We have 2 of the 3 Candidates confirmed and hoping the 3rd will be attending, we have coffee & donuts for a donation and the doors open at 8 and meeting starts promptly at 8:30, questions come from the voters and we’ll only have the Candidates running for this specific office speaking, we hope you find the time to gain the information needed to make an educated decision as who to vote for. God Bless You; Van
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk / Constitutional Activist
AZ’s CD 8 here’s the Last Candidate Forum take a look and let us know what you think!
I was surprised by my Career Politician Opponents actually attacking one another’s records so openly, for over the yrs. when I exposed the Bad Votes of Lesko, Lovas or Montenegro I was accused and attacked of speaking against fellow Republicans, my how the Worm has now turned.
I suppose if you are a Career Opportunist Office Holder / Seeker it’s Okay, but if you’re just trying to get the Truth out whether one of my opponents on stage or McCain, Flake and others in the GOP, and not in or running for office then it’s an attack.
I wish those in the LD’s that have attacked me over the yrs. would ask themselves doesn’t this sound more like Fans then PC’s who are suppose to Represent Voters and Hold those in Office Accountable for their Bad Voting Records.
I’ve talked about so many different bills, all 3 of them supported PROP 123 and most PC’s in their LD’s didn’t costing AZ Land Trust Billions nor did Dewit, Lovas not truly responding to Montenegro’s comment about the Lovas Co. Fund raising, as left out the work done 4 Sen. John McCain, or Montenegro’s taking orders to vote 4 the NPV, and yes Lesko on the Ward amended HB 2184 and final Vote on SB 1469 stripping LD 22’s Diane Douglas of the Constitutional Authority given the Office in AZ’s Constitution over the Employees and handing it over to the Governor’s self appointed and rubber stamped Board of Education, and we all know there’s much more or should know.
The Scam being played on the AZ CD 8 Voters is shameful, and those who hold office in these LDs should be out exposing these and other votes and actions to the voters and that’s what a Representative Government is all about, it’s not the Cheer Leaders at a HS football game.
I know that I and others wrote a Bill to protect the Children in the Common Core misrepresentation and Lovas wouldn’t carry it, and now some of those who were so angry are supporting him, this isn’t how you correct bad service it’s how you invite more of it, and shame on you for knowing to do the Right thing and not doing it, remember you’re a Representative to and have no Right to misinform voters.
The Political Safe Zones must be Torn Down, and most didn’t know me in my business career, but that’s what I did for a living and was very successful at fixing mismanaged businesses, that to me is what this is, the difference is in business when you fix a business you get praised by the jobs you save and create not to mention the Financial Success for all, but in Politics when you Expose Bad Votes you get reviled, guess it only works when you have the $$$$$$$$$ needed to self fund, remember President Trump exposed the Incumbent SWAMP and now you’re protecting the AZ Septic Tank Managers.
I hope some who read this will start asking the important questions they should be asking, like what about their Voting Records, Where’s the Money Coming From, Why didn’t they finish the Contracts they all had with the Voters, when they ran and promised to serve them, if they’d vote 4 them or don’t verbal contracts matter, because if they don’t then you can’t and shouldn’t believe a word they say and especially true on any Money issue in the Light of PROP 123.
They now are all attacking one another some openly at Forums but much worse with the ROBO calls we’ve gotten from the 3 of them, just questions worth asking as someone has to be the Horn Blower and guess that’s My Role one more time, you know the old saying Old Political Soldiers Never Die but most hope they’ll eventually go away, Not going to happen there are Warning Labels on Food Products & Drugs and remember I worked in the Food Industry where we Protected Our Customers from harm.
I realize once again this will just encourage some in these LD’s to work harder against my candidacy then they already are, but that being said I don’t believe any of them didn’t expect that I’d eventually expose the SCAM the GOP is pulling on CD 8’s uninformed and misinformed voters, in closing this is how they and now you Built the SWAMP in DC and continue building the SEPTIC TANK in AZ.
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
Video of Candidate Forum: https://www.facebook.com/azcentral/videos/10155579108964032/?fref=mentions
AZ CD 8 Rigs CD 8 Forums?
Sheriff Mack stated in the MCRC Briefs: We are supposed to be the political party that is against picking winners and losers, but the Establishment just can’t help themselves. Only their crony friends with massive donors are allowed to play in what they always think is their own sandbox.
Van’s response, I’m no Crony Friend of GOP or Special Interest Donors, Lobbyists or Career Politicians, and learned running against Flake in 12 and Franks in 14 & 16, as not invited and also not allowed to speak at several events & LD’s, fought at LD’s, County & State, changes must be made by PC’s, will never be done by the Elites and Career Politicians.
I didn’t know invitations were sent in stages, my plan was to file 1st attaining our goal of 1,200 signatures by Dec 23rd, in just 12 days and filed on Dec. 29th after Christmas, and could have gotten more but then wouldn’t have achieved my goal to get press coverage, my strategy worked after filing 1st I contacted the AP in NY, then local AP called and got on 5 pm news, and in Robo calls, which we’d been excluded from, as Robos calls promoting party favorites the trusted Career Politicians so voters will believe only they’re relevant.
The Parties need proven followers promoted, by Party Leadership or Lobbyists, you know those who voted for these bills like the National Popular Vote Montenegro, HB 2184 and SB 1469 removing AZ Supt. Authority, giving it to Ducy’s hand picked BOE Lesko, and put PROP 123 on the ballot in a Rigged System supported by Lesko, Lovas and Montenegro, which didn’t deliver teachers promised raises with a rigged election.
The AG admits the election wasn’t properly carried out however refuses to deal with it, my Opponents claim to be conservatives, I believe they maybe Moderates, as conservatives don’t rob Peter to pay Paul and then say they want balanced budgets, and Dewit opposed PROP 123 and told them so, but the Deal had already been cut with the Governor and you don’t want to disappoint the BOSS in AZ Politics.
Where are the $$$$$$$$’s coming from supplying my 3 Career Political Opponents with all their signs, sites, handouts, and paid staff etc.? We had our signs up by Jan. 3rd and now 10% of our signs are gone as in my previous campaigns against Incumbent Career Politicians, and I don’t believe it’s the Dems as my opponents signs are still up next to where ours were.
I hope this clears up the issue at hand, however as long those running have built in Fan Clubs that don’t really do the research on their votes, but believes the Rhetoric vs. Records this type of behavior will continue.
I believe most know Einstein’s definition of Insanity, so here’s my Political Twist, Keep Voting for Career Politicians expecting a different result is Political Insanity, and if you think not, why is AZ still at the bottom of the Barrel in Education as the Gov. & Legislature have the Real Power to fix it, but don’t want to rock the gravy train of those who profit from the broken model. You don’t continue to pour gas into a Steam Engine expecting it to start, which is what they’re doing in and Out of Date Ed system top to bottom.
President Trump stayed alive because of his $$$$$$$$’s, and we’ re glad he did, but there hasn’t been any effect on removing the Career Politicians in DC, Phoenix or elsewhere demonstrated and for any concerned our Republic is at Risk if this type of Politics as usual continues.
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
“AZ GOP Voter Fraud”
AZ’s Legislators Violated the AZ Constitution and Their Oaths!
The following Facts will hopefully Open the Eyes of AZ Voters in CD 8 as to the real Records vs. Rhetoric of Lesko, Lovas and Montenegro, despite the claims of being conservatives they’ve all Voted for Bills that at the very least don’t serve the Voters and some Violate the Oath taken by them to Protect and Defend the Constitution, meaning they’ve Violated their Oaths.
In 2015, Republican Executive & Senate leadership led the Senators into blatantly violating the AZ Constitution and Statutes when they added the Biggs Floor Amendment to SB 1469—the general appropriation bill—to create and fund a pseudo-state board of education as a state agency, separate from the department of education and the state superintendent’s constitutional authority, and suspended it in unconstitutional limbo. They had tried this previously with Sen. Ward’s amending HB 2184 passed the Senate, but was killed in the House.
With the passing of SB 1469, the Senate usurped executive powers to create an agency in the Executive Department and to give that “agency” authority to hire eleven full-time employees.
SB 1469 was passed as a general appropriations bill, which cannot be used for anything but certain appropriations for specific state entities (AZ Constitution, Art. IV. Part 2.Sec.20).
Tax monies were Misappropriated by SB 1469 and taken from the Dept. of Education immediately—about four months before the SB 1469’s effective date.
[The Act violated at least Articles III, IV,V&XI of the AZ Constitution, and sections of at least Titles 15&41 of the AZ Revised Statutes.]
In 2016, the legislature passed HB2620, intending to strip remaining constitutional power from the state supt’s office. But, you can not change the nature of a constitutional entity without a constitutional amendment!
Why did Senator Lesko Vote for both of these while claiming to be a conservative? The simple answer is Senator Lesko did what Career Politicians do, they follow the orders of GOP Leadership better known as the SWAMP Managers, even when it means Violating the Oath she took to Protect & Defend the Authority Inherent in the Constitutional Office they were taking the Authority from, as well as the office she held as an AZ Senator and now seeks as a US Representative to Protect & Defend the AZ Constitution rather than follow orders. The final response to this and other votes is quite simple Career Politicians seeking to remain in office and seek higher office must go along if they expect any support in the future from the Party, and remember they all claim to be Conservatives but very seldom talk about the following the AZ or US Constitution, as that would open them up to be exposed for Violating their Oaths.
GOP Platform 2016
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.
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.
AZ Representatives Violated the GOP Platform with this VOTE!
AZ Representatives Recorded Votes On the National Popular Vote!
Will AZ GOP Citizens Vote 4 those that Voted to give the office of President to Clinton? The Democrats voted 4 this knew it meant control of the WH for the next 20+ yrs. The Question to ask the GOP House Members is Why did 20 of them Vote 4 It? This betrayed the people who Voted 4 them. Remember Past Votes / History maybe repeated on this & other issues, but don’t support or vote 4 them again. One Candidate now seeking the CD 8 House Seat Mr. Montenegro not only Voted for this Bill he was a Sponsor of it, we believe as a Direct result of his close Political Ally Lobbyist CQ, who was the Promoter of the National Popular Vote, which by the way if this was Law we’d of had Al Gore and now Hillary Clinton in the White House, can he be trusted not to do this again for a Lobbyist?
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
AZ Legislators Votes on HB2456 National Popular Vote!
House 3rd Reading Votes;: https://legiscan.com/AZ/rollcall/HB2456/id/491283
BILL STATUS VOTES FOR HB2456 – Third Reading, GOP 20 Yes Votes & 14 No’s
Y =Yes N =No EXC =Excused V =Vacant NV =Not Voting Marked with Aqua Sponsored!
Member Name and Vote next to name, check out your Representatives Vote
J. Christopher Ackerley Y John M. Allen Y Lela Alston Y
Richard C. Andrade Y Brenda Barton N Jennifer D. Benally Y
Reginald Bolding Jr. NV Sonny Borrelli Y Russell “Rusty” Bowers N
Paul Boyer Y Kate Brophy McGee N Noel W. Campbell Y
Mark A. Cardenas N Heather Carter N Ken Clark Y
Regina Cobb Y Doug Coleman Y Diego Espinoza Y
Karen Fann N Eddie Farnsworth N Charlene R. Fernandez Y
Mark Finchem Y Randall Friese Y Rosanna Gabaldón Y
Sally Ann Gonzales NV Rick Gray Y Albert Hale Y
Anthony Kern Y Matthew A. Kopec Y Jonathan R. Larkin Y
Jay Lawrence N Vince Leach Y David Livingston Y
Phil Lovas N Stefanie Mach Y Debbie McCune Davis Y
Juan Jose Mendez Y Javan D. “J.D.” Mesnard Y Eric Meyer Y
Darin Mitchell N Steve Montenegro Y Jill Norgaard N
Justin Olson N Lisa A. Otondo Y Warren H. Petersen N
Celeste Plumlee Y Franklin M. Pratt Y Rebecca Rios Y
Tony Rivero NV Bob Robson Y Macario Saldate Y
Thomas “T.J.” Shope Y David W. Stevens Y Bob Thorpe Y
Kelly Townsend NV Michelle B. Ugenti-Rita N Ceci Velasquez Y
Jeff Weninger N Bruce Wheeler N David M. Gowan Sr. Y
House Rules Committee: https://legiscan.com/AZ/rollcall/HB2456/id/491283
House Elections Committee: https://legiscan.com/AZ/rollcall/HB2456/id/489340
List of Sponsors: https://legiscan.com/AZ/bill/HB2456/2016
PROP 123 A Fraud on AZ Tax Payers Stole Funds from AZ Land Trust!
There were 400,000 Voter Pamphlets Not Mailed Out to the Voters until after the Early Ballots were Sent out and therefore the Results were at the very least Tainted or More Possibly Tilted to Bring about the Results the Governor wanted, read the following letter for AZ AG to an AZ Voter who questioned the process.
The Results of the Election were as follows, so you can see if those 400,000 Pamphlets had been mailed in time the PROP 123 very well may have failed and remember our AZ Sec. of the Treasury J. Dewit told the Legislators,which included Sen. Lesko, Rep. Lovas and Montenegro not to do this and campaigned against it as did many of us, but once again they’re following the Orders of the AZ SWAMP Managers was more important than serving the People’s Interests. This was also a violation of a Trust and puts the AZ Land Trust at Risk of being taken over by the Federal Government as they’re one of the signors of the Trust.
Yes – 50.41% (469,389)
No – 49.59% (461,740) = 7,649,, Very Slim Margin so Pamphlets Would Have Mattered and only needed to turn around 3,826 Votes to Flip this, who paid who Off? AZ SOS should have been prosecuted by AZ AG, but then they got what they wanted and claim they balanced the Budget, which isn’t True they took Billions out to pay Debt and didn’t replace it, and don’t believe they ever will. The problem is none of our elected officials have solved the Education Problem facing our Kids, and won’t as long as they have someone else to blame, well they write the Laws and Pass the Budgets, so Remodel the Education system before it totally collapses on the Kids leaving them with no hope, but they can’t fall much farther from 47 to 50, then who’s fault will it be, oh I know, those who continue Voting for them to stay in Office.
Election Results: Arizona voters were almost evenly split on Proposition 123 in Tuesday’s special election. The measure backed by Gov. Doug Ducey would pump $3.5 billion into the state’s K-12 school system over 10 years using general fund and trust land cash.
All in all, that means backers like Ducey who hoped for a big win are left wondering where they went wrong, although the governor and the campaign manager for the Yes on Prop 123 campaign, J.P. Twist, said they were hopeful with the lead.
“How can it be a rebuke from voters if we’re winning, if voters are saying `yes’ for more money for education,” Twist said in response to a reporter’s question during a Capitol news conference. “A win is a win, if we win by one vote we win by one vote, we get more money into schools. That’s all that really matters.”
The “yes” campaign spent nearly $5 million to sway voters, much of it on television ads that blanketed the airwaves in the weeks leading up to the election. Ducey acknowledged in a state issued Wednesday that the political environment was a challenge for a voter referral boosting spending. But he said he remained hopeful the measure would pass.
AZCC Rules 4 EPCOR & AGAINST SC & SCW VOTERS!
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.)
AZ LD Senator Burgess, and Rep. Livingston and Lovus submitted a document asking the AZCC to look into why SC & SCW rates were lower, rather than fight the EPCOR Co. they represented them more than the Voters they’re suppose to Represent.
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
Paid for by Friends to Elect Clair VAN Steenwyk to US House in CD 8
AZ GOP Grassroots FAKE NEWS & POLLS!
My comments are meant to show just how the GOP & Career Politicians use the system to plant the names of only those who’ve passed their test of loyalty to the GOP SWAMP MANAGERS, then promoting them as though they are the only ones running, to hopefully assure victory for one of their own and continue Managing the SWAMP.
I read the Arizona Republic today and found an article by Hansen & Sanchez about Rep. Franks resignation giving mention to 6 possible Candidates all of whom are in office or have been.
Later in the evening I received two calls one Poll was a Robo style and other a Grassroots group doing a Poll mentioning the same 6 asking me if I’d support them.
I questioned the Grassroots Pollster asking why Clair Van Steenwyk who’d challenged Rep. Franks in the 2016 Primary, and received approximately 30% of the Vote wasn’t in the Poll? The Pollster responded oh I’ve heard of him, is he running?
I said yes he’s running and was getting petitions signed to qualify for the Feb. Primary Ballot. He asked are you certain, I responded I’m Clair Van Steenwyk, he just sort of gasped and said you are, to which I said yes, and explained that I’d only spent $3,500 getting the 30%, and he was shocked I’d gotten 30% with so little funds.
While we were speaking he told I believe his Supervisor that I was on the line, and asking why I wasn’t in the Poll, his Supervisor mumbled we’re not including him, then mumbled something I couldn’t make out.
My position on this is the same as it’s always been the Politically Elite Class in AZ don’t want anyone’s name mentioned to the Voting Public in Papers, Polls etc., except those already proven to follow instructions.
This system is the Definition of FAKE NEWS, REPORTING, POLLING to bring about the Will of the GOP Politically Connected in AZ and the Country.
I realize that those mentioned have Political Baggage from their Votes on SB 1469, HB 2184, National Popular Vote, Putting PROP 123 on the Ballot and so much more, while all Claim to be conservatives, which can’t be true when you understand what the bills they voted for did, and by protecting the Political Class the People Suffer.
I’ve seen this happening over the yrs. in AZ in many others races as well, and spoken out on Radio, TV, Blogs, Rallies, LD & GOP Meetings etc., however nothings changed.
I don’t believe anything will change as those who run the System and Candidates (Career Politicians) who benefit have already sold their souls, treating Voters like children who shouldn’t have real choices.
I hope some reading this recognize it and begin the Long Battle Needed to Change It, or there’s no Hope for this Nation or State as the FAKE GOP POLLSTERS & REPORTING bring about the Desired result is allowed and supported by all involved in it from the TOP to the BOTTOM of this SEPTIC TANK.
I have never sought a Career in Politics, I’ve run because I believe in the True Cause for Freedom and know with the System as it stands we’ll Never Again Attain It.
We’ve begun our Campaign in the Race for the Open House Seat in CD 8, we’re working toward the Goal of attaining the Required Number of Signatures needed to Qualify for the Ballot in the Special Election in Feb. 27,2018, with the limited amount of time to do so, and hope to be successful.
The One Exception to this has been Frosty Tayor’s Maricopa County Republican Briefs, where she mentions my running against Rep. Franks and thank her for the honesty.
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
The struggle between White House advisers calling for Trump to take the lead in a more traditional presidential manner, and pushed for him to force out Bannon — who lead the National Popular movement in the Economy, Border Security, Immigration Policy, a Non Global Plan, and was forced out by Chief of Staff John Kelly and I’m certain President Trump’s daughter Ivanka put in her displeasure with Bannon along with McMaster who has his own plan for American Globalism.
Officials pushed Trump into a more moderate direction, those who pushed President Trump in this direction include National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin both Liberal Democrats, who remain in the Cabinet pushing for more moderate reforms than those of Bannon and very likely will leave many of the Tax Breaks for the High Income Earners fully in tact which makes all of them Millions.
Cohn and Mnuchin are the key players in Septembers negotiating with Congress, and I’m certain will do what’s best for the Elites in DC and NY, with the White House and Congress needing a spending plan to avoid a government shutdown, this will include raising the debt ceiling once again, and will come at a cost to the Average American while at the same time trying to make progress on Trump’s tax overhaul which will be just a shadow of what was Promised as the Greatest Tax Overhaul Ever.
President Trump reluctantly moves forward with the Afghanistan War, if he also modifies other Campaign Promises his base may begin to Erode if these changes prove to be harmful to America, and the DC GOP Elites will win again and continue to take America down the road to Obscurity with more Debt, World Government / Bad Trade Deals, Open Borders and eventual Slavery for All Americans.
I’m truly sorry this is happening as I had hoped that President Trump would be able to stand against the One World Government Globalists in DC and Big Business especially the Industrial Military Complex.
I do believe President Trump would have changed the Direction of the U. S. had he stuck to his original plan, and our political enemies are smelling blood in the water and like the blood sucking leeches they are will take full political advantage of it.
Contact President Trump and let him know we are The People Not Them ( The White House: 202-456-1111 Comments • 202-456-1414 Switchboard ).
President Trump has made some definite changes and deserves all of us to give him the time to work them out, however we to must be True to Our Issues and be sure to let him know our concerns, as when a RINO like Graham and I’m certain others like him agree with President Trump’s changes we know something is up.
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
Our elected representatives must Repeal Obamacare and eliminate individual mandates moving forward. No one will be required to buy insurance unless he or she decides to do so. Remove all Federal Jurisdiction from what should be a Free Enterprise Health System and regulated at State Level.
It’s been proven in Europe, Canada and now the US, that socialized medicine does not work. Many of the residents in both Europe and Canada come here for care, as they can’t wait while their condition worsens for appropriate health care.
Our government involvement is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. This must be repealed one way is by abolishing the 16th Amendment, which the Supreme Court uses to allow it as a Tax with other hidden laws within the Tax Codes that Violate Our Constitutional Rights.
Since the Supreme Court ruled against US, States must have a Reform Health Insurance Plan ready; Modify existing law that inhibits the sale of health insurance across state lines. As long as the plan purchased complies with state requirements, any vendor should be able to offer insurance in any state. By allowing full competition in this market, insurance costs will go down as consumer satisfaction goes up. States should allow open bidding from several insurance companies with no pre-existing conditions limitations on them and allow those insured to pick the type of coverage each individual family / single person needs to control cost. If insured by a company and laid off then the insurance stays with the insured as Home or Auto Insurance, the citizens / voters in states must petition legislators in their respective states for these changes, giving them the control needed to keep the Americas’ Healthcare system both affordable and best in the World. The Federal Government has no Constitutional Authority to be in the insurance business according to the 10 Amendment, no plan at a Federal level is acceptable, as we must all remember as well States are Sovereign and this to must be Honored.
One of the most important, if not the most important thing, is stopping the frivolous lawsuits which add to the cost of care. The high cost of malpractice insurance, by frivolous lawsuits, must be changed. We must have court reform if we are ever going to fix this problem and reduce number of lawyers lobbying for more laws that favor such lawsuits. Texas is leading the way in court reform. Allow individuals to fully deduct health insurance premium payments from their tax returns under the current tax system. Businesses are allowed to take these deductions so why wouldn’t Congress and States allow individuals the same exemptions?
States may allow for different types of plans, such as health savings plans (hsas) and must be tax-free while also allowing them to accumulate over time, which are similar to 401 k plans and enable the customer to shop and get the best price and service. These funds can be used by any member of a family without penalty. For those yet to be born; “Here’s one solution: When a child is born, give the child a birth certificate, an electronic medical record, and a Health Savings Account plus a Roth for Retirement to which money can be contributed to from the time you’re born ’til the time you die. When you die, you can pass it on to your family members, and there’s nobody talking about death panels or the death tax as well.
Block-grant Medicaid to the States, allowing them to administer the programs as they know their citizens far better than the Federal Gov…contributions for people who are indigent. Remove the roadblocks allowing the free market to work in the purchasing of drugs by removing the artificial barriers that presently exist to enable both safe and reliable less expensive drugs to those in need, as Congress must remove the associations with lobbyists who protect the Pharmaceutical Industry and do what they’re elected to do and Serve the American People. This process will also allow opening the market place to imported, tested safe drugs as well.
In Closing I believe Election Cycles are Critical for Our Nation & States as to whether we sink deeper into a Socialistic Nation or Restore Ourselves to a True Republic form of Government. The choice is clear, never support those voting against or compromising the US Constitution and Our Freedoms, I believe that’s actually what most of you are hoping for and the Elite Power Brokers are afraid of: (Time to Drain All Political Swamps)….
God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk
Originally posted by Clair 9/11/2011 / Updated 7/18/2015
Our Foreign Policy base on what is best for the United States of America and its’ Citizens First.
Foreign Policy: Anyone who truly believes the Cold War is over needs to examine the Actions of China and Russia with their aggressive positions are taking whether with Russia in Eastern Europe, Middle East or China’s North Korea Policy, Island Building along with Thousands of Cyber attacks to see where our threats are truly coming from. I’ve done extensive research and sought advice from Active Military on these subjects and told my conclusions are correct.
The United States must restructure our involvement & support of the United Nations, it’s proven to do nothing more than cost us and benefit our enemies and supporters of a One World Government. NATO and SEATO must be restructured to bring allies into the Real World and set new goals such as fighting Terrorists and Refugee Infiltration into Europe and then into the US with the Aid of European Union Visa Program, we must also insist on each member not only paying it share monetarily but with troops to back up the Organization as well. NATO & SEATO must also join in our fight against the new technological aggression of both but especially China in the Cyber attacks at the US and our Allies also, their ability to attack in the Cyber World is far more dangerous to the Entire World than the Islamic Republic of Iran or N. Korea who we monitor 24/7 and have the technology to bring to their knees within minutes of any real launch at US or our Allies.
We can use the NATO / SEATO model for a new (METO) Middle East Treaty Organization this would clarify America’s involvement in the region as to what type of Aid both Military, Monetary or Humanitarian we’d be willing to give depending on the circumstances. No more Nation Building, wars in some instances maybe unavoidable, however our children don’t always need to be the ones fighting for the security of other nations. Israel will be included in METO as an ally along with Arab Countries with US. America and the World will then clearly see if Arab Countries are willing to make a very clear statement as to the Security of the Region including Israel, this would take some true Contractual Negotiating Skills, which I believe at present are MIA in the Federal Government.
Our Trade agreements such as NAFTA, TPP, TPA or any future Trade agreement, where TPP is a form of regional global governance masquerading as a trade organization.There are a series of predecessors: NAFTA, GATT and the WTO, each with some good measures that did reduce trade barriers, however laden with special privileges for international corporations and reams of controls and regulations which are anything but free market even if less-regulated exchange is how they’ve been sold to the US for decades now. TPP allows any administration to implement the unpopular and failed North American Union trade pact (NAU) without warning. The authorization for the President under Article Two, Section Two, Clause Two has the authority to negotiate treaties only with Consent of Congress. Congress must be involved in this process to guarantee the United States no longer enters into the treaties listed or future ones planned to weaken Our Republic.
No More Free Trade Agreements which only hurt the American Worker and our Economy. Trade is an area where our leaders have let the Middle Class Worker and Small Business Owners down for decades as wages shrink and jobs disappear whether shipped out or given to both legal and illegal aliens. These policies led to a shrinking middle class with little future for those at the bottom of our economic ladder, which leads to more hatred, envy, distrust, civil unrest and division among Americans. We must insist that all countries we trade with take back their citizens we deport and those on our borders must secure their borders if they intend to have continued good relations and trade with America. US. Senator McCain: Where’s the Dang Fence/Wall?
We must abolish the so called Treaties etc. we’ve entered into such as NAFTA, GATT etc. In 2000, we had the golden opportunity to get America out of the destructive WTO (World Trade Organization) with the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade), however it was killed, with the help of Pelosi & Boehner. I was taught the Best Defense is a Great Offense, so let’s rebuild our Economy which is Our Best Offense. A Strong Economy will enable us to rebuild and restructure our Military from Tooth ( our men and women ) serving, need upgrades in equipment, pay etc., to Tail the ( Bureaucracy ), needs to be shrunk by a significant amount as do all the Departments and Agencies in the Federal Government that are Constitutionally Authorized. Our Military insures our continued economic growth as it secures the Sea & Air lanes needed for Trade, it’s how our founders set it up beginning with a Strong Navy.
Foreign Aid is something that must be given True Friends and Allies – not to support the Industrial Military Manufacturing Complex they’ve built up over the Decades, which Presidents Truman & Eisenhower warned us against. The monies we give to other countries in the form of aid goes to many of these companies knowing they buy arms to enslave the very people we’re trying to help. Check Link for President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address; ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWiIYW_fBfY about 7 minutes in all about Military Industrial Complex, also an explanation of what took place afterward ; Check this Video as well. We must change these policies so our foreign aid be brought into compliance with the US Constitution which presently has no authority to give foreign aid, meaning we’d need to amend it to do so and that it actually helps the people improve their standard of living, helping the people not the government to enslave them. Foreign Aid is actually a system by which American Taxpayers are borrowing money and paying interest to pay other Nations in accordance with what our leaders call Our National Defense or Security to the so called Free World subsidies to many companies exporting from the US and keeping many countries ruled by nothing more than dictators in power. Our US Constitution is written under what is called “positive grant” meaning the Federal Government is authorized to only participate in specifically laid out activities given authority in the US Constitution. US Constitution Positive = authorized activities, Grant = Specifically Listed. I believe the change in this Policy would also lead to ending the Military Industrial Complex controlling our Foreign Policy / State and Defense Departments, thereby giving all of US a Safer and Freer World. Can we really as a Nation continue to borrow Dollars to give to others and pay interest on them, take a look at Our National Debt. Read Link:
In Closing I believe Election Cycles are Critical for Our Nation & States as to whether we sink deeper into a Socialistic Nation or Restore Ourselves to a True Republic form of Government. The choice is clear, never support those voting against or compromising the US Constitution and Our Freedoms, I believe that’s actually what most of us are hoping for and the Elite Power Brokers are afraid of: (Time to Drain All Political Swamps)…
God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk
Originally posted by Clair 9/11/2011 / Updated 7/17/2015