Another Files/Webb Fiasco Follow-up…Will Jake Skate?

Another follow up…January 19, 2018…note the first line of the narrative titled…”IS IT POSSIBLE, WHAT IF?”

In the follow-up on January 17, I posed a couple of questions. If the new Federal Prosecutor had any meritorious legal accomplishments, absolutely yes. Accompanied by the JAG awarding Mr. Kees a Meritorious Service Medal, military service, and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Wal-Mart University, Rogers, Arkansas, but hold on, he was a former law partner with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and their law firm in Rogers, Arkansas, remember the first line of the narrative.

So far the script is being followed to the letter as somewhat prophesied in the narrative below. We only have to wait for the legal conclusion, if there is one, to terminate this narrative. There are 3 possible alternatives that will determine if the narrative is prescient. What are they?

By the way, the new Prosecutor’s name is Duane Kees and very qualified.

January 17, 2018…A Follow-up.

Will the below theorem prove to be prescient? Will Senator Jake Files skate?

Note the below article published October 21, 2017 describes possible legal engagements re: Files/Webb.

A new Federal Prosecutor is in town. Who is he and where did he come from? Is he a product of meritorious legal services, is he a product of strong political connections/Deep State, or did he work himself up from the stock room?

Read or reread the piece titled “IS IT POSSIBLE—WHAT IF?”

The Files/Webb melodrama has been going on for 6 years or more and like the DC political “investigations”, I believe resolutions should be forthcoming immediately. What do you think?

Joe McCutchen

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

Files/Webb Fiasco Follow-Up

January 17, 2018…A Follow-up.

Will the below theorem prove to be prescient? Will Senator Jake Files skate?

Note the below article published October 21, 2017 describes possible legal engagements re: Files/Webb.

A new Federal Prosecutor is in town. Who is he and where did he come from? Is he a product of meritorious legal services, is he a product of strong political connections/Deep State, or did he work himself up from the stock room?

Read or reread the piece titled “IS IT POSSIBLE—WHAT IF?”

The Files/Webb melodrama has been going on for 6 years or more and like the DC political “investigations”, I believe resolutions should be forthcoming immediately. What do you think?

Joe McCutchen

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

Deep State Double-Speak Raises Taxes

Frontpage T.R. 1/10/18…”Governor proposes a 3 % spending hike” January 13, 2018

Before entering the Arkansas Governor’s spending double-speak one should first know just who is and what his political philosophy really is.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is an active founding & practicing member of the DC swamp, alternatively called the “Deep State”. Recall he has been in the taxpayers’ troughs nigh onto 4 decades and held sensitive positions throughout the U.S. government and has been an abject failure at every stop, in all likelihood by design and political cowardice, i.e. the Rogers, AR congressional & law enforcement groups created to terminate the illegal Mexican drug distribution centers in NW Arkansas, as a Congressman, no accomplishments. As Western Arkansas’s Federal attorney he failed in his interrogations & efforts to prosecute of Barry Seal & his illegal drug cartels, including Clinton & the whole Mena affair, followed by his failure as the U.S. Border Czar and now the tax & spend Governor of the state of Arkansas. He raised 3 tax bills and failed on 2 last session, and now on his way to bankrupt the state. Only a fool would call him a “conservative”.

After the above miniature profiling of Gov. Hutchinson’s failures we return to this present day spending spree. Last year he added 340,000 individuals, mostly unmarried, unemployed males, no children and below 35 years of age. These deadbeats entered into Hutchinson’s welfare system now commonly known as “Arkansas Works”, an integral part of Obamacare which Hutchinson refuses to discard but cannot fund.

A quote from the aforementioned T.R. written by Andrew DeMillo, AP…”Hutchinson proposed a $5.6 Billion budget that increases funding for the state’s Medicaid program. Where are his considerations for the middleclass taxpayers? Continuing on with his quote, voters please analyze the meaning of the rest of the quote, “while setting aside surplus money for future tax cuts, etc.” On the one hand he is asking to raise taxes for various purposes and on the other hand in the same breath is saying it’s for tax cuts. What in the world is the meaning of his ending quote and how can he justify such a huge increase in the 2018 budget? He can’t!

“The budget is conservative in spending (!) increasing our savings and invests in our future”. This Swamper is nothing but a Deep State active member. Is the State General Assembly stupid and self-serving enough to abide by Hutchinson’s language which was put together solely for multiple tax increase and makes no sense whatsoever and perhaps written to confuse those citizens who are silly enough to vote for this Swamper.

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Diversity = Dilution

Times Record 1/7/18…”Plan to address school district staff” January 7, 2018

41% of the district’s students are a white minority. “Teachers are role models”. How is it they are role models when actually all they are doing is propagandizing, indoctrinating and dumbing-down our white student population and transferring all the emphasis on 3rd world minorities. The district school systems are not only accomplishing the above, but will/are diluting the white teacher majority down to minority standards.

Question: Director of “Human Resources” (collective terminology) Martin Mahan said “There are some things that are traditionally in place that we would build upon”. What Mahan is actually saying in using the word “traditionally” is deceptive simply because there is nothing traditional about the operation of school systems today in the dumbing-down process. At the inception of the Dept. of Education, academic traditions were erased in the government-controlled school systems.

Mahan continues “I think one of the greatest assets to this community of Ft. Smith is the cultural diversity”. Explain to the readers of this article how diversity is an asset to this or other communities, except cheap labor and votes.

Let’s deal with reality, i.e. the truth for a change. None of the 3rd world illegal immigrants residing in our republic and in their thousands of year’s existence have ever had a substantive accomplishment. Yet they come here by hook or crook mainly for welfare, compliments of the criminally corrupt federal and state governments. Mahan goes on to say, “You also want your teachers, administrators, counselors, nurses, every component to model that representation”. WHY? Are they mentally deficient, if not why the dumbing-down process?

Illegal aliens have swamped our welfare system, enlarged their failed cultures & philosophies and have in the main, no intention of acculturating. While at the same time attacking Americans’ way of life. As an example of why this condition exists look only to 18 year warmonger going for 24, Senator John Boozman who has no positive record re the middleclass but has voted for and funded the murdering crimes that Pres. G.W. Bush created and has been sustained.

As Ron White stated, “You can’t fix Stupid”. Enter Superintendent Doug Brubaker, his contribution to this article demonstrates government schools and their short-circuiting of the minds of the producing class whose ancestors settled our republic and sustains it, and finally the most generous nation around the globe. Brubaker states “we want to make sure our salaries are competitive”. Money, money, money, but not a hint about excellence in academics.

Vision 2023 is going to expand the government school’s where they will own every aspect of your children’s lives, e.g. more school “resource officers” (cops…why?), nurses, social workers, test coordinators, mental health providers, technology specialist, instructional technology, educators, career development educations (informs students what their career will be), pre-K teachers, English language learners, educators and by all means Grant Writers. Do any of you believe that any of the above is for the betterment of white students or dedicated to expand our children’s mental capabilities? The expansions are directed wholly to minorities, mostly illegal aliens.

Ain’t diversity grand?

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Another in a long line of Education “Vision” Failures

Headline T.R. 12/19/17 …”School Board okays five year plan” with a Vision 2023 December 21, 2017

The multifaceted plan presented by the School Board accompanied by a montage of 180 citizens that allegedly constructed the 5 year plan. Pure hogwash—straight out of the U.S. Dept. of Ed. and the anticipated 5 year disease to be carried out in the district is to be transmitted by Superintendent Doug Brubaker. Brubaker & his acolytes claim the 5 year plan was a local creation. When the plan is researched it demonstrates a direct attack on children’s minds, particularly the “bright”, compliments of the U.S. Dept. of Education. Brubaker and his 180 public relations committee unfortunately are speaking for 87,000 citizens who had nothing to do with crafting the plan. The 5 year plan has now evolved into a one year plan.

The 5 year plan is right out of Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto” and Hillary Clinton’s “It takes a village”. The Hegelian Dialectic is what is at play here—look it up. Politicians and bureaucrats have long relied on the Hegelian Dialectic to sell their Marxist agenda. The first part of the plan ——-“Engage in high quality instruction”, followed by “will be taught by highly qualified professionals”. What this statement blatantly says is there are no highly qualified professionals or teaching methods in the FS school system. What all good Marxist’s do simply means that government will re-train existing teachers to follow the Marxist line while the faculty will be salted with instructors who are purebred Marxists out of the federal government stable to further indoctrinate our children.

A brief summary and partial list of the DOE demands for the FS school district.

1. Each student will have equitable access to programs, etc. Question: Specifically what are the programs and do they not now exist in the district? Government using the word Program (observe) is a dangerous term, i.e. erasing citizen’s constitutional rights.

2. Instruction—“each student will engage in high-quality instruction”, meaning teachers are now providing sub-par teaching methods and where are the high-quality teachers coming from?

3. Each student will be instructed by highly qualified professionals—source, numbers and cost? “Qualified” means what Dr. Brubaker? What do those remarks say about our current teaching community?

4. Equity in instruction…translation: reduce every student to the lowest common denominator to match the mental deficiencies of the invading 3rd world multicultural jungle; thereby suppressing citizen/student Americans’ individual creativity & independent thought/achievement.

5. Government planning is for complete control of your child’s life cycle (birth to death) for whatever government may perceive their thought patterns should be, e.g. the workforce (another Marxist term). Your child is & will be further programmed for life’s journeys, where to work, live, and play, etc…under the aegis of force & surveillance.

6. Of course, government’s ultimate plan will utilize its blend of technology with “go-at-your-own-pace” (minorities) that will undermine genuine learning & academic core knowledge.

Public schools are indoctrinators from birth to death. As I speak the government is short-circuiting your child’s mind and body producing a nation unable to defend their God-given & constitutional rights.

Reducing children’s minds to a common denominator, all by design, serves two major purposes, to create mass unbridled diversity which is subservient and falls under the spell of government, making it easy for them to be controlled, not so easy to rein in white American youth & adults. 3rd World minorities & many Americans, unfortunately are mesmerized and easily controlled by government dispensing unearned largesse. It’s all about votes, the Collective and Global Governance.

Absent in Brubaker’s faux plan is the most important facet, academics! Lowering standards has already been accomplished. To allow another such a plan being foisted on parents and children is an absolute crime. Teachers have become government robots held captive by the AEA & the NEA and completely devoid of individual critical thinking, accompanied by omissions, falsehoods & revisionism.

Technology is government’s best weapon. Absent core subjects which are the foundation of all real learning experiences. Many if not most school subjects have been squelched or attenuated. Real education cannot be achieved under such circumstances.

Dr. Brubaker’s plan has crossed sabers with the U.S. Dept. of Education. He states he created this 5 year plan. Information coming from the DOE states, “Feedback from our stakeholders indicates that the previous 5 year update cycle was not frequent enough. In response, with this 2017 update we commence a pattern of yearly smaller scale updates”.

The game is obviously to make citizens believe the plan comes from local sources when in fact it comes from government via Dr. Brubaker.

Oh by the way, the cost??!!

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

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
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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
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