Sometimes You’re the Windshield, Sometimes You’re the Bug
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Gal 6:9
Sometimes as we confront the sexualizing of our culture we take it on the nose for a variety of reasons.
It is tough to experience a defeat as we did at the hand of DA Steve Howe and his trashing of the Citizens Grand Jury’s investigative process.
Is it interesting that our lack of success was showcased in the KC Star , above the fold, front page and become a political cartoon. KC STAR STORY Probably to no ones surprise the Star for the most part has been less than complimentary towards our work and they took the opportunity to spike the football.
I must confess that to fail so publicly on the front page was hard. I had to lick my wounds for a couple of days and prayerfully consider the options now before us. Hope springs eternal. This is not the first defeat I have experienced and although past success is sweet and is my preferred outcome…it is the sting of a setback that has always been most instructive and more often than not lays the patient groundwork for a greater victory.
Some strategic partners and thinkers were quick to contact me and point out that the DA’s acts, his contempt for the Grand Jury process and his expediting of its quick demise was so egregious and obvious that his victory will be short lived and in fact…a gift. The pro-life community suffered a similar unjust handling of the Planned Parenthood case from the same DA’s office. This may be just the thing that will help link the purity and pro-life energies this next legislative session.
We are already in the draft mode of rewriting the Grand Jury law to truly secure its future robust independent investigative charge and process. DA Howe’s willful and clumsy overstepping of his authority was just the catalyst needed to wrest the Grand Jury process from the hands of those who have increasingly manipulated the outcome of the peoples court.
We smelled out the DA’s office’s ill intent and pointed out their unauthorized acts of usurping the process, a week prior to the impaneling of the Grand Jury. DA Howe and two of his assistant DA’s ignored our written demands that they cease their witness tampering and investigations. All investigative authority emanates from an impaneled Grand Jury, not the DA’s office. All three are now in the pipeline for a disciplinary hearing to explain their contempt for and usurping of the Grand Jury investigative process.
Our filing of the seven page detailed ethics complaint isn’t sour grapes in response to the Grand Jury’s dismissal after a few short hours. We saw it coming and called it. Our ethics complaint was filed prior to the unjust action that short stopped the Grand Jury’s oath and charge to investigate the truth, THE WHOLE TRUTH, and nothing but the truth.
To quote Woodrow Wilson ” I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.”