Why We Publish McHenry County Response

By Rich Rostron - Editor

McHenry County Response is dedicated to the defense of free speech, individual liberties and the constitutionally guaranteed rights of American citizens with the understanding that the United States is the last bastion of freedom on the planet. It is the position of our publication that these rights and liberties are under attack in America today and that we have a responsibility to stand up to those who pose that threat.

Response is more than a name; it is a philosophy. It represents a determination to right the wrongs committed by the mainstream media, a mainstream media that has abandoned the last vestiges or journalistic integrity in its unflinching support of the Leftist agenda. We are dedicated to presenting the side of the story that the mainstream media distorts or ignores.

When Hillary Clinton recently suggested that Trump supporters should be “deprogrammed,” she was using terminology that once would have set the country and the media on fire. Regardless of which side of the aisle, the media would have recognized the threat such an idea represented in a free society and would have attacked vociferously. Instead, the mainstream media today ignored what was said and the implications it carries.

For this reason, and innumerable other examples too many to mention here, we recognize the threat to America as very real. We are in a war for the hearts and minds of Americans. The Left is determined to convince Americans to increasingly put their trust in government. We see the utter folly in such a notion and are committed to fighting for freedom of thought and expression.