The American Creed – Is It Yours?
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people; whose powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in the republic, a sovereign Nation of many States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my Duty to My Country to Love it, to Support its Constitution, to Obey its laws, to Respect its Flag and to Defend it against all enemies. Written 1917. Accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.
Jean and I welcome all of you to the site and hope you’ll enjoy this journey with us, as we continue our fight to restore the U.S. and AZ to True Republican forms of Government. Our US and AZ Legislators must pass laws to protect their Citizens from the Big Corporations and Reform our School Systems to protect our Children’s Futures.
I’m running for the Open Senate Seat in LD 22 and with the help of my wife Jean and the Senior Brigade we gathered 1,996 signatures, which no one challenged and thereby guarantee us a place on the August 28th Primary Ballot, we’re looking forward to meeting with the groups in LD 22 to explain my platform and our goals. I want to thank all the Voters in LD 22 who took the time to sign the petitions which enabled us to get on the Ballot.
There is no confusion as to where I stand on issues and I won’t waiver from my Convictions and Love of the United States of America. I call a spade a spade backed with Constitutional understanding and an in-depth knowledge of the games Legislators play to hide their voting records. I’m seen by some in the GOP as a Fox who must be kept out of Office, as the Elite know they’ll never be able to Control me as they do most of its members!
I’ve spent a considerable amount of time at the State Capital, testifying on various AZ House and Senate Bills. Most recently, against the AZ GOP assault over 2015 & ’16, on our office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction; beginning in 2015, with SB 1038 & Amended HB 2184, and ending with 15 GOP Senators voting for SB 1469, taking away authority from the Superintendent of Public Instruction and unconstitutionally diverting the state board of education (SBE) to the governor’s branch of the executive department by pretending to “Make the state board of education a separate state agency.”
In 2016, AZ Legislators continued their assault, further usurping the constitutional authority of the office of Superintendent, further diverting it to the pseudo-SBE. It’s time to Stop Politicians from Digging us a Deeper Hole and to Fill this One in on them!
We have another bad decision by the AZ Legislators, Prop 123, which didn’t result in any substantial salary increases for teachers as promised by AZ GOP Legislators who Voted & Campaigned for It, once again doing as told by the Party, they supported it and promised, and haven’t spoken about it since it passed, but didn’t deliver once again. The Legislators didn’t listen to their Real Employers-the Voters of AZ; Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!… just more of the same so-called, “Career Politicians” who Failed all of US.
We must thank all of them in the 2018 Election Cycle, especially since some now have aspirations of going to DC to represent CD 8, once again more of the same from Career Political Ladder Climbers.
I’ve been pro-active in trying to stop EPCOR and AZ’s Corp. Commission from raising the Water Rates on Sun City, Sun City West and Youngtown; unfortunately the AZCC voted in favor of raising the Rates of these communities in spite of my and others efforts to prevent it.
The GOP Corp. Commission voted in support of Socialism over a Republican form of personal responsibility, however I intend–along with others–to continue this fight, as the GOP Legislators in LD 22 have been of no help in the fight to date.
I’ve also Battled against the NPV better known by some as the “National Popular Vote,” which, if passed, could have given us Clinton for President, as she did get the most popular votes, as did Gore in the 2000 election against Bush.
Four AZ GOP House Members sponsored this bill along with the 20 GOP Legislators who voted for it, including LD 22’s Rep. David Livingston, as his campaign manager was the Lobbyist for it, and it appears you could say he takes orders from him, not the Voters in LD 22. None of them should be supported by LD’s, nor voted for in the 2018 Election Cycle.
We also had 6 AZ GOP Senators sponsor the Bill in the Senate, however wasn’t brought up for a Vote or looks like it would have passed, this would have caused a real Political Crisis in AZ, we can’t afford these type of people in office any longer.
Click to Verify the Senate Sponsors bracket on this Link to AZ Senate Sponsors: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview?billnumber=SB1218&Sessionid=115
The National Popular Vote is also Opposed by the GOP National Platform. We need Federal and State Representatives who understand basic civics and why our Founders put the Electoral System in from the start, or they shouldn’t run–let alone be in Office.
I’m no different than most, however have the time needed to be involved, and to do the research needed revealing how corrupt the political system is, including Elections, which always favors Incumbents.
One example with a political twist on Einstein’s definition of Insanity: “Voting for Incumbents and expecting a different result is the Political Definition of Insanity.” Look at the results of Re-Electing Incumbents: more Debt and less Freedom for All.
It’s time Voters are represented by Citizens not seeking Political Careers, those of us with Heart-Felt Desires to Restore the Great American Dream of Freedom, which will fulfill the Dreams we all have for Our Children and Future Generations of All Americans, with the prayers and support of AZ’s Citizens.
God Bless You All; Clair and Jean Van Steenwyk