Naturalized AZ Rep. proposes requiring civics to graduate high school

September 18, 2014

State Rep. Steve Montenegro knows a thing or two about American citizenship.  His background has motivated his desire to ensure that Arizona high school students are knowledgeable about our government and the freedoms that were intended for us by our nation’s founders.

Montenegro, a Republican representing Legislative District 13, was born in El Salvador, immigrating to the United States with his family when he was little more than a toddler. His personal history is inspiring —- a true American success story.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University, he earned degrees in Political Science and Theology. He has taught school and works as a youth minister. Montenegro is also a District Representative for U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (CD-8). 

Montenegro has proposed that graduating high school students have a solid understanding of civics. He is working with other state legislators and representatives of the Civics Proficiency Institute, writing legislation for the requirement. Arizona’s 51st legislative session begins January 12, 2015.

“Every single student in Arizona and across the United States of America should have basic knowledge and understanding of American government,” Rep. Montenegro said. “If we as a people don’t know where our fundamental rights come from, where that authority comes from, it’s easier to be led astray, led away, misled,” Montenegro said at a press conference Wednesday. “What we want is to help people engage in society.”

He was joined by fellow Republican Representatives supporting the proposed legislation, including John Allen (LD15) and newly elected Jay Lawrence  (LD23).

The alarming  lack of basic knowledge about our government is exhibited by the high school students in this video. These grossly undereducated kids will be deciding our nation’s future. Will they be inclined to protect that which they are ignorant about?


Is British candidate Paul Weston a racist? Are you?

August 31, 2014

In April 2014, the U.K.‘s Daily Mail reported that Paul Weston, chairman of Liberty GB (Great Britain), was arrested for quoting esteemed former Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Weston, a European election candidate was accused of religious and racial harassment after he repeated the wartime prime minister’s words on Islam during a campaign speech

The passage Weston quoted can be read here, along with the entire report and accompanying photos. Find the time to watch this exceedingly important video.


Blatantly false claims against AG Horne disproved

August 20, 2014

Falsehoods misrepresented as fact in widely distributed emails

Many of us are recipients of a quasi-blog publication to which none of us have subscribed and there is no comment section.  Still we mysteriously receive it and its often skewed version of facts, constructed to promote a specific political agenda and sent out under the improbable name of “azstatesmen.”  The messages are reposted on a another well-read Arizona blog.

Just days ago the emailed message was titled “Tom Horne refuses to enter gay marriage debate.” The writers accuse Arizona’s conservative Attorney General of  “refusing to file a brief in court defending traditional marriage.” The dishonest contrivance continues with the assertion that “Horne is a RINO on everything except illegal immigration, and even there he’s a Johnny-come-lately who has been barely active.”

These dishonest smears cannot stand.

Fortunately, Frosty Taylor, a retired but still working journalist, with standards galore is in charge of the Maricopa County Republican Committee MCRC Briefs —- sent out on a daily basis. Frosty is relied upon as a steadfast beacon of integrity.

Take a few minutes to read the truth as posted on (MCRC) Briefs and available here, where the links indisputably clarify the issue:

Setting the Record Straight: Tom Horne Refutes Allegations that he “refuses to enter gay marriage debate,” as circulated by American Post-Gazette this week: “This is total fabrication,” Horne said. “There are two challenges in Federal District Court as to Arizona’s constitutional provision that marriage is between a man and a woman and I am defending both of them. In one, I have filed a pleading in which you can read our arguments in favor of the constitutionality of Arizona’s prohibition of same-sex marriages.

See http://www.electtomhorne.com/traditionalmarriage/  There is a case to which the state was not a party dealing with a divorce.  We recently received notice of that because the constitutionality of the provision is an issue, and we decided to intervene to defend the constitutionality of Arizona’s prohibition of gay marriage.  We never refused to intervene, and in fact, decided that we would intervene.

In the Hawaii case they refer to, the Court said, at paragraph 15: “The question before this Court is not whether the State of Arizona allows same-sex marriage or divorce, but whether the laws of the State of Arizona allow a marriage, lawfully entered into in another state, between two persons the foreign state formally recognized at the time of the marriage as male and female, to be dissolved.”   “Where ever the constitutionality of the ban on same-sex marriage has been at issue, I have actively defended Arizona’s ban. The Post-Gazette story is a malicious lie, as you can verify by reading the pleading at http://www.electtomhorne.com/traditionalmarriage/. Then click on http://www.electtomhorne.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Connolly-59-DF-Response-to-MSJ-1.pdf 

Seeing Red AZ addresses the allegation that Attorney General Horne is a “Johnny-come-lately” to immigration issues. Read Chaos erupts over TUSD’s review of ethnic studies program. Horne was out in front and taking heat for his strong pro-American views during his two terms as AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2003 to 2011. He was even burned in effigy by his illegal supporting detractors. As Attorney General so-called DREAMers protested outside his office after he sued a Phoenix-area community college to stop it from charging in-state tuition to illegals. 

Facts are pesky things.  They can be substantiated. Deliberate deception does more harm to the messenger than the one being maligned.

 


40 years ago today: U.S. Senator prophetically warned America

July 19, 2014

Conservative writer Susan Harris has written a masterful and must read article about the unheeded warning of John Porter East, a professor of political science and later an elected Senator representing North Carolina from 1981-1986  Make time for this dose of Sen. East‘s wisdom as he uncovered the bastions of liberalism that American universities had become and the aggressive means used to shut down conservative thought.

H/T D.C. Clothesline


BP agents warn CA protesters “it’s going to get ugly”

July 7, 2014

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Feds bringing riot squad against Americans protesting illegal invasion

Breitbart Texas reports that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta, Calif. today with riot gear to ensure that another busload of our invaders makes it to the facility housing countless illegals arriving from Central America.  

As illegal aliens continue to flood across the U.S./Mexico border, federal authorities are attempting to relocate them from South Texas to housing facilities in states throughout the nation —– Arizona, among them. Recently a large number of furious protesters in the small California town of Murrieta, blocked three buses full of foreign nationals from being dumped off in their town. Now it is being reported that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that other busloads make it to the housing facility. 

The media refer to those invading our nation as “migrants,” “undocumented” or inaccurately as “immigrants,” as though they have entered the United States legally, applying for citizenship through the proper channels. Last April we noted in “Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press,” that the AP Stylebook no longer sanctions the term ‘illegal immigrant’ or the use of ‘illegal’ to describe a person. Instead, it says that ‘illegal’ should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally.” In December 2010 Seeing Red AZ reported that the Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists was calling on news reporters nationwide to stop using the term “illegal immigrant” in their news coverage. 

And why not? What is the language pertaining to illegal immigration issues if not fluid? Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel have now been ordered to alter the language they use to identify illegal immigrant children crossing the border alone as “UACs” (unaccompanied alien children).  Instead they are to be referred to as simply “unaccompanied children” in official correspondence —- “all lower case” —- according to an internal ICE email obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies.

We are not only obliged to welcome our invaders, but we must do so  in the most hospitable of terms.

Here at Seeing Red AZ, fixated on meticulous definitions, we will continue to use the clearly definitive term “illegal alien.”

From October 1 to June 15, more than 52,000 unaccompanied alien children have crossed the border into the U.S. 

Meanwhile, American citizens, growing stronger in their opposition to the masses of illegal invaders being relocated to their communities, are constrained from expressing their righteous rage over losing this extraordinary country, and having to foot the bill for absorbing throngs of illiterate, diseased and impoverished illegal aliens. 

Yes. Illegal aliens.

And to deal with that fury, government agents warn us —- not the invaders —- it will “get ugly,” as they come after us with riot gear.

Photo credit: cnn


Remembering our many blessings, responsibilities this Independence Day

July 4, 2014

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 ….and honoring those 56 brave men who had the vision and strength of character to challenge authority and affix their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.  

Before signing the Declaration of Independence, our Founders included this memorable line:

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

Now, 238 years later, in the face of tyranny from an overreaching federal government intent on abolishing our Constitutional rights —- as well as inconceivably weakening our sovereign borders —- in fact, welcoming America’s invaders —- brave Americans are once again stepping up to defend this great nation. This moral responsibility belongs to each and every American citizen. Let your voices be heard.

May God continue to bless America.

 


AZ Republic’s farcical effort “to save marriage”

June 17, 2014

Goal: Expanding the definition of marriage 

The far left daily rarely disappoints. With rampant global chaos and the United States being led by a president who is making good on his promise to fundamentally transform America, the newspaper seizes on an issue near and dear to its heart to editorialize about: Same-sex “marriage.”

The lengthy piece begins by giving the lofty credentials of scholars, intended to impress the newspaper’s dwindling readership, which slipped 11 percent last year.

The editorial attempts to persuade that “gays can save traditional marriage,“ by striking a grand bargain “that if realized would bring together conservatives and liberals, gays and straights, in no less a cause than the preservation of marriage.” The goal of these scholars —- meeting at an Oct. 2 DC Marriage Opportunity Project conclave of national “thinkers/leaders” —- is to construct a “pro-family coalition that builds from the center out instead of the right in.”

 “Gay marriage”, we are told, “is a fait accompli. Whether you like it or not, the facts are stacking quickly in its favor. It will soon be the law across the land. And if not, the next generation will make it so.”

Further the argument goes, if current economic trend lines continue the country we’ve known will unravel. “Imagine,” the editorial states,” if gays saved marriage — saved the institution they fought so hard to get for themselves. How would that look to conservatives who’ve spent the last decade arguing equality would destroy marriage?”

According to the unnamed editorialist, same-sex unions (called “gay marriage” throughout the piece) will help strengthen working-class communities and build consensus that can soothe the culture wars, since they acknowledge that marriage is a bulwark against deprivation and dysfunction in low-income populations. These are populations progressives want dearly to help —- the liberals using their favored descriptive term “progressives,” write.

This new approach is called “marriage opportunity”and the newspaper writes it eagerly looks forward to having a conversation about it.

We’ve already been having the conversation.  This 2010 post Same sex “marriage” given editorial nod by AZ Republic, serves as a reminder that nothing changes with the dual agendas of homosexuality and amnesty. Same sex issues have stepped front and center with the newspaper since January 2008, when Randy Lovely took over as chief editor and VP of News at the daily newspaper, moving to Phoenix with his partner.


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