Duke Southard

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Relections of Trust

Our pastor this morning used the phrase “failure to trust” as a lynchpin in his sermon. I started thinking about how much my trust in so many things has eroded. His reference, of course, was to the trust we have or do not have in God. My thought drifted to another area, primarily my belief that people are telling me the truth. This belief, for sure, has eroded, and I don’t think that erosion is related to my cynicism increasing with age. I think it has to do with the reality that the truth has become a tool to stretch, to bend, and even ignore if it suits one’s purpose.

For example, I no longer have any faith that all leaders in our government, no matter which political persuasion, will tell the truth if it will damage their cause. What is amazing to me is that sometimes the cause is not all that important compared with other critical issues.

Another example: (and you knew this was coming) I no longer trust what the police have told me about the Stacey Burns murder case. It’s been years since I heard the quote from a NHSP source that an arrest is “imminent.” Was that the  truth at the time? Who knows? “We know who the killer is.” Is this the truth or wishful thinking? In this case, I pray every day that my “failure to trust” is misplaced and an arrest is really “imminent.”

“Failure to trust” is not a good thing. Everyone would admit that. However, in today’s world, is it any wonder that it is so difficult to have that kind of failure?

Sorry to be so negative-I’m often referred to as a hopeless romantic when it comes to believing in people and assuming they are acting in the best interest of others. Lately, leaders in our country are working hard to prove that it is indeed hopeless to believe what they are telling me.




3 Responses to Relections of Trust

  • Wayne says:

    “You can’t handle the truth” Excerpt from “a few good men”. Here it is once again in plain and simple speak:

    1) Stacey Burns was murdered to cover-up much larger crimes associated with illegal drugs and a well connected drug syndicate operating in the Wolfeboro area.

    2) Stacey Burns was also killed to gain protection from the New Hampshire Bar association (NHBA) members and the New Hampshire Supreme Court Attorney discipline office. Her murder fits a specific profile of other murders in New Hampshire that likely caused the resignation of a former NH district attorney. (Note: Protection granted! Immediately after her murder one of the most egregious documented cases of extortion, conspiracy to commit fraud and other crimes were squashed by this committee of lawyers).

    3) Stacey Burns was targeted because of a possible connection to the person that filed the complaint with this government agency (no direct connection existed, only the appearance of a connection). Not only was a report filed and distributed months before her murder against this law firm but a book was also being circulated at the time of her murder. This book exposed the illegal practices of this law firm in particular and the NHBA in general.

    4) Mother’s day 2009 was chosen for this assassination because Ed Burn’s had an alibi. The affairs of Stacey and her boyfriend Jim Vittum were not known at the time of her murder. The likely intent was to throw suspicion onto the enemy of this law firm and author of this book. Once Ed Burns alibi was established and Jim Vittum was exonerated, the next in line would be someone with an alterative motive to commit this murder.

    5) The killer was likely a local man with connections to this illegal drug syndicate and possibly a former police officer. (Note: speculation only based upon events involving the theft of illegal drugs, the direct connection to this law firm, the arrest of a former Wolfeboro police commissioner, the knowledge and ability to stage a murder scene and other factors).

    Attorney X and the X & X law firm are a criminal organization operating as a legit business entity in Wolfeboro. They use the legal system of New Hampshire as a cover for their criminal activity like a terrorist hides in a day care center. The murder of Stacey Burns was likely an execution based upon the knowledge any investigation of their practices would then be covered up (100% true and accurate). The NHBA, the attorney discipline office and the district attorney’s office all assumed Ed Burns killed Stacey Burns and this murder fit a specific profile. This “protection” was the motive for her murder. Roberta Miller was likely killed because she was a witness to these crimes. This makes these government based agencies a party to these murders. The same person that killed Stacey Burns likely killed Roberta Miller as well.

    There you have it once again. People not only lie to each other, they lie to themselves.

  • jim says:

    Mr. Southard; trust your instincts. This is what “draining the swamp” looks like. Eventually pajama boys like Jeffery Strelzin will either be exposed or just go away. And your wrong about the NHSP, the problem is NOT on Hazen drive, it’s on main st, And another thing, it’s looking like Wolfeboro police chief Rondau may have botched the “great dane” case by doing what he does best, running his mouth. One more thing HAPPY 50TH baby,

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