Congratulations to each of Fillmore’s new council members, Rick Neal, Manuel Minjares, and Douglas Tucker. Kudos also goes to our new City Clerk, Nancy Blendermann-Meyer, and our new Treasurer, Shannon Godfrey. What a great victory; what a breath of fresh air!

Most folks watching the political scene would agree that this was the hardest fought most dynamic (and important) campaign in city history. I wish them all well as they begin their work to mend the personal and fiscal damage inflicted by the old régime. I also know they will avoid “personal, very personal” attitudes and bias. With a new cooperation on positive, creative solutions to the serious fiscal problems we face, and an open, honest relationship with all Fillmore citizens, we will thrive once again.

It will take a while for our new council to acclimate itself to the formalities, legal and technical, of running city government. I know they will do well. The new council victory will go a long way towards lifting the spirits of city staff.

Again, congratulations to our new council members, clerk, and treasurer.


As happy as I am with the council victory, Obama’s win plunges me into a sort of angry despair. This outcome confirms the validity of two best-selling books, Pat Buchanan’s “Suicide of a Superpower - Will America Survive to 2025?” and Mark Steyn’s After America, Get Ready for Armageddon”. Both books are starkly factual which drives the liberal left crazy. Buchanan’s book got him fired from CNN’s The Capital Gang. They claimed the book was racist, of course. It is anything but racist, but it is, in the words of William Houston: “... the bluntest and most cogent statement of the truth about the present course of Western civilization that has been seen in American bookstores in many years.”

“Where we once celebrated the unity, the melting pot and shared experience, that the Depression and World War gave us, our elites today proclaim, ‘Our diversity is our greatest strength’-even as racial, religious, and ethnic diversity are tearing nations to pieces.”

“Rejecting the commitment to a God-given equality of rights for all as inadequate, our government is engaged in the manic pursuit of equality of rewards, as it seeks to erect an egalitarian utopia that has never before existed. Less and less do we Americans have in common. More and more do we fight over religion, morality, politics, history, and heroes. And as our nation disintegrates, our government is failing in its fundamental duties, unable to defend our borders, balance our budgets, or win our wars.”

Both Buchanan and Steyn books (Steyn’s with sharp humor) see America falling, quickly. Obama’s re-election confirms their beliefs.

I agree completely. The nation is not just divided in half, it’s two percent heavier on the radical-liberal side causing us to fall apart. We are now in freefall and I think I can answer the question “Will America Survive to 2025?”. The answer is no. The America of 2025 will be unrecognizable to young people living today. We will be a country without a Constitution that our Founders would recognize.