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Inspiration Letters to the Grand Jury
“I consider [trial by jury] as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” -Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Paine, 1789. When the republic of free states was young, all jurors were told of their right to judge the law, as well as the facts of the case. Then judges decided that juries should no longer be told of their power to act as a safeguard against bad laws, unjust courts or unethical lawmakers. Now, all jurors are instructed to accept the law as it is given to them by the judge, even in cases where the law is clearly unjust, or more often, not fully disclosed. If you are selected as a juror, you have the right and duty to do the right thing - to follow your conscience and to judge the law as well as the facts of the case. You, the informed juror, are the ultimate authority to hold government accountable to the people.

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The Jury’s True Authority

Judges may not tell you this, but when you sit on a jury,

you have the right to vote according to your conscience and to judge the law being applied to the case. As a juror, you are the final safeguard of justice.

If the judge fails to provide the jury the entire wording of the law, or does not allow the defense to introduce as evidence the portion of the law that was left out, or you think the law he gives you is a bad or unconstitutional law or a good law being improperly applied, or there are other factors that would make you regret a vote to convict someone - then it is your right and duty as a juror to vote “Not Guilty” even if you are the only juror who does and you therefore “hang” the jury. You cannot be punished for voting “Not Guilty” no matter what the judge tells you. It only takes one aware juror to hang a jury and if all jurors acquitt, it cannot be retried by any court.

But now you know the truth:

Our lawmakers sometimes pass bad laws, and, at times, good laws have been misused. Throughout history reasoning jurors have refused to convict fellow citizens who were accused of breaking the law: They freed tax protesters during the

Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, refused to convict those who aided runaway slaves in violation of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, freed bootleggers charged during Prohibition 1920-30, and released Vietnam War objectors 1960-70.

For more information, please contact the Fully Informed Jury Association: www.fija.org Call 1-800-835-5879 for a free jury packet.

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economic development, flood In 2009 Bi-State’s revenues recovery and local government from federal and state grants was $1.9M or 58% of total revenues. In planning and management. 2010, it was $1.3M or 51%. Author, and critic of non-govThe staff offices in the Rock Is- ernment organizations like Bi-State, land County building and employs Kirk MacKenzie, explains in a Citizen’s Newswire e-mail, “Govover 20 full time planners, amd ernment representatives at all levels project managers. The board typically hosts its monthly meetings on – city, county, state, national, and the sixth floor of the Scott County U.N. – are passing the policy-makbuilding in downtown Davenport. ing component of government to non-governmental bodies. These In addition to the region’s Long go by many names – PPPs, NGOs, Range Transportation Plan, which special interests, lobbyists, think The back grounder provided outlines the transportation goals for tanks, foundations, corporations, to commisioners and officers begins area or regional planning associathe next 30 years, in the past few with, “Provisions of the 1962 tions, etc.” years Bi-State Regional CommisFederal-Aid Highway Act brought sion has also been hired by Scott initial efforts to provide a program County to establish Scott County’s NGO’s and Public Policy of comprehensive areawide planIf Bi-State serves the public Sustainability Plan. Bi-State is ning” Since 1966, Bi-State Regional sector governments, where does nearly complete in its preparation Commission has had a major hand of Iowa Department of Homeland the public come in? Bi-State’s in planning and coordination Security’s application to FEMA for participation inevitably impacts between multiple jurisdictions on citizens’ daily lives, so where is the Hazard Mitigation Plan granting projects involving highways and accountability to the public in these status for Scott County. transportation. The board orientaarrangements? While the board tion packet continues, “The U.S. Denise Bulat, Executive Direc- includes some citizen seats, they Department of Housing and Urban tor, responded via e-mail to written have no vote. Development began, in 1972, to inquiries that, “Bi-State does not express its policy requiring counties Bi-State is required by granting have authority over any individual within the same Standard Metroauthorities to accept public input local government, and is not a politan Statistical Area (SMSA) to relative to transportation projects. regional taxing authority.” join together for the purposes of The FY 2012 Transportation Plancomprehensive planning.” ning Work Program states exactly Bettendorf Mayor, Mike Freemire, serves as chair of Bi-State’s how Bi-State should collect public In the early 1970’s, “criminal opinion. “Public participation in board of directors. He explained justice planning and coordinathe planning and programing activin an e-mail, “We will answer tion” was added to the ities of the Bi-State ReCommission’s “primary focus gional Commission is “We will answer your questions and activity. “ In the 1980’s accomplished through Bi-State was restructured into but we will do so in a manner that does not hamper our ability four primary mechaa dues paying membership nisms: 1. Technical and for participating counties and to serve our primary customer, advisory committees, municipalities. Then in 1987, the public sector government.” and delegated authority two “financial representa-Mike Freemire, Board of Directors Chair of Bi-State groups; 2. Seminars, tives” were added, one from workshops, and public Regional Commission Iowa and one from Illinois, meeting or hearings; in order to receive designa3. Commission report, tion as a “Certified Development mailings, web site and other pubyour questions but we will do so Corporation” by the Small Business lications; and 4. Television, radio, in a manner that does not hamper Administration. and print media coverage.” our ability to serve our primary customer, the public sector governBi-State’s 2010 Financial and Bi-State held five public input ments.” Compliance Report reads in part, meetings for its newly revised Long “Operating revenues consist primarRange Transportation Plan in Bi-State’s compliance report ily of federal and state programs, June, 2011, where they presented states that its nature of operations membership dues, [Rock Island the main transportation objectives includes providing staff research County] Municipal Code Enforcethrough 2040. The LRT Plan, and assistance in transportation, ment System and interest on revolvrevised every five years, mainly housing, environment, land use, 2 ing loans.”

What is the Bi-State Regional Commission?

From BiStateOnline.org, “Bi-State Regional Commission is a local, voluntary organization of five counties and 44 municipalities.” “The Bi-State Regional Commission is Not: Another layer or higher authority of government; nor is Bi-State created, controlled or maintained by the federal or state governments.”

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focuses on improving mobility through well maintained roads and highways. However, only three members of the public attended the third meeting, which was held in

tators, not the elected body. Holst’s request for public comment on the agenda was granted and when the June minutes were first issued for approval, her June comments were not listed. “You can direct a group to any conclusion you want by consensus”, Holst said. Through governing by consensus, facilitators have control over the outcome of the meeting. In this case, public input was ignored utilizing generalized statements previously prepared by Bi-State and adopted by the committee.

NGOs such as Bi-State Regional Commission are often intricately involved with developing public policy and planning, but are not held to the same standards of public accountability that local

Watch the July 27 Bi-State Board Meeting Online at

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Monthly board meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm, at the Scott County building in downtown Davenport, 6th floor.
government is obliged to by law. This means that the process takes place with little, if any, public input, until it is finished and comes before the local government for adoption, at which time the public learns of it for the first time. At AntiCorruptionSociety. com, Al Whitney, blogs his assessment of the MidOhio Regional Planning Commission, and how they handle public opinion. “While the public is invited to ‘comment’ on the projects these commissions Governing by Consensus chose to fund, these comments are filed away and for the most part Diane Holst, a concerned citizen from Eldridge, described her ignored. The ‘comment’ stage is experience attending multiple Scott perfunctory and represents yet one more ‘perception management’ County Hazard Mitigation Plan strategy, as do the endless public meetings for public opinions as “disappointing.” All questions asked meetings that are run by ‘facilitaby Scott County or Bi-State staff of tors.’ Facilitators are merely polished ‘perception manager/manipulators’ participating government officers used by many political or non-profand staff were met with silence. Eventually the two Bi-State facilita- it organizations to ‘manage,’ deceive tors managing the meeting offered and placate the public.” their own opinions, which were Holst also emphasized, “You then approved by the committee. have to remember that the people Using the term “governing by from Bi-State are not elected officials. Bi-State assumes the repreconsensus,” Holst questioned the public’s representation when all the sentative position in the absence of answers came from Bi-State’s facili- public opinion, even though the

The Concerned Citizen ~ September -October 2011

facilitators were not chosen by the people. They cannot be held accountable in the same way that elected men and women can be.” For example, by completing the Scott County Hazard Mitigation Plan to FEMA’s specifications, Bi-State ensures that Scott County will be eligible for future undetermined grants. Holst stated for the record at a June meeting her concerns that upon acceptance, Scott County must conform to and administer the submitted specifications accordingly, regardless of whether it is intrusive or expensive for residents.

Grants always come with strings attached. It is one way the grantor gains control over applicants. Many would argue that Bi-State’s actions are heavily influenced by the federal and state granting authorities funding their research and staffing, more so than by its member governments. Scott County has a record of seeking grants that it in turn outsources to Bi-State. Holst stated that this was akin to “a ‘de facto mandate.’ You get this grant but you must to do something in return. So is it really a grant or is it a mandate? What is the underlying motive for the grant?” Holst’s main concern with grants is the generation of new plans. “Plans means people, means outreach, means control.” These grants involving plans are given by agencies to spread a wider control and influence. “They just grow gov-

Grants, or Mandates?

ernment because that’s what they do— that’s their bread and butter.” The need for coordination in planning among jurisdictions is valuable and necessary. To that end, Bi-State makes a meaningful contribution to our region. However, as an agency of local government, spending taxpayer dollars, concerned citizens like Holst, assert it should be held to the same public accountability standard that its member governments are held to. Bulat wrote that public information is provided “on our

web site at www.bistateonline.org. In addition, meeting notices are mailed to media in the area. Staff are available for presentations on the organization and our services. We have provided information to service clubs, member governments, private entities, not-for-profits, etc.” One of the first challenges for any concerned citizen is the lack of awareness of the Bi-State Regional Commission, and its influence on local government’s ability to obligate its constituents to authorities outside of their own jurisdiction.

“That is my concern,” voiced Holst. “(People) aren’t aware of it, they aren’t following it, why would they go to a meeting?”
Find Bi-State’s 2010 Financial and Compliance Report, Board packet including org chart, history, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and code of ethics online at www.ScottCountyIFA.com

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Story edited by Todd McGreevy, publisher of River Cities’ Reader. Research and reporting by Stephanie Yang, River Cities’ Reader Summer 2011 Intern. Ms. Yang begins her first year of Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in September 2011.

Video: Diane Holst’s Public Comment at June 27th Scott County Hazard Mitigation Committee Meeting

The Concerned Citizen ~ September -October 2011

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“Muscatine County, they had a waiver, they had some grant funds to do some buy outs with the flood and had to have their plan approved by a certain date and so they fast tracked it and FEMA’s worked directly with us last time so that’s why we’ve got some idea of what FEMA’s looking for. If a com- Bi-State Meeting Facilittor at munity wants to hold a June 27 Scott County MultiJuriditional FEMA Hazard public hearing, I have Mitigation Plan Meeting, Eldridge, Iowa no problem with it.”

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IFA Letter to the Scott County Grand Jurors
FROM: Scott County Iowans For Accountability (IFA) PO Box 514, Bluegrass, Iowa 52726 This includes: (A) Ensuring no Scott County citizens are imprisoned on criminal charges without Grand Jury indictments RE: Grand Jury Toolkit (B) Investigating the condition and management of Dear Scott County Iowa Grand Jurors: Scott County’s prisons, institutions and places of Thank you for serving and protecting the people of Scott County. detentions (C) Investigating unlawful misconduct in office of Please note the attached copy of Scott County Attorney Mike Scott County public officers and employees Walton’s June 14th letter notifying you that you may be contacted. The Constitutions (U.S. and Iowa) are the supreme documents and supersede and overrule any subsequent Iowans For Accountability (IFA) was formed in August 2010 as a Non Party Political Organization, under Iowa Code Title II, laws/statutes/ordinances/rules that are repugnant to them. Chapter 44.1. IFA has been scrutinizing government activity in Scott County such as the consolidated dispatching center (aka SECC911), Scott County Board meetings and staff communications, and Scott County Courthouse procedures and proceedings. IFA seeks to increase government accountability and transparency. To that end, when the citizens of Scott County have access to a fully informed and active Grand Jury, the people can be protected from government overreach and injustice. This is evidenced by the Supreme Court’s ruling, Marbury v Madison: “The Constitution of these United States is the supreme law of the land. Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution is null and void of law.” 4

Further, the Constitution of the State of Iowa, Article 12, Section 1 states: “This Constitution shall be the supreme law of the state, and any law inconsistent therewith shall be The body of both Mr. Walton’s letter and this letter (without your void.” names) will be published in the next issue of IFA’s newsletter Meanwhile, Iowa Court Rules, Chapter 2 - Rules of CrimiThe Concerned Citizen. Your names and contact information nal Procedure, Rule 2.5, paragraph 2.5(1) unconstitution(attached) will be available at the IFA website for concerned ally undermines the Grand Jury’s authority by stating: “All citizens who wish to contact you. indictable offenses may be prosecuted by a trial information. An information charging a person with an indictable offense We have compiled this open letter to augment your grand jury may be filed…, whether or not the grand jury is in session.”5 training and to generate more awareness of the full scope and importance of the Grand Jury’s duties and responsibilities. Our founding documents - our U.S. and State Constitutions, define the duties and role the Grand Jury: The Constitution of the United States (17 Sep 1787), Amendment V: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury…”1 The Constitution of the State of Iowa (1857), Bill of Rights, Article I, Section 11, “When indictment necessary - grand jury …in which the maximum permissible imprisonment...exceed[s] thirty days…no person shall be held to answer for any higher criminal offense, unless on presentment or indictment by a grand jury…” 2 Without the Grand Jury’s participation or knowledge, trial information is being used to generate indictments for criminal offenses with maximum permissible imprisonment that exceed thirty days. Since this practice contradicts both the U.S. Constitution and the Iowa Constitution, prosecution based soley on a trial information is invalid and thus “null and void of law.” This practice is also in conflict with Iowa’s own Court Rules: “The grand jury shall inquire into all indictable offenses.” By relying on “a trial information,” the grand jury’s duties are being undermined and as a result, the rights of the people of Scott County are being violated by denying the due process protected by the Constitution of the State of Iowa, Article 1, Section 9.6

The Concerned Citizen ~ September -October 2011

Fortunately, the Grand Jury was established to protect against Iowa Court Rules3 reveal the Grand Jury has broad authority to investigate wrongdoings, regardless of the source of information. such violations.

Why Does the Grand Jury Matter to You?

The full version of this open letter and gra enclosures and additional suggested read August 25, 2011 to the seven jurors and s was provided by the Clerk of the Court, Ju (563) 326-8607 or juile.carlin@iowacorts

Because the people are the 4th branch of government and the grand jury is the people’s most powerful and least exercised authority for government oversight. 4 If the grand jury is not accessible, then it has little to no ability to hold anyone accountable.

Get the full version of the Grand Jury Toolkit and Gra online at www.ScottCounty

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As a Scott County Grand Jury member, please remember these important facts and observations: 1. You are the 4th branch of government. The Grand Jury is an independent body, whose functions include not only the investigation of crime, and the initiation of criminal prosecution, but also the protection of the citizenry from unfounded criminal charges.7 2. The Grand Jury acts as a check on the prosecutorial power of the state.8 3. The District [County] attorney has no power over the Grand Jury but rather serves as a facilitator for the Grand Jury.9 4. The Scott County Grand Jury [is] required to ensure that “no person...held to answer for any higher criminal offense, unless on presentment or indictment by a grand jury.” (The Constitution of the State of Iowa, Article I, Sec 11) 5. “Judicial Expediency” or “Judicial Economy” is NOT an excuse to replace the duties and authorities of the Scott County grand jury. 6. There are two documents endorsed by the grand jury A True Bill of Indictment, where the indictment originates with the District [County] attorney; and A True Bill of Presentment which originates with the grand jury, for which the District [County] attorney must then frame an indictment. A Presentment is an accusation of an offense, made by a grand jury on its own, upon its own observation and knowledge, or upon evidence presented to it by injured parties, concerned citizens or public officers, and without any Bill of Indictment laid before it by the government.10, 11

While the Iowa Court Rules contain the county attorney’s General Indictment Form (Rule 2.37 - Form 5), it contains no form for a Grand Jury Presentment. Meanwhile, the Grand Jury oath, found in the same Rules, twice mentions “presentments” as the Grand Jury’s responsibility.13 Regardless, the Grand Jury should be creating its own Presentments, when necessary. 7. The grand jury has the right, duty and authority to initiate its own investigations at any time. It does not require approval from the county attorney/prosecutor or any judge. It can invite witnesses to testify and issue its own findings as well as a Presentment. Federal grand jurors have independent power to investigate and demand on their own.14 8. It is your duty to examine all prosecutions against the limited powers of the Iowa and U.S. constitutions. 9. It is your duty and right to judge the law as well as the facts of the case.15, 16, 17 10. The grand jury may issue indictments to any person, not just public prosecutors, authorizing them to prosecute. 11. The grand jury must determine if the court has jurisdiction of the case, not just if there is sufficient evidence to indict. 12. A grand jury’s proceedings are to remain secret (Iowa Court Rule 2.3(4)d. Secrecy of proceedings), unless otherwise required by rules of Discovery (Iowa Court Rule 2.14) and no one other than the grand jury may be present when the grand jury is voting upon the finding of an indictment. 13. No government agency has the right to interfere with body ownership, self-defense, or any other natural rights.18 14. In matters where the State is the plaintiff and claims itself as the injured party, the presiding judge, as an employee of the state, has a clear conflict of interest. The Grand Jury is one of the the people’s most important remedies for holding government accountable. 15. You are the people’s representatives - our guardians - in protecting us and yourselves from corrupt government servants. We hope this letter, and support material, inspires you to re-read your Oath and make yourselves accessible to concerned citizens. We will be contacting you to ensure you received this information. We will assist you and answer any questions - contact us at the numbers listed below. We’ll be happy to meet with you to discuss this information and explore next steps in becoming a more active Grand Jury. Sincerely, Iowans For Accountability (IFA)

The Concerned Citizen ~ September -October 2011

and jury toolkit from IFA, with footnotes, ding list was certifiy mailed via USPS on seven alternate jurors. The contact list ulie Carlin, who may be contacted at s.gov

and Jury contact list yIFA.com

2010 Central Committee Members: Michael D. Elliott, Chairman ..................563-570-5395 The grand jury collects and evaluates evidence to establish whether Michael C. Angelos, Secretary ................563-324-4716 A True Bill or No Bill of Presentment is issued. No Bill means that Jesse J. Anderson .....................................309-235-5813 there is not enough evidence to warrant an Indictment and because Diane L. Holst ..........................................563-285-9758 the Grand Jury proceedings remain secret, the honor of the accused M. Todd McGreevy ..................................563-650-0120 John P. Riley .............................................563-514-3388 is protected.12 Thomas G. Rutherford ..............................563-391-0288

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Video: Navigating City Government - May 19, 2011

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Davenport City Administrator, Craig Malin hosts the class at Scott Community College called “Navigating City Government”. Topics covered include, city services, police and fire, taxes, protecting rights and the original city charter that was formed before the state of Iowa.

Video | Navigating Scott County Government - June 2, 2011

Larry Minard, a 30 year veteran of city and county goverment, hosted the class “Navigating County Government” at Scott Community College. Highlights include property taxes, why Public With Business is not on the board meeting’s agenda, and structure of public office.

Without participation, there is no accountability. Since January 2011, concerned citizens have recorded and posted to the Iowans For Accountabilty YouTube channel over 50 videos documenting everything from planning meetings, to board meetings, to facility tours to public hearings and Q&A with public officers.

Video | SECC911 Open House - March 20, 2011

Video | IFA Questions SECC911 Progress Report - Thursday, August 18, 2011 |Monthly board meeting of the

Members of the Iowans For Accountability were joined by other Scott County taxpayers at the open house for the $28M, 28,000+ square foot Consolidated Dispatching Center, aka SECC911 building. Open house tour and Q&A.

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Please consider dontating to IFA and supporting these nonpartisan grassroots efforts. Mail checks to: Iowans For Accountability PO Box 514 Blue Grass, IA 52726
Video | Eastern Iowa Legislative Lunch - February 25, 2011

unelected board members who over see the consolidated dispatching of Bettendorf, Davenport and Scott County. Brian Hitchcock is the SECC911 Director who reports to Tom Sunderbruch (Scott County Supervisor), Bill Gluba (Davenport Mayor) Marty O’Boyle (Eldridge Mayor), Frank Claudy (Medic EMS). Gluba requests that Hitchcock answer Diane Holst’s submitted questions. Mike Freemire (Bettendorf Mayor) absent.

Video | Judge Alpers, County Attorney Walton, KWQC Mike Ortiz on Cameras in the Courtroom - April 16, 2011

Video | Bi-State Transportation Plan Public Input Hearing - June 8, 2011 Planning Director of Bi-State

The Illinois News Broadcasters Association hosted their annual meeting in Rock Island to discuss cameras in the courtroom. In Illinois no cameras are allowed. In Iowa, media may request a camera in a trial, with some restrictions.

Regional Commission Gena McCullough summarizes transportation goals for the year 2040. Some topics discussed are I-74 bridge, road reconstruction, and public transportation. Bettendorf meeting place.

Video | Iowa Rep Thede on Collective Bargaining and Unions - February 25, 2011

The Quad City Chamber of Commerce sponsors monthly luncheons with the representatives and senators from the eastern Iowa region when the assembly is in session. Chamber’s priorities are commented on by legislators and some Q&A from audience with 50/50 private public in attendance.
Video | Joint Work Session: Davenport Levee Commission & City Council - May 23, 2011

Phyllis Thede Iowa District 81 State Representative, discusses what the worst case scenarios could be if Collective Bargaining is removed from the public sector worker’s employment.

History of the Davenport Levee Commission, its responsibilities and purpose. Debated was whether it should remain as is with appointments and its own budget and voting board, or become less autonomous and more of an advisory role.
Video | Scott County Sustain Plan Presented to Board - March 29, 2011 Video | Scott County Iowa Votes 3-2 to Adopt Sustainability Plan aka Agenda 21 - May 12 2011 Video | Scott County Tax Assessors Confernce Board - Feb 10, 2011

The Concerned Citizen ~ September -October 2011

At the Committee of the Whole meeting of the Scott County Board of Supervisors meeting, Bi-State Regional Commission’s Gena McCollough makes the first public presentation to the Board of the proposed Sustainability Plan for Scott County.

The Scott County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to adopt the Scott County Sustainability Plan in order to influence fiscal policy to achieve behavior change in Scott County. Many concerned citizens adressed the board, deconstructed the Plan and how it helps fulfill Agenda 21.

Schools: Patt Zamora-Davenport ; Jeannine Crockett-Bettendorf ; Paul Dierickx-North Scott ; Dick Stoltenberg-Durant :: Mayors: Jim Couper-Walcott ; Michael J. Freemire-Bettendorf ; Martin P. O’BoyleEldridge ; Ida Weibel-Long Grove :: Supervisors: Tom Sunderbruch-Chair , William P. Cusack, Carol T. Earnhardt :: Dale Denklau-County Assessor ; Lew Zabel-Chief Deputy Assessor ; Ron BeckenbaughDeputy Assessor; Ed Vieth-Deputy Assessor

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If you can’t film a meeting, then attend a meeting. If you can’t attend a meeting, then please watch these meetings. Email links to video you have posted to ScottIFATV@gmail.com

Reading List...
The Law
by Frédéric Bastiat One of the shortest most effective treatises, published as a pamphlet in 1850. It defines, through development, a just system of laws and then demonstrates how such law facilitates a free society.

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by Ron Paul The 50 Urgent Issues That Affect Our Freedom”. A-Z guide to Ron Paul’s position on 50 of the most important issues of our times, both foreign and domestic.

Liberty Defined

CampaignForLiberty.com

Understanding Sustainable Development Agenda 21
Global to local behavior change and property rights violated via soft law regulation. Started in the 80’s via the UN, Agenda 21 informs nearly every regional or local government initiative to impose green and sustainable lifestyles under the guise of improving quality of life. Breaks down definitions and terms and provides roadmap to protect individual rights. From FreedomAdvocates.org

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The Works of Continental Congress 2009 The profound plan to save the Constitution. 14 Violations and Remedial Instructions to the States & Congress ArticlesofFreedom.us

Articles of Freedom

The Victory for State
Sovereignty
Shirt pocket size abridged version of the monumental 1997 Supreme Court case that restored the Tenth Amendment. Foreward and Summary by Sheriff Richard Mack. Quotes from both assenting and dissenting opinions as well as the Ruling that pushed back over reaching federal firearms legislation: The Federal Government may neither issue directives requiring the States to address particular problems, nor command the States’ officers, or those of their political subdivisions, to adminster or enforce a federal regulatory program. www.SheriffMack.com

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Scott County, City & School Board Corporate Government Meetings Calendar
SCOTT COUNTY City of DAVENPORT, IA Government
SEPTEMBER
1st 5:30 PM: Board Meeting 2nd Board of Adjustment Application Deadline 6th 7:30 PM: Planning and Zoning Public Hearing Meeting 9th Application Deadline for Rezoning & Subdivision/Site Plan Review 13th 8:00 AM: Committee of the Whole 14th 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Conservation Board Meeting 15th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Scott County Board of Health Meeting (canceled) 15th 5:30 PM: Board Meeting 20th 7:30 PM: Planning and Zoning Public Hearing Meeting 22nd 5:30 PM: SECC Board Meeting 23rd Application Deadline for Rezoning & Subdivision/Site Plan Review 27th 8:00 AM: Committee of the Whole 28th 4:00 PM: Board of Adjustment Public Hearing Date 29th 5:30 PM: Board Meeting 30th Board of Adjustment Application Deadline 30th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM: EMS Technical Advisory Committee Meeting 18th City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. 19th Planning and Zoning 5:30 p.m. 31st Committee of the Whole 5:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 2011

Educational Meetups & Events Calendar

SEPTEMBER

6th Plan & Zoning Commission Meetings 5:00 - 6:30pm 7th Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting 4:00 - 5:15pm 7th City Council Committee of the Whole 5:30pm 13th Civil Rights Commission Meeting 12:00 - 2:00pm 13th Historic Preservation Commission Meeting 5:00 - 6:30pm 14th City Council Meeting 5:30pm 19th Airport Commission Meeting 5:15 - 6:15pm 20th Plan & Zoning Commission Meetings 5:00 - 6:30pm 21st Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting 4:00-5:15pm 21st City Council Committee of the Whole 5:30pm 28th City Council Meeting 5:30pm

City of ELDRIDGE, IA
SEPTEMBER
Sept 1 Board of Adjustment Meeting 6:30 pm Sept 15 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting 7:00 pm 19th City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m.

OCTOBER

3rd City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. 17th City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m.

City of LECLAIRE, IA Davenport School Board
SEPTEMBER OCTOBER

NOT AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE

OCTOBER

3rd QCA SuperLiberty Group Monthly Meetup @ Downtown Davenport Public Library 10:00 a.m. 11th Iowa Society for Educated Citizens Meeting @ Colony Village Restaurant 2206 U. Ave. (W21), Williamsburg, IA 10:00 a.m. 12th FIJA Lit Handout @ Scott County Courthouse 7:30 a.m. 12th Tea Party of the QC’s Illinois Meetup @ RIROE School 900-46th Avenue, East Moline, Il 6:00 p.m. 13th Quad Cities Civil Liberties Watch Group Meeting @ St John’s United Methodist Church 109 East 14th Street, Davenport, IA 7:00 p.m. 17th QCA SuperLiberty Group Meetup @ Downtown Davenport Public Library10:00 a.m. 19th FIJA Lit Handout @ Scott County Courthouse 7:30 a.m. 26th FIJA Lit Handout @ Scott County Courthouse 7:30 a.m. 26th Tea Party of the QC’s Iowa Meetup - WiseGuys Pizza Davenport 6p.m.

OCTOBER

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4th 7:30 PM: Planning and Zoning Public Hearing Meeting 7th Application Deadline for Rezoning & Subdivision/Site Plan Review 11th 8:00 AM: Committee of the Whole 12th 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Conservation Board Meeting 13th 5:30 PM: Board Meeting 18th 7:30 PM: Planning and Zoning Public Hearing Meeting 20th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Scott County Board of Health Meeting 20th 5:30 PM: SECC Board Meeting 21st Application Deadline for Rezoning & Subdivision/Site Plan Review 25th 8:00 AM: Committee of the Whole 26th 4:00 PM: Board of Adjustment Public Hearing Date 27th 5:30 PM: Board Meeting 28th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM: EMS Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

4th Plan & Zoning Commission Meetings 5:00 - 6:30pm 5th Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting 4:00 - 5:15pm 5th City Council Committee of the Whole 5:30pm 11th Civil Rights Commission Meeting 12:00 - 2:00pm 11th Historic Preservation Commission Meeting 5:00 - 6:30pm 12th City Council Meeting 5:30pm 18th Plan & Zoning Commission Meetings 5:00 - 6:30pm 19th Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting 4:00 - 5:15pm 19th City Council Committee of the Whole 5:30pm 24th Airport Commission Meeting 5:15 - 6:15pm 26th City Council Meeting 5:30pm

12th Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. 26th Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. 10th Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. 24th Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

OCTOBER 2011
1st QCA SuperLiberty Group Monthly Meetup @ Downtown Davenport Public Library 10:00 a.m. 3rd FIJA Lit Handout @ Scott County Courthouse 7:30 a.m. 9th Iowa Society for Educated Citizens Meeting @ Colony Village Restaurant 2206 U. Ave. (W21), Williamsburg, IA 10:00 a.m. 10th FIJA Lit Handout @ Scott County Courthouse 7:30 a.m. 10th Tea Party of the QC’s Illinois Meetup @ RIROE School 900-46th Avenue, East Moline, Il 6:00 p.m. 15th QCA SuperLiberty Group Meetup @ Downtown Davenport Public Library10:00 a.m. 17th FIJA Lit Handout @ Scott County Courthouse 7:30 a.m. 24th FIJA Lit Handout @ Scott County Courthouse 7:30 a.m. 24th Tea Party of the QC’s Iowa Meetup - WiseGuys Pizza Davenport 6p.m. 31st FIJA Lit Handout @ Scott County Courthouse 7:30 a.m.

Bettendorf School Board
SEPTEMBER OCTOBER
6th Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. 19th Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. 3rd Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. 17th Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

City of BETTENDORF, IA SEPTEMBER
SEPTEMBER
5th Committee of the Whole TBA Due to Holiday 6th City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. 8th Board of Adjustment 5:00 - 7 p.m. 19th Committee of the Whole 5:00 p.m. 20th City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. 21st Planning and Zoning 5:30 p.m.

Pleasant Valley School Board
12th Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. 26th Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

OCTOBER

10th Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. 24th Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

OCTOBER

North Scott School District
SEPTEMBER OCTOBER
12th - Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. 26th - Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. 10th Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. 24th Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

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3rd Committee of the Whole 5:00 p.m. 4th City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. 13th Board of Adjustment 5:00 - 7 p.m. 17th Committee of the Whole 5:00 p.m.

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