Constitutional-minded candidates are the doers
I am writing this letter in the spirit of hope.
Three of the candidates that have filed in the upcoming election are constitutionalists. That alone is inspiring in today’s political climate and I would like to quote a few of the framers of our freedom document (Constitution).
“I am committed against everything which in my judgment may weaken, endanger or destroy the Constitution, and especially against all extensions of executive power; I am committed against any attempt to rule the free people of this country by the power and patronage of the Government itself; and further there are men in all ages who mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters, but they mean to master. They think they need little restraint on themselves…” Daniel Webster.
“(Freedom of Choice) the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform them of their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power: Presidential Executive overreach.” Thomas Jefferson.
“In question of power, then let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” Thomas Jefferson
Never has the nation needed wisdom more than now. As an oath keeper I have only one choice: to cast my vote for constitutionally minded candidates, the executive branch is in violation of the Constitution by their overreach and executive change of laws in violation. Only congress can execute these changes.
My vote will be in support of candidates that are doers, Dan Happel for commissioner, Victor Bunitsky for justice court judge and Bob Wagner for representative.
All of the above believe in and fight daily for our freedoms. Watch what they do, not what they say. THEY ARE THE DOERS.
John A. Tallant
What money can buy?
The Koch brothers own Rep. Steve Daines. The Koch brothers have spent, so far, $30 million dollars to buy the senate and Rep. Daines has gotten so far $4,000,000 to sell the Koch brothers’ agenda. Americans for Prosperity, Montana for Prosperity and Joe Balyeat the director all work for the Koch brothers. The Koch brothers’ agenda is to end social security, privatize it, end Medicare as we know it, cut federal aid to education and do away with the Environmental Protection Agency so they can pollute. They don’t want poor people getting food stamps, or affordable health care. What they want is to privatize everything for profit. What Americans for Prosperity really should be called is Corporations, the rich and CEOs for Prosperity, then we will have a plutocracy—a government system ruled and dominated by the small minority of the wealthiest citizens.
Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee is owned by the Koch brothers. Last week he vetoed a Nashville mass transit bill. Why? Because the Koch brothers own him and they want it privatized for profit.
The supreme court decision on political donations just have gotten the U.S. closer to a plutocracy system of rule. An example of plutocracies was the Roman Empire, and we all know how that turned out!
Remember in the 2012 election 74 percent of Montanans voted to get dark money and big money out of our elections.
Work with chamber was a rewarding journey
Chamber members, colleagues, friends,
I have resigned as executive director for the Ennis Chamber of Commerce. My last day was March 28. Eight years ago, I was given the opportunity to redesign the visitor’s center and grow the chamber in a manner fitting for Ennis. The experience gained, networking offered and friendships formed are too numerous to mention. It has been a rewarding journey!
All board members over the years have brought something new to the table and they should be applauded for their willingness to serve the community. Let us not forget the priceless volunteers that have come to the chamber’s aid on every occasion, whether it be behind the scenes work or peddling the famous 4th of July t-shirts on Main Street. It truly does take a village, and I have been blessed with many new friends, and old, who have come forth to help me with the chamber’s success. Though it is not stated enough, your dedication to the community and the chamber have been and will continue to be greatly appreciated.
I will miss the daily networking among business peers, along with the tourists and seasonal Ennis residents that often end up becoming dear friends. However, I am not leaving the area. I am simply moving on to other opportunities. So with that, I thank you again for the past eight years as your executive director and I look forward to future endeavors that allow our paths to cross.
Ready to take a new road
After 37 years of running both The Depot—a gift and clothing store—and Depot Gallery, I have decided to retire after much thought. I would like to thank all of you from far and near for your support, help and friendship all these years. It has been a great way to make a living and I am thankful for that. I will miss being on Main Street, but I am ready to take a new road.
Expressions of sympathy not forgotten
Your thoughtfulness, kindness, friendship and expressions of sympathy with phone calls, visits, cards, flowers, food and memorials in memory of Jeanne Hartman are greatly appreciated and will always be remembered.
The Family of Jeanne Hartman
Love and prayers appreciated by family
The family of Alice Brunzell would like to thank everyone for the food, flowers, cards and all the love and prayers sent our way with the passing of our mother and grandmother.
Robert and Marie Davis
Clyde “Mickey” Brunzell
Jim and Laura Brunzell
Pat and Jeanette Lanphear