Constitution Week in Utah – Utah United

The final day of Constitution Week is on September 18, 2010, and Utah will be United.  Many grassroots and long-time supporters of  liberty are uniting in a day-long conference.  This educational event will be the beginning of the people of Utah taking control of their government again.  You will receive instruction from national speakers, as well as MANY grassroots leaders and organizations from around the state.  BE THERE!  Lunch is included in the price of the ticket.  This is not a rally, but a wonderful chance to meet with other like-minded people, team up together, and get some great tools to help change the face of our country, one family, one community, and one state at a time, starting right here in Utah.

Here is a preview of what you can expect:

A prayer breakfast with Stephen Pratt ($10.00 extra)

A wonderful morning seminar and lunch, and then breakout sessions where you can choose the classes you wish to attend.  I have been asked to be one of the presenters in the afternoon, speaking on the cycles of history and YOUR role.  I am humbled to have the chance to participate in this event. 

Nationally known speakers include:

Check out who is sponsoring this event:

Local Sponsors:

• Bert and Kathy Smith
American Dream Foundation
Karen & John Gullo, Trustees

Davis County 9/12 Project
• Jacqueline Smith, founder of
    The STAR Forum
• Jesse Fisher of WebPromo.us
Utah Farm Bureau

And look who else is included in either hosting classes, or presenting classes at the event:

Participating Organizations:

Cache County 9/12
Cache Independence Caucus
Campaign for Liberty
Davis County 9/12
Davis County Watch
Gun Owners of Utah
Heritage Training Center
Independence Caucus
Inst. for Constitutional Studies
John Birch Society
Oath Keepers
Pyrolitical Radio
Republics of Utah
Salt Lake 9/12
Salt Lake County Tea Party
Sutherland Institute
Thomas Jefferson Institute
Tooele County 9/12
United Women’s Forum
Utah Shared Access Alliance
Utah 9.12 States Rights Coalition
Utah Cattlemen’s Association
Utah County 9/12
Utah County Tea Party
Utah Eagle Forum
Utah Minuteman Project
Utah Shooting Sports Council
Utah Tenth Amendment Center
Vernal 9/12
Washington City Tea Party
Weber County 9/12

SIGN UP NOW by visiting their site at http://www.utahunited.org

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2010 Summit County Fair Republicans Responsible for Stimulus

Jamisyn with her Star Class hogs

The Summit County Fair has been going on all week.  The kids raise their hogs, steers, and lambs to show and sell at the fair.  The younger kids usually join in with chickens, bunnies, and art.  Summit County has long been known for its high prices for the auction.  This year seemed a bit lean due to the economy, but it was still a great success. 

Jamisyn with her 4th Place Hog

Silvere helping show hogs

I did notice one thing this year.  It is an election year, and you often see candidates step in and purchase.  They are helping the kids, helping the community, and they get name recognition by the people who are keeping the rural part of Summit County alive and well. 

Right out of the shoot,  

Rob Hunt for County Assessor

 Rob Hunt, running for County Assessor, and Richard Motto, running for County Clerk, purchased a hog.  The auctioneer mentioned they would take that kind of “stimulus.”  This was their first time purchasing at the fair, and they were looking forward to getting great meat and donating to a good cause. 

Richard Motto for County Clerk

Then Sherriff Dave Edmunds joined in.  He also purchased a hog.  After the hogs were sold, the steer went to sale, then the lambs.  Henry Glasheen, running for County Treasurer purchased a lamb. 

Sheriff Dave Edmunds

Richard Motto & Henry Glasheen for County Treasurer

Here is the interesting thing … they are all Republicans.  This is typical of a Republican.  See a need, and fill it, without government interference.  The Summit County Jr. Livestock Sale, through the 4-H program, is a way to encourage our youth to achieve their goals, set aside money for college, and learn about the circle of life.  Amazingly, there seems to be no need for government subsidy.  Hard work actually pays off for these youth.  In addition, their parents are actively engaged in helping them.  That is the American way.  These kinds of programs are what every community needs.  If not with animals, then with art, crafts, gardening, etc.  A little competition is great for these kids, and gives them a sense of pride.  It teaches them that instant gratification is less rewarding than reaping what you sow.  Our country has become obsessed with having it now, and that is not real.  It takes time to create a harvest; it takes time to raise an animal. 

Some children become very attached to their animals and both of my girls shed quite a few tears as their animals were taken away to the slaughterhouse.  They have loved these animals all summer, fed, watered and walked them.  Nevertheless, they understand that while their bodies are still here for us to appreciate and help sustain us, their spirits have moved on, and they have filled the measure of their creation.  Besides, bacon is yummy! 

Also, Lyndon & Stacy Jones, STAR Forum members, were responsible for the purchase of many animals, including a steer.  This is a wonderful way for everyone to get involved in their community, and show their support for those in the upcoming generation. 

If only our government understood these principles.  We, the people, do, and as we continue to teach our children these principles, they will grow up and become our government.  We have raised children in a 3rd turning, and it is now time to raise adults. 

Now, I could have missed the Democrat candidates purchasing animals, but I did not hear any names that I recognized as candidates.

Winning the Battle or Winning the War?

by Jacqueline Smith

Right now the war in the battlefield of ideas is raging, and yet many within the tea party groups, the 9.12 movement, and other conservative arenas are not feeling like they are winning the battle.  But are they winning the war?

The media and the government have done a great job of simply ignoring or discounting the groups and their efforts across this great nation.  Examples include how Time Magazine put not one picture of the march on Washington DC on September 12, 2009 in their “Year in Pictures.”  This is not by accident.  I was there on 9.12 and I saw the hundreds of thousands that by estimates of the crowd counters there said numbered at 1.6 million.  However, in their minds, if you are simply ignored, you will go away.

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds. -- Samuel Adams

Missouri votes to not allow the health care mandate (Obamacare) to stand in their state by an overwhelming 70+ %.The media does not report it.  Does that seem like an oversight to you?  It is not.  It’s very deliberate.

A judge ignores the voters in California by overturning Prop. 8.  Even though the people of the state have voted twice and won to keep marriage between a man a woman.

You may not feel like you are winning any battles, because the media and government continually ignore you, but you will win the war of ideas.  Truth is the key.  When you cling to the truth, you plant yourself firmly on the side of winning in the end.  Do not give up hope.  Do not stop believing in the decency of humankind.  Do not allow the media or the government to cause you to doubt the difference you have made.

  

Stick together in your neighborhood groups.  If you don’t have one, create one.  There are like-minded people all around you.  Continue to educate yourselves in the classics of great literature, and great thinkers.  We are busy people.  We do not believe that government can fix our problems, and we want to focus on our families, our businesses, and our lives.  But make no mistake, if we do not stay focused in this critical time of alignment, our families that matter so much to us, will no longer be free.  

We are in a Fourth Turning, and while there are many places to focus, do not let yourself be weary.  You do not have to do everything, but if everyone does something, we will accomplish our goals of small government, less interference into our lives, less taxes and government waste, better quality of life with our families, and true charity among humanity by individuals and not governments.  The ills of the world are defeated one family, one community at a time, not by an overreaching federal government mandating social justice.  Dig deep, and find your own personal mission, and then live it.

FREEDOM CAN WIN!