JOE: . . . you heard in the recording, let them know, I’m preparing them emotionally and mentally for this. Uh, so, I don’t know how long this is gonna take, uh, Kentucky is one of the worst, uh, has some of the worst corruption in family court and CPS. . .
There’s a new page up, for those keeping count. Here it is.
It’s quite obvious that either Joe or Nicole or both are running it. It’s all the same stuff they’ve been putting up for ages. Old stuff. Nothing new.
But there’s this.
“one of the most corrupt states in the country.”
Wow. That’s terrible.
Here’s the article that the page is linking to. It’s on the official government FBI site, so gee, it has to be totally accurate, doesn’t it?
I mean, I’m an evil statist. That means I just buy into everything the evil government tries to sell me. Right?
Well, not exactly.
Here’s the sentence that caught my eye, and Nicole’s eye and Joe’s eye.
A 2014 study by Harvard University’s Center for Ethics identified Kentucky as one of the most corrupt states in the country.
I took that sentence and plunked it into the Google machine just to see what Harvard University actually found. I mean, “one of the” is a sort of broad statement. What does that mean, really?
First off, it doesn’t mean what you think when that sentence is pulled out and used in the FBI article. I’m frankly a little surprised at what is essentially a bit of yellow journalism there.
Here’s the first sentence.
Although corruption is not endemic in America as it is in several other countries, it does exist.
Okay, so to start off, we’re not talking about some widespread, horrible thing here.
When you read on down, though, you begin to see that Kentucky is listed, and listed pretty frequently, but so are a whole lot of other states. When you say “corruption,” you then can narrow that down to “who is corrupt” and “in what way are they corrupt.”
Just look at the study yourself and see what I mean.
No corruption in state officials is good, however, it happens, and it happens pretty much everywhere.
And where does it seem to happen most in Kentucky?
U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey agreed stating, “Public corruption is a terribly destructive force throughout Kentucky and has been a particularly pernicious problem in certain areas of the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Oh, it’s worst in eastern Kentucky. Oh. You mean, as far as you can get from Breckinridge County and still be in Kentucky.
Nicole and Joe have been trying for a very long time to create a narrative that they are the victims of a corrupt county government that is out to get them for some reason.
It is a violation of federal law for any federal, state, or local government official to receive anything of value in exchange for or because of an official act.
That’s the definition used in the FBI’s article.
Exactly what “thing of value” would some local official be getting in exchange for an “official act” against the Nauglers? Seriously? What?
I know there could be a situation where somebody bribes an official to condemn land because the somebody actually wants the land at fire sale prices. In fact, the Naugler leghumpers have suggested that as a reason for the poor Nauglers being “harassed.”
But have you seen the Naugler land? Nobody wants it. The Nauglers got it trashed and since then have dumped human waste all over it and trashed it further. It looks far worse now than it did before they started (and I’ve seen Google Earth photos to prove that).
Oh, yeah, the state wants the beautiful, intelligent, perfect little Naugler kids so they can sell them.
No, they don’t. They have done everything in their power to keep those kids with the people who should be providing for them. They have leaned over backward. They’ve been lax, lax, lax. Joe and Nicole have both said that people have expressed surprise that they got the kids back so rapidly. If the state actually wanted to sell the kids to make money, they would not have been returned.
In fact, Nicole said outright that they purposely chose to move to Kentucky because of Kentucky’s “lax homeschooling laws.”
When you cannot get along in Kentucky, and keep running afoul of the law, you’re really in a world of hurt.
Nicole, you’re going to have to try harder.