Brad Pike's flip flopping and refusal of a Mayoral runoff debate takes center stage as he puts his hopes on a misinformation campaign conducted by others, and which he has also contributed to.
Eagle, Idaho - One of the safest cities in the Country, where conservative ideas are on full display, thanks to the leadership of Mayor Jason Pierce. Charitable volunteers engage to help maintain a very desirable place to live. Pan handling was banned under Mayor Pierce. Let's support him with our vote and keep Eagle on a successful track.
Growth is unavoidable with private property rights, 30-year zoning codes, and profit being the major factors. Growth, however, has been guided to a much lower density in the last 4 years under Mayor Pierce's proactive leadership. Many projects under way today were approved under previous administrations. Threats of taking the city to court will continue to limit a city's ability to slow down growth and development.
Mayors can contribute vision, leadership, and problem-solving, but the councilmembers vote on everything. The Mayor only votes in a tie.
Brad Pike's Hollister California:
Brad Pike has said his campaign is based on one issue, but that has turned out to be an artificial issue.
What is missing is values. It turns out, Pike is now pandering to things he voted against, and those who have tried to recall his 2019 election as a council member.
A runoff election on December 5th for Mayor Pierce will solidify our resolve to keep deceptive and destructive politics from tearing down our community. Early voting starts Nov 27th and absentee ballots can be processed here.
Since this video, Councilman Baun has come under a smear campaign, but the facts shared in this video remain undisputed.
No other candidate interviewed with Wayne.
Mayor Pierce accommodates most anyone who has questions, which gives him a chance to talk about the city he loves. Weekly public meet
No other candidate interviewed with Wayne.
Mayor Pierce accommodates most anyone who has questions, which gives him a chance to talk about the city he loves. Weekly public meetings known as "Coffee with the Mayor" are his hallmark and invitation for residents to be informed.
The better-behaved demographics of Eagle makes it the safest city in the Treasure Valley. In addition to dispatch calls being infrequent and of low maintenence, Eagle enjoys a cost effective law enforcement with an Enhanced Policing Contract with Ada County.
We don't have just 27 Sheriff Deputies in Eagle, we have exactly the amount the Sheriff deems necessary to be in the area. There are hundreds of officers employed by the county.
California does not relate.
All deputies of Ada County are the employees of the Sheriff and can serve at the office of the Ada County Sheriff, including Eagle's chief and deputies.
Mayor Pierce listened to the authority on the subject - The Sheriff, and the Council recently voted to add 2 more deputies in the enhanced policing contract.
Jason Pierce gets it. He has a deep understanding not only of conservative principles, but of how to maintain those principles in the face of record growth. He understands why cities turn blue, and is working hard to keep that from happening in Eagle. I wrote a long piece about Pierce’s principles and how he cracked that code here, which is now unlocked for free subscribers.
* To navigate what is known, as opposed to what is believed,
* To unbury some rich history,
* Correct the democrat’s politicization of words,
* To demonstrate a patient teaching mode to enlist others to patiently teach:
Our political opponents live with the benefits of our conservative values. They and their followers need help to connect the dots.
You may have noticed, that in Idaho, the presence of political signs have become a little more abundant in recent years and that candidates gladly proclaim a conservative brand of politics on their signs. Thanks to our local services, the crowd of signs are removed quickly after elections are over and we get back to living our conservative lives.
The secret is out. It is conservative values that keep a community on track. The communities that have spiraled out of control under the threat of anarchy, street living, and public intoxication are run by a counterculture brand of politics, that they would like to call “progressive.” Selective words are misused to deliberately disguise what is really going on. Finger pointing and repeated talking points are the tools of confusion to distract from the extreme failures of their politics that also sew the seeds of division.
To help us understand a unified direction forward and to a new horizon in our communities, let’s unravel some confusing political terminology and some essential history that has been buried.
The Public Education System is not the free-thinking institution as advertised. The affairs of education, however, are one of the biggest influences on our culture. If we are truly free, we have to be given an opportunity to identify, choose, and embrace a worldview that works. Public Education has been infusing a godless worldview into education and we see the results of it, today.
A well known response from educators is, "If you want those values taught, teach them at home" and an unspoken but a very evident sentiment is: "Here, we're teaching don't judge and mutual consent as the highest of virtues. Love the globe thy god and devalue your neighbor as the toxin they are, unwelcomed into the environment." This is the ideology that undermines what is taught at home.
Meanwhile, one of many lessons missed in government classrooms comes from our history of the 1600s and a man named John Locke. He is one of many who influenced the founding of our country and is referred to as the father of “liberalism.” Classic liberalism is all about revolutions that liberate, which explains the confusion today in our already-liberated country. Since the revolution was finally won in 1783 and our country was “liberated” from the oppressive governments that Locke addressed in his writings, liberalism is no longer necessary. A government obfuscating the Constitution, however, needs to be reigned in.
Locke would be considered a “conservative” today, [ conservatively ] holding to our Country’s founding Christian worldview and Constitutional Republic. To unravel the confusion over the word “conservative”, we and John Locke would be considered liberals if we were in a communist country. We would be working to be liberated from those [ conservatively ] adhering to their dictatorial, fascist, or communist form of government and godless worldview.
An American "Conservative” is not synonymous with a Conservative in a region of the world that has not been liberated, but this is the Democrat’s playbook to equate the two: Pervert the word to mislabel their opponents and stoke hatred toward them.
The Bible and Bible scholars influenced Locke’s work in political theory and in science. One of Locke’s tenets was “coercing religious uniformity would lead to more social disorder than allowing diversity.”
Coercing anything is a problem.
Interestingly enough, diversity beyond what Locke referenced and at levels never seen before was united during the First Great Awakening leading up to 1776 and gave us our free Country.
The word “assimilation” is banned from being used within the Biden Administration, but that is exactly what the migrants did in the 16 and 1700s. They voluntarily assimilated to a Christian culture and English language that tamed diversity under a brotherly bond, so a functional society could exist without the inherent calamity of diversity. This is a phenomenon of sociology and of history.
Otherwise, diversity in culture and in language within a community is cause for conflict all over the world. Meanwhile, the false mantra of "Diversity is our strength" is repeated over and over again to minimize Christianity's unique contribution to the world.
Of all the tolerance Locke advocated for, “he urged the authorities not to tolerate atheism, because he thought the denial of God's existence would undermine the social order and lead to chaos.”
We have seen chaos develop over conflicting worldviews in the past few decades in America and in our education system. The existence of God has been at the height of the conflict. The democrat party playbook is to try to confuse the public with the accusation of forcing one’s beliefs on others as "don't judge" and consenting individuals" are insisted to held as the highest of virtues. To be clear, the expressed desire is to stop undermining the things we know unite us, not to codify a prayer or belief system.
For further clarity, finally, on June 27, 2022, a 6-3 Supreme Court decision framed the issue perfectly to cut through the democrat’s distortions. A football coach, Joseph Kennedy won his constitutional right to pray publicly after football games, as his job was taken from him for doing so. The court found the public education system to be forcing their beliefs on a citizen with protected rights from his Republic.
A survey of sociology tells us that a worldview that a society embraces determines its wellbeing or downfall. The free-for-all style of immorality of today did not define freedom for us and was not the basis for pursuing our liberties. The one essential ingredient of the formula is a common moral code to demonstrate that the people can be self-governed. We owe a biblical worldview and theology for our Declaration of Independence that gave us, “All men are created equal.” That statement among others was a rebuttal sent to the rulers across the pond who were to be seen as the mediators between God and man. Peasants, Pilgrims, and Puritans now armed with the ability to read the Bible in their English translation knew better by reading about the one mediator in 1 Timothy 2:5.
A comprehensive understanding of this is not permitted in Government Schools. We can have the best of educators and board members, which many of them certainly are, regardless of political registration, but like the football coach prevented from praying, educators are prevented from exploring our true history in the classroom.
The 1947 Supreme Court Ruling that gave us the “Wall of Separation Between Church and State” was derived from Thomas Jefferson’s private letter. In that letter, he assured a church that another prominent church would not become the state’s religion. Even though some of this history can be touched on in government classrooms, what teacher is going to risk their job by hinting of this insight?
It is up to each one of us to voluntarily maintain the freedom, justice, contentment, and security we have inherited.
The “Wall of Separation” ruling grew to its full affect, and today, Government Schools are being accompanied by Law Enforcement with the School Resources Officer (SRO) program - A greeting from a police unit showcased at the entrance of the schools, and an on-campus presence. This is a sign of secularism's attempt at life support.
If the Wall of Separation were around at our founding, we would not have the country we have, today. Founded in the 1600's, consider Harvard’s motto: “Truth for Christ in The Church”. This is much like the motto of other Ivy League schools that educated leaders of churches and of our country, but there has been a drastic change, and therein lies our problem.
Because of Martin Luther and the Reformation in the 1500's, the public education system was established to give an illiterate society the ability to read, for the purpose of understanding the Bible and God’s untainted message. That change in society and the First Great Awakening gave us the 1776 Revolution. MLK was given the foundation to protest for a more just government to do its job and protect the rights of all people.
MLK was born Michael King, but his father was so moved by Martin Luther’s impact on the church in the 1500's and of the education and reformation of Europe that he changed both of their names.
If graduates of Public Education comprehended this bit of rich history about MLK and the origins of our education system, they could only have learned of it outside their formal classrooms.
Instead, many graduates seem to imply that America introduced slavery, and therefore America and its founding faith are suspect at the least, and at worst, are to be condemned.
In fact, the opposite is true about slavery. Slavery was worldwide, millenniums-long at the time Bible-believing explorers settled in the North. Well before the revolutionary war was won and a legitimate government was formed to have the ability to enforce a law against slavery, it was being accomplished, with Vermont being the first to do so in 1777.
Again, the biblical worldview was among those in the North. The 1865 Civil War victory over the merchants who settled in the South was accomplished by Bible Scholars and those with strongly held Christian beliefs. Comprehension of this rich history is off limits in Government Schools, though.
What difference would it make if we were to insist on our freedoms again and parents had a true funded choice of a school to send their kids? You can draw your own conclusions, but for many, it’s time to find out what that difference would be and many say, what do we have to lose.
Thanks to the vandalism and anarchy of 2020, another secret is out. When reckless hostility towards law enforcement continues through the education system, leftist celebrities, and the agenda-driven news outlets, people paying attention now confirm that the Thin Blue Line can be stretched too far. The result in communities across the country has been a mass exodos of career law enforcement officers and a crippled justice system.
Did you know that Derek Chauvin, the officer charged with George Floyd’s death, was not even charged with a crime based on racism? The false claim of systemic racism was also propagated by the 2014 “hands up don’t shoot” false narrative and popularized by NFL players. Jussie Smollett’s recent attempt to sell the public on a staged attack based on racism was also sorted out in court, where he was convicted of the crime. Systemic Racism is certainly pushed but it has no fact pattern.
If Public Education has had nothing to do with society losing its way, what does it have to offer to correct course?
For decades, there have been surveys that tell us that Public School Teachers and Politicians have been sending their kids to private schools or homeschooling networks more than the general public has done so. We know the Federal Government and the Democrat Party have a huge influence over our education system, curricula, and textbooks, which would explain the choice teachers make for their kid’s education. There are mostly great educators in Public Schools who deserve to be paid more, but I don’t know if there is a more credible and serious condemnation of public education than for many teachers to decline an education that is paid for, at the level from where they are employed.
A pretentious concern about other religions being taught in a school choice arrangement and for the truth becoming tainted, is not a legitimate concern among a knowledgeable society with critical thinking skills in the free market.
Our true history tells us what worldview works to unite us. That is why it is up to each one of us to see straight, gain knowledge, and voluntarily contribute to maintain a culture of truth and embrace our founding faith.
Public Education never has enough money. Maybe it’s not the money that can help us.
Taxpayers are paying the bill for an education they don’t want which also excludes a true understanding of our history.
Paying for both, an education of our choice and one that has failed us is fraud and needs to change.
Parents need freedom to send their kids to a school of their choice with education funds following the students and the monopoly that government has gained on our culture needs to be halted.
For a new horizon for Idaho.
“Aaron’s Democracy, Moses’ Republic”
Correction of "Progressive" Politics: 1776 marks the winding down of worldwide, millennial-long slavery, NOT the start of it. Most all other countries had slavery and they do not enjoy the success that "progressives" say comes from slavery. Progress is made through our Founding Faith, which got a whole new world started.
If today's understanding of the so-called "Wall of Separation" was around in1776, we would not have the country we have today. The Bible was actually "forced upon us", as some like to say, by a non-believer in January of 1776. At the start of that famous year, Thomas Paine quoted the Bible to argue for freedom in his famous "Common Sense" publication.
Obviously a talking point designed to influence low-information voters. Of course, the talking point is not repeated in states dominated by Democrats. Using the word "controlled" is another telling sign of propaganda.
The phrase sounds informed but it's not. A worldview a society embraces results in a functioning one, like Idaho or a dysfunctional one, like Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and California. Dysfunctional communities embrace "Progressive" Politics of the Democrat Party.
Idaho remains one of the most stable cultures in the country with its traditional conservative values. The perfect world is not available and conservative political thought accommodates many views and the freedom-principle of reasonable tolerance.
Corrosion and a beautiful car exists, but that doesn't mean it is good to mix them and call it "diversity".
Does this make as much sense as taking funds from the ACHD or Streets Divisions to address this concern? It's false dichotomy of either, or. Both can be addressed without effecting the other.
Is the talking point an attempt at a political ploy to show a decrease in law enforcement funding to satisfy the destructive "Progressive" Political factions of the Democrat Party?
Any funds taken from law enforcement budgets is a defunding the police move.
Science changes conclusions. Some find a conclusion they stick to and don't bother to update their science-knowledge to change the faulty conclusion.
This phrase is repeated a lot by those who are indoctrinated with "Progressive" Politics. It is once again, an anecdotal attempt to associate with a superior status by repeating talking points that make one sound informed.
My intent is to provide a discussion. Life deserves more attention as it is more complex and dynamic than a talking point that takes advantage of people willing to repeat them.