Guns in the Ohio Constitution

We have been hearing and seeing so much about what the Democrats want for America, from open border policies, to high taxation, murderous abortions, and abuses of the standing armies to raid private citizens in the middle of the night and throw them in jail just over political maneuverings, an obvious abuse of authority. I’ve always been a bit of a Constitutional hound, I trust mostly the decisions of the Supreme Court at the federal level, even when they don’t go my way. When I don’t like the direction of the country for instance, instead of taking up guns and overthrowing the government, like we are expected to do when things get out of control, I settle on elections. That’s why I supported Donald Trump for president, he was a needed change done in the most peaceful manner. However, after the arrest of Roger Stone, Trump’s first campaign manager into the 2016 elections and the obvious bad treatment of other people directly connected to President Trump by the FBI I have been going back and rereading the Constitutions that have founded our nation and thinking differently about what to do next. It started for me by asking what I would do if the FBI or local police were instigated to come to my door to arrest me, how would I handle it. That answer provoked me to revisit the law and consider the correct options.

But too often we assume that the federal government has supremacy law over the states, which we know from the Tenth Amendment that it doesn’t which means that the Constitutions of whatever state you live in are important considerations as well, and I can say that the Ohio Constitution is not an easy thing to put your civilian hands on, which it should be. Anyway, I picked one up and for current reading. A previous copy I had from something like thirty years ago was missing so a new one was needed and once it arrived, I found a modern reading of it to be quite refreshing. Assuming that I have to say I know a few Ohio Supreme Court Justices, not well enough that we swap spit in the shower, but well enough to call them neighbors whom I speak with from time to time so I understand the nature of case-law which has been shaped by the Ohio Constitution over time, but what I want to focus on are a few very nice quotes listed in the Preamble of the Article I: Bill of Rights, which read very similarly to the federal Bill of Rights inspired by the Anti-Federalist Papers.

Specifically, I found the language of #2 of the Ohio Bill of Rights to be much more specific than the federal Second Amendment which we all hear so much about. It makes it quite clear what the intention of a society of gun owners is supposed to be doing and why they have the power to do it. There is no mistake about it, it says: Right to alter, reform, or abolish government, and repeal special privileges. All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal protection and benefit, and they have the right to alter, reform, or abolish the same, whenever they may deem it necessary: and no special privileges or immunities shall ever be granted, that may not be altered, revoked, or repealed by the General Assembly. Essentially, if the government of Ohio gets too far out of control, everyday people need to be able to abolish it and start over. Things that come to my mind as causes for such a thing to happen would be massive debt and abuses of authority. Lucky for all of us living in Ohio, it’s a pretty well-run state, but part of the reason why is that there are a lot of gun owners who don’t have much tolerance for nonsense. We are not obligated to just deal with a bunch of spoiled brat government employees. If they screw up and over extend themselves, we have an obligation to end that government and start a new one.

Another part of the Ohio Bill of Rights that jumped out at me was #4 Bearing arms; standing armies: military power. The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; by standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be kept up; and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power. Now this was written in 1851, not that long ago. And when reading it I can’t help but think of the Roger Stone case and the corruption we have seen at the level of the FBI under James Comey and Andrew McCabe. Granted, these actions were not in Ohio, Stone was arrested in Florida and the core of the FBI characters were likely regulated by other constitutional parameters not specific to Ohio, but the intent behind the language could not be clearer. A standing army in times of peace tends to breed corruption, when a police state is established where they represent the arm of a corrupt government and they have power over people who don’t, bad things tend to happen, and we see it all the time. I find this portion of the Ohio Bill of Rights to be particularly potent in establishing legal precedent. Government even at the level of the Supreme Court of the state or at the federal level cannot trump this basic premise with case-law assumptions. Because if we have to abolish the government for whatever reason the grounds for doing so revert back to this basic foundation of law in Ohio for which we all agree is the law of the land.

Maybe this is why the Ohio Constitution isn’t more publicized. I’m sure I read these things before, but in the context of our modern times they are much more distinct than their federal brother. Later during the progressive era of 1912 there were amendments to the Ohio Constitution which complicate things a bit, but essentially the 1851 version is the law of the land, so why don’t more people know this stuff? It should be more broadly broadcast not just through the state of Ohio, but in other states trying to understand the foundations of their own government. I mean without question the State of Ohio evokes the privileges of eminent domain and public welfare rights in regard to private property as written in the 1851 Ohio Constitution, so why not apply the same to the #2 and #4 section of the Preamble where gun rights are the obvious emphasis? The obvious answer of course is that much of the Constitutions that make our country what it is at both the federal level and the level of the state are interpreted by government employees for the benefit of themselves. But behind it all is the expectation that the people for whom the constitutions are written are expected to enforce justice when needed, and in these modern times, it looks like its needed. There are worse things than violence in a society, and that is a civilization that is just asleep at the wheel and has lost itself to the powers of government reverting back to an aristocratic existence. It is far more dangerous to become an overly compliant society that has lost its freedoms than to take up arms to remove corruption from office. Just a few things to think about as we learn more about how our government really operates and what little respect they have for our current president or the people who put him in office.

Rich Hoffman

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Public Education in America is a Disaster, Worthless and Filled with Elements of Communism

Every time I see one of these teacher strikes it makes me sick. What a bunch of lowlifes! The public education system itself is a joke in the United States. As many know, I have a long history with this subject and my attitude toward it has become more negative the more I’ve learned. My modern impression of public education is that it’s a worthless exercise and so are the teachers. What good is a teacher if they teach your kids all the wrong things. I honestly think children would learn more and do better in life playing video games rather than learn in the modern public education environment. The instruction on display is socialism and communism, and anti-American propaganda and we’d be better off as a nation if we just did away with it. The idea of a society which teaches its children as a first world country how to live in the world is a noble one, but the results have been an unmitigated disaster. Public education is a joke, kids aren’t learning the right things and the teachers are about as worthless as a fast food worker. They are lazy, pretentious and a big part of the problem is that our youth are growing up in the world without knowing what to do or how to do it.

Of course, there are always exceptions, there are good teachers and good people in the profession, but you can’t keep a massive brain drain, tax eating parasite just because a few people find good in it, or it may help a few students. I am of the mind that no public-school teacher should belong to a union. If people want to enter that profession, let the free market determine the results. No school should be attached to a zip code. Parents should never have to send their kids to a school that is not effective, they should always have a choice. And the curriculum that kids are learning should not contain any socialist concepts—at all. Kids should learn Constitutional ideas and American history from the point of view of exceptionalism only. They can ask questions about the merits of it later, when they are adults, but for their intellectual foundations, kids need to be learning about how America works, not how Marxist labor union teachers want America to be, which has been happening now for half a century—and the results clearly show in our society.

In my own background education is very important to me. I don’t think American citizens are smart enough. I don’t think people in general are yearning to be as smart as they should be. I would propose to every human being on the face of planet earth to read at least one book every week for all their lives, because the process of reading even trash is good for evoking proper thought alignments about basic concepts in any social structure. Our education system doesn’t go near far enough for me, and I am quite used to dealing with people every day with Master’s degrees and Doctorates. To me those indicators are not sufficient in establishing successful and complete people. Education should be more than that, but it always disappoints me to learn just how stupid most people are. It’s not that they couldn’t be, it’s that they put too much trust in the institutions of education and what they end up with is a bad product that they carry with them all the rest of their existence and it’s a shame. Most people are shells of what they should be because the education system let them down from pre-school to their sixth or eighth year of college once they produce their final doctoral thesis to some liberal loser who has no right or real authority to judge such things.

And we keep hearing that the teaching profession does not have enough people in it, and that there’s a shortage that must be filled with new bright-eyed participants. “Who wants to be a teacher when the pay is so bad” we keep hearing. Well, I’d argue that the pay isn’t bad and that we should be doing a lot more with less. We live in the age of autonomy where kids can learn so much more so quickly, that class sizes should be increasing not decreasing down to something less than 25 students per class. Anything along the lines of smaller class sizes and high employment needs for any district is the socialist labor unions talking. In the case of Denver, which is the latest strike the teachers are parading around with their “red for ed” t-shirts, which is to say that red stands for communism, because it is precisely what they are after, and they are declaring that they love their children so much that if only they can get a pay raise, they can get back to work. CNN shows on television that the kids joined in the protests and were fighting for their beloved teachers. What is happening is purely anti-American. The teachers do not love the children, they want too much money and the children would be better off homeless and in a street gutter than learning the system of communism that the teachers themselves are revealing. The lies and protests that are so common with unionized teachers isn’t worth paying for let alone the damage they put into the minds of our children and if we really cared as a society, we’d stop pouring so much money into that corrupt and useless system.

There are many ways to get an education, especially these days. The public-school route is probably the worst. It’s not a matter of funding, its whether we should even be talking about money, because the product is so bad. If there is anything good about public education it is gone the moment kids learn to read. Once they can do that, education should become much more autonomous than it is now and the adults involved should not be part of any collective bargaining agreements attached to tax revenue. Education should be an individual experience, not one the state is concerned with. The state’s original claim was that society needed to be taught how to be productive in the world but in the age of illegal immigration into America, employers are happy to get people who show up for work, let alone know how to read and speak in complete sentences. Anybody can have a job in the modern world if they grow up with parents who give them a work ethic. Kids aren’t learning how to have a work ethic in school so what’s the point?

It’s about time we come to terms with this diabolical menace which is the public education system. The subject itself is like talking about a public toilet, a public water fountain, a public park, a public library, a public anything. The sentiment is nice as a concept but the reality is never good. The idea that the public owns education, or land, or the means of an economy are just preposterous. The public doesn’t own anything but the right to rule themselves as individuals. They certainly don’t own our children’s minds, and it’s not up to the public to provide free baby sitting for lazy, pretentious, modern parents who don’t really want to do the job of raising children. And it’s not our job to help lazy real estate agents make money off good schools attached to zip codes when the real value of a community is in the offerings it has, schools being only one of them. The whole system is a disaster that needs to be rethought and every time I see a teacher’s strike like the one in Denver it reminds me of it.

Rich Hoffman

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Remembering Doc Thompson: Be careful around trains and other things

I always liked Doc Thompson and I certainly think he was too smart to jog on train tracks with the music turned up too high on his ear buds. But accidents happen so let’s not muddy the water with conspiracy theories. Doc Thompson was a friend a mine who died this week and it’s a shame because he was certainly one of the good guys. He called me just a few weeks ago to see if we could work together on a new project he was working on. We had tried a few times over the year but we couldn’t match up and that is sad. I suppose that the thing I most feel bad about is the impact that his loss of life with have on his wife and kids. Doc and I were pretty good friends while he was in Cincinnati working at WLW radio. When he was terminated from WLW while on his honeymoon I never could forgive the people who were involved. It certainly changed all of our relationships. Doc invited me to their wedding and once they had left for their trip to Egypt WLW had pulled the rug out from under Thompson leaving him newly married but without the big job that he had. The reason was that Doc was just too Tea Party and not enough Reds baseball so they waited to part ways with him while he was on an extended vacation. Doc was a frequent contributor to Glenn Beck’s radio show when he was hot back in the day so after WLW Thompson headed toward Beck’s Blaze news and things were pretty rough for him from then on.

What I always liked about Doc Thompson was that most of what he did in life was out of autonomy, he was an extremely above the line person and was always full of hope. I don’t say that in a eulogy sense, but as a fact of life. It’s also why once he left Cincinnati we drifted apart. He was very much a purist who wanted to make a radio gig work in an age when radio was on the decline. He wanted a big syndicated show like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh in an age when podcasts were becoming more the thing and there isn’t really enough money in that to become a celebrity the way it was done a few decades ago, so I sort of viewed him as a Don Quixote type who would with great purity challenge the way things were in the world. His devoted wife would follow him from city to city where she was always working as a television broadcaster supporting him and they tried hard to build a good radio job for Doc with their growing family in the best way possible and now it has fallen short. I feel bad for Doc for clamoring at success, but I feel worse for his family who will have a hole in it that will be impossible to fill. It’s not my normal thing to feel sadness about anything, but I do for Doc. He really did dream big but he could never get all the pieces together to make it a go.

He and I did many broadcasts together and at the front of the Tea Party movement he was personally riding the wave of a very successful future. He came to Cincinnati as their answer to an aging radio personality market to be the next Bill Cunningham and Mike McConnell but Doc just wasn’t interested in the sports part of the job. He had won several awards and still did a show in Richmond, Virginia and was on the rise a decade ago. But if there was anybody truly committed to a career in radio broadcasting, it was Doc Thompson. He eventually went to work for Glenn Beck and did television and radio for him and that is when our friendship separated slowly over time. Doc tried on several occasions to put together a deal to help Beck become the next Disney. I told Doc that I thought Beck was a loser going nowhere and had lost his nerve, he was never going to be a great movie producer or great author again. Beck had been spooked out of New York and was living off the wealth he created there and was quickly headed to becoming a nobody. That was before Donald Trump came along and I quickly joined the support of that campaign while The Blaze was clearly anti-Trump supporting Ted Cruz instead. Doc got caught in the middle of a fracturing Tea Party movement causing a rift that was impossible to pull everyone together.

Doc tried again after the election to get everyone on the same page. I had moved more into business challenges and was short on time. Doc left The Blaze in the fall of 2018 to start his own radio platform so he called me again to see if he could get help getting that moving which is where we find ourselves. We had promised to talk to each other in a few weeks that never came and that truly is a sad situation. Doc could have been anything he wanted and he truly was a purist at his occupation. He was fired from so many radio stations because he refused to compromise, which isn’t good in an industry where change is happening rapidly. But it is a good trait as a human being. Doc insisted on being an above the line person in a world obsessed with operating below the line. He was loyal which put him in Glenn Beck’s camp to begin with, but it also hurt him within the industry for all the same reasons that are against Trump now. The difference is that Trump fights back whereas Beck didn’t essentially destroying the opportunity of all the people in his media company to get buried in the industry.

The Tea Party is still around but much of what we had been concerned with was now in our court and I saw Trump as the way to take that next step. So I put my time into successful business as opposed to political activism because honestly it takes money to play the game at the next level and someone needed to have a responsible job which is the kind of support Doc Thompson was looking for, someone on the uptick who could help him get things off the ground from a broadcasting perspective. Many could say that Doc Thompson should have changed his approach to meet the times, but I will say that he couldn’t because he was an authentic person. He was very happy to announce to me on Christmas Day of 2018 that he was working for himself now and he wanted me to be involved. He had left Beck to do his own thing which was taking off. So it is very sad that his efforts came up short. If ever there was a more honest person in the broadcasting business, I wouldn’t believe it.

That is why I feel sad for his early death. He was a good guy who deserved better and his kids certainly were lucky to have him. They are the ones who will be hurt the worst by his loss. Our current society underestimates greatly how important dads play in their children’s lives and they have been robbed of that opportunity, of getting to know him and what he stood for. Many of the personal decisions that made Doc Thompson special are the things that people didn’t see, the decision to pick up a job in Detroit after being fired from WLW trying to do his own thing independent of Glenn Beck who was offering at the time to take Doc under his wing. At that time Beck was still doing well in New York and had not lost his nerve in the game with George Soros. Doc had every right to be angry at WLW for the way they treated him, but in talking to him Thompson was optimistic and ready to tackle another challenge. He could have sat around crying about things but that was never him and that is what I always liked about Doc Thompson, and that is what his kids won’t get to see on a day-to-day basis and that is why this early death is so terribly sad.

There is a Go Fund Me page for Doc to help with expenses if you are so inclined.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/doc-thompson

Rich Hoffman

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Yes the Patriots Won Again: But why, and what does it say about the NFL and our political world

It’s only been recently that I have been a Patriots fan. I usually look at the Super Bowl as an American holiday in the middle of winter to fill those cold, long and boring months between Christmas and Spring, and I enjoy the festivities of it. I love the game itself, I love the commercials, and I love the general way it unites the country for just a few hours each year. But the NFL as a product over the last few years has become way too politically progressive and I found it alarming during Super Bowl 53 how much public employee propaganda was going on. I usually don’t care much about honoring firefighters, police and other government employee types, but this particular year it was way over the top. A lot of people don’t see anything wrong with such sentiments, but I see them as mental preparation by the “state” to impose higher taxes in the future to support the labor unions behind those job titles. The overall product that the 2018 NFL season seemed to promote were social justice concerns which appeared to be at odds with law enforcement and the military, so the NFL put forth a heavy dose of promoting both which all were way to far to the political left for my liking. However, I did enjoy the Patriots victory and the reaction to it which said a lot about the state of our nation.

It was obvious that Roger Goodell would have loved to have given the Lombardi trophy to anybody but the Patriots yet again. It was Tom Brady’s 6th and their ninth Super Bowl appearance under Bill Bellichick. The Patriots head coach was 66, Tom Brady himself was 41 and the NFL ran by Goodell truly wanted to have a younger Super Bowl aimed at the target audience of the game itself, those under 35 years of age, much the way modern politics does. But the game was a true representation of where the divide of the country currently is and I found myself rooting for the Patriots because of it. The Patriots are just a great organization, the coaches and players work harder than the other players in the NFL and the results are clear. And down the clutch with a game that was one big play too close in the fourth quarter, it was age and wisdom that beat the Los Angeles Rams and the disappointment wasn’t clearer on Goodell’s face.

I remember when the NFL ran Brett Favre out of the game once he hit 40. Surely that wasn’t the first time he pulled his pants down and showed a woman his manhood, but once he hit that age threshold, the NFL was ready for new blood and they pushed him out of the game. They’ve done the same to many players sensing that the public they have in mind are the youth. Just look at the way the media is portraying Payton Manning, and how he goes along with it, as a washed up used to be who is struggling to find relevance in his pro football years. The media is making a joke of it, and Payton is going along to get along. He understands the game and its sad. To stay somewhat relevant after the NFL Payton has to show that he’s in decline and something of a laughing-stock. That is how the NFL treats its elderly spokesmen. I didn’t enjoy many of the Super Bowl commercials this year mainly because they weren’t targeted to me. They were meant for the under 35 crowd and as we can all agree, that demographic is a lost generation born from losses before they were hardly born. What was with the beer commercial with the tattooed freak whispering? Dumb commercial for a dumb generation.

But Roger Goodell can’t live without Tom Brady and he knows it. Brady will go down in history as the best player ever and he’s a supporter of Donald Trump. The Patriots themselves are more old-fashioned American than the progressive desire for the nation in its present circumstances that wants to be more global and inclusive of other cultures. Goodell is more than willing to sell out America so that the NFL can gain international appeal and the Patriots are that grim reminder that the American game is different. The rest of the world can’t play American football, because the rules of conduct are different for us as opposed to them.

The formula the NFL has been pursuing, the kneeling at the National Anthem, the inclusion of women on the battlefield of the game, the inclusion of more progressive causes just do not match with the philosophy of working harder to become better than everyone else and to dominate your opponents. The Patriots have not had high-grade first round draft picks for years, they manage to always be a winning team by taking the hungriest players and putting them in positions to win. That was the story of Tom Brady himself who was a sixth round pick a couple of decades ago and has fought hard in his personal life to be in the best shape and best state of mind during that entire time so that he could be a dominate quarterback. Even in the realm of free agency, the Patriots have acquired and traded away many top name talent only to be good year after year anyway so long as they maintained the relationship between Brady, Bellichick, and Craft. That defies everything the NFL has tried to be, where each year the best teams are penalized so that new teams can be great by giving top draft talent to the teams most in need of help. The Patriots have shown that none of that matters. Top draft picks are often busts and don’t live up to their expectations whereas good coaching and mentorship has and does pull out the best even out of average players.

On the progressive side of things the NFL is about youth, where people are old once they hit age 35 and washed up meant for a trash heap. If there is anything more dangerous than the concussion protocol its millionaire players who were great on the battlefield who have to retire from the NFL only to become irrelevant as older people—above age 40. Progressives themselves are fundamentally about killing young people before they are born and once they have migrated out of their sexually prime years. Old age is not respected just as life isn’t in general. Only obedience and blind consumption is respected in progressive cultures, and that was quite clear in Super Bowl 53. So it was ironic that it was the oldest players and coaches with a team that has not won by new draft picks that was victorious. It was a good lesson on what really matters in these kinds of things.

It doesn’t matter whether or not anybody is a Patriots fan or whether they like Tom Brady. The facts are the facts. Late in the game when not a single touchdown had been scored and all things were equal, both the Rams defense and the Patriots were dominating each other it was age and wisdom that won out. Brady hit Gronk on the three-yard line for the go ahead touchdown. Just as Brady had done many times before. Only this time was a bit different. Everything was against Brady from making that throw and the Patriots winning yet another Super Bowl. Yet they did it anyway and that was why social media and the news in general came unglued after the game was done. It was a sign of more things to come from the progressive side. In spite of progressive hopes for change and youth culture, wisdom and tradition will always win out. And thus the future is before us with an optimism that wasn’t there before.

Rich Hoffman

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Yes, I Deny Climate Change: And Yes, I believe we walked on the moon and will do so again

I have always said that the whole climate change issue reminded me of a religious cult, but with the newly empowered socialist element of the Democrat party gaining power over congress it is more obvious than ever. Their approach to climate science and the theories of warming are just as insane and over bearing as the Catholic Church was during the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Calling people like me “climate deniers” is just the same as declaring someone a “Satanists” during the Dark Ages. It is just as arrogant as the Spanish were to rape and pillage the Inca, Mayan and Aztec empires and to steal all their gold in the name of the Catholic Church and enrichment of Europe, then sending missionaries to those places to convert them to Catholicism. And its every bit as radical as the Protestants seeking refuge in a New World calling themselves puritans and putting “A”s on the forehead of adulterers and every potential witch in Salem, Massachusetts—a state where the Revolutionary War started but can’t even own a firearm in now. Climate Change is just the latest radical religion meant to control the behavior of people and it has no place in our modern age. People who believe or advocate for climate change are dumb, lazy people who are no different from the religious fanatics around the world through all history who have used some form of religion to justify the killing and eventual destiny of the human race.

Our education institutions are corrupt and teaching the wrong things, directed that way by the same radical forces from the old world that has changed compliance to the Pope to rule over kings all in the name of Jesus, to rule by Mother Nature where every little sun burn is a cause for bowing before a religious icon. On the day that I wrote this temperatures plummeted across the Midwest of the United States to below zero, temperatures colder than even the North or South Pole. Schools were called off an entire day before the cold even hit. Many especially conservative types were mystified by this sudden desire to negotiate between risk mitigation and productive necessity, schools and some companies picked the safe route, to just shut down. But where did the pressure come from to even consider to shut down due to extreme cold—it comes from the religion of climate science where we are all supposed to be terrified of extreme temperature fluctuations as if they were signs from god of a coming apocalypse. The desire to shut down so many schools over every little meteorological element isn’t to save the school district from potential law suits, it’s to weaken kid’s resolves in the future so that they will be much more compliant to climate science religion than their parents were. I remember a few years ago when for two weeks in January the temperature never climbed up over 5 degrees, most of the time staying -5 to -10 degrees below. I rode a motorcycle to work every day during that spell and enjoyed it. These temperatures were no colder than that, yet our approach is radically different. The religion of climate change is there to usher in a new age of liberalism and socialism—and nothing more.

The real science that is at work wants to take mankind off earth. The divide between climate science and actual science could be traced back to the divide in America over walking on the moon for the first time and the hippie concert Woodstock a month later in 1969. One act was a definite jump forward for the human race, the other was a desperate clamoring for reverting back in time to the Dark Ages where belief in mysticism ruled the world with kings using superstition to control the masses. With modern education especially at the college level so addicted to government funding scientists will say anything to get their money, and that is how the climate change scheme is perpetuated as actual science. Maniacal lunatics on the political left attacked Sea World for their treatment of orcas where it is that same company that does so much to educate people about the wonders of life at sea. The same people who claim to want to save people from Central America from corrupt governments with open arms are the same people who clapped when New York passed a law to essentially give women the right to an abortion very close to their due dates killing babies in quite an audacious way. And regarding those Central American countries, it is largely the liberal class of people, the Climate Change religious worshipers who want the drugs that are smuggled across the border in the chaos that exists there presently because they want to poison the minds of people so that they don’t question the religion of their very insane liberal cult. If there are climate change deniers they are to be put on the rack and stretched until they confess their loyalty to the Queen of the Earth, Mother Nature herself.

Who do you thing started all the conspiracy rumors that mankind never walked on the Moon, that the whole NASA landing was a fake? It was these same people on the left side of things who want us all to serve the cult of Climate Change. By taking away the hope of interplanetary travel and our first step in that direction as a civilization, the desire is to get more fanatics to join the cult of Climate Change by assuming mankind will be locked in its bedrooms for the rest of their lives while Mother Nature holds the key outside our doors deciding whether or not we will all live or die. In truth mankind has formed in a very narrow cosmological window, just a few thousand years and we probably only have a few hundred more to become something of a Type 1 Civilization. Failure to do so will put us on a track to ride the Vico Cycle back to the beginning to start all over again as primitives which is clearly the goal of modern liberals. Even Steph Curry the wonderous three-point shooting guard from The Golden State Warriors has joined the circus by stating he doesn’t believe the United States ever went to the Moon and that the whole thing was a fake. Why does he think that, because “they” (liberalism) need people to believe in the cult of climate science and not the ambitious efforts of actual science. Without knowing why or how, Steph Curry is still just a kid a few years removed from high school and he was taught all his life to believe in the cult of Climate Science. Space travel and humans moving to space is just a threat to Climate Science as it was to the Roman Catholic Church to have Protestants fleeing Europe to settle in a New World beyond their reach, which is how the United States actually came to be.

The reality to Climate Change is that people will flee to the stars the moment they can and mankind will leave the earth and all its socialists just to get away from them. Because aside from not liking them as people, liberals are part of a dark past in the human race that all sane people want to flee from. Democrats want to revert back to the primal ambitions of villages and herds that are easily controlled by superstition and greed. Everyone else is looking toward the stars to get away from them. Its one thing to move out into the suburbs to get away from corrupt city governments that want to tax everyone into oblivion. But Democrats can to some extent chase good people down into those vast spaces between cities. But once people start moving into space and leaving Mother Earth behind, that effort at control will be lost forever and that is what they really fear. They fear becoming irrelevant which to my mind has already happened. They just haven’t come to terms with it yet. They call us “climate deniers,” but it is they who are in denial.

Rich Hoffman

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What To Do About the State of the Union Speech: Government workers should find another job and get on with their life

I’m assuming that the Democrats will stall on their three week deal and that President Trump will have to shut the government down again.  I think he thinks he needs to appear to move toward a deal for which the Democrats will blow it.  President Trump can obviously do what he wants about the State of the Union speech he is supposed to give to Congress. However, it would be my advice to him that he give his speech anyway, but to a MAGA rally to show the Washington establishment that life goes on with or without the government endorsement of activity. Nancy Pelosi cannot be allowed to have the kind of power she is trying to display in stopping the State of the Union speech. The halls of congress are not that valuable, especially if they are infested with socialists, as they are presently. The State of the Union speech is a phony affair full of kingly assumptions and is something that should be reinvented anyway. So why not take the speech directly to the people instead of playing the Beltway game? If Trump had a State of the Union rally which filled up the seats with MAGA hats and an overflow crowd, the optics would be quite terrifying to the Democrats and the national media at how much power and persuasion the president really did have even after the last election, and would go a long way to really solving the problems we currently have in government, so why not break with tradition and do it that way? I certainly would.

Of the 800,000 federal workers not receiving a paycheck for the second period in a row due to the government shutdown, around 57,000 are from the TSA which is a recently created branch of government that was only unionized around 2012. It’s not like they have a deep history of employment in America. Previously airlines were responsible for their own security so all the sob stories about the poor TSA workers is a moot point in my book. They shouldn’t be government employees, but airport employees and they shouldn’t be unionized. It’s that simple. I’m not a fan of the TSA, I hate dealing with them at airports—especially Chicago and Atlanta. They are a terrible creation created by panic driven politicians overreacting to global terrorism which is the fault of the political class anyway, for failing to really deal with the causes of terrorism to begin with. We don’t need more TSA agents, more security, and more government unions. We need a lot less.

If it were me in that 800,000 who weren’t getting a check from the government, I can promise that I wouldn’t be waiting around for the shutdown to break loose. I’d work another job to cover my bills. I would have done that after the first day of the shutdown. There is no way in the world that I would put my family at risk by sitting around waiting for a bunch of politicians to resolve the government shutdown. In fact, not all government workers are sitting around waiting for the situation to be resolved, Michael Mateos, a graphic designer and contractor for the federal government has been selling Star Wars models as extra income generating a few thousand dollars a month, which is a great idea. His story is what I’d consider a distinctly American one, and one I can support. People like him are what our country is all about, not a bunch of parasites sitting around waiting for the world to call them back to work.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-furloughed-employee-found-a-unique-way-to-make-money-during-the-shutdown-2019-01-16

I can be sure to say that I would not be one of the 800,000 because I’ve been around a few years and can report that I’ve seen many disappointing work situations that resulted in layoffs, terminations, or greatly reduced hours—and I have never ever in my life a single day not received a pay check. I have at times worked three jobs at a time all days of the week to make sure my family had what they needed and I still work 12 to 16 hours ever single day toward successful implementation of occupational goals to ensure that I do what needs to be done to keep that trend alive, and that’s the kind of mindset all Americans should have in my book. I don’t understand and will never understand a person who gets a check from one job who sits around waiting for that job to be resolved. I don’t understand the teacher who will strike and hold up classes for little kids then go back to work after they get a 3% collective bargaining agreement and only then declare how much they love the kids while their fat asses were previously in the streets protesting the tax payers for more money. And I surely don’t understand the federal worker sitting around crying about their two missing paychecks when we have the hottest economy in the world and everyone is hiring. I’d get another job either temporarily or permanently, but I wouldn’t be waiting.

Nancy Pelosi indicated that the State of the Union speech wasn’t important anyway, essentially saying that President Trump wasn’t important, and that we should hold up everything until the shutdown is over. Well, I think we should lay off all 800,000 of those workers and privatize their positions. And Trump’s border wall is a must, and if he can’t get the money from Congress, then he needs to do it another way and run right over them. Obviously, the Democrats are all about changing America from a capitalist zone into a socialist one, and they do not have our best interests in mind. So who cares what they think? Trump should show them that life goes on, the speech gets done whether or not its at congress and the government workers aren’t that important, especially at the newly created TSA.

This is a time that I disagree with Sean Hannity over the State of the Union speech, who cares if President Trump is announced in the halls of congress, “Mrs Speaker, I present the President of the United States.” I don’t want to see Trump shaking hands with Nancy Pelosi, not now and not six months from now. Honestly, I’d like to see him body slam her in a WWF ring, and I say that with a sensitivity to equal rights. I’m fine with treating women equally to men, including in a cage match in front of 100,000 people. I don’t like Nancy Pelosi, I don’t want my president to work with her. Democrats have shown their hatred of my presidential pick and they have unleashed the forces of the FBI to attempt to change the election, and they are spying on us and trying to use that information to destroy our capitalist society, then lecturing us on the way we should all live, I don’t feel a need to be nice to those people and I certainly don’t want Trump to make nice with them at a State of the Union speech. In essence, the State of the Union is that we are at war as a nation, so we might as well admit that to ourselves. Forget the pomp of a speech in Congress with Nancy Pelosi standing in the background. Just have the speech as a MAGA rally and take it directly to the people and let the world see that life goes on without government workers and corrupt politicians. If I was Trump that is what I would do and I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s not what ended up happening. Change is good, especially when it takes power away from people like Nancy Pelosi. And as far as the government shutdown goes, I don’t care if they miss the next 50 pay checks. I’d say to them, find another job and get on with your life.

Rich Hoffman

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Nobody Has a Right to Threaten Anybody over Anything: Ocasio-Cortez and her socialist supporters are setting themselves up for a major ass kicking

You know, one thing that I get tired of are these threats coming from the below the line political left. There is this ridiculous assumption, especially among the newly formed socialist youth in the Democrat party such as this Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez creature. I don’t have to make a lot of threats about what I will personally do to a group of socialists who march into my community looking for trouble and to overtake our legal system. The nature of our modern times will likely destroy them long before that happens because her brand of socialism goes against the nature of human needs, the autonomous relationship that we have with work and productivity that Americans enjoy and have developed. While rewards are not the only reason that people do things, the American portion of risk in the economic engine of our species leads to most of the great things that people do experience, and the Democrat dream of European socialism will never take root among all American people because it would rob them of critical lifestyles for which they enjoy. Mobs of cry baby millennials will not be enough to turn America into the latest socialist failure. Socialism doesn’t work because it robs people of autonomy, pure and simple.

But to see the death threats and the public desire to threaten the Covington Catholic school over the whole media circus that occurred in Washington D.C. over the weekend, it reminds me that we do have to stick up for ourselves and let the opposition know where things stand. This public mob mentality was long ago predicted by Ayn Rand who lived through the communist takeover of Russia and saw it first hand, and it is always the youth movements that are not yet quite there who lead these things. Ocasio-Cortez being just the latest dumb kid to advocate for high taxes and fairness for all while spending is conducted without any mind toward actual fiscal responsibility. Any real attempt by them to show any kind of force or to come into our neighborhoods to actually kill people or even threaten nice kids like the primary victim in the Covington Catholic case, Nick Sandman will be met with force, force they aren’t prepared for. I don’t think they understand that.

I get that Ocasio-Cortez is from the Bronx which is already a socialist haven due to their love of European style lazy economic thoughts, but it’s quite another thing to lead mobs of people into America’s heartland to take over our economic system and get away with it. She clearly doesn’t understand what she is advocating, and her followers see her as a way to get out of having to work so they can play more video games. There is a maturity factor lacking that these kids just aren’t ready for in the real world. But they can’t make threats of violence without getting those threats thrown back in their faces. To threaten to kill a kid and his family just because some Indian guy stepped into the young man’s face trying to provoke the situation just isn’t acceptable. All people who have made those threats should be arrested and thrown in jail immediately. It’s sad that nobody actually expects anything to be done to such people, but the threats were so great that the school did have to shut down for the safety of all. That is just not something that we can accept as a reality.

The world and its occupants do not own the lives of others. As I said, the most powerful driver of modern economic movement is autonomy, the right to do what you want when you want to. While the profit motive of material possession is not what drives people truly, surrender of autonomy for the fairness of all is not on the table either. The idea that if one individual or a group of individuals steps out of some social barrier which states that Nick Sandman should surrender his individual rights to exists because of his skin color or even his political beliefs by wearing the MAGA hat is a gross violation of everything that human beings truly desire, let alone the nature of all-American citizens. By not agreeing with the mob it doesn’t give the mob the right to kill anybody or even make the threat of it. It doesn’t give the right of the mob to even suggest physical violence. Because if they go there, then all law and order gets thrown out the window and we all have the right to do those types of things and they won’t like it when the shoe is on the other foot—which it is anyway. Ocasio-Cortez and her socialist friends don’t understand those people obviously, but if they keep pushing themselves into the rural areas, they will learn soon enough. But even among their radicals crying out for equality, they are already on the path to defeat because all people are looking for more autonomy in their lives and that is not what the Democrats are offering. The socialism of the current Democrat party is all about the surrender of individuals into groups, not about giving more individuals more autonomy.

This paradox is best seen in modern-day Silicone Valley where European socialism is something they think they want because it’s what they studied in school and what the media culture wants. I remember how people thought a radio series that I did on WAAM in Ann Arbor, Michigan was conspiracy theory material several years ago when we discussed in great detail how communism and socialism had targeted in the late 1950s to embed itself into our media culture to advocate for it. Now people can see for themselves how right I was. But media doesn’t determine reality, just because someone says it, or a mass of people do, it doesn’t make it right. Silicone Valley’s technology has flourished not because it connects more people in a social way, which might appear to be so at first glances, it’s because technology has given people more autonomy—ways to control their own lives without outside influences, and people won’t be giving that up for Ocasio-Cortez and her Democrats.

But while they are learning these hard lessons they do not have the right to threaten people, shut down schools or even to attack mass aspects of American culture with threats of violence and even death. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander and if they can do it, so can we. From my perspective there is nothing scary about any of these millennial losers advocating for socialism and trying to advocate for a high tax borderless world. They won’t be winning any physical confrontations when real fists start flying and guns are blazing. It won’t be very hard to kick the crap out of them, so a socialist take over of America isn’t going to happen. And in their frustration just in seeing young people who are from the heartland who aren’t scared of them, they can’t threaten to kill people and get away with it. The media may be willing to give them a free pass, but people looking for more autonomy in their lives won’t. In Europe they were willing to go along to get along because they were used to not having much autonomy in their lives to begin with. But in America we have all tasted it, and we aren’t going to give it up—even many of the followers of Ocasio-Cortez, especially once they learn that people will hit back when threatened. And believe me, the people I know will hit back—very hard.

Rich Hoffman

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