I’m half tempted to stop right there and make this our shortest article on record.
Actually, everybody should read NOQ Report. But realistically we have to consider first who does read NOQ Report and then potentially who will read NOQ Report in the foreseeable future.
My own expertise is based upon many years dealing with national security issues, particularly those relating to border security. Having spent most of the last 50 years in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin, it is quite natural that I approach things from this perspective.
Our other writers bring their own experiential body of knowledge to apply in the articles they compose. In any given day, you may see items about the political candidates, breaking national and international news events, national security and foreign relations, sports and entertainment, sanctity of marriage and sanctity of life, biblical perspectives and so much more.
Publisher JD Rucker brings this all together for your benefit in a very professionally produced and maintained website. He authors many of the premier articles himself and actively communicates via social media.
In a bit under two and a half months since my first article in late February, I have contributed over 40 original compositions to NOQ Report. You can see them all listed in the one place here. If you bookmark this and revisit it later, please remember to refresh the screen for most recent articles.
I put my articles together using voice recognition on my mobile phone and then submit them to JD by email. Remind me someday to write about my humorous experiences with voice recognition technology. I sometimes wonder what weird people programmed this feature because sometimes unless I enunciate words clearly, slowly and one at a time, the words on the screen are nothing like what I intended. A few even make me laugh out loud. But I digress.
When the thoughts come to me about an important topic which I want to address, first they reverberate around in my head for a while and I mentally compose an outline. Then when there appears to be enough to go with, my most important consideration is: “Who will be the audience?”
Since I was just a child, I’ve always been an abstract thinker who asks not only what but why. I proofread a completed article several times before submitting it. Then I look it over thoroughly after it has been published to ensure there are no typos or other miscues.
I realize it is audacious, but I present data, analysis and conclusions as though they are going straight to decision-makers for whom they will make a vital difference. Realistically, I know that is a high hurdle to clear.
I never really know for sure who has read, let alone who has seriously considered, the information I provide. Positive feedback is generally much more scarce than negative feedback in the world at large. It’s human nature to let folks know what you don’t like rather than what you do about their activities. Fortunately, to date I haven’t received much negative criticism regarding either content or style.
It has always been frustrating to me that Hawaii gets very little serious attention in world affairs. Oh yes, almost everybody remembers the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Few there be these days who actually were around to remember that first-hand. I wasn’t.
So, after last year’s midterm elections in Hawaii when all our local liberal media deliberately buried the conservative agenda and ran defense for their Democrat benefactors, I have had the opportunity to avail myself of NOQ Report’s reach both here in these islands and beyond. I am happy to learn that some members of the Hawaii Republican Party have begun to take notice of my observations and recommendations, whether or not they agree or endorse them.
My purpose is to provide information. What people do with that information once they get it is up to them.
So, the first element of my personal target audience here at NOQ Report are elected officials and politicians here in Hawaii, and more importantly the voters here in the 50th State. I’m not yet committed to supporting any conservative candidates in next year’s election. First I want to stress conservative concepts and constructs. Then we can think about electing better people.
When I write about national politics, I am directing it at the political parties and the candidates who may or may not ever actually read it. If they don’t, hopefully some of their advisers will. Or at least those who either vote for them or don’t vote for them will have access to these facts that I provide.
When I discuss building a wall and other border security matters, I try to put myself into the minds of administration officials and legislators who will determine what actually happens. I do have some background in that area, but I’ll save more details of that for another time.
As a veteran who spent five-and-a-half years on active-duty back during the Vietnam era with assignments in the Philippines and Okinawa, I also attempt to visualize what our military leaders are facing. If I were in their place, I would want to hear all sides of every issue and not just what somebody thinks I want to hear. Prudent decisions factor in consequences that may have previously been underplayed. A wide range of perspectives is an invaluable asset.
I always do my utmost to remember the majority of our audience on the United States mainland. I have lived in Oklahoma, Missouri, Oregon, California, Texas and Virginia. I’ve also spent some time in Georgia. Sometimes a detached objective reaction and response can be conducive to infusing new ideas into a situation for those who reside elsewhere.
I follow all the articles so expertly written by other NOQ Report contributors. They do a tremendous, remarkable job of helping follow breaking news of events around the world each and every day.
I will mention here that we are all strictly volunteers. Our rewards are not financial, but rather the satisfaction of knowing that we have done our part to enliven the national discussion of crucial issues. If even one tidbit benefits a decision-maker in doing the right thing, though we may never be privy to that fact, it is a realistic objective of our work. Personally, I sleep very well at night.
A growing number of national figures are now following NOQ Report. This includes elected officials, media personalities and celebrities. I won’t attempt to name any names here, but if you follow @NoqReport in Twitter, you will see replies and retweets from them.
I expect the Democrat-controlled Hawaii media to ignore us and hope we’ll go away. In their hearts, they would have to admit to themselves that they realize that ain’t gonna happen. But the last thing they want is to give us publicity. That would endanger their own monopoly in the arena of voter influence. But I am confident that they now know that NOQ Report exists and that we will be the factor that conservatives lacked in 2018 when the 2020 election season gets underway.
In whatever state you are reading this, and I refer here to your State of the Union, not your state of mind, please apply the ideas that I’ve just been presenting and adapt them for your own environs. Consider NOQ Report as a cutting-edge tool for the advancement of the conservative and Christian message.
I encourage you to share a wide range of NOQ Report articles with your family, friends, neighbors, elected representatives and voters who will determine next year whether we steady the course or revert to failed liberal policies of the past.
You can determine the logistics of how best to accomplish that. Hard copies. Facebook. Twitter. Email. Word of mouth to recruit new readers who will access the timely articles as they come out.
I want especially to say a word to those who have large followings in social media. While it wasn’t for NOQ Report per se, I can cite one recent example where just a mere ♡ in Twitter by Lt Col Allen West led to over 52,000 views within just a couple days.
We may say something you agree with one moment and something you don’t the next. But if you appreciate and respect unbiased reporting and journalistic integrity, you can do yourself and NOQ Report, as well as the country, a great service by interacting with what you read here.
A ♡ or reply or retweet could do wonders to make your constituents aware of the worthwhile go-to resource we provide. I’d personally like to see some of our NOQ Report articles be made part of the Congressional Record.
Then, when @RealDonaldTrump is in the bedroom of the White House residence tweeting from his phone at 3 a.m. EDT … nahhh, never mind, let’s don’t go that route. 🤙🤙🤙
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