WHERE IS ARIZONA’S LEADER…?

The following is but a smidgen of newspaper headlines and lead articles which continue the screeching screaming shouting endured since January under the guise of working to serve and to protect … It appears we are no closer today to successfully concluding the people’s business than we were back on day one … And for this “we” still have to pay them…?

Brewer must step up and offer better plan
The Arizona Republic… Robert Robb
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/2009/07/03/20090703robb03.html

Brewer not budging on sales tax
Daily News Sun… Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
http://www.yourwestvalley.com/articles/phoenix-6889–.html

GOP blasts Gov. Brewer for budget vetoes
Governor: Move shields vital services
The Arizona Republic… Casey Newton
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2009/07/03/20090703budgetfeud0703.html

Burns: Brewer bungling her job
Senate president attacks governor over budget veto
Tribune, Sierra Vista Herald, Arizona Daily Sun and Arizona Daily Star… Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/299582

Legislators criticize Brewer’s performance
Mohave Daily News… Paul Davenport, Associated Press
http://www.mohavedailynews.com/articles/2009/07/03/news/state/state1.txt

Arizona budget crisis now budget mystery
Not A whodunit, A how-to-fix-it
Gov. Brewer signs main spending plan, vetoes school financing bill; legislators’ vacations cut short
Casa Grande Dispatch… Paul Davenport, Associated Press
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20339866&BRD=1817&PAG=461&dept_id=68561&rfi=6

Local legislators think Monday special session is bad idea
The Daily Courier… Joanna Dodder Nellans
http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&subsectionID=1&articleID=69945

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Is there an honest leader in Arizona … one who will faithfully execute the office to which they were elected and swore an oath “to serve & to protect” without regard to personal glorification…?

Or is this a trait, attribute, characteristic, feature, quality, ingredient, element, aspect or component no longer of any substantive value for Arizona leaders to possess…? Judging by those “we” routinely choose to represent us in most all levels of public service possessing any of these qualities is not a necessary criterion for leadership in Arizona. Instead “we” routinely return to office everyone who possesses and presents childlike petulance, pettiness and outright heartlessness.

Given our choice is there honestly any reasons to wonder why headlines and lead articles like those referenced above are the norm and not the exception. We got precisely the form and type of government “we” chose. If “we” want something different and honest, then “we” need to get off our butts and make it happen. That’s the long and the short of it.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

LAND OF THE FREE

LAND OF FREE

…True freedom as espoused by Mr. Mcllroy is an anathema to our government now slave to for-profit-corporate-interest$ …

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . The freedom Mr. McIlroy chooses would potentially make a mockery of our war on terrorism, war on poverty and especially our war on drugs as every American would be able to ingest or inject or sniff, or swallow or chew or whatever whenever they chose. There is a corollary which I trust Mr.Mcllroy considered. As Sir Issac Newton noted long ago for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction and as it relates to the freedom espoused I assume Mr. Mcllroy chooses to fully accept any and all consequences of the choices he makes…? If this is honestly Mr. Mcllroy’s position and he does not choose to hold me or anyone else accountable or responsible for his actions and choices, again along with his proviso that his actions do not hurt anyone else, I can intellectually wholeheartedly support his position.

I do have simply from a humanitarian perspective a question about what and how I am to act if or when Mr. Mcllroy’s mind or body or both as a result of his freely made choices fails to the point where he potentially becomes a physical, mental or emotional burden to society…? Am I or someone in stealth form to simply yet summarily terminate his life…? How is this type of decision to be made, what parameters are we to use and when…?

In the exercise of my personal freedom, it strikes me I can unwittingly create a problem and situation which may requires others to take actions which they did not voluntarily contract to take. Freedom is not free or at least it is not free to all of us equally.

Freedom like choice has many tentacles.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,