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Posted by: News_Desk on 10/18/2016 03:38 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/18/2016 04:24 PM
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"Should Kearney Get The Boot?," A Column By Roy Estakhri

Calaveras County, CA...For some people giving Kearney the boot is a no brainier, they feel as if they were bartered or disenfranchised and, no debate is necessary “he needs to go” That may be very correct. I think the frustration with district 5 voters (Me being one of them) are warranted, mistakes have been made. But who made them? Mr. Kearney stated “wants and wishes’ of a select few should outweigh the ‘needs and wishes’ of the many in Calaveras County” Do you believe that? This statement that Mr. Kearney made I think is a window into a greater problem that goes beyond just our little community and, Kearney is just a small part of the greatest problem of all (US) the voters, the people, the citizens. Sounds crazy but bear with me a moment as I give you my break down of the craziness.

kearney


Here are some of what would seem to be very important topics that are on our minds going in to this election: asphalt plant, cannabis, gun control, planning, zoning, schools, privacy, terrorists, immigration, jobs, taxes and, safety to just name a few. I could spend days going in to these topics individually but don’t stop reading yet because I just want to talk about the one thing that all of these topics have in common. WE all have strong feelings and ideas about all of them. Our ideas and solutions are diverse backed with conviction and our general love for our loved ones and our community. So what happens when we can’t agree on solutions to some of this age old controversies? We fight, split, form groups and sub groups with the intent of promoting our agenda and every few years we vote for a man or woman on a white horse who claims they have all the answers to your problems.
Politicians go group to group, individual to individual and tell them what they want to hear and come election time we all say to ourselves finally we have someone who is going to make everything work. When our guy wins it feels good to be on the winning team and we all know how the story ends, with disappointment, anger and the feeling of betrayal. Some politicians knew that they were deceiving us and some, a very small amount get into office and don’t know what to do they have a deer in the head lights moment where they realize they can’t make everybody happy and end up stepping in it eventually when they ultimately make a decision based on who was financing their campaign. And then the cycle repeats itself.

So who is to blame for the mistakes and shortcomings of our government and Mr. Kearny? I tell you my friends we are. Our government is a direct reflection of us. We need to stop putting faith in a champion on a white horse with empty promises. The only individual that is going to make a difference is YOU and we do that by knowing that our rights are not given to us by man but by God and no man has the right to make a law that takes away your right to life, liberty and property. It’s time to swear an oath to the only earthly thing that has ever made us free, prosperous and safe and that is the greatest governmental document known to man a document that stems from the great Magna Carta of old a document that was paid for with the blood of our ancestors a document that is a reflection of some of the greatest people who walked the earth a people that believed in freedom. When we have made a commitment to draw a line in the sand and only elect representatives that uphold the constitution with no exceptions and then hold their feet to the fire then we can point the finger.

Now back to Mr. Kearny. I like Mr. Kearny I think he is a nice man and I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I think he has good intentions and he does care about the community however does that qualify him to be our representative? The asphalt plant debacle was not handled properly in my opinion because the property owners surrounding the plant have property rights as well and the situation should have been handled as a property dispute and there should have been some kind of mediation to explore all the concerns and maybe a reasonable study to elevate the concerns of the people that own property next to the query. Should he get the boot for that? I would say no, if he had a deer in the head lights moment got in over his head, and made a bad call. However when he justifies his actions by saying “the needs of the many outweigh the few” that raises gigantic red flags! No. Mr. Kearny we don’t live in a socialist government were if a majority of the wolves vote to eat the sheep the sheep gets eaten. WE live in a republic were the individuals are protected by the natural laws that are outlined in the constitution. That kind of thinking is dangerous especially in this uncertain political clement and for that reason yes I think he should get the boot.

Let us all band together and swear an oath to the constitution with no exception and demand the same from our representatives. Let the constitution be our only line in the sand.


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Mr. Kearny
Posted on: 2016-10-18 16:55:05   By: Anonymous
 
His name is Steve.
Constantly referring to him as " Mr. Kearny" make him seem less human, and I've told you all before, BE NICE TO STEVE!

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    Re: Mr. Kearny
    Posted on: 2016-10-18 17:07:54   By: Anonymous
     
    or what, chump?

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      Re: Mr. Kearny
      Posted on: 2016-10-18 17:21:23   By: Anonymous
       
      I like Steve

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      Re: Mr. Kearny
      Posted on: 2016-10-18 17:30:25   By: Anonymous
       
      I'll shove your dog's head down the toilet, punk.

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        Re: Mr. Kearny
        Posted on: 2016-10-19 10:01:46   By: Anonymous
         
        Cruelty to animals is offensive. You are the punk

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          Re: Mr. Kearny
          Posted on: 2016-10-19 14:59:28   By: Anonymous
           
          No, it's HIS dog, so it's OK.

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    Re: Mr. Kearny
    Posted on: 2016-10-18 18:55:35   By: Anonymous
     
    vote no on d and save the county vote no on d and save the county vote no on d and save the county

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      Re: Mr. Kearny
      Posted on: 2016-10-19 06:47:10   By: Anonymous
       
      Yes on D to save the county

      See how easy it is to state a view with no data or information?

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        Re: Mr. Kearny
        Posted on: 2016-10-19 07:00:09   By: Anonymous
         
        The facts are clear: dump "Steve", dump cliffturd, No on C, No on D, and run the dirtbag dopers out of the county!

        Simple really.

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          Re: Mr. Kearny
          Posted on: 2016-10-19 10:19:12   By: Anonymous
           
          VOTE YES on C.

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            Re: Mr. Kearny
            Posted on: 2016-10-19 10:27:09   By: Anonymous
             
            Measure C is going to require a 2/3 voter approval to pass. This is the funding for law enforcement. Please consider protecting the citizens of this county.

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          Re: Mr. Kearny
          Posted on: 2016-10-19 12:45:31   By: Anonymous
           
          What facts? No on D won't ban anything, and laws to run the druggies out can't work with no enforcement. Or don't you know that we've had a pot problem for decades?

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          Re: Mr. Kearny
          Posted on: 2016-10-19 12:48:44   By: Anonymous
           
          Cliffturd... that's mature. So much for an intelligent view.

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            Re: Mr. Kearny
            Posted on: 2016-10-19 15:00:33   By: Anonymous
             
            I know, what a douche-tard, 'eh?

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          Re: Mr. Kearny
          Posted on: 2016-10-19 15:31:20   By: Anonymous
           
          No on C, stop funding the cops & run them out of the County!

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Actually, a "Republic" is.....
Posted on: 2016-10-18 17:42:45   By: Anonymous
 
.....a sovereign state or country, which is organized with a form of government in which power resides in elected individuals representing the citizen body and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law. In modern times, the definition of a republic is commonly limited to a government which excludes a monarch. Currently, 147 of the world's 206 sovereign states use the word "republic" as part of their official names; not all of these are republics in the sense of having elected governments, nor do all nations with elected governments use the word "republic" in their names.

Thank you for your thoughtful and well expressed essay. I do not agree with some of your views, but your essay is a welcome break from all of the mudslinging going on of late, in both our county and nation.

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    Re: Actually, a "Republic" is.....
    Posted on: 2016-10-18 17:49:23   By: Anonymous
     
    And, also, there are quite a few socialist republics, as well. A Socialist republic (or Socialism) is a society where the resources belong to everyone rather than to a small class of capitalists.

    The polical definitions of "socialist" and "republic" are not opposites, in any sense. That's no small mistake to make when discussing the U.S. Constitution.

    Enjoyed your opinion, though....thanks.

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      Re: Actually, a "Republic" is.....
      Posted on: 2016-10-19 07:01:36   By: Anonymous
       
      Socialism is just feudalism with different masters.

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    Re: Actually, a "Republic" is.....
    Posted on: 2016-10-18 20:12:43   By: Anonymous
     
    It was a well written thoughtful message

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I tried to be part of the solution
Posted on: 2016-10-18 18:46:51   By: Anonymous
 
And my wonderful supervisor told me to mind my own business.
Until the election I was able to voice my concerns and contribute to problem solving.
Now constituents are told to be quiet.
So, with that in mind, the BOS is worthless now with the sitting members

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    Re: I tried to be part of the solution
    Posted on: 2016-10-18 18:56:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Ol' Cliffy likes nothing better than jumping on someones *bleep*

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      Re: I tried to be part of the solution
      Posted on: 2016-10-19 06:48:31   By: Anonymous
       
      Way to hold an intelligent conversation, keep up the good work...

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        Re: I tried to be part of the solution
        Posted on: 2016-10-19 15:33:39   By: Anonymous
         
        Boobies!

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    Re: I tried to be part of the solution
    Posted on: 2016-10-19 16:18:07   By: Anonymous
     
    I did not say who my supervisor was. You are making assumptions.

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Glad I am not in this District! (as you are too I am sure)
Posted on: 2016-10-19 05:11:05   By: Anonymous
 
I must say, very well thought out commentary. Thank you. I understand the concerns and I also understand that anyone that might come in and replace (if that happens) Steve is going to battle issues as well. Laws-is-laws! And sometimes their hands are tied. And wait a minute, how many times has this district had recalls? It seems that you are NEVER happy! And at what cost to all the Calaveras County Tax Payers? Let the bashing begin.

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    Re: Glad I am not in this District! (as you are too I am sure)
    Posted on: 2016-10-19 06:48:06   By: lmartin
     
    Being the nice,considerate person that I am I will not publish my feelings but will definitely make tham known at the ballot box November 8th.
    Les (aka skidmark to the libs)

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No Subject
Posted on: 2016-10-19 08:19:26   By: Anonymous
 
Where's did his chin go?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2016-10-19 09:37:02   By: Anonymous
 
When the writer claims that our rights are given to us by his god, he lost me. The founders of this great nation went to great lengths to make it clear that the opposite is the case. We cannot shuffle the blame to any imaginary character. It is ours alone.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2016-10-19 10:59:08   By: Anonymous
     
    Wow, what history course did you take? The documents themselves speak to our rights coming from God, The Creator. Sheesh.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2016-10-19 12:05:42   By: Anonymous
       
      Mine came from Galrog.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2016-10-19 20:34:22   By: Anonymous
         
        Final word, No on D, Yes on C.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2016-10-19 22:16:56   By: Anonymous
           
          No on C, don't even care how you vote on D

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