A Great Video on Utah’s Candidates

This video, by KBYU covers the intent of caucus meetings, held tonight, March 23, 2010, and interviews many different candidates running for different offices.  Utah’s Governor race is covered as is the U.S. Senate Seat.  You will be interested in hearing the answers of the different candidates to make sure you are supporting a Constitutionally-minded candidate that adheres to the 28 Principles of Liberty, as found in The 5,000 Year Leap

There is a bit of commentary from KBYU, and I don’t necessarily agree with everything they say, but if you listen to the candidates directly and make up your own mind, you will be an informed citizen. (Hopefully delegate.)

Who is On Our Side…Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul?

As someone who teaches regularly the Cycles of  History, I am familiar with Alvin Toffler’s The Third Wave.  I do not believe Mr. Toffler has the right idea on our government policy, but he is correct in his teaching of the Information Age.  In political thinking, we part ways.  However, we need to look at the different ideologies and recognize that claiming to be a Republican, or a Conservative will not be enough.   These first videos are lengthy, but I ask that you take the time to watch them all.  We must become an informed society, not one that listens to just sound bites and makes decisions.

This is from the John Birch Society.  They’ve had it right for a long time, but they began in 1958, after a global institutional founding (Spring) had occurred in our country.  This time in the cycles makes it difficult to change society.  But now that we are in a Fourth Turning, change comes quickly.  People will gravitate to societies such as these, and unite under common goals. 

Learn who one of the “leaders” of the conservative movement is, and why he is not really a conservative at all.

These recordings are not as good as the original, but I could post them here.  If you would like to watch the entire clip uninterrupted, and with the sound matching the video, please visit http://vimeo.com/6445068 

Do not be fooled by people who hold up the Founding Fathers in speeches and vote against our founding principles.  Do not let the words pull you into their political dichotomy.  Watch them.  Watch how they vote.  Newt Gingrich is a party guy.  He threw his support to a Republican in the New York race, who then threw her support to the Democrat over the independent, when she dropped out of the race. 

Newt Gingrich supports Bob Bennett in the Senate race for Utah.  Look at his voting record.  Bennett voted against the health care bill, but has one of his own he’d like to put forward.  It’s not his right as a Senator to promote health care programs on a federal level.  This is a state right.

It will be important to truly “get to know” candidates on every level.  Choose good people right from the beginning.  Do you have any say over the people who run for Senate on the Republican ticket?  Maybe.  That depends on your role.  We are a Republic.  We choose individuals to represent us.  It starts right in your neighborhood.  On March 23, 2010, for Utahns, your duty as a citizen begins.  Attend your local caucus and vote in the representatives from your area that are the most informed, the most willing to serve, and the most willing to elect candidates that will adhere to the Constitution of the United States, and the principles found in The 5,000 Year Leap.  If you would like help connecting with other like-minded individuals, go to www.utahrising.com and find a group near you.  If you are in a very rural area, we can help you set up your own STAR Forum group as well.  Just contact us and we’ll get you started.

Now watch the next video.  It’s very short.  Only 5 minutes, and you will understand what we are looking for in statesmen.  Ron Paul has consistently voted according to the Constitution, not party lines.   This video describes likely events that have been predicted by The Fourth Turning, and many economists.  Special thanks to Andy Whitehead, a member of our group, for sending this in.  Educate yourself, help educate others, prepare for the worst, and hope for the best.  We are a great nation that will overcome it’s challenges when we continually stick to our principles.

Summit County Fair in Coalville, Utah

The Summit County Fair is a wonderful time for family to get together and see how things are done in the country.  So many children raise pigs, cows, sheep, and hogs.  They are shown at the fair, and proceeds go through the 4H group to help these children learn wonderful lessons in animal husbandry and responsibility, and most kids put the money in an account for future education.  Other children show rabbits, chickens, turkeys, etc.


The STAR Forum will be available at the fair in our booth.  We will have Pocket Constitutions to give away, The 5,000 Year Leap to purchase in book or MP3 form, and information about our group.  We encourage you to come and see our booth, and get to know some of our members.  JOIN US in the moving the cause of liberty forward.

The booth will be open in Coalville, Utah at the Fair Grounds

Thursday, August 6 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 7 from 11:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 8 from 11:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Map to Coalville

The Fair is underway now, August 6.  Today, my oldest daughter won 1st place in Showmanship for Hogs in her class at the fairgrounds.  One of the motto’s of our fair is that we aren’t raising pigs (or cows or sheep) we are raising children.



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The winning buckle (sorry, it was a cell-phone pic and is a bit blurry.)

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Global Currency?

Coin given at G8

Coin given at G8

Your thoughts on this?  One of the 28 Principles of Liberty is # 25 “Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.”  This does not seem to fit does it.

Oakley, UT and Henefer, UT 4th of July Parade

(Hi 9.12ers!  I get a lot of hits from the 9.12 website and I want to invite you to go to our first posts and see what we are all about.  Just click on April in the box to the right and read.  I invite you to go to the Recommended Reading Tab, and even the Audio tab.  There are great resources here, please look around.)



The STAR Forum will have an entry in the Oakley, Utah, 4th of July Parade. Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. Our entry has a GIANT wooden-engraved Declaration of Independence.  We will be giving away 400 pocket Constitutions, and coupons to purchase “The 5,000 Year Leap” for only $6.00 directly from The STAR Forum.  (Regular price $19.95, shipping not included)

We will then be traveling to Henefer, UT for their 4th of July Parade at 2:00 p.m.  Please join us for candy, constitutions, and freedom.

Please come and support The STAR Forum, and your country.  This is a great way to have a TEA Party and show your support for Constitutional Principles, while celebrating the birth of this great nation.

Interested in starting a chapter of  The STAR Forum in your area?  Contact us for more information.  It only requires 10 like-minded individuals and you are on your way.

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From Connie 7-6-09 054

From Connie 7-6-09 057just before parade