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Courage, It’s burning inside you, fan the flame!

August 21, 2012   ·   3 Comments

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Many have speculated, falsely, that our efforts of exposing improper and illegal activity is based on some political motivation or self-serving agenda. 

Sadly those people have become part of the problem on a bigger scale in our country today.  It’s become harder and harder to trust anyone as in most cases everyone has an agenda for doing whatever it is their doing, which sadly is true the majority of the time.

 I must confess, I have an agenda!

 After spending a career in the Military and traveling to numerous countries one thing sticks in my mind more than anything else, the Blessings of this great country.

Those Blessings are being trampled in what I can only assume is ignorance of what we have at our disposal in this great country.  You see when you travel overseas it doesn’t take long to realize the poorest of the poor in the US would be considered wealthy and well off in numerous countries worldwide.  More importantly though is the fact that those we consider poor or not well off in this nation could have so much more if they had leadership in their life that set an example of doing the right thing, even when no one is watching!

After years of witnessing self-serving political garbage a realization of what must be done hit my like a freight train.

Most would agree that the problems this nation faces is for the most part beyond our capability to fix as the system makes it next to impossible to put the right people in office without more or less auctioning off the seat to the highest bidder.

The next level of corruption is the States and one need not look much farther than the Communist State of Illinois.  Rest assured I don’t say that lightly but when you take in the fact that Illinois has more levels of government than any other state and more laws on the book than any other state its clear the challenge of fixing this state is a near impossible task. 

That leaves us with our County and local government.  Can we fix it?  I believe not only can we fix it but we MUST fix it at a local level if we are ever going to fix it at a state level or higher.  We The People have to fix things in our own back yard because first and foremost it’s the right thing to do for our future and the future of our children.  

I have no aspirations of running for political office beyond my contribution at the local level in our Township, regardless of what many continue to claim.  Our efforts are the only other path I know of to fixing what is terribly broke.  Fixing it through education, public exposure and prayers that people will take the challenge and Test All Things and Hold Fast to That Which is Good! 

Challenge the information we are sharing.  Prove that the reporting is wrong or interpretation of the law is inaccurately applied in the stories.  Doing so not only holds us accountable but it educates We The People on the truth.  That helps everyone!   

Are you willing to be intellectually honest with yourself and accept the fact that the Truth Has No Agenda?  If you are, and you find that we are in fact accurate in our reporting the next challenge is to accept that it just might be your best friend or neighbor who is literally stealing your tax dollars because rest assured, they are!   

My agenda is to establish a distinct line between Right and Wrong based on the laws on the books.  A line that has become so grey over the years people have forgotten what it means to be held accountable and what appears to be an inability to accept the truth even when its right in front of their face.  I don’t agree with many of the laws we have however we must act to remove them if we don’t agree with them.  Ignoring them, which clearly is common place in this county, leads to a path of corruption as the law means nothing to those people.    

Many know in your hearts this is true and the system has beaten you down over the years to a point where you don’t think your involvement matters.  I’m here to tell you it does matter.  Your future and your kids future matters because what you fail to act on today may well be the very thing that leads to very hard times for you in the future.    

One doesn’t need to look very far to realize that a young eighth grade boy who found the courage in his heart to expose his school principal (Bureau County 1985),  for sexual acts against him was the very thing that gave the other 3 boys the courage to step up and share their horrific story that helped hold the pervert accountable to the law.  

Courage is action!

We have tips coming in faster than you can imagine and people are scared for their jobs, their safety etc. if they speak out and expose the corruption in their public offices.  That fact is proof enough for me that we are making a difference as they know in their hearts the difference between right and wrong.  Now we just have to have a few more leaders stand up and lead and speak up and demand the nepotism, cronyism, and corruption come to an end. 

Do you have the courage to speak up and stand out!   We The People must demand accountability of public officials and when they refuse to follow the law they must be removed from office.

The Oath I took in the service was not only to uphold the Constitution of the United States but to also defend it from its enemies both foreign and domestic.  Sadly I never imagined I would have to defend it from the domestic front, but rest assured actions from our local public officials disregard for the law forces me to take a stand and expose them for what they are.  I will continue to fight the good fight in spite of the threats, accusations and intimidation attempts.  This problem is larger than any one person.  Know that I will not waiver!

If we can’t fix things at the local level then we have lost our Country! 

The Truth has no Agenda!

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. Incredulous says:

    I wonder how many politicians realize that the oath taken by military personnel
    supersedes their elected position in this country. This country was founded on revolution
    against the aristocratic, political corruption of the ‘Old Country’. Thus the second
    amendment and many of the other Inalienable Rights mentioned in our founding documents.

    Heaven have mercy on the morons in the capital (state or federal) if the military personnel
    feel the need to take action on their oath to return this country to the rule of its citizens.

    While a military coupe is not an answer it could very well be the only response left to the
    people of this country due to the burdensome red tape involved in correcting the problem
    through the normal channels.

    Unfortunately you guys have big red targets on your backs because you keep shining
    the light in all the dark little corners and asking questions like an inquisitor. This
    likely precludes either of you from running for any public office because good ole
    boys got your mug shots on their walls.

    Keep up the good fight though, you’ve got more citizen backing than most of the
    establishment could hope for. Your opinions on candidates each election season could
    probably push the vote in key races.

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    • Paul Harden says:

      Well said, thank you.

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