An open letter to Anza Electric Cooperative members asks, ‘how perfect are we?’

As a member-owned electric service provider, Anza Electric Cooperative is committed to delivering the most reliable utility services at the lowest possible cost to those we serve. Our goal is perfect service with perfect reliability. How do we measure our performance? How close to perfection are we? There are many metrics available in our industry […]

‘The Constitution is a shield from the tyranny of the majority’

“The Constitution is a shield from the tyranny of the majority,” U.S. District Federal Judge Roger Benitez said late in June when he blocked one of the most horrific laws yet to damage the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights – even in California dominated by one political party and one political ideology. A California referendum, […]

ConnectAnza offers high speed, affordable internet

ConnectAnza offers high speed, affordable internet

Living in a rural community has its fair share of problems. While I love the country life one of the things I had to go without was fast, efficient and affordable internet connection. Until now, that is. Thanks to ConnectAnza high-speed fiber optic internet service that problem has become a thing of the past. I […]

The constitutionality of escalating war in Afghanistan

Few presidential candidates in the last seven years have campaigned more for pulling out of Afghanistan than President Donald Trump, so his decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan, 16 years after it began, is a shock to many who are tired of the globalist no-win and perpetual warfare, and in part voted for him […]

I fear going to college

Student unrest in many colleges last spring demonstrated what is becoming obvious; institutions of higher learning are becoming radicalized and project intolerance for anything but a liberal view. Too few permit conservative or libertarian speakers, and far fewer invite a constitutional speaker. I was not surprised, some years ago, to hear a mother share with me […]

Theodore C. Fortner

Theodore C. Fortner

Theodore C. Fortner, 92, of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill., died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12:05 p.m. He was born October 24, 1924 to Clarence James and Evelyn May Forster Fortner in Seattle, Wash. He married Elizabeth MaryAnne Smith and she died in 2001. Theodore was a cabinet/furniture maker, and a jack […]

Constitution absent for woman raped in sanctuary city

The recent brutal rape of a 19-year–old woman in Burien, Washington, a Seattle suburb and a declared sanctuary city, has refocused attention on the constitutionality of a city protecting an illegal immigrant. The Constitution should have protected her. But the issue is complicated by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created in 2012 by the […]

Why should Congress be exempted from ‘Obamacare’ and not you?

“If “Obamacare”is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn’t it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what the public pays?” President Donald Trump tweeted. Trump wants to remove privileged taxpayer subsidies to members of Congress, their staffs and insurance companies, at least until they pass something on health care. Each […]

The North American Union is on the table, again

Those of us who have taught international issues for decades have something to offer those who have not. Internationalism, new world order, world order and globalism are synonyms for world government. Other terms such as inter-nationalization, multilateral, politicization, integration, free trade, commonality, convergence, unification, harmonization and open borders are often used in conjunction with these synonyms […]

Community Hall Update

Dear Editor, I am writing to you to give you an important update on the Community Hall. Just over two years ago, our board took over the running of the Anza Community Hall. As president, I had 4 primary goals that I wanted to achieve. First and foremost, we needed to fix the numerous failures […]