The Founders’ Constitutional Republic has been murdered…Most foul.

ROLL BACK THE YEARS TO CIRCA DEC. 5, 1788 December 11, 2017

Imagine if you will Colonial Williamsburg, VA, about 8 or 9 in the evening. A group of men sitting around a large table in a tavern enjoying their pipes & ale, while seriously discussing how they might prevail against the attacks on the recently signed Constitution (September 17, 1787). One of the principals of the attacks was the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, who in debate was brilliant & eloquent. Two of his numerous political positions were that a President should be appointed for life and Governors would be determined by the federal government. Other issues which were heatedly debated were the “General Welfare” clause (abused at the outset & grossly abused now) coupled to his belief the Constitution conveyed “Implied Powers”. Other of Hamilton’s visions were not unlike that of England’s George III’s government that American patriots had fought against for 8 years to secede from the choke hold he had on the commoners and they ultimately won and produced a free & independent American Republic.

Sitting around the table were a number of the colonies’ leading patriots, i.e. George, Patrick, Lighthorse Harry, Benjamin, Thomas, Samuel, James and others. They were discussing what parameters they had to prevent Hamilton’s visions they knew would ultimately lead to a tyrannical government. So sad, that is where we are today…Hamilton prevailed.

Suddenly, a patriot burst through the tavern door and informed those at the table that the Williamsburg Town Hall meeting had concluded in a discussion that would level a tax on Williamsburg’s businesses. Does this ring familiar?

Did the Patriots march down to the Town Hall with a cadre of Blue Coats and George commanding, to protest, arrest the pro-tax traitors, or hang ‘em high. None of the above occurred. Remember: this war was fought for the “right of self-determination and to be secure in their persons, homes, businesses”, i.e. the rights of man to be free from oppressive, corrupt government.

The gentlemen seated around the table simply asked the question without emotion; was there support for a tax?

You see, in 1788 Americans were truly free and independent and indelible facts that guaranteed citizens would be extremely watchful in protecting their newly fought for independence. Citizens of today long ago lost their vigilance on our evil governments.

One would have expected the courageous patriots sitting around the table the word TAX would have elicited an emotional outburst. Their reaction was stoic.

Simply put, the colonists lived under a new form of government, the Constitution nationally & locally TOWN HALL MEETINGS FOR DISCUSSION, and concluded at a later date for TOWN HALL MEETINGS FOR DECISION—the reason the gentlemen were not irate…freedom & transparency were at work with citizens deeply involved. Far different from today where we have allowed ourselves to be politically extricated from the process while being forced to pay all the bills for government follies.

Town Hall Meetings assured there would be no force used, theft, lies, and intimidations…all the methods used by today’s politicians. Corruption abounds!

The Town Hall concept was the capstone for transparency & honor. Tragically this concept was swept away many years ago by unscrupulous politicians & bureaucrats and actually accelerated with the Lincoln Presidency. Note the State of the Union today—too large in area, too many unassimilated cultures, too populated and again government corruption reigns supreme; to ever have a chance to return to a true Republican form of government. President Trump’s mightiest efforts will never clear the swamp. Americans unfortunately identify with political parties as opposed to truth, honor & courage.

Such is the case today. Observe Fort Smith, Arkansas’ City Government wallowing in a plethora of misadventures under-girded with malfeasance and misfeasance. The city is presently engaging in processes giving Fort Smith control over more millions taken by force & deception. Most of the money will end up in the General Fund where there is no citizen oversight or accountability. The city government & their enablers tightly control the tenor of business while citizens pay the tariff and “we the people” can only be described as their serfs.

I am incensed that we the people have allowed all governments in the U.S. to lay claim to everything we own, from mind to property—everything our Founders fought against, e.g. the two new taxes and bond issue the city government proposes violates our person.

An excerpt from one of Patrick Henry’s Speeches, “THE GOVERNMENT CAN TAX YOU AT WILL AND THEN PUNISH YOU IF YOU REFUSE TO PAY, (with the barrel of a gun) YOU HAVE LOST YOUR LIBERTY. THEY MAY TAKE INTO THEIR OWN HANDS THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN, THEY MAY ASSUME THE PROVISION OF THE POOR (GENERAL WELFARE CLAUSE GROSSLY ABUSED)” All the edicts in the quote unfortunately came true. It is precisely what the Fort Smith, AR government did Dec. 5, 2017 with their proposing to use force (an unconstitutional act) to collect what they term “a $100 fee”. Fees, licenses, permits, etc. are rawboned taxes. What the city fathers are doing is the exact opposite of what the Founding Fathers fought for and created—freedom from political pressures, abuses, & criminalities. Remember, in the early days of our Republic the people were the Decision Makers, not self-serving, abusive politicians.

Citizens, are you aware that the city of Fort Smith is the highest taxed city in the state and clamoring for more and that Arkansas, by a huge margin, is the highest taxed state with regard to our bordering states.

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Will the eternal, costly Sewer problem ever be flushed?

Congratulations to the Fort Smith City Government and pop the corks! December 8, 2017

Fort Smith, AR prepares to correct the massive deficiencies in the FS sewer system.

Circa 1983 the city received the first of three consent decrees mandated by the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

In 1985 the citizens voted for a dedicated 1 cent sewer/street tax which has generated in the neighborhood of $700 MILLION! Where did the money go? Another case of a lack of transparency and accountability.

The citizens have inherited a double tax of $500 MILLION to be raised in 12 years for at least the 3rd federal mandate for work that should have been completed as early as 1995.

Most of the present Board have been a part in this financial crime, e.g. Director Hutchings served a partial term a number of years ago and probably watched the evolution and perhaps where the money was spent and now running for Mayor. Director Settle is another long term occupant.

The onus is upon every City Mayor, Administrator and Board since 1985….something is terribly wrong with this picture.
Citizens have voted for the 1 cent tax overwhelmingly since its inception…as comedian Ron White had an affinity for saying to his audiences…”You can’t fix stupid”!

Now our collection of city “public servants” have embarked on a $38 MILLION Bond deal which Director Lau states that there are no new taxes involved in the bond deal, along with the arrogant attack on private businesses for what Directors opine is a (unconstitutional) $100 Fee (tax) to generate $500,000 yearly along with another deal which raises another $500,000. By their own admission the money will be dropped into a politicians’ Honey Hole which is called the “General Fund” and initially was declared some of the money was for the police department for the hiring of 13 new officers and other nebulous projects, without justification or transparency. The “General Fund” is the source for politicians dirty tricks.

How much of this money has been spent on the downtown insiders’ for-profit endeavors, e.g. the nascent Marshal’s Museum, etc. etc.?

Real public servants are hard to come by and that certainly is not the description holding the reins of the Fort Smith city government.

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

P.S. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Progressive, runs the same type of scheme—working to keep Arkansas’ Obamacare on track. Since Hutchinson took office he has expanded his version by 340,000 new welfare recipients, now called “Arkansas Works”, which is a bald-faced lie since most are able-bodied unmarried unemployed males.

Government always wants more!

Times Record 12.01.17…City proposes new business fees/$100 per business.

The arrogance of City Manager Carl Geffken proposing another tax increase, this one on city businesses—far too much political & economic control.

In view of the Ft. Smith’s city government ongoing incompetence, ineptness and failures the pomposity & disrespect for local taxpayers is unfathomable, Softball Complexes, Trails, “Propelling Downtown Forward”, 113 page document compiled by Gateway Planning in Dallas, accompanied by in all likelihood millions for the 501c3 Establishment…specifically for what? Then there is the more recent $38 MILLION Bond deal—government’s way of raising taxes without citizen’s knowledge, claiming all the while “it is not a tax increase”.

It may be a new thought to Geffken and the City Board, because they “Need” something that does not mean taxpayers should lay down and cough up the dough—improvise. Got it? Improvise.

Those nebulous figures thrown out for police needs by Geffken are anything but specific, as usual—meaning they can spend any way they desire.

In the manner of the police purview is the $790,000 surplus residing in the coffers of the FSPD and demanding more while an alleged deficiency in police & fire retirement funds. How about Sgts & officers going to FBI training schools in Conroe, Tx using city transportation, staying in a Day’s Inn 4 nights at a cost of $23,000 for 7 officers & Sgts?

The point: the majority of the Board, maybe by design, appears blandly unaware of who is really running the government and seems to be sorely lacking in business experience and knowledge.

The Board should temporarily ask Geffken to step aside and demand he implement a government that is efficient, transparent and certainly less fat.

The only way to utilize taxpayer dollars efficiently is Zero Based Budgetry, which means every department Head does not begin with a budget with built-in increases year after year. It means every single expense has to be anticipated and accounted for and that each succeeding year begins with reducing the outgo. Some departments could actually increase revenue.

Joe McCutchen

P.S. In Director Don Hutchings political ad yesterday he said “I am trying my hardest to keep fees (taxes) from going up in this community”. So Director Hutchings this is your big chance to back up your statement.

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Thoughts on Preacher to run for Mayor

Times Record, November 29, 2017…”City Director to run for Mayor”

Preacher/Director Don Hutchings will run for Mayor. November 30, 2017

It would be remiss if it were not pointed out that he has been a City Director in two different City Administrations. The point being he has been a collaborator in one of Fort Smith’s biggest scandals and apt to get bigger.

The scandal of course includes Senator Jake Files, the City Government, banker Sicard and HUD czar Richard Griffin, as well as others. Curiously it has been said the latter two loaned Senator Files huge amounts of money and maybe other valuables in return for what? Quid pro quo? Could it be Files’ distribution of over $1 million in GIF funds to the nascent Marshal’s Museum? Could it be the softball fields and the Marshal’s Museum jump started Files construction career and subsequently his downfall. Remember the Marshal’s Museum was billed as a “private endeavor”.

The all important question: Why were Republican Sen. Jake Files and Democrat Lee Webb (conflicts of interest) picked to develop the River Valley Sports Complex??? This question is tantamount to uncovering the dirt on the River Valley Sports Complex for which Hutchings was an enabler.

In the interview Hutching’s, in a rambling, worn-out stable of bromides stated “I am for less government”. Hutchings has been an instrument in making Fort Smith the highest taxed city in the state. His next offering was “I am trying my hardest to keep fees from going up in this community”. How about voting no to any tax increase, e.g. he just voted for a $38 million bond issue to bribe a plastic company to come to Fort Smith. If you understand the mechanisms involved in bonds it becomes readily obvious that bonds raise taxes. And you might direct this statement to Dir. Keith Lau who says it will not increase taxes.

Another Hutchings throw away statement: “As Mayor I FEEL like you can serve more people”. How?

He rambles on with nonsensical utterings and then he crosses the line that should anger any American and incur their wrath. Hutchings says, “HE AGREES THAT CHURCH & STATE SHOULD BE SEPARATE”. He is employed by the church and at the same an employee of government. The textbook definition of an oxymoron. That statement is an outright trashing of the U.S. Constitution and so doing with arrogance, untruthfulness, and absolutely a lack of character.

Then there is the matter of government “faith-based” funding to churches, consisting of cash payments to those churches accepting and the control of their speech and activities. Where does Rev. Hutchings’ church stand on this crucial point?

Finally, could it be that Hutchings is interested in getting his hands on the nonsensical $250,000 yearly mayoral discretionary fund? Politics and religion are lucrative businesses.

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Deceptive Dem-Gaz editorial re illegal aliens

November 28, 2017

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Sunday, November 26, 2017…unsigned editorial titled “Let us reason together—there must be a better way than this”.

The article makes no sense and I believe that to be by design. Therefore I will excerpt just a few statements and address.

1. “Not when the country’s official policy toward illegal immigration is….what is it anyway?” Answer: 8 USC Section 1324a…Any person who knowingly hires/harbors/transports any illegal alien is guilty of a felony punishable by 10 years jail, plus $2,000 fine per illegal alien. Examples: Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, John Tyson, OK Foods, Simmons, Senator John Boozman and the recipient is Jeremy Gillam Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives and his blueberry harvest.

2. The article alludes to 12 million illegals. The then Bear-Stearns in 1999 did an exhaustive study and concluded there were at least 20 million illegals nesting in the U.S. and could go to 25 million. Accepting the U.S. government’s word for anything is gross stupidity.

3. The article states “illegal immigrants may have very legal American children. What to do then?” Answer: send Ma & Pa packing and if the child is an adult he/she can make the call to stay or leave and if an infant they may return legally when of age.

4. The article says “maybe we should start by admitting that we can’t round them all up and send them back”. President Reagan did. The way we should do it is to cut off all welfare, enforce E-Verify, and arrest previously mentioned CEO’s and the illegals will self deport quickly.

5. “Make these folks legal, guarantee them adequate shelter & wages, not to mention police protection and allow them to come out of the shadows”. It is hard to believe that the writer could be this stupid, i.e. “come out of the shadows” when they demonstrate, protest, make demands, fly the Mexican flag, etc. Also, they already get “shelter & wages”. When Gov. Huckabee was in office he passed a bill that all illegal women would receive free pre-natal care and after delivery, all ancillary services they demand. Similarly Gov. Hutchinson, when he was national border czar made the statement that “illegals could not sleep at night for fear of being caught”. Back to Huckabee, he violated U.S. law—Article I, Section 10 by establishing a Mexican Consulate funded by 3 individuals for the transfer of illegals throughout Arkansas, Tennessee & Western Oklahoma.

This paper has always pushed for open borders and amnesty, e.g. Paul Greenberg.

The cost for Arkansas taxpayers the past year was $17 BILLION to subsidize illegals; all the while 93 million Americans are out of work. 73% of all agriculture projects are performed by Americans. Furthermore, the DACA program is a grandiose lie and if passed into law, each DACA recipient could average bringing in 10 or more of their relatives in any physical condition.

Why are citizens allowing our republic to become a 3rd World dumping ground, which is simply trading down.

Meanwhile we have a $20 TRILLION national debt, military presence in 150 countries, ongoing Mideast wars, & provoking Syria, Russia, Iran, & China. How dare them publish such a traitorous article when our republic is literally on the precipice headed for the abyss?

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

The Sorry State of Education & Politicians in Arkansas

THE SORRY STATE OF EDUCATION AND POLITICIANS IN ARKANSAS. November 12, 2017

House Speaker Jeremy Gillam (R) Judsonia, AR and Committee Chair Bruce Cozart (R) Hot Springs and their gang of 15.

Leaders of this group hired “Solution Tree” without knowledge of some legislative members and the Dept. of Education awarded a $4 million contract without bid. S.T. claims to help educators in Kindergarten through 12th grade, and allegedly raises student achievement through a wide range of conferences (the ever-present “conferences”), customized school district solutions, long term professional development according to today’s Democrat-Gazette.

The first mission is S.T.’s Professional Learning Community (PLC). Their website states members work to clarify what each student must learn, accompanied by monitoring.

The PLC assimilates the teachers all together.

Representative Bruce Cozart says “if Johnny is having a problem in one area in math, the English teacher can say Johnny is having a problem with us and he probably needs to read a little better, so she (the teacher) can fix that up and pick that up on that end”.

Rep. Cozart…that is one of the most discombobulated statements I have ever heard. When you speak of little Johnny don’t you really mean little Juan? From the statement you just made perhaps you should join little Juan. Rep. Cozart, just what is it the PLC is going to fix? For your information, the public education system is a major part of the swamp and it cannot be “fixed”. Simply put, here is why. “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted”. Vladimir Lenin.

The public school system is a blueprint copied from Lenin—“group think”. Cultural Marxism in full bloom in the government school system, by design, attempting to reduce the white male to nothing more than a mass of protoplasm & a complete dumb-down of all to the lowest common denominator—students indoctrinated by teachers who are victims of same philosophy, resulting in Egalitarianism.

All that is left for the criminally corrupt government is the amalgamation of whites, i.e. extinction. Notice the Jews are the authority in keeping their race alive—no assimilation.

Finally, “I am tired of Arkansas thanking God for Mississippi. I think it’s time we raise our education in Arkansas”…this gem in concert with Rep. Cozart, by Rep. DeAnne Vaught (R), Horatio. Rep. Vaught, precisely what are you saying?

Don’t any of you know the first step to improving education is to refuse federal money and return it to the local levels with re-introduction of demanding curricula? The next step is to disallow illegal aliens from attending and bringing down American students.

Continue to sleep & trust, my friends, and…..

The two statements made by the two politicians also demonstrate the academic inadequacies of the Arkansas Legislature.

Incumbency—a Toxic Weed—Fatal.

Joe McCutchen www.arkansasfreedom.com

The DC Swamp via Arkansas

Continue to sleep and trust, my friends and… November 11, 2017

The passing of Congressman Steve Womack and Senator John Boozman

It occurred to me that I have heard no political commentary emanating from the above elected U.S. Arkansas national politicians pertaining to their postulated positions about the now President of the U.S. Donald Trump, either in his campaign or since he took office from the above two—no radio, no TV, no media hyperbole circa Nov. 1, 2016.

I concluded they both must be dead and perhaps the other 4 U.S. elected Arkansas national Politician’s. All alleged “Conservative” Republicans with “visions” and “Arkansas values” one would believe they would have enthusiastically entered the political foray in public support of our President & his platform. Nay, that did not happen. Conversely, they have all distanced themselves from President Trump, if they are still alive.

It now appears as an absolute, they were/are charter members of the DC Swamp aimed at bringing down the President.

President Donald Trump’s political goals were/are moral & admirable, with one glaring exception—peacemaker or warmonger? His platform contained the curtailing of legal & illegal immigration, a border wall, deportation of illegal foreign nationals, jobs, reduction of taxes, & obliteration of Obamacare, etc. Again, dead (no pun intended) silence from Boozman & Womack re the above—they surely must have passed on.

As previously mentioned there is the matter of the other 4…Senator Cotton and the 3 remaining Congressmen. It’s hard to believe they all passed in the same time frame. Observing their negative and blank slate records and showing/showed no fealty for middleclass Arkansans.

Here is a short list of Boozman’s former infringements on the Bill of Rights—4th, 5th, 6th, 7th (e.g. the Bundy’s), & the 10th. Senator Boozman has resided in the DC swamp for 17 years & going for 24 which is a disgrace; e.g. he voted for the “Patriot Act” twice; funding for a 17 year ongoing murdering, destructive spree in the Mideast, i.e. erroneously called the “war on terrorism”; the Military Commissions Act and other global involvements. He also recently secured 80 illegal Mexican immigrant workers for a crony who just happens to be the Speaker of the Arkansas House Jeremy Gillam—a federal crime. Boozman voted for the most heinous & infamous Act ever conceived to muzzle Americans, i.e. the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), i.e. torture, global surveillance, arresting citizens, i.e. Americans without warrants, murdering & incarceration without trial, and many sent abroad to torture camps, never to return. These acts and more have emasculated our Bill of Rights & the foundation of American culture & heritage. Boozman has never chaired a committee nor has he ever passed minor or major legislation in 17 years, but he is good at showing up for photo ops with veterans.

Then there was the perceived death of the warmongering Senator Tom Cotton who will probably be crowned by the Jewish Elites as their presidential candidate for 2020 or 2024. For instance, Sheldon Adelson (dual Israeli citizen, Israel firster) Las Vegas casino owner (Venetian Inn) and other casinos including Macau comes into focus. Senator Cotton visited with Adelson the night of Dec. 24, 2015 and walked away with millions in campaign funds. Post Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukah? It should be noted that Adelson is one of many Israel-firsters & neocons to fund Senator Cotton. The question comes to mind, how many meetings in the year 2017 has Cotton had with Bibi Netanyahu both in Israel & the U.S.? Can we conclude he is an Israeli asset? Individuals don’t drop millions on a politician out of affection.

Congressman Steve Womack’s only stance was/is campaigning to raise taxes on the internet.

Forget the other three, they are also non-compos mentis.

After counting the negative successes of the aforementioned 3, nothing but zeroes for “we the people”, and in retrospect it was a good thing they passed due to their unconstitutional and warring entanglements. Ahh, the wisdom of the voters–incumbency & the Democrat & Republican Parties—killers of cognition, individual rights & liberty, and all the while these political drecks are treated like ruling Sheiks by non-thinking, frightened, uneducated American voters. Observe the status of our republic–$20 Trillion national debt; 17 year continuing global warfare (for what?) and looking for more—Russia, Iran & Syria, all fabricated enemies built on a foundation of lies, compliments of the Jewish Elite & the Neocons; 2 standing armies (military & police) with military encamped in 150 country’s front yards; a failed, irretrievable public education system; out of control Welfare & illegal alien invasions. All the while throngs of Americans stupidly worship Diversity…a concept of destructive failures throughout history. And there is the matter of 2 standing armies, chirping “they are keeping us safe” while in the midst of destroying, murdering & overthrowing sovereign nations without legitimate cause and 2,000 miles of unguarded borders contiguous with Mexico producing a 3rd world dumping ground in the U.S.

Low & behold, I awakened to the fact they all 6 are alive & well, cowardly cowering under their respective DC desks and waiting to see what direction the political winds will blow—will the courageous President Trump survive the criminally corrupt Democrat/Republican/military/industrial/bankster swamp or will they bring him down? The above 6 epitomize the Swamp and the drecks are waiting to see which bandwagon to support.

Ahh, America…motherhood, apple pie, baseball, the flag and war.

Fortunately President Trump is neither Democrat nor Republican.

Incumbency, the toxic weed—Fatal. What does it take for Americans to understand that the vast majority of elected politicians are nothing more than politically correct, bought off representatives of their benefactors?

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Not to be left out, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is the senior member of Arkansas’ DC swamp.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES–A MOCKERY!

The T.R. front pages 10/17/17, 10/25/17 “Blessing set for new Mercy Clinic” & “Clinic at Riverview Hope Clinic” the right thing to do’. October 31, 2017

Performing the blessing was Bishop Anthony Taylor of the Little Rock Diocese—the state.

The story says the Pope has issued an order to “Reach out to the periphery”—an oxymoron. The “periphery” are all 3rd Worlders.

The “periphery” being the millions of illegal Mexicans & OTM’s that have illegally invaded our nation under the direction of the Pope, i.e. Bishop Taylor, but not limited to, e.g. government, corporations, phony charities, etc.

A cursory look at the Bishop and the Catholic hierarchy, the crimes they have and are committing against America, most particularly, white middleclass Americans. The illegal atrocities being committed by the Catholic Order are distressing, their game is—illegal parishioners & money, and where the money comes from is the oxymoron.

The Bishop openly flouts U.S. Law—8 USC, Section 1325, 1324c, 1304, 1304e, & 1324a—which among other things includes any person who knowingly hires, harbors, transports any illegal alien is guilty of a felony punishable by 10 yrs jail, plus $2,000 fine per illegal alien, all of which the Catholic Church is practicing.

Bishop Taylor & Gov. Mike Huckabee are responsible for the creation of the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock…in violation of Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution. The Mexican outpost functions as a distribution center (Arkansas, Tennessee & Eastern Oklahoma) for illegals, directing them to jobs & sanctuary cities—all Arkansas cities are now sanctuaries, e.g. Fort Smith & NW Arkansas.

Catholic Charities is an unconstitutional misnomer and a fraud. The American taxpayer, predominately whites are forced and coerced into funding Catholic Charities, i.e. taxes, grants, & tax credits. Visit the national capital and one of its ongoing congressional hearings dealing with finances and query numerous Catholic Lobbyists who freely admit they are there to hustle for Catholic Charities.

BISHOP TAYLOR, YOUR MASTERS AND OTHER LESSER LIGHTS. UNDER THE GUISE OF CHARITY. ARE BURGEONING ARKANSAS’ MIDDLECLASS TAKEPAYERS AMOUNTING TO $1.34 BILLION YEARLY & NATIONALLY $135 BILLION PER YEAR. ALL UNCONSTITUTIONAL & TAKEN BY FORCE—A RACKET HAVING NOTHING TO DO WITH LEGITIMATE CHARITY.

Catholics, re immigration, illegal & some forms of legal, insure the demise of Western Civilization; sovereignty, language, culture, and the rule of Constitutional law–AMNESTY. Hundreds of ethnic groups reside in America with no intentions of acculturation, coupled to their drug distribution, gangs, welfare usage, and none of the foreign national cultures have any recent history of a substantive accomplishments. Why are we not being more selective in immigration policies as the Founders intended?

Should not the Pope & his Cardinals practicing their (pseudo) benevolence divest the Holy See of Billions of dollars, gold, silver, precious gems, art, & property they have stolen over the centuries and use for the good of the “Periphery”??? That would be the moral high ground.

2013 Taylor began to use the U.S. Constitution as a defense for his illegalities by quoting the “Common Good” clause in the U.S. Constitution as an argument for continuing a massive taxpayer forced wealth redistribution from earners to illegal takers. The Founders stated in the Federalist Papers the “common good” clause was expressly for self-determination and responsibility for self, not what is evolving presently.

The Catholic hierarchies have campaigned for over 100 years for universal healthcare. Taylor stated Medicaid creates jobs and without illegal aliens the Catholic Church could not survive. Quite an admission!

Bishop Taylor photographed blessing a water fountain at the new Mercy Clinic is indeed disturbing. Are we not now in the 21st century?
Finally, for the 900,000 “Dreamers” there is an excellent university in Queretaro, MX for you. The name is the Queretaro Branch of Arkansas State University–Queretaro, MX.

“We can all be conned but at what point do we realize we are being conned and at what point do we allow ourselves to be conned?” Guy Ritchie

Joe McCutchen

P.S. 75% of all agricultural work is done by American citizens—not illegals.
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Increasing Parking Meter Fees Make No Sense

According to BUSINESSTALK POLITICS: October, 2017 October 29, 2017

City Administrator Carl Geffken wants to replace the old meters & increase downtown parking meter fees by 100%. The upgrades would come from the existing $350,000 city parking meter fund for the approximately $270,000 cost for upgraded meters and an automated parking deck gate, the increased rates would supposedly repay the city for their costs.

However, as it stands now the city loses about $35,000 per year on parking!

So, let’s see—the city loses $35,000 per year at the present rates—does the City Administrator actually believe the same number of people who pay parking meter fees now will stay the same or go up with a 100% rate increase?

The fact is that the present parking meters probably deter many shoppers who park free at the mall or all over town and not risk an overtime pay penalty—only logical. Comparing our town to larger, more economically robust cities is utterly ridiculous…we simply can’t afford to “keep up with the Joneses”.

Throw in the important factor that a majority of the downtown business owners prefer free parking—so what possible sense does this new plan make?

Sounds like there is no quid pro quo in free parking, but lots of possibilities in replacements with expensive, high tech superior devices that can even be controlled by your Smart Phone—what an incentive to draw customers!

But wait, the Propelling Downtown group’s expensive Gateway Consulting (there’s that “consulting”word again, as always in these expensive proposals) “warns that getting rid of paid parking makes it more difficult to bring them back again for future revenue”! Honestly, that is what the article said. More interesting “logic”.

Which begs the question—if the city already loses money why continue at all, and doesn’t this new proposal stand to lose twice as much or more—who benefits?

That question always needs to be applied, especially to government spending taxpayer’s money. The taxpayers will generally be the losers as usual and the businesses downtown could likely suffer and some may even be forced to relocate or close.

The 501c3’s & 4’s, the “Consulting” firms, and the instigators appear to always be the financial winners in their various projects/schemes—but who are “we the people” taxpayers to question the wisdom and logic of our “leaders”?—Hints: The River Valley Sports Complex fiasco, the Marshal’s Museum expenses, the Convention Center failures, decades old dysfunctional sewers/waste water (hundreds of millions flushed over the years from a 1984 dedicated 1% sales tax & hundreds of millions to go due to uncompleted EPA mandates), poor streets, and distorted graffiti (painted by “Ghetto Artists” on historic buildings) which mystify tourists who come looking for history of the old West & outrage/embarrassment for those of good taste & historical knowledge…a regal historic opportunity lost due to the “Emperor’s New Clothes”, often grotesque syndrome, in my opinion.

So the question now remains, will the City Board & Mayor cooperate in this newest scheme, just as they did in much of the aforementioned disasters? We already know where the City Administrator stands, sadly.

~Barbara McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Questions re Files/Pitsch/Hutchinson/Ft. Smith

Is it possible—what if? October 21, 2017

This hypothetical narrative, accompanied by some facts, begins with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and could end with the Governor.
The Governor acts like a Progressive with both feet in the DC & Arkansas swamps, an important fact in the narrative.

“Talk Business” broke the story May 16, 2017 in Little Rock that Sen. Jake Files (R) was allegedly the subject of an FBI criminal investigation, absent Lee Webb. Curious! The next day (Hutchinson’s Screw) Rep. Mat Pitsch (R) boldly announced to the media, “He will enjoy serving as the next new Republican State Senator”. Was the fix in? Did Pitsch anticipate Files had fallen on his sword?

Question: At that juncture why did Hutchinson not demand Files resignation? 10/21/17 the Governor still mum re: the Senator’s undergoing a number of investigations, along with his refusal to resign his State Senate seat, all in view of the fact the FBI has/had him under investigation. It is said that during one of the investigatory FBI summons Files stated he was cooperating, yet in a civil deposition he pled the 5th Amendment.

Another question & purely conjuncture: What action against Files, if any, would be taken by & if Hutchinson called an emergency session of the Arkansas legislature? Files remains a sitting member in the current Arkansas Senate and is Chair of the Senate Revenue and Tax Committee. If he remains in the current legislative body would this act not be fraught with constitutional & legal problems?

Now the matter of Files legal difficulties moved up the Arkansas River to Fort Smith pertaining to the now defunct River Valley Softball Complex that Files & partner Lee Webb (D) a county employee that were awarded a contract to build the Complex, another curiosity and potentially corrupt act by the Fort Smith City Government. Webb, as stated is also an active government functionary and appears to be a phantom in the current criminal investigation.

The nexus between the Fort Smith city government and Files & Webb’s contractual agreement has been going on well before at least March, 2014. The Fort Smith Board has refused to divulge why these two elected politicians (huge conflicts of interest & maybe more) were awarded the potentially lucrative contract—no transparency. Was the contract between the two parties (Fort Smith & Files/Webb) a pay-off, a quid pro quo deal, incompetence, or some other arcane involvements? It is known Files & Webb spent well over $2 million taxpayer dollars, plus “in kind” services (e.g. National Guard, Gary Grimes—dirt work) replete with no City oversight—NONE during the 5 year period. Why? After the project was identified as a failure in 2017, $27,000 or more made its way from the AIDC to WAPDD to the City Board and ultimately into the hands of Senator Files. What prompted the Board to continue funding an abject failure?

Could it be there is a working arrangement in Fort Smith comprised of the City Government, Special Interests, coupled to Files & Webb? Have all & more entities abused a plethora of city, state and federal government taxpayer funds, and leverages available to government and their cronies?

For example: The nascent Marshal’s Museum, billed as a private endeavor—not so! How many millions did Senator Files pump into Sam Sicard’s & Richard Griffin’s museum? Perhaps from the GIF, accompanied by grants, New Market Tax Credits, and perhaps a plethora of more taxpayer funded operations.

It appears the powers behind the Museum operation are First National Bank CEO Sam Sicard, Richard Griffin (long time czar of the constitutionally corrupt HUD & owner of a construction company) & a host of lesser lights.

An FOIA directed to the officers & attorney for the museum resulted in the redaction of names of seed donors & other pertinent data in this ultimately government venture.

It appears that both Sicard & Griffin have had substantial financial dealings with Files—to what end & why? Particularly with Files laundry list of failed corporate ventures. All that is left in the Files political quiver is the politically potent Chair of the previously mentioned State Revenue & Tax Committee; that allegedly cemented their former quid pro quo relations? If & when the Museum becomes functional who claims ownership & maintains it and if it fails, then who picks up the tab?

The city & county have contributed thousands of dollars in cash and in-kind resources to the 50,000 sq. ft. Museum behemoth, coupled to federally produced commemorative medallions, paid for by middleclass taxpayers. It looks like these ongoing downtown projects are enhancing the value of the downtown property owners and would not Sicard’s & Griffin’s economic & political pyramid do the same at taxpayer expense?
President Trump has a pool of candidates to select from for nominations for Federal Prosecutors, i.e. the Western District of Arkansas. In the selection of Federal Prosecutors, Senator Boozman, Congressman Womack & Gov. Hutchinson will probably make the choice. Federal Prosecutors seem to be chosen due to their past political deeds and/or political connections, not legal prowess.

In this narrative the Federal Prosecutor selected may be tied to a caveat. The caveat: the individual appointed will not initiate prosecutorial measures against Sen. Files because of what he knows. With that said, could Gov. Hutchinson be the primary force that creates the caveat to be inserted into the appointment? As insurance and for what?

At this point Files behavior has been one of arrogance and smugness. One would think with the legal baggage he is carrying he would present the opposite.

Maybe Files is holding the winning hand after all—that is a headful of dirty linen that may have been carried out by Hutchinson & his minions and of course including the Fort Smith City Government, and some of the insiders who may have leaned on Files for political/financial favors.

If the legal winds are blowing toward prosecuting Files, he may have to play his alleged hold card which is, if the principals in this matter threaten to prosecute Files, will he blow the whistle and reveal all the possible dirty tricks employed by the aforementioned that conceivably could bring down the Hutchinson regime as well as involvement with the FS city government– and Files would skate? Hypothetically the key is their choice of a Federal Prosecutor, accepting the caveat.

This hypothetical narrative, in the main, actually has become all too common in federal, state & local government.

Wake up Americans: Incumbency is a toxic weed—fatal.

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

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