Water Gun Bad, AK-47 Good

Water Guns vs. Drones, AK 47s & Missiles May 25, 2015

So the Boy Scouts of America are bravely banning the children’s game of Water Guns? How interesting—water guns BAD, AK 47’s GOOD! The blatant hypocrisy is breathtaking.

Guess what—water guns don’t kill, but war weapons do…hmmm, but the non-lethal kid game is bad & lethal WMD’s are just fine, in fact, HEROIC.

Insanity in the first degree.

Wasn’t long ago kids happily were exercised in imaginary games with rubber guns, cap pistols, BB guns, water balloons, dodge ball, pea shooters, and nobody thought a thing about it…boys were allowed to be boys. Even some girls got in on the fun. Guess mumbly peg is out because it requires a pocket knife.

Suddenly, as the political correctness poisonous disease spread, children became so “fragile” that they must be “protected” at all costs. At first they weren’t to be expected to learn too much by demanding academics or to behave properly in school as that might be stressfully damaging…gasp, some kids are brighter or work harder than others—not fair! Then cops & robbers and cowboys & Indians were out, much less holding your hand in such a way as to imitate a gun!

Now water gun fights are a NO NO for Boy Scouts, that is until they reach the age of 18 when they are suddenly expected to learn to use lethal weapons to murder strangers & destroy property in foreign lands and considered heroic for doing it, perpetrated by a phony “war on terror” concocted by neo-cons in the 90’s & catapulted into reality after 9/11 for American global hegemony, citizen control and the super enrichment of the elite.

The little kids are taught that pretending to shoot guns (or even drawing a picture of them) is totally unacceptable during their “sensitivity training” in the government fool system, and then all at once they are magically expected to be able to kill, maim, and destroy anyone, anything, anytime they are ordered. How sane is that?

Witness the hugely successful movie “American Sniper”, based on a mountain of lies about the so-called hero who actually admitted to enjoying the killing, no matter the victim, & whose real life was far from exemplary. A sniper in an unconstitutional, undeclared war of aggression & preemption, built on lies & subterfuge, is not a hero, but rather an evil villain capable of murdering innocents whether child, woman or man anywhere he’s told. Think Randy Weaver. Think Jade Helm. And don’t forget those brave remote control pilots of killer Drones!

Read or watch Orwell’s “1984” where the population is totally indoctrinated/submissive and continually terrified by daily reports of bloody terrorist happenings “over there”, so they are willing to fight & die in eternal wars for the “homeland” like mindless robots. The U.S. has been attacking foreign sovereign nations for decades now, which are no threat to us but who are excoriated when they try to fight back. They do have valuable resources however, e.g. witness the explosion of the Afghan poppy fields that were nearly eradicated before our invasion and are record size now (tons of Heroin), not to mention the oil & gas in the entire region. What legitimate national interests does it serve the U.S. to occupy countless countries & to destroy not only people but priceless antiquities, lost to the world forever?

Keeping the U.S. economy on life-support through outsourcing, insourcing and massive legal & illegal 3rd World immigration guarantees the supply of desperate unemployed young people flowing into the military for the paychecks, as well as the delusional “warriors to keep us free”. (What freedom?) Pity the exploited.

Is it any wonder that the rate of military suicides is through the roof? Especially when they discover they have been sent as cannon fodder to bloody wars based on lies & deception for the benefit of an Industrial/Military/Financial complex, certainly not for them or their families back home. So much for “freedom” which has become an illusion at best. (Think Patriots Acts , NDAA, NSA, IRS, FEMA,BATF, ad infinitum.)

Insanity in the first degree.

The children are being mentally murdered in plain sight by the public fool system, by design and often assisted by their complicit ill-informed parents & “mentors” who have swallowed the PC poisons & spew them onto the gullible, vulnerable children, e.g. your life belongs to “others”, i.e. the Collective.

The death of common sense and decency is the death of an entire society. This has been accomplished by the Cultural Marxist design based on Critical Theory (pound relentless criticism on anything noble or good that is in Western Civilization) & Political Correctness which turns everything upside down & inside out. Much has been written exposing this movement…do the research.

Tyrants always target the ignorant, gullible young because they know that is where their ultimate victory/success lies.

Pity the young…without intelligent, well-informed, strong parents, they are not equipped to understand, much less to fight back. The PC Boa Constrictor is squeezing the life out of our society and the affected majority barely whimpers & cowers in fear. Fearful of inanimate words or pictures that might offend someone, but cheer on the bloody murders they’ve been brainwashed to believe will keep them “free”. Propaganda reigns, empirical evidence be damned.

Banning water guns is just one more PC Boa squeeze of breath out of the barely living victims. Surrender your paint and ropes…..paint ball and tug-o-war is next.

Barbara McCutchen

Must War be our only souce of jobs & exports?


Lockheed dangles the bait (a bribe)—an $87.1 million bait. May 24, 2015

The callous Arkansas branch of the national War Party (Republicans) will snap it up, hook, line & sinker!

Giving some thought beyond the bait, the Governor is lobbying for more undeclared wars resulting in more murdering of innocent children, women and men, wholesale destruction of other sovereign nations which offer no threat to the U.S. by the U.S. government in its eternal quest for global hegemony/supremacy under the aegis of fighting the phony “wars on terror”. The murdering of innocents by mad dog snipers, drone pilots, strafing, torturing and other real acts of terrorism classified by military commanders and DC neo-cons as “collateral” damage of non-combatants, and the public yawns and/or cheers.

Elected pathological elites are detached from reality—note the verbal and voting record assaults by U.S. Senators Boozman and Cotton. Recently, Friday, both voting to reauthorize the Bush II freedom-killing Patriot Act…Boozman for the third time and yesterday, Saturday, both voted for Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Act, a pact that will further destroy middleclass employment in the same manner NAFTA, GATT, etc. has done. Conservatives, you say?

Essentially, Arkansas citizens are conferring their approval for electives to lobby for more preemptive wars, for any number of reasons; malaise, ignorance, silence, self-service and/or political party commitment.

Look passed the possibility that acceptance of the bait will create 600 jobs, think what the bait contains, its cost and what it really means…the manufacture of 55,000 Joint readiness vehicles. Can you envision the ramification of 55,000? That alone is a proclamation that telegraphs to everyone who is willing to exercise a thought process, there is absolutely no plan for the DC & state governments (lobbying) to pursue, initiate, and/or negotiate peace agreements/treaties. Their battle cry is “Eternal War for Eternal Peace”.

The Dept of Defense & military commanders have ordered on multiple occasions thousands of mechanized vehicles and other equipment to be left on the battlefields resulting in said equipment falling into the hands of ISIS, jihadists, Al Quada, etc. Purposely?

Here is Gov. Hutchinson’s statement that is no different than betting “on the come”, “An $87.1 bond issue to help Lockheed land a military contract that COULD bring 600 jobs to southern Arkansas”.

Lockheed is the largest munitions manufacturer in the world, has mountains of DC lobbyists, accompanied by huge controls over the U.S. Congress. Lockheed NEEDS NO HELP from the Arkansas State Governor & the General Assembly to secure the aforementioned contract in money or political influence—the fix is in. Follow the money! Bribery is the sinister means of doing government business & “favors” follow.

The national Republican War Party is desperately campaigning to increase next year’s defense budget from $57 Billion to $67 Billion…a criminal financial ($18 TRILLION debt) and military effort by any standard and the six towers of corruption from Arkansas are right in the mix. All clamor for more funding…lest you’ve forgotten, these are taxpayer dollars.

Lockheed has yearly cost overruns that total in the billions subsidized by citizen taxpayers, e.g. the F-35, unsafe to fly, regular fires in the cockpit, a failed massive computer system, & pilot helmets that are dysfunctional.
It is stated that the $87.1 Billion payback will take 15-20 years.

Let’s keep them Wars agoin’, it’s good business! Yes, it is for corrupt politicians that are inextricably coupled to the military/industrial complex and through citizen ignorance, have allowed these brutes who have corrupted our Republic to languish in the halls of government their entire lives. Again, gross stupidity.

Have any of you given thought to the terrible price the U.S. and its so-called adversaries have paid thus far by the misadventures created & orchestrated by 2 former and 1 current American presidents & their neo-con handlers—Clinton (the Balkans); GW Bush (Iraq & Afghanistan—-he passed the unconstitutional freedom taking Patriot Acts nullifying the 4th & 10th Amendments, all built on lies & more lies, all the while plans for invasion of Iraq were fashioned in the 90’s, and known as the Wolfowitz Doctrine that simply states “We (the U.S.) shall have no rival and will use any force necessary to insure victory”….observe the blood and treasure wasted during the last 14 years.); Obama (Libya, overthrew the democratically elected president of Ukraine, the multi-attempts to overthrow Assad in Syria (the only bastion for Christians in the Mideast), illegal immigration that has changed the face of Western Civilization forever, NSA/global spying, and soon to be Jade Helm—pitting citizens against the U.S. military. The aforementioned 3 were & are enemies of civilized society.)

The aforementioned presidents should be tried for high crimes. Recall Bush stating the Iraq invasion would be a cakewalk, followed by some years later on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, “Mission Accomplished” & his memorable reference to our Constitution as “just a G.D piece of paper”. A high-born thug.

I quote highly decorated Marine Major General Smedley Butler from a speech he gave in 1933, “I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the Bankers. There are only two things we should fight for, one is the defense of our homes and the other is THE BILL OF RIGHTS.” “War for any other reason is simply a racket”.

Obviously General Butler’s words have no meaning for Gov. Hutchinson who has been ensconced his whole adult life in big government; a big government man will never go against the government/military/industrial/banking cabal.

From Hutchinson’s past government role as titular Administrator of the DEA, the question must be posed—are there any lingering or current relationships between Lockheed-Martin & Hutchinson?

Joe McCutchen

P.S. irony—the same day Hutchinson bloviated about Lockheed came a story by John Lyon of the Ark. News Bureau which stated “Arkansas ranks 51st in food security, 48th in income level, 20% of families earning income below the poverty level”, etc. etc. yet they are expected to supply tax dollars and young unsuspecting people to serve as cannon fodder for the elitists in their political war atrocities. ONWARD TO WAR WITH AN $18 TRILLION FOXHOLE BUDDY! KILL, KILL, KILL.

Socialized Healthcare: The Cruelest Form of Forced Redistribution

May 16, 2015
Sounds like a provisional Marxist to me—that would be Republican Senator Jim Hendren, a 20 year veteran of the rock’em & roll’em Arkansas State Legislature.

Read his words that were printed in the T. R. today.

“Hendren said then that the firm’s proposal was too focused on finding ineligible Medicaid recipients who could be “scrubbed” from the rolls. He also said the firm proposed to have most of its work done within four and a half months, which he said was too brief a time for the scale of the project. “ (How does he know and if he does know what is the need for an expensive Consultant?)

What could be more laudable than kicking out welfare cheats, of which there are tens of thousands in Arkansas, and hiring a company that obviously is not taking advantage of the system, i.e. TAXPAYERS. Bravo. Sen. Hendren is obviously comfortable with doing the exact opposite.

In this regard, it appears that he is surrounded by fellow travelers, i.e. Senator David Sanders and Rep. Charlie Collins…and throw in House Speaker Jeremy Gilliam.

All want to dump previously hired consultants, The Stephens Group, and hire the Public Consulting Group of Boston—WHY? Anything emanating from Boston is highly suspicious, particularly if you are a constitutionalist.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson had the chance to remove Obamacare, i.e. the Affordable Care Act and/or the Private Option once and for all from Arkansas, but did not have the political will or the integrity to do so.

The aforementioned, in my mind, are intent on foisting an incremental Marxist healthcare system on the taxpaying citizens of Arkansas, with full benefits for all illegals. All of this…Sheer Madness.

After all, Republicans are not only warmongers, but have shown themselves to be provisional Cultural Marxists (forced redistribution)—OBSERVE.

Joe McCutchen

Government Gall: 30 year tax misapplied, So pay up for 10 more!!!


Why would a voter (citizen) cast a yes vote to continue the 30 year 1 cent Sales Tax, formerly & officially known as the 1 Cent Street/Sewer Tax? The official legal title was surreptitiously dropped by city government for the new name (1 Cent Sales Tax) for political cover in order to allow City Manager Gosack and Board of Directors (past & present) to loot at will as if the tax were a General Funding tax.

A vote to continue the street/sewer tax, absent historical facts and specific questions addressed & answered is indeed foolish; particularly when the 30 year street & sewer tax was not applied as it was ordained. An ironclad legal guarantee in writing by the City Manager, the Mayor and the current Board should state every “rolling penny” must be spent on streets & sewers and should be demanded by citizen voters. At this juncture, why would any sane citizen presume to think the Fort Smith city government will change its present dubious & perhaps criminal conduct in their spending of the street/sewer taxpayer millions, if extended for another 10 years, and it will be?

A letter appearing in the Wednesday April 22 edition of the T.R. written by Scott Stuart stated in eloquent fashion why money should not be diverted from the 1 cent street/sewer tax to fund trails. However, Mr. Stuart, in his letter, unfortunately did not use the official name of the tax, i.e. THE 1 CENT STREET/SEWER TAX.

What Mr. Stuart fails to point out in his letter “vote no to the proposed diversion of money from an already inadequate street/drainage tax”. Absolutely not inadequate, if the 30 year street/sewer tax had been applied as so ordered by citizens. The City Directors & Manager refuse to answer how the 1% Street/Sewer Sales Taxes were spent. Simply put: the 30 years earmarked 1 cent street/sewer tax has generated $600 million…$20 million per year, and has been and is being misappropriated and diverted, and again, there could possibly be criminal involvements. All City Directors, Mayors, & City Managers from 1985 to the present have been involved in tawdry practices, whether they know/knew it or not. What makes one think anything will change unless citizen legal force is exerted? The city of Fort Smith is awash in tax dollars and in this regard, the Arkansas Times reports “Arkansas is 48th in government services provided”. “In spite of being in the top ten in what we pay to state and local government, we are in the bottom three in terms of what we get from state and local government”.

If the 1 cent street/sewer tax had been properly applied from say 1985—1995 the sewer/drainage systems would be perfectly functional and the streets in excellent condition. We would not now be faced with a 12 year $500 million federal directive, numerous fines, and new problems with sewers & streets occurring weekly. City Manager Ray Gosack should be fired and investigated immediately.

Residents are now faced with double taxation, rising rates, the streets a shamble, putrid sewers, numerous fines, all due to Fort Smith city government’s ineptness, coupled with other deficiencies. During the 12 year EPA mandate, the $500 million federal edict could easily balloon to $750 million. Recall, Gosack has been embedded in city manipulations for 22 years. Why continue to bestow $20 million per year on such a dysfunctional & questionable entity, accompanied by self-serving insiders?

April 15, 2015 I posed the question to City Directors Catsavis & Lau—What is the dollar amount of cash and convertible assets (bonds, C.D.’s, royalties, insurance, etc.) that the city possesses at this time, as opposed to the city’s fixed assets (buildings, equipment, etc.)?
No response. I believe that neither of these gentlemen have the foggiest idea what the fiscal assets of the city are, and if they did they would probably be fearful to divulge the dollar numbers even though it is a citizen right to know. In all likelihood the city has millions stashed away as is the case with most cities. Two questions must be directed at the City Board—should the 1% street/sewer tax be continued, if so WHY? Just how much does the city have in cash reserves?

History and evidence indicate the fix is in: if serious citizen analytic consideration was applied to the 1 cent tax matter, does anyone believe there are not ample funds to satisfy the alleged police/fire pension deficits? If there is doubt that pension funds are not available, police & fire unions would be screaming. Same scenario (is money in fact presently available?) for the promised (undeserved) raises for the 900 city employees. The appearance of a bait & switch operation. The day after the election or soon afterward, the above deficiencies, in all likelihood, will rapidly disappear.

If there is an actual shortage of pensions for police & fire, the City Manager as already stated should be fired and the current Board resign en masse.

The misplaced focus of city government, enabled by city elitists, e.g. Griffin, Sicard, & the Chamber, etc. have dual purposes. One is to enhance the property values & future incomes of said elitists, much of which is being subsidized by city, state, & federal taxpayers, while at the same time, the city government and the elites are playing to the ignorant (absent facts) Bread & Circus crowd through their new & proposed entertainment venues, e.g. trails, walkways, bike paths, sharrows, et al.

In this case, less than 50 well-placed F.S. residents are being used to influence, through indoctrination (mostly untrue), the thought processes of 89,000 residents and perhaps 250,000 in the 3 county propose alliance.

Then to the proposed Marshal’s Museum, taking a larger & larger share of the taxpayer pie to subsidize what initially was billed as a private enterprise project. Griffin & Sicard are the prime movers and if it reaches fruition they will divest their financial responsibilities and it will be quickly inherited by one or more government agencies.

A little fatigue by the self-serving insiders’ use of the penny, “IT’S ONLY A PENNY” & “KEEP YOUR PENNY ROLLING”, but very successful, after all, that little penny generates $20 million+ per year and allows the Fort Smith city government to continue its lavish spending and financial diversions while the city deteriorates.
One would be led to believe, in view of recent alleged city monetary deficiencies and fines, all embarrassing, and very expensive, that said government would make a gentleman’s agreement demanding the 1 cent street/sewer tax would be spent on exactly that, city streets & sewers.
Instead of engaging in the proper functions of city government, entertainment has seized the F.S. stage.

Why the sudden push for 87 miles of trails? Laying a plotter on a map, 87 miles would translate into a distance from Van Buren, AR to Henrietta, OK. Is this not pause for objective thinking? The push for extensive networks of trails in all communities is not a recent phenomenon, part of Agenda 21’s grand plan.

Therefore; what is the Grand Plan? Is there more to the trail systems than meets the eye? Absolutely!

Appearing in the T.R’s edition of 4/28/15 was a letter to the editor signed by Drew Linder, the Chairman of the F.S. Trails Commission. Spewing the company line, Linder made some outlandish, unsubstantiated claims designed to indoctrinate. To whit:

1. “Citizens told our committee that continuous trails are a priority”. By what authority? Why are trails a PRIORITY? How many citizens attended the 4 regional meetings? About 50, most self-servers, e.g. owners of bicycle shops, etc. and a 501c3 NGO (Frontier) run by a Marxist sympathizer.
2. “Tax will continue to go toward (?) streets and bridges”. Either Linder is ignorant or prevaricating. As previously pointed out, the 30 year 1 cent tax was specifically earmarked for streets & sewers, and the tax for the most part, was and has not been applied to streets & sewers. Nowhere was it a bridge tax. The streets are as rough as the Appian Way and the sewer system stinks.
3. “Many reports demonstrate the economic benefits in cities that have extensive trail systems”. There is not one shred of empirical data that substantiates the above claim.
4. “They are (trails) especially attractive to young people like M.D.’s, engineers, etc.” So what does that prove? More nebulous utterings promulgated by city government & NGO’s.

Trails are a small part of the global governance commitment. The ultimate use of the 87 mile trail system in Fort Smith & across the nation is simply designed to ultimately restrict & restrain various modes of transportation and movements of people, while concentrating residents into high density central locations—stack & pack.

The Bread & Circus crowd marches merrily along, subsidizing their own demise/loss of freedom through the many taxes they/we are forced to pay. REDISTRIBUTION.

Will the 1 Cent street/sewer tax be extended? Absolutely! Replete with a new name. Will the 3 county (Crawford, Leflore, Sebastian) trail system be authorized? Absolutely!

Gosack and his consummate enablers will celebrate another of their tax victories by clanking their champagne glasses behind closed doors while the Bread & Circus crowd will celebrate in the streets by Callin’ them Hogs!

Manipulated and subverted powers by government, enabled by the Bread & Circus crowd who are more than willing participants are glad to go along for the ride.

We, the Republic, have long since descended into a totalitarian morass called COLLECTIVISM.

Joe McCutchen www.arkansasfreedom.com


An off-the-wall Times Record editorial published Friday April 5, 2015, titled “Increased Sewer Rates Inevitable” April 13, 2015

Quotable statements by Madam Editor, City Manager Gosack, Mayor Sandy Sanders & Director Mike Lorenz were mind-boggling.

The year 1989, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Consent Decree to immediately upgrade various components of the Fort Smith city sewer system.

Recall 4 years in advance of the initial EPA edict, in 1985 citizens voted for a 1 cent sales tax that was specifically earmarked, designating one half for streets and one half for sewers. During the ensuing 30 years the 1% sales tax generated $600 million, and obviously was misapplied, misappropriated, diverted, or all of the above.

2014 the EPA issued its final verdict that directs the city of Fort Smith to spend $480 million over a 12 year period to revamp its sewer system and also accompanied by a $300,000 fine. Any fool can readily understand that in 12 years there will be inflationary concerns, cost of doing business, cost overruns, ad infinitum, and in all likelihood reaching an ultimate cost of $ 3/4 Billion, meaning the residents of Fort Smith will pay for sewer upgrades that will cost well over twice the 12 year, $480 million EPA demand, that is if the city government had followed the city’s vote & trust along with the initial EPA decree. Then there is the sorry state of affairs pertaining to streets, also neglected.

The year 2014, City Manager Ray Gosack & his entourage were summoned to go to Dallas by the EPA. Returning from the meeting in Dallas, Gosack proclaimed like a conquering hero, that the deal HE (not the EPA) cut was a great deal. The arrogance of Gosack’s words is revolting.

Since the initial 1989 EPA mandate was ordered, Fort Smith has had 7 City Managers that have willfully disregarded the ‘89 demand by the EPA, couple that with all the City Boards who have been elected during the past 25 year period, and certainly applies to the present Board.

Gosack has been a key player in city government for 22 years. The present City Board, absent Director Pennartz, has been in power 35 years cummulatively….so why did the T.R. give the present Mayor, Board, & City Manager a pass? Did they have to wait for an invitation from the EPA before enacting what should have been done & completed and was voted on 30 years ago?

The following quotes expressed in the Times Record by Gosack & others are the height of absurdity and express in a woefully deceptive manner that the incompetence’s (massive debt & possible criminality) the residents are now facing are recent occurrences rather than the 25 years of actuality.

Madam Editor…”These are the guys who, almost literally, are cleaning up the mess left by earlier Boards”. These “guys” are a part of the mess. Madam Editor, City Manager Ray Gosack has been buried in this diversion for 22 years, it’s not a “mess” it is a financial calamity. The City Board had no other option but to accept the $480 million decree and a $300,000 fine, most of which Gosack bears the blame. Why are you not calling for the immediate resignation/firing of Gosack and an independent audit of city finances? Why did it take another EPA demand to force the present Board to comply with past decrees?

A quote from Gosack, “If a Consent Decree had not been approved by the city the Federal Government would have sued the city in Federal Court”. Some revelation by Gosack. Why did Gosack, accompanied by some past City Boards, put the city in these fiscally debilitating circumstances? Why didn’t Gosack think of that 22 years ago?

Trying to placate both sides, Madam Editor wrote “on top of that there would have been another $1.5 million for legal services, waiting longer to raise rates only would have increased the price and perhaps added new fines to the total”. More brilliant deduction and never does the editor or any of her reporters ask the question “Where did the earmarked $600 million go?” If city government will not obey the federal government demands, they certainly will not obey city voter demands.

Similar asinine statements were made in the editorial by Director Mike Lorenz and Mayor Sandy Sanders, but never an apology or even an excuse for their part in blowing the dedicated $600 million Street/Sewer tax from all the above.

Finally, Madam Editor states, “So we congratulate this Board for doing the dirty work”. Congratulating a City Manager, City Board & Mayor who had part in misapplying, misappropriating and diverting $600 million of taxpayers hard-earned money is an abuse of the word congratulate and a hard slap in the face of citizens, they are the problem.

The time is rapidly approaching when the ringing plea will be heard “KEEP YOUR PENNY ROLLING”. (Slogan to encourage votes for continuing the tax) Financed in large part by Griffin, Sicard, the F.S. Chamber of Commerce, & other self-serving interests.

The Bread & Circus crowd indoctrinated with Pavlov’s dog’s experiment will rush to the polls to “KEEP YOUR PENNY ROLLING”, producing millions for trails, bikeways, sharrows, signs, Marshall’s Museum, Water Park, Softball Fields, fluoridation, while at the same time, allegedly not having the capacities to fund Fire & Police pensions, proposing across the board 8% raises for all city employees, terrible streets, a $300,000 fine and the $480 million Consent Decree………and the beat goes on.

Joe McCutchen

P.S. Ward #1 Director Keith Lau, in Sunday’s edition of the T.R. seems to be expressing a desire to reintroduce transparency in city government, an extremely huge advance in transparency could be made in this Tuesday Board meeting by he or one of the other Directors asking City Manager Gosack publicly why he was one of the major instruments in diverting the 30 year $600 million. Furthermore, Director Hutchings, asking for less time on citizen appearances at Board meetings is laughable due to the fact that he is a preacher, and I personally take umbrage at any attempt to squelch citizen input.


Censorship, the enemy of freedom.


Think about it folks. Not that long ago the City Board meetings were televised and citizens were allowed to speak/ask questions/give input after most meetings. Those unable to attend could watch the proceedings on their televisions. After the Board was challenged on some issues the TV camera was ejected (too expensive they said), in spite of the fact that private citizens offered to pay for it.

Not long after that, after being questioned and challenged again, the Board barred citizen input except on “special occasions”. Now we have Director Don Hutchings encouraging further censorship by saying 5 minutes is just too long to give citizens to express themselves!

This censorship is an idea expressed by a self-described “conservative” pastor. Sound familiar? (think Patriot Acts, NDAA, et al) Might make one wonder if this is his version of “Do unto others”?

This country was built on free expression/speech, and citizen input is vital to a transparent, healthy governing body…if such a thing is possible, especially these days.

Governing bodies have become arrogant, belligerent, defiant, and self-serving. Any such entity that blocks or ignores the taxpayers’ wishes and concerns is a rogue body, out of control and obviously willing and able to misuse their authority and the taxpayer monies put in their trust.

Once upon a time, discussions & debates could go on for hours, sometimes days in order to come to reasonable, fair conclusions. But now 5 MINUTES is simply too much to ask of our elected & appointed “leaders”.

Is it any wonder taxpaying citizens have zero trust in governing bodies? Why should they when they are told to shut up and sit down, or else. All the while they are the very ones funding the politicrats and their activities. What a tyrannical concept.

If “officials” can’t take the heat, why would anyone want them in the kitchen?

The lights are going out all over the world and another one just went out in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

~Barbara McCutchen

The Scales of Justice Broken



Do you believe Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas General Assembly, Senators John Boozman & Tom Cotton, et al. have any intentions of attempting to solve the horrendous escalations in prison populations whether it be city, county, state, or Fed, other than, perhaps building more beds & prisons? The answer is a resounding NO!

Prisons & Jails are good businesses, profitable businesses, for both government & private endeavors, expands government, and favors suppliers. Prisons & jails are like city-states. They need all products demanded by small communities, and then some. It appears the business of prisons has become a very large, lucrative racket and the “War on Drugs” a miserable, expensive failure.

Case in point: The Times Record printed a story Friday, March 27,2014 titled “Drug Charges Net Fort Smith Man 17 years”, actually the sentence was 17 ½ years followed by 5 years of supervised release, and that in itself, in some cases, is worse than the actual sentence.

The sentence was all about ONE count of methamphetamine possession and intent to distribute.

Yes, the 33 year old man broke the law and should be penalized, but 22 ½ Years for possession of methamphetamine? 22 ½ years? The sentence was demanded by Federal Prosecutor Conner Eldtridge, U.S. Attorney for the Western District Arkansas. The sentence meted out for this young man was/is barbaric and uncivilized, and will be hugely taxpayer expensive, a condition that does not resonate in government.

In the same context, the man found guilty of stealing $272,236 from the Southside High School Band & on a prior occasion, $360,000 from the Missouri Willard High School Band Boosters, Sentence: 5 Years, so says Eldridge on a Channel 5 newscast. Weigh the magnitude of the crimes and sentences and compare.

Eldridge, in defense of his draconian sentence would no doubt stand on the government platform stating the federal law permits that sentence. Think about this again, 22 ½ long years just for having some methamphetamine in his possession and think further the exorbitant taxpayer cost to keep this man incarcerated for 17 ½ years, followed by another 5 years when he may or may not be released.

What will be positively accomplished by the barbaric sentence? If anything, it could be achieved in a much shorter time span—say 6 months to 1 year.

If politicians were interested in attempting to resolve at least a portion of the prison crisis, they would first visit & reevaluate the draconian sentencing laws at all levels of the judicial system, followed by drastic reductions in mandatory sentencing laws, as would be the case in this matter, from 6 months to 1 year, 2 years max followed by the creation of general educational classes based on the individual’s prevailing achieved academic status and professional instruction would last for the length of the sentence. A system reflecting this outline would not be perfect, but a beginning & a civilized approach to incarcerations, probably reducing recidivism and absolutely reducing the horrendous expenditures immensely. Today, the Arkansas recidivism rate, depending on the source, ranges between 45 & 70%. GOT THAT!

Tons of amphetamines & derivatives were legally prescribed from the 1940’s through the 1990’s (the military, weight control, and psychiatrics, etc.) and in the main, society functioned very well. Illicit drugs can be a menace to society with the continuation of prohibition-like laws as the treatment of choice to deal with the illicit drug problem that has proven to be wholly dysfunctional. Yet individuals who are elected, appointed & hired to protect society continue the prescription of failure. As Professor Polya so aptly calls it, “The Coalition of the Willing”.

Federal Prosecutor Eldridge is a political appointee and in all likelihood has never physically examined the inside actual workings of a Federal Prison. I heartedly suggest that he and others in like stations motor east to the federal prison in Forrest City and/or south to same in Texarkana and observe the masses of young prisoners, both sexes, gathered with their young families at visitation time and ask your collective selves, is this not in fact the real institution of criminality—wildly excessive incarcerations? Furthermore, Mr. Eldridge, if you and those of you with like minds spent one day and night in and under prison conditions; maybe you would change your prosecutorial positions.

Just think, like so many who have gone before, the 33 year old William Joseph Alexander has been put into a 22 ½ year vacuum and in all likelihood with prosecutorial vengeance, for a few milligrams or perhaps kilos (2.2 lbs.) of methamphetamine while at the same time similar sentences have incarcerated millions for having a bag or a few bags, or less of marijuana, etc.

The U.S. incarceration at a rate is 5X, YOU READ IT RIGHT, 5X the average incarceration rate of the industrialized world.


What is missing from this screed? The other half of Judicial incompetence & the arrogance & brutality of the entire system. What about the enforcement of 8 USC, Sections 1324a, 1325, 1459, & 1644…all of which clearly states the heavy penalties for illegally entering our country and for aiding, abetting, hiring, sheltering or transporting illegals, all absent prosecutions by Federal Prosecutors.

There are thousands of illegals nesting in the Fort Smith area specifically and Arkansas generally, accompanied by numerous gangs; therefore why is Prosecutor Eldridge not using the many policing agencies & powers at his disposal to round up illegals, the gangs, and their employers and prosecute?

Is it not ironic that Fed. Prosecutor Eldridge can step out the front door of his office, gaze south for a couple of hundred yards, and see one of the bigger violations of 8 USC in the matter of abetting, hiring and employing thousands of illegal Mexicans and OTM’s by a foreign-owned poultry corporation. At the same time Prosecutor Eldridge has no qualms regarding sending a young American citizen to the Big House for 17 ½ years while destroying his potentially productive life.

Federal Prosecutor Eldridge along with all federal officials has sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the rule of Law. All Federal Prosecutors have refused to use & enforce their legal authorities in prosecuting the illegal alien U.S. population and their U.S. employers. At the same time U.S. President Obama has released onto the streets 167,000 foreign national illegal criminal aliens who have been duly prosecuted, serving hard time, and not a word or explanation from the Western District Federal Prosecutor, or any of the rest of their numbers.

While all the above carnage is being dumped on American society, President Obama, unconstitutionally and illegally, is importing hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens and the local Western District Prosecutor, along with his colleagues, have all been muzzled and are obviously willing participants demonstrated by their silence. THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM IS NOT BROKEN—IT IS THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THE SYSTEM THAT ARE BROKEN & CORRUPT.

While Federal Prosecutor Eldridge turns a blind eye to rampant criminal behaviors he has no problem in sending the young man William Joseph Alexander up the river for much of his life. SO MUCH FOR REAL AMERICAN JUSTICE. BREAD & CIRCUSES, YOU KNOW!

Is it any wonder that the United States holds more prisoners per capita than any country around the globe? Nothing to be proud of. By the way, William Joseph Alexander will be 55 years of age, if he is fully released on schedule…for possession of a few grams or less of Meth.

Government has no shame or concern for taxpaying Arkansans and Americans, and is more than willing to let this poisonous spider continue to grow its killing tentacles.

Education in the prison system, accompanied by an 80% reduction in the length of certain prison sentences are possible viable solutions for taxpayer financial and a general societal relief.

Joe McCutchen

Three departments in Arkansas government dealing with Corrections had an increase this year of $20 million.

This followed up by a $40 million surplus and Gov. Hutchinson gets $20 million to spread at his pleasure. The State Senate & House divide the other $20 million to secure their positions & other purposes

Why was this $40 million not returned to the beleaguered taxpaying citizens? The practice is abject corruption by any standard.


Private property rights under attack



The transmitter of SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT legislation to Ark. state legislators is identified as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) an instrument of Agenda 21. Senator Files belongs as do most Republican Senate & House members to this freedom-killing organization.

Agenda 21 proposes and is intended to be implemented on EVERY PERSON on earth…it calls for specific changes for ALL PEOPLE.
563 American cities have already implemented Agenda 21…is Fort Smith one of the 563?

1. LAND…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures & inefficacies of the market.
2. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS…will have to take a backseat to the COLLECTIVE.
4. A VIEW OF WHAT IS NOT SUSTAINABLE—single family homes, paved & tarred roads, dams & reservoirs, power line construction, plowing of soil, raising of livestock, etc. etc. etc. (See “Agenda 21 in One Easy Lesson” by Tom DeWeese,4/6/11, News with Views)

Citizens, have you noticed the recent frenzy induced by the Fort Smith city government or was it induced by the state & federal government, pertaining to Bikeways, Walkways, Trails, and the city/county governments’ activities in promoting Parks, a Water Park, Softball Complexes, etc? Why the sudden interest? Consider, if you will, “Bread & Circuses”, that is keeping the majority of the masses entertained, liken to Pavlov’s dogs, e.g. conditioned responses. In this particular case, entertainment venues compliments of the F.S. city government, but all paid for by gullible taxpaying citizens. The ultimate goal?

A Roman poet, Juvenal, circa AD 100, displayed his contempt for Roman politicians that passed laws in 140 BC to keep the votes of poorer citizens by introducing a “grain dole”: giving out cheap food & entertainment, i.e. “BREAD & CIRCUSES”, and quickly became the most effective way to rise to power. Can you say America today, or in this case, Fort Smith today?

Are these wonderful entertainment venues set in place by politicians and bureaucrats out of the kindred spirit for “public service”, or is there another agenda/motive?

The answer is absolutely yes! It is called “SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”, the god of globalism and its goals. While citizens enjoy Bread & Circuses they are subjected to more indoctrination & conditioning unbeknownst to them. The result is ordinary citizens coming to rely wholly on government for all things provided by the increasing throngs of so-called “public servants” who claim they are diligently laboring to better the lives of us Ordinaries—do you believe that?

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT is the battle cry of the United Nations and U.S. governments, and is vigorously being promoted globally. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT’S progenitor is the U.N.’s Agenda 21=CITIZEN CONTROL.

Now you say, our Fort Smith Board of Directors and other hired public servants, e.g. City Manager Ray Gosack, would never be involved in promoting freedom & property-taking programs. Unfortunately there’s reason to believe some Board members do not comprehend the destructive concepts of SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT and its far reaching deleterious effects on citizens. Be aware that City Manager Gosack and his handlers, accompanied by Sebastian County Judge David Hudson, must be aware of SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. They are longtime wards of government, therefore they do not possess the political freedoms or willingness to govern & advocate with & for independent resolutions. Their voices & acts echo only the instructions meted out by their respective government unions who have no regard for middleclass citizen concerns. OBSERVE!

Have you noticed that all the above listed endeavors, Trails, Parks, etc. have already reached fruition in the quad-cities of NW Arkansas? Do you believe Fort Smith’s efforts are simply a coincidence?

Note the activities of the Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), an unelected Non-governmental Organization (NGO). Circa 2014 the moribund Frontier NGO arose from the sands like a Phoenix and now presumes and in actuality is the unelected chief advocate & promoter for Bikeways, Pedestrian Walkways & the Trails and other development projects, so say some elected officials. Therefore: who are the stakeholders in the Frontier MPO and what is their game? Some would say “public service”, I say, “Go to the back of the class”.

The city of Fort Smith pays dues to an entity called Western Arkansas Development & Planning in the amount of about $26,000 per year. The organization’s function is to take over every facet of citizens’ private lives in F.S. as will be shown as this article continues. The organization has 7 departments, one of which, for example, is RITA (an NGO) and Republican State Representative Matt Pitsch is the CEO, unelected, the authority, funded by whom and how much?

Recent statistics indicate there are at least 22 NGO’s in Fort Smith—all unelected & appointed, exercising immense control & power over our lives.
The Frontier MPO (an NGO) is under the heavy hand of Cultureal Marxist planner Diane Morrison and is funded by the Arkansas state & federal governments. By how much? City sources say, at this point, Fort Smith does not fund, but Morrison claims that the city will contribute for openers $17 million to the projected Trail System, in addition to continuing state & national funding. Morrison is the CEO of the Frontier MPO and is a salaried position…how much & who appointed Morrison & under what authority? Officials relate that Morrison has sole authority over the Trails Project & other development projects. What are the development projects? Are Morrison & her Frontier MPO presently involved in financial arrangements pertaining to the construction of the projected multi-county Trail System?

Another example of elected officials delegating their responsibilities to unelected persons, accompanied by little or no oversight.
Morrison’s website claims she has expertise in 34 areas dealing with SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, all having to do with the reshaping & remodeling (removal of private property) of every facet of the city of Fort Smith and is comfortable using the term SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT in her job description; the reason I label her a Cultural Marxist. Her planning calls for the ultimate demolition of all citizen privacies & rights. It is oxymoronic that Ms. Morrison’s involvement in Cultural Marxist philosophies has to be subsidized by a free enterprise society.

Specific questions have been submitted to some elected officials pertaining to the Frontier MPO and other subjects relating to citizen concerns, e.g. financial contracts made with American Resort Management. At this juncture far more questions arose than were answered—authority, contracts, grants, salaries, etc.. Is it a cover-up or do they simply not know?

FOIA’s have been submitted to City Manager Gosack & County Judge Hudson. The results will be reported.

Under the guise of transparency, city government and the Frontier MPO have previously orchestrated 3-4 “window dressing” meetings to sell the Trail System. Meetings were sparsely attended and in the main attendees were self-servers, e.g. bicycle shop owners. Probably less than a combined attendance of 100 individuals in a metroplex of 150,000 or more residents and being directed by an unelected state/federal body…they and the city government have forcibly & brazenly usurped the rights of Fort Smith citizens.

Citizens, do you want 100 or less individuals to dictate the tenor of business for 150,000-? Why don’t the City Manager, Mayor & Board of Directors take responsibility themselves for the 87 mile inter-counties Trail system and subject themselves to questions regarding SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? Again, statements made by some elected officials would suggest they are oblivious to the ultimate goals of the Trail System being proposed to citizens as eye-candy.

Four more of the so-called public open-houses for Trails discussion are scheduled beginning this month and are to be held in Greenwood, Pocola, Van Buren, and Fort Smith. Certainly not a local program, nor is it intended to be.

Again, the question must be asked—why all of a sudden the volcanic interest in Trails? Do Ft. Smith politicians, bureaucrats & aspiring Insiders possess an insatiable appetite to spend tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to satisfy the desires of a hundred people or less, or is there another agenda?

Yes! it is one of Agenda 21’s children, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Bread & Circuses you know—keep the majority of the masses preoccupied, fat, entertained and uninformed and they will gleefully walk into the flytrap & won’t know what hit them when the tent of freedom collapses. Precisely, the physical & mental state of many if not most Americans.

The majority of the masses are ignorant. The word ignorant is not to be interpreted as denigrating or hateful. It simply means–Absent Facts.

Many Americans, I believe, are aware of corrupt political & bureaucratic shell games, cover-ups, and diversions that impregnate every facet of American governments, but do not understand how to identify.

The implementation of Trail Networks is being pursued globally, instrumented by the United Nations & global governments as Job One and guarantees, in the near term, limitations on the types of transportation allowed, via the gerrymandering of borders, boundaries, traffic patterns, while controlling and limiting destinations. The reconfiguring of housing models (stack & pack), mass rationing & a takeover of all privately held natural resources, e.g. waterways. Additionally another right to be forcibly taken is our right to private property. Laws are being passed presently which provide cover for the unconstitutional & the vile act of private property confiscation; witness Arkansas SB 757 introduced by Fort Smith Republican Senator Jake Files. See below.

Plentiful entertainment venues, incorporated with other so called freebies, make it much easier for governments (police, fire, game wardens, forest rangers, et al) to control and manage populations. Notice: these agencies are all militarized and take their orders from national & international governments and NGO’s, not from you or me.

If you believe government is protecting your God-given & Constitutional rights, you are indeed ignorant (observe the number of laws, regulations, codes, etc. being passed currently by the Arkansas General Assembly—over 2,000). Much of the legislation in this session is being promulgated by outside interests, corporations & “non-profits” (NGO’s), to whit Senator Jake Files’ SB 757 gives the Arkansas state government power to preempt private property, i.e. expand state government’s Eminent Domain capacities, resulting ultimately in the elimination of private property—SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.

In one section of SB 757 there are 15 points that lead to NO RECOVERY FOR CONFISCATED PROPERTY.

The Bill is a quagmire of slick political legalese. SB 757 also limits government compensation to private property owners, denying Constitutional rights.

Senator Files is in the quid-pro-quo business, e.g. $2 million state taxpayer dollars to the projected Fort Smith Marshall’s Museum in exchange for an ownership in a huge softball complex, much if not most is to be funded by taxpayers.

SB 757 was funneled to Senator Files & the Republican dominated General Assembly by the freedom-killing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC is the genesis of much legislation offered and passed in state assemblies.

Realtors, contractors, Morrison with her 34 areas of Cultural Marxism; (e.g. multiple planning’s, grants, outreaches & “place making”, consulting, etc.) attorneys, bureaucracies, government expansion, etc. to name a few will make millions with the implementation of Files SB 757 with the help of his RINO buddies.

To bring that statement even closer to home, if you believe City Manager Ray Gosack and Sebastian County Judge Hudson and their enablers are protecting your rights, you are surely comatose. The above two have been wards of government throughout their adult lives and are instructed via their state & national unions every program they are to institute, sustain, and the mechanisms to be employed.
Citizens, we are in the flypaper. The omnipresent activities of the power-lusting Democrat & Republican parties, if left to their designs, guarantee the flame of liberty will be extinguished, in this case by Republicans.

The City Street & Sewer Sales Tax vote that would in part subsidize the projected SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Fort Smith Trail System will appear on a ballot in May.

Will it pass? Absolutely! Remember—Bread & Circuses & Ignorance. A textbook example of citizens subsidizing their own demise.
The war for the elimination of our freedoms is in full bloom and Sustainable Development is just one of the multitudes of instruments that are being used to control the masses—BREAD & CIRCUSES. Juvenal understood despotic government 100 AD, so why can’t citizens understand in 2015?

Government is and has always been the reservoir for despots.

Joe McCutchen

P.S. There are other significant matters, i.e. the $1/2 billion mandate and the accompanying $300,000 fine issued by the EPA, the anticipated 7-8% pay raises for all city employees, unfunded police & fire pensions, forced water fluoridation, the dysfunctional Convention Center, the proposed Marshal’s Museum, subsidizing downtown property owners, the failed Mitsubishi deal, replete with a plethora of “Bread & Circus” projects—all allegedly short or without funding. Where did the 30 year, $600 million street/sewer tax money go that was earmarked to fix crumbling streets and the dysfunctional sewer system?


The Arkansas Con-Con Con

THE CON-CON (Constitutional Convention) CON MARCHES ON. March 9, 2015

Just what is this collection of RINOS in the Arkansas General Assembly really up to? On the one hand they are trying to create a new amendment while at the same time trying to destroy an existing amendment—Amendment #7 (trial by jury).

The Constitutional Convention being pushed by RINOS in the current Arkansas General Assembly session is allegedly leading toward a balanced budget amendment at the federal level. Oh yeah? The RINOS just recently agreed to accept $200 million or so yearly from the Feds, allowing them to inflate Medicaid (Obamacare).

This endeavor is an absolute absurdity & hoax. The United States Federal Government has not used the United States Constitution & Bill of Rights as their compass since 1861. This can’t be a legitimate endeavor being pursued by the current Arkansas General Assembly with a nexus to other states.

I would challenge any member of the current Assembly to name one (1) Constitutional event that the President, the Senate or the House has been involved in.

War Criminal and former President Geo. W. Bush, if you recall, made his infamous statement “the Constitution is just a “G.D” piece of paper”…that statement was a battle cry that the Constitution was no longer inviolate and since that day the Constitution has been shredded by the criminally corrupt American government, e.g. the neutering of the 4th & 10th Amendments—the bulwarks of former American freedom; years & years of undeclared wars; a plethora of illegal & unconstitutional Executive Orders; the overthrowing of governments in sovereign nations (the latest Ukraine); torture; murdering of American citizens as well as foreign nationals, accompanied by spying, lying, propagandizing political correctness, ad infinitum.

Do the RINOS in the Ark. General Assembly actually believe that a new amendment would actually stop the unconstitutional spending fiesta? ——Now an $18 TRILLION national debt & $120 TRILLION in unfunded mandates. Members of the Assembly—you cannot possibly be that stupid.

The members of the Ark. General Assembly cannot plausibly believe the Con-Con Con they are pursuing is legitimate and in the best interest of the citizens of Arkansas specifically and America generally …………..so, what is really their ultimate goal in the nefarious Con?

Surely they understand that if they are to achieve their goals the Constitution and its demands will, for all practical purposes, no longer exist—it will be attacked by any number of entities pursuing their own personal goals, as I believe the RINOS in the current Ark. General Assembly are doing and who are their puppet-masters?


Joe McCutchen www.arkansasfreedom.com

Huckabee–a Con-Con Conman of the worst order

From: Secure Arkansas [mailto:actionalerts@securearkansas.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 1:32 AM
To: Joe and Barbara
Subject: Huckabee’s Influence on the Convention of States…

Vote NAY, and Oppose any version of a Convention Of States (COS), Article V Amendment Convention, and Compact for a Balanced Budget – in Arkansas or ANY State!

(This bill comes up in the Arkansas House Committee on State Agencies and Government Affairs on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m! This bill must DIE in Committee!)

HJR1003 AN APPLICATION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. (This bill failed of adoption in the House on March 3, 2015. Watch out for this bill! This bill may be going back to the Arkansas House State Agencies Committee to add an amendment and then back to the House to be voted on.)
To see how the Arkansas House voted on this bill, click here.

HB1006 AN ACT TO ADOPT THE COMPACT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES (Returned by the committee “Do Pass”. This bill is scheduled to come up in the Arkansas House on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. This bill MUST DIE in the House.)
Daniel Webster provided these words of encouragement: “Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.”

Legislators, we encourage you to dig for the truth. Don’t be deceived by people coming to you in sheep’s clothing telling you “this Convention Of States is for a balanced budget and this is the only way we can get a handle on the federal budget”. A Convention of States is an Article V (five) Amendment Convention or a Constitutional Convention. The Convention of States is created out of false hopes, dreams, and deception. The supporters of the COS are counting on everyone believing their deception and half truths.

The Progressive Republicans seem to be in control in Washington, D.C, and they do have control of the purse strings. The only safe way to create a balanced budget amendment is by introducing a Balanced Budget Amendment at the Federal Level in Congress. This would require ? of each house and then be ratified by ¾ of the states. The Federal level would still come under U.S. Constitution Article V but it would ensure that there is NO CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. The COS method DOES open the door for a Constitutional Convention.

Now, what do the following three supporters of the Convention Of States (COS) — Michael P. Farris, Curtis Coleman, and Mike Huckabee — have in common? They are all so-called ministers and appear to be preaching the false Gospel of untruths and deception. Speaking of deception, the misleading Convention of States website is full of tricks and stratagems to deceive. Don’t be fooled! There’s nothing in the U.S. Constitution or the U.S. statutes that covers a “Convention of States”.

Statement from Mike Huckabee on the Convention of States site:
“My longtime friend, Michael Farris — who is an excellent constitutional litigator and professor — has joined with Mark Meckler and Citizens for Self-Governance to actually bring [a Convention of States] into reality. I have reviewed their plan and it is both innovative and realistic. I urge you to join me in supporting the Convention of States Project with Citizens for Self-Governance.”

A Convention of States is a project of Citizens for Self-Governance which Secure Arkansas does NOT support! This group is a wolf in sheep’s clothing!
Convention of States Endorsements
This one-page handout (click the link above) summarizes the Convention of States Project, highlights COS-related news clippings, and includes endorsements from Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sarah Palin, Allen West, Sen. Tom Coburn, Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ron Johnson, and Glenn Beck. (All of these people seem to be part of the Controlled Opposition.)

You don’t have to be too smart to understand the ways of the progressives are out to destroy our country and put us all under their control. We can’t let this happen. We have progressives on both the Right and the Left. Don’t let these so-called conservatives fool you. Are you kidding? By their fruits, you should be able to judge them.

In our opinion, Mike Huckabee is a progressive. What else could he be? The policies he’s supporting (shown below) all seem like they were taken from the U.N. Agenda 21 playbook. His record speaks for itself!
1. Huckabee wants to track people like packages using RFID
2. Huckabee is Advised by Council On Foreign Relations 2008 (YouTube video)
3. ”Huckabee is a high-tax, protectionist, big-government advocate of a strong hand in the Oval Office directing the lives of Americans.”
4. “Mike Huckabee urges states to back Common Core” On Jun 4, 2013 – … Former Ark. Governor Mike Huckabee sent the following letter to Oklahoma lawmakers, urging the continued bold adoption of rigorous Common Core.
5. Legality of Huckabee’s Mexican Consulate deal questioned
6. Huckabee’s pardons at issue after police killings

Most of the groups and individuals supporting the Convention Of States are in bed with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Mike Huckabee is one of these individuals, and he actually spoke at ALEC’s 34th Annual Convention in July 2011. ALEC also supports Common Core, water fluoridation, and big government.

Are some Convention Of States’ Key Supporters Connected to Common Core? YES! There is a connection of Common Core to ALEC, Huckabee, National Governors’ Association and U.S. Department of Education. Secure Arkansas’ opinion is that Mike Huckabee still appears to be supporting Common Core because he has a very complex stand on education. We agree with this Oklahoma educator who wrote an informative article to show Huckabee’s stance. Here is just one eye-opening paragraph from her article:
“Huckabee admitted right up front on his show that he is losing a good sized chunk of his TV audience. He then admitted and described a few, but not all, of the problems that are coming from Common Core Standards themselves. Huckabee said, “The term Common Core needs to disappear from the lexicon of education policy.” But a name change won’t change the philosophy or the centralized control policies that have been put into place.”

Here’s a link that shows his letter to Oklahoma lawmakers urging them to back Common Core. Also, Mike Huckabee is co-chairman of Alliance for a Healthier Generation which Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation co-founded. Mike Huckabee is also an advisory board member of Secure America Now with CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) member John R. Bolton and CFR member Devon Gaffney Cross.

Click here for another article that exposes Common Core ALEC corporate connections. Some of these groups are also supporting the Convention Of States (COS).

Do you really trust these groups attempting to change our U.S. Constitution? It looks as though our state lawmakers have taken all the federal grant money they can get their hands on and have jeopardized our children with Common Core curriculum in this so-called Race to the Top.

ALEC Demands Lawmakers Pledge Allegiance – to ALEC December 10, 2013
The State Chair must sign the ALEC form “The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) State Chair Job Description and Agreement” that appears on page 19 through 21 of the attached August 6, 2013 ALEC Board Meeting. One item in the ALEC Allegiance Pledge is:
“I will act with care and loyalty and put the interests of the organization first.” So, you see, legislator loyalty is to ALEC and NOT to the voters they are supposed to represent. Aren’t these legislators supposed to be safeguarding our Constitution?

A letter (shown below) written by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is encouraging state representatives to vote for Rep. Ballinger’s bill, HJR 1003, that calls for a Convention of States. This same letter was also sent to other Arkansas legislators. Please note on the bottom of Mike Huckabee’s letter, it shows “Convention Of States”. Is Mike Huckabee a paid lobbyist for the Convention Of States?

“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; Third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer

Arkansas Legislators, PLEASE vote NO on HJR1001, HJR1003, and HB1006.

Secure Arkansas supporters: Keep calling all the legislators, please!
Tell them you want them to vote “NO” on HJR1001, HJR1003, AND HB1006 (all 18 pages!). We must stop the Con-Con!

Please notify Secure Arkansas about the responses you receive from your legislator.

Title Name Phone Email District
Representative Charles L. Armstrong 501-224-5071 ffa191@sbcglobal.net
Representative Eddie L. Armstrong 501-444-8468 earmstrong4rep@gmail.com
Representative John Baine 870-862-2002 john.baine@arkansashouse.org
Representative Bob Ballinger 870-423-1035 bob@bobballinger.com
Representative Scott Baltz 870-378-1380 scottbaltz@yahoo.com
Representative Rick Beck 501-912-1441 rick.beck@arkansashouse.org
Representative Nate Bell 479-234-2092 nate.bell@arkansashouse.org
Representative Camille Bennett 501-257-7993 camille.bennett@arkansashouse.org
Representative Mary Bentley 501-333-2297 mary.bentley@arkansashouse.org
Representative Charles Blake 501-425-9824 charles.blake@arkansashouse.org
Representative Justin Boyd 479-262-2156 justin.boyd.pharm.d@gmail.com
Representative Ken Bragg 870-942-5269 kenbragg@windstream.net
Representative David L. Branscum 870-448-2408 davidlbranscum@hotmail.com
Representative Mary Broadaway 870-236-9800 mary@marybroadawayarkansas.com
Representative Karilyn Brown 501-580-9000 karilyn.brown@arkansashouse.org
Representative Charlie Collins 479-283-9303 clcollins6@cox.net
Representative Donnie Copeland 501-297-4857 donnie.copeland@arkansashouse.org
Representative Bruce Cozart 501-627-3232 bruce.cozart@arkansashouse.org
Representative Andy Davis 501-837-5109 andy.davis@arkansashouse.org
Representative Gary Deffenbaugh 479-719-8197 Gary.Deffenbaugh@arkansashouse.org
Representative Jana Della Rosa 479-236-3060 dellarosa4arkansas@gmail.com
Representative Jim Dotson 479-644-0740 jim.dotson@arkansashouse.org
Representative Charlotte V. Douglas 479-276-7777 charlotte.douglas@arkansashouse.org
Representative Dan M. Douglas 479-619-9231 dan-douglas@sbcglobal.net
Representative R. Trevor Drown 479-857-2498 trevor.drown@arkansashouse.org
Representative Lance Eads not available lance.eads@gmail.com
Representative Les Eaves 501-827-1344 les.eaves@arkansashouse.org
Representative Jon S. Eubanks 479-438-0533 Jon.Eubanks@arkansashouse.org
Representative Joe Farrer 501-743-6855 jfarrer@suddenlink.net
Representative Deborah Ferguson 870-735-7098 deborah.ferguson@arkansashouse.org
Representative Kenneth B. Ferguson 870-413-8942 kenneth.ferguson@arkansashouse.org
Representative David Fielding 870-234-6143 david.fielding@arkansashouse.org
Representative Charlene Fite 479-414-1818 charlenefiteforstaterep@yahoo.com
Representative Lanny Fite 501-794-2228 lanny.fite@att.net
Representative Vivian Flowers 501-329-8356 vivian.flowers@arkansashouse.org
Representative Mickey Gates 501-623-1100 mickey@mickeygates.com
Representative Jeremy Gillam 501-729-0042 jeremy@growing45.com
Representative Justin Gonzales 870-245-6365 justinrory@yahoo.com
Representative Bill Gossage 479-667-2122 bill@billgossage.com
Representative Michael John Gray 870-347-6000 michael.gray@arkansashouse.org
Representative Michelle Gray 870-368-4729 michelle.gray@arkansashouse.org
Representative Kim Hammer 501-840-3841 kimdhammer@yahoo.com
Representative Justin T. Harris 479-871-8542 Justin.Harris@arkansashouse.org
Representative Ken Henderson 479-970-4850 ken4arkansas@gmail.com
Representative Kim Hendren 479-787-6500 kim.hendren@arkansashouse.org
Representative Mary P. “Prissy” Hickerson 903-826-3119 prissy.hickerson@arkansashouse.org
Representative David Hillman 870-830-3004 dhillman@futura.net
Representative Monte Hodges 870-281-6878 monte.hodges@arkansashouse.org
Representative Grant Hodges 479-381-9513 grant.hodges@arkansashouse.org
Representative Mike Holcomb 870-489-7177 mike.holcomb@arkansashouse.org
Representative Douglas House 501-590-1055 housedouglas@gmail.com
Representative Lane Jean 870-234-5433 l_jean@sbcglobal.net
Representative Joe Jett 870-276-5319 joe.jett@arkansashouse.org
Representative Bob Johnson 501-982-1975 bobjohnsoncpa@gmail.com
Representative Jack Ladyman 870-340-7280 jackladyman@gmail.com
Representative Sheilla E. Lampkin 870-723-6449 Sheilla.Lampkin@arkansashouse.org
Representative Greg Leding 479-966-9201 greg@gregleding.com
Representative Tim Lemons 501-605-7565 arstrep43@gmail.com
Representative Kelley Linck 870-404-2741 kelley@kelleylinck.com
Representative Fredrick J. Love 501-612-3939 fjlove@att.net
Representative Mark Lowery 501-837-5221 markdlowery@mac.com
Representative Robin Lundstrum 479-957-1959 robin.lundstrum@arkansashouse.org
Representative Stephen Magie 501-327-4444 stephen.magie@arkansashouse.org
Representative Julie Mayberry 501-888-8222 julie-mayberry@att.net
Representative Mark D. McElroy 870-644-3822 mdmcelroy1@yahoo.com
Representative George B. McGill 479-651-2107 George.McGill@arkansashouse.org
Representative Ron McNair 870-754-7962 rmcnair1950@gmail.com
Representative David Meeks 501-277-9340 David.Meeks@arkansashouse.org
Representative Stephen Meeks 501-314-9250 Stephen.Meeks@arkansashouse.org
Representative Josh Miller 501-365-3599 josh.miller@arkansashouse.org
Representative Reginald Murdock 870-295-3208 rkm_72360@yahoo.com
Representative Micah S. Neal 479-935-5550 micah.neal@arkansashouse.org
Representative Milton Nicks, Jr. 870-739-5360 milton.nicks@arkansashouse.org
Representative Betty Overbey 479-885-6479 Betty.Overbey@arkansashouse.org
Representative John Payton 501-362-5815 paytonforthepeople@yahoo.com
Representative Rebecca Petty 479-621-3464 pettyforar@yahoo.com
Representative Mathew W. Pitsch 479-883-2072 mathew.pitsch@cox.net
Representative James Ratliff 501-454-5200 jamesratliff3468@gmail.com
Representative Chris Richey 870-995-2499 chris.richey@arkansashouse.org
Representative Marcus E. Richmond 479-299-4416 marcus.richmond@arkansashouse.org
Representative Laurie Rushing 501-545-6066 laurie.rushing@arkansashouse.org
Representative Warwick Sabin 501-374-0000 wsabin@wsabin.org
Representative Sue Scott 479-621-1265 grandmotherscott@yahoo.com
Representative Matthew J. Shepherd 870-862-2087 matthew.shepherd@arkansashouse.org
Representative Brandt Smith 870-351-7459 brandt.smith@arkansashouse.org
Representative James J. Sorvillo not available sorvillo4house@gmail.com
Representative Nelda Speaks 870-421-2552 nelda@neldaspeaks.com
Representative James Sturch 870-612-7589 jmsturch@yahoo.com
Representative Dan Sullivan 870-275-2929 dan.sullivan@AR53@gmail.com
Representative Brent Talley 870-983-2717 brent.talley@arkansashouse.org
Representative Dwight Tosh 870-926-0423 dwight.tosh@arkansashouse.org
Representative Clarke Tucker 501-379-1767 clarke.tucker@arkansashouse.org
Representative DeAnn Vaught 870-832-2638 deann.vaught@arkansashouse.org
Representative John T. Vines 501-624-1252 jtvines13@sbcglobal.net
Representative John W. Walker 501-614-9772 johnwalkeratty@aol.com
Representative Dave Wallace 870-919-8046 dave.wallace@arkansashouse.org
Representative Jeff Wardlaw 870-226-9501 jeff@jeffwardlaw.com
Representative David Whitaker not available david.whitaker@arkansashouse.org
Representative Richard Womack 870-403-6287 richard@richardwomack.com
Representative Marshall Wright 870-633-3141 marshall.wright@arkansashouse.org
Senator Cecile Bledsoe 479-636-2115 Cecile.Bledsoe@senate.ar.gov
Senator David Burnett 870-563-5667 David.Burnett@senate.ar.gov
Senator Ronald Caldwell 501-682-6107 ronald.caldwell@Senate.ar.gov
Senator Eddie Cheatham 870-364-5659 eddie.cheatham@senate.ar.gov
Senator Linda Chesterfield 501-888-1859 lchesterfield@comcast.net
Senator Alan Clark 501-262-3360 alan.clark@senate.ar.gov
Senator Linda Collins-Smith 870-378-1434 Linda.Collins-Smith@senate.ar.gov
Senator John Cooper 870-761-0130 john.cooper@senate.ar.gov
Senator Jonathan Dismang 501-766-8220 dismang28@gmail.com
Senator Joyce Elliott 501-603-9546 Joyce.Elliott@senate.ar.gov
Senator Jane English 501-257-7670 jane.english@senate.ar.gov
Senator Jake Files 479-648-9216 Jake.Files@Senate.ar.gov
Senator Scott Flippo 870-421-3420 Scott.Flippo@senate.ar.gov
Senator Stephanie Flowers 870-535-1032 Stephanie.Flowers@senate.ar.gov
Senator Jim Hendren 479-787-6222 jim.hendren@senate.ar.gov
Senator Bart Hester 479-531-4176 bart.hester@senate.ar.gov
Senator Jimmy Hickey 870-772-4444 jimmy.hickey@senate.ar.gov
Senator Jeremy Hutchinson 501-773-3760 Jeremy.Hutchinson@senate.ar.gov
Senator Keith Ingram 870-735-9580 friendsforkeith@gmail.com
Senator Missy Irvin 870-269-2703 Missy.Irvin@senate.ar.gov
Senator David Johnson 501-682-6107 David.Johnson@senate.ar.gov
Senator Blake Johnson 870-323-1766 Blake.Johnson@senate.ar.gov
Senator Bryan King 870-438-4565 bryan.king@senate.ar.gov
Senator Uvalde Lindsey 479-444-6752 uvalde.lindsey@senate.ar.gov
Senator Bruce Maloch 870-235-7040 bruce.maloch@senate.ar.gov
Senator Bobby J. Pierce 870-942-1031 bobby.pierce@senate.ar.gov
Senator Jason Rapert 501-336-0918 Jason.Rapert@senate.ar.gov
Senator Terry Rice 479-637-3100 Terry.Rice@senate.ar.gov
Senator Bill Sample 501-624-3445 Bill.Sample@senate.ar.gov
Senator David J. Sanders 501-682-6107 davidjamessanders@gmail.com
Senator Gary Stubblefield 479-635-4314 gary.stubblefield@senate.ar.gov
Senator Larry Teague 870-845-5303 Larry.Teague@senate.ar.gov
Senator Eddie Joe Williams 501-286-9366 EddieJoe.Williams@senate.ar.gov
Senator Jon Woods 479-200-3100 jon.woods@senate.ar.gov

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