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Hoodwinked By the Establishment

What is it that drives a man to jump off a boat to storm a French beach while taking enemy fire?  Or, what inspires a man to stand in front of a tank in Tiananmen Square, or what moves a young woman to refuse to give up her seat on the bus, or to join a march or protest?Examples of leadership fill the history books and inspire us to action even decades later.  Are the traits the same for a person joining a popular march in comparison to the singular actions of individual?  Two traits of a great leader are they are inspiring and honest.  The most incredible trait of leadership is being able to inspire people to action.  Some use this power to inspire people to action that is detrimental to their own well being.  Not all leaders are great, because all leaders do not share the same basic required traits.  The devil can inspire man to commit incredible evils, but he sure isn’t honest.  He is the father of lies, and the Establishment, or more specifically the Political Establishment, is the son of lies.

In 2008 after eight years of war, social spending, and a massive increase in debt, the masses demanded change.  Many believed it would be John McCain vs Hillary Clinton, but the kinkpins had other thoughts.  The political establishment offered us “hope and change”.  The people demanded change, and the establishment offers us exactly what we think we want.  We, the people of this great nation, were like the fish seeing that bright and colorful spinning lure; we cannot help but take a bite!  What did the nation get with Obama?  We got eight more years of war, a grand expanse on social spending, and an ever depressive increase in debt.  Now, the nation sits in frustration far exceeding that of 2008.  The nation has been demanding change in Washington, and each election cycle the last four years has gotten it.  The Republicans gained seats and control in both houses.  The people continue to demand change.  The Establishment knows the people want a Republican this time, and there is nothing they can do to stop that… or is there?

The people, and I mean nearly all the people of the nation, are demanding “non-establishment” candidates.  The Democrats are giving about 40% of their vote to self proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders.  I do not believe that is indicative that Americans are ready to debase themselves to the extent of voting in a socialist, but it shows hows even the dems are disgusted and want non-establishment.  During the 2012 Republican primaries, Ron Paul, the bane of the establishment, garnered great traction for the non-establishment movement.  This disgust has only grown with the constant sell-out of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, and even now we see more of the same with the supposed fiscal conservative “darling” Paul Ryan.  The Republicans are now even more disgruntled with the establishment and the establishment knows it.  The people are angry and the republican masses will not put in a Jeb Bush, or Chris Christie, or Marco Rubio, etc.  They are demanding a non-establishment, and the establishment is all too willing to give us one.  Enter Donald Trump to the race.  What better way to get Trump elected that for the Establishment to act like they do not like him?  Let’s look back just four years ago with Ron Paul’s election, the media gave him nearly ZERO coverage despite doing very well in the first couple of states, and in raising money.  The “powers that be” were able to derail Paul’s candidacy by basically ignoring him.  Today, Trump comes out with grand statements of not using campaign funds, but heck, he doesn’t need them.  The media follows him from place to place, quoting half truth after half truth.

Who is Donald Trump?  He is a person that loves money and power.  He loves to be able to do whatever he wants without being subject to law or punishment (this should ring some bells for my fellow mormons).  He is an immoral man that seeks to gratify his lusts at the expense of the chastity of the daughters of God.  He has a history of buying politicians and getting special favors to help him in his business pursuits.  He makes statements about not being “beholden to special interest groups”, but he IS the special interest group!  Despite his most recent “flip” to the pro-life stage, he has a long history of being pro-choice.  Here is a quick video on the subject when he was considering a 3rd party run in 1999.  He has been pro-amnesty for decades and now talks of building a wall.  He has advocated getting a healthcare system like Canada’s and even now still talks of “repealing obamacare and replacing it with something better”.

The greatest talent of  good leader, which also has potential for the greatest danger, is being able to get people to want what you want.  Donald Trump has flip flopped from Republican to Democrat to Republican, and has flip flopped on the issues, but he has always been a believer in big and powerful government, and how it can benefit big business.  Please tell me how the king of establishment is now wearing the anti-establishment hat?  This may be the greatest deception in recent years.  We, the “conservative” people of this great nation are being hoodwinked by the Establishment.  They know every “anti” Trump statement they make, only endears us closer to him.  The more they push against him, the more we embrace him… and they know it.  We somehow believe we are being righteous by not choosing the elected officials that have been bought off in nearly every important decision, and instead, are choosing one of the guys that has been doing the buying.  We should be voting out the criminals there instead of voting in new ones.  Do we really want more of the same?  Trump

Gilbert Town Council Candidates

Hi friends 🙂

I wanted to send a quick reminder out that early voting has started today (for the primary election).
The regular (go to the polls voting) is on Aug 26th.
Last day to register to vote for the GENERAL election is Oct 9th
General Election is November 4th.
Many of you know that I am active in politics and for the last few years have been a precinct committeeman for our local district.  Hence the reminders 🙂
I have opinions (some are louder than others) regarding most of the races, but wanted to share a little info on the 7 (I believe only 7 now) that are running for the Gilbert Town Council.  I believe that if we really want to change anything in the country, you absolutely have to start with local government. The Gilbert Town Council has been relatively “conservative” over the years.  As Gilbert has grown, the town has enacted some bigger government policies as that was believed to be necessary for proper growth.
Here are the 7 candidates (for 4 open positions):
*  Eddie Cook (currently on council and serves as Vice Mayor), website is
“moderate to conservative” type of conservative
Cook works for international technology firm NetApp in its Scottsdale office and has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Arizona State University. He has lived in Gilbert for 28 years.
*  Victor Petersen (currently on town council), website is
limited government type
Petersen works as general manager for his family’s homebuilding company, VIP Homes,and has lived in Gilbert for 23 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University.
*  Jordan Ray (currently on the town council), facebook page is
“moderate to conservative type of conservative
Ray works for inData Corp. in Gilbert, a company that provides legal software and consulting. He has a degrees in information technology and law. Ray has lived in Gilbert for five years.
*  Jason Cvancara – website is
newcomer – seems conservative.
A Phoenix police officer and US Air Force Reservist.
Cvancara owns Serialtrak, a small business that provides home-protection services, and has a master’s degree in international security from University of Arizona. He’s lived in Gilbert for five years.
*  Brigette Peterson – website is
Newcomer – More moderate conservative.
Currently not employed.
Peterson has lived in Gilbert for 18 years and serves on the board of directors for the Gilbert Leadership program. She has served for about 14 years on the Planning Commission, taking on additional responsibilities as the zoning hearing officer.
*  TJ Tillman – website is!background/csgz
Newcomer – moderate to conservative type of conservative
Tillman studied finance at Capella University, an online education provider, and previously worked as a banker for JPMorgan Chase.
*  Tim Rinesmith – facebook page is
Newcomer – don’t know much about him.
Rinesmith has a degree in business administration from University of Phoenix and has lived in Gilbert for 11 years.
I personally will be voting for Victor Petersen for two main reasons:
1 – His voting record is very close to mine – more of a limited government and let the people run their own lives kind of guy.  
2 – He (along with Jared Taylor who is currently on the council and who’s seat is not up) have brought up very good points and many things to consider that many on the council had not considered.  I have a number of “moderate” friends that have said, how much they appreciate the different perspectives that they bring to the council.. even though they often disagree with them – after bring up some of those points, they have seen value and have somewhat changed their perspective.
If interested for any of my personal thoughts (or who I may be voting for) for this race or any of the other races, just shoot me an email.
Happy Voting!!