The Scales of Justice Broken

    THE SCALES OF JUSTICE ARE BADLY OUT OF BALANCE

U.S. DISTRICT FEDERAL PROSECUTORS, U.S. LAW, & JUSTICE 3/31/15

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.

SO FAR, WHAT IS MISSING FROM THIS SCREED?

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

P.S.
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.

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Private property rights under attack

CAN YOU SPARE FIFTEEN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ONE OF THE SHORT ROUTES LEADING TO INSTITUTIONAL SLAVERY & MUCH MORE, E.G. DIANE MORRISON WALKING UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT A MAJOR TOOL USED BY AGENDA 21 & SENATOR JAKE FILES SUCCESSFUL EFFORT TO EXPAND GOVERNMENT’S EMINENT DOMAIN TAKEOVER?

BORDERS, BOUNDRIES, MANAGEMENT, CONTROL & DOMINATION. March 23, 2015

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.
3. Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require A PROFOUND REORIENTATION OF ALL HUMANS, UNLIKE ANYTHING THE WORLD HAS EVER EXPERIENCED.
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?

IF YOU ARE FEEDING IN THE BREAD & CIRCUS TENT “KEEP YOUR PENNY ROLLING”!
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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?

“CITIZENS NEED TO DEMAND THEIR RIGHT TO NULLIFY ACTS BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WE DON’T NEED NEW AMENDMENTS: WE NEED A POPULACE WITH THE COURAGE TO USE WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE. THE TOOLS WE NEED ARE IN THE PRESENT U.S. CONSTITUTION!” (Michael Gaddy)

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!

HJR1001 AN APPLICATION BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS
(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
30
Representative Eddie L. Armstrong 501-444-8468 earmstrong4rep@gmail.com
37
Representative John Baine 870-862-2002 john.baine@arkansashouse.org
7
Representative Bob Ballinger 870-423-1035 bob@bobballinger.com
97
Representative Scott Baltz 870-378-1380 scottbaltz@yahoo.com
61
Representative Rick Beck 501-912-1441 rick.beck@arkansashouse.org
65
Representative Nate Bell 479-234-2092 nate.bell@arkansashouse.org
20
Representative Camille Bennett 501-257-7993 camille.bennett@arkansashouse.org
14
Representative Mary Bentley 501-333-2297 mary.bentley@arkansashouse.org
73
Representative Charles Blake 501-425-9824 charles.blake@arkansashouse.org
36
Representative Justin Boyd 479-262-2156 justin.boyd.pharm.d@gmail.com
77
Representative Ken Bragg 870-942-5269 kenbragg@windstream.net
15
Representative David L. Branscum 870-448-2408 davidlbranscum@hotmail.com
83
Representative Mary Broadaway 870-236-9800 mary@marybroadawayarkansas.com
57
Representative Karilyn Brown 501-580-9000 karilyn.brown@arkansashouse.org
41
Representative Charlie Collins 479-283-9303 clcollins6@cox.net
84
Representative Donnie Copeland 501-297-4857 donnie.copeland@arkansashouse.org
38
Representative Bruce Cozart 501-627-3232 bruce.cozart@arkansashouse.org
24
Representative Andy Davis 501-837-5109 andy.davis@arkansashouse.org
31
Representative Gary Deffenbaugh 479-719-8197 Gary.Deffenbaugh@arkansashouse.org
79
Representative Jana Della Rosa 479-236-3060 dellarosa4arkansas@gmail.com
90
Representative Jim Dotson 479-644-0740 jim.dotson@arkansashouse.org
93
Representative Charlotte V. Douglas 479-276-7777 charlotte.douglas@arkansashouse.org
75
Representative Dan M. Douglas 479-619-9231 dan-douglas@sbcglobal.net
91
Representative R. Trevor Drown 479-857-2498 trevor.drown@arkansashouse.org
68
Representative Lance Eads not available lance.eads@gmail.com
88
Representative Les Eaves 501-827-1344 les.eaves@arkansashouse.org
46
Representative Jon S. Eubanks 479-438-0533 Jon.Eubanks@arkansashouse.org
74
Representative Joe Farrer 501-743-6855 jfarrer@suddenlink.net
44
Representative Deborah Ferguson 870-735-7098 deborah.ferguson@arkansashouse.org
51
Representative Kenneth B. Ferguson 870-413-8942 kenneth.ferguson@arkansashouse.org
16
Representative David Fielding 870-234-6143 david.fielding@arkansashouse.org
5
Representative Charlene Fite 479-414-1818 charlenefiteforstaterep@yahoo.com
80
Representative Lanny Fite 501-794-2228 lanny.fite@att.net
23
Representative Vivian Flowers 501-329-8356 vivian.flowers@arkansashouse.org
17
Representative Mickey Gates 501-623-1100 mickey@mickeygates.com
22
Representative Jeremy Gillam 501-729-0042 jeremy@growing45.com
45
Representative Justin Gonzales 870-245-6365 justinrory@yahoo.com
19
Representative Bill Gossage 479-667-2122 bill@billgossage.com
82
Representative Michael John Gray 870-347-6000 michael.gray@arkansashouse.org
47
Representative Michelle Gray 870-368-4729 michelle.gray@arkansashouse.org
62
Representative Kim Hammer 501-840-3841 kimdhammer@yahoo.com
28
Representative Justin T. Harris 479-871-8542 Justin.Harris@arkansashouse.org
81
Representative Ken Henderson 479-970-4850 ken4arkansas@gmail.com
71
Representative Kim Hendren 479-787-6500 kim.hendren@arkansashouse.org
92
Representative Mary P. “Prissy” Hickerson 903-826-3119 prissy.hickerson@arkansashouse.org
1
Representative David Hillman 870-830-3004 dhillman@futura.net
13
Representative Monte Hodges 870-281-6878 monte.hodges@arkansashouse.org
55
Representative Grant Hodges 479-381-9513 grant.hodges@arkansashouse.org
96
Representative Mike Holcomb 870-489-7177 mike.holcomb@arkansashouse.org
10
Representative Douglas House 501-590-1055 housedouglas@gmail.com
40
Representative Lane Jean 870-234-5433 l_jean@sbcglobal.net
2
Representative Joe Jett 870-276-5319 joe.jett@arkansashouse.org
56
Representative Bob Johnson 501-982-1975 bobjohnsoncpa@gmail.com
42
Representative Jack Ladyman 870-340-7280 jackladyman@gmail.com
59
Representative Sheilla E. Lampkin 870-723-6449 Sheilla.Lampkin@arkansashouse.org
9
Representative Greg Leding 479-966-9201 greg@gregleding.com
86
Representative Tim Lemons 501-605-7565 arstrep43@gmail.com
43
Representative Kelley Linck 870-404-2741 kelley@kelleylinck.com
99
Representative Fredrick J. Love 501-612-3939 fjlove@att.net
29
Representative Mark Lowery 501-837-5221 markdlowery@mac.com
39
Representative Robin Lundstrum 479-957-1959 robin.lundstrum@arkansashouse.org
87
Representative Stephen Magie 501-327-4444 stephen.magie@arkansashouse.org
72
Representative Julie Mayberry 501-888-8222 julie-mayberry@att.net
27
Representative Mark D. McElroy 870-644-3822 mdmcelroy1@yahoo.com
11
Representative George B. McGill 479-651-2107 George.McGill@arkansashouse.org
78
Representative Ron McNair 870-754-7962 rmcnair1950@gmail.com
98
Representative David Meeks 501-277-9340 David.Meeks@arkansashouse.org
70
Representative Stephen Meeks 501-314-9250 Stephen.Meeks@arkansashouse.org
67
Representative Josh Miller 501-365-3599 josh.miller@arkansashouse.org
66
Representative Reginald Murdock 870-295-3208 rkm_72360@yahoo.com
48
Representative Micah S. Neal 479-935-5550 micah.neal@arkansashouse.org
89
Representative Milton Nicks, Jr. 870-739-5360 milton.nicks@arkansashouse.org
50
Representative Betty Overbey 479-885-6479 Betty.Overbey@arkansashouse.org
69
Representative John Payton 501-362-5815 paytonforthepeople@yahoo.com
64
Representative Rebecca Petty 479-621-3464 pettyforar@yahoo.com
94
Representative Mathew W. Pitsch 479-883-2072 mathew.pitsch@cox.net
76
Representative James Ratliff 501-454-5200 jamesratliff3468@gmail.com
60
Representative Chris Richey 870-995-2499 chris.richey@arkansashouse.org
12
Representative Marcus E. Richmond 479-299-4416 marcus.richmond@arkansashouse.org
21
Representative Laurie Rushing 501-545-6066 laurie.rushing@arkansashouse.org
26
Representative Warwick Sabin 501-374-0000 wsabin@wsabin.org
33
Representative Sue Scott 479-621-1265 grandmotherscott@yahoo.com
95
Representative Matthew J. Shepherd 870-862-2087 matthew.shepherd@arkansashouse.org
6
Representative Brandt Smith 870-351-7459 brandt.smith@arkansashouse.org
58
Representative James J. Sorvillo not available sorvillo4house@gmail.com
32
Representative Nelda Speaks 870-421-2552 nelda@neldaspeaks.com
100
Representative James Sturch 870-612-7589 jmsturch@yahoo.com
63
Representative Dan Sullivan 870-275-2929 dan.sullivan@AR53@gmail.com
53
Representative Brent Talley 870-983-2717 brent.talley@arkansashouse.org
3
Representative Dwight Tosh 870-926-0423 dwight.tosh@arkansashouse.org
52
Representative Clarke Tucker 501-379-1767 clarke.tucker@arkansashouse.org
35
Representative DeAnn Vaught 870-832-2638 deann.vaught@arkansashouse.org
4
Representative John T. Vines 501-624-1252 jtvines13@sbcglobal.net
25
Representative John W. Walker 501-614-9772 johnwalkeratty@aol.com
34
Representative Dave Wallace 870-919-8046 dave.wallace@arkansashouse.org
54
Representative Jeff Wardlaw 870-226-9501 jeff@jeffwardlaw.com
8
Representative David Whitaker not available david.whitaker@arkansashouse.org
85
Representative Richard Womack 870-403-6287 richard@richardwomack.com
18
Representative Marshall Wright 870-633-3141 marshall.wright@arkansashouse.org
49
Senator Cecile Bledsoe 479-636-2115 Cecile.Bledsoe@senate.ar.gov
3
Senator David Burnett 870-563-5667 David.Burnett@senate.ar.gov
22
Senator Ronald Caldwell 501-682-6107 ronald.caldwell@Senate.ar.gov
23
Senator Eddie Cheatham 870-364-5659 eddie.cheatham@senate.ar.gov
26
Senator Linda Chesterfield 501-888-1859 lchesterfield@comcast.net
30
Senator Alan Clark 501-262-3360 alan.clark@senate.ar.gov
13
Senator Linda Collins-Smith 870-378-1434 Linda.Collins-Smith@senate.ar.gov
19
Senator John Cooper 870-761-0130 john.cooper@senate.ar.gov
21
Senator Jonathan Dismang 501-766-8220 dismang28@gmail.com
28
Senator Joyce Elliott 501-603-9546 Joyce.Elliott@senate.ar.gov
31
Senator Jane English 501-257-7670 jane.english@senate.ar.gov
34
Senator Jake Files 479-648-9216 Jake.Files@Senate.ar.gov
8
Senator Scott Flippo 870-421-3420 Scott.Flippo@senate.ar.gov
17
Senator Stephanie Flowers 870-535-1032 Stephanie.Flowers@senate.ar.gov
25
Senator Jim Hendren 479-787-6222 jim.hendren@senate.ar.gov
2
Senator Bart Hester 479-531-4176 bart.hester@senate.ar.gov
1
Senator Jimmy Hickey 870-772-4444 jimmy.hickey@senate.ar.gov
11
Senator Jeremy Hutchinson 501-773-3760 Jeremy.Hutchinson@senate.ar.gov
33
Senator Keith Ingram 870-735-9580 friendsforkeith@gmail.com
24
Senator Missy Irvin 870-269-2703 Missy.Irvin@senate.ar.gov
18
Senator David Johnson 501-682-6107 David.Johnson@senate.ar.gov
32
Senator Blake Johnson 870-323-1766 Blake.Johnson@senate.ar.gov
20
Senator Bryan King 870-438-4565 bryan.king@senate.ar.gov
5
Senator Uvalde Lindsey 479-444-6752 uvalde.lindsey@senate.ar.gov
4
Senator Bruce Maloch 870-235-7040 bruce.maloch@senate.ar.gov
12
Senator Bobby J. Pierce 870-942-1031 bobby.pierce@senate.ar.gov
27
Senator Jason Rapert 501-336-0918 Jason.Rapert@senate.ar.gov
35
Senator Terry Rice 479-637-3100 Terry.Rice@senate.ar.gov
9
Senator Bill Sample 501-624-3445 Bill.Sample@senate.ar.gov
14
Senator David J. Sanders 501-682-6107 davidjamessanders@gmail.com
15
Senator Gary Stubblefield 479-635-4314 gary.stubblefield@senate.ar.gov
6
Senator Larry Teague 870-845-5303 Larry.Teague@senate.ar.gov
10
Senator Eddie Joe Williams 501-286-9366 EddieJoe.Williams@senate.ar.gov
29
Senator Jon Woods 479-200-3100 jon.woods@senate.ar.gov
7

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The Con-Con Con & Republicrats

WHO IS REALLY BEHIND THE CON-CON CON? March 1, 2015

Con-Con is the current verbiage for a Constitutional Convention.

Republicans, for at least a decade, have been pursuing a very, very dangerous “Constitutional Convention”. It is improbable that they are so dense that they do not understand the potential damage a Constitutional Convention can wreak. Once in motion there are no controlling mechanisms to limit what individuals or entities can participate in the Convention, modify, or expand perpetuating their own self interests.

The two Republican shills directing Con-Con activities in this year’s Arkansas General Assembly are Rep. Nate Bell (R-Mena) and Rep. Bob Ballenger (R-Hindsville).

Both Bell & Ballenger’s resolutions depend on approval of 38 and 34 states respectively.

Specifically, Rep. Bell requires the petitioning of Congress for a Constitutional Convention to CONSIDER a federal balanced budget amendment. Bell’s bill is ID’d as HB 1006.

Rep. Ballenger’s bill has also been endorsed as House Joint Resolution 1003.

Ballenger’s resolution calls for a C-C to also impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting their power & jurisdiction and the closing part of his resolution states—“limiting the terms of federal office holders”. An insult to every Arkansan. Refer to his vote on Issue 3….doubling term limits for the General Assembly.

Isn’t that interesting since Ballenger & also Bell voted for the Republican sponsored Issue 3 that allowed the Senate and the House a 150% increase in their salaries as starters, also allowing Republicans to put together an independent commission of political cronies to rule on ethics & salaries. The corrupt Republican state party masked their true intent by labeling Issue 3 as an ethics bill that in fact DOUBLED THEIR TERM LIMITS. What a scurrilous bunch!

The Republicans in the Arkansas General Assembly pushing for one Constitutional Amendment and at the same time laboring feverishly to destroy the 7th Constitutional Amendment in the Bill of Rights…the right to trial by jury of your peers—not government or big business administering trials and capping damages.

Elected Republicans are too cunning & deceptive to believe they have the ability by any means, most particularly a C-C that could or would slow down, much less stop any aspect of the criminal, cowardly U.S. Federal Government. Our U.S. Constitution states very explicitly what is demanded of government in every aspect. Observe the corrupt conduct of the 3 branches of government. Look no further than the past 14 years—unending wars, the Affordable Care Act (Ark. Republicans extended for 2 years, which means it is here to stay), illegal immigration, amnesty, $18 Trillion national debt, spying & frying, the neutering of the 4th & 10th Amendments, the National Defense Authorization Bill, & the deadly merry-go-round keeps spinning. War criminal, former President G.W. Bush stated the U.S. Constitution was nothing but a “G.D. piece of paper”. Who do Republicans think they are kidding?

So who are Arkansas Republicans shilling for and why? Definitely the RNC, ALEC, the Koch Brothers, etc. etc. it’s hard to imagine that 2 representatives from Mena & Hindsville have a burning interest in a Constitutional Convention, and most particularly when both reside in illegal Mexican sanctuary cities under the control of the leadership of the quad-cities of NW Arkansas.

Another attempt to destroy our American heritage, culture, sovereignty and the monumental efforts gifted to us by our Founding Fathers.
As the Republican majority party in Arkansas, you have again proven yourselves to be nothing more than the betrayers of citizen’s trust and a laughing stock.

The question remains—what is the real purpose of the proposed “Constitutional Convention”?

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Scalia–another charleton in a lifetime position of destruction

WAS U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA APPEARANCE AN EMBARRASSMENT, INSULTING AND AN AFFRONT, MOST PARTICULARLY TO THE 800 PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE AUDIENCE?

February 27, 2015

Regarding Scalia’s speech in Fort Smith, AR yesterday:

Scalia, speaking about the cases he “falls on his sword for” are those that deal with the “real Constitution and those who attempt to tinker with the construction of government”. In that statement he was at least disingenuous, since the DC Republican establishment and the Republican members of the Ark. General Assembly in concert with the U.S. Chambers of Commerce, nursing home lobbyists, and the multitude of big business interests have launched a serious attack on the Bill of Rights, Amendment 7, i.e. the right of trial by jury of your peers shall be preserved.

The aforementioned organizations are lobbying & purchasing support to overturn the 7th Amendment to allow government to predetermine caps on monetary awards. Government will of course make the various appointments e.g. the recently appointed ethics committee created in the Ark. General Assembly to determine their own salaries & any ethical concerns, better known as Issue 3—an inside job by any dimension.
Scalia further stating, “every tinhorn dictator and every banana republic today has a Bill of Rights”, Scalia said but without a Constitution to prevent centralization of power to one person or one political party. Is this not what we are presently witnessing in the U.S. compliments of Obama?

The very idea that Justice Scalia would make the above statements when he and the other 8 “Justices” have allowed the past 3 presidents to engage in any numbers of criminal acts, e.g. former Pres. Bill Clinton destroyed the sovereign nation of Yugoslavia resulting in the creation of 6 provinces, all done so the Clinton Administration could “protect U.S. interests”…what U.S. interests?—preemptive, murderous air strikes, 500 per day.

Former Pres. G.W. Bush destroyed Iraq, at the time an ally of the U.S. , all built on lies resulting in the murdering of millions of innocent Iraqis that offered no threat to the U.S. Bush’s attacks on U.S. citizen liberties were and are unprecedented until the present U.S. president entered the scene. Bush and Zionist insiders passed twice the unconstitutional Patriot Acts nullifying the 4th & 10th Amendments, neutered Posse Comitatus & Habeas Corpus, permitted torture, international spying, the murder of American citizens without any hearings, droning, the Military Commissions Act, The Homegrown Radicalized Terror Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, etc. etc. All draconian, immoral, and unconstitutional.

In view of these facts and many more, how can Scalia look in the faces of 800 school children and crow about his love and upholding of the U.S. Constitution?—a crime in itself.

Fast forward to President Barack Hussein Obama, who with the aid of both political parties passed unconstitutionally The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, with the aid of Republican Chief Justice Roberts, claiming Obamacare was a “tax”, and the Republican Party.

The lawlessness of the Obama administration, i.e. the Executive Branch is unparalleled, a dictatorship. Obama’s corruption has passed into the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank. He has carried on torture, assassination of U.S. citizens without the due process of law, issued untold numbers of Executive Orders that dissolve U.S. border security & allows mass immigration, legal & illegal, awards amnesty to millions of illegals, has tripled H1-B visas while 92 million Americans are jobless. The Obama Administration has overthrown the duly elected government of Ukraine, the Libyan government and his sites are on the governments of Syria, Venezuela, Argentina, and Cuba. The U.S. has been transformed into a police state, compliments of the past 3 presidents, congress, the Dept. of Justice, and the Supreme Court and the beat goes on & on.

The United States has preemptively destroyed 7 Mideastern countries in a 14 year war and observe the casualties on both sides at a Trillion dollar cost and for what?

Scalia has been on board in his lifetime position since the Reagan Administration and has been a strong voice posing as a conservative while aiding and abetting the hemorrhaging of the Constitution and U.S. citizens.

Scalia is nothing more than a Constitutional Imposter. The Constitution is not dead, only the people elected & appointed to protect it.
The constitution has not been a part of American lives since the mid 1900’s and to be more specific, since 1861.

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

the Governor lied, surprise, surprise!

WHILE JOGGING DOWN THE TRAILS TO THE MARIJUANA SHOPPE TO REMOVE FROM MY BRAIN THE SORDID ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT MINIONS, I HEARD A VOICE. February 3, 2015

That voice was that of “Conservative, Religious & Constitutionalist” (so he says) Gov. Asa Hutchinson. He exclaimed to me that all able-bodied recipients of the “Private Option”, i.e. Obamacare must be “given an incentive to look for a job”. That sounded like a “fool’s gold” bribe to me. With the Governor’s message I thought surely I had already been to the marijuana shoppe, after all a “Conservative” Governor attempting to bribe hundreds of thousands of American shirkers & illegal Mexicans & OTM’s?

An oppressive government (Arkansas) can take by force the economic production from the middleclass and dispense it to those who refuse to work. Precisely what the Governor proposed and is materializing.

Governor Hutchinson has been dining at the taxpaying producers’ lunch box his entire adult life and he knows more than anyone that welfare recipients, in the main, do not and will not look for jobs. His aforementioned proclamation documents the fact that the majority is not now seeking nor will they ever seek employment.

Therefore; why did he make such an outrageous statement that insults the very constituency that voted him into office? And I say citizens, in this collection of parasites are thousands of illegal residents who also enjoy the fruits of middle-class production and all the time the middleclass is subsidizing their own demise by continuing to elect shameless, corrupt career politicians & the hiring of bureaucrats.

May I suggest to the “Conservative” Governor the real antidote for such despicable conduct (the offering & the accepting of bribery) of career welfare-ites, including politicians & bureaucrats…a swift kick in the form of no more checks; the only solution.

It then comes to mind as I am jogging home from the marijuana shoppe that Gov. Hutchinson is also in receipt of 4-5 Elitist welfare checks himself and will always be in favor of government expansion

His voice came to me again, even more resonating, and there was applause in the background—no doubt the state legislature– as he forcefully stated “there will be no effort put forward to cancel the Private Option”, i.e. Obamacare that he and the legislature will wait 2 years so as to provide time to devise, alter and/or craft some form of legislation that will mildly modify the Private Option.

The governor knows full well that 2 years hence there will not be a snowball’s chance in hell to overturn Obamacare, while he as the Governor & state legislature are a significant party to turning over the entirety of American healthcare to the corrupt, criminal state & federal governments.

Asa Hutchinson’s campaign for the Governor of the state of Arkansas was based on two issues:
1. $100 million tax relief for the middleclass
2. The destruction of the “Private Option”, i.e. Obamacare
Both have turned out to be falsehoods, a complete reversal of his campaign promises.

I was beginning to tire returning from my long jog to & from the marijuana shoppe, and I asked myself the question, “what has the alleged ‘Conservative, religious, Constitutional “ Governor Hutchinson ever accomplished in his lifetime career of “public service” (self-service) that has any redeeming qualities? I can find none. Once he came close. As a sitting Congressman he convened a political summit in NW Arkansas made up of congressmen, FBI, DEA, local & state police, sheriffs, etc. to confront what he & other DC luminaries called the illegal drug trafficking problem. The hearing revealed that it was caused by illegal Mexican distribution centers and drug trafficking in NW Arkansas. News of the gathering lasted 12 hours before the news blackout occurred.

He failed as Federal Prosecutor and as head of the DHS. So why would any thinking individual believe he would vigorously support the taxpaying middleclass as opposed to illegals and American shirkers?

He’s making fools of the citizens of Arkansas and the majority of the masses probably deserve that description.

After cogitating the bribe and the continued implementation of the Socialized Private Option by the newly elected Governor, I’ve decided to take a short break & immediately jog back down the Trails to the marijuana shoppe because I know I’m going to be forced to write another check to the rapacious government; therefore the necessity for a few more deep inhalations. I say “forced” because resistance brings government retaliation.

Joe McCutchen

www.arkansasfreedom.com

Revisiting the Distressed Cavaliers & real history

June 21, 2009 What the politicized institutions don’t want you to know.

The “Distressed Cavaliers”…….The best kept secret in our history, next to the truth about tyrant “Honest Abe”. (Read “The Real Lincoln” by Thomas DiLorenzo)

The Collectivists/Politically Correct purveyors’ worst nightmare would be for American citizens to learn of their true Founding history….from the establishment of Jamestown by adventurers and businessmen BEFORE the Pilgrim’s Plymouth Rock, the first Thanksgiving at Berkley Plantation, BEFORE the Pilgrims’, to the wonderment of the saga of the “Distressed Cavaliers”. (Such knowledge might give rise to the pride Americans once had in their heritage, something carefully destroyed by the Politically Correct method of Cultural Marxists.)

In the mid 1600’s Sir William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia, had the brilliant plan of recruiting the younger sons of English Noble families. He was able to entice them with promises of land and position because under the custom of the day, only the oldest son was allowed to inherit the family estate and fortune. Another contributing factor was the ascendency of the Puritans in England who persecuted the non-Puritans. Hence the name, “The Distressed Cavaliers”. (“Albion’s Seed”, by David Fischer)

From these ranks came young men of education, intelligence, bravery, honor, ambition, entrepreneurialship, and leadership. Englishmen of breeding and substance. It was from this stock that the First Families of Virginia arose. They included names such as Custis, Harrison, Randolph, Mason, Madison, Washington, Lee, Jefferson, Jay, Carroll, etc.
Our beginnings and subsequent progress were not based on “Diversity”, a twisted concept at best. It was based on consistency, rule of law, honor, and a knowledge of the Enlightenment philosophy of Individualism. A man was judged by strict rules on conduct, which allowed those of lesser circumstances to function and succeed as well.

No wonder none of this is taught in the Collective Government Schools. Knowledge such as this might make for a citizenry schooled in merit and the fact that government’s only legitimate business is that of protecting the rights of the citizens and the Constitution.
A great country cannot grow based on ignorance, superstition, or anarchy, which is the result of multi-culturalism, (too many legal & illegal aliens from 3rd World cultures having little or no redeeming factors…in short all people are not the same; much depends on their achievements and values) leading to tyranny and dictatorship over the masses. Individual rights and freedoms are an anathema to Collectivists—whether Socialists, Fascists, Communists, or Monarchists.

Every aspect of Western Civilization is under attack and every other culture is being touted…all by design to destroy its very foundations. Some call it genocide.

Our Founders accomplished the most astonishing achievement in the history of the known world…they established a Constitutional Republic at the beginning of our nation, which differed drastically from Democracy (Mob Rule)which is how politicians, bureaucrats and other co-conspirators are fond of describing our system today, and all forms of Collectivism ever tried. The rights of the individual were held supreme, not the power of government. The Right to Life, Liberty, Property and the Pursuit of Happiness was not meant for government but for individual citizens.

Oh, how we need the Cavaliers today to vanquish the trolls and harpies who rule over us, demean and threaten our very existence.

Barbara McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Why would non-essential trails trump essential sewer/flooding crisis?

A SYNOPSIS AT THE END IS FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT LIKE TO READ AND DEAL WITH THE FORT SMITH CITY GOVERNMENT’S DUBIOUS FINANCIAL ISSUES. January 25, 2015

THE RACE TO MAY—THEY ARE OFF & RUNNING! MANY QUESTIONS, NO REAL ANSWERS

They are off & running—the real owners of the Fort Smith City Government, City Manager Ray Gosack, F.S. Chamber of Commerce, F.S. Times Record/Warren Stephens, and the echelon of political high fivers.

The race officially began Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 with an editorial salvo from the Times Record titled “Taxpayers Must Pay Bills, More”. Translation: Taxpayers; Suck it up, Shut up, Pay up.

The full court press continued: Times Record Jan. 12, 2015, 2 front page stories. Drew Linder, 1st National Bank employee and cheerleader for the unelected Bikeways & Trails NGO, in a blaze of bravado is leading a 6 person delegation of insiders advocating for 87.59 miles of trails. Linder paints a beautiful (at least in his mind) picture of what he believes eventually, if completed, the trails will look like. Linder claims the Trails will only cost the taxpayers a mere $17 MILLION. This is the estimated start-up cost.

Never mind the $500 million, 12 year EPA demand pertaining to the overhaul of the Fort Smith city sewer & surface water systems that has already been paid for at least once & mathematically could be more than once in the previous 30 years by the earmarked 1% street/sewer taxes which were misapplied and diverted. Now City Manager Gosack, Mayor Sanders & the Board are asking the citizens to foolishly vote for another 10 year extension of the city’s fun & gun spendathons.

The real owners of the Fort Smith city government, their enablers, and the compliant F.S. City Directors have staked-out their position by asking taxpayers for another 10 year renewal of the city’s two 1 cent street/sewer taxes, which by the way, city government, past & present, have surely obfuscated, misrepresented, misappropriated & diverted the 30 year/$600 Million tax monies, which could possibly be $1.2 billion that has been generated from the aforementioned two 1% street & sewer sales taxes. The city’s website and past Directors state there is a 1% sales tax for streets and a 1% sales tax for sewers.

http://www.fortsmithar.gov/newviews/Files/2012%20Sales%20Tax%20Election%20Presentation.pdf

Why did some of the city administrations present & past not discharge their sworn obligation to citizens and remedy the sewer debacle in a timely manner?

THE 1% STREET/SEWER TAXES WERE VERY SPECIFIC FOR 30 YEARS. THEY DEMANDED THAT THE REVENUES GENERATED WOULD BE APPLIED EQUALLY TO STREETS & SEWERS—NEITHER HAPPENED. WHAT GUARANTEES ARE IN PLACE THAT GOSACK, SANDERS, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND/OR OTHERS WILL ABSOLUTELY, UNEQUIVOCALLY SPEND ALL THE MONEY ON STREETS & SEWERS? AND WHAT ARE THEIR POLITICAL GUARANTEES WORTH?—NOTHING. ABSOLUTE PROOF THAT GOSACK AND HIS ENABLERS HAVE DIVERTED THE SEWER TAX FOR AT LEAST 25 YEARS IS THE EPA’S $500 MILLION RECENT DIRECTIVE TO THE CITY AND THE OUTRIGHT $300,000 FINE. THE CITY IS NOW FEVERISHLY CAMPAIGNING FOR WHAT THEY HAVE NOW RE-BRANDED AS A 1% STREET TAX WITH NO SPECIFICS.

MORE IMPORTANTLY NO MENTION OF AN OMISSION OF THE SEWER TAX. WHERE DID THE MONEY GO & THE AMOUNT FROM THE 2ND 1% TAX? THE TIMES RECORD IS NOW CALLING THE FORMER 1% STREET/SEWER TAX , THE 1% STREET TAX. THESE FACTS INDICATE THE F.S. CITY GOVERNMENT IS AN OLIO OF CONUNDRUMS, OBFUSCATIONS, DIVERSIONS AND MAYBE MUCH MORE.

If voters approve the 10 year extension it will generate a minimum of $250 million by one of the 1% taxes, but what about the second 1% tax, what happens to it?

The downtown insiders have closed ranks and their battle cry is “we must educate Fort Smith citizens”, i.e. program, indoctrinate & obfuscate. Government’s golden rule.

The main subject here is the upcoming May election to renew or reject what has been a 30 year 1% street/sewer tax that generated $600 million which specifically demanded every penny be used equally for renovation of sewers & street improvements, resulting in citizen taxpayers having little to show for a remake of streets & sewers. The tax tally could have reached $1.2 billion during the 3 decade long period.

The present and some of the past city governments for the last 30 years have diverted, misapplied, & misappropriated the $600 million to $1.2 billion and have no qualms about unctuously asking for another $250 million to $500 million replete with no guarantees (same as the previous 30 years) on what & how they would spend the upwards to $ ¼ BILLION to $ ½ billion. “Trust us”, again.

The question continues to be Where Did The $600 million to $1.2 billion Go? Certainly not on streets and sewers.

Back in the day, 25 years ago, city government, the Chamber of Commerce, & perhaps others ran a successful campaign to get the 1 Cent street/sewer sales taxes passed, all wrapped up in sweet promises.

Observe the present day condition of streets & sewers.

The campaign was a simple one, but effective. Citizens were besieged daily with the written and spoken phrase “It’s only a penny”. The proponents of the well financed 1 cent tax campaign featured their media ads with a 1 cent copper penny with Abe’s image sunny side up.
Citizens bought into it in 1985, bought into it again in 1995, and again in 2005 and now the question is will citizens be willing to get stiffed again for the 4th time, with the city’s battle cry “Great streets & no more flooding for only a penny”? That worthless little copper created somewhere between $600 million & $1.2 billion in 30 years and disappeared with no explanations from the “officials” the taxpayers elected to protect their purse and property. WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?
Fool me once, shame on you…fool me 4 times, shame on me.

What clever, surreptitious media blitz will the city & their enablers come with this go-around?

SYNOPSIS:
A FACTUAL REVELATION OF THE CONDUCT OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF FORT SMITH, AR REVEALS AT THE VERY LEAST ITS INCOMPENTENCY OR AT ITS WORST CRIMINALITY.

Tuesday night’s official Board Meeting Jan. 20th : In view of the Environmental Protection Agency’s leveling a $ ½ billion demand against the city of Fort Smith, coupled to an outright $300,000 FiNE, why would the Board’s major topic of discussion be centered on Agenda 21’s 87.59 miles of unfunded Trails? The startup costs given by unelected NGO Parks Commission Chair Lorie Robertson would be $17 million, this without available funding. She states the Parks NGO will demand 20%, not the 10% the TR reports as their part of the newly named “1% street tax”.

Major shortfalls continue to plague F.S. city government, e.g. deficits in Fire & Police pensions, accompanied by unfunded across the board 8% pay raises for city employees (4% increase in healthcare costs, 1% cost of living, up to 3% for step/merit increases, & the unfunded fluoridation of the people’s water supply). Yet Trails occupy center stage in official Board Meetings. All mum on the payment of the $ ½ billion EPA demand!

Facts support that one of the 1% street & sewer taxes have generated about $600 million dollars in its 30 year history. These taxpayer funds have been misapplied (who knows for what) and diverted.

In view of the diversion and misapplication of taxpayer funds, absent explanations and/or apologies to taxpayers, city government is now calling on voters to approve another 10 year 1% tax, replete with no specificities, as if they would be honored. And the other 1% tax?

The Times Record & the Fort Smith City Government have re-branded the name of the one of the two taxes to the 1% street tax, blatantly leaving out sewers. Why is that? According to the Fort Smith city government’s website there are two taxes, 1% for streets & a 1% for sewers, therefore why is the Times Record & city government now only talking about a 1% street tax in light of the $ ½ billion EPA mandate plus the $300,000 fine. This smacks of major deceptions aimed at the taxpaying citizen.

There’s no avenue for thinking citizens to comprehend & understand the circuitous maze of deception precipitated by city government. Again, there are TWO 1% taxes—a 1% tax for streets & a 1% for sewers. Why would the Times Record, always without questions, continue to alter the name of the official 1% street/sewer tax?

http://www.fortsmithar.gov/newviews/Files/2012%20Sales%20Tax%20Election%20Presentation.pdf

There is also the matter, and it smacks of bribery, having to do with the for-profit Delta Dental Insurance company’s subsidizing the start-up costs of $1 million to initiate the fluoridation of the F. S. water supply. Fluoridation has been turned down by voters on multiple occasions. Fort Smith sewers are not the only thing that smells.

It is noted that newly elected Director Don Hutchings was a past member of the F.S. Board of Dire

The F.S. City Government’s spendathon continues by subsidizing a plethora of entertainment venues, some government and some private, e.g. the Marshal’s Museum, the motorcycle rally, etc. all in full view of hundreds of millions in shortfalls.

The undeniable & indisputable foundation for this article and synopsis is based on facts that the present and past Fort Smith city governments have manipulated, misapplied and diverted somewhere between $600 million and $1.2 billion of taxpayers’ dollars as witnessed by the 25 year repeated demands made by the EPA on the city of Fort Smith for the correction of sewer/drainage problems. All the while the FS city government turned a 25 year blind eye to the EPA and the very real problems of raw sewage, flooding, etc. yet there were millions of taxpayer dollars readily available for revamping the sewer system/flooding problems. The EPA’s final demand was and is essentially a $ ½ billion demand fine & an additional $300,000 fine. The hubris that City Manager Gosack has shown, accompanied by various city Board members, shows arrogance and disrespect for F.S. taxpaying citizens.

Joe McCutchen

P.S. Notable supporters of Agenda 21 Trail systems, i.e. Lorie Robertson, Drew Linder, Bryan Merry (all unelected NGO members), and Bill Hanna & Casey Millspaugh—All are of the opinion that the Trails are “game changers”, “job creators” & would “draw industry” to the area.
Those are touchy, feel-good opinions directed at voters, perhaps self-serving, and that is all. There is not one shred of credible evidence and no empirical data that would support any of the above.

Did Whirlpool, et al leave because there were not enough Trails? Is that why Mitsubishi never occupied their enormous facility?

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North to
Bentonville, AR

West to East to
Henryetta, OK Fort Smith, AR Russelleville, AR

South to
Hatfield, AR

January 17, 2015
Each of the above cities is almost exactly 87.59 miles from the city limits of Fort Smith, AR which is the exact length of the Trails the Fort Smith city government is promoting.

Why, suddenly the uber push for this absurdity? A probable explanation:
1. No funding available due to the coming expiration of the 1% /1 cent street/sewer tax. Therefore; City Manager Gosack, the Mayor, the City Directors and their enablers have no present source of funding to support the Agenda 21 Trail System. Obviously, they are depending on citizen renewal of the 1% tax as their funding source for the proposed Trails.
2. The city also speaks of a partial source of funding from corporations. Corporations do not fund any entity from which they do not receive double or more benefits accompanied by political control.
3. As stated above, the city is counting on the 1% sales tax to be renewed and state affirmatively they will earmark 5% for trails ($1 ½ million per year). 10 years produces $15 million. Stated initial cost of the proposed Trails is said to be for openers $17 million, resulting in an immediate $2 million deficit, but does not address the enormous increases in the costs of doing business, inflation and government waste.
4. The cradle of Marxism in Arkansas, i.e. Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, has completed their U.N. Agenda 21 Trails Systems; therefore like sheep and not to be outdone the F.S. city sycophants must make their uber push to please the United Nations’ & D.C. demands.

TV Ch. 5 (& perhaps others) interviewed 2 or 3 Fort Smith citizens 1/14/15 and asked their views on the multi-purpose Trail system. Answers were what one might expect, varying from: “oh, it’s a wonderful idea”, “well; more people would use it in the summertime”. Of course, no statement or questions regarding costs or city government expansions, nor the justification of 87.59 miles of trails.

Fort Smith city government’s 2 main selling points (both fictitious).
1. The Trail system will bring in new industry. (not one shred of empirical evidence to support their assertion).
2. City functionaries are now maintaining the Trail system will draw more students to UAFS & they will graduate and remain here. (Doing what? Again no empirical evidence to support the wild claim.)
3. Both city arguments are based on nothing more than feel-good, sound-good indoctrinations.

Unfortunately we citizens are now wallowing in a “kept” society, and for the most part citizens are devoid of objective or analytical thought. In view of all the huge monetary deficiencies & multiple entertainment venues the Fort Smith city government has created and engaged in, why should a taxpaying citizen vote for ANY tax being promoted by this government in light of their 30 year history of mal-performances and plundering? Particularly the extension of the 1% street/sewer tax for 10 more years. For example:

1. Misappropriation & diversion of a $600 million mandated 1 cent sales tax specifically dedicated to streets/sewers initiated 30 years ago. Observe the decaying conditions of present day streets, sewers, and the accompanying flooding. The newer streets do not turn water. This piracy was accomplished by misapplication, misappropriation, diverting tax dollars, and perhaps other methods, absent citizen approval & most assuredly accountability.
2. In the wings is the recent leveling of an EPA $300,000 fine and their $1/2 Billion mandate to reconstruct the sewers. Money was readily available if the city was judicious & objective in their spending of taxpayer dollars. WE ARE PAYING FOR THE SAME PROJECT AT LEAST TWICE, I.E. SEWER RECONSTRUCTION.
3. This followed by city government overriding citizen voters disdain of mass medicating with fluoride…replete with no funding, and same goes for police/fire pensions, i.e. no funding.
4. City government promising across the board pay raises for city employees. 4% increase in healthcare costs and 3-4% for merit & step increases—Absent funding. City government deviously promotes their position that increases in healthcare costs are not monetary raises.
5. The numerous hugely expensive entertainment venues, some cash disbursements visible and some not, e.g. the Marshal’s Museum. The Merry-Go-Round never stops.
6. City Management is proposing 6-10 or more tax & fee increases. Some are new.

To conclude that the majority of citizens are politically disengaged may be correct, and if that scenario is correct it is the major reason we citizens are/have become nothing more than government vassals and few realize it.

So why is the city government supporting such a massive, absurd Trail program when the architects are the Federal Government and the U.N.’s Agenda 21?

Sooner than later citizens will come to realize the real purpose of the Trail systems. It would behoove them to do some critical/serious researching & thinking. The imminent Economic Professor Paul Craig Roberts wrote, “AMERICANS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE ONLY THING EXCEPTIONAL ABOUT THE U.S. IS THE IGNORANCE OF THE POPULATION AND THE STUPIDITY OF THE GOVERNMENT.” In support of Dr. Roberts, here is the big question, where are the citizens who should be asking WHERE DID THE MONEY GO, i.e. the 30 year 1% sales tax for streets & sewers that generated $600 Million? Certainly not to the dedicated purpose—streets & sewers.

The Fort Smith city government has lied to the EPA for 25 years and more importantly, the citizens for 30 years. What would make one think these political sycophants will change their stripes?

IN A CAPSULE: THE TRAIL SYSTEM IS ULTIMATELY ABOUT AGENDA 21 REIGNING IN CITIZEN MOVEMENTS, DIMINISHING FREEDOMS, RESTRICTING PROPERTY RIGHTS & USAGE & ABSOLUTE CONTROL OF NATURAL RESOURCES.

THE REAL INDEBTEDNESS FORT SMITH HAS GENERATED, REVEALED STATISTICALLY IS STAGGERING AND TAXPAYERS ARE NOT AWARE OF THE REAL NUMBERS—WE ARE JUST VASSALS AND I GUESS I NEED TO HIT THE TRAIL.

Joe McCutchen

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