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Suicide by Genocide…Again

SUICIDE BY GENOCIDE (Murdering American culture) Another chapter in the criminal escapades of the Arkansas Six March 25, 2018

Four of the Six, Boozman, Crawford, Womack, & Hill participated in the recent massacre, i.e. the $1.3 Trillion budget, from which we shall never recover. Piled on top of the already $21 Trillion national debt.

Boozman, the non-compos mentis, never votes for anything but war & funding. Weekly, he writes nebulous, non-confrontational garbage in the Fort Smith Times Record, mostly pandering to veterans.

Today’s episodic adventure allows that he has “done much to fight sex-trafficking”. Like what?
Kudos to Cotton & Westerman for holding the line.

Today Barbara & I were returning from a happy weekend holiday, and all that weekend happiness was terminated & jolted at the very busy intersection of Thompson and Sunset in Springdale, completely unnoticed by the citizenry or law enforcement. At the stop light, in the parking lot of a large store were dozens of 3rd world illegals exiting from old vans, beat-up U-Hauls with their boxes, duffle bags, tow sacks, etc. with relative new cars picking them up for distribution. Not exactly “hiding in the shadows”, in fact protected by the hoax of “Diversity” & “Racism”.

What a disgusting and depressing sight.

AMERICA IS A ROGUE NATION WHICH WILL NEVER RETURN TO ITS ONCE PREEMINENT STATUS, A CULTURE DESTROYED BY THE LIKES OF CRIMINAL POLITICIANS, LIKE JOHN BOOZMAN WHO HAS BATHED IN THE DC SWAMP FOR 17 YEARS, GOING FOR 24. HOW REVOLTING!

And who is to blame for this never-ending tragedy—Los Americanos Stupidos who continue to reelect, reelect, & reelect these reckless, feckless, scurrilous politicians and their corrupt political parties, as well as the criminal bureaucrats, not to mention the complicit media & academia. Note the recent example of ignorant and/or malicious masses of youngsters protesting their own Constitutional rights! The First & the Second Amendments, of which they obviously know nothing.

Joe McCutchen
Arkansas freedom dot 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

Deceptive Dem-Gaz editorial re illegal aliens

November 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

The Sorry State of Education & Politicians in Arkansas

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

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

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

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

The PLC assimilates the teachers all together.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Incumbency—a Toxic Weed—Fatal.

Joe McCutchen www.arkansasfreedom.com

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

“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

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

Editorial lies about “Civil War” foment violence & destroy our Constitutional liberties.

To Greg Harton: Regarding todays editorial “Enslaved by the Past” in the Ardemgaz

Only one of your quotes (if you are indeed the writer) is necessary to expose and offer irrefutable evidence that your piece is one of lies, ignorance, or both. “That is our nation’s greatest shame, and Confederates fought to destroy the government established by the U.S. Constitution we so revere today.”

At the Treaty of Paris of 1783, King George III in his signing the Surrender Accords each state was awarded one of his signed accords stating that each of the colonies was a sovereign nation, and so held by the Founding Fathers.

Pertaining to secession, in the case the second one, erroneously called the Civil War, please read the Declaration of Independence and what it has to say re secession and the definition of a Civil War is when two bodies clash to take charge of the central government. The South had no such intention, they just wanted out of Lincoln’s tariff corruption and tyrannical issues.

“He, Lincoln instructed Seward to introduce proposals in the Senate Committee of Thirteen without indicating they came from Springfield. The first resolved that the Constitution should never be altered so as to authorize Congress to abolish or interfere with slavery in the states. Another recommendation that he instructed Seward to get through congress was that all state personal liberty laws in opposition to the Fugitive Slave Law be repealed.” (Doris Kearns-Goodwin)

This proves that the war had nothing to do with slavery, all about Lincoln’s tariffs and the South funding his government well over 70%.
Lincoln & The Corwin Amendment, available in the records of the U.S. House of Representatives, the 106th Congress, Second session, the Constitution of the United States of America, Doc. No. 106-214—slavery in perpetuity.

Individuals such as you are the ilk that is fomenting uncivilized behavior in our Republic. Editorials such as yours are tearing our country apart and you are complicit in the demise of the Constitution you claim to revere!

Slavery was on its way out, rightfully so, due to economics and abolitionist activities in a peaceful manner, there was no need for Lincoln to murder 700,000 during the war and the murder, rape & theft during “reconstruction” and the continuing of same by Grant, Sherman and Sheridan directed at a genocide of Western American Indian tribes.

If you are interested in in-depth documentable truth concerning the Constitution, what lay behind it and the Uncivil War, please contact a scholar named Michael Gaddy at montezumaconstitution@gmail.com

This is not intended as a letter to the editor, but if you want to print it, please do.

Joe McCutchen
Fort Smith
August 20, 2017
www.arkansasfreedom.com

LTE…”The Unexpected”, a Requiem for our culture/heritage/rationality

Submitted to TR July 26, 2017………Published 7/30/17

As an observer with a knowledge of the arts, the downtown project called “The Unexpected” (murals on historic buildings) raises many questions. Who pays? Who critiques the planned art projects and are any standards applied? What is called “art” is a very subjective subject.

Various viewpoints enter like the “Emperor’s New Clothes” faction, where whatever the “experts” say is ”art” must be believed. There is a malevolent faction which purposefully projects ugliness, misery, distortion of reality and dares the viewer to challenge it. Then, there is a faction which seeks to portray life in a rational, benevolent way, even to inspire. All artists are portraying their own sense of life, how they feel about humankind and the world in which we live. With that in mind, observe what the Fort Smith canvas is portraying. Some projects lack reality or benevolence, some are cartoonish, some are just plain ugly, only a few give a sense of intelligibility.

If any vetting is done it is poorly accomplished. This town has a unique history which could have been portrayed in the tracing of that history in a dignified, educational way. From Indians & bandits, to the Judge & Marshal’s, to the gentility of Southern etiquette & accomplishment. From wagons, horses, blacksmiths, farmers, saloons, ladies, gentlemen and fine structures, like the marble train station and elegant hotels/theaters, to the crowded Avenue lined with fine stores, to throngs of people traversing it. Opportunities to educate, stimulate & inspire, lost forever.

What rational minds see now is a growing array of graffiti. I don’t relish the idea of this becoming known as “Graffiti City”, no matter how “well-meaning” the instigators might be. The “Unexpected” is not so unexpected in this time of political correctness and destruction of decorum, etiquette, esthetics, honor, & rugged individualism.

~Barbara McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com

A nostalgic walk becomes surreal–beware politicrats & insiders.

A nostalgic walk down the Avenue—evolving into an embarrassing spectacle July 19, 2017

“Never give a sucker an even break”—W.C. Fields, an expression practiced by the Fort Smith City Government and downtown insiders.

In the year 1985, citizens voted on and passed a 1% street/sewer tax which remains in force to this day. By 2010 the tax had generated $650 million, $200 million more than the recent and 3rd Federal Consent Decree issued to the city of Fort Smith by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

There has been no stated amount of revenue generated by the tax in the last 7 years, but it is fair to say in the ensuing 32 years the total amount could approximate $1 Billion that have fallen into city coffers by the 1% street/sewer tax. And “we the people” are the recipients of bad streets & a failed sewer system.

The most recent EPA mandate of $480 million, plus a $300,000 fine and 12 years to complete occurred in Dec. 2014, totaling 39 years of apparent malfeasance & misfeasance, absent sewer and ground water complete overhauls.

City Manager Carl Geffken now proposing to add another 12 years to the recent Federal Consent Decree, making a grand total of 51 years (1/2 century) of Fort Smith city government refusing to address the failed sewer & ground water deficiencies, while $1 Billion is unaccounted for they recklessly involve citizens’ money in meaningless, curious & unnecessary pursuits without citizens’ knowledge or permission, resulting in a change of the image of the city, likely for private personal gains including the recycling debacle ($52,000 monthly for 3 years) replete with no transparency, the Files/Webb Softball $2 million Complex fiasco (Manager Geffken wants “to move on”…but where is the accountability?), the bribe by Delta Dental to fluoridate Lake Ft. Smith against citizen wishes, citizens’ money poured into the nascent Marshal’s Museum, $700,000 yearly into the failed Convention Center, the Fire/Police Pension Fund shortage, alleged city business conducted surreptitiously by email, ad infinitum.

The Downtown private business owners have no legal, constitutional or moral authority to change the image of our city for private gain without a detailed public explanation and approval of their future intentions, e.g. “Propelling Downtown Forward”, no doubt detailed in their 113 page dossier that the downtown insiders plan to unleash on city citizens which was prepared by Dallas Gateway Planning. From the number of pages it is easy to see that the scope and magnitude of the downtown self-servers is huge.

Citizen insouciance, fear, and ignorance have and are allowing City Managers, Mayors & official Boards to exhibit and practice hubris and self-service while bathing in perfidy, making the citizens monkeys in the city government circus. If citizens arise and become implacable perhaps one will at least have a rail.

Currently City Manager Geffken and selected sidekicks are soon to be off to DC for another 12 year extension pitch attached to the recent 12 year EPA mandate and a little prime time…who pays? And remember, this translates into 51 years before any functional waste water/ground water safe disposal.

Where did the money go & who got it? Cut out the monkey business, downsize city government, stay out of downtown politics (boxcar graffiti, new age Urban Renewal, & Propelling Ft. Smith), and pay our legitimate bills.

At this point in time the present display of boxcar graffiti does in no way depict our city’s true long & varied history in any manner. Perhaps real history in the artists’ next presentation will be embraced.

Joe McCutchen
www.arkansasfreedom.com