Alderman Jack Purvis - Perspecitve on Governance

Jack Purvis is a strong believer in limited government. He serves as one of two members of Branson City Council from Ward II. Purvis believes economic development opportunities created through the boards actions have stimulated growth and increased wages for Branson residents. Purvis also believes that better conditions for workers isn't the objective for all members of the Branson community.

Tax Lobbyist Vonda Sheets requested Aldermen Dick Gass and Jack Purvis whether or not they will run for re-election. Purvis asked some time ago, "Do you think it's possible to beat Gary Groman in an election?" Gary Groman "the vulture" has made it his personal mission to attack Purvis at every opportunity. Any perspective of good report remains absent from "the vultures" correspondence. Accumulative knowledge would lead one to believe "The Vulture" has plans to install new leadership by hijacking the traditional use of unbiased reporting in the newspaper and replacing the precept of objective journalism with those who glorify the "Vultures" desires.
According to "The Vulture" the idea of ethics as set forth by the Society of Professional Journalists is impossible. For most journalists maintaining ethical standards is hard - for "the vulture" ethics are unnecessary.

Earlier today Jack Purvis sent me this note.

I would ask the voters of Taney County to read the following from these wise persons, none of whom possibly ever heard of Branson or Taney County.

Jack Purvis

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose
you were a member of Congress. But then
I repeat myself. - Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into
prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and
trying to lift himself up by the handle.
- Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt
to his fellow man....which debt he proposes
to pay off with your money. - G. Gordon Liddy

Democracy must be something more than
two wolves and a sheep voting on what to
have for dinner. - James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer
of money from poor people in rich countries
to rich people in poor countries. - Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown Univ.< /I>

Giving money and power to government is like
giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which
everybody endeavors to live at the expense of
everybody else. - Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

Government's view of the economy could be summed
up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps
moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
- Ronald Reagan (1986)

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government
and report the facts. - Will Rogers

If you think health care is expensive now,
wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
- P.J. O'Rourke

In general, the art of government consists
of taking as much money as possible from one
party of the citizens to give to the other.
- Voltaire (1764)< /SPAN>

Just because you do not take an interest
in politics doesn't mean politics won't take
an interest in you! - Pericles (430 B.C.)

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe
while the legislature is in session.
- Mark Twain (1866)

Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
- Unknown

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal
sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing
of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

The only difference between a tax man and a
taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
- Mark Twain

There is no distinctly native American criminal Congress. - Mark Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed
politicians. - Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)

A government big enough to give you everything you
want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
- Thomas Jefferson

"Gov ernment is not the solution to our problem;
government is the problem. if no one among us is
capable of governing himself, then who among us
has the capacity to govern someone else?"
- Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, 1/20/1981