July 5th, 2021
Dear Loyal Readers,
It is with a heavy heart that I write this communication.
After 16 years of journalistic excellence, I have decided to discontinue the Watchdog.
After 91 birthdays, I simply don’t have the energy and enthusiasm I once did and it’s time for me to step back and finally enjoy retirement.
To be honest, my health has also been failing me a bit of late.
I started the Anoka County Watchdog back in 2005 because I saw a county board out of step with the taxpayers.
Nowhere was this disconnect more evident than with the Northstar commuter rail project, a failed boondoggle and white elephant that has proven us right regarding our opposition.
I would like to think the Watchdog played a role in turning around the composition of the Board and helping fellow Watchdogs keep their local units of government accountable.
The Minnesota Watchdog played a similar role at the state level.
I have enjoyed every minute of fighting the liberals and standing up for core American values like individual liberty and free enterprise.
The fight is ongoing, but more important than ever.
The principles and values that built this country are under assault and the threat is real.
As Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.”
Now it is time for others to take up the torch of liberty and carry it forward.
In closing, I want to thank all of you for your friendship, loyal readership, and your commitment to fight the good fight.
God Bless you, your family, and the United States of America.
Harold E. Hamilton
Welcome to my web site!
I created this website in response to governmental waste and abuse in Anoka County.
Many taxpayers don’t know that our local governments spend millions of tax dollars every year on things like public relations teams, lobbyists, and junkets to places like Hawaii.
Since there seemed to be no place to turn for the “other side” of these issues, I created the Anoka County Watchdog. My intent is to create a one-stop-shop where concerned taxpayers can find fact-supported information and other resources to counter the governmental machine. Many people want to confront their elected officials regarding waste and abuse but feel they don’t have the information they need to make an effective argument. This web site offers that information.
Some of our elected officials in Anoka County have become arrogant and unresponsive, forgetting that they work for the very people who put them in office. It’s high time to hold them accountable for their decisions.
Harold E. Hamilton
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3083 Victoria Street
Roseville, MN 55113
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