Today is voting day in Helena, Montana. The people have been voting for weeks with write in ballots- our citizens are not allowed to vote at the polls for city or school elections anymore. Who cares about secure elections- the bureaucrats love write in elections- so much less work. But on to the question at hand- do the people have the information they should have before they vote?
The FREE PRESS is a cornerstone of our freedom. How can you exercise your freedom when you don't have the information? The FREE PRESS, otherwise known as THE NEWSPAPERS, are counted on to tell the people the truth. These are the very people that should have known that Obama was lying about the healthcare bill BEFORE it was passed. They didn't scramble to find a"'Deep Throat"like in the old Watergate scandal days. They just weren't so curious about whether your health insurance policy would be canceled or if the price of your health insurance would really go down $2,500.00 a year for a family of four. They didn't even care that your insurance would obviously go up when insurance companies were REQUIRED to offer more services and accept EVERYBODY - even if they just got sick ( kind of like signing up for car insurance after you have an accident and the insurance company being forced to pay for the accident). Such a lack of curiosity by the press, such a benefit for lefty central government control freak liars, such a tragedy for freedom in America.
Here's what happened in Helena. We have a Helena School District building levy on the ballot today. My husband asked a simple question- "If you want us to vote more money for you, could we please see how you spent the money in the last levy?". It took us SIX MONTHS of asking to finally get this information. Can you believe in these days of technology they couldn't just print out a spread sheet? These are the incompetents that are doing home visits in your home.
So my husband went through the information and found some very curious things. One of the things he found was that with THIRTY FIVE boilers past their life expectancy our district decided to put almost a million dollars ($875,000.00) into a school that is filled with FEDERAL PROGRAMS , a school that IS CLOSED TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD STUDENTS. Instead of replacing BOILERS and fixing ROOFS, instead of looking out for the welfare and safety of the general school population, they financed fixing buildings for HEAD START!! My husband wrote a Your Turn article with all of the pertinent information and school district referenced sources. THE NEWSPAPER WOULD NOT PRINT THE YOUR TURN!! My husband emailed the editor and called the editor (answering machine) to no avail. Your Turns for the levy were printed but not my husbands with the correct information. He wasn't advocating for or against- he just wanted the information out there.
The News Paper gave the Helena School District FOUR PAGES to advocate for their levy (plus a front page story and big above the fold picture) but they would not print the Your Turn that gave the facts. Even an old warrior in these school wars such as myself was startled at what came next. The Helena School District listed all the projects that they had done with the former levy- BUT THEY NEVER MENTIONED THE $875,000.00 THEY SPENT ON RAY BJORK SCHOOL!!
My husband called the newspaper to point out this very important fact. Only one other project had more money spent on it than Ray Bjork. Ray Bjork spending amounted to more than ten percent of total outlays- surely they would want to correct their story! Wrong again- they buried it.
I'm sorry to all the citizens of Helena that missed this information. THIS IS HOW THE NEWSPAPERS MANIPULATE YOUR VOTE INSTEAD OF PROTECTING FREEDOM. THE NEWSPAPERS HAVE ABDICATED THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PUBLIC IN ORDER TO BOW TO THE LIES OF LEFTISTS THAT CAN NEVER TELL YOU THE REAL TRUTH BECAUSE THEY WOULD LOSE YOUR VOTE IF YOU KNEW WHO THEY REALLY WERE.
The Newspaper allowed FOUR PAGES for the Helena School District to promote their bond.