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a candidacy rom progressivism by winninga primary, establishment Republicans losttheir minds, continuing to run as write-ins,and excising supporters o such upstarts romestablishment-party committees.Tere is no reason to believe that theincumbents rom either major party, both o whom are clearly responsible or the erodingcondition o our country, have the know-how,let alone any intention, o correcting or theirdecades o errors. It is just plain insulting to haveto suer the campaign posturing, knowing it ispurely or election day and not a minute beyond.Tere is no other reasonable action voterscan take to declare their outrage than to votethe incumbents out, regardless o party. Techallenge or those o us who preer a republicanor constitutional orm o governance is that thepickings are very slim rom the non-incumbent,establishment Progressive Party candidates.Tere are at least two races on the ballot orScott County residents that have rereshingcandidates who are worth evaluating andseriously considering.Te mainstream media would have Iowansbelieve that there are only two gubernatorialchoices this November: Culver or Branstad.Because the Progressive Party’s leadership doesnot want Iowans too inormed about a viablethird candidate – Johnathan Narcisse – he hasnot been included in the three debates hosted by the complicit media culprits. Nor are his pollingstatistics included in any o the media’s political
there were any doubt that America has just one major political party with twobranches, Democrat and Republican, itwas permanently dispelled once the nation’sprimaries ended. I would call it the ProgressiveParty, with Progressive Democrats on onebranch and Progressive Republicans on theother. My denition o a “progressive” is onethat believes in political change and socialimprovement by coercive governmental action.Under a true “republican” orm o government,which our ounding compact dictates, societalimprovement comes rom sel-determinationand mutual respect o each other’s property. Teonly thing that has progressed, under both majorparties, is the size and burden o the welare andwarare state, or this and uture generations o Americans.Te evidence o the charade that the two majorparties are not one and the same – and that theestablishment media is complicit in maintainingthis myth that there is a dierence and youactually have choices – is this issue’s cover story on ballot access in Illinois. Further evidence is theProgressive Party’s vitriolic response to the eaParty movement. Rather than engage ea Party participants (an obviously growing and organized voting bloc) about their concerns, no matterwhich party their voter-registration card reads,the Progressive Party demonized them.First the Democrats stereotyped ea Partiersas racists and then, when some ea Party-backedGOP candidates succeeded in emancipating
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by Kathleen McCarthykm@rcreader.com
analysis. It is a blatant betrayal o the public trustto deliberately limit Iowans’ access to Narcisse’spositions and views. Te two incumbents havethoroughly proven they are unt or the jobo Iowa governor. Narcisse is an inormed and viable challenger, whose governance agenda andstrategies and ideas to x what ails Iowa have beenormed in the crucible o the corruption-riddenstate capital where he lives. (See last issue’s coverstory and interview with Narcisse by Je Ignatius.)It is no secret, but heretoore largely unreported, that beginning with Branstad andculminating with Culver, 100 percent o the urbanhigh schools in Iowa are now ocially ailing.Tat includes all the high schools in Scott County.Te mainstream media, Culver, and Branstad willnot talk about this. But Narcisse will and does ashe espouses opting out o ederal-governmentprograms and empowering entrepreneurship-driven budgeting and operations by teachersand parents. A new documentary,
Waiting or “Superman
,” may possibly veriy much o whatNarcisse has been trying to expose as a ailedmodel. Narcisse breaks the mold, as he is aormer co-chair o the Polk County Democratsand is just as comortable addressing a roomull o ea Partiers. His ideas about tax reorm,education, and governance cross over the stiltedus-versus-them monolithic Progressive businessas usual, and his Web site is worth taking a look at: NarcisseForIowa.com.Te second rereshing race to watch is theScott County Board o Supervisors ballot, wherethree o the ve seats are up or election. ScottCounty problems can no longer be dened alongpartisan lines, because both parties are spendingand borrowing like drunken sailors, growinginecient government on the backs o taxpayers.Recent property assessments have more thandoubled on some commercial parcels, withno logical reasoning other than “We need themoney.” Te Scott County Board o Supervisorsrecently gave a blank check to a newly establishedtaxing authority to govern the Scott County Emergency Center. While this happened quietly,the proverbial horse is out o the barn, and allresidents can do now is hope that a new slateo independent supervisors will succeed inmaintaining scal and operational vigilance overa potential boondoggle that already has problemswith construction and radio technology emergingbeore it is built.Happily, we do have three independentcandidates rom the newly established Iowans orAccountability (IFA): John Riley (Blue Grass),John Green (Davenport), and Jesse Anderson(LeClaire). I their moniker is to be believed atall, then taxpayers do have some real choices thisall. You can learn more about the IFA and itscandidates at ScottCountyIFA.com.
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Publisher odd McGreevy is co-chair o Iowans or a Fair Debate (supporting Jonathan Narcisse’s inclusionin debates) and a member o the IFA central committee.