***For Your Calendars:***
“North Valley Pachyderm Club will meet Friday, October 15, 2010 at noon at The Frontier Cafe; HWY 93 in Stevensville. Our guests speakers will be Commissioners Greg Chilcott and J R Iman talking about the need for a Growth Policy and Representatives Bob Lake and Gary MacLaren talking about ballot issues.”
From the Desk of Dan Cox:
The Growth Policy Repeal that stopped the unconstitutional ZONING is only good until Nov. 2nd. Starting November 3, 2010, you will most likely see a push to restart the zoning process.
Also from the Desk of Dan Cox:
The real reason I am running for office:
It has been claimed by some that I am running for office to help get Democrats elected. This is far from the truth and immaterial, since the Republican incumbents in this valley vote so similarly you can hardly tell the difference between the two parties. With the recent proposed zoning for Ravalli County, which was being financed and pushed by out or state multi-national corporations, there was a huge stir among valley residents once they became aware of how egregious and unconstitutional the proposed zoning was. The plan was opposed by several different groups, each one claiming to have the best strategy to stop the unlawful taking of property rights with no compensation for those rights. My personal research led me to an altogether different solution, namely to repeal the growth policy. It was clear and simple to me that the law states that without a growth policy no zoning can be implemented.
The truth is that when I submitted the petition to repeal the growth policy, I was opposed by both Democrat and Republican elected officials. It really started with Lee Foss; who was much more of a force against the repeal than even The Friends of the Bitterroot. He did a good job touting anti-zoning rhetoric, but in fact he wouldn’t sign the growth policy repeal or gather signatures to get it on the ballot. He instead helped start a group called CPR, which was lead by Dallas Erickson. They wanted to only give a right to vote on zoning, not stop the anti-property rights agenda. This was clearly a trick since if you vote on zoning everyone in the cities would also get to vote even though it was county only issue, a sure loss. If you vote on the growth policy, only county residents who would fall under the zoning would get to vote on it, a sure win. Interestingly, both of these gentlemen (Lee Foss and Dallas Erickson) stood in front of the Ravalli County Central Committee and pleaded with them to reverse their unanimous decision to support repeal of the growth policy. Furthermore, your property rights are God given and inalienable and set forth in the US Constitution and the Bill or Rights. They are not up to a vote. If you were able to vote another’s rights away, what would be to stop you from voting away the right to bear arms, free speech, or freedom of religion, etc.
The majority of the Ravalli County Republican Central Committee stood strong for your property rights, but the elected legislators and many others were opposed to protecting these rights. The Democrat central committee was overwhelmingly for taking your property rights. Most of the elected officials in both parties tried to coax everyone to stop the repeal, because it would hurt their election campaigns (not to mention most of them are for zoning). If they won’t stand for your property rights why are they representing you, since they all refused to help gather signatures and not one of them would sign the Repeal of the Growth Policy petition?
Alan Thompson (R) county commissioner
Greg Chilcott (R) county commissioner
Ron Stoker (R) HD 87
Bob Lake (R) HD 88
Gary Maclaren (R) HD 89
Ray Hawk (R) HD 90
Rick Laible (R) Senate 44
Jim Shockley (R) Senate 45
Kathleen Driscoll (D) County Commissioner
Jim Rokosch (D) County Commissioner
George Corn (D) County Attorney
Carlotta Grandstaff (I) County Commissioner
As far as Republicans being fiscally responsible, it is far from the truth for most of them. Go to www.miamontana.com see how they rated these legislators fiscally and see for yourself, as of 10/07/10 for the 2009 legislative session. Here’s the short list from best to worst spending votes.
Jim Shockley (R) Senate 45 $ -18,591,018
Ray Hawk (R) HD 90 $137,601,208
Bob Lake (R) HD 88 $209,836,369
Rick Laible (R) Senate 44 $215,980,027
Ron Stoker (R) HD 87 $401,009,915
Gary Maclaren (R) HD 89 $433,083,288
We all saw what happened in the Primary Election this year over 81% of all the voters voted on the Republican ticket. Why? Because the Democrats all know that they have a hard time getting elected, so they run Democrats as Republicans. Then a majority of the Democrats vote on the Republican Ticket and like magic most of the Constitutional Republicans get voted out in the primary. So you may ask why I am running. Simply because I believe one person can make a difference by giving you a real choice. You have only two choices in this election: vote for the one party system that has let you down time and again, or vote to restore liberty and vote Libertarian.
Libertarian for Senate 44
If Sheriff Hoffman will allow this to happen when it is so clearly unlawful – what else is he capable of allowing – or doing? It sure seems that when the chips are down that he will NOT uphold the Constitution, which is the FIRST duty a Sheriff is supposed to uphold. The Citizens of Ravalli County deserve better, and Wayne Kelly would uphold the Constitution FIRST!! Please VOTE November 2nd for the right choice!