Gauthier: Reader wants to know why clubs targeted

Posted 6/12/21

My wife and I have lived in Sun City West for three years.

Like any other community in America, we have governing bodies the are tasked with the governance of the country in what should be a …

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Gauthier: Reader wants to know why clubs targeted


My wife and I have lived in Sun City West for three years.

Like any other community in America, we have governing bodies the are tasked with the governance of the country in what should be a diplomatic ideology. We have swayed from this ideology through a divisive ideology that continues to fester since Cane crushed his brother Abel’s head with a boulder. Even then when God questioned him on the alleged murder he flat denied it and pointed to a rebuttal back to God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” dismissing the cover-up as a simple error in judgment on God’s part.

My point is that everybody lies. Yes, everybody, me as well. During my life, I have become a closer friend to God and have allowed Him to peel away my shortcomings as an onion is peeled for its wonderful flavor, thus I’ve noticed I lie less daily. This note is a simple prelude to my agreement with Frank Bagnato and his testimony of private and secretive meetings and closed-door sessions.

We as paying members of clubs and members of PORA as well as Recreation Centers of Sun City West have the right to know and ask questions about every single penny that is spent and every single transaction conducted at all times. When we moved to Sun City West, we paid $3,500 ante to live here and I believe every new purchase subsequently must also ante up $3,500. We also pay $497 each for recreational club fees.

There are things that bother me about committees and it is this — if a person does not fit the profile of the community committee, the person could very well come under the scrutiny of the committee as not fitting in. I have found that this person has usually been singled out as the “asker” — yes, the question asker. This “asker” is marginalized, browbeaten and sometimes threatened if they do not stop asking probing questions.

Our own United States government is in jeopardy of losing its backbone because of this same ideology we have allowed to permeate our country. The “ultimate asker” was murdered by a systemic poisoned ideology of a loud accusatory backwash that evoked an assassination upon his declaration against such a club.

In 1961, a speech was made by John F. Kennedy, which included this quote, “The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.”

I’m not simply spouting my feelings concerning this matter. I am, however, advocating an end to this private meeting agenda.

I am very concerned about the Internal Revenue Service spotlighting Sun City West clubs. I would like to know specifically why and how this happened, I would also like to know specifically how this will be handled and who has the authority to make such decisions.

Things like repaving a parking lot and spending money to do it matter to me, along with wall clocks being replaced, bowling scoreboards being upgraded, swimming pools being built.

Were there 3-4 estimates thrown into a hat and scrutinized then disclosed to the members on each estimate? Do we even have access to these disclosures? Should I be in fear of asking questions and being marginalized?

Is this a safe community to be part of or is it just another form of government waiting to fall into the vortex of Rome burning?

Gerry Gauthier
Sun City West

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