TVOI News Staff Report
Throughout human history it has become imperative for the inhabitants of the Earth to revisit trials and tribulations of old in order to gain a new perspective and perhaps even arrive at a new conclusion. Doing so reshapes our ideas of the present and unravels comfortable illusions of the past. Bringing into question that which has been laid down as fact has the propensity to expose previously unknown variables. Within the last 100 years society has seen tragedies unfold events which seem to take our notions of reality and our lives by surprise with sometimes disastrous outcomes. However, as we watch this march of time roll out endlessly before us, we come to the irrevocable conclusion which leaves us in a state of low-level anxiety. Like a splinter in our collective conscious we sense that all is not well. Spellbound by state sponsored misinformation and pieces of truth, we are led to drink from the poison well but not before paying the toll-man.
Uneasy and timid, we pledge allegiance to that colored flag which hurts us least, never thinking to draw up our own banner. That feeling being painted against a backdrop of feel-good media and an all out attempt to keep the status-quo. There is something amiss.
What have we found from revisiting the stories of The Great Depression, the Kennedy assassination, The Gulf of Tonkin incident, 9/11 and the like? Outright lies? No, for blatant falsifications form a precarious edge for even the most powerful of men. What we have discovered are pieces of the truth which hemmed and stitched together lead us to a version of the truth, a distortion; one that does not invite question or dissent. It is neatly packaged, labeled and sold under the guise of objectivity. For the very act of questioning business-as-usual results in the demonetization and ostracism of the utmost patriotic, those righteous indignant whose refusal to accept any less than the truth built America itself.
Let us revisit a man whose reputation, livelihood and career were tarnished, discredited and battered to the point of almost no return.
The predictable media circus ranted and bantered across all county lines with News at Nine updates chock full of loaded questions and out of context sound bites, ignoring the subtleties of the situation, the pettiness of the indictments and the myriad of parties who would benefit from his conviction.
As a protest, for the sake of brevity and a motion in favor of logic and reason, the timeline of trials, accusations, acquittals and indictments will not be discussed and dissected ad nauseam. Instead, let us paint a picture of John T. Bujak with his true colors. After earning his degree from the College of Idaho, John enlisted into the United States Navy. Not satisfied with run-of-the-mill rank and file, John sought a path to a higher calling, loaning indefinitely his mind, body, and soul to the arduous task of becoming a Navy SEAL. For those unaware, this endeavor borders on futility. The test-of-will and training itself bears a staggering 75% attrition rate, only a handful ever make it through. Success or not, every individual leaves that small group of men with the true meaning of Honor, Courage and Commitment emblazoned upon his psyche.
From that moment on, every action, promise and undertaking are bound by these principles. The burden that accompanies constant awareness of your deeds and actions reverberates into every thought, intention and behavior. Enter the man who embodies the spirit of a Soldier, a willing servitude and indebtedness to Truth with no chance of parole. An Honorable Discharge knows not an ounce of shame.
Injury comes as a risk in the territory of Seal training. The inherent implications of such an honorable bestowing reveal dedication and allegiance to the betterment of all Mankind, without so much as a fleeting thought to the self. After coming home John continued to uphold the oath he so solemnly swore: To protect and defend the Constitution of The United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic.
After graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law, John was granted the right and privilege to practice law in Idaho beginning 1997. Showcasing a natural talent in supporting The Law of The Land, John served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, A deputy Attorney General and general counsel to the Idaho Human Rights Commission. In 2008, he was elected by an overwhelming majority as the Prosecuting Attorney of Canyon County.
While Idaho remains largely unnoticed by the Republic at large, we are not immune to the corruption of power, lobbying, dualistic party politics and cronyism. While performing his elected duties, John became privy to the reality of these damaging occurrences. As with all Powers that Be, manipulation of The State is commonplace, and dissent is ferociously sniffed out and eradicated by any means necessary. “Good Old Boys” as they are known, are characterized by cabals and camaraderie which seek to perpetuate self-interest, circumvention versus transparency and retaliatory tactics against dissenters via media, all the while touting party rhetoric and passing bare-minimum legislation to lull the constituency. Judicial and legislative members need not be named.
Having in mind the good intentions of those who were elected alongside him, John sought to initiate positive change. Planning to utilize his capacity as a lawyer and his loyalty to the Constitution, John brought the legitimacy and policy-making decisions of the “Good Old Boys” into question. A Patriot by all metrics. While serving as the Prosecuting Attorney for Canyon County, John began formulating a plan to run for the Office of Governor for the State of Idaho. Coincidentally, career politicians, local attorneys and media outlets ordered a witch-hunt, a crackdown on county corruption. With innocence and Truth at his back, John stood tall before all court cases at the Sate and Federal level, representing himself. The opposition brought in Specialty Attorneys from The District of Columbia, local prosecutors donned cowboy hats along with a cold, calculated approach whose end goal is disgrace, armed to the teeth and out for blood. John arrived with nothing but a briefcase and a pen. The beauty of a legal system with checks and balances is the power of an impartial jury. After 3 years, several State cases and a Federal indictment, John remains an innocent, free man and continues to practice Law.
Judge a man by his deeds and the promises he keeps.
Having the mental fortitude to subject himself to the toughest Special Forces training in the world, become a respected intellectual, well versed in the law, integrity to stand against “the Good Old Boys & crony politics, represent himself successfully in court at ALL levels, rebuild his career after YEARS of UNJUSTIFIED disgrace and still continue to push for the Governorship should tell even the harshest critic that this man has conviction and is bound to do what is right by the people of Idaho.
John T. Bujak is running on a Libertarian platform, but understands that people have historically been uneasy of third party platforms. He also recognizes that many Idahoans do not want another term with the incumbent Governor, but do not necessarily want to elect a Democratic Candidate. Who will fill the gap? When asked about the prospects of success of a Libertarian platform John’s emphatic response can be summarized here:
“There are many aspects of Libertarianism that I agree with such as small, limited, effective, efficient federal government, truly free-market principles without government interference or monopolies, State’s rights and individual liberties that are not infringed upon. However, if a situation arose in which I did not agree with the parties platform, I would uphold the Constitution. Every time, no questions asked.
Exactly when the ability to read the writing on the wall or to read between the lines was lost is inconsequential.
It is high time a resurgence of critical thinking take place.
The current conditions of this country would see that true patriots are demonized and thrown to the wayside, all in the name of political convenience. Whistle-blowers, Libertarians, Constitutional Lawyers, Constitutional Sheriffs and Veterans are increasingly being seen as a threat. This should undoubtedly tell you that our Government has changed, and it is up to the People to protect that which we hold so dear. The smell of protest is dissent.
Written following an interview with John T. Bujak.