February 2, 2015
Darkness allows evil to flourish. Whistleblowers are the flashlights that show the spotlights where to shine. In a perfect world once the evil is spotlighted it is eradicated. In a perfect world whistleblowers are celebrated. We do not live in a perfect world. Hence the importance of protecting whistleblowers’ anonymity and the absolute necessity for free speech whether through main stream or social media.
The retribution and retaliation heaped upon anyone daring to blow the whistle on corruption never ceases: one is ostracized and ‘red circled’. Everyone praises your integrity and courage but no one wants to hire you. IMHO they fear exposure of known and unknown problems in their businesses. So while they’ve ‘got your back’ and give lip service to supporting you, they are jamming the knife deep.
There are those few intrepid, courageous patriots who understand our United States Constitution and believe in the necessity for absolute freedom of speech. Men and women who stand and oppose any infringement upon our inalienable rights and who march to the beat of the First Amendment.
One such is Douglas Handshoe. Another Bobby Truitt. I know these two men personally and can attest to their fortitude. There are others no doubt with whom I am not acquainted and whose motto also may well be: “I may not agree with what you say but I will fight to the death for your right to say it.” Continue reading “Whistleblower Guest Post | Anne Vandenweghe: “Darkness allows evil to flourish””