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One week left – Vote on 08/28/18 – Yes on 401 and 402!

Please forward this in any fashion; share and get the word out! One week left! We have an event Friday 8/24 6:00 – 8:00pm (See the bottom of this post) Thank you, thank you, thank you. Can’t say that enough.  The opposition has gotten, well, challenging.  As a group we have conducted ourselves well.  That […]

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Ordinary citizens can decide complex issues. Defy the myth!

One of the real pleasures of being involved with Transparent Payson is that oftentimes we receive unsolicited input.  Recently a friend provided a clipping from the Wall Street Journal.  This clipping was an essay piece penned by Dr. James Fishkin.  We would encourage that you read the entirety of the article. We are providing two […]

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The Big Lie

If you are not a student of history, you may not understand the reference.  Via Wikipedia:  The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.”   Not for a moment would we suggest […]

Stick it to 'Em!
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Stick it to ‘Em! – Phoenix Proposition 200, Chapter 26 and 27

Such a great headline. Mr. Dougherty had a way with words.  Don’t know Mr. Dougherty?  He was a writer for Phoenix New Times.  Like all great quotes it requires context.  So, let’s start there…..   Want to throw the fear of God into Phoenix elected officials, downtown business tycoons and their self-serving cheerleaders at the […]

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Placing our trust with the voters

We have some organized opposition now. This quote is commonly attributed to Mark Twain.  Don’t know if that is correct, but it is a good quote. It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.   Looks like the local Non Profit, “Friends of Parks and Rec.” has decided to […]

Yes on 401 and 402
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Informed Decisions – Payson Council Candidates on 401 and 402

Inconsistent.  Not a term that would be desirable for a Town Council candidate.  It would appear that it is inconsistent for a potential elected representative to ask for your vote to elect them, and then suggest that your same vote not be part of the decision-making process.  Are they smarter than you?  Better connected?  What […]

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An Educational Event – Join us.

Have questions?  We have answers. Our goal is always education and participation.  Join us for an upcoming event.    Thank you to the sponsor:   Sharon Davis King, Broker/Owner   DAVIS KING REALTY.com (928) 978-0527 DIRECT (877) 205-5224 TOLL FREE (888) 348-9329  FAX Sharon@SharonDavisKing.com   And to the host: Messinger Payson Funeral Home   [widgets_on_pages […]

Yes on 401 and 402
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Real Issues – Yes on 401 and 402

Transparent Payson was formed to address real issues. Recently we were engaged in a conversation on Facebook that provided that opportunity.  We always welcome feedback and intelligent conversation.  We appreciate Ms. Bollier’s voice and welcome her input.  The full conversation may be found here.  There is some overlap on outside issues, as with any conversation, […]

Prop 401 and 402
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Objections to Proposition 401 and 402 – Is that possible?

On our Facebook page recently we were asked “Did anyone explain why they support or oppose the propositions?”  That is a great question!  To our knowledge no one has provided an explanation on their decision to oppose the initiatives. Generally the rational to opposing them leans towards one of three possibilities.  Lets look at them? […]

Yes on 401 and 402
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Fourth of July – a quick perspective

Mr. Otis was very smart. No, no, not that “Mr. Otis.” Although a little tenderness never hurt and might be a good thing in today’s political climate?  As the holiday weekend comes to an end, it is time to ramp up the election process.  As of today (July 8th, 2018) There are fifty-two days until […]