Thursday, October 19, 2017

Proud to be Endorsed by Ogden Chicken Alliance.

Let's talk chickens.
A few years ago I wanted to begin owning chickens in my city of Ogden. Chickens have numerous nutritional, emotional & societal benefits. There are nutrients found only in chickens raised in a backyard home rather than a mega farm. Many people in poverty or struggling financially can supplement their income selling eggs. Chickens create societal cohesion & wellbeing. Chickens can even be used in mental health therapy. For many, many reasons I wanted to own chickens.
I soon realized that chicken ownership was illegal in Ogden. Upon research I found out that one of the official reasons given was that chicken ownership would cause an upswing in Latino immigration to the city.
Yes. You read that correct. In a modern city & culture the reasoning given for outlawing chickens was, (Paraphrasing) "Mexicans like chickens & we don't want them coming here". Such flawed racist reasoning shouldn't be part of a cultured city as Ogden.
For me, owning chickens is a Constitutional Right for property owners. It's one of the first issues I took up when I decided to run for Ogden City Council.
The American Dream was founded upon the idea that you can come to America & have ownership over land. It was & is a foreign concept in many parts of the world. It's one of the things that makes America great. You have control over yourself, your food supply & your property. It's a concept we are moving away from more & more. Not having control over your food supply smacks of countries with communist ideologies where you cannot control your domain.
When the Government controls your ability to produce food it controls you.
When I served as County Delegate I asked a candidate for County Commissioner about chicken ownership rights. I was told to go ahead & break city code because she would make sure the city was going to look the other way. That was a seriously problematic answer to me. A person seeking to be a public servant shouldn't be telling me to break the law. They should be listening to constituents & fighting to overturn corrupt or flawed laws.
People invest a lot of money & heart into owning chickens. They should feel secure in their investment. They shouldn't live in fear of having their hard work taken away at the whim of a public official who is looking the other way instead of fixing the problem. They shouldn't live in fear of the Government coming to confiscate their property. It's wrong on every level as an American to live in fear of the Government.
People right now own chickens in Ogden. They live with a fear of being turned in by their neighbors. I don't like that people live in fear & can be victimized by neighbors who threaten to turn them in for exercising what is, to me, a God given Right of controlling your food supply.
Today I met with the Ogden Chicken Alliance & I was very impressed with their bravery to come out of the shadows to stand up for what they believe & a Constitutional Right. That takes a lot of guts. These are the kind of people who make America what it is & they shouldn't live in fear over chickens. It's not right. It's just not.
If I'm elected to Ogden City Council I will honor the bravery of these stalwart individuals who have the guts to stand up for our American Principles. I won't fight chicken ownership rights & do all I can to foster an atmosphere where they're passion can thrive.
In many ways these people are fighting for all of us plus the Constitution & I'll fight for them.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thank you Ogden Standard examiner for the great article! I'm honored to be involved with the political process!


I want to thank the Ogden Standard Examiner for such a great piece & helping me get my message across.
I’m honored to be listed as a candidate. It’s truly a great lifetime experience to be involved in our political system.
It’s been a great race & I’m honored to run against such a fine person as Bart. Together there’s been an effort to bring civility back to politics.
Joni Beals there’s a shout out for Americans for Prosperity 👍🏻
Thank you again for the article
http://www.standard.net/Politics/2017/10/17/Ogden-Councilman-Blair-cites-momentum-in-re-election-bid

Protecting Ogden's natural Resources.



As Ogden grows we have many choices as to how we grow. Are we preserving Green Spaces? Are we creating walkable communities that have little impact on light pollution & focus on greenery.
Are there clean & safe walkways connecting the city so those who walk & bike can traverse the city easily?
Are there enough parks & community gardens?
Greenery cools the air, reduces pollution, eases mental health problems, fosters healthy lifestyles, effects tourism, vibrancy while teac...hes stewardship & social cohesion.
I teach a class on the importance of Green Space. This is a very important issue to me & if elected to Ogden City Council I will always keep in mind the beautiful natural resources that bring so much value to our community.
Join me in my vision of a Greener tomorrow.
Vote Khalaf.
The ballots are in the mail.
Election Day: Nov 7th.


Count the Vote!


Please join me at the The Elections Office as they host an open house on Thursday, November 2nd from 5PM to 7PM.
There will be guided tours through the office every 10 minutes to watch as the election team processes ACTUAL Election ballots.

This event is open to the public. Please use the entrance at the corner of 24th Street and Washington Blvd. Refreshments will be available at the end of the tour.

Join me as I participate in the Great American Experiment of Self-Governance where we choose from among our peers those who wish to lead. It's an amazing process & I would like to share it with my supporters who have lifted me so much during this campaign.



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Monday, October 16, 2017

Door Knocking with the Khalaf Campaign.




Come join the Khalaf Campaign as we knock on doors to discuss Ogden's issues with the community & promote my campaign.
We can't know what the community wants unless we talk to them & hear thier concerns.
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Honk, Wave & Cookie Giveaway!

We will be honking, waving & handing out cookies on 20th & Wall to raise awareness of the Vote underway but also to thank Ogden for being a city that has welcomed me so much in politics. The positivity of the community has warmed my heart & been an example of how open to others Ogden is. The people of Ogden are welcoming & good neighbors.
If you would like to come out & help me hand out cookies to passerby's I would love your support!

Oct 23rd 20th Wall 4:00-6:00 P.M.

Thank you Youth Liberty School with the Leadership Institute!

My family was blessed to attend the Leadership Institutes program Youth Liberty School in SLC this weekend. We had an amazing time as a family & learned so much! We stayed at the Crystal Inn. The kids had a great time in the spa, gym & media lab. They provided our food & lodging. 
YLS taught us so much about Liberty & leadership. They are a Libertarian organization that helps promote Conservative Values. 
We met great people & the leaders treated us like family.  I feel honored to have met & learned alongside so many great people.
I recommend this program to anyone who wants to learn more about this wonderful American system of Government that allows the common man to amplify his/her voice.
Do it!

Proud to be Endorsed by Ogden Chicken Alliance.

Let's talk chickens. A few years ago I wanted to begin owning chickens in my city of Ogden. Chickens have numerous nutritional, emotio...