Spread the love

From The Publisher – April

We are patriots that love our community and our nation.

We DON’T riot, vandalize, burn buildings, or hurt others to show what matters to us.

And unfortunately, there are those that mistake that restraint – and common sense – as a sign that we don’t really care… or that we aren’t as passionate about our beliefs.

I believe it’s the exact opposite.  It’s the love of our country and our core beliefs that prevent us from acting out and causing destruction simply to get attention.

However, we still need to come together and make certain that our voices are heard.  We also need to create opportunities for our community leaders to both hear our message and share their own.  We need to provide platforms for them to SPEAK and share ideas – WITHOUT filters, warning labels, or other restrictions.

On Saturday, May 1st – ABATE of Ohio will be hosting their Annual Motorcycle Awareness Rally in Columbus. (page 12)  They stage at Farrow Harley-Davidson and then riders are escorted downtown for a RALLY and call to action on the steps of the State Capital.  ABATE does this every year for US – as RIDERS.  It’s a chance for our riding community to speak up and be heard by our state leaders.

Thank you to Mike Stock – State Chairman of ABATE of Ohio – for organizing this event each year  and everyone that helps or simply joins to the ride to support them.

Similarly, I’ve chosen to support events such as the PRESIDENTIAL GALA (pg. 47) being held on May 20th..  And even if you’re not from Geauga County or able to attend; I’d ask that you like, follow, and share it to your friends and family.

This is a grass roots event to help support local leaders and those in need.  

We cannot simply leave it to big business or billionaire socialists to fund community activists and positive local leaders – or we might just find ourselves in a mess….  possibly even worse than the one we find ourselves in now as a nation.

So what’s the solution?  We get out and show our support of those that are trying to make a difference.  

The folks that are STILL FIGHTING for our rights and the values we share.  And on May 1st and 20th – we have such opportunities.  We need to mobilize and support GRASS ROOTS community events such as these – and we need to HELP SPREAD THE WORD!  And even if we feel like we are down and we may have lost a round, we cannot give up on the causes we believe in.

As BIKERS, we often RIDE TO BE HEARD – and as a publication representing our community, we help promote such RIDES.  Whether it’s our own RIGHTS AS RIDERS, our basic FREEDOMS, or a cause that we believe in – such as supporting VETERANS or those challenged by ILLNESS; we come together and RIDE TO BE HEARD as a riding community.

That’s our job – and DESPITE all that we’ve been through over the last year and challenges that appear to be on the horizon, we remain committed to the fight and supporting those making such efforts.

That’s what we do.

And stay tuned for more to come…. 2021 is just getting started.

Ride safe – and RIDE TO BE HEARD!

Sincerely, 

D. A. Smith

Publisher

We are patriots that love our community and our nation.

We DON’T riot, vandalize, burn buildings, or hurt others to show what matters to us.

And unfortunately, there are those that mistake that restraint – and common sense – as a sign that we don’t really care… or that we aren’t as passionate about our beliefs.

I believe it’s the exact opposite.  It’s the love of our country and our core beliefs that prevent us from acting out and causing destruction simply to get attention.

However, we still need to come together and make certain that our voices are heard.  We also need to create opportunities for our community leaders to both hear our message and share their own.  We need to provide platforms for them to SPEAK and share ideas – WITHOUT filters, warning labels, or other restrictions.

On Saturday, May 1st – ABATE of Ohio will be hosting their Annual Motorcycle Awareness Rally in Columbus. (page 12)  They stage at Farrow Harley-Davidson and then riders are escorted downtown for a RALLY and call to action on the steps of the State Capital.  ABATE does this every year for US – as RIDERS.  It’s a chance for our riding community to speak up and be heard by our state leaders.

Thank you to Mike Stock – State Chairman of ABATE of Ohio – for organizing this event each year  and everyone that helps or simply joins to the ride to support them.

Similarly, I’ve chosen to support events such as the PRESIDENTIAL GALA (pg. 47) being held on May 20th..  And even if you’re not from Geauga County or able to attend; I’d ask that you like, follow, and share it to your friends and family.

This is a grass roots event to help support local leaders and those in need.  

We cannot simply leave it to big business or billionaire socialists to fund community activists and positive local leaders – or we might just find ourselves in a mess….  possibly even worse than the one we find ourselves in now as a nation.

So what’s the solution?  We get out and show our support of those that are trying to make a difference.  

The folks that are STILL FIGHTING for our rights and the values we share.  And on May 1st and 20th – we have such opportunities.  We need to mobilize and support GRASS ROOTS community events such as these – and we need to HELP SPREAD THE WORD!  And even if we feel like we are down and we may have lost a round, we cannot give up on the causes we believe in.

As BIKERS, we often RIDE TO BE HEARD – and as a publication representing our community, we help promote such RIDES.  Whether it’s our own RIGHTS AS RIDERS, our basic FREEDOMS, or a cause that we believe in – such as supporting VETERANS or those challenged by ILLNESS; we come together and RIDE TO BE HEARD as a riding community.

That’s our job – and DESPITE all that we’ve been through over the last year and challenges that appear to be on the horizon, we remain committed to the fight and supporting those making such efforts.

That’s what we do.

And stay tuned for more to come…. 2021 is just getting started.

Ride safe – and RIDE TO BE HEARD!

Sincerely, 

D. A. Smith

Publisher

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