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Lincoln on the Supreme Court
By Mr. David Zanotti

"At the same time the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions, affecting the whole people. is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties, in personal actions, the people will have ceased, to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, parctically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal." Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4th, 1861.


Thursday, November 19, 2015, 10:34 PM

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Thank you for voting
By Mr. David Zanotti

Thousand of families streamed to iVoters.com in the last few days of Election 2015. Voters found information on school boards, state legislative candidates and ballot issues especially helpful. In Ohio voters saw through the marijuana scam and sent Issue 3 down by overwhelming margins.Thanks to everyone who did their duty and voted this year.

Now it is on to 2016. What lies ahead will be one of the most interesting and important elections since WWII. And hopefully, by God's grace, iVoters will be ready to meet the needs of millions.


Tuesday, November 03, 2015, 11:44 PM

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APR Response on Ohio Ballot Issues
By Mr. David Zanotti

Ever heard this one: "Would you like my one word or two word answer?" Sorta fits for what we think as an organization regarding the three ballot issues now facing Ohio voters. Not every state has ballot issues up this year. In fact, as strong supporters of the ballot and initiative process, we have never placed a proposed constitutional amendment on the "off election year ballot" where turn out will be miniscule. The very notion of trying to get one past the voters in this fashion is irresponsible, or you could use two words to describe it here. 

Even more despicable is the fact that Ohio is in the midst of a constitutional crisis, created by Governor John Kasich. Mr. Kasich blew up three standing portions of the Ohio Constitution in 2010 when he cut a backroom deal with casino owners to cut them a better deal in Ohio. The Ohio Legislature, then led by Republicans, completed the torching of the Constitution by passing a law that they claim overrides Constitutional law. Any first year (or first day) law school student knows this is illegal or you could use two words here as well. 

So for any Ohioan to vote for any ballot issue in 2015 is an invitation for Governor Kasich or the next Governor or Legislature to blow up what the voters approved, rewrite it to benefit their friends and tell the people to shove it.  Of course the people could sue, right?  Only problem is we tried that. We sued Governor Kasich and his allies asking the Ohio courts to uphold the Constitution against the rogue Republicans and the gambling cartel. After five years, we are still waiting for the Courts to decide whether or not the people have the right to sue in order that the laws of the state are upheld. Here justice delayed is truly justice denied. This precedent of ducking the issue, established by a sleeping Court, now turns any ballot issue into a political Trojan horse. 

So how are those on the APR staff who live in Ohio voting on Issues 1, 2, and 3? They are voting NO -- and if you like, I can give that answer in two words as well...


Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 05:34 PM

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Pot kills too
By Mr. David Zanotti

Those of us who lived through the sixties know that pot is not a play thing. Back then the hash was mild compared to todays marijuana. Being stoned, living stoned, laughing as the world of reality passed by was only cool for a while. Then it got real, real old.

The cool kids of today, particularly those in media and entertainment, think legalizing pot is the libertarian thing to do. They amplify stories about medical needs to justify building pot cartels and monopolies. They have turned Colorado into the roach end of late night comedy. Now they are threatening to place Ohio families at serious risk.

Evidently the pot crusaders are unaware of the real and present danger of drunk and drugged driving. Both are costing innocent lives every day, every hour, everywhere across America. As the grown ups used to say back in the 60's: "It's all fun and games until somebody gets a call from the hospital." They were right back then. They are still right today. 

Why would any thinking person vote for a law that would inevitably lead to the loss of a single innocent life? Is getting stoned really that important?





Monday, October 19, 2015, 09:52 PM

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Way to go Doc
By Mr. David Zanotti

Ben Carson has done the forbidden thing. He has broken the most important law in American public life. He has violated the "sacred" maxim which states that one must never pick a fight with people who "buy ink by the barrel".

Most public figures who strike out against the "Fourth Estate" of American politcs do so after their polling numbers are collapsing. They need someone to blame for their failure. Carson is different. He is exposing the fradulent coverage of the Presidential campaign while his polling numbers are rising.

One of the sad realities of public life in America is the deep, institutional corruption inside the media. Agendas prevail. Profits drive reality. Reporters, editorial boards, publishers and network executives have mountains of college degrees yet know little of American history or first principles. 

Broad brushed criticism? After 35 years of dealing with "the media" on a daily basis, we can attest with certainty that Ben Carson has the right target in his sights. Carson is now experiencing first hand the vicious world of politcal correctness. The media loved Carson when he fit their purposes. So they built him up in the public eye. Now his message is a threat to the leftist agenda so they will take him down. The story "sells papers" both ways and that is the bottom line.




Saturday, October 10, 2015, 09:11 AM

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