"When the going gets tough, the tough get going" is a popular American English proverb meaning “When the situation becomes difficult, strong people are able to step up and handle it? Attributed to both John F. Kennedy's father and the American coach K. Rockne, it was also popularized by a Billy Ocean song.

Those who are lacking in toughness are individuals who give in to fear and their own insecurities. It has been said that God has not given us a spirit of fear or timidity but of power, love, and a sound mind. The definition of a sound mind is “having the capacity to think, reason, and understand for oneself."

The best in law enforcement among us are the last people to cut and run but instead are known for running (often lights and siren) into danger as protectors of our society for the greater good.

It must be no different in our response to cut and run cancel culture. It is those who choose to indoctrinate rather than seek information leading to educated reasoning that are seemingly disingenuous in cries for change and reform. Growth in neither knowledge nor remedy occurs without the ability to gain insights to facilitate our own individual critical thought abilities in search of best outcomes for our tomorrows.

As we have grown to emerge as one of America's leading recognized magazine publications, BLUE magazine has been afforded many opportunities for interviews with numerous law enforcement leaders and advocates. In this issue you will find fascinating interviews of two people who, among others we know, represent toughness personified to an extreme level... President Donald Trump and also My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell.

We continue to share the thoughts of some of the best intellects known to us. Check out the list of our all-star team of writers which comprises some of the greatest people we know who take the time to share their knowledge, actions and best practices. In the spirit of the unity we experienced on the heels of the unconscionable terrorist attack on 9/11/2001, let's keep reaching out for one another as we continue to promote, peace, safety and the best possible outcomes both now and ahead of us.

Joel E. Gordon, Managing Editor