In Isaiah 9: 16, the prophet declares to the nation, "For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are detroyed." Sadly, I believe that I can read these words aloud today and they are an equally prophetic statement to the United States.
I realize it has been a long time since I have shown my face at the Examiner. Over the months which have transpired, many of my regular readers have written in, wanting to know where I was, what I was doing and whether my absence was some form of statement concerning the unconstitutional imprisonment of Ashton Lundeby.
My response to the latter was always that such made no sense. After all, my position all along was that the silence of the people was the empowerment of the leftist, social-communist regime which committed the atrocity in the first place.
I left for my own reasons and I am returning for my own reasons, but the people of Evansville and southern Indiana can rest assured that my decision to leave was without a doubt a political statement. My statement has been made and my point has been proven and so I have elected at this time to return to the Examiner for the same reason.
As for where I have been and why, I spent a great deal of the time caring for my wife. Those who were regular readers will recall that her condition is heartbreaking to say the least.
In that time I also saw my sixth book go to print and an earlier book, a novel which dealt with the political upheaval in the area around Evansville during the decade leading up to the American Civil War has been rewritten in order to reach a larger audience and to better set the stage for a sequel. The new edition should be released later this year.
One thing that has not changed though, has been my concern for the future of Evansville, its surrounding counties, the State of Indiana and the United States as a whole. Sadly, I can honestly say that I see even less chance now of our ever pulling out of this downward spiral, than at the time of my departure.
There are, however, a few glimmers of hope on the horizon, and as time allows I will be examining these individuals from the point of view of what their election might hold for Evansville’s future and that of the outlying region. A few of these individuals include Ron Paul and Rick Santorum who are among those vying for the Republican nomination for President and Mrs. Kristi Risk, who is seeking the party‘s nomination for U.S. Representative in the infamous “Bloody 8th,” which now includes Spencer and Dubois counties, as well as its historical heavy weights of Evansville and Terre Haute.