid and warned what the truly bad people of the world were up to, many books have been written that provide evidence to my warnings.   I knew what was going on because of my experience dealing with these types of people for years and understanding that they would commit such a level of vast evil.  Most people had a hard time accepting that premise or even seeing it.  When you spend your entire life trusting people in white lab coats and authority figures in general, they become a kind of parental figure in our lives that make it hard for us to question.  And that is what makes Naomi Wolf’s book different than all the other ones that have been written in the aftermath of Covid protocols and the vaccine mandates that have come after.  Naomi Wolf used to be one of the left-leaning Davos elites.  She was invited to the same parties and was part of the media culture perpetuating this attack.  So she was in a unique position to explore the hows and whys Covid happened and what the intention was all along.  And how so many millions of people could perpetrate it knowingly, but like the Milgram Experiment from the 60s, would put obedience to authority over the logic of individual thought in most cases, which spread that Covid evil in vast ways many are just now getting their minds around.  We are talking about an evil here that is so bad and horrible that it meant to hide itself in our society by being too audacious to consider, and that is how it moved throughout society.  In the process of all that, Naomi Wolf altered her political outlook and went through a bit of a revelation that many could understand.  That is why her book, The Bodies of Others, is the number one book being sold presently.  And also why Amazon is sabotaging it in every way they can as a bookseller.  It doesn’t matter; people are buying it anyway, by the bucket loads. 

What makes a person evil is the book’s central premise, that nice person you are having lunch with or conversing with at a dinner party, they seem so nice, how could they be evil?  Everyone seems helpful, interested, and worldly at those kinds of things.  So how do we go from that person, or those people, and suddenly they are killing hundreds of thousands of people and manipulating data so they can stir public opinion to change political philosophy out of sheer fear?  Because that was the essence of what Covid was, it was a manufactured bioweapon that was used to terrify the innate instincts of the entire human race and grossly abuse the authority relationships of all governments around the world to political upheaval.  A destruction of capitalism and to initiate the Great Reset that the Desecrators of Davos clearly had planned for many years.  That is what Naomi Wolf explores in her book as it chronicles her journey from one of those types into a thoughtful dissident who asks the question at the end of the book, “what did you do during the pandemic.” Did you just obediently put on the mask and yield to the authority figures, or did you fight back?  Most people just put on the mask, socially distanced themselves from others, got the mandatory vaccine shot, and hoped they wouldn’t be attacked for resistance.  And they have to live with that guilt now, and it’s painful for people.  That guilt will rot in them for the rest of their lives.  Some like her went along with it at first but, over time, realized what a mess it was and started to fight back.  Now she is an advocate for supporting constitutional freedoms and creating a defense from medical tyranny, which is a very real thing.  We have been taught to trust doctors from some of our youngest memories.  And that is how they attacked us.  Most everything we were told and that was done to us at the level of global politics was a lie by the authority figures in our lives, and it has left us in need of action, which we are just now starting to define. 

Reading books like The Bodies of Others helps provide context.  It’s about how authority figures, thinking from their perspective that adherence to authority was morality, no matter the cost, used other people’s bodies to advocate for their inbred tyranny.  The kind of utopian destruction that is talked about at those fancy dinner parties where everything seems so worldly after a bottle of wine and all the well-dressed participants start to look more wrinkled as the night wears on and clothes aren’t so neatly placed as they were at the beginning of the evening.  The essence of all such people is that they bring with them all the psychological problems of their youth; if they never overcame their own authority figures to embrace their own individual lives and the boldness it takes to live them, they seek to hide those insecurities behind process and rigid social systems governed by authority.  And to get rid of President Trump, the world was willing to go full authoritarian, to murder people for the sake of gaining power over the bodies of others.  They destroyed economies and people’s lives in many ways, but worst of all, they were willing to kill to perform their task, leaving us with an uncomfortable aftermath as to what to do now.  There isn’t much that culture provides that gives context to the problem.  But there are books that are written, books like The Bodies of Others, that open that door in a healthy way, a way our culture needs.  And they provide context so that we can understand what happened to us and what we have to do about it in the future.  Yet, regardless of the level of experience that there is on this matter, we are compelled to do something about what evil did to visit us during this dark time in history, and it requires us to be bold in what we do next.  Because of the many lives lost in the process and many lives ruined along the way, history will remember most of what the human race did to subdue this vast evil spread through authority figures for the worst reasons that intellect can conceive.  And before that can happen, we must understand it ourselves, and books like The Bodies of Others are the first step in doing that.

Rich Hoffman

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Joe Biden, the Sucker: Being mounted on the trophy wall while he’s still alive

Don’t get me wrong; I have no love for Joe Biden. He’s a scum bag of a person who spent his life being a sleazy loser. He’s a bad dad; just look at his kids, a lousy husband, his goofy wife, a bad person, at his life; he’s a failure at everything he has ever done. Any high office he has ever held, he was put in place by people who were really in power because they knew they could control the compromised old fool, including putting him in the White House the first time to babysit Barack Obama as a radical Democrat born in the living room of the domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers. But I couldn’t help but feel a little sorry for Joe Biden as he spoke on Jimmy Kimmel’s show about winning 81 million votes during the last election. It sounded like he really believed it because people around him told him that, and he wanted to believe it. This after he had just fallen on the stairs again on Air Force One on his way to that show. People might say, “but Joe Biden’s in the White House; he’s very successful.” And the rumors of Joe Biden’s frustration over that very issue are leaking; he’s not happy with what he’s seeing. Nobody listens to him; his handlers constantly correct him in the media. He’s starting to realize what the scam has been all along. It was him, radical progressives with global intentions are setting him up, and they picked Joe because he’s old. After all, he’s compromised, and they knew he would do anything for the title of president, including selling whatever was left of his soul. All he had to do was do what they said, stand where he was instructed, and he’d die being president of the United States and could at least have that to show for his long life as a sell-out. But the trade is now becoming apparent, and he’s starting to worry about it.

It was clear there was something wrong when suddenly, Joe Biden had been polling in the middle of the pack for the Democrat Party just ahead of the South Carolina primary, and Bernie Sanders, the socialist, was still out in front. The Party knew it had to do something; it couldn’t let Bernie Sanders win the nomination. They wanted the platform without the baggage, and there was Joe Biden, a continuation of the Obama White House and a guy with a reputation as a moderate sitting there for the taking. So other Democrats dropped out, deals were made, and the media propped up Joe Biden so that he could suddenly win that South Carolina primary and the rest was history. Biden was told to shut up, sit down, stay in the basement, and the Party would take care of the rest. And by the “party,” we are talking about the “uniparty,” the establishment types connected to the door of the World Economic Forum, the legacy of the Bush family New World Order and the miles of track laid by people like Henry Kissinger for many years to establish the next phase of Beltway, “Georgetown” politics, the long craved reconnection to European aristocracy by an administrative class ran by the United Nations. The big story for “the party” was to get rid of Trump. Biden would just be going along for the ride. But the window was closing quickly; the natives were getting restless in America, especially with all the Covid lockdowns that were going on and continuing through to the election of 2020. They had to move fast! Biden had one job, shut up, sit down, and the “party” would take care of everything. Just stay alive long enough to get rid of Trump and grab the White House for the Democrat Party. Could Joe do that much? Joe was ready to play ball.

Maybe Joe lived longer than they thought he would. But now he’s seeing the writing on the wall. The Biden policies, not written by the Biden White House but by the controllers who control the strings that make the inserted President move, were destroying America right on schedule. The goal was to do it before the next election cycle and to transfer power over to the new governing body, the United Nations, which served as a representative state to the World Economic Forum collection of corporations ready for this new global economy. Joe Biden, as the compromised loser they knew he was, would do anything for the title, including letting them completely sabotage the American way of life with high gas prices, big international wars, food shortages fueled on by destroyed factories, supply chain problems created by policy, and hundreds of other acts of deliberate misconduct meant to destroy America from the inside out. By the time Americans would figure it all out, Joe Biden would be gone due to age, and he would be the fall guy that the history books remembered. He’d be the last American president, so from that perspective, Joe Biden was the obvious pick to win that South Carolina primary and do what Democrats have wanted for a century. But they needed someone they could control more than Bernie Sanders to pull it all off. And they needed someone to take the fall when it was all over, and due to his advanced age, Biden would not be around much longer. The history books are already written to explain it all away. Biden’s policies killed America, and it had to look for survival under the new controls of the United Nations. China held all the debt, so it became the new ruling class of the United Nations model. And that would be it.

Now when Joe Biden looks in the mirror, he sees the sucker the rest of us see. He’s not the same guy talking about kids rubbing his hairy legs or challenging people to pushups. He has been set up to take the fall, and he lived too long to see it explode before he was out of the way. The timing was everything, so his handlers had to destroy the country. At the same time, Biden still sat in the Oval Office, so the blame is happening on his watch as opposed to some aftermath from the funeral of an American President, where sentiment might take away the sting from a sentimental public. No, America hates Joe Biden for all the reasons he was put in place, to draw attention away from the insurgents, the same people who started the Obama White House in the living room of known terrorists. All the Saul Alinsky followers who had been plotting America’s end for many decades. And in live time, on television daily was the compromised carcass of a president being mounted on a trophy wall before he was actually dead. And the end of America was being blamed on him openly. That’s not quite what he signed up for, it’s like becoming a doctor as a heart surgeon, but upon completing medical school, he was told that you have to go clean the toilets. Joe’s value to the ruling class of aristocrats and globalist lovers was that he was so hapless. They would have never put a competent person in office because that would make it harder for them to control. Instead, they needed a hapless fool they could easily manipulate who was too old to live very long, so they could put the blame on his carcass once the deed was done. And when Joe Biden looks in the mirror these days, that’s what he sees, which he doesn’t like.  But, it’s what he signed up for.

Rich Hoffman

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The Arrest of Peter Navarro is Unforgivable: Compliance to a corrupt government is not an option, Revenge is coming

I’m glad to see that Peter Navarro and Steve Bannon are pushing back against the obvious harassment they have had to endure as a result of the bogus January 6th committee in congress, especially after the arrest of Navarro at the airport in front of everyone when it was clear they meant to embarrass him to the furthermost extent they could to make an example of him. Navarro, the author of the excellent book In Trump Time and a member of the Trump White House team regarding trade policy, is a similar target as others have been, such as Roger Stone, where the government, guilty of many crimes of their own, have been seeking to destroy members of the Trump White House to send a message just like mobsters would, that they were not welcome in town, and that if they chose to play in the world, they controlled, the targets would be punished. Well, that’s not how it works in the world, especially not in America. Peter Navarro or nobody else from the Warroom podcast owes the January 6th Committee anything. The Jan. 6th Committee in congress led by Nancy Pelosi and known scandalous characters like Adam Schiff is meant to hide their complicity in election fraud, which is the entire point of why people were upset on January 6th, 2021 anyway.   To talk about anything else is simply harassment and nothing else. The purpose of the Commission and the ridiculous arrest of Peter Navarro is to show the public that the government is in control and that if you step out of line, the power of government will come down on anybody, even against someone who has “executive privilege.” 

Taking the emotion out of the situation is hard because if there’s one thing I can’t stand in the world is a bully. But this behavior indicates that the other side is losing. For those who hear stories like this and get worried, or perhaps worry that the FBI might show up outside your house too and arrest you, understand that the reason for the show of force is because they must cover up their lack of integrity and value. And when you are missing those things, whatever side you represent on a matter is soon to fall. The abuse of government power is meant to hide the lack of validity that the perpetrators actually have. They are very vulnerable to their personal ideology; in other countries where people are much more compliant than Americans, overhanded efforts like what was done to Navarro work. But that’s not going to work in America. They have gotten away with it up to this point because Americans have had a pretty good life and tend to let other people live and let live. But when you mess with their lives and freedoms and put them under some heavy-handed authority, that’s an entirely different matter. A fraction of the population puts compliance ahead of justice 100% of the time, but in the United States, those people are much less common than they are in Europe or Asia. And what the January 6th Commission assumes is that compliance with authority is the priority of most people, which is a terrible miscalculation for them. Fighting back against the tyrannical authority is what is expected, at a minimum, and Peter Navarro, in reaction to what the FBI did to him during the arrest at Reagan International Airport, is doing just that.

To set a precedent for the future, the arrest of Peter Navarro at the airport, rather than at his home as he lives right next to the FBI building in D.C., and strip searching him, putting him in leg irons, in solitary confinement, and using John Hinkley’s cell to do it all—the attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan—was a panicked overreaction to the political conditions of the future. To punch the MAGA movement in the face the way they did only now opens the door to having much worse done to them in the future. The Trump administration tried to work with opposition forces to build more of a team environment, but the SWAMP creatures of D.C. wanted nothing to do with him. Instead, they sought to destroy the Trump presidency by throwing everything they had at him and his staff, Navarro being one of them. And now they are starting to panic because it’s evident that Trump won the 2020 election, the election fraud is being exposed, people do not like Joe Biden, even nonpolitical people, and the fear that Trump will be back is a real terror to these corrupt people. So, they should be worried because they know what they have done. But going so far over the top and arresting Navarro the way they did, knowing that they are only making the other side angrier, looks like a suicide plot more than a harassment effort. But to analyze their situation, they don’t understand how to do anything else but harass people. There is no second strategy. They have top-heavy force and nothing else. That’s the real indicator of their true position.

Any fantasies that the members of the January 6th Commission and their Beltway supporters had about China-style authority control over the population are out of the window. That kind of behavior is not going to work in America. Americans gave those authority figures the benefit of the doubt so long as they stayed out of their lives. But the genuine fear about the January 6th Commission is that people were mad that day; they were angry at election fraud and having their President taken from them. And by arresting Peter Navarro, for no reason at all, only to show they could, they have only ignited more anger. Compliance is not on the minds of these angry people. Everyone has learned some hard lessons over the last several years, as the relationships of many politicians with China have become more commonly known. We saw what the political class wanted to do as authority figures during Covid, which was an artificial pandemic that they are still holding on to; Americans aren’t going to sit around and be pushed by bullies. There will be payback for all this, and as it happens, the aggressors will only have themselves to blame. The election fraud that the January 6th Commission was meant to hide unleashed an anger that, at the time, only a few felt comfortable publically displaying. That anger is real, and even grandma living alone in her house with a shotgun and an old blind dog, is feeling it. They want revenge against this out-of-control government, and they will elect President Trump again to get it. People are counting the days until they can cast a vote against this tyranny, and if that vote is taken too, well, then January 6th will look like kids playing on the playground. The government is not in charge of the people in America. Just because people have been friendly to the government up to this point, it is because they didn’t believe that the government was as corrupt as it obviously is. But now everyone knows better, and the arrest of Peter Navarro only confirms what many have long suspected. And they aren’t going to just sit back and take it. They will fight back, and the other side won’t like the results. 

Rich Hoffman

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Darbi Boddy Gets the Sam Adams Award: What people want out of school boards

It was ironic to attend the Patriot Awards at the historic 20th Century Theater in Oakley, Ohio, to see Darbi Boddy get the Sam Adams Award for constitutional preservation and outstanding patriotism while the radical elements of Lakota schools were petitioning a judge in Butler County to remove her from the Lakota school board. Two different views of the world couldn’t be further apart. Since Darbi entered her first term as a school board member at Lakota, activated due to her concern for the way things had been going in public schools, the politically left-leaning elements of the union-controlled Lakota were irate toward her very existence. And they have been pushing to have her utterly destroyed. Yet, there are lots of people happy to see Darbi Boddy fighting on their behalf, and here they were on a Saturday night during Memorial Day weekend, giving her an award for doing exactly what was making the radical elements of Lakota so angry. Darbi received her award and gave a nice little speech that clearly indicated she wasn’t about to resign from the school board, as the school administration was pushing for her to do. At the heart of the matter was a battle for who really controls public schools, elected officials or hired administrators. And the hired administrators were obviously fighting to maintain their assumption that they were in control and that the elected members of the school board were just token sentiments. So the battle lines were drawn up in Lakota schools for an issue that had emerged to be a national one most clearly expressed in the newly elected Darbi Boddy.

The teacher unions have established themselves as being in charge of all public schools. There has evolved a kind of mutual understanding that nobody questioned so long as parents had the free babysitting service of public education. A superintendent would be inserted to be a mediator between the progressive radicals of the union and the school board elected by the public. As soon as school board members were elected, they’d join the Ohio School Board Association and would learn the rules of conduct that the public would see. And the labor unions would then advocate for a more progressive political world shielded by the superintendent, who would take over the management tasks from the school board. While the school boards worried about all the rules of their endeavor, the radical progressives in the labor unions were putting the focus on pay, benefits, and whether or not there were gay rights celebrated at the school, and all references toward God and country removed from the instruction of the children. I’ve been pointing these things out for several decades, and it’s taken people a while to accept these conditions as a reality. I knew at some point there was going to be a wall that the whole thing would hit; I figured it would happen during the Trump administration. But really, it took Covid to bring it out, as mad moms saw what was really going on in the classrooms because the lockdowns broke the cycle of free babysitting that had been occurring. Parents had time to think about how serious the problem really was in public education. 

For all those who hate Darbi Boddy, I can report that there are many like her out there. Darbi is one of the best that I’ve run across who may be able to save some aspects of public education because she genuinely cares about the school and the kids in it. And their parents. But the fight to go back to what labor unions used to have, a superintendent who would run cover for all their bad conduct and continue to ask for perpetual raises regardless of performance, is over. Getting rid of Darbi Boddy won’t put that mess back together; it was always destined to hit the wall of public perception. Darbi is just the first brick in that wall they’ve come in contact with. Like bell-bottoms and disco attire were come-and-go fashions from the 70s, this period of union control of public schools will be viewed as archaic and embarrassing in hindsight. The future of public education is not in the union’s control of them. Like all institutions that labor unions have controlled, they have driven them out of business because they insist on the organization’s management control. But they do not make management decisions; they make emotional ones, so their efforts fail everywhere they are tried, especially in public education. To hide their failure, they use the superintendent to hide their incompetence behind high wages and get the school boards to chase their tails through rules and regulations—something I call “procedural camouflage.” Well, that’s no longer acceptable, and taxpayers are finally figuring out the story with public schools; they aren’t worth the money, aren’t teaching kids the right things, and are open sores in their communities for progressive politics. While the school boards try to play by the rules, the crimes of public schools are hidden behind the rules. 

That is why there was so much anger at Darbi Boddy for immediately going around the rules to get to the heart of the matter, in challenging the power structure of the superintendent and his protection over his flock of unionized teachers. Within the culture of Lakota, of course, Darbi was hated. And voters cast in her favor because they wanted her to do that particular job. They wanted her to seek media attention to get the story out so that it couldn’t be contained within the structure of institutionalism and concealed from the view of voters. And while she was being vilified at school board meetings and in the halls of the schools the way most bosses are by incompetent employees, at the Patriot Awards, Darbi was getting applause for patriotism under fire and doing what many didn’t have the guts to do, stand up to the corrosive elements of public education and dare to ask questions that nobody wanted to answer. I tend to see Darbi Boddy as the best thing that has happened to Lakota schools. Public education, in general, is undergoing major changes. The labor unions will not be able to remain in control as they have been. Soon, the public money that the schools divide up like pirates after a robbery on the high seas will go to the kids. It will only take the next Republican presidential administration with a Republican-controlled House and Senate that will take the power of the Department of Education away completely, as Ronald Reagan had promised back in the early 80s. His failure to do that has caused much of the trouble we see today, which new politicians like Darbi are coming forth to challenge. Soon, it will gain national steam, and the political capital will be present to change the entire structure. There are already 1.5 million kids who stepped away from public education because of Covid. That number is increasing due to the obvious CRT teachings and the transgender politics that so many parents find objectionable as a public policy. Public schools have done it to themselves. Lakota will be glad that they had these disputes with Darbi early in the future. Maybe they can use this conflict to get in front of the inevitable, and Lakota can find a way to be relevant in the ways of the future. Holding on to the past where the unions ran everything, and the superintendents ran cover for the unions is over. And that wasn’t the fault of Darbi Boddy. She’s doing what the voters want.   Lakota schools were the ones caught going in the wrong direction.

Rich Hoffman

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Intentional Government Terrorism Behind Raised Gas Prices: The Weather Underground still working in the background

We know they lie; the government lied about Barack Obama’s birth certificate, which was proven a fake by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The birth certificate that the Obama people produced was a digital one that could not have been made at the time of Obama’s birth because that kind of technology wasn’t available then. Even though Obama, who is still working in the background of the Biden administration, had his career start in the living room of Bill Ayers, a known domestic terrorist, we ended up with eight years of Obama and all his government tampering with markets that caused prices to go up on goods and services. I remember about Obama most about high gas prices and light bulbs that didn’t work. And the reason it’s relevant now is that people didn’t vote for Obama, honestly. He was pushed on us so our way of life could be stolen from us. So, of course, they did the same thing with a continuation of Obama, the Biden administration. They stole the election to go back to their attack on American infrastructure because that is precisely what is happening with gas prices. We learned the method during the Obama years; then we learned just how rigged the game really was during the Trump presidency. America is sitting on so much natural energy that it can be an energy exporter. So all the policies that the Biden administration and the Obama administration before have been deliberate attacks on us all, causing inflation and destroying our economy so that other countries could prosper and our wealth redistributed.   It would be one thing if people actually voted for these people, but in both cases, they didn’t or were misrepresented to the public to conduct the attacks we have been seeing.

I remember when Bill O’Reilly was the big man at Fox News in the old days. I never thought of him as a hardline conservative. He was just a guy who asked a lot of questions. And when he was still on Fox News during the Obama White House, he was constantly wondering why gas prices were so high back then.   Every time a turtle crossed the road somewhere, gas prices were going up, and we gave the oil producers and refineries the benefit of the doubt. But we learned later, during the Trump administration, that all that was nonsense. Gas prices were artificially propped up, the oil companies were able to jack up their prices because of government tampering with their market, and everyone got something out of the deal, except for the end-use consumer. Bill O’Reilly was pushed off Fox News during the early part of the Trump years. We saw much of the same kinds of lies, manipulation, and scandal go after anybody associated with Trump, unleashed with much more ferocity than occurred to put Obama in place the first time. But the game was obvious this time because gas prices were under $2 per gallon under Trump. They had been lying to us all along, just as they did, about our role in Europe, the real threat of Russia, North Korea, and many others.   Trump did a great job as president, and it ended up exposing just how much Obama and Biden have been lying to people to attack the core infrastructure of our nation for acts of climate terrorism once again. That was, after all, the core goal of Bill Ayers and his Weather Underground back when he was organizing violent terrorism against America during the 1960s. 

Gas prices have been an act of terrorism in reaction to a fake crisis in climate change to justify the theft of American wealth and industry for the specific act of terrorism against us all. The terrorists have shown us what they are willing to do in the past. As soon as they were able to get Biden elected with fake votes paid for by Facebook, they went right back to manipulating the markets to attempt to destroy the American economy. We would call this an act of war at any other point in history. But they have taught us in our public schools, which they control, that we shouldn’t judge and, therefore, that we should not have an opinion about the terrorist intentions of radical climate terrorists to attack the infrastructure of America. If this were World War II and the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, which was a strike against the mainland of America, then the nation would have declared war on the aggressors. But these enemies are not the kind of enemies we were taught we are supposed to wage war on. So the thefts occur outside the understanding of the crimes, just as was done to steal the White House several times now. We know they were willing to do it with Obama. And as if there were any doubt, they did it outrightly with Biden. With Obama, they used the fake birth certificate to get by the rules of becoming president. With Biden, so that Obama could be president in the background, they just changed the election laws so that fake ballots could be counted during a fake pandemic designed by all the people who wanted gas prices in America to increase for all kinds of terrorist reasons. 

The point of the matter is that the pain we are all feeling now at the gas pumps is the result of terrorist activity instigated by a government not properly elected by the people but by insurgents who want to destroy the concept of America in every way they can get by with it. It’s not an honest mistake in policymaking. It was purposeful theft of the American way of life. And as they did with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News, and ultimately Trump, with the same lies they pushed into the public over the Obama birth certificate and the election fraud conducted to create a fake Biden administration, the crime is being done right in front of our faces. They are daring us to do anything about it. Because the implication is that if we stand up to it, then a worse fate will await us. At every level, the conduct is unforgivable and hostile in its intention. But these are not the days of Obama where we wondered about these things and whether or not they purposely lied or even if they would. Now we know they will and have. The birth certificate was always crucial because Obama didn’t meet the basic criteria even to be president. Yet, they did it anyway, and if we questioned it, they called us a racist. And because they got by with it, they have done much worse since then, leading to what we are seeing with Biden now. So think about that every time you get gas because we put up with it over all these years and gave these terrorists the benefit of the doubt. They have unleashed terror on America by directly attacking our basic infrastructure in ways that can only be viewed as acts of war. Many don’t want to believe that their government is so corrupt, but the evidence over the years has been overwhelming. There simply isn’t any other explanation. These are not people on “team” America. They are our way of life attackers, and they are out for blood. And blood is what we have at our gas pumps; intentional terrorists meant to destroy our way of life. And they think it’s funny because they continue to get away with it. Behind it, all is still the terrorism of the Weather Underground as they set in motion the schemes to destroy America, just as they started to do in the 1960s for all the same insane reasons. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Hypocrisy of Democrats and Global Progressives: They love to kill kids as babies until they want to use death as a way to get gun control

It’s not even about the obviously disturbed kid who shot up young students and a teacher in a school in Uvalde, Texas. Salvador Ramos was an obviously disturbed 18-year-old kid who shot his grandmother in the face and then went on a rampage to the nearby school for all kinds of bad reasons, which we’re learning more and more about by the day. It is about whether an administrative state in the form of government can stop violence like this from happening. While it is my argument that they are the cause of it. And to disguise their complicity, they seek gun control to hide their obvious social failures. Ramos was a product of progressive society; immigration is undoubtedly part of his story especially living right on the border with Mexico and Texas. He had turned toward the “EMO” life as described by others. There isn’t much talk about a stable parental structure for him, certainly not a strong father figure. And he was projecting warning signs toward violence that the authorities, who are supposedly watching every one of us all the time with every keystroke on a computer, failed to pick up on. It almost looks as if progressive politics wanted this kid to snap, so they could exploit the carnage to advance their agenda. Ramas bought his guns right after his 18th birthday, put pictures of them online, and sent messages directly to a recipient talking about what he wanted to do with them. The FBI was watching, and they should have picked him up. Yet they didn’t. They either wanted him to commit the acts, or they were just stupid and lazy. Or a combination of both. The mass killing was a complete creation and failure of progressive politics, the John Dewey view of the world. 

But only within a few hours of the murders Joe Biden and many from his political caucus were exploiting the violence to support their gun-grabbing agenda as if they really thought that this tragedy was justification for advancing their long-established plans, the disarmament of society in general, so that they could rule everyone through an administrative state with even more power. Looking at the situation clearly, if the administrative state was at fault for this shooting, which it is, then why would anybody in their right mind give them more control? It was an absurd notion, yet we saw Beto O’Rourke attempt to do that very thing, pushing for gun control legislation which the communist left desperately wanted so they could implement their Marxist plans for America without even hiding it. Smartly, President Trump will give his speech to the NRA on Friday anyway, as he should. This exacerbated the gun grabbers even more because Americans see the game, as I’ve talked about many times before. They are losing feeling to these mass casualty events because they understand that the government is far more dangerous to their lives than the crazy Salvador Ramos types. So, they aren’t responding to the wall-to-wall news coverage. They are buying more guns, and they still support the NRA, even more after these tragedies, not less. So when Joe Biden gave his little speech talking about how “they” need to stand up to the gun lobby, he’s essentially forgetting who the gun lobby is. It’s not some administrative state competing with them for power; it’s the people who are really in charge who have decided that the government is more of a risk than the next government-produced lunatic.

You can see the hypocrisy in the abortion argument; the same people who are pointing to the murdered young kids in a school are advocating for the murder of kids just 9 or 10 years younger while they are babies in a mother’s womb. For some reason, murder while a child is in the birthing process is a mother’s right to choose, but when progressives advocating for a strengthened administrative state want to value life, they use school shootings to push for removing guns from society. The liberal television commentator Whoopi Goldberg actually went on a rant about confiscating all the assault weapons of Americans as if that were an option. Without considering that by doing so, we would surrender our lives over to be managed by lunatics like her? Meanwhile, there are mass shootings every day in Chicago, and nobody seems to care. There are cries to defund the police and restrict their ability to establish law and order. Mexico’s drug cartels have been empowered like never before to bring murderous drugs into America to eradicate our population with intoxication and mayhem. Nobody cares about the lives destroyed by drugs from the illegal cartel trade or the many murders and beheadings that occur along our border to maintain their “turf.” All of those are creations of a progressive administrative state. Yet, the assumption is that we are all so stupid that we might be pulled into a sad story of even more incompetence, the failure of that system to teach Ramas properly. Instead of becoming a productive member of society as a member of the immigrant community, he became an emotionally fragile killer. And gun control legislation will do what exactly, Whoopi? 

America is a society of guns; they represent protection not just from gangs of thugs and delusional killers but from the administrative state’s failures that are currently grabbing for power in maniacal ways. And no amount of emotion will change how Americans view that situation. Other places in the world may have gone along with the gun control scheme, but they have miserably paid the price. Most notably in places like New Zealand and Australia during the lockdowns from Covid, where the police state grew into all the frightening realizations of a dystopian novel. When Joe Biden asked the question as to why these school shootings are only happening in America and no place else, well, that’s because America hasn’t been stupid enough to give the government that much power. After all, as we can see throughout the world, they will abuse it. Other countries, like China, have killed off their political rivals, and people know not to stand up to authority; otherwise, they will be destroyed. Other countries also don’t have such open cultural standards as we do in America.

No place on earth does so many nationalities interact with each other with all kinds of religions so well. There are always bound to be tensions, but most countries don’t have close to the type of diversity that America does culturally. So there are shootings that happen, and there is violence. But in our media culture that reports every bug killed crossing the road, other countries in the world have control of their media conduct, and the world never hears about the killings, the political sabotage, and the many different ways that violence is conducted upon the citizens. For instance, they don’t have their version of Salvador Ramos in China because they would have locked him up the first time he put on a dress and posted it online. He would have just “disappeared” from society. And that is the kind of world that progressive Democrats like Joe Biden want in America with gun confiscations. And the sick part about it is that they only care about the lives lost of children when it gives them some political victory. But not before. Otherwise, they are the party of death, and they produce people like Salvador Ramos by the bucketloads. And they will kill again, and often. But those killers are nowhere near of a threat as the blunders of the centralized administrative state.   Americans are onto it, and they aren’t falling for the scam.

Rich Hoffman

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The Government is Far More Dangerous Than Mass Shooters: In the world we are living in now it’s clear for all to see

To answer the question that ABC News wanted to ask after this past week’s mass shootings failed to capture for a moment American sentiment for gun control, is that Americans are much less concerned about mass shootings because the government has proven itself far more dangerous. As Joe Biden went to Buffalo to capitalize off the horror of a mass shooting there by an 18-year-old kid who obviously had mental problems, people remembered that the Black Lives Matter activist Darrell Brooks had just recently driven his car through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin killing five and injuring over 40 others.   Joe Biden didn’t go to Waukesha and exploit that criminal enterprise as he did in Buffalo. Both were mass murders, but only one fit the political narrative of white supremacy, the ending of American life as we know it to be replaced by immigrants worldwide through open border policies. And only one could give the radical left what they wanted, gun control legislation, so that they could more easily perform their obvious task of destroying America home by home and could use a tragedy to convince Americans to give up their guns so to make the job easier for the big government globalists. There were more mass shootings during the third week of May 2022, and the mainstreamers tried to do their usual wall-to-wall coverage, but the issue was a dead one for the public. A sort of panic was forming in newsrooms across the country, Americans weren’t buying it, and that was something new nobody had seen before. 

With gas prices pushing up to 5 dollars per gallon, concerns over simple things like baby formula, inflation, even buying a new car, Americans can see what’s going on, which we have long been warning about. We are not living in a time of mass conspiracy theory, with tinfoil hats speculating on what may happen. No, we are living it now in all its gory glory. The attack on American infrastructure is fully underway by foreign powers, and the Biden administration is helping them along. By the proof offered in the film 2000 Mules, we know that the Biden administration was illegally inserted to run our government for all the reasons we see, for the world to take down the only superpower on earth and redistribute the wealth to nations around the world. We remember when Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Arizona proved that Obama’s birth certificate was forged, allowing a domestic terrorist created in the living room of Bill Ayers to start the process of destroying America. Americans reacted to the obvious Obama problems by electing Donald Trump. For all four years of the Trump presidency, the scum bags of the swamp worked to destroy the people’s pick. The latest evidence comes from the Clinton campaign itself through Robby Mook. He revealed to lawyers that Hillary Clinton personally OK’d giving media info on Trump/Russian information that their campaign had completely made up, breaking all kinds of laws in the process. The law has never stepped in to defend the American people. Still, it does act to destroy people who don’t fall in line with globalism, as advocated not just by Obama, Clinton, and now Joe Biden, but many nefarious characters like the vaccine murderer Bill Gates, Dr. Fauci, Mark Zuckerberg, who openly broke many laws giving over a half a billion dollars to have President Trump removed from office, and of course George Soros. The latter has openly declared war on America for years. Americans have witnessed extreme cases of treason and sedition by many domestic terrorists in American politics and had that evidence rubbed in their faces as if to say, “what are you going to do about it.” Now people are seeing the results of all that terrorism, with transportation costs soaring beyond reason, food shortages, CRT in our schools, and the complete destruction of our society. People did not have time or energy for the latest mass shooting. 

It has been a transition in America; people used to watch the wall to wall coverage of mass shootings and think about gun control out of compassion for people slain in those events, especially the soccer mom types who are fairly new parents, fresh and compassionate, wanting a nice safe world for their kids to grow up in. They were the first to say, “maybe we should think about gun control.” But not anymore; those days are over. Even the worst of the gun violence shootouts that we heard about on the Disney-owned ABC News wire, the government has proven itself to be far more dangerous. People, of course, are concerned about whatever version of the Black Lives Matters Marxists like Darrell Brooks that might be in their neighborhood, but for them, those are acceptable risks. The government is everywhere and into everything they do and is a far greater threat. A government that will steal an election to keep the people’s pick from stopping a globalist agenda is the greater menace, and people get it. Now they see it without discussing conspiracy theories because the facts are now in front of their faces. Instead of banning guns, they are rushing out to buy them. When the power grids fail, and the looters hit the streets, and the law can’t come to every call of violence that happens because they don’t have the gas in the budget to operate their patrol cars, people are going to be left to their own devices, and they are going to want their guns. That’s the world that has been given to us by the Biden administration, illegally inserted as an act of domestic terrorism to destroy us all, with a smile on their faces while they are doing it. And the same punching bag of blame they have resorted to for years now, to blame their actions on Russia and expect people to buy it. 

It was almost humorous to watch all the old tricks by the media aligned with these government power grabs panic as people failed to show concern for the shooting in Buffalo. All mass killings are sad and terrible things. But now, even regular people who typically just go about their business are thinking of buying guns to defend themselves from an obviously criminal government spun way out of control, where the rule of law is not a concern for them. The killers and social provocateurs of society are dangerous, but not nearly as much as the Biden administration is. That concern isn’t coming from the traditional Joe Arpaio types, the Glenn Becks, or the Alex Jones versions who have always tried to point out the problem with the current American government. Now it’s those same soccer moms who used to watch the news reports on ABC News and have concern for their kids. Well, now they are pushing their husbands to buy more guns and more ammunition because society is just one power shortage away from all-out civil war in the streets, all because this Biden administration and the puppet masters that control it have shown their intentions for the complete destruction of America, and everyone in it. The attackers want an end to the world’s superpower, which means us. And they are the real threat that people finally can see for themselves. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Lakota School Board Created the National Circus: They want short meetings, and Darbi Boddy asks too many questions

There is a big difference between making mistakes and purposeful maliciousness. What Darbi Boddy did as a Lakota school board member was make a few mistakes. At the last meeting, I pointed this out to the board by giving a brief history of mistakes the Lakota school board had made, precisely one that resulted in an embarrassing lawsuit last year that cost many thousands of dollars. As a new board member, Darbi has been asking lots of questions. Still, the radical element has been aggressive toward her, primarily since she worked immediately to remove mask mandates at the school. Darbi Boddy was targeted right out of the gate, which wasn’t unexpected. But what was surprising was the level of activism that the school board would take to use whatever mistakes Darbi Boddy made as a new school board member to create a public circus just to get her to resign. Darbi, I think, has been a good school board member, and it was the job of the rest of the board members to reach out and to build a team with her instead of plotting behind the scenes to get rid of her because she didn’t fit a mold they saw as being on their school board membership. The voters picked the board, and the school board, along with Matt Miller, the superintendent, became activists to remove Darbi Boddy with a classic trick of social ostracization and peer pressure to force her to resign for a mistake only six months into the first term. The result was a national spectacle that was grossly unfair to Darbi. It was a level of activism that told many stories, but the worst of all was in its doing and the lack of responsibility that anybody utilized in the aftermath. The school board itself acted as if Darbi brought all this negative attention to Lakota when they tried to use the media and the radical element churned up for blood to destroy Darbi Boddy in every way they could. 

For me, what started years ago to simply fight school levies to keep the costs down of tax burdens in our school district, I have grown to hate Lakota schools over the years. I don’t think Lakota does anything well for the kids. I would argue that even the sports programs are unhealthy for the kids and their future culture once they’ve graduated. The more I have learned about public education, the more I hate it. So after the last election, I felt that Darbi Boddy and Issac Adi, the two newest board members, did care about public education. A lot more than I did, so they might be able to make Lakota the best it can be for the taxpayers who are forced to contribute small fortunes to essentially a progressive institution that works against them politically.   I heard at that last meeting Issac’s statements about not wanting to be on the news, and all his experience as a program manager with Master’s Degrees in college, because he was struggling to understand what a school board member at Lakota was all about. I felt sympathy for him, Issac is a very good person, and he means the best for all lives he touches. I think he and Darbi make the school board better, and maybe they’ll actually help some kids along the way. I was happy with their elections, so I stayed out of Lakota business because I personally find the whole thing sickening. Everything about public schools is political, and they aren’t my kind of politics. So I’m not eager to waste my time at their stupid meetings. All they have is a parade of complaints of below-the-line thinking from a unionized mindset that projects that more money is always needed to solve their problems. And to get that money, kids are always used as hostages to move public sentiment. So if I can put Lakota out of my mind and forget about it as much as possible, I’m a happy guy. If they drag me into their mess, well, then I’m not so happy. 

Politics is a blood sport, which I say all the time. Nobody really likes each other about much of anything. Politics, then, is a game where people use each other to achieve whatever objective they find bounces around in their minds. It is those skills specifically that I think Darbi Boddy has that make her better than most in school board business.   The greatest weakness in any school board culture is the Ohio School Board Association which turns the whole effort more into a country club mindset than anything practical for the business management of a district. What ends up happening is that the OSBA runs cover for the radical elements of progressive public schools, focusing on damage control of public image over the substance of actual management of resources united through political friendships and peer pressure. Darbi went into the school board without needing to have the illusions of friendships and being free of peer pressure. She has a nice family at home, a husband she enjoys, and is a dedicated mom, which is good enough for her. Going into the election, I thought that she had the potential to actually be helpful as a school board member at Lakota because of those traits. But she didn’t feel a need to maintain illusionary friendships aimed at group consensus, and this was a problem for the traditional way of running a school board, so things got off to a rough start from minute number one. Perhaps when Matt Miller gave Darbi and Issac their fruit baskets as a gift at the beginning of the year, they all would have gotten along better if they had given Darbi something she actually wanted. Whatever the case, the board would have done better to make political friends with Darbi than they did. Instead, they looked to destroy her because the value system was featured on cooperation and politics than on actually doing the job for the school.

The result of the school board approach with Matt Miller playing his role of passive-aggressive assassin was to use the media and the mob to push Darbi Boddy off the board with scandal, like a Shakespearean play. They could have used some of Darbi’s rookie mistakes to bond with her and do team building which is how such things are done in the professional world. Everyone would have understood, after all, the board as a body had made more than its fair share of serious mistakes over the years. Nothing that Darbi had done was malicious. There is a hostile political element in Lakota that the board should be fighting as members of management. Not yielding to. That radical element seeks to take away the management ability of the board at every juncture, and the net result of that is always more money.   At that last school board meeting, the seeds were certainly being planted for a future tax increase. The cost of diesel was going up, so busing was getting too expensive.

Teachers weren’t feeling safe in a post-Covid world; what would Lakota do to prevent teachers from leaving for other districts? The subtext of all the conversations was “more money.”  And what always costs more money is a lack of management which the political radicals at Lakota purposely interject always to keep the school board on its heels. And when they can get the board fighting each other, as they were baited into doing against Darbi Boddy, well then, of course, the result is continuously increased costs and unregulated monstrosities. The excuse that while the board was focused on shoving Darbi Boddy off the board, one of the schools needed an extended parking lot for increased busing, which would cost more money and create a need for another tax levy. All the while, to cover up the hard decisions with obvious indecision, Darbi Boddy made a convenient punching bag. The superintendent and other board members who aren’t getting paid want to go home. They don’t like long marathon meetings, and Darbi won’t shut up about her questions.   So they attacked her to push her off the board so that perhaps they could get back to 45-minute meetings again, or even 20 minutes. But from what I heard at that last meeting, the Lakota school board needs the questions that Darbi has been asking even more. When you are managing many millions of dollars, those meetings should be every bit of 4 to 5 hours. And if they take 12 to 15 hours, then that is what should be done if managing all those schools, all those progressive employees, and all the variables in between is required not to have to ask the public for more money. At that May 9th meeting, I heard that the superintendent and the board wanted to be lazy, and they wanted to get rid of the person who wanted to work the hardest so that they wouldn’t have to.   And they created the embarrassing national circus so they wouldn’t have to do the work that the taxpayers expected.

Rich Hoffman

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