Who Are Citizens?

Illegals Aren’t Citizens!

Let’s clarify the term “Natural Born Citizen!” Framers of the U.S. Constitution knew what they intended when restricting the Office of the Presidency to “Natural Born Citizens,” and why they imposed it. Pretending not to understand the term in order to elect an individual who doesn’t qualify doesn’t change the unconstitutionality of the act. Link:https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/natural_born_citizen

Let’s expose the unconstitutional and unlawful application of the term, “Birthright Citizen” to children born on U.S. soil who are NOT Citizens of the U.S. by birth; AKA: “Anchor Baby.” The terms are erroneously applied in the U.S. to a federal statute derived directly from the 14th Amendment: Immigration and Nationality Act. Chapter 1. Sec. 301. [8 U.S.C. 1401(a)].

The language excludes—as does the 14th Amendment–children born on U.S. soil who aren’t “subject to the jurisdiction thereof, . . ” Meaning a child born to a Foreign National present on U.S. soil isn’t a U.S. Citizen by “Birthright” derived from the location of his birth! This is a deliberate erroneous distortion of the original intent clearly stated first in the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, which wasn’t applied to ALL children born on U.S. soil until those working to Transform Our Nation and destroy our Constitution did so in the 1950s!

The Constitution isn’t an international document meant to apply to non-citizens, but to citizens only. The many who erroneously claim that the 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to anyone born on American soil, are wrong; that isn’t the Law, and never has been Law.

Let’s Clarify the so-called “Birthright Citizens,” “Anchor Babies, issue of other children born in the U.S. to visitors holding Visas who are legally in the country, children born to foreign diplomats, heads of state, foreign military prisoners, tourists, etc, are still citizens of the nation of which their parents are citizens.

We have the laws we need and remember one simple thing U. S. Constitution Article 1, Section 8 Clause 4 states: To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization and Uniform Laws etc., what does Uniform mean?

Citizenship was settled from the beginning but our New Socialists need power, using Emotion to change it and of course no matter the subject Immigration, Funding Education etc., they always use the Children.

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

AZ US Senate Candidate Ward Joins No on NPV

NPV Vilolates U
LD 22 Senate Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk comments on AZ Candidates Opposed to the National Popular Vote: I’ve spoken to and contacted many AZ Candidates about on the issue of the NPV to ask if they Support it or Not, and here’s the latest to respond to our question. We sent this question; The NPV has become quite a hot subject in the last few weeks, and almost daily is being talked about in the Briefs, and so far no one is in favor or supporting or voting for anyone running who voted 4 it, and here’s the response from:
( U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Kelli Ward: I do not support NPV, not before, not now and will never in the future. Thanks for reaching out! )

We’re glad to hear back from Dr. Ward on her position on the NPV, and also realize this may offend some of her former GOP colleagues in the AZ House who passed it, and it had enough GOP Senate support to pass as well, we hope all who read these comments realizes that the NPV should never be supported or voted 4 by anyone who claims to support the U. S. Constitution as it is in direct violation of Article 2, Section 1 Clause 2 and Article V.

Dr. Ward now joins the others against NPV who’ve spoken to us directly Opposing the NPV; CD 8 Candidate Sandra Dowling, AZ Treasurer Jo Ann Sabbagh, AZ Supt. of Public Instruction Dr. Bob Branch, AZ Corp. Comm. Jim O’Connor, LD 21 Senate Candidate Randy Miller, LD 25 Senate Candidate Itasca Small, I’m certain there are others we just haven’t heard back from them and yes some who voted 4 NPV who now say they’d not do so again, funny how when a little light gets shined on a subject many in office change their minds especially in an election year.

We hope this is helpful to all the Voters in AZ, as you Vote is Your Voice and they need to Hear It in 2018.
Link to Show Votes on the National Popular Vote: https://www.vote4van.com/2018/07/does-the-national-popular-vote-threaten-u-s-republic/
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

Can AZ Really Be Bought by RINOs?

We all had Better Hope & Pray History Doesn’t Repeat Itself!

Comments by LD 22 Senate Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk:

I read the MCC Briefs this morning as usual and couldn’t help but notice once again a personal attack against me endorsing for my opponent in LD 22 Senate Race, so for any who read it here’s the one part I’m referring to at this point.
For those who don’t know or for that matter don’t care what the Definition of Perennial is, I thought it might be a Good time to post it so all can see it’s actually more of a Compliment than I’m certain they’d care to give me, so here’s the Definition or Perennial: lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
President Trump “his perennial distrust of the media”
synonyms: abiding, enduring, lasting, everlasting, perpetual, eternal, continuing, unending, unceasing, never-ending, endless, undying, ceaseless, persisting, permanent, constant, continual, unfailing, unchanging, never-changing

The comments of mine along with the definition will hopefully demonstrate that Endorsements must be taken with a Grain of Salt and a rather Large Grain of Salt in this case. It appears to me that the American Post – Gazette prefers someone who Supported & Voted For the National Popular Vote, PROP 123 and Red for Ed over Myself who’d Never Vote 4 the National Popular Vote ,as it violates the Oath of Office taken to Protect and Defend the U.S. Constitution Article 4 Section 4, and the two others mentioned also Violates AZ State Statutes, and believe me there are other Votes and Issues with my Opponent Livingston.
I’ve been receiving several rather large mailers from outside groups endorsing my opponent as well and can’t help but wonder why anyone would spend so much money to get a $24,000 a yr. part time job, I believe it’s due to his taking orders from at least one Lobbyist and will again, so know that’s what they’re trying to protect with all the $$$$$$$’s they’re throwing at US.

I’d like AZ to know I’ll never Vote for anyone who supported or Voted 4 the National Popular Vote or anyone who runs with them or Endorses them in an Election Cycle as when you check some of the Endorsers did support the National Popular Vote, and if it had been law we’d have had Lying Hillary and the U.S. would never have Recovered from two Socialists in a Row in the White House.

This is for All AZ Voters, many in the GOP Legislature Voted 4 the NPV and so check their Records before you Vote 4 them, especially in LD’s 20,21 and 22.

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk / Candidate 4 AZ’s LD 22 Senate Seat / www.Vote4Van.com

Does the National Popular Vote Threaten U. S. Republic?

The Definition of a Republic:
A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

Democracy vs. Republic. … In a republic, a constitution or charter of rights protects certain inalienable rights that cannot be taken away by the government, even if it has been elected by a majority of voters. In a “pure democracy,” the majority is not restrained in this way and can impose its will on the minority, which is us.

Popular vs. Electoral Vote: Losing the popular vote means securing less of the national popular vote than the person who received either a majority or a plurality of the vote. … The presidential elections of 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016 produced an Electoral College winner who did not receive the most votes in the general election.

Many of the AZ’s Republican Legislators voted for the National Popular Vote, this includes my opponent Mr. Livingston in LD 22, who has clearly stated in a conversation at LD 22 on July 16,2018 when asked about my literature for attendees on his support for the National Popular Vote, PROP 123, EPCOR, that if that was all I had to run on no Problem.

His comment about no Problem hopefully will disturb anyone who reads this as it still demonstrates to me his total disregard for the system set up by our Founders to Protect all of us from Majority rule and would take from us the Republican Form of Government we’re guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, Article 4 Section 4, please keep in mind that if this was Law we’d have had Lying Hillary for our President and if this would have happened what type of Nation would we all be living in today.

My Opponent has proven over the years to listen to a paid Lobbyist rather than the LD 22 PC’s who represent the people and do so freely, this to me along with other legislation are the reasons I’m opposing him in LD 22 Senate Race, and also oppose the re-election or election of any who voted for the National Popular Vote and hope you’ll all check the records of those who voted for it.
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

National Popular Vote Would Destroy Our Republic!

House Third Reading:
AZ House Bill Number: HB2456 / National Popular Vote; interstate agreement
Action Date: 2/4/2016 / Action: Passed

Member Short Name Vote Member Short Name Vote
GOWAN Y TOWNSEND / Whip NV / Sponsor
Ayes: 40 Nays: 16 Not Voting: 4

The bill was tabled in the Senate by then Sen. Biggs as he knew it would pass, because the following GOP Senators Sponsored the Bill: Prime Signor Shooter, Prime Sponsors; Barto and Dial, Co Sponsors Sylvia Allen, Judy Burgess and Kimberly Yee now running for the AZ State Treasurer, plus other GOP signers total support 20 Sponsors & Votes, enough to pass and override a Veto, which is why it was tabled by Sen. Biggs or the GOP would have passed it, seems Paid Lobbyists have more Loyalty than the US Constitution they took and Oath to or AZ Voters they’re suppose to Serve. .

lawLink;https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview?billnumber=SB1218&Sessionid=115 You can’t always trust some who say they’re conservatives, Rep. Livingston Sponsored & voted for the National Popular Vote, so who does he really serve? Livingston also pushed Prop 123, does this make him a Conservatives? My answer is NO…., and the Candidates who supported and voted 4 the National Popular Vote shouldn’t be Re-Elected to any office to give them a 2nd chance at passing this Bad Socialist Bill.

Will AZ Go Blue or Just More Purple in 2018?

AZ Democrats Plan to Win AZ US Senate & CD 8

The Democrats did much better than they ever imagined in the CD 8’s Special Election in April, and will now move forward with a plan to win the AZ US Senate Seat and CD 8 plus some AZ Statewide and LD Seats as well and have an Extra Special Plan to do so.

Here are some numbers from the Special CD 8 Election that show us just how close we came to losing CD 8 to the Democrats in April of 18.
CD 8 comprised of 9 LDs including 1, 4, 13, 15, 20, 21, 22, 29 and 30, and 142 Precincts with 455,066 Registered Voters with an average age of 43.
Mail in Ballots:

48.5% Cast by Republicans

27.7% Cast by Democrats

23.8% Cast by All Others = 51.5% Demonstrating Republicans needed others to win, and we also lost some Republican Votes to the Democrats and I was told this by some personally while gathering signatures for my LD 22 Senate Race and didn’t sign telling me I’m to Conservative for them.

Voter Turn Out:
40.19% General Election Turnout
25.62% Primary Election Turnout

CD 8 Special General Election Results

Republican D. Lesko 96,012 Votes = 52.4%
Democrat H. Tipirneni 87,331 Votes = 47.6% = 4.8 %,

so 96,012 – 87,331 = 8,681 by 2 = 4,341 votes flipped + 1 we lose, and they plan for a higher turnout due to their Extra Special Issue.

Much smaller margin than Normal so as all can see without the Votes of Non Republicans we would have Lost.

The GOP has a 17.5% Registered Voter Advantage and only won by 4.8%, so a shift of 2.4% and we lose in CD 8 to the Democrats and as we all know you don’t win the State without CD 8, which could very well lead to Our US Senate Seat also going to the Democrats plus other Statewide and Legislative Seats.

Let’s Examine Just Who We Are in CD 8?

LD 22 has more registered voters than 12 of the State’s 15 Counties.

LD 22 also has more Registered Republicans than all AZ Counties, with the exceptions of Maricopa and Pima.
Out of the 30 LDs in AZ: LD 22 is the Third Largest in Voter Population.

LD 22 has the Fourth Largest Republican Voter Total.

Here’s Some Good News for LD 22

LD 22 turned out 15,000 more votes for Lesko than the next closest LD, and if we hadn’t the end result would have been much different.

LD 22 Republicans won by 6,704 votes or a 9.8 point spread, however please keep in mind that LD 22 represents 40% of GOP in CD 8, so still short of projections.

LD 21 Republicans won by 228 votes or a .4 point spread and it represents 30% of the GOP in CD 8, weak performance.

LD 13 Republicans won by 892 or a 1 point spread and they represent 10% of the Republicans in CD 8 weak again.

LD 20 Lost by 948 votes or by a 6.6 point spread, they along with the remaining LDs 1, 4, 15, 29 and 30 represent the remaining 20% of CD 8 Republican Voters.

Here’s the BAD NEWS

6 of LD 22 Precincts went to the Democrats and Lesko’s 2018 Point spread was only 9.8 over the Democrats.

President Trump’s Point Spread in LD 22 over Lying Hillary was 28, so LD 22 Lost 18.2 between 2016 & 2018, and this is a dangerous sign when you factor in the Extra Special Issue the Democrats are going to have to Generate more Votes in the 2018 General, that more than likely will Drive Up Democrat Voter Turnout and even cause some of the Left Wing GOP to vote 4 them.

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

The National Popular Vote is a Real Issue in AZ’s 2018 Primary!

America’s Republic Lost if NPV Passes!

In Reference to My Comments in the GOP Maricopa Co. Briefs concerning Challenges to candidates and the National Popular Vote Link to Briefs, check out the 6 /20 /18 & 6 /21 / 18 Briefs: http://archives.mcrcbriefs.org/

Here’s one part of his response and see if you can detect the missing part to his response to my comments on the National Popular Vote:
CQ’s Response: Finally, as always, Van must attribute the entire conspiracy to either National Popular Vote or EPCOR. This time it was NPV. I have no idea where Engen is on the issue but Frank Carroll has spoken AGAINST it numerous times. My helping to elect a good conservative who disagrees with me on NPV easily puts to lie Van’s conspiracy theory. I have clients who like it and clients who don’t.

The part that’s missing since CQ is apparently speaking for the LD 22’s
Slate of 3
with no comments on what Toma or Livingston will do, so the issue remains the same especially since Livingston already Voted 4 the National Popular Vote, does that make him what CQ refers to as a Conservative? If Livingston, Mesnard, Boyer or Gray become AZ Senators will they Vote 4 the National Popular Vote again?

The AZ House had 40 Votes for the National Popular Vote therefore could pass again, only this time you’d have at least 2 more Senators Voting for NPV, since Senators Yee and Burgess supported and Boyer and Livingston would take their places then it’s possible we’d get the NPV or as I call it the National Socialist Popular Vote, we can’t have these 4 get into the AZ Senate problem being no ones running against Mesnard or Boyer in the GOP, but Gray has Randy Miller and Livingston has me / Van and everyone knows we’d Never Vote for the NPV as it’s like voting for Clinton, Gore, Obama.

The National Popular Vote will turn the United States of America into a Socialist Nation from which we’d never recover. I and others know this issue is Vital as it’s a National Issue and AZ must be on the Constitutional Side not the Lobbyist, Socialist, Special Interest Groups and Bureaucrats side of it.

AZ Voters maybe voting to Keep the US a Republic or turn it into a Socialist Nation, and most won’t know they’re voting for 4 Candidates who Voted 4 the NPV, as no one talks about the NPV. And that’s especially True of those who Voted 4 it in the AZ House, or Supported NPV in the AZ Senate.

If those who Voted 4 the National Popular Vote are what Arizonians consider Conservatives then I and many others who Support the US Constitution must not be, and I would find that Unbelievable.

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk www/Vote4Van.com

National Popular Vote Will Destroy the Republic of the United States of America!

National Popular Vote Would Destroy Our Republic!

House Third Reading:
AZ House Bill Number: HB2456 / National Popular Vote; interstate agreement
Action Date: 2/4/2016 / Action: Passed

Member Short Name Vote Member Short Name Vote
GOWAN Y TOWNSEND / Whip NV / Sponsor
Ayes: 40 Nays: 16 Not Voting: 4
The bill was tabled in the Senate by then Sen. Biggs as he knew it would pass, because the following GOP Senators Sponsored the Bill: Prime Signor Shooter, Prime Sponsors; Barto and Dial, Co Sponsors Sylvia Allen, Judy Burgess and Kimberly Yee now running for the AZ State Treasurer, plus other GOP signers total support 20 Sponsors & Votes, enough to pass and override a Veto, which is why it was tabled by Sen. Biggs or the GOP would have passed it, seems Paid Lobbyists have more Loyalty than the US Constitution they took and Oath to or AZ Voters they’re suppose to Serve. .

lawLink;https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview?billnumber=SB1218&Sessionid=115 You can’t always trust some who say they’re conservatives, Rep. Livingston Sponsored & voted for the National Popular Vote, so who does he really serve? Livingston also pushed Prop 123, does this make him a Conservatives? My answer is NO…., and the Candidates who supported and voted 4 the National Popular Vote shouldn’t be Re-Elected to any office to give them a 2nd chance at passing this Bad Socialist Bill, that will Destroy the U.S.A..

Electoral Vote vs. National Popular Vote!

In their infinite wisdom, the United States’ founders created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?

The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet. It should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense.

There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 Counties vs. Clinton’s winning 57 Counties.

There are 62 counties in New York State. Trump won 46 of them. Clinton won 16.
Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)

Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.

These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles.

When a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of
those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome
of a national election.

Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) DO
NOT and SHOULD NOT speak for the rest of our country and the Popular Vote would give them Control.

The GOP Platform is against the National Popular Vote, the 4 AZ Legislators who sponsored the bill + 20 of them voted for it thinking about? Where’s they’re Loyalty to a Lobbyist, Party, Bureaucrats, most certainly not to US or the Nation, you be the Judge.

What’s a Conservative?

It’s a derivative term: referring to something outside of itself. We can’t conserve the future or present, and the past is full of contradictions thereby we’re also unable to conserve it entirely. In the past we find both Villains and Heroes; injustice and justice, slavery and freedom. Past and Present things are similar and must be judged on their own merits. Many Conservatives believe this to be true as a result of applying common sense. What makes us Conservatives?

It’s the Knowledge that things with a good reputation for a length of time are more than likely to be trusted vs. newer things with a limited or no history at best. The term Principle refers to something with a long history and to modify that into something different is to change the Principle itself, as without the Original Principle the reasoning for its’ defense is non existent.

If being a Conservative stands for anything it must be founded in the very Birth of the United States. All peoples form political bonds which were written into our nature by God himself with His gift to us of reason and speech. This brought about the establishment of Our Nation with the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution, and from these come the Principles by which we govern and allowed those in office to govern. The conclusion of this is quite simple, Our Founding Principles are what we defend thus defining us as Conservatives.


Honest Elections and the Electoral College
We oppose the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and any other scheme to abolish or distort the procedures of the Electoral College. An unconstitutional effort to impose National Popular Vote would be a grave threat to our federal system and a guarantee of corruption, as every ballot box in every state would offer a chance to steal the presidency. We urge state legislatures that have voted for this proposal to rescind their approval.

20 AZ GOP Legislators Voted For this, and CQ is the Paid Lobbyist who pushed it and many who voted 4 it also had him in their Campaigns, anyone smell RINOs in this group of Supports?
Honest Elections and the Right to Vote!

Honest elections are the foundation of representative government. We pledge to protect the voting rights of every citizen, as well as their rights of conscience when they are harassed or denied a job because of their contributions to a candidate or a cause. We support state efforts to ensure ballot access for the elderly, the handicapped, military personnel, and all legitimate voters. We urge state and local officials to take all appropriate steps to allow voters to cast their ballots in a timely manner. We are concerned, however, that some voting procedures may be open to abuse. For this reason, we support legislation to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote and secure photo ID when voting. We strongly oppose litigation against states exercising their sovereign authority to enact such laws. In addition, to guarantee that everyone’s vote is counted, we urge that electronic voting systems have a voter-verified paper audit trail. We urge every state to join the Interstate Voter Registration Cross Check Program to keep voter rolls accurate and to prevent people from voting in more than one state in the same election. To guard against foreign involvement in our elections, we call for vigilance regarding online credit card contributions to candidates and campaigns. The members of our Armed Forces must not be denied the basic rights that they are defending for others. Our troops, wherever stationed, must be allowed to vote in a timely manner. We call upon the entire military chain of command to ensure the voting rights of our citizen soldiers. The Constitution gives Congress authority to conduct the decennial census “in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.” In order to preserve the principle of one person, one vote, we urge our elected representatives to ensure that citizenship, rather than mere residency, be made the basis for the apportionment of representatives among the states.


COMPLAINTS FILED WITH THE COMMISSION on February 25, 2014, customers from the communities of Cross River, Dos Rios, and Coldwater Ranch delivered over 100 letters to the Commission asking the Commission to investigate their rates for water and wastewater service. Included was a letter from LD 22 State Representatives Lovas, Livingston and Senator Burges. The Legislators’ letter states that there is a great discrepancy in rates between various communities in the northwest valley. It points out that the water/wastewater rates for the EPCOR Agua Fria District are nearly $100 more per month than those for the EPCOR Sun City District and nearly $75 more than rates for several city water services. The letter asks the Commission to review the water/wastewater rates for this area. The letter also states that the communities of Cross River, Dos Rios, and Corte Bella are geographically distant and physically unconnected to the Agua Fria Water District and that they use the NW Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility even though they are paying for the White Tank Facility. The letter ends with a series of questions which it requests the Commission to investigate. What were LD 22 Legislators Thinking of? This helped bring about higher Rates 4 SC & SCW. September 2017.)
It appears the LD 22 Legislators weren’t serving SCW but other outside interests and when asked to make a public statement they refused to do so.
P. Lee, Mgr. of The GOP Office In Sun City condensed the final vote on the EPCOR Waste Water consolidation taken on June 13 /2017 AZ Corp. Commission meeting. RINO GOP Commissioners Tobin, Little, Forese and Dem Dunn voted yes or Against US; GOP R. Burns voted No for US. Full consolidation of the five water districts will occur over the next five years, the Increased Costs will be to SCW & SC Residents Only. Meeting was 5 hrs. & 40 min. of consolidation discussion:
1. 16 of 22 parties involved in the 5 Waste Water District (consisting of 7 waste water systems) entered into an agreement to support full consolidation.
2. RUCO – Residential Utility Consumer Office, and the Sun City HOA, and PORA didn’t sign the agreement.
3. Judge Sarah H wrote a 231 page opinion recommending full consolidation. Not 1 Commissioner challenged findings.
4. LD 21 Sen. D Lesko, LD21 Rep. K Payne, Youngtown Mayor M Levault, land surveyor Helmut P, Fred Botha opposed the consolidation.
5. LD 22 Newly Appointed Rep. Ben Toma spoke, But Didn’t Stand with the Voters in SC or SCW on the waste water proposal).
6. SCHOA Governmental Liaison Greg Eisert, sat through the entire proceedings.
7. Mike McKay, Cynthia Swick, Rebecca Blue, Robert (?), Daniel L., Jeff W., Diane S., Roger W., Fran N., Doug Edwards, AIC and others spoke in favor of full consolidation as soon as possible.
8. Craig Patterson placed comments in the record – “Reviewing pages 200-215 in the law judge’s findings – 73% of the comments were opposing consolidation – It is a 76% rate increase for Sun City residents – Sun City residents will provide $22M in subsidies over 5 years – over 10 years Sun City residents will provide $51M in subsidies and over 20 years the subsidy figure is $136M. Consolidation is not in the public interest of the Sun Cities Residents.
9. The Commissioners spent about 90 minutes discussing various aspects of the negotiated settlement agreement, voting to make 3 or 4 changes. (Note: EPCOR will submit their 2016 taxes to the IRS in September 2017.)

PROP 123 A Fraud on AZ Tax Payers Stole Funds from AZ Land Trust!

There were many irregularities with this Proposition as presented to voters by the Gov., Legislators and a $5 Ad Campaign selling it as a guarantee for getting the teachers a raise, when in fact that wasn’t even in the Prop to begin with and as we predicted they didn’t get the raise. The AZ Treasurer Dewit argued this would change the original structure of the Trust with the Federal Gov. giving 10 Million acres of federal land, the law said that the schools “shall forever remain under the exclusive control, “since charter schools in Arizona can be run privately but would receive public funds under Proposition 123, DeWit argued that the measure was illegal. If the Fed decided to make this and issue under a trust agreement now altered and they didn’t agree to the alteration, the fed could take over the trust or rescind the lands initially given.

There was also another violation of State law A.R. S. 19-123 SOS charged with mailing out pamphlets to registered voters in sufficient time to be delivered to household etc. & A.R.S. 19-123B dictates the SOS shall make a timely delivery of the pamphlets. There were over 400,000 voters who received early ballots prior to their pamphlets being delivered and may have already voted without the vital information, which may have caused some to vote against Prop 123, possibly causing the Prop to lose as it only passed by a rather slim margin.

A complaint was filed with AZ AG and even though he agreed there was a violation in the process he wouldn’t move forward charging the AZ SOS with violating the law and also wouldn’t aid the AZ Treasurer in stopping the Prop as well even though it violated the Trust. I smell a number of RATS in the State Capitol from the Governor to SOS to AG to Legislators who voted to put the Prop on the ballot and then went out selling it not to mention the $5 Million on Ads and of course the lobbyists and special interests pushing this bill, we have our very own Septic Tank at the Capitol.

Registered AZ Voters 3,553,389
Votes Cast
Yes 536,365
No 516,949 = 1,053,314
Prop Won by just; 19,416, so the 400,000 pamphlets not mailed in a timely manner could have made a difference, just 9,709 and Prop would have failed.

The Legislators said they wouldn’t touch the Trust Monies and have already raided over $150 Million from the Trust. The Federal Courts have ruled PROP 123 wasn’t legal, so now who’s going to pay that money back and by the way AZ budget isn’t Balanced but does have creative accounting in it to appear as though it is.

Seniors Aren’t Represented by Career Politicians!

AZ House Fails to Protect Low-Income Seniors:

House Speaker (R)J.D. Mesnard (LD17), now running for the Senate
and Rep (D) Mark Cardenas (LD19), were instrumental in killing SB 1268 – that would have restored property tax relief to impoverished Maricopa County seniors, according to the Maricopa County Treasurer’s office. For years, qualified low-income seniors who owned their home were able to freeze and in some cases reduce the amount of property tax they owed on their home. The Elderly Assistance Fund (EAF) helped thousands of Maricopa County seniors, most of whom are living only on social security. The state legislature discontinued this fund three years ago even though the money raised did not come from taxpayers; it came from the sale of tax liens and other non-tax revenue sources. Remember Mesnard is the House leader now running for the AZ Senate.

The Treasurer’s Office has been fighting – ever since it was terminated in 2015 – to reinstate the measures of the EAF, which granted assistance to qualified low income Maricopa County seniors. “We are using the left over funding to help those people who were signed up to receive the much needed help,” said Royce Flora, Maricopa County Treasurer. “The funds will be totally gone within the next year and those senior citizens who depend on the fund to help pay for the property taxes on their home will be on their own. In most cases, this help is the difference between paying the property tax or being able to pay for food, medicine or utilities. The underlying argument is to either protect qualified low income seniors from being taxed out of their homes or allow them to be thrown on the streets. This bill’s failure shows how some representatives value our senior citizens.” Flora said.

Not paying your property tax results in a lien on your home and eventually foreclosure. Ruth Rogers, 66, whose $10,000 a year social security income left her $800 short on her back property taxes and in danger of losing her home. She neglected meals and utility bills in an effort to make ends meet. The Elderly Assistance Fund saved her from losing her home in foreclosure. Rogers stated “I love my home. It may not be much, but I love it. I never want to go through that again.” Phoenix-Woman-Nearly-Lost-Her-Home; Now Lawmaker Wants To Give Her A Tax Break Lawmaker-Cut-Taxes (AZ Republic)
There are over 13,000 senior residents in Maricopa County and over 20,000 statewide as vulnerable as Rogers. SB 1268 represented an opportunity to reinstate the Elderly Assistance Fund and provide property tax relief. The bill would not increase taxes for County residents which is why the bill passed the State Senate with a 28 to 2 vote. Upon the bill’s arrival in the House, Cardenas and Mesnard, led the charge to defeat the bill. Mesnard’s vote is even more perplexing since he runs a charity that provides humanitarian aid to the poor. Mesnard has received nearly $200,000 in special interest campaign contributions in his 2016 reelection bid. Contact: Ron Meritt at (480) 225-0722.


Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, when he said America will not come back. He wrote:
“The American dream ended on November 6th, 2012. The second term of Barack Obama has been the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest republic in the history of mankind.
A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers, union members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other “fellow travelers” have ended Norman Rockwell’s America.
You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take zealots, not moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.
People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will probably never again be able to legally comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.
The Cocker spaniel is off the front porch, the pit bull is in the back yard, the American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and the likes of Chicago shyster David Axelrod along with international socialist George Soros have been pulling the strings on their beige puppet and have brought us Act 2 of the New World Order.
The curtain will come down but the damage has been done, the story has been told.
Those who come after us will once again have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to white guilt and political correctness..”

I agree with Graham’s commentary, except for the part about White Americans, as it took All Americans to Build this Great Country, and then most of their Descendants Stand Quietly by and Watched it being Destroyed for Decades before speaking out.
This has been caused by the Politically Correct Cowards not only in Office but those who’ve Blindly Supported and Voted 4 them time & time again. I believe there’s still time to Save the America we grew up in, but it will take the Courage to admit the Mistakes and No Longer Support or Vote 4 the Incumbents at all Levels who’ve Voted away Our Freedoms, so hope you’ll All Join US in this Battle.
God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk

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Do Socialist Democrats Really Hate Trump or US?

We continue to hear how the Democrats hate President Trump and use that excuse to stop his appointments and vote against legislation and the WALL. The Real Question we need to ask is what or who does the Socialist Democratic Party really Hate that causes them to mislead the Lost Sheep who vote and support them election after election.
The Truth is the Socialist Democrats really Hate FREEDOM and all it has Delivered to the American People since the 1700’s and hope to end it by slowing down President Trump and continuing to Lie to those who Vote for them, with the Lies they spout so easily no matter what the subject matter, while they cover up the Big Lie they’ve been promoting for the last 5 Decades which is total Slavery for All Americans with the exception of the Financial and Politically Elite Class.
The Hope of the Socialist Democratic Party is to remove President Trump or prevent him from fulfilling the Campaign Pledges he made to the American People and thereby attain control of the Government once again so they can continue their march to an America that becomes a complete Socialist State within the next Decade and thereby End all Hope any American might have of ever achieving the True Dream of Americans which is LIBERTY.
We must recognize this isn’t a battle of which side is better politically but which side is really going to Stand for Freedom and only support those will to take that Stand with US. If we’ll Stand together against the Forces of Evil within our own Government and Political Parties we have a chance of Restoring Our Republic.
If we’re willing to admit that most in power want to enslave us and future Generations with Debt and Increase Taxes while limiting the Liberty Americans have had to attain success then we have a chance, however if we continue to believe it’s only politics and not pay attention to what they’re really doing then all will be lost and the Great Dream of Our Founders for Liberty will come to an End and most won’t even realize it’s a done deal.
I believe the First Step to Restoring Our Republic and the Freedom Promised is by accepting the Facts that both Parties have been leading us down the Road to Slavery through Higher Taxes, Debt and Division of us all. These are the tools they both use to Divide US and it’s working, so we must once again rededicate ourselves to the Unity the US Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights gives all of us and Unite against the Forces of Evil at all levels.
The Truth is the Socialist Democrats Hate US, Citizens who Love Freedom and Oppose Socialism, and since President Trump is Standing up for US he’s their Target, but we’re the Ones they want to Eliminate.
God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk

Teachers Strike for Pay Not Education!

In 2017 the average Arizona teacher salary was $48,472, while the Arizona per capita income was $41,633, a percentage difference of nearly 15%. The #RedforEd group is demanding that increased taxes be imposed on everyone to generate additional revenue for teacher pay. Is this a good idea?

Most “per capita income” individuals work in the private sector. How do employers determine the value of jobs? Why is the average salary of Arizona government school teachers so much higher than per capita income?

With their higher average salary ($6,839 higher), teachers nonetheless claim they are underpaid. Their endless public relations campaigns have convinced most people to believe them. A few years ago a national PDK poll reported the public believes the number one problem facing educators is lack of money. Might teachers’ claim of “underpaid” actually be true?

Any economic textbook will tell you value of labor is determined by supply and demand—which can operate only in the free market and nowhere else—certainly not in government monopolies.

50.7 million students attended K-12 government-funded and controlled schools in fall 2017, compared to 5.2 million in private schools; 90 percent of all students attend government schools and that is where most teachers work—including #RedforEd agitators.
Incidentally, have you heard any #RedforEd expressions of gratitude, such as, “Thank you, taxpayers, for permitting us to receive 15% more in average salary than you make yourself. We are humbled when we see your sacrifice for us.”

The claim teachers are “underpaid” is not based on market reality—and for economic matters, there is no other reality. All forms of socialism, including government monopolies, preclude the possibility of paying workers based on market value, for supply and demand is banished by government dictates. As the economist Mises put it, “Where there is no free market, there is no pricing mechanism; without a pricing mechanism, there is no economic calculation.” The government schooling monopoly prevents any reality-based calculation of a teacher’s market value. So how can #RedforEd teachers claim they are “underpaid”?

This quandary is not unique to determining the monetary value of teachers in government schools; it applies to virtually all government employment. A public that understands basic economic principles notices the creeping tyranny inherent in #RedforEd agitation. So does Bernie Sanders.

If you have sufficient mileage, you recall politicians and government employees, including teachers, were once commonly referred to as “public servants”—individuals who willingly sacrificed higher salaries available in the private sector out of altruistic motivation for serving the “greater good.” One college’s motto, “Culture for Service,” expresses the idea. Graduates were to serve mankind, not make as much money as they could.

Many citizens believed teaching and government employment should be less lucrative, for if a person’s primary motivation were money, that person would not be sensitive to “higher values” and would be more susceptible to the corrosive temptations abounding in government. Humble, honest, hardworking, self-sacrificing, other-oriented; these were the by-words that described public servants and teachers.

Recall the shock, then, when the Congressional Budget Office released a study during the Obama administration reporting that on average federal employee pay and benefits exceeded, by a sizeable degree, those of private sector employees. And we see that average teacher pay does, too.

Coupled with the “crony capitalism” (a variant of socialism) scandals , the image of “public servants” vanished. Government employees are now viewed as a privileged class, receiving lavish salaries and benefits, isolated from the vagaries of the market which everyone else endures. Realizing that policies benefiting government employees, politicians, and their cronies were largely responsible for economic stagnation, citizens reacted as anyone would when salt is poured on an open wound.

Rather than government subservient to citizens and protecting individual rights endowed by their Creator, now government employees, and teachers, are presumed to know better than those who pay their salaries. The government class set-about to impose their utopian (AKA: socialistic) ideas upon the public, seeking to “fundamentally transform” America. “Pay us what we demand because we are more knowledgeable and valuable than you. We are government employees, and/or teachers, and therefore we deserve it—and next year, even more.”

Long-forgotten truths now seemed fresh as morning dew: “The essence of government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse,” said James Madison in a Speech before the Virginia State Constitutional Convention, Dec. 1, 1829.

Absent the free market, how are teacher salaries determined? If we review great moments in school funding since the 1960s, we see teacher salaries and school spending are driven primarily by lawsuits and threats thereof, union strikes (AKA: “walkouts”), and union political donations—they’re definitely not due to improvements in teacher and/or school performance. Clinging to the discredited fantasy that more spending magically improves education, school funding formulas in some states funneled more money to lower-performing schools and away from the better performers. In the fantasy world of government monopoly, economic incentives rewarded the poor performers. What is rewarded, increases!

Are #RedforEd agitators oblivious to their record? “53% … of Arizona’s graduates do not qualify for admission to our state universities. 59% of Arizona students enroll in remedial classes in our community colleges. 43% of employers report their new hires are deficient in basic skills,” reported an Arizona state school board employee a few years ago. In 2014, the average college freshman’s grade-equivalent reading level was only 7.5, and average reading level of the top 40 books read by 9-12th graders was only 5.3. It is no surprise the 2017 NAEP results released this month show 63% of seniors are not proficient in reading and 75% are not proficient in math. To ordinary citizens kicked to the curb by government/education elites, #RedforEd is mostly churning out illiterates who don’t quality for good jobs and can’t return correct change when working as clerks at MacDonald’s. A noted economist’s reaction to these results: “It’s grossly dishonest for the education establishment and politicians to boast about unprecedented graduation rates when the high school diplomas, for the most part, do not represent academic achievement. At best, they certify attendance.”

Can such under-performing individuals sustain Liberty? “If a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was & never will be,” wrote Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, January 6, 1816. Can these students even read the documents of Liberty? The grade-equivalent reading level of the Declaration of Independence is 15.8, the US Constitution: 17.8, and the Federalist Papers: 17.1. It is not hyperbole to say schools that do not educate are complicit in undermining Liberty and preparing fallow ground for socialism. [Indeed, recent revelations have shown that teachers of the very same ilk as the socialist organizers of #RedforEd have successfully sown and brought to fruition cadres of emotion-driven socialist youth who loyally supported avowed “democratic socialist” Bernie Sanders.]

To be sure, individual differences in teaching performance do exist. Everyone can recall a truly spectacular teacher or two—and many more who were mediocre, or worse (but successful students shoulder responsibility for their own learning and still achieve, even under less-than-spectacular teachers). Banding together in unions and agitating as “#RedforEd,” erases those important differences. Spectacular teachers are paid no more than the ineffectual. Because teachers are presenting themselves as one union, or one agitating group, we discuss them as if they were all the same, while recognizing that, in-reality, important individual differences exist—and should be rewarded differentially, just as employees are in the real world.

#RedforEd intends to exercise raw, naked power to coerce politicians into increasing their salaries and to sponsor a ballot initiative that will enshrine in state law special treatment for teachers, with the advantage to them, of by-passing public debate and scrutiny inherent in the representative process. The goal is to place themselves beyond the reach of all those in the “per capita income” group; while teachers become government functionaries immune to the will of the people. Is this goal consistent with “of the people, by the people, and for the people?” Is it reasonable to expect that individuals holding these values can teach the true essence of American representative government, the requisite for preservation of Liberty in self-governance?

Generous spirits do not blame teachers entirely for their behavior. They are trapped inside a government monopoly that is responsive only to political power, not to individual performance, and not to parental choice. Hence, teachers organize and strike to demonstrate their raw political power. “What other choice have we?” they may think.

Students watch, and learn. Teachers embrace Alinskyite community organizing; for, unlike the private sector, they cannot be rewarded for exemplary, individual performance. Is this the way to teach self-governance in Liberty, with representative government? The lesson pupils* learn from #RedforEd, Governor Ducey’s power usurpation, and the legislature’s capitulation to blackmail is more powerful than classroom instruction; amidst the widespread damage wrought by Barack Obama and the Deep State, it is one more giant leap for Arizona and the U.S.A., on the road to Venezuela—but neither pupils, nor teachers, nor politicians seem aware of where their actions are leading. [But, you can be sure the socialist agitators leading the strike are aware. . . .]

We would be remiss if we fail to note the government monopoly has imposed policies on schools that render a teacher’s work increasingly impossible. Divorced from reality, the policies of disproportionality in discipline, restorative justice, and Obama’s Promise Program have largely eliminated consequences for student misbehavior (including criminal and near-criminal student behavior). Many classrooms have devolved into chaos, with “students” running the institution;* potentially spectacular teachers have no choice but to leave.

The education establishment’s embrace of identity politics and socialism leaves no room for individual discretion in teaching (“Let’s impose a parent- and teacher-proof curriculum”), or thought: Government schools embrace student walkouts for purported “gun control,” but place on immediate administrative leave a teacher who has the temerity to ask, “Would the school support students walking out if the purpose was to support life?”

For many citizens, most important is the inescapable realization that a straight line can be drawn between American schools and the decline of American culture. “Our Schools Have Kept Us Free,” was the title of Henry Commanger Steele’s lead editorial in the October 16, 1950, issue of Life Magazine. No one can say that about schools today. Instead, thanks to the values embodied by agitators such as #RedforEd, school textbooks teach socialism as the superior economic system, despite the overwhelming and irrefutable body of evidence that socialism is the destroyer of health and prosperity in every country where it has been embraced. The title of a recent piece sums the findings nicely: “You Can’t Argue Against Socialism’s 100 percent Record of Failure.”**

Social engineering is rampant in schools. The underlying goal is to wrest Liberty from individuals by indoctrinating today’s youth to vote for their own enslavement when they beome adults. Bernie Sanders stands by, ready to help. “Jobs for all inevitably reduces everyone to slavery, wiping out the free market while mobilizing the entire population as a slave labor force [marshalled at the point of that governmental gun] to be plugged into the government’s various schemes. No free country can offer jobs for all. Only slave systems will give everyone a job,” warns Greenfield. Are teachers listening?

Social engineers do not limit their efforts to the imposition of socialism; instead they seek to destroy the basic family unit that is the foundation necessary for free society. They push, despite the objection of parents, the insidious Planned Parenthood sex indoctrination curriculum, the ongoing war on boys, victomhood, identity politics and anything else detrimental to formation and sustaining of healthy families.

American history is ignored or distorted beyond recognition. In place of the Founders’ assertion that the purpose of government is to protect unalienable Creator-endowed rights of individuals (and all that entails), students are taught they are “global citizens” who are to pledge their allegiance solely to one all-encompassing state. It is no accident that the longer students spend in government schools, the more likely they are to express hatred for American Founding principles, leaving abused parents and citizens wondering why schools should benefit from their tax dollars. Indeed, why should citizens pay for their own destruction?

Where can we look for solutions? Will increasing salaries of teachers trapped within an unsustainable, socialistic education monopoly improve academic performance and promote Liberty? Will throwing more money at government schools result in students who embrace Liberty and recognize the historically unique accomplishments of America—and do so increasingly, the longer they attend government schools? Will students in government schools no longer aspire to socialism as their preferred economic system but instead recognize free markets as the sole engine to prosperity and freedom? Will throwing more money at schools convince teachers to abandon Alinskyite-agitating and instead embrace reality? Or will they continue to trod the broad road to Venezuela?

The values that enabled America to extend more freedom and more prosperity to more people than any other country in history are well-known. The historical record shows without question that the private school model is the only economically viable solution, and the only model that preserves Liberty. Economic factors ensure private schools will regain education’s former levels of performance, and restore parental trust. [Charter schools are NOT private schools! They are public schools ‘chartered’ by, and accountable to, state government.]
Nonetheless, the government monopoly blinds most teachers to the destructive path they travel with their Alinskyite organizing tactics and use of raw political power.

What is the solution in our children’s best interest, and a viable future for our State?

•Demand that Gov. Ducey call a special session of the legislature to overhaul the public school system and Title 15 of the state statutes.
•Demand the legislators overhaul the public school system for which they have the ultimate authority and responsibility, beginning with the following:
1.Restore the constitutional powers of the elective state-level executive officer, the state superintendent of public instruction, responsible for executing the constitutional education laws enacted by the state legislature,
2.Strip the advisory state board of education of all unconstitutional usurpation of quasi-executive, quasi-legislative and quasi-judicial power over the public school system,
3.Abolish any form of the Common Core State Standards Initiative from Arizona’s public school system,
4.Repeal/rescind all statutes, rules and regulations imposing standardized testing and/or assessments upon our school children,
5.Repeal/rescind all statutes, rules and regulations that impose social engineering programs on our children of any age.

As an interim step, demand that the legislators in the current session enact emergency legislation to terminate the government practice of sending checks to school districts, the linchpin practice that enshrines the government school monopoly. Instead, follow existing Arizona state law (ARS 1-601 & 1-602) that affirms parents—not schools, not government—as the final authority in all matters of their child’s education, upbringing, moral and religious training, health care, and mental health. Send the money to parents of school children. Parents will decide which school (private or home school or government) is best for their children.

Schools will, of necessity, compete for students and the only way to gain parental trust is through excellence. The private market, unlike government monopolies and socialism, requires performance; rewarding schools and individual teachers who demonstrate excellence—in teaching math, writing, history and other essential subjects–as well as teachers who excel at instilling the values of American Exceptionalism. Salaries of exceptional teachers will rise.

Restoring decision-making to parents resolves many thorny issues surrounding statewide “assessment” of student performance. Individual schools and teachers will decide the best means of showing how they promote student achievement and instill student aspiration to American Founding principles. Exceptional schools will develop means of breaking current geographical limitations.

The choice is stark: Continue the current path with teachers actively promoting socialism, or return schools to the private model that rewards teachers for excellence while preserving Liberty. Instead of adorning Arizona sidewalks, let #RedforEd go where the values they promote are already in place—Venezuela. I’m sure they will enjoy it.

*By definition, Pre-School through 12th Grade children are “pupils” who require “education” to learn, and grow into thinking, reasoning, individuals capable of becoming responsible, happy citizens of our Great State and Nation. “Students” are adults and youth who have graduated from 12th Grade and moved-on to post-secondary schools; theoretically, they are educated and ready for “instruction.” However, in the “public school system,” for more than 150-years, the intent has been to instruct by propaganda to indoctrinate, not to educate! This is why the “educator’s” lexicon replaced “pupil” with the post-secondary term: “student;” to more accurately correlate with the purpose of “public instruction.”

At ever-accelerating rates, your children are being graduated as indoctrinated collectivist automatons, prepared to be used as pawns by technocrats, #RedforEd, Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain and his protege: Gov. Doug Ducey, Jeff Flake, George Soros, et.al, for the annihilation of our Great and Free America! Your children are not being honorably educated to live as FREE, responsible adults to thrive in our Free American Republic in God-Given Liberty!

Therefore, those schools devolving into chaos, truly do have “students,” not “pupils,” running the institutions, just as their predescessor indoctrinated activist thugs ran certain colleges & universities in the ‘60s.

**But, when the real goal of socialists and other collectivists is considered, which is: consolidation of power and wealth in tyrannical oligarchies controlling the populace by the governmental gun, it is crystal clear that socialism’s true record is one of 100% success. The tyrants achieve their power; no matter that the enslavement, poverty, and misery of the people upon whose backs and minds the collectivist state is built are natural consequences of appealing to the people with promises of a chicken in every pot, while modern-day Marie Antoinettes toss-off inspirational homilies like, Half of Donald Trump’s supporters belong in a basket of deplorables!
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

Cowardly AZ State Officials!

AZ’s Governor and Legislature decided to give Teachers a raise. I thought PROP 123 passage settled the Salary Issue; according to the Ads and the Speeches the Legislators gave at LDs when selling PROP 123.

Consider Secretary of State Reagan not mailing out some-400,000 voter information pamphlets on PROP 123 until 8 days after the Early Ballots, and Attorney General Brnovich doing nothing about it–which I believe was to assure PROP 123 a win—and the $5,000,000 spent on Ads to sell the Big Lie by all of them. Our then-AZ State Treasurer and I warned the LDs PROP 123 was Illegal and wouldn’t deliver. They said we were wrong, and when we asked why there wasn’t a requirement to guarantee teachers a raise, their Excuse was, the way monies are allocated is up to Local Superintendents–it’s a Local Matter.

So, now that the Teachers didn’t get the promised raises, Federal Courts ruled PROP 123 Illegal–it’s very likely the Hundreds of Millions taken will have to be repaid–they come back to us for more Money.

Let the Governor tell the Teachers it’s a Local Matter and have them picket the Superintendents and Boards in each School District, not the State, which doesn’t have the Political Courage to do the Right thing in an Election Year.

The Teachers Deserve a Raise, however, not by our Governor and Legislators pouring more Dollars down a Rat Hole without spending controls on how All the Monies are spent by Local Districts–they have a poor record on spending decisions. And, just because we have what they call a “windfall” doesn’t mean we should hand it over to them. After all, we also have a State Debt to pay; along-with just more Irresponsible State Elected Officials.

I do believe the State should get more involved but would have to change laws to do so, these boards have a great deal of power and far to often are nothing more than rubber stamps for the Superintendents and this is where the Teachers & Parents need to focus their attention, and not at the State Capitol.

The Real Game Changers in this must and should be the Parents / Voters, they must force those on Local School Boards to do their jobs and not be Rubber Stamps for the Dist. Superintendents, these are their Local Schools each one different than the next, all of them need a Basic Financial Foundation.

Parents mustn’t allow the State & Federal Government to dictate to them for if they do, then the Local School System will no longer exist, and this is what made America’s Education the Best in the World giving all of us a Shot at Success, time to return the Power to the Parents.

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

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