Warrior of the Week: Rich Hoffman

Sometimes you get a nice note from the people who count, the ones that take a few steps to show the appreciation they feel by the work you do. I was contemplating which person this week would be the Warrior of the Week when Cyd and some others put together the article below and asked me to post it.

I thought about whether or not doing such a thing was proper, conceited, egotistical, maniacal, and even remotely proper. My decision is that it made me feel good so I placed it below in Cyd’s words as she wrote them, and decided to cast opinion to the wolves of discontent to chew on with all the envy that comes from inaction.


Rich Hoffman is my selection for Warrior of the Week, even of the year. Rich has been influential in helping so many of us who have been on the front lines, fighting to expose the local and national threats to our “Representative Republic.” He understands that the union control in our area is just a sample of what is happening across our country. The riots in Columbus and Madison demonstrate just what kind of “public servant” lives in our own neighborhoods.

Saul Alinsky describes the fundamental difference between liberals and radicals. He says that, “it is to found in the issue of power. Liberals fear power or its application. They labor in confusion over the significance of power and fail to recognize that only through the achievement and constructive use of power can people better themselves.” Alinsky further states that, “Throughout Western civilization, radicals tied their destiny to the organized labor movement.” He is the person that is quoted as saying, “for every crisis there is an opportunity.”

We saw that “opportunity” in Madison and Columbus. We saw the influx of outside radicals that churned up the crowd to yell and scream and attack. Rich posted these “riots” so that we could see the hatred expressed by the “unions” with our own eyes.

Rich understands these concepts and has been slowly educating us with his essays. Each essay is based on statistics, facts and figures found in his research of public documents and his knowledge of history, I know of no one else that can put this information together and compose it in a very readable and entertaining manner.

Each essay addresses a current topic of discussion. He inserts many facts that most people did not know. Most people don’t have time to break down the budgets of their local school districts. Rich did it for Lakota and helped others research their districts. How many people knew the top salaries of their school districts? When Rich published those of the Lakota District, other people looked up their district‘s financial reports.

Rich knows that knowledge is the key to making people act. Even if their only “act” is to go out and vote. That is a major step for many people.

Rich has spent many hours “breaking the news” on WLW radio. He has the courage to take on some very hostile proponents of area levies. It is refreshing to hear his calm voice on the radio quoting facts and statistics with ease and confidence. Usually the person attacking him just gives up because they are not as well-informed.

Rich Hoffman, you are our Thomas Paine. You bring reason to our ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, and you hold up truth to our eyes. (a paraphrase of Thomas Paine)

Thank you Rich for all you do in the name of “freedom.”

It is often said that the measure of a man lies somewhere between his Love of family, commitment to God, and the principles for which he stands on. There are few people I trust to bring truth, hope and reason to so many of the issues that plague us today. For me, one of those people is Rich.

At a time, not so long ago, I needed all those things and was desperate to find the persons that would show me that there is a voice out there that feels like I do, is passionate about the path we’re on, and speaks and writes the thoughts I think. It’s much different from Glenn Beck, when you have the camaraderie within the surrounding communities and the issues at hand are shared by many.

Your tireless efforts to prepare your perspective on a daily basis do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. You are required reading every morning so that I can start my day perhaps not so bogged down with world affairs of the moment, but a lively article on what transpired the day before. The “in your face” news gets to be too much at times. What you bring to the readers is a need to inspire and the will to get folks motivated to be involved and perhaps present a whole other perspective than your own. That’s where you shine. You let people speak their mind and respond with decorum and dignity as if you know them beyond your pages.

It’s important that we let those people know, who are doing such diligent research, reading, and fighting hard for the common, everyday values we were taught to respect, be held up every now and then, and given a big THANK YOU!!! This IS our thanks to and for you.

Cyd, Sandy and the “others”

Rich Hoffman


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