What Makes President Trump So Special: A magic night in Lebanon, Ohio

There were some deeply touching moments in the Trump rally in Lebanon, Ohio which I partially expected. But we’re talking about a sitting president stumping for some midterm candidates here, politics is not supposed to be this exciting and people normally don’t show up five, six and seven hours early to stand in the cold and in the rain to watch a 72-year-old man talk. This is a human phenomenon that is unsurpassed in the history of the world, I don’t even think the great Winston Churchill could have brought out the crowd that greeted President Trump at the Warren County Fair Grounds on Friday October 12, 2018. I was just a little stunned by the event. I had a feeling that there would be a large crowd, but the sheer magnitude of it was just jaw dropping. There was a collision of Americana present that was obvious and inspiring and I thought John London from Channel 5 News in Cincinnati put his finger on it perfectly in his summation of the night.

There is a lot to unpack from this event and it will certainly take more than one article to cover it all but for the sake of brevity here I have to thank the people who gave my daughter and I the opportunity to witness this spectacle from the comfort of the V.I.P. section. Yes it was freezing cold and we got rained on and we did stand most of the time. But at least we had a seat and a good vantage point to watch this unusual moment in history.

I always feel sorry for people who don’t have that kind of access to these big Trump events, but as I looked at people’s faces on the floor, many who had been standing under the roof for more than four hours—before President Trump even arrived—they were happy people just willing to be near the star of the show if even for a moment. People were packed everywhere that people could put themselves for as far as the eye could see and it was quite something to witness. It was inspiring to say the least. If these people were willing to show up in the cold and rain of an October in Ohio, they would surely show up to vote for Republicans Trump endorsed in the upcoming election.

This was my oldest daughter’s first time to go to one of these events with me and she was very touched by it. She is a professional photographer and shares with me a tendency to like to view the world through big picture vantage points. The event organizers couldn’t have put us in a better spot for that particular venue, we had the top row of the bleachers just behind the president. I’ve watched President Trump speak many times so it was good to be behind him because my interest was mostly the crowd. The media never does justice to what the crowds look like from Trump’s point of view and we were fortunate to see the whole thing more from the president’s perspective even watching the motorcade role in to drop him off, and turn around all the vehicles to take him back to Lunken afterwards. President Trump does many very subtle things that only a polished pro like him can do on such large operations with many moving parts coming together seamlessly. He is super smart, from where I was standing I could see him staging up his entry onto the stage to match perfectly the various cable news top of the hour broadcasts, and he ended everything right on time like such a seasoned performer. But he’s of course juggling much more than that just in the complexities of his job. Yet while Steve Chabot was talking the President could get a sense that the crowd was drifting. People not under the roof of that magnificent structure on the fairgrounds were getting soaked, including my daughter and I. People next to us were starting to head for the exit. Trump was watching and he ever so subtly tapped Steve in the middle of the back to change things up a bit. Chabot took the cue and sped up his speech and Trump seamlessly changed gears and held the audience to his next twenty minutes of oration. Most people might not even see the value in such a thing, but that is one of the very raw distinctions that Trump has over everyone else in the world. He is literally a master communicator and he knows exactly what he is doing all the time. I continue to be impressed by President Trump every time I see him live, I don’t think I’d ever get sick of it.

After the event was over and people headed out to the parking lot, which used to be the old horse racing track that was moved to Miami Valley gaming several miles to the west my daughter and I lingered around watching the press. I literally stood next to an AP writer and watched her write the news feed of the event, which she mostly got all wrong. But she was shivering and tapping her feet viciously trying to stay warm. For people who haven’t been to these types of things before the media are always given a spot near the back of a rally to photograph from, and behind that raised camera platform is usually rows of tables so that writers can get their stories out. Mostly these reporters are like anybody else, they just want to get their jobs done and get home. Once the Trump supporters had left for their cars the reporters could relax a bit and get their stories out to their employers to meet their deadlines. Most of those reporters didn’t go to the trouble that John London did at Channel 5. They see hundreds of these types of rallies so there is no magic in them that they can see, they only care about the surface stuff. But one thing that everyone missed from a reporter’s standpoint that was very clear to me was how Trump handled the weather.

Remember when Obama had to have a military official hold an umbrella over him while he gave a speech in the Rose Garden? Well in these times of high insurance rates and overly cautious appraisals of everything I didn’t think Trump’s people would let him take the stage because it had been raining so long. The stage was soaked. Part of the stage entry was raised and ran outside of the roof that most of the rally was under, so it was exposed to the weather. Rain had clearly soaked it after many hours. But Trump did the right thing when he arrived. Some of his security wiped off the platform with towels and Trump walked out across it without any concern for his safety which these days was highly unusual. Lesser people would have called the whole thing off, but not this president.

Trump shows up to talk to his supporters under any condition, and that is part of his appeal. But when he left the rain had been coming down even harder. The safe thing would have been for Trump to take the steps down into the pit and stay under the roof, but no, he went back out the way he came in and the ramp wasn’t dried off at all. Trump walked across it like a seasoned pro not even worrying about slipping and falling. Trump isn’t afraid of little things like that and that is part of what distinguishes him from everyone else. It’s a subtle little thing, but those add up and they make Trump and all those he endorses that much more appealing.

Trump has made the Republican Party much, much better. I’ve always identified myself as a Republican, but I have never been prouder to be affiliated with it. Trump is a superstar, he was before he ever ran for president, yet he’s not so pretentious that he’s afraid of rain, or hard work. And nobody works harder than President Trump.

These rallies may cost a fortune to put on, and may be traffic nightmares, but one thing that comes out of them is that Trump talks directly to people who support him. He doesn’t hide out in the White House enjoying the luxury of the office. He works, and he works hard—and he’s willing to endure the cold and the rain if his supporters are. And that is what makes Donald J. Trump special, and why the Republican Party has a new life because of him. The Democrats don’t have anybody even close and they likely never will.

Rich Hoffman

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Jeff Bezos and His $15 An Hour Minimum Wage at Amazon: American workers have Donald J. Trump to thank and nobody else

Before anybody takes credit for Jeff Bezos of Amazon starting the initiative to pay all his employees a minimum of $15 per hour, we have to get a few things straight. It must be remembered that all this time, through all the Obama years, and the Bush years Jeff Bezos as the new richest man in the world thought he had the economy figured out. Nobody in their right mind—except for maybe me—thought that the American economy would ever see more than 4% GDP growth again. Those same people never thought unemployment would dip down to 3% in America either—because the manufacturing jobs had left the continent forever. That meant that if you had a job in the United States, that you should feel lucky that your employer paid you whatever they could. Bezos the big liberal thought he could use that situation to his advantage and hold his wages down to build his company into one of the most successful in the entire world—which he did. But like a typical Scooby Doo villain from that classic Hanna Barbera cartoon, Bezos found himself thwarted by the election of Donald Trump. Trump from the perspective of liberals who wanted to hold down the American economy and push business overseas to impoverished regions, like China and Africa, was going to make America great again, and that meant the economy was coming back and that jobs were going to bloom like flowers on a spring in the Midwest, and that places like Amazon were suddenly going to have to fight to keep their workforces intact if they wanted to maintain their global market dominance as a retail supplier.

Bernie Sanders and his Seattle socialists may want to credit themselves for putting pressure on Amazon to change their ways and move their minimum wage to the $15 an hour that has been demanded by those left leaning radicals. Tucker Carlson from Fox News has done much the same ironically, but it wasn’t any of those groups that pushed Bezos into the abyss, it was market competition. It’s what Donald Trump had been saying all through the campaign of 2016 when he said he wanted to be the greatest jobs president in the history of the world, this is what he meant. By lowering the unemployment rate it forces competition between companies for the best workers, and Amazon looked at how things were shaping up and he didn’t want to put his company at risk with high turnover from a strong American market, so he had to compromise. That is why he decided to make the move he did. It was because of President Trump. The number of $15 an hour is simply to try to appease the socialists who have been screaming for that wage level for a long time. Bezos probably figures that it will give him a competitive advantage over other employers for a while to set such a high minimum wage.

But don’t think for a second that Bezos had been rooting for Donald Trump to be successful, in fact the Amazon leader has been doing everything he could to destroy the Trump presidency before something like this very strong economy became a fact. Like many big corporations who long ago accepted the Bush-era New World Order where the United Nations would take over the management of human affairs, they put their bets in that corner and all their company assets then here comes Donald Trump talking about undoing it all. So of course, they got caught flat-footed after his election, and of course they wanted to defend themselves. But then again, they never should have bet against America in the first place. They had not just bet a few horses on the great race of politics, but they had bet the whole family farm and now they have to find a way to survive as Trump’s economy is poised to be the worlds most powerful for the foreseeable future.

I keep hearing about how patient the Chinese are and how superior they are to American strategies. Well, if they are so good, why do they have to steal all our intellectual material to attempt to compete? The truth is that the Chinese are not so great, they are a communist country filled with people who have individually been crushed. They are a society that has lost their individual imaginations and surrendered them to a collective consciousness. That makes them great workers, but not so great in the realm of thinking. So as a country they can only thrive if the rest of the world is artificially held down, as they had been during the last three American presidents, until Trump put a stop to the practice. Now that the big tech companies like Apple have to deal with jobs coming back to America—which was not on any consultant’s list of objectives in the near future, the strategy of everything has to change and workers can thank Donald J. Trump for that, and the people who have supported him. I can say that I knew all along what would happen if an American president had created an “America First” policy. But nobody was listening, so I put my support early on behind Donald Trump for this very reason, that by strengthening the economy all other troubles would suddenly be manageable around the world.

When a big, giant company like Amazon has to make concessions to keep their employees, especially when Bezos fought so hard to eliminate that competition by backing policies that would help destroy the American economy for a more global view, you can then know that America as a superpower has a new day to enjoy. But this time there aren’t any other superpowers to compete with because virtually every other country in the world has invested into this global scheme which suddenly has no value. It is a fascinating problem to observe. But nobody deserves credit for what Bezos has done but Donald Trump. Trump has won and fulfilled his promises and the average American worker is seeing the direct benefits, not just from the tax cuts, but in wage growth.

When people say that the tax cuts were for the rich, this is how they were wrong. Tax cuts for corporations and the upper crust wealthy has kept them in America. By staying in America, they now have to compete with all other industries for the same jobs. That means the average worker can demand more income as a result, it’s the basic law of supply and demand. Business owners were able to absorb those additional costs because of the tax cuts. Do you see now the magic dear reader? It’s basic economics 101—the kind of stuff you get in the first week of your first year of college economics. Yet nobody was following the rules but the billionaire from Queens, New York. He knew the obvious and was bold enough to stick to the formula and now the benefits are there for everyone to enjoy, except for the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos. In the end if you can’t beat them, you join them, and that is how Trump is uniting the world—by being the best and forcing even the most reluctant to join him at the party. And the people who benefit most is the American worker.

I don’t like Jeff Bezos in a political way.  But I do love him as a visionary.  Welcome to the Trump Club, Jeff!

Rich Hoffman

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Why I Reject Feminism: Women can be lying deceitful villians too

Just for the record the rules of conduct in these modern times where all white men are to be criticized for everything while all women of all colors are supposed to be elevated and considered beyond refute is a condition I reject. The language and the rules of application are not valid in my opinion and I live my life beyond their reach. If rationality is considered in the Brett Kavanaugh hearings we are to believe that just because the Supreme Court nominee is a white man, we are supposed to be suspicious of everything about him, and yet we are to listen to his accuser Dr Ford, just because she is a woman. Under this line of thinking we are to believe anything that Ford might say, even if she were to utter that the moon was made out of cheese, and that is the fault of the entire women’s movement—that women are just as prone to deception as men, so there is no merit to the claim that one is morally superior to the other. Feminism by itself is not a value judgment—just because a human being has female sexual parts, doesn’t make them suddenly good people who could never tell a lie. And of course, we all must accept that all women are good all the time before we can accept their assertion that all white men need to be removed from power because they can’t be trusted—because one ridiculous notion opens the door for all the others that follow. Personally, I don’t accept the first notion at the first door of that thinking. Women are no better than men, nor the other way around. Sexual roles have no foundation in the discussion of power positions in government.

Many people who want to play the game of modern politics cringe at some of the things I say and do because they are not in step with these modern assumptions. But I would argue that in a short time all these thoughts about women power will subside back into reality. I was watching a person who is considered a rather outspoken feminist the other day drive her pickup truck to the store where her male partner was there to receive a ride home. I found it very interesting to watch her move into the passenger’s seat while he took the controls of the truck. At the most basic foundations of human interaction between the sexes, most women unless they are hateful militants who have given up on attention from the males of their lives will yield some powers in a relationship to their men so that to play the role of their sexuality, the submissive yielding to the physical dominate. It’s a very primal emotion that has nothing to do with intellect other than for the necessity of procreation. Knowing that, I simply don’t play the game at all. I’ll say what I want and the way I want to say it because such language speaks to people at their core concerns. I tend to be respectful of all people anyway, so not playing by the rules that feminists have constructed in their modern power grab doesn’t cause me any consternation. That is, until they try to impose themselves on my life in an individual way, and that’s where the trouble begins.

The trend of human society is toward more independence, that started essentially with the advent of gunpowder. Once people could get their hands on their own gunpowder, they didn’t need the power of the state to protect them from enemies. But in the modern context where social media has decentralized power, people no longer need big communication companies to speak to each other, and they can conduct such communication anywhere and at all times, power like this give enormous power to individuality and it doesn’t know or care about sexes. It is an intellectual evolution that is emerging independent of any political urgency. The women’s movement of today only has power from left over political moves started under the umbrella of progressivism. It is a movement created by emotion and desire for more state control when in reality the human race is moving more towards individuality—even in how goods and services are purchased.

Feminism is the last attempt of any statist society to unify portions of the human race toward mass collectivism. The gamble by those advocates is that men will follow because they biologically want the opportunity to mate, so they will follow the women into the abyss. But women aren’t so stupid, only a minority have signed up for the message of feminism. Many young women feel they must pay tribute to the elders, but intellectually, there isn’t much in feminism that speaks any kind of real truth to keep them loyal to the movement. When they go to Wal-Mart with their boyfriends and husbands, they still are inclined to let him drive the pickup truck. They may speak anti-man talk to their girlfriends and political activists, but when the lights go out in their bedrooms, they want a man to comfort them.

I have more women in my life than most people do, I tend to promote women into important positions not for any political concern, but because the ones I have known over time work hard and dedicate themselves to their tasks. On a day-to-day basis I haven’t thought about it much but looking at my own life I have a lot of women in it yet I don’t feel I need to pander to any of them with some false definition of feminism. I treat them the way I would a man and that keeps everyone honest. And I certainly don’t feel I have to tone down my own masculinity to make them feel more comfortable. I am who I am and if they want me to treat them fairly, I expect the same, and it works well. That is ultimately where all these political movements will take us anyway, because common sense demands it.

That leaves this modern attempt to demonize all men as corrupt and immoral just another overreach that will push people toward the opposite direction politically. All women are not honest just as all men are not. Women lie and cheat just as men do—but we cannot turn away from reality just because politics wants to empower women and dominate men under the rules of statism. The evidence in such deceitful practices can be seen in every woman who proclaims that she wants independence and social respect for living life without a man, but then moves over and lets the men in her life drive the pick-up truck out of respect for is dominate sexuality, which she wants in the bedroom. Political movements never have a chance of working if they are not based in reality—and the feminist movement never has been. It was based on a desire for some women who found themselves bitter husks of sexuality to impose on the world an idea that nobody really wanted, not men or women. So when I refuse to acknowledge the premise of the feminist movement understand that the reason why is that it has no basis in reality. It is just a late power grab by the state to unify people under a method of collectivism that is sliding day by day into the recesses of history. Freedom and independence are the cornerstones of all politics in the future—and those attributes do not know any sex—only intellects.

Rich Hoffman

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A Message to Republicans: Democrats and Whores are basically the same thing, they both are willing to fake anything

I would have been comfortable saying it previously, but especially now, with the Brett Kavanaugh controversy in Washington D.C. by radical leftists’ groups, but Democrats are evil, vile, despicable human beings. Their foundation beliefs are the root of the problem, they are collective based idealists who do not acknowledge individual rights—so therefor lying has no relevancy to them because their individual word has no personal value. They only see value in collective hive support, so they will do whatever must be done to preserve group associations. This makes them evil because they do not function from any individual responsibility, which therefore makes them a menace to society because all actions are individually based, even if actions are decided to be group affiliated. The decision comes from an individual decision. So do I believe that Dr. Ford would lie about an alleged rape attempt against her from Brett Kavanaugh—absolutely. Just because she’s a woman doesn’t make her a truth teller. Think of all the women who fake orgasms just to make the men in their lives feel useful, and you could build a case for women as a part of the human species with a tendency to bend the truth for the “greater good.”

And this leads us to the midterms. I do not believe that there are Democrats out there ready to take power from Republicans. I think Democrats are an extreme minority and the press is attempting to make everything look like a close race leading up to the election. I don’t believe the polls. I don’t believe the news reports. People just aren’t that liberal in the United States, and Democrats do not represent American ideas—so I don’t see a massive blue wave in the upcoming elections. But I do see a full-on military style assault that Democrats are using to take power from Republicans and in general, Americans of all political persuasions—as a collective, hive-like entity. As individuals Democrats are not very dangerous, no more so than an irritating mosquito. But in the swarms that they attack with, they can suck enough blood from an individual to kill them, which is what they are trying to do to Brett Kavanaugh. We are supposed to forget that not a single Democrat could live up to the standard they are creating for Kavanaugh, going back to a single high school party 36 years ago to disqualify a Supreme Court Justice from nomination. Just think if Republicans held Democrats to the same standard. It wasn’t that long ago when Republican senators like Lindsey Graham voted Obama nominees like Elana Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court even though they were radical leftists. Republicans did the right thing and voted for their character and serving the president whom they disagreed with. But they stuck to the rule of law and did the right thing by the people’s will. That is not what Democrats ever intended to do when the shoe was on the other foot.

I remember when my son-in-law became a U.S. Citizen and had to recite an oath to protect the Constitution when the words, “against enemies both foreign and domestic.” I couldn’t help but at that time to attribute that the Democrats were domestic enemies, they stood against the basic ideas of what America is and ever was and they wanted to overthrow it. To understand what they are against, I would suggest watching just about any American western from 1940 to 1990 and over that fifty-year period, the idea of what the dreams of America was are explored intellectually. Democrats openly stand against those ideas to put it simply and I’m personally not OK with that. Its one thing to live and let live, to be accommodating to other people’s ideas which are different from your own. I would hardly say that I’m an intolerant conservative—it was only a year ago that I had lunch with Stephen Samaniego from CNN and we had a nice talk about regional politics and various bubbles of thought that exists around the nation. Even with all that CNN has done to advance destruction of Trump’s presidency I can talk to just about anybody without being angry. I don’t look for ways to not get along with people. In fact, I would say I am extremely accommodating—I’m far from a radical ideologue. But to speak honestly of my opinions on these matters, I would also say that it is impossible to be friends with a Democrat, because their ideology is not individually based. It’s like marrying a whore, they may tell you they love you, but they make their living sleeping around with anybody with money in their pocket. For the whore, sex is not a value judgment, its collective based—anybody is alright so long as they pay. With a Democrat anything goes so long as the ends justify the means. It is impossible to have a real friendship with such a person, so when Republicans say that “our friends from the other side” they are creating for themselves a weak position. Democrats don’t want to be your friend. They want to destroy you. It really is that simple. If you are a conservative, no liberal wants to be friends. They simply want to use that leverage to undermine your belief system so they can bend it to their will.

With all that said voter turnout for Republicans will have to be massive in these midterms because Democrats do plan to cheat. I think there will be massive voter manipulation and we’ve seen that our own F.B.I. will play their part in making it happen. I remember well how there was not a single Republican voter in Philadelphia in 2012. How does that happen? The same statistics will erupt all across the country during the midterm election of 2018 especially in urban areas. The only way to really defeat those attempts is the way Trump did it in 2016, where the voter turnout was so high that even the attempts at cheating will leave the Democrats short. So take nothing for granted because Democrats have no problem with cheating and then lying about it. Because they do not value themselves as individuals, so they don’t care about lying, about eternal damnation in Hell, or any of the normal characteristics for holding people to the truth. They certainly have no problem lying under oath because many of them don’t believe in God, so to what value does swearing on a Bible hold them to? Nothing.

I’ve said it before and its worth saying now, we are at war with these Democrats. We are in a Civil War. They do not want to assimilate intellectually in the affairs of our nation, they simply want to destroy it. They don’t care what they have to do, they only care to do it. Nothing is too low for them, which is quite evident in the Kavanaugh hearings. If there was ever a cleaner nominee than Brett Kavanaugh, who would it be? My comment to Republicans is what it has been for many years now, you better know what kind of fight you are fighting. Do not think that by playing nice with Democrats that you will appease them and voters. The only thing that we can do with them is to destroy them. Destroy them as a party. They intend the destruction of everything we think of as America, so if Republicans don’t defend it, everything we know will be destroyed. And playing nice with the enemy will not provide a victory, not in the midterms, or in anything—ever.

Rich Hoffman

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Vote HELL No on the Butler County Safety Levy: It’s a money grab for ineffective school board members afraid to make hard decisions

Essentially if the school safety levy fails for the combined efforts of Fairfield schools, Hamilton, New Miami, Edgewood, and Monroe—Hamilton will vote to allow teachers to arm themselves. And the other school boards will have to follow because doing nothing simply isn’t an option. Out of Butler County, Ohio’s 10 school districts five of them are looking for this safety levy to hire more employees to keep the school boards from having to make a hard decision on how best to protect schools. At the core of the argument especially among young and inexperienced parents who have been taught all their lives that guns are bad, school boards are trying to appease them with a more centralized process. This involves spending millions of dollars on additional resource officers, mental health assessments and similar employee staffing increases which of course cost more money. Yet we know now from experience that the real solution is a more decentralized process where teachers can act as first responders the moment a crisis breaks out. And the good thing about that approach is that it doesn’t cost more money.

At the heart of the problem is that the basic assumption about public education is that it should not involve guns—because the aim of the progressive education philosophy is to live in a world where guns aren’t needed, value judgments are surrendered to equal rights and the people being educated are subjects of the state. Guns do not fit that view of the world. But in no way is that vision aligned with life in the real world, it’s an idea that mostly people who think politically left of center strive for. Most parents enroll their children in a school without thinking about politics or danger, because their primary concern is that their child is safe, and they want to believe that the schools themselves are free of any turmoil. School boards love to spend money, because its easy and when collections of people are in charge of administering finances, spending money is the only real way to get along because everyone loves to spend money, especially if it is other people’s money. So this issue is particularly challenging for school board members. The only way to make panicky parents happy is to give them more safety personnel, mental health specialists, social workers and counselors—because buying those types of employees give people the illusion of safety. It gives parents the feeling that the institution itself can keep their children safe, and as school board members yielding to that fantasy is safe in itself, until there is a real problem and a deranged shooter comes into the hallways that none of the new government employees could see coming.

Many of the gun rampages we have seen just this year, not to mention year’s past involved people who were considered mentally deranged in some form or another and the institutions of our society proved they were completely ineffective to stop such people from acting in a deadly way. To stop such a deranged mass murderer before the act occurs requires a decision based on judgments, and this is something that our modern institutions just don’t do, because they are so politically charged. Our modern institutions for which public schools are a part are more prone to trying to make a deranged lunatic feel more at home by attacking the normal kids into unnatural acts of compassion than in removing the threat from society by implementing a judgment that might seem unfair. So public schools are powerless to protect children from those who decide life isn’t worth living and they take to becoming mass murderers. By their reasoning, if they are going to kill themselves anyway, why not take a few people who made them feel terrible along the way pay too.

All the methods of implementing school safety as proposed by the Butler County safety levy is to deal with the aftermath of a mass shooting, not to prevent it from happening, and that is what needs to be clear about what people are voting for. There is only one way to ensure that a mass killer doesn’t gain an advantage over a student population of unarmed kids is to have teachers be the first responders to end the threat seconds after it has started, instead of minutes. That is the only way to properly protect students in a school from deranged killers which are becoming more common place these days from many influences. This idea that guns will be legislated out of existence is simply another liberal fantasy that they haven’t come to terms with yet. Guns are part of American life and children should learn to live with them, how to properly use them and what function they serve in the context of society. For instance, a serious course of study could be made of how the invention of gunpowder has changed the nature of human existence politically. Americans are living proof of that evolution, but the path to the political philosophy which created that American experiment is confirmation that no human society will retreat back into the compliance of a communist state, which as China is now and the Soviet Union used to be. Once people have tasted personal freedom, there is no way to erase it from their minds and over the last thousand years mankind has marched toward more personal freedom and much less aristocracy. Yet that is not what schools are teaching and that is also what makes them dangerous—because they are not aligned with the world around them.

For many the history of firearms and the nature of why people love them isn’t relevant to this discussion of school safety, but unfortunately for those utopian minded liberals, such an understanding is mandated for resolution on the safety issue. Is the security of a school more effective if it is more centrally controlled, or is it more effective if it is decentralized? The obvious answer of course is decentralization, we know that from lots of experience as a society. Guns are a part of world culture, they were invented out of human necessity to protect individual rights and that is why history says they are here to stay. We aren’t going to “uninvent” them. Therefore, to have a safe society we have to have a means to defend ourselves from people who may use them for malice and especially in education institutions, such instruction and awareness is paramount for tomorrow’s next generations. To defend them from harm, guns must be part of the solution, not mental health specialists, social workers, and counselors. Those are investments into what happens after a tragedy. We want to solve such problems before they become deadly.

Parents and teachers who are not comfortable with guns are going to have to adapt. Their sensitivities cannot be the contributing factors to making schools less safe due to their emotional condition toward guns. For those people I would suggest some classes on firearms, and to learn more about them aside from what they have seen in Hollywood productions over the last twenty years. Guns themselves are not dangerous, they are precision instruments which defend individual rights. If a teacher is responsible for the safety of a classroom and a crazed gunman is outside their door looking to commit mass murder against harmless, innocent people, that teacher should have the ability to end the threat right then and there. There won’t be time to call the police. A counselor or mental health specialist won’t stop a killer in the hall and talk them out of committing violence, only equal or superior firepower can do that. And that is the way of things in a free society—decentralized first responders who can slow down or stop a threat until the professionals arrive, just like in CPR. The only thing stopping this safety measure from being implemented for the good of everyone is the sensitivities of those who insist that guns not be part of a solution that only guns can solve. And not just guns, but guns in the hands of everyday people who are on the front lines and most prepared to take action when threats arise.

For many, obviously the case with the school boards of the participating schools, the responsibility for such security in their minds fall on the professionals we hire in society to deal with these kinds of things. But it is that over-reliance on institutional safety that many of these mass killers exploit to instigate their wrath. Guns are not a particularly American idea, but the personal use of them is, which means that in order to have a properly safe society that is living in harmony with the invention of guns, that personal participation of guns is something we should use to solve the gun violence problem. The solution is in decentralization within our institutions so to make them safer. More centralization will give us the opposite, the likelihood of more violence. If we really want to solve the problem of mass shootings, especially in public schools, and especially in Butler County which is the focus of this unique tax increase for the five-schools mentioned, then we need to allow teachers to be that layer of security. Throwing more money at more centralized control will do nothing but waste money, which the school boards participating in this horrendous tax and spend approach should have already had in their budgets to begin with. Ultimately what the school boards are asking for in this levy request is for Butler County voters to bail them out of having to make a hard decision—whether or not to cut some expenses out of their budget to hire more safety personnel, which is what they should be doing. Or in having to make a decision in arming teachers which would hurt the sensibilities of some neurotic parents who need an education of their own to get up to speed with the modern world. But nothing about the Butler County safety levy will make schools safer from a potential shooter who might want to attack schools and the children within it.

If I had loved ones in these schools, which I personally do, and a lunatic comes to that school with a gun to shoot up the innocent, I expect a teacher or administrator to be carrying a gun and to stop that situation before mass carnage occurs. There isn’t time to call for help when something like that happens. The situation must be dealt with right then and there. I don’t need a counselor to talk me through the grieving process after a bunch of kids have been killed. I don’t need a mental health professional to rationalize the mind of the killer before the smoke has left the scene of the crime. I just need the threat neutralized and that loved one home safe every day. And just having teachers carrying guns concealed during their professional business makes the chances of a safe day at school much more of a reality.
Vote not only NO on the Butler County Safety Levy, but………………………….HELL NO!

Rich Hoffman

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The Latté Sipping Liberal Kathy Wyenandt and her Lakota Levy Campaign of 2013: Empowering perverts, porn addicts and government schools to limit the next generation

I didn’t think much of the latté sipping liberal Kathy Wyenandt and her Lakota levy campaign of 2013 until she started putting up signs everywhere wanting to run for the Ohio House of Representatives seat in the 52nd district. I couldn’t even remember who she was until I saw that the local newspapers and other forms of print media were stating that her big experience for such an important job in politics was the 2013 tax increase that only won by 1% point after Lakota spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax payer money on advisors to help the cushion the public for a big raise to give their teachers—all in the name of children of course. That’s when I remembered Kathy Wyenandt and her levy loving barrage of guilty moms who looked to Lakota schools to babysit their kids all day and call it an education then wanted to pat themselves on the back for giving teachers raises because they wanted to maintain the illusion that “education” in America meant spending money on public sector unions and that contract negotiations were all about giving over-priced employees everything they wanted. I guess she figured everyone forgot and now it was safe to come out of the hole she put herself in and run for a big state office?

I of course argued against all this paying teachers infinite amounts of money, which was a very unpopular position, because most people want to believe that the public-school system is there to help them and make their children better off. And sometimes it does. I can say that I have a grandson in Monroe schools right now and he has a fantastic teacher, but we are talking grades K through 5 when everything for kids is coming alive. His teacher doesn’t make much money yet, she is right out of college and full of ideas, and I think she’s great. And some of the teachers that Kathy Wyenandt wanted to give six figure pay rates too through the levy passage at Lakota are good teachers—some. However, the average rate of pay for Lakota teachers is up into the mid-70,0000 range per year, much higher than the average pay of the taxpayers who have to cover their bill. Unfortunately, reality has something else to say about the nature of teachers and their social worth that politicians like Kathy Wyenandt never learned.

The proper business model for a public education teacher is to bring them in young, but once they start getting up in the pay scale to encourage them to shop themselves on the open market like a free agent to keep payrolls down. During the Lakota levy campaign of 2013 Kathy Wyenandt and her foot soldiers crusading for higher taxes to protect those teachers sold the assumption that the reason we needed to pay teachers more was to stay competitive and to retain the “experience” that teachers gained from years in the classroom. But I couldn’t help but notice that younger teachers were more effective often than older ones, and I gained that experience by raising my own daughters and watching the various characters in public school that they had to deal with at both Mason then Lakota schools over the course of their youth.

People are people whether or not they are teachers being paid to babysit our children while we are busy building a life for ourselves, which is what I would say most of public education is all about for the parents. For the government schools, public education is a brain washing opportunity to train future voters in the ways of liberalism. But that is another story, in the context of teacher experience I had a person send me a Tweet that reminded me of all this which I have included here. It is a video of a male teacher who had gone back to his office while the class worked on assignments. It’s a few years old, but is just as relevant today as it was then. The teacher was watching porn during class when a student opened his door and walked in on him. The student was openly harassed in class by the teacher and embarrassed into submission, which is a lot more common an occurrence the most people would care to admit. Most students could tell adults willing to listen of teachers in any school who are creepy and p to no good like this obvious porn addict featured in the Tweet. But adults who are either too busy with their lives to do much about it, or liberal activists like Kathy Wyenandt who want the government schools to do the work they were designed to do in creating a more liberal voting base are happy to overlook these bad teachers. Instead they argue such teachers need to be paid more money.

I wouldn’t say that teaching is any harder than other jobs, but life does have a way of chipping away at people. Like the teacher I mentioned in Monroe, she is great, and I hope that if I meet her twenty years from now that she is just as optimistic about life then as she is now. But give her a few husbands that cheat on her with some younger and sluttier woman, give her kids of her own who grow up and away leaving her feeling like a used up empty husk of a person, or an achieved home of her dreams that is outdated by the time she is fifty—parents that die, dream cars that rust away and a thousand disappointments from a media culture that never really lives up to the hype on the commercials and its unlikely that she will be as enthusiastic about her job as a middle-ager bitter about life and trying to teach young people to think big and dream about learning the alphabet. By that point she’ll likely be in the $70 to $80K range in pay, and she’ll be a mess of a person and the kids will know it. That’s when the district should cut her loose and let her high wages become someone else’s problem, not the tax payers. Bitter employees who evolved from broken dreams meeting reality are the kind of people who watch porn too much and take their frustrations out on children, and nobody wants that, especially a school.

Yet liberal do-gooders who think the biological instincts of motherhood make them capable of making hard decisions about management, such as the examples I have provided regarding the type of mentality that forces districts to cut employees who might want to watch too much porn or abuse kids with power trips because they are so ineffective in their regular lives. All those do-gooders know to do as liberals is spend more money to hopefully make everything better, to make the porn addicts and child molesters posing as teachers to see the light with good pay and benefits and to retain them for way too long once their enthusiasm for the job has long left them. Teachers are not good because they are well paid, they are good when they want to do the job of watching other people’s children because they love children. Take a young 27-year-old teacher out to lunch and most of them are beaming with excitement about the opportunity to help guide children toward a better life. Take a middle-aged train wreck out to lunch and talk about their job with kids who have been teaching middle school or high school for ten years and you’ll hear a different story. Add to that career disappointment their own lives of bad marriages, unfulfilled life goals and the realities of aging and what you often find are people who shouldn’t be anywhere near a kid under twenty. Because they are too depressing, and they certainly aren’t worth paying 90K per year.

So I suppose I should thank Kathy Wyenandt for putting all these liberal blue signs of hers up for this District race she is running for. I hadn’t thought about how much I despise people like her who lobby for overpaid public employees for a long time. But it is people like her who allow such corrupt people to be employed at such ridiculous wage rates and have screwed up the property tax rip offs that we have experienced in Butler County, Ohio. For people like her it comes down to wanting to believe that government schools can be good baby sitters. But reality says something far more dangerous, in retaining teachers too long you expose children to all the bitterness and disappointment that mentors can pass on to kids and that often limits the potential that young people have in life, it certainly doesn’t help them. And it is for all that which Kathy Wyenandt thinks she should be elected into a higher office. Liberals like Kathy are dangerous because they believe such things, and that isn’t a problem so long as they are minding their own business. But often their antics cost all of us a lot of money, and if Kathy Wyenandt has one thing on her resume that says what kind of person she is, all you have to look at is her role in passing higher taxes in the Lakota school district. And you’ll know all you need to know.

Rich Hoffman

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Why Sherrod Brown Is Terrified of Jim Renacci: The king of the lobbyists took in more than $430,000 during 2018

It is really ironic that Sherrod Brown would chose to attack his challenger for the Ohio senate seat in Washington D.C., Jim Renacci over concerns of being a lobbyist. However, likely, that’s all Brown felt he could use to harm Renacci, which isn’t much. True that as a congressman Jim Renacci registered as a lobbyist, but that was for his own private businesses. That is the reason that Renacci got involved with politics to begin with, because when General Motors went bankrupt the government was picking winners and losers on who would keep their dealerships and Jim was selected to have his taken away. So Jim ran against his congressman who had worked to take away his dealership and won, which is how Renacci ended up in congress as a registered lobbyist. Since then there isn’t any evidence that Jim Renacci did any lobbying, other than for himself as a business person seeking justice as a victim of Democratic crony capitalism—which is vastly different from healthy capitalism. On the crony side, nobody in congress is more of a villain than Sherrod Brown. On a list of the top twenty lobbyist recipients can you guess dear reader who is at the top, with over $430,000—Sherrod Brown.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/12/report-populist-sherrod-brown-is-the-number-one-recipient-of-lobbyist-cash-in-2018-election-cycle/

https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/industries?cid=N00003535&cycle=2018

Obviously, Sherrod Brown isn’t used to being challenged for his senatorial seat by any competent candidates otherwise he would have been more prepared for Renacci. Its not like Brown isn’t experienced, he’s been in some kind of federal office since 1993 either as a member of the House or Senate. Yet in his mind he didn’t make the connection that he is the one in this senate race that has the lobby problem. Renacci went to Washington to defend his business interests and those of his district, Sherrod Brown went to the Swamp to fill his pockets. That $430,000 number came in just 2018 when he knew for most of the year that Renacci would be his challenger, yet Brown still approved a message attacking his rival of being a lobbyist.

This actually says a lot about Democrats in general. Sherrod Brown represents them well. First, they always accuse others of what they are guilty of. For instance, when Democrats say that it was the Russians that conspired with Republicans to steal the election of 2016, it was really the Democrats who conspired with the FBI to do so. When Democrats say that Republicans and conservatives in general are Neo Nazis and racists, it was the Democrats all along who were both. Hitler learned his methods of fascism from FDR and the Democrats of Woodrow Wilson, not Republicans. The KKK were not Republicans, they were Democrats—all of them. It was Republicans who freed the slaves in America and won the Civil War. And when it comes to being a lobbyist, it is Sherrod Brown who has taken all the money, more than anybody in congress. Not Jim Renacci.

The second thing about Democrats is that they just don’t understand business. As top down government aristocrats by their philosophic Machiavellian persuasion they do not understand capitalism or how money is made. They only seek to take money from those who have made it and to redistribute it to their own power bases. Sherrod Brown for instance doesn’t know what it means to create a business, he has literally been in government service his entire adult life. Whereas Jim Renacci has been building many businesses over the years and created great wealth and jobs as an entrepreneur. He only entered politics because a liberal politician selected him to be a loser in the great game and Renacci ran for office to set things right. And that is what he’s fighting for now. But all someone like Brown sees is a potential rival in the lobby market. If someone like Renacci or Trump isn’t trying to buy influence from politicians, then they are trying to change the game they make livings on, and therefore they are threats to their very Machiavellian existence where $430,000 buys companies a seat at the table of power. But if companies don’t play that game, then someone like Brown will come up with a law that punishes business owners and harms their ability to make jobs and money unless they pay the price.

When Democrats talk tough and espouse socialist tendencies in regard to corporations what they are really doing is setting the stage for a robbery through either taxation or a lobby shakedown and making that theft legal through law and enforced by either the IRS or one of the intelligence agencies. We all saw it happen in live time when Trump was elected to office and Chuck Schumer warned us all that the Swamp wouldn’t be drained, that if Trump thought he was going to take on the FBI, that they could make his life miserable, and even ruin it. Meanwhile FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were doing just that by leaking stories to The Washington Post and The New York Times to put Trump on his heels and force him to play ball. The same happens within the IRS all the time, a call from a powerful senator in the Beltway can ruin any company with fines, fees and lost time document searches as agents ransack offices with no recourse to protect the company. So what do companies do, especially large corporations, they pay the price to people like Sherrod Brown to keep the power of government away from their attempts at conducting business and generating wealth.

If it were really to be known why so many on both sides of politics are angry at Trump it is because his very existence threatens this financial racket, for which Sherrod Brown is the king. There are names on their from both parties, but Brown is unquestionably the king of lobbying. Yet Trump has not backed down and is fighting the good fight and for the first time in many decades there is a feeling within the business communities that the government isn’t their enemy that must be paid off but can be a partner. And that is why there is over 4% GDP growth. For politicians like Brown he sees the writing on the wall, his scheme as a senator in Washington D.C. is under threat and Jim Renacci is Trump’s hand-picked challenger to change that culture by taking away the seat of one of the most corrupt bureaucrats on Capitol Hill, Senator Sherrod Brown.

Brown has a lot to worry about, polling has Jim Renacci virtually tied with the old Senator and that is with three debates and two months of campaigning to do. And if that is the best that Brown has, because honestly Jim Renacci is about as squeaky clean and good as anybody can hope to find in politics, its going to be hard for Brown to make an argument against Renacci for which Brown is the guiltiest in all of politics of doing himself. In so many ways the battle between Jim Renacci and Sherrod Brown is a window into the entire 2018 election, the new against the old the businessman against the government thief, the honest against the corrupt. The Republican against the Democrat and the one who wants to make the game more honest, and the one who wants to live off the dishonesty. Sherrod Brown is everything we hate about politics and for the first time in his entire career that spans over three decades in government, he has a real challenger in Jim Renacci and that has everyone who has been up to no good, terrified.

Rich Hoffman

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