The American Creed – Is It Yours?

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people; whose powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in the republic, a sovereign Nation of many States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my Duty to My Country to Love it, to Support its Constitution, to Obey its laws, to Respect its Flag and to Defend it against all enemies.  Written 1917. Accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.

What is a Conservative? It’s a derivative term: referring to something outside of itself. We can’t conserve the future or present, and the past is full of contradictions thereby we’re also unable to conserve it entirely. In the past we find both Villains and Heroes; injustice and justice, slavery and freedom. Past and Present things are similar and must be judged on their own merits. Many Conservatives believe this to be true as a result of applying common sense. What makes us Conservatives? It’s the Knowledge that things with a good reputation for a length of time are more than likely to be trusted vs. newer things with a limited or no history at best. The term Principle refers to something with a long history and to modify that into something different is to change the Principle itself, as without the Original Principle the reasoning for its’ defense is non existent. If being a Conservative stands for anything it must be founded in the very Birth of the United States. All peoples form political bonds which was written into our nature by God himself with His gift to us of reason and speech. This brought about the establishment of Our Nation with the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution, and from these come the Principles by which we govern and allowed those in office to govern. The conclusion of this is quite simple, Our Founding Principles are what we defend thus defining us as Conservatives.

Jean & I welcome and invite you to take this journey with us, as we continue our fight to restore both the U.S. to a True Republic, and to influence AZ Legislators to pass laws to protect our Children, and make Critical Reforms to our School System enabling our children to have the same opportunities given us.

We believe it's time to Reform the Property & Tax Structure in AZ to fit a True Republic and Restore Real Income and Property Ownership to both Businesses and Individuals, and will work as citizen lobbyists to get it done; and remove non-effective out of date laws from the books.

There is no confusion whatsoever where Clair Van Steenwyk stands on issues, he doesn’t waiver from his Convictions and Love of the United States of America.  Van is steadfast in his beliefs, and when paired with his ability to call a spade a spade backed with Constitutional understanding and an in-depth knowledge of the games Legislators play to hide their voting records, Clair Van Steenwyk is seen by some in the GOP as a Fox who needs to be kept out of the GOP legislative hen house!

Van's spent a considerable amount of time at the State Capital, testifying on various AZ House and Senate Bills. Most recently, against the AZ GOP assault over the past two years on our office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction; beginning in 2015, with SB 1038 & Amended HB 2184, and ending with 15 GOP Senators voting for SB 1469, taking away authority from the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  In 2016, they led the continued assault to further usurping the constitutional authority of the office of Superintendent, diverting it to the governor’s office.  It is time to Stop Politicians from Digging a Deeper Hole—TIME to Fill this One in on them!  Just one example of the political twist on Einstein’s definition of Insanity: Voting for Incumbents and expecting a different result.  Look at the results of Re-Electing Incumbents: more Debt and less Freedom for All, we also have to mention Prop 123 which didn't result in any substantial salary increases for teachers as promised by AZ GOP Legislators who Voted & Campaigned for It and haven't heard any speaking about it since it barely passed, we need to thank all of them in the 2018 Election Cycle.

Van's the same as most of us, however he's been blessed with the time needed to be actively involved, and to do the research needed revealing how corrupt the political system is including the Elections which always favors Incumbents. It’s time for Voters to be represented by Citizens not seeking a Political Career, but only the Heart-Felt Desire to Restore the Great American Dream of Freedom, which will fulfill the Dreams we all have for Our Children and Future Generations of Americans, with the support of AZ’s Citizens.

God Bless You All; Clair and Jean Van Steenwyk

Van’s available to speak / meet with groups or private citizens upon request; use contact button above, call 623-322-9979 or email: crossroadswithvan@gmail.com.