Dick Rudolph, Dana Point

In the last couple of issues of the Dana Point Times, letters in the Soapbox have featured writers bemoaning the lack of transparency and respect for the citizens of the community demonstrated by the council members and their votes.

We all know the antics at the federal and state government levels, where outrageous acts and statements made by the power elite, when met with resistance and criticism, are supported and endorsed by the media and even other government agencies who, respectively, throw mud, assassinate the character of others and cast aspersions on critics, then bring legal and/or regulatory pressure against them.

Both groups are sending a message to the public that the immoral and illegal activities of the elite are not to be questioned, or else, so just shut up.

Do you ever wonder what message is received by the power elite? My belief is that whenever someone who speaks out against them and is promptly put down, it sends them the message that they can do no wrong. Whoever has the temerity to attempt a stand against their actions becomes a societal outcast, therefore, the elite can freely continue their nefarious ways without hindrance.

All levels of government and other public institutions (schools are a glaring example) are now operating as if their employers, the tax paying public, are irrelevant and can be safely ignored.

Although letter writing and attending meetings may help stem this tide, it is not enough to convince the elite to change their ways. They must be defeated and cast out at all levels, from small towns all the way to Washington, D.C. and every organization in between.

There are plenty of honest citizens to take their place and clean their filthy houses.

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  • Dear Mr. Dick Rudolph I agree with your accurate and broad criticism of our broken government. Saying, “There are plenty of honest citizens to take their place and clean their filthy houses.” I wish this were true:

    The people we need in office can neither afford nor commit the great sacrifice to clean up government. Therefore the solution, the resolve and reform must come within this broken down existence. My friend Jim Vance once said, “You have to let the system completely crash before enough people take notice and do something to fix it. In my humble opinion, we have past the line, whereby such complete chaos is taking place. ( see ref: GOP party, O.C., State and Feds ) Yes, I know I seem bias, I realize that Democrats will rape the Republic coffers if given the chance. So, again I say, the solution must come from within this entirely broken system of self government. For example, If the newly elected CUSD Trustee Board of 2010, 2012 etc cannot move to recover the $100,000,000 stolen taxes from our schools and classrooms, then we must have a system that fires them immediately. Just look at the horrid selection for new Superintendent. A woman who will present a new tax solution; she is wreck waiting to happen if you are familiar with the last LAUSD tax election?

    For example: The People first great Resolve, – A Trustee cannot stand first for election without first agreeing to be fired upon the spot – after citizens present them to be partners with criminal behavior; ( Bryson, Lovely) or their irresponsible behavior, the lack to enforce criminal action law. I say this because the last decade shows us that our people’s Grand Jury failed us miserably upon suits against the CUSD and State Ed elective officials, the hired staff. The Dist. Attorney should also be fired, pronto; they blocked me.

    When you say, “They must be defeated and cast out at all levels, from small towns all the way to Washington, D.C”

    I agree whole heatedly, and that via our new tele-computer communications available to most all’ we can be mediators of official record for such immediate processes. This new technology can save the union, our Constitution, our high standard of living, now. Unfortunately, our children, my three children suffer the barriers, humiliation of political correctness, unenforceable laws that undermine basic moral high-standards. Only 1% of Americans can give a better life to our children then-that what our parents gave to us!
    Almost 100% of elected official fail to solve societies problems, but act to make matters worse by their incompetence of office, not an insurmountable problem as seen by this example. Wiki article / In the first Obama election, 2008 the Saddleback Church organized a format debate that quickly identified Obama as being 10 fold better than the GOP problem solver. / This
    was the Saddleback Civil Forum / Main article: Civil Forum on the Presidency / The Civil Forum on the Presidency were the venue of back-to-back interviews of U.S. presidential candidates John McCain and Barrack Obama by pastor Rick Warren on August 16, 2008, at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. I was there, thank you Rick!

    Sadly, our elected officials don’t want this head to head debate. Worse, our new elective format allows two Republicans to run against each other, again, blocking any real reform debate process. I feel we need to revolt against these horrible laws, and the horrible attorney / politician who proposed it. Proof, the OC voter can be tricked, put to sleep. Taxed to death?

    I like your thinking Dick, but it is a long shot wish to expect a criminal to stop robbing the tax-purse with Hawaiian Suntan Lotion inside.

    You say, “Although letter writing and attending meetings may help stem this tide, it is not enough to convince the elite to change their ways.”

    Much worse, the ways of the politicians right here in our DP, SJC city, is to continue to rob the city coffers just as the staff at CUSD once bought $8,000 dollar per acre unsafe DUMP SITE property for over $2,000,000 per acre. So too, we now see that DP City contracting will act quickly to move a street curb 3 feet costing $100,000 when it didn’t need moving in the first place!

    A citizen could present these costs to the City Council, but the City Council would have to vote against getting free access to Hawaiian condo property for life. (or via / secret benefits in the 5% range). Still, Pres Obama is not perfect, but a far cry above 2008 McCain and past Bush’s testimony and evidence.

    When you say “safely ignored” in this, “All levels of government and other public institutions (schools are a glaring example) are now operating as if their employers, the taxpaying public, are irrelevant and can be safely ignored.”

    I say that you are exactly right. I was one of dozen or more, to file complaints against the CUSD, I brought later details to Bryson and Lovely, they too were a part of the take, the corruption, they could not be held accountable by State investigators, who at the time, acted as if, they had no power to force confessions. They were both “safely ignored” by law enforcers, they both continue in our Tax-paid servant system and it is a huge disgrace. They both should be fired on the spot, right now.

    You say that … “ the power elite (in shadows)? My belief is that whenever someone who speaks out against them and is promptly put down.” (I was put down by the DA, Grand Jury)

    I say, we must collect the evidence when possible and hold on to it, hoping that an honest system of prosecution will come forward. Right now, we true-Americans have no real power over the “power-elite”, for the worst of it all lies in the Federal Court judges who are the very most corrupt of all, who overturn any real enforcement established at the lower courts. It would be easy to have a People’s Grand Jury Court prosecute the Federal Court; now matter how long it takes, my children would inherit this process.

    Please. Take my case(s) first. Simple and easy crimes of Federal Judges stealing intellectual property in Title 17usc 201(e). Any IP attorneys’ out there?

    The system is broken and corrupt, for it serves only the rich-power-elite who can afford to hire D.A./Policing Criminal Attorneys, to hold high, to salvage the Republic laws that have failed because we fail to have the Time, Treasure and Talent to do anything about it.

    Good example was the Santa Margarita attorney (GOP Party) to prosecute the Irvine (GOP Party) to overtake the CUSD control of tax coffers. An example where law enforcement works when the power-elite need it to work.

    You say, “ … the elite can freely continue their nefarious ways without hindrance. ( True American Eyewitness, who) met with resistance and criticism, are supported and endorsed by the media and even other government agencies who, respectively, throw mud, assassinate the character of others and cast aspersions on critics.” ( this is not too clear, but I think I know what you mean.)

    It is my guess, that eventually, the reporters like Jon V., others, will find a way out, to leave the Press, for it no longer has the respect of the 99% reader. ( except, that is, for this published criticism / OpEd, and the 2 other people who read it.) DaveBartholomew@cox.net Artist / Industrial Psychology Design, Teacher, Architectural Stained Glass, I am my Daughters Dad wanting a better and fair world with enforceable freedoms, free from tyranny and about 100% of our politicians who now make each day, a worse place to live in; that is as-in our once beautiful Dana Point Harbor.

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