I have no words….I just got the official “officer down” email today, even though I knew it had happened. But the email alert just reminded me again. Dennis, you didn’t deserve this. Nobody did. And we miss, need and love you.
Step, I miss you so much, and it hurts me so very deeply to know how you were taken down. I just pray to God that it was quick, and that you just went to sleep. But I know that it didn’t matter to your brethren officers on the scene as they screamed at you “HANG WITH US, STEP! DON’T LEAVE US… STAY WITH US, STEP!”
I can only hope that you were already walking with Jesus. Please help us understand, and give us comfort in our time of loss. But also remind us of what we had with you while you were with us. We should rejoice in the fact you were part of our lives, but it doesn’t make the parting any easier.
Folks, I’m telling you… after I was lucky enough to find out about this article in the Gwinnett (Georgia) Business Journal this week, I was asking myself that very question. Why in the heck doesn’t Congressman John Linder run for President? I listened to the 45-minute interview for the article, and read along with the transcript. You know what amazes me? This is a true common-sense man. It’s no wonder he’s been a shepherd for relieving the United States of the 16th Amendment for the past 10 years. You might not recognize his name, but you will definitely recognize the name of the book he co-wrote, and the legislation he wrote – “The Fair Tax.”
Not in history that I can I recall has there ever been a book to open at #1 on the New York Times best-seller list and stay there for two weeks in a row, which was about the United States Tax Code. Boring, eh? Well, aparently you haven’t read “The Fair Tax.” John’s gotta give his hat off to Neal Boortz, Libertarian talk-show host here in Atlanta, who wrote most of the book. Neal’s depth of knowledge of the tax code and its history, the abuses and wastes of the system as it stands, and his wry sense of humor make it not only a very easy read, but a pleasurable one, as well.