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About the Publisher

J. Basil Dannebohm is the Publisher of The Dannebohm Dispatch. He is perhaps best known for his sardonic observations of current events. 

All too acquainted with controversy and attacks, both secular and religious, he is sympathetic to those dismayed by the division and extremism that exists on all sides of modern 'civilized' society. 

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During his early professional career Dannebohm served in several high-profile public relations and marketing positions primarily within the newspaper, television, and radio industries. Later in his career, he would devote his time to public service, advocacy, and various ministerial endeavors.


In September 2012, Dannebohm was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease -- this would be the first of a number of neurological complications he would endure as a result of a medication he was prescribed during his adolescence. Later that year, he chose to step away from the corporate world and returned to Kansas after residing in California. After returning to his home state, Dannebohm became a sought-after speaker and consultant on rural economic development, and tourism. He served as Governor Sam Brownback’s appointee to the Kansas Commission for Disability Concerns and the Kansas Library Commission. Additionally, he served as administrator of his hometown’s Chamber of Commerce.

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​In 2014, Dannebohm was becoming a respected political consultant and civic leader. It wasn’t long before he was tapped to run for public office. After much hesitation, he eventually submitted and became the only non-incumbent candidate to run unopposed during the 2014 election. He was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 113th District. He quickly discovered, however, that Parkinson's and politics don't mix. On February 24th, 2015, after serving only 42 days as a legislator, Representative Dannebohm resigned citing health reasons. Shortly after leaving office, Dannebohm devoted his time to several projects aimed at promoting Parkinson's disease awareness.  

Though he had left behind a career in politics, Representative-Emeritus Dannebohm observed that the political divide was increasing at an alarming rate. In an effort to understand both sides, he acquainted himself with various causes and concerns - both secular and religious.


After thorough research and often first-hand involvement, he concluded that while there exists a major divide in society, "both the left wing and the right wing are part of the same bird." 


He resolved that by and large, both religion and society, have arrived at the same dangerous crossroads: a disregard for the sanctity of human life, an assault on the traditional definition of gender and family dynamic, an increase in violence, persecution, divisiveness, confusion, and despair.

Aware of the limitations as a result of his failing health, and dismayed by false accusations, personal attacks, "gotcha" journalism, and the "circular firing squads" that exist both in politics and religion, Dannebohm chose to depart the limelight and enter the Divine Light, embracing sacred silence. 

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Despite his neurological setbacks, Dannebohm's mind remains considerably sharp. However, in order to maintain a sense of mental balance and spiritual peace, he stepped away from most forms of distraction to lead what he considers a "quasi-eremitical," private life. Since adopting a more interior way of life, Mr. Dannebohm no longer accepts invitations for interviews or speaking engagements. 

Though he has entered into obscurity for the most part, he launched The Dannebohm Dispatch in 2022 as an outlet from which he could exercise his mind by offering commentary rooted in the firm belief that calm minds and sound doctrine will always prevail. He hopes the website serves as a calm alternative to what he calls, "divisive, narcissistic noise."

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