SRAZ’s first round of endorsements

July 21, 2014

Endorsements for statewide offices 

The crazy season is upon us again. Snail mail and email boxes are filled with messages either extolling the virtues of candidates or raking them over the coals  Some proudly declare the senders, others go to great lengths to conceal their Identities. Robocalls “reveal” disreputable candidates. Sometimes the candidates themselves plead with the call recipients not to believe the negatives being hurled at them. Scandal, real or manufactured, to coincide with the election, takes center stage. Regardless, early voting begins on schedule —- July 31, 2014.

Under the Words, IMPORTANT NOTICE, the Secretary of State’s Office provides three detailed lists of acceptable valid forms of identification required at the polls. Voting at your kitchen table? Rest assured no one will ask you to produce anything to ensure the ballot is being cast by an authorized voter.

The date of the Primary Election is August 26, 2014, seemingly contrived to keep late vacationers —- Republicans? —- away from the polls in the scorching Arizona summer. 

With this backdrop, we have prepared this statewide endorsement list for your perusal. Few will come as a shock to those who regularly read this site.  The overriding factors we considered revolve around adherence to Constitutional principles and protecting our great nation against invasion. As conservatives, we have previously expressed disappointment in the amnesty-leaning positions publicly taken by Republican incumbent members of the go-along-to-get-along congress, causing trust in them to wither.  A link is provided to each candidate’s website.

CONGRESS:

Dist 1: Adam Kwasman

Dist 2:  Chuck Wooten

Dist 3: Gabby Saucedo Mercer

Dist 4:  Paul Gosar

Dist 5:  Matt Salmon

Dist 6:  David Schweikert (no campaign site, no issues page)

Dist 7: No Republicans running

Dist 8: Trent Franks (no mention of illegal immigration on issues page)

Dist 9:

GOVERNOR:

Frank Riggs

SECRETARY Of STATE:

Wil Cardon

ATTORNEY GENERAL:

Tom Horne

STATE TREASURER:

Randy Pullen

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION:

Diane Douglas

STATE MINE INSPECTOR:

Joe Hart

CORPORATION COMMISSION:

Tom Forese

Doug Little


Americans join forces to push back against invasion

July 16, 2014

Amnesty politicians and dictatorial president need to hear America’s voice

Leo Hohmann of WND reports Hundreds of cities fight back against ‘invasion. His article includes a transcript clip from Tuesday’s Rush Limbaugh intro detailing stories about the successful pushback against the hordes of illegals taking place across America.

“Here’s what you do not know,” Limbaugh said.  “There are towns all over America standing up to this invasion, just like they did in Murrieta, California.  You’re not hearing about it, however, and I am here to tell you why you’re not hearing about it.  Westminster, Maryland, is a town standing up to it, just like Murrieta, California, did. Oracle, Arizona, is standing up to it.

“In Nebraska they’re going to stand up to it when they find out. The governor is fit to be tied,” Limbaugh continued.  “Upper Michigan, same thing. There are towns all over America standing up to this.  There are protests happening, but they’re not being covered.”

But the mother of all protests promises to be Friday and Saturday. It’s dubbed the National Day of Protesting Against Immigration Reform, Amnesty & Border Surge, and it’s gaining support by the hour, said William Gheen, president of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC and one of 11 sponsors. The main organizers are ALIPAC, Overpasses For America and MakeThemListen.com, Gheen said.

“Right now it’s looking like we’ll have a little more than 300 protest rallies large and small across the country. Our goal is to unify Americans of all races, political parties and walks of life against the Obama-inspired illegal immigrant invasion,” Gheen said. “At last count we had 257 communities signed up, but that was two hours ago. We’re expecting more than 300 and updating the event list every two hours.”

Gheen said he’s hoping to send a message to “amnesty” politicians in both parties. He wants to counteract the recent surge of illegals at the southern border with a “surge” of his own.

“We’re hoping to get an American surge that will manifest in protests and the defeat of more Eric Cantor-type Republicans that still have GOP primaries and the Democrats in November that support Obama and his amnesty plans,” Gheen told WND.

ALIPAC includes a list of cities participating in the July 18 -19 national protest.

Get involved. Have you had enough of dictatorial governance by “a pen and a phone” bypassing the U.S. Constitution and congressional authority? Let your voice be heard. Our nation is eroding before our eyes. There won’t be an opportunity for a  “do-over.”


AZ AG Horne blasts ACLU for defending I.D. theft for illegals

July 15, 2014

Arizona Attorney General is working on behalf of the citizens of the state of AZ

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne recently issued a statement criticizing the American Civil Liberties Union for filing a lawsuit —- Puente Arizona —- against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and others, which would seek to render unconstitutional Arizona’s law creating the crime of aggravated identity theft for stealing another person’s identity for the purpose of obtaining employment.

Shockingly the radically leftwing ACLU wants to make an exception to the statute for those in the United States illegally.

Horne stated: “We have been working hard to fight identity theft, a serious problem in Arizona, and the idea that laws to fight this problem are unconstitutional is absurd.”

The Attorney General said, “My office works hand in hand with the Arizona Identity Theft Coalition, which is dedicated to creating public awareness about identity theft and training law enforcement officers on how best to respond to identity theft victims.”

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office’s role in the coalition is to promote cooperation among members, create and maintain training materials, outreach tools, and victim assistance services to better serve identity theft victims.

Help Tom Horne continue the crucial fight to protect Arizona’s citizens.

 


Patriots assemble in Oracle, AZ to protest invasion

July 15, 2014

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, speaking at a Townhall meeting in Saddlebrook Monday evening told the approximately 200 people in attendance that his office only recently learned of plans to bring 40 to 60 illegal youth to Sycamore Canyon Boys Ranch in Oracle.

Babeu said he has attempted to contact Homeland Security expressing public safety and health concerns. But overall, he told the audience, he feels he’s being kept in the dark by the feds.

He confirmed the Boys Ranch facility has increased staff by 30 people in anticipation of the new arrivals and he has vowed, “We will not let up, that’s our job to provide public safety to the families that are there.”

Between 500 and 700 people, are expected in Oracle today. The leftwing Tucson Weekly a reliable arm of Arizona’s Democrat Party, and replete with missteps, ran this goofy coverage of angel emulators in support of the invasion, proving the People’s Republic of Pima is alive and well.

According to Richard Viguerie’s Conservative HQ, other protests around the state are scheduled to align with the National Protests Against Amnesty July 18-19, 2014. As part of  the largest coordinated protest against all forms of amnesty, comprehensive immigration reform, and Barack Obama’s complete failure to enforce immigration laws and secure our borders will begin, all across America.  The protests are scheduled to be held at state capitols, Mexican consulates, and on streets and overpasses coast-to-coast, including Hawaii and Alaska.  

Phoenix: AZ State Capitol, 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85007, Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19. Both protests begin at 6:00 am. Attendees are advised to arrive as early as possible due to high temperatures.

Kingman: I-40 & Andy Devine Overpass, Friday, July 18, 8:00am – 11:00am. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

Seeing Red AZ welcomes updates from Oracle by patriots in attendance at today’s demonstration.


Oracle residents mobilizing against feds dump of illegals & UPDATE: contact info

July 13, 2014

Emulate the citizens of Murrieta, California who successfully rebuffed the government’s efforts to dump illegal aliens into their town. Oracle has organized a protest for Tuesday morning. Join the Patriots.

Breitbart News Katie McHugh is reporting that the federal government is planning to relocate 40 unaccompanied alien children into an already-packed facility in the Sycamore Canyon Academy that houses wards of the state. The report quotes Robert Skiba of Oracle, Arizona.

“We’re going to mobilize and we’re going to do the best we can to stop this from happening,” Skiba said. “We’re prepared for whatever happens. If they want to send in the SWAT team, armored cars, helicopters, let them do it. We’ll have the media out there.”

“The boy’s ranch is almost at capacity now and can’t handle 40 additional kids,” the 85-year-old Air Force vet told Breitbart News. “This is an area that’s very primitive. The current facility is almost at capacity. How are they going to handle the sewage?

“They’re sneaking these people in the back door, and we’re not supposed to know anything about it… Putting these 40 kids up in this beautiful place — this is like putting these kids in the country club,” he added.

Skiba and a TV reporter from News 4 KOVA in Tucson, Arizona visited the ranch on Friday after he got word of the government’s plans but were barred from entry.

“They locked the gate in front of us,” Skiba told Breitbart News. “It’s the secrecy of the thing that really bothers me. This is America. I can’t believe this is going on.”

“We’ve got to wake people in America up,” he continued. “This is our country. We’re just average people. [But] we’re not going to let them shove this down our throats… I’m used to controversy of all kinds, and people need leadership, and I’m going to provide them with leadership.”

Read the entire report.

ALIPAC lists national protest times and locations: 

Oracle, AZ Special event where buses of illegals are headed (Need protesters on both Tuesday July 15 and Saturday July 19!) Protest/Blockade outside of Oracle, AZ. on Mt. Lemmon Rd., 4 mi. East of the town of Oracle. Time will be from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. on Tues., July 15th. Follow up protest on Sat. July 19th. in front of proposed shelter at Peppersauce Campground 7mi. East of Oracle, on Mt. Lemmon Rd.. Time will be from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

 H/T Commenter azgary

Update-tag

For more info, contact Robert Skiba at 520-896-9343 or Ron Thompson at 520-975-3658. Time is short so we must act fast, as we have much to do to prepare for this federal overreach.


AZ Political feeding frenzies — past is prologue

July 11, 2014

Even the far-left AZ Republic realizes and exposes Bill Montgomery’s arrogant conflict of interest in conducting an investigation into AG  Horne while Montgomery is campaigning for his opponent

The current feeding frenzy encompassing Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne being whipped into a lather by the media and the GOP establishment brings to mind the obscene removal of Gov. Evan Mecham in 1988.

The two men stand unified in a single aspect —– being conservative Republicans, of the stripe the liberal media love to hate.

From the day he was sworn in as governor there was a multi-pronged campaign to bring Mecham down. The issue that grew legs? The trusty fallback of allegations of campaign finance law violations. A simultaneous recall, impeachment and criminal trial were hurled at the governor by the political elite, who saw it as an imperative that at least one of the efforts would stick.  He was indicted by a state grand jury on six felony charges of fraud, perjury, and filing false documents alleging he concealed a $350,000 campaign loan.

Ultimately he was impeached after only 15 months in office and replaced by a Democrat. The jubilation from the left was unrestrained. Two months after his impeachment, Mecham was acquitted in criminal court of all six felony counts of violating campaign finance laws. But such facts or any others supporting his denials of wrongdoing were inconsequential.  The damage had been done and the conservative was gone. The recall never came to fruition.

Fast forward to 2014, and only the cast of characters has changed. The daily reports that Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is launching an investigation into alleged campaign violations by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. This action is reminiscent of a previous County Attorney targeting political opponents. That County Attorney has since been disbarred.

The fact that Montgomery not only has endorsed Horne’s challenger —- a kindred McCain ally —- but helped recruit him, marginalizes Montgomery’s credibility even further. Although an endorsement quote remains on the challenger’s campaign website, the video featuring Montgomery praising him has been mysteriously removed. 

Horne addressed Montgomery’s investigation in this statement:

“It is no secret that Bill Montgomery has been a political enemy for a long time. If an investigation is taking place, there is a serious conflict with his involvement. Having his subordinates do the investigation, rather than conflicting it out, is no solution because they know what their boss wants — as does all of Arizona. Any involvement that MCAO has is a serious ethical violation and abuse of power by Bill Montgomery and his subordinates.”

In an editorial today, Montgomery is strongly chastised for his duplicity by none other than the leftwing Arizona Republic —- no friend of conservative Tom Horne.

Columnist Robert Robb has referred to Bill Montgomery as a statewide “Kingmaker,” endorsing candidates far and wide. It doesn’t take a clairvoyant to realize he will be calling in his chips when that much grander political perch he covets finally opens.

In clearing Horne earlier this year, independent law judge Tammy Eigenheer made note of the fact that the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office acknowledged it had no knowledge or evidence as to the content of phone conversations or the circumstances surrounding e-mails, and instead drew inferences that Horne illegally coordinated with an independent expenditure committee during his 2010 campaign.

Horne is also in the sights of the so-called Clean Elections Commission, intent on joining in the foray although he is not a publicly funded candidate. In fact even in the face of the outrageous assaults, Attorney General Horne has significantly out raised his establishment-backed challenger, who is lagging behind many legislative district candidates in fundraising.

A ray of sunshine brightened Tom Horne’s horizon on Thursday as Gov.Jan Brewer anointed his challenger Mark Brnovich with her endorsement. Given her unpopularity on issues ranging from her orchestration of the legislative coup d’etat on Medicaid Expansion and support for Obama’s Common Core agenda to her caving to the radical homosexual lobby on religious liberty protections, it would be a rare conservative seeking her endorsement.

The same day the newspaper’s editorial condescendingly patronized its few remaining readers, opining that it may fall on the voters to decide the fate of conservative Tom Horne.

Let’s hope so!


Obama regime reconfigures invasion as “a humanitarian crisis” needing $billions

July 9, 2014

Just when you think Barack Obama might have exhausted his ideas on how to bring the United States of America to its knees, he has pulled yet another Marxist scheme from his endless bag of tricks.

Now he is requesting a nearly $4 billion taxpayer-funded bailout to resettle the reported 52,000 “immigrant children” flooding our borders.  The words “humanitarian crisis” with or without the word “urgent,“ are glibly tossed around as he is now characterizes the onslaught as “refugees” fleeing political turbulence in Central America.

This is a “crisis” contrived by Obama.

We are told the money is needed to set up new detention facilities, conduct more aerial surveillance, hire more immigration judges and Border Patrol agents to respond to the contrived assault of 52,000 children on the U.S.

Let’s not forget that the Obama regime has spent years saying the border has never been more secure than it is now. We’ve heard that mantra from Obama and previously from former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano in her role as chief of Homeland Security as well as during her time in our state. Infamous for inaction as she ridiculed fence construction, Napolitano continually stated, “You show me a 50-foot wall and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder. That’s the way the border works.”

Wake up, America! Under the Obama regime, we are experiencing a brand of previously unknown political turbulence ourselves. The wall we were promised has never materialized. In fact, we were told it would pose a risk to our invaders. The National Guard units dispatched to provide security to our homeland were hastily withdrawn. The $20 million highly touted technology failed. Obama’s deceitful cheap talk and costly “solutions” are fraudulent.

In the worst economy since the Great Depression, the man who considers our Constitution an annoyance and himself an emperor, now tries to convince us to pony up more money to guarantee Third World status for ourselves.

As a border state, Arizona is on the front lines in this battle. Violent drug cartels have now taken over the illegal alien transporting business. Patriots in California have blocked the buses dumping illegals in their towns. The recent Independence Day observances should energize us to stand up against oppression from an overreaching government. That’s exactly what the yearly celebrations commemorate.

Listen as Obama —- the elected leader of the United States, sworn to uphold our Constitution and protect American citizens —- boldly mocks security efforts and spews lies regarding the border.

 


9th Circus: AZ’s denial of illegals driver’s licenses based in “animosity”

July 8, 2014

Brewer calls DACA program “President Obama’s lawless directive”

In a unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals it has been ordered that “DREAMers allowed to work in the U.S. by virtue of one of Barack Obama’s infamous executive orders, also must be issued Arizona driver’s licenses.

The Ninth Circuit, often referred to as the Ninth Circus, is the most overturned court in the nation. The judges on the panel —- political appointees of Presidents Carter, Clinton and Obama —- rendered their ruling Monday.

The court rejected arguments by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that she was entitled to deny licenses to those in the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The appeals court ordered U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell, to direct the state Department of Transportation to provide licenses to those who are in that program.

Among the completely unverifiable provisions referred to in the decision are the DACA eligibility factors —- including the claim that they were brought to the United States before the age of sixteen and were under thirty-one years old as of June 15, 2012. They must have been living in the United States when DACA was announced and have continuously resided in the United States for at least the previous five years; and they must have graduated from high school, or obtained a GED, or have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces, or be currently enrolled in school. Additionally, they must not pose any threat to public safety. Anyone who has been convicted of multiple misdemeanors, single significant misdemeanor, or any felony offense is supposedly ineligible for DACA.

Attempting to prove any of these ages, dates or status, is a fool’s errand. Names and other pertinent identifying information are routinely altered making proof of criminal offenses an enterprise with the incentives far greater than fear of discovery.

Arizona is dealing with an illegal community where forged, stolen or otherwise counterfeit documents to underwrite life in the United States is de rigueur.  Identity theft is a major criminal enterprise especially evident in border states. The intent is to provide documents to facilitate the lives of foreign nationals illegally entering the U.S.

The Ninth Circuit Court’s opinion can be read here.

Gov. Jan Brewer’s strongly worded, single page response to the ruling can be read here.


Mark Brnovich: Just “Can’t Get No $atisTraction”

July 3, 2014

Dismal fundraising, questionable judgement,  indicate establishment recruit Brnovich not a contender

These days candidate Mark Brnovich reminds us of rocker Mick Jagger. Although he was recruited by establishment Republicrats to challenge conservative incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne, he appears to be drawing not much more than dust in the campaign donation department. Jagger sang about not getting no satisfaction’ and Brnovich is clearly not generating much in the way of the all-important fundraising traction.

Endorser Jon Kyl, a titan in the McCain brigade sent an urgent message to Tucson auto dealer Jim Click some time back, urging him to rally the car dealers to Brnovich’s aid. Zilch came of that. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery,  who has become a close McCain ally, was instrumental in recruiting Brnovich, but hasn’t come to the table with the cash needed to run a viable campaign. Lobbyist Steve Twist, another in Brnovich’s McInner circle delivered 2K, but the newly released campaign finance reports show Brnovich has raised just $127,961, of which he has spent $40,475. In statewide races, that’s considered chump change. 

A quick scan through the state legislative filings show several candidates have raised more in their small home districts than Jan Brewer’s former gambling director has mustered for his statewide race.  One district candidate has raised nearly $152,500 more than this recruited Attorney General challenger!  Not a good sign.

Between his primary and general election filings, and despite a constant barrage from the left-wing local media, Attorney General Tom Horne has already amassed a healthy $417,254. But campaigns are costly and the Democrat general election challenger has a hefty war chest. Conservative Tom Horne won this office back for Republicans  after nearly a dozen years of Democrat control —- beating the current retread Democrat challenger in 2009.  Liberals desperately want to regain this key office and are hoping for the easy pickings offered by Brnovich.

Showing his disconnect to basic political realities, Brnovich proudly displays the endorsement of Malcolm Barrett, who was ousted as Yavapai County Republican Chairman —- for being too liberal. He also proclaims the support of former state legislator Frank Antenori. We covered Antenori’s questionable antics here as Antenori joined with the unified Democrats, abandoning the Republican caucus, to defeat bills dealing with the continued invasion of our country by illegal aliens. 

Having these RINO endorsements should not come as a surprise. Brnovich has contributed to Democrats himself.  Here Brnovich is listed as a “Top Contributor” to Pete Rios, formerly one of the most liberal state legislators, now a Pinal County (District 1) Democrat Supervisor.

This post, “Brnovich’s campaign ads violate code of conduct,” clearly indicates he thinks adherence to ethics are for others.

Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne has won the endorsement of “America’s Sheriff” Joe Arpaio. He recently received the strong endorsement of one of Arizona’s most conservative and respected legislators, Sen. Judy Burges.

Visit Tom Horne’s campaign website. Read his impressive achievements while in office.  Arizonans need this good man to continue his work on our behalf.


Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Send troops to the border

June 30, 2014

  “….at least I know where the border is!”

Sunday’s Drudge Report headlines our own Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s call for Barack Obama to deploy the U.S. military to the Mexican border to work bilaterally in controlling the flood of illegal aliens crossing into the United States.

Listen (click on audio bar at 10:54) to hear Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as he is interviewed by Aaron Klein Investigative Radio on The Answer, 970 AM New York — transmitted across the globe from Tel Aviv. 

Arpaio says, “If we are worried about the danger, then I would send the military across the border, work with their military bilaterally and get the job done. That’s what I would do and we’d clean up this mess.”

Our no-nonsense sheriff, renown for his tough stance on illegal immigration, was asked how he would help clean up the immigration mess if he were advising the White House. He responded unequivocally, “Why do they have to go to court? The minute they cross the border, put them on an airplane and send them back.”

“I spent many, many years as a regional director in Mexico City, Central, and South America, also I was the head of the DEA in Texas and Arizona.” Arpaio added, “ So at least I know where the border is!”

I would go back to what I did in Mexico. We were operational. We let agents carry guns. We worked right along with the Mexican authorities, locking up drug peddlers….worked together and got things done.

Arpaio noted that 38 percent of illegal-alien inmates in his Maricopa County jails who are turned over to federal authorities for violating immigration law return “over and over again on various criminal charges, which violates their [the fed’s] own policy and criteria that they are supposed to be deported.”

“Either they [convicted illegal alien felons] are coming across that border multiple times or they are being dumped on the streets of Arizona,” he said.

WND also carries the linked broadcast.

An exasperated Arpaio, referring to the deluge of unaccompanied minors flooding across the southern border, recently told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, “You talk about the Border Patrol, they’re too busy changing diapers and not going after dope peddlers and illegal immigrants.”

Border Patrol agents are allegedly being told that if they speak out about the situation, they will be disciplined or charged with a crime.


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