Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Changing our System for Electing County Supervisors

The push is on to collect enough petition signatures to produce a special election in Johnson County.  In this election the voters will be asked to decide whether the county should be divided into districts for selecting County Supervisors, or remain with the present system of at-large voting.  

The links below are 1) Fresh petitions, and 2) Instructions for collecting signatures.  Everything for the petition drive is explained in these two documents.

All are encouraged to download the forms, make copies for themselves, and collect several pages of signatures. The best way to quickly collect signatures is to work in larger assemblages of people. It all goes very quickly in the right circumstances.  

    The Petition

The old adage, "Many Hands Make Light Work" applies here.  If we all put some effort into this project we will meet our project goals with signatures to spare.  Happy collecting!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Words of Wisdom

George Washington, 1732-1799

"There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Words of Wisdom

Patrick Henry  (1736 - 1799)

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"