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On the on there, if if you have anybody that's watching it, that's where the link is going to pop up notices, so are we. 00:00:05
Hold on. 00:00:14
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OK, we'll get to go. OK. I'd like to welcome everybody today to this morning ceremony of our two new. 00:00:21
Or not. 00:00:28
Please turn off your cell phone. Thank you. Or at least silence. 00:00:32
I will start over, but we would like to welcome everybody today to the swearing in ceremony of our. 00:00:37
New council members Jacob Walter Holdaway and Sarah Cameron, and we're glad you came to support them in this. 00:00:43
You know newly elected positions. So with with that, I'd like to turn the time over to our City Manager Eric Ellis for the. 00:00:51
And then mirror foam. I will make a stream of remarks. 00:01:01
All right, if everyone could rise for the pledge. 00:01:07
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, 00:01:12
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:01:18
All right. Thank you all for being here. We're so excited to welcome a new council and welcome a new year. 00:01:28
It's always a pleasure to watch as the people come together and they vote in representatives that truly hear them and hold their 00:01:36
voices. 00:01:41
In. 00:01:47
That allows us to continue to build on the vision that the people hold for the community and it changes. And in Vineyard in 00:01:49
particular, we're growing so fast and so making sure that voice is always here is so important to all of us. I'm so excited to 00:01:56
welcome the two new council members behind me and excited to hear them speak and share their thoughts for the future. I think the 00:02:02
one commonality that we can all start from every time a new council comes together is our love for Vineyard and the desire to have 00:02:08
people. 00:02:14
Here have incredible quality of life. 00:02:20
And the desire for us to grow together and make Vineyard the best place to live for all of us. And I know that the two people 00:02:23
behind me care so much about this community and care about the people and their their vision and I'm excited to stand by them and 00:02:30
sit up at this table and. 00:02:36
Grow together as we build the future of this community together for the next few years. So with that, I'll turn the time over to 00:02:44
them. 00:02:47
Thank you. 00:02:51
Before we let them thank you Mayor and and. 00:02:55
Before we let them speak, we're going to actually swear them in. So then they're official. Official, right. So if I can have them. 00:03:00
Oh, hold on, I forgot to ask you guys. If you want to do it individually or together. Together it is. 00:03:07
Their. Their team. Their team. 00:03:16
I don't give a question perfect. Hopefully we can be heard on our live stream so can have you raise your right arm and I'm going 00:03:19
to have you repeat after me. 00:03:27
I state your name I Jacob Walter. 00:03:35
Having been elected to the office of City Council member. 00:03:38
The Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Utah. 00:03:52
Constitution of the State of Utah. And then I will discharge the duties of my office, and then I will discharge the. 00:03:59
Discharged. 00:04:05
With fidelity. Congratulations. 00:04:09
More pins. 00:04:22
It's just going to put my eyes on. 00:04:23
Did you find both of them? 00:04:36
OK. 00:05:05
Hey, I am now going to go ahead and turn the time over to. 00:05:10
Who else? 00:05:14
Sarah OK to Sarah for two to three minutes. Some remarks. 00:05:17
And then we'll then Jake will make some remarks. Thank you. 00:05:22
I typed mine up so I don't get nervous and tongue tied. 00:05:25
First of all, I'd like to ask everyone in the audience who helped Jake and I through this campaign and support. Just raise your 00:05:32
hand for me. 00:05:36
I want to just say thank you so much for all the work you did this. This was a group effort and we wouldn't be here without you. 00:05:42
Next, I wanted to ask my family to raise their hands. 00:05:47
And say thank you for all of their love and support and you know all the fast food and the not clean bathrooms that have happened 00:05:53
in the last few months. 00:05:57
Umm, so yeah, I'm grateful to you. 00:06:01
Jesse for canvassing with me and Shelby for helping me do all my marketing material on social media that I'm still terrible at. 00:06:04
So I just want to say a couple things about why I ran in the 1st place. I've been very clear about the fact that this was never 00:06:13
anything I aspired to. 00:06:16
Umm, I felt A cause and a reason to stand. 00:06:21
Another I also wanted to thank. 00:06:26
For trusting me to stand in this position with him, to fight for Vineyard City and the things that we believe in and the vision 00:06:29
that we both share with his family as well for this city. 00:06:34
Not only my eyes. 00:06:41
As an elected official, you have the right and obligation to make decisions for this city. Sorry, is that like 2IN? 00:06:44
You have the right and obligations to make decisions for this city, but you also have the responsibility to make sure those 00:06:50
decisions are in harmony with the people who elected you into office. 00:06:55
And if you ever lose sight of that, you need to recheck your position. 00:07:00
We are a constitutional Republic. We must never forget that. That means our government was designed to operate by the people, for 00:07:03
the people. The council and the mayor arranged separately so there would be a separation of powers. 00:07:09
When there is a City Council meeting and one or more citizens stand up to oppose the actions of the mayor, the council, if the 00:07:15
council ignores the voice of the people and votes with the mayor, we no longer have a constitutional Republic. We have a 00:07:19
dictators. 00:07:23
It is the Council's responsibility to make sure that the mayor is making decisions in harmony with the voice of the people. If the 00:07:28
current issue isn't in alignment with the voice of the people, it should absolutely be tabled until there is a consensus with the 00:07:33
people. 00:07:37
It is the duty of the every elected official to preserve and protect our freedoms through the constitutional Republic and the 00:07:41
separation of powers. 00:07:45
I'm not familiar with all the workings of the government, but when I'm told that there are processes for things. 00:07:49
Like parking and not allowing people in neighborhoods to have parking they desperately need and then watch. No process at all for 00:07:55
turning over a third of the city to a developer for a public private partnership taking all the jurisdiction out of our city, it 00:08:00
seems to be there is a practice of convenient processes. 00:08:06
If there is a government process, it should be across the board, consistent in every decision that affects the citizens. All of 00:08:12
the closed private sessions of the mayor and council will be ending. 00:08:16
There should be long drawn out on major decisions in the city. There should be drawn out a. 00:08:21
Time for us to be able to dissect and discuss and debate. 00:08:28
Until everyone comes to the table in agreement, that's the constitutional Republic we we stand for and the flag that we test. 00:08:34
Barely honored. 00:08:42
And I've been in business for 25 years with only word of mouth advertising. 00:08:45
That's because I know who I work for. I take care of the people that put their trust in me. I will vote to suspend that. Oh, 00:08:50
sorry, That's my job now I work for you. If one or more of you oppose the mayor and their decisions, I will vote to suspend that 00:08:55
issue until we come to an understanding. 00:09:00
I will do my best to listen and address your concerns. 00:09:05
Also, I want you to know I will never support any legislation that takes money out of your pocket and taxes to support a global 00:09:09
agenda or frivolous government spending. 00:09:13
You all have to watch and be careful with your money. Your government should be extremely cautious and frugal in spending what was 00:09:18
taken away from you in the first place. 00:09:22
I'm grateful to be here. I'm grateful to stand on this side and be your voice. Thank you for all of your love and support. 00:09:27
Thank. Thank you, Sarah. I've had a lot of long night conversations with Sarah over. 00:09:44
Nine months and. 00:09:49
She's as strong as as they'll get out, so I'm I'm grateful for her. 00:09:51
My, my family says. 00:09:57
To be happy because it is a happy day. 00:09:59
You know, I don't know how I found myself here. I didn't really aspire to this like Sarah either. 00:10:05
I tossed and turned about wanting to do this and put my company to the side and and get into this. 00:10:12
It just so happened that I. 00:10:20
Had the opportunity to travel. 00:10:22
South America. 00:10:25
This past two weeks and not be here. 00:10:28
And get the emails and texts and find out what's going on in the last two weeks and missed the meetings. 00:10:31
It made me think about government for the past 20 years. 00:10:38
I've worked with the National Institute of Government Procurement in helping update government procurement law to allow for 00:10:41
electronic government process to go from paper to electronic. 00:10:46
And also in conjunction with the National League of. 00:10:52
At a National Association of. 00:10:55
And studying the very different government policies and practices are in place across the 3069 counties. 00:10:57
And the 36,000 cities? 00:11:05
As if you go into one city in one county, the policies and the governance are different because they're foreign by the people. Our 00:11:07
structure of our government was set up so that each city could be. 00:11:13
Traveling back into the United States. 00:11:21
Last night I missed. 00:11:24
I was somewhere between Brazil. 00:11:27
And Haiti? 00:11:30
And thinking. 00:11:32
The Constitution. 00:11:35
And about how incredible that document is to protect, though it is an incredible document throughout vineyards. 00:11:37
At many times it has not been held up or fought for. 00:11:45
One of the first is the founder of Vineyard, or one of the first people to come here, Shadrach. 00:11:49
Coming out of Nau. 00:11:55
Due to an extermination order, while the Constitution was lied, him and his people were removed. 00:11:56
And they were. 00:12:03
Even though that constitution was. 00:12:04
It should never have happened, but the government allowed the governor to do that. 00:12:07
Both after once The Pioneers got here, the Timpanogos Nation was here. 00:12:15
And despite having the Constitution. 00:12:20
They were moved out to Fort Duchene, forced out of their out of their homeland. 00:12:22
And removed and put onto a reservation. 00:12:28
I've met with the Timpanogos Nation and heard about the problems that that happened from another the same people that came. 00:12:31
Happened to remove them. 00:12:39
A few short years later, Geneva still was created here. 00:12:41
Has a vast history of World War 2. 00:12:45
Going to fight the Constitutional. 00:12:48
Of the people of other nations. 00:12:51
To protect them from communists, from communism. 00:12:53
There are many instances in which a government can run. 00:13:00
If the citizens do not petition and protect the rights of the minority. 00:13:04
My grandfather. 00:13:10
Who is one of the five founders of Vineyard fought for the creation of Vineyard due to what he felt at the time. 00:13:12
Was an insurgent of his rights for planning and to be able to design what this city would look like. 00:13:19
I remember as a young lad sitting with him. 00:13:26
And understanding how involved he was and his wife Tamara was the first one to put in public comment. 00:13:30
And fight with him. 00:13:36
To make sure rights were protected. 00:13:38
In the past two to three years, as I've watched and listened in V. 00:13:44
There's a few constitutional rights that have been infringed upon that have motivated me to run. 00:13:49
One of them is my good friend Ben Abbott. 00:13:55
A professor at BYU. 00:13:57
Who tried to engage on LRS to find out what was going on? 00:14:00
By petitioning his government, he was sued for $3,000,000. 00:14:04
And he carried that burden upon his family. 00:14:09
Wrongfully soon while this government body stayed quiet. 00:14:12
Where we could have engaged them and said stop with soft power, governments have that ability to stand up and to protect the 00:14:16
minority and if they stay quiet, other rights are infringed upon. 00:14:22
My father, the holdaway parcel in the Clegg family, also owned land along the Lakeshore. 00:14:29
They've paid taxes on this land for 130 years. 00:14:35
When finding out about LR. 00:14:38
And a roadway going through those wetlands. I, too, petitioned the government to find out what was going on. 00:14:41
Little did I know that documents would not be turned over and that our government would fight to suppress those. 00:14:48
Shawn Herring even petition to find out what was going on and if we were involved. 00:14:55
This is in the United States, where a Constitution where we all say is a live document. 00:15:00
And that we these things should be protected, but they weren't. 00:15:06
Other people have come forward in the last year. 00:15:10
I am excited to. 00:15:14
But my number one rule is to protect the minority and to protect everyone's voice through government processes that. 00:15:18
Be maintained and be put in place. 00:15:26
The state has very little. 00:15:29
A very low bar and threshold for what is required, and most cities and counties across the United States have 10 folded. What is 00:15:32
required because the citizens have asked for that. 00:15:37
My commitment to the people of. 00:15:43
Is that I do not come in with an agenda of what should or should not happen, but I would listen to every community of what they 00:15:46
would or would not want it and that it would slow down. 00:15:50
Some of the best governments in the United States are the slowest. 00:15:56
Because they realize that there is a conflict between justice and mercy, development and and open space, and that that that open 00:15:59
process has to take place in the public square and sometimes takes months. 00:16:06
Or if not, years to work through so that everyone's rights and properties are protected. 00:16:13
My last thing that I want to say is to my family, my wife. 00:16:20
She supports me. I know she's not here. She's down in South America. 00:16:24
I love her. 00:16:28
You know she's an immigrant to this country. 00:16:30
And I fight and talk to her about the Constitution constantly. 00:16:33
But constantly we talk about how it is not upheld. 00:16:37
And about how it takes every single one of us in order to do that, You can't just say that, oh, it's because it's there, oh, 00:16:41
because the state says this. You have to constantly look and check and double check to find out if somebody's rights are being 00:16:46
infringed. And it's upon everybody to lift up their. 00:16:52
You know battalion or group and say we need to work together, whether you are. 00:16:58
Me or against me politically? And the one thing I want to say is that does not mean our fight or our love for the Constitution 00:17:04
means that we have enemies. 00:17:08
The LDS people did not hate Governor Boggs by being exterminated out. Maybe they did after something bad would happen. 00:17:14
Same thing with the timing. August Nation. Maybe there were some bad feelings of things. 00:17:21
But I just want the vineyard people to say that the conflict is not brought because of our hatred towards people. 00:17:25
It's brought because of our love and our respect for all. 00:17:32
That is, what the Constitution is about is the respect of every individual. 00:17:37
And I say this because that Constitution is holy and sacred. 00:17:43
In the name of Jesus Christ. 00:17:48
Thank you for your comments, your remarks and we will go ahead and. 00:17:59
Close the ceremony. You guys are welcome to take pictures to stay. We do have light refreshments for everyone. 00:18:03
But please feel free to mingle for about 1/2 hour. 00:18:10
Thank you for coming. 00:18:13
Yes, let's get a picture. 00:18:17
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When there is a link in the public notice that I posted. 00:00:01
On the on there, if if you have anybody that's watching it, that's where the link is going to pop up notices, so are we. 00:00:05
Hold on. 00:00:14
One second. She's gonna make sure it's working. 00:00:16
OK, we'll get to go. OK. I'd like to welcome everybody today to this morning ceremony of our two new. 00:00:21
Or not. 00:00:28
Please turn off your cell phone. Thank you. Or at least silence. 00:00:32
I will start over, but we would like to welcome everybody today to the swearing in ceremony of our. 00:00:37
New council members Jacob Walter Holdaway and Sarah Cameron, and we're glad you came to support them in this. 00:00:43
You know newly elected positions. So with with that, I'd like to turn the time over to our City Manager Eric Ellis for the. 00:00:51
And then mirror foam. I will make a stream of remarks. 00:01:01
All right, if everyone could rise for the pledge. 00:01:07
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, 00:01:12
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:01:18
All right. Thank you all for being here. We're so excited to welcome a new council and welcome a new year. 00:01:28
It's always a pleasure to watch as the people come together and they vote in representatives that truly hear them and hold their 00:01:36
voices. 00:01:41
In. 00:01:47
That allows us to continue to build on the vision that the people hold for the community and it changes. And in Vineyard in 00:01:49
particular, we're growing so fast and so making sure that voice is always here is so important to all of us. I'm so excited to 00:01:56
welcome the two new council members behind me and excited to hear them speak and share their thoughts for the future. I think the 00:02:02
one commonality that we can all start from every time a new council comes together is our love for Vineyard and the desire to have 00:02:08
people. 00:02:14
Here have incredible quality of life. 00:02:20
And the desire for us to grow together and make Vineyard the best place to live for all of us. And I know that the two people 00:02:23
behind me care so much about this community and care about the people and their their vision and I'm excited to stand by them and 00:02:30
sit up at this table and. 00:02:36
Grow together as we build the future of this community together for the next few years. So with that, I'll turn the time over to 00:02:44
them. 00:02:47
Thank you. 00:02:51
Before we let them thank you Mayor and and. 00:02:55
Before we let them speak, we're going to actually swear them in. So then they're official. Official, right. So if I can have them. 00:03:00
Oh, hold on, I forgot to ask you guys. If you want to do it individually or together. Together it is. 00:03:07
Their. Their team. Their team. 00:03:16
I don't give a question perfect. Hopefully we can be heard on our live stream so can have you raise your right arm and I'm going 00:03:19
to have you repeat after me. 00:03:27
I state your name I Jacob Walter. 00:03:35
Having been elected to the office of City Council member. 00:03:38
The Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Utah. 00:03:52
Constitution of the State of Utah. And then I will discharge the duties of my office, and then I will discharge the. 00:03:59
Discharged. 00:04:05
With fidelity. Congratulations. 00:04:09
More pins. 00:04:22
It's just going to put my eyes on. 00:04:23
Did you find both of them? 00:04:36
OK. 00:05:05
Hey, I am now going to go ahead and turn the time over to. 00:05:10
Who else? 00:05:14
Sarah OK to Sarah for two to three minutes. Some remarks. 00:05:17
And then we'll then Jake will make some remarks. Thank you. 00:05:22
I typed mine up so I don't get nervous and tongue tied. 00:05:25
First of all, I'd like to ask everyone in the audience who helped Jake and I through this campaign and support. Just raise your 00:05:32
hand for me. 00:05:36
I want to just say thank you so much for all the work you did this. This was a group effort and we wouldn't be here without you. 00:05:42
Next, I wanted to ask my family to raise their hands. 00:05:47
And say thank you for all of their love and support and you know all the fast food and the not clean bathrooms that have happened 00:05:53
in the last few months. 00:05:57
Umm, so yeah, I'm grateful to you. 00:06:01
Jesse for canvassing with me and Shelby for helping me do all my marketing material on social media that I'm still terrible at. 00:06:04
So I just want to say a couple things about why I ran in the 1st place. I've been very clear about the fact that this was never 00:06:13
anything I aspired to. 00:06:16
Umm, I felt A cause and a reason to stand. 00:06:21
Another I also wanted to thank. 00:06:26
For trusting me to stand in this position with him, to fight for Vineyard City and the things that we believe in and the vision 00:06:29
that we both share with his family as well for this city. 00:06:34
Not only my eyes. 00:06:41
As an elected official, you have the right and obligation to make decisions for this city. Sorry, is that like 2IN? 00:06:44
You have the right and obligations to make decisions for this city, but you also have the responsibility to make sure those 00:06:50
decisions are in harmony with the people who elected you into office. 00:06:55
And if you ever lose sight of that, you need to recheck your position. 00:07:00
We are a constitutional Republic. We must never forget that. That means our government was designed to operate by the people, for 00:07:03
the people. The council and the mayor arranged separately so there would be a separation of powers. 00:07:09
When there is a City Council meeting and one or more citizens stand up to oppose the actions of the mayor, the council, if the 00:07:15
council ignores the voice of the people and votes with the mayor, we no longer have a constitutional Republic. We have a 00:07:19
dictators. 00:07:23
It is the Council's responsibility to make sure that the mayor is making decisions in harmony with the voice of the people. If the 00:07:28
current issue isn't in alignment with the voice of the people, it should absolutely be tabled until there is a consensus with the 00:07:33
people. 00:07:37
It is the duty of the every elected official to preserve and protect our freedoms through the constitutional Republic and the 00:07:41
separation of powers. 00:07:45
I'm not familiar with all the workings of the government, but when I'm told that there are processes for things. 00:07:49
Like parking and not allowing people in neighborhoods to have parking they desperately need and then watch. No process at all for 00:07:55
turning over a third of the city to a developer for a public private partnership taking all the jurisdiction out of our city, it 00:08:00
seems to be there is a practice of convenient processes. 00:08:06
If there is a government process, it should be across the board, consistent in every decision that affects the citizens. All of 00:08:12
the closed private sessions of the mayor and council will be ending. 00:08:16
There should be long drawn out on major decisions in the city. There should be drawn out a. 00:08:21
Time for us to be able to dissect and discuss and debate. 00:08:28
Until everyone comes to the table in agreement, that's the constitutional Republic we we stand for and the flag that we test. 00:08:34
Barely honored. 00:08:42
And I've been in business for 25 years with only word of mouth advertising. 00:08:45
That's because I know who I work for. I take care of the people that put their trust in me. I will vote to suspend that. Oh, 00:08:50
sorry, That's my job now I work for you. If one or more of you oppose the mayor and their decisions, I will vote to suspend that 00:08:55
issue until we come to an understanding. 00:09:00
I will do my best to listen and address your concerns. 00:09:05
Also, I want you to know I will never support any legislation that takes money out of your pocket and taxes to support a global 00:09:09
agenda or frivolous government spending. 00:09:13
You all have to watch and be careful with your money. Your government should be extremely cautious and frugal in spending what was 00:09:18
taken away from you in the first place. 00:09:22
I'm grateful to be here. I'm grateful to stand on this side and be your voice. Thank you for all of your love and support. 00:09:27
Thank. Thank you, Sarah. I've had a lot of long night conversations with Sarah over. 00:09:44
Nine months and. 00:09:49
She's as strong as as they'll get out, so I'm I'm grateful for her. 00:09:51
My, my family says. 00:09:57
To be happy because it is a happy day. 00:09:59
You know, I don't know how I found myself here. I didn't really aspire to this like Sarah either. 00:10:05
I tossed and turned about wanting to do this and put my company to the side and and get into this. 00:10:12
It just so happened that I. 00:10:20
Had the opportunity to travel. 00:10:22
South America. 00:10:25
This past two weeks and not be here. 00:10:28
And get the emails and texts and find out what's going on in the last two weeks and missed the meetings. 00:10:31
It made me think about government for the past 20 years. 00:10:38
I've worked with the National Institute of Government Procurement in helping update government procurement law to allow for 00:10:41
electronic government process to go from paper to electronic. 00:10:46
And also in conjunction with the National League of. 00:10:52
At a National Association of. 00:10:55
And studying the very different government policies and practices are in place across the 3069 counties. 00:10:57
And the 36,000 cities? 00:11:05
As if you go into one city in one county, the policies and the governance are different because they're foreign by the people. Our 00:11:07
structure of our government was set up so that each city could be. 00:11:13
Traveling back into the United States. 00:11:21
Last night I missed. 00:11:24
I was somewhere between Brazil. 00:11:27
And Haiti? 00:11:30
And thinking. 00:11:32
The Constitution. 00:11:35
And about how incredible that document is to protect, though it is an incredible document throughout vineyards. 00:11:37
At many times it has not been held up or fought for. 00:11:45
One of the first is the founder of Vineyard, or one of the first people to come here, Shadrach. 00:11:49
Coming out of Nau. 00:11:55
Due to an extermination order, while the Constitution was lied, him and his people were removed. 00:11:56
And they were. 00:12:03
Even though that constitution was. 00:12:04
It should never have happened, but the government allowed the governor to do that. 00:12:07
Both after once The Pioneers got here, the Timpanogos Nation was here. 00:12:15
And despite having the Constitution. 00:12:20
They were moved out to Fort Duchene, forced out of their out of their homeland. 00:12:22
And removed and put onto a reservation. 00:12:28
I've met with the Timpanogos Nation and heard about the problems that that happened from another the same people that came. 00:12:31
Happened to remove them. 00:12:39
A few short years later, Geneva still was created here. 00:12:41
Has a vast history of World War 2. 00:12:45
Going to fight the Constitutional. 00:12:48
Of the people of other nations. 00:12:51
To protect them from communists, from communism. 00:12:53
There are many instances in which a government can run. 00:13:00
If the citizens do not petition and protect the rights of the minority. 00:13:04
My grandfather. 00:13:10
Who is one of the five founders of Vineyard fought for the creation of Vineyard due to what he felt at the time. 00:13:12
Was an insurgent of his rights for planning and to be able to design what this city would look like. 00:13:19
I remember as a young lad sitting with him. 00:13:26
And understanding how involved he was and his wife Tamara was the first one to put in public comment. 00:13:30
And fight with him. 00:13:36
To make sure rights were protected. 00:13:38
In the past two to three years, as I've watched and listened in V. 00:13:44
There's a few constitutional rights that have been infringed upon that have motivated me to run. 00:13:49
One of them is my good friend Ben Abbott. 00:13:55
A professor at BYU. 00:13:57
Who tried to engage on LRS to find out what was going on? 00:14:00
By petitioning his government, he was sued for $3,000,000. 00:14:04
And he carried that burden upon his family. 00:14:09
Wrongfully soon while this government body stayed quiet. 00:14:12
Where we could have engaged them and said stop with soft power, governments have that ability to stand up and to protect the 00:14:16
minority and if they stay quiet, other rights are infringed upon. 00:14:22
My father, the holdaway parcel in the Clegg family, also owned land along the Lakeshore. 00:14:29
They've paid taxes on this land for 130 years. 00:14:35
When finding out about LR. 00:14:38
And a roadway going through those wetlands. I, too, petitioned the government to find out what was going on. 00:14:41
Little did I know that documents would not be turned over and that our government would fight to suppress those. 00:14:48
Shawn Herring even petition to find out what was going on and if we were involved. 00:14:55
This is in the United States, where a Constitution where we all say is a live document. 00:15:00
And that we these things should be protected, but they weren't. 00:15:06
Other people have come forward in the last year. 00:15:10
I am excited to. 00:15:14
But my number one rule is to protect the minority and to protect everyone's voice through government processes that. 00:15:18
Be maintained and be put in place. 00:15:26
The state has very little. 00:15:29
A very low bar and threshold for what is required, and most cities and counties across the United States have 10 folded. What is 00:15:32
required because the citizens have asked for that. 00:15:37
My commitment to the people of. 00:15:43
Is that I do not come in with an agenda of what should or should not happen, but I would listen to every community of what they 00:15:46
would or would not want it and that it would slow down. 00:15:50
Some of the best governments in the United States are the slowest. 00:15:56
Because they realize that there is a conflict between justice and mercy, development and and open space, and that that that open 00:15:59
process has to take place in the public square and sometimes takes months. 00:16:06
Or if not, years to work through so that everyone's rights and properties are protected. 00:16:13
My last thing that I want to say is to my family, my wife. 00:16:20
She supports me. I know she's not here. She's down in South America. 00:16:24
I love her. 00:16:28
You know she's an immigrant to this country. 00:16:30
And I fight and talk to her about the Constitution constantly. 00:16:33
But constantly we talk about how it is not upheld. 00:16:37
And about how it takes every single one of us in order to do that, You can't just say that, oh, it's because it's there, oh, 00:16:41
because the state says this. You have to constantly look and check and double check to find out if somebody's rights are being 00:16:46
infringed. And it's upon everybody to lift up their. 00:16:52
You know battalion or group and say we need to work together, whether you are. 00:16:58
Me or against me politically? And the one thing I want to say is that does not mean our fight or our love for the Constitution 00:17:04
means that we have enemies. 00:17:08
The LDS people did not hate Governor Boggs by being exterminated out. Maybe they did after something bad would happen. 00:17:14
Same thing with the timing. August Nation. Maybe there were some bad feelings of things. 00:17:21
But I just want the vineyard people to say that the conflict is not brought because of our hatred towards people. 00:17:25
It's brought because of our love and our respect for all. 00:17:32
That is, what the Constitution is about is the respect of every individual. 00:17:37
And I say this because that Constitution is holy and sacred. 00:17:43
In the name of Jesus Christ. 00:17:48
Thank you for your comments, your remarks and we will go ahead and. 00:17:59
Close the ceremony. You guys are welcome to take pictures to stay. We do have light refreshments for everyone. 00:18:03
But please feel free to mingle for about 1/2 hour. 00:18:10
Thank you for coming. 00:18:13
Yes, let's get a picture. 00:18:17
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