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Cantor: Questions raised as Arizona elections ensue

Posted 8/16/22

Here I am again. I have mentioned before that I really don’t like politicians and politics and those who give large sums to those campaigns……and do not want anyone to know about …

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Cantor: Questions raised as Arizona elections ensue

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Here I am again. I have mentioned before that I really don’t like politicians and politics and those who give large sums to those campaigns……and do not want anyone to know about it.

That hasn’t changed. More entrenched now.

I am stunned that so many people know so little about our Constitution, the function of government and the difference between politics and governing.

How did folks get out of high school without passing U.S. government, state government, history and economics? (These are the same people who threw a fit about the pandemic. And I couldn’t understand that because you have to study just basic biology and that means studying viruses under a microscope and the environment that they thrive in. Learned all that in Scottsdale Unified School District and I know my kids learned those things too, cause I helped create models of some viruses using styrofoam.)

And when did folks start giving permission, their votes, for lies being the foundation of democracy?

And why have those folks focused on destroying democracy? At the same time they are destroying the structure of government to benefit one man and his money-men, the one-percenters, and they seriously bent to destroy the quality of life of the lower income folks.

Another thing that is bugging me — oaths of office.

When I served on boards and commission for the city of Scottsdale starting in 1987, at the beginning of every term we had to swear an oath and undergo refreshers in Scottsdale’s Code of Ethics.

There is also a state of Arizona oath. That is the promise all of those who are elected make before they take their seat in government. And that is the promise so many at every level of government have broken.

Not everyone. But a goodly number.

And our Attorney General is silent. And there are persons running for office, who currently hold office, whose behavior warrants investigation or at the very least discussion, and who want to hold office especially the office that will call the shots on our elections and votes.

I wish Barry Goldwater was around. When he ran for office in 1964 I was in high school and we were made very much aware of that presidential election.

Many folks were being harassed by activists supporting the John Birch Society.

The John Birch Society, in the 50s and 60s, for those not aware, was the forerunner to the mess we have today called MAGA or whatever.

Some of the billionaires financing the campaigns for office that you and I will be voting for come November, adhere to the philosophies of the those financing elections. I have dug deep in researching many of those folks and it is truly scary. For those who don’t care about law and integrity, you can throw this out.