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Whose Government Is This, Anyways?

By Greg L | 25 September 2008 | Prince William County | 14 Comments

Prince William County, like every other locality in America, conducts employee training in order to ensure that public employees are equipped with all of the skills and training they need in order to do their jobs to the best of their ability.  County Police Officers receive training at the FBI Academy at Quantico Marine Corps Base.  Numerous other employees attend conferences that help them learn how to do their jobs, and professional development courses are offered in a wide variety of disciplines.  You’d expect that these courses, because they take employees away from their regular duties, are very carefully designed in order to provide the best value possible, to make best use of taxpayer funds and provide the highest training value for our public employees.

Well, sometimes that’s not quite the case.

I find it fascinating that county employees are using videos produced by a highly partisan political activist in order to provide training (or perhaps indoctrination?) to public employees.  If there happened to be value in showing employees the statements of county residents made at citizens time, this video certainly would have been available from Mr. Rapela who is in charge of the video broadcast from Board meetings and broadcast on the county’s cable channel.  County training program, county-owned video footage, well, putting those two elements together would seem to make sense.  But instead of using the available public resources, Mr. Rapela coordinates with Eric Byler in order to use Byler’s videos instead.

Now why would someone do this?  We can only speculate, but the unique way in which Mr. Byler selects what is included and edits his videos likely has a big part in the allure that some feel for the product of his “creativity.”  Mr. Byler’s videos regarding the illegal immigration debate are just as partisan as those shown on his “United For Obama” videos.  He’s certainly free to have and present his viewpoint, but it is quite another thing to have that viewpoint endorsed by county employees and used to set the standards which all county employees are expected to meet.  That’s what training does, folks.  It identifies the standards folks are supposed to meet and instills within them a desire to meet those standards.

Was the public ever informed that the county’s training programs would start promoting Eric Byler videos?  Were our elected officials ever informed?  Of course not.  This is just another expenditure of taxpayer funds by county staff lacking any degree of oversight, review, or even so much as a question as they ensure that the county staff recieves an adequate political indoctrination. While the public is expecting that the county staff will be serving their interests, instead they are enrolled in the liberal cause.  You’d think that if this were a laudable thing to do, county staff would be advertising what they’re doing rather than only relinquishing evidence of this practice when a citizen files a Freedom of Information Act request.  Since it’s not and they know it, this has been kep from the public.

Our elected officials better take control of our county government, because it is without a doubt entirely out of control, only providing the illusion that the public is actually in control of their own government through their elected officials.  If this really is our government, we darned well better take ownership of it.

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  1. starryflights said on 26 Sep 2008 at 12:40 am:
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    These REALLY makes me mad!

  2. No1UKnow said on 26 Sep 2008 at 6:23 am:
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    “Hispanic Children Will Rise”


    If I was at Blockbuster, that title would make me wonder. Surprised they’re not asking for a bootleg copy of “Day Without a Mexican”.

  3. Naughtius Maximus said on 26 Sep 2008 at 6:34 am:
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    This is disgusting. We should clean house the way Herndon did.

  4. Johnson said on 26 Sep 2008 at 7:37 am:
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    Racist propaganda. Heads need to roll, quickly. Wonder why the illegals loved PWC before the Resolutions? Liberal crap!

  5. Mr. Anon said on 26 Sep 2008 at 8:04 am:
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    Don’t sit here typing, pick up the phone and make some calls today! This site is meant to inform, not absorb all the anger you have. Our government employees need to “feel your pain”.

  6. Pat.Herve said on 26 Sep 2008 at 8:45 am:
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    Create some videos of your own, and contibute.

  7. James Young said on 26 Sep 2008 at 9:24 am:
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    Pat makes an interesting point. Would such videos be as warmly received? Somehow, I doubt it.

  8. Tyler Durden said on 26 Sep 2008 at 9:58 am:
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    The apologists’ honeymoon with the county employees will soon be ending.

  9. starryflights said on 26 Sep 2008 at 12:37 pm:
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    The PWC employees are being indoctrinated. This is unacceptable! I am surprised none of them have spoken up about this!

  10. starryflights said on 26 Sep 2008 at 12:49 pm:
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    Why are our county employees so receptive to Eric? Is there money or favors being exchanged? He appears to have unprecedented and inappropriate access. What is the video being discussed about Foreign Invasion? Is this pro-illegal alien or anti-illegal alien? Have any of our elected officials that supervise these employees received any campaign contributions or favors from Eric or groups with this agenda? How can we find out?

  11. Arlington Minority said on 26 Sep 2008 at 2:24 pm:
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    A truism to always keep firmly in mind is that bureaucrats work only for the survival of bureaucracies. All other considerations are peripheral, collateral and secondary–including the agendas of elected officials.

  12. Tom Ridge said on 26 Sep 2008 at 4:26 pm:
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    As I said before when the Police Chief was meeting with foreign agents secretly, where there is a sign of impropriety, without accountability, we must assume improper activities are occurring and those responsible must be held accountable.

    The rule of law, accountability and transparency are necessary for a democracy to survive, without them none of us are safe.

  13. Johnson said on 26 Sep 2008 at 4:29 pm:
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    From my dealings with PWC non-LE employees, I find that they lean to the left.

  14. Just Asking said on 26 Sep 2008 at 4:33 pm:
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    Has any law been broken…or even close to being broken? Is there any way to bring a law suit?

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