Capistrano Valley Republican Women Speak Out on Free Speech

The Capistrano Valley Republican Women have watched with horror the calloused treatment of our Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press, guaranteed by the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, by the majority members of the San Juan Capistrano City Council in recent months.

My motivation for believing our group should be heard on this subject is simple. It is part of the promise I made to two friends, Technical Sergeant Don Malarkey and 1st Lieutenant Buck Compton, two of the brave members of Easy Company of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the 101st Airborne Division who parachuted behind enemy lines in the dark morning hours of DDay 1944. They were later known as part of the "Band of Brothers", chronicled in the HBO Series of the same name. In return for their sacrifices and that of their friends and comrades, they only asked one thing - preserve the freedoms they fought for.

There is not a soldier who has ever served our country who would not say the same.

Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press have come under attack in San Juan Capistrano, and it is up to all those who value our liberty to stand up and be counted. What is happening in San Juan now could easily happen in any of our communities if we are not vigilant.

Yesterday, the Capistrano Valley Republican Women Federated took action. Their members unanimously passed a resolution condemning the actions of the San Juan Capistrano City Council majority in voting in secret to ban The Community Common Sense and other newspapers from city property and a letter from the City Attorney threatening criminal action if the newspapers were returned to their racks as reprehensible and counter to the most basic rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Further, the resolution reaffirmed their belief that Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press are essential to retaining the blessings of liberty for the free people of our community and that abridgment of any kind cannot be tolerated. Last, the resolution called on the San Juan City Council to vote to restore to The Community Common Sense and other newspapers unfettered access to San Juan Capistrano city property as is their God-given right.

Whiskey Bent February 21, 2014 at 08:05 PM
Flint, you move me.
Flint Mervington February 21, 2014 at 08:22 PM
Lol. Nicely played 'Quake.
quercus February 21, 2014 at 08:24 PM
Jonathan Volkze, in the interest of transparency (a characteristic near and dear to your heart when it suits), would you please clarify whether you have an equity interest in the Dispatch, a competitive publication? And if you do, please explain why you consistently fail to disclose the fact?
Donna Fleming February 21, 2014 at 08:28 PM
quercus February 21, 2014 at 08:29 PM
Flint, the only political cause in San Juan I have said I would support financially was CTA. I sent them $25 about a year ago to support their action against the city regarding water rates.
Flint Mervington February 21, 2014 at 08:32 PM
Yeah Johnathan please disclose your personal financial information for this person who won't disclose his or her name. It's only fair.
Donna Fleming February 21, 2014 at 08:33 PM
JV, regards Quercus... has asked nicely and you never answer. You are a lobbyist, we just want to know who you lobby for. It is not a dishonerable profession. Transparency gives you more credibility.
Sunshine February 21, 2014 at 08:36 PM
Jonathan won't comment on the content of he Resolution.
Flint Mervington February 21, 2014 at 09:13 PM
Transparency is SO important Johnathan. Please answer the question posed by this anonymous Patch user because there's NOTHING ironic about this at all.
Gus Gunderson February 21, 2014 at 11:33 PM
Why would you invite Sam Allevato to hear his side Jonathan Volske? The Orange County Superior Court already heard both sides and ruled in favor of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. We now have the reputation as being the only city in California that has the reputation of fighting the First Amendment and then suing the people who bring legal action against them for violating their Free Speech on av vote that didn't happen, then it did happen, then it was we are not saying the vote happened behind closed doors, but if it did..... Good God City leaders are you really that stupid?
Gus Gunderson February 21, 2014 at 11:38 PM
Why won't you disclose your interest in Capistrano Dispatch Jonathan Volzke? You should not have a problem with transparency.
Donna Fleming February 21, 2014 at 11:40 PM
Gus.....they are practicing for their next job. There is a great need for stand up comedy in our nation. Made me laugh. Who's on first? What's on second? I don't knows on third. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=airT-m9LcoY
Gus Gunderson February 21, 2014 at 11:44 PM
Please explain why Bill Odel after listening to both sides of the issue, why the city chose to continue with illegal water rates after the residents spent two years of their lives telling the city council time after time the water rates were illegal. Then, continue to charge illegal water rates even after the Orange County Suerior Court ruled against the city? The city could have easily chosen to go back and use the rates prior to February 10, 2010 and that simple action would have resolved the problem. But the city again chose not to. Now the city will be saddles with paying 30 million plus attorney fees plus damages plus an other two million in attorney fees for the appeal. So after carefully listening to both sides Bill Odel, I look forward to your explanation.
Gus Gunderson February 21, 2014 at 11:53 PM
Is it more important how much money you raise? Or, is it more important how many signatures are obtained ? Why should the recall raise and spend money when Sam Allevatos dirty tricks arm, San Juan Cares pisses people off enough with the mailers that they run to sign the petition. I am sure the recall is thinking why raise money when the dirty tricks arm of Sam Allevato is doing all the work? I know, I know, you are going to say Sam Allevato is not in involved with San Juan Cares. B.S. Sam Allevato said he did not know David Ellis to the news media. Then when confronted with the mails to David Ellis and Eileen Padburg that you were cc'd, he all of a sudden had a come to Jesus moment and remembered Who David Ellis was. You even panicked and wanted copies of the email when you discovered your name was involved. You try so hard to be in the background on this Jonathan Volzke, but the truth is, you are at the forefront of this knocking on doors for Sam Allevato aren't you?
Don_SJC February 22, 2014 at 12:10 AM
Quercus, nothing in this thread is even remotely related to the CTA and out of the blue you bring it up and try to imply you have very little to do with it because you only made a small donation and over a year ago. What gives? Reminds me of a week ago when I pointed out the ugly anti-Catholic statement you made and questioned whether that was official CTA policy. It was Gus that came to the CTA's defense then with, "I don't know anyone named quercus. Reading the website, a donation will get you a membership in the Capistrano Taxpayers Association." Why is there such an insistence by multiple posters to belittle your role in the CTA?
Sunshine February 22, 2014 at 02:08 AM
Gus, Jonathan Vodka's name was in that expensive one page ad his own newspaper The Dispatch ran, listing Sam's endorsers. But I bet Sam got a good deal on that ad. They all scratch each other's backs. Jonathan still won't comment on the content of the Resolution. His posts are pointless distractions from Sam, Larry, and John's violation of the First Amendment.
Dusty W Otero February 22, 2014 at 08:37 PM
sunshine ,I need to clear something up,,,when I said cry baby, I was refering to you ,,yes someone took me wrong,,I am on stopping this recall , and getting on to city business,,Sam was voted in,I was one of those votes.
Sunshine February 22, 2014 at 09:45 PM
Dusty, I knew you were referring to me because you guys revert to name calling instead of responding to the actual Resolution and Sam, Larry, and John's violating our most important freedoms...freedom of Speech and the Press.
Gus Gunderson February 23, 2014 at 11:19 AM
I have not had the world news on this weekend. Did a face of the earth suddenly appear ? Because Jonathan Volzke must have fallen off of it.
Sunshine February 23, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Gus, John or one of his nom de plumes drops a hopeful bomb unrelated to the article and then he disappears when he's asked to actually defend Sam's abusive and sometimes illegal actions. He still won't comment on the Resolution. All he wants to do is attack the messenger. He's a Saul Alinsky scholar.
Dusty W Otero February 23, 2014 at 01:59 PM
Dusty w otero, is not hiding behind a fake name,I have nadda to hide,,whats sunshines last name and all of you ..lets see your real name,,?
Sunshine February 23, 2014 at 02:32 PM
No comments about the actual Resolution and the catalyst for the article which was Sam Allevato, Larry Kramer and John Taylor's egregious actions violating the First Amendment? Just attacks on the messenger and the names of the commenters?
Donna Fleming February 23, 2014 at 02:36 PM
Gus.....JV is most likely off receiving an award somewhere for the best planned community in America.
Gus Gunderson February 23, 2014 at 05:37 PM
As a former Allevato supporter Dusty, I will tell you right off the bat that my name is a fake name. I fear retribution to myself and my family from Sam Allevato. I only feel comfortable writing under a fake name. If you believe the fear is unfounded, look at the mailers that Sam Allevatos dirty tricks arm sent out against the people who stood up for what they believed in. The court also agreed with these people. In fact, they have agreed with them each and every time. Sam Allevato has been on the losing end each and every time. If you don't believe big money is involved, look how much Sam Allevato has raised for a job that pays 300- a month.
Dusty W Otero February 23, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Well you guys open a can of worms , and when you mess with the big boys,,you are going to get hammered, with his defense,,,This reminds me of George Bushes ,,Shock and Awe war,,,he thought he would go in there and than get Saddam,,and its all over,,well look what Happen..same thing here
Sunshine February 23, 2014 at 07:40 PM
Still no comments on the Resolution and the actions of the Council Majority.
Gus Gunderson February 23, 2014 at 10:40 PM
It reminds me of Hitler Dusty. Sam Allevato banned newspapers under threat of criminal prosecution violating our First Amendment rights. Sam Allevato turned off the microphone at the last city council meeting. This should not be happening in a free, open, transparent country like ours.
Gus Gunderson February 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM
I am with you Sunshine. Why can't Jonathan Volzke answer direct questions? The number of unanswered questions is increasing.
Donna Fleming February 26, 2014 at 06:19 AM
Gus & Sunshine...agree...Allevato gets worse and worse. Even Dusty warns us not to mess with the big boys or we will be hammered. Reminds me of Chicago organized crime bosses.
Dusty W Otero February 26, 2014 at 01:17 PM
Thanks Donna Fleming,I am a union retired ,carpenter local 803 ,,and thats a construction term ,,Unions have Power and you can get Hammered being a Scab,worker oh well,,have a great day ..Donna..


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