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The Sorry State of Education & Politicians in Arkansas

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

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

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

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

The PLC assimilates the teachers all together.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Incumbency—a Toxic Weed—Fatal.

Joe McCutchen www.arkansasfreedom.com

The DC Swamp via Arkansas

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

The passing of Congressman Steve Womack and Senator John Boozman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fortunately President Trump is neither Democrat nor Republican.

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

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

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

CATHOLIC CHARITIES–A MOCKERY!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joe McCutchen

P.S. 75% of all agricultural work is done by American citizens—not illegals.
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Increasing Parking Meter Fees Make No Sense

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~Barbara McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Questions re Files/Pitsch/Hutchinson/Ft. Smith

Is it possible—what if? October 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Beleaguered taxpayer questions

More beleaguered taxpayer questions October 6, 2017

Announced Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 that 7 Police Officers were taking a 4 ½ day trip allegedly for training, costing $23,000, which breaks down to $3,204 for each.

The T.R. is a paralyzed institution when it comes to asking pertinent questions, i.e. in this case, where does the training take place and the name of the organization designated to do the training. At that price I don’t have to tell you that this trip is not to Little Rock. Would the agency designated to do the training be an international organization to which the PD belongs and uses their protocols?

At the same time the Police Department announced it possessed a $790,000 surplus while maintaining Police & Firemen retirement funds are in the arrears, in all probability a lie, but if not?

Two curious purchases, 3 new fully loaded Harleys & gasmasks. How are they to be used? This brings memories of the Bass Brothers.

Also announced today regarding the water park…giant water slides coming, and the justification given, “some people just prefer those types of slides”. How many is “some”? Approximate cost $1.6 million, and I emphasize, that is approximate. Maintenance, insurance, more government hiring’s, etc. etc. and Judge Hudson states “it’s all in the name of profitability”.

As Fort Smithians sleep politicians & bureaucrats are stripping our economic hides to bare bones. Don’t count on the Times Record ever performing their professional duties by investigative reporting.

Incumbency is a toxic weed—fatal.

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Hutchinson/Pitsch/Files…a Toxic Mixture

A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR ARKANSAS STATE REP. MAT (THE SCREW) PITSCH October 1, 2017

A definition for the word Screw: the warden, in this case Gov. Asa Hutchinson conveys his orders to the Screw (as in prison guard) Representative Mat Pitsch. When the warden wants someone or group in the yard (General Assembly) rubbed out, beaten up, thrown in the hole, etc. the Screw is informed by the warden who he wants taken out. The Screw then approaches the targeted stoolies to carry out the Warden’s (Hutchinson’s) demands and only has to look the stoolies in the eye and nod; the job will be done, lacking violence in the above case. The political theater & the stage are now set for Asa & Mat to perform their nefarious legislative Acts in the Arkansas House of Representatives, i.e. raise taxes, etc.

In Arkansas the above is the Modus Operandi in the House of Representatives “Yard”. Governor Asa Hutchinson, the Warden, Rep. Pitsch, the Screw and the General Assembly, the prisoners, should one or more disobey–better do their bidding or no plums.

I have written 9 articles commencing on March 25, 2015 and ending August 27, 2017. The titles of 3 such articles: www.arkansasfreedom.com
1. Files/Pitsch/Hutchinson…Out of Control Government

2. Files/Pitsch Republican high political drama

3. Who will replace Files?

The first day it became known publicly that Senator Jake Files was being investigated; Pitsch boldly announced to the media he will enjoy serving the next session as the new Arkansas State Senator, i.e. the seat being vacated by Jake Files. How was it that Pitsch the Screw so arrogantly & confidently was so sure of inheriting Files’ position? Do you see a picture evolving?

A deal was cut by Western Ark. Intermodal Authority (WAIA) and was awarded a startup cost of $142,857 from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and contracts with Western Arkansas Planning & Development Department (WAPDD) for an $11,000 monthly expense. WAPDD is the same organization that awarded Files $27,000 for some unpaid activities in conjunction with the softball complex that he & Lee Webb were hired to develop… a huge failure due to the incompetency of the Fort Smith Board of Directors’ lack of oversight and the pillaging of Files & Webb. A more than curious hire. Is there any relationship between WAIA and RITA and does Pitsch run both regional entities?

Pitsch runs RITA, in all likelihood WAIA and is a State Representative where he spends at least 6 months a year languishing at the Capital, along with extensive travel. His absence from RITA for 6 months poses the question, is his RITA salary cut in half? Do you believe with his numerous government affiliations he has ever served “we the people” one day?

Now specifically to the Screw: WAPDD cut another curious deal that awards newly created “Consultant” & State Rep. Pitsch $7,400 per month, he also receives $40,188 as a legislator plus $29,975 per diem and other expenses (?) from the Ark. State House. He also received $8,103 in support for travel, and other nefarious activities outside the state….for a grand total of $166,076.00. More than just triple dipping, all unconstitutional carried out by many State Representatives & Senators acting in dual capacities as State Reps/Senators and now “Consultants”.

So Joe Blow now can contact a “Consultant” (any elected House member who chooses to be one) and in this case a State Rep (like the Screw), allowing legislative palms to be greased, thence the Reps do their bidding, i.e. introducing their bills, receiving appointments, favors, etc. Pitsch is also involved in another racket as an officer WAIA. These are all “regional” operations that take control of cities, thereby neutralizing citizens’ influence in their home cities by non-elected persons who enjoy the benefits of 501c3’s, 4’s, etc. financed by you!

Take a look at WAIA and observe who the officers are, most of who are city administrators, mayors, county judges, and consummate insiders, etc. Whose interests do you believe they represent?

Pitsch is also on the panel of the new Cultural Marxist Government educational program called “Vision 2023”…an extension of Common Core. The Screw is everywhere Big Government exists.

As a sidebar, in all probability there are only 5 bonafide elected officials in the Ark. General Assembly who cannot be purchased: Senator Bryan King & Rep. Josh Miller probably the only 2 Constitutionalists, and there are 3 others who are very close, Senators Linda Collins-Smith, Terry Rice & Rep. Dan Sullivan

In my long life there have been some good governors and many bad ones, beginning in 1945 with Sid McMath (D) (decorated Marine), Francis Cherry (D)—both excellent governors, which brings me to the 2017 Governor. My belief is that we the people are recipients of the most corrupt & in some cases criminally so and self-serving government since before 1945. This of course is Asa Hutchinson (R/CM), who by the way, is using his PAC to defeat at least one of the five excellent legislators listed above. In Asa’s many years sloshing around in the welfare taxpayer trough, he has never had successful results, e.g. U.S. Attorney (Mena/Barry Seal/Medellin Drug Cartel), Congressman (illegal Mexican drug cartels/distribution centers NWA while increasing the illegal alien invasions exponentially), U.S. Border/Drug Czar (open borders, opining that “illegals could not sleep for fear of deportation”), and now as the Ark. Governor has created 340,000 new welfare recipients—able-bodied males, unemployed, not married, no children under a program Hutchinson has ironically named “ARKANSAS WORKS” and expanded the number of Arkansas government employees.

Jake Files was Asa’s point man in the Senate and the Screw Pitsch is Asa’s choice to take Files place. That pretty well sums it up.
Quoting Founder & Patriot Patrick Henry, in this case government is a collection of “rapacious harpies”—Dems, Repubs, & RCM’s.

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

P.S. Hutchinson proclaims to be a Conservative and an Evangelical, a man with “Arkansas Values” (?) and a “Visionary” (raising taxes). Hogwash!

INCUMBENCY IS A TOXIC WEED—FATAL—OBSERVE! The road to slavery & the guillotine.

“VISION 2023” the new federal dumb down indoctrination project

Observations on Fort Smith, AR Public School’s “Visions 2023” Project. September 30, 2017

The local “education” improvement efforts follow in the footsteps of multiple national “education” strategy programs over the decades, e.g. Dewey’s Progressivism, School to Work, Goals 2000, No Child Left Behind, Common Core, and for good reason. It comes from a Consulting company, Cambridge Strategies, headed by Kevin Castner who in 2010 served as a Race to the Top (Obama’s version of education reform) Peer Review Panelist for the U.S. Department of Education.

The footsteps being followed are those of the destruction of challenging academics, of merit, of individualism, of achievement, et al via the adoration of emotions, irrational goals, egalitarianism, and collectivism. All in the sacred name of “Social Justice”—which has nothing to do with rigorous academics, the true job of schools. A brief summary of their goals follows:

The official “Vision 2023’s” first item of importance is DIVERSITY—a meaningless concept standing alone without proper context. Indeed, the treatment of DIVERSITY as a superior virtue is deranged. DIVERSITY has no value on its own, by definition it is a noun meaning differences, period.

The 2nd goal is egalitarian in opportunities—an impossible feat in the real world. For everyone to be equal all must be brought down to the lowest common denominator simply because the lowest cannot achieve what the highest can. Therefore the brightest students must be dumbed down to the dimmest. Only then, can all be equal. What an uplifting goal!

The 3rd is that EVERYONE has value and plays a CRITICAL role in the community’s (collective) future—another impossibility in the face of scientific factual differences in I.Q., character, values, DNA, etc. that exists in all ethnicities, i.e. mankind.

The 4th preposterous belief is that ALL students have the potential to become successfully productive citizens in our “DIVERSE, rapidly changing world”. Poppycock—what an imaginary world; again no knowledge or recognition of the scientific facts of DNA, Genes, I.Q., Environment—only utopian collectivism.

Goal #7 tells everyone to embrace CHANGE. Why? Is that aimed at demographics? ALL CHANGE is not good or positive. Some CHANGE can be catastrophic. Again, it is simply a word which is meaningless without context.

Goal #8 lauds educators and their continuing development (which is whatever the federal system dictates) that will improve schools. How so? It has not happened in the government schools yet—they have only gotten worse.

The breathtaking strategy is that the “public school” responsibility for children and families includes Wellness: “physical/mental/emotional/academic/social NEEDS”. No parental or individual responsibilities mentioned, neither is the word DISIPLINE. Sounds like cradle to grave government control described in 1984, Brave New World, Anthem, etc. and oh yes, the Communist Manifesto.

Collectivist utopia is a dream/nightmare concocted by those who despise individual achievement/responsibility. Why? Rugged individuals are difficult if not impossible to control and direct. Individualism rejects the concept of dependence on government as a paramount need, therefore is not easily brainwashed or subdued.

All Collectivist/Socialist/Communist “Utopias” always end in immense suffering for the masses, including millions of executions, starvation—death. The greatest question is why don’t large segments of society look at history and realize the consequences of these ideologies which have been demonstrated vividly in the USSR Communism with 94 million casualties & China’s Chairman Mao with a mere 70 million dead. The people in Venezuela today, ruled by a Collectivist Dictator Maduro are literally eating out of dumpsters and killing zoo animals for food. How uplifting!

Is the answer simply laziness & a desire to be provided for by ambitious politicians? Or is it ignorance, stupidity and a deliberate dumbing down, where the people fall for well-sounding bromides & propaganda—so much so that they vehemently believe they are doing the right thing by supporting & applauding the Collectivist siren call? Are the concepts of individual liberty and the search for true knowledge dead and gone?

In reading their “Vision 2023” goals one would have to say it is another step into the pit of Collectivism and the participants either are ignorant of history & philosophy or are in cahoots with the “It Takes a Village” malevolent crowd. Either way, it is but one more nail in the coffin of knowledge & liberty.

The callous disregard for the suffering & litter of millions of human bodies strewn across the history of every nation who fell under the Collectivist/Communist/Fascist regimes is beyond comprehension.

“It can’t happen here”, “we mean so well & care so much”, the well-baited trap so many have fallen into brings us to the USA which is committing genocide suicide because of the useful idiots who never question or reason, but go along to get along & look good in the community are facilitating our demise, while smugly patting themselves on the back.

The Cultural Marxists have won in their “march through the institutions” to destroy Western Civilization, and the government schools have played and are playing a huge role in that victory.
Since funding follows failure, school administrators will not refuse to teach the newest poison pill.

“Vision 2023” planning team mostly includes government types & some school children…mostly well-intentioned surely, but do they excel academically & are truly historically knowledgeable? No can be the only honest answer. They are only following the guidelines set out by yet another government controlled consultant. By the way, it is impossible that Superintendent Brubaker is unaware…all Supers come out of the same government trained pot, or they are not awarded that position.

2023 is simply a copy of 1984. (Hint to the participants, at least read that one small book)

Pity the young, who are influenced by the indoctrinated adults.

~Barbara McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

FOIA Transparency Out/Secret Cronyism In?

From today’s Times Record –“The Board asked to reject FOI deal” September 13, 2017

Some quotes from 2 members of the City Board who refuse to accept that the FOIA is a legal document.

“In the email (re the lawsuit & Civil Service Commission) Good also said he questioned if some have undermined the Police Chief’s authority.” My question, how and what authority has been undermined?

Good also said “Give him (Clark) the opportunity to perform his sworn duties”. Question: What specific duty has Chief Clark been denied? Former Chiefs have apparently worked very well with existing Civil Service Commission protocols.

“Giving him authority in policy.” (Good) It appears that Director Good wants Chief Clark to run the PD without Director oversight, public knowledge, and citizen approval by the Official Commission. Forget Administrator Geffken, apparently a tool of Downtown Establishment. Citizens should be apprised of the influence Mayor Sandy Sanders exercises over both Boards.

With a deal to permit Clark to have full reign over the FSPD will prove the Board’s incompetence as shown by the many recent failures and will demonstrate they have fouled their mess-kits again.

More later re the likely hiring of Police Chief’s crony Harold Rochon, fresh out of Detroit.

All is quiet on the home front, absent transparency, e.g. the T.R. & the Fort Smith government.

Director’s Lau & Lorenz made similar quotes interrelated with Director Good’s.

Fort Smithians will rue the day that the FS Board of Directors hired Nathaniel Clark.

Regard this quote from former Captain Copeland from 5 News:

“Around 25 officers at the Fort Smith Department have retired since the beginning of this year, which is about the same time the new police chief, Nathaniel Clark, took office.

Former Fort Smith Police Captain Jarrard Copeland said there are a lot of changes happening at the department right now. According to Copeland, some of them needed to happen, but he doesn’t understand a lot of them. One change includes hiring from the outside of the department for high ranking positions, instead of promoting officers who have worked in Fort Smith for years. “Over half of his command staff have left the department,” said Copeland. “I heard him [Clark] make the comment this is normal anytime you have a new chief, which is not true. I’ve worked under six different chiefs of police and don’t know of a single person that has left because of a new chief until now.”

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

Government destroys education/knowledge

Why does the government controlled education system keep trying to reinvent the knowledge wheel? The more they manipulate, the more distorted & unwieldy it becomes. September 9, 2017

For Pete’s sake, some of the most esteemed educators in the history of the world taught in the 300’s B.C.

    Socrates set up a basis for learning by the use of hypothesis & questioning until a non-contradictory answer could be reached…a method used in science & law studies for centuries. Then there was Plato and his student Aristotle (the father of Reason & individuality) and his Lyceum (place of lectures & learning). How many students can even tell you who they were?

    These efforts/achievements finally led to the Age of Enlightenment (e.g. John Locke), hence advancement in every field of endeavor, through the Industrial Revolution which lifted the standard of living for the masses within its sphere.

    In other words the basis for teaching, developing challenging curricula was the bedrock from which Western Civilization and the U.S. Republic grew. Starting with our one-room schoolhouses up to renowned Universities, we were once the envy of the world in most every sphere due to our education system, political & individual freedoms. Now we lag miserably behind and the reason is a shameful mess of incoherent babbling emotional approach to education and the introduction of politically correct “diversity, feminism, sexism, racism, affirmative action, quotas, safe zones, et al”.

    It is not an accident that true knowledge and the ability to think logically & innovate is dead after such auspicious beginnings over 2,000 years ago.

    The shame of it all—the lack of challenging academia—the lack of pride in learning—high expectations–the abject ignorance of our masses—all peddled vigorously by numerous factions, the most successful of which were the Cultural Marxists with their psychological warfare of Political Correctness & Egalitarianism. Their desire for the extinction of Western Civilization is nigh, with their globalist goal of apathetic, compliant masses ruled by an Elitist few. A powerful police state will take care of the unruly.

    Our only hope is to rediscover proven teaching methods and rational curricula of excellence—but that would eliminate myriads of useless indoctrination programs funded by forced taxation & promulgated by clueless or complicit personnel. Mucho dinero! Always follow the money.

    FUNDING FOLLOWS FAILURE in this day in time, therefore a return to excellence, merit, achievement, discipline, effort, rigorous standards is virtually dead in the water due to the hydra behemoth called Government Schools run by brain-washed Collectivists.

    Pity the young.

    ~Barbara McCutchen
    www.arkansasfreedom.com