New U.S. Senator speaks truth: It’s not “immigration” that’s the problem

November 17, 2014

Oklahomans have elected a thinking conservative senator in James Lankford

Oklahoma Republican U.S. Rep./Senator-elect James Lankford was among the guests appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace yesterday. He is clearly a man to keep our eyes on. Oklahoma should be commended for sending this thinking conservative to the U.S. Senate.

Lankford responded to a baiting comment from Wallace harkening back to a “government shutdown” as the conversation turned to defunding Barack Obama’s unilateral decision to shove through amnesty for illegals via an executive order. 

LANKFORD: “But people are not pursuing some government shutdown, though. Let me take you back into the Clinton administration. President Clinton put out an executive order and the House voted against that to defund that executive order 417-2. That was in 1998, because it took over power from the legislative branch in the states. I would love to see that bipartisanship again where the Congress steps up and says to a president, you do not have executive authority to do this. You have to do your responsibility. We have to do ours.”

WALLACE: “But I guess what I’m trying to get at and, you know, I fully understand there are a lot of members who say, look, you’ve got to use the power of the purse. That’s your one advantage, your one piece of leverage over the president, to try to change policy. But are you willing to go to possibly shutting down the government to do that? Because it seems — let me — my point is, that regardless of who is responsible on the merits, it seems like Congress gets blamed and the president ends up winning. It certainly happened in October of 2013.”

LANKFORD: “Sure. But, Chris, your assumption is, is that that’s the only option that’s sitting out here, is to be able to shut down government. I just don’t believe that that’s true. I think there are ways to be able to fund everything, and I don’t think the president has the high ground. He has this perception that everyone in the country thinks like him, and that is not correct. I represent millions of people. Tom Cotton represents millions of people. There are millions of people scattered around the United States that think like us, and, though, the president thinks only these few crazy conservatives in Congress think this way and no one else does, he’s misjudged the American people.

Arizonans who don’t hear such cogent truth from their own senators might want to commit these words spoken by newly elected Sen. James Lankford to memory: “The American people really do believe in the rule of law. They don’t have a problem with immigration. They have a problem with illegal immigration. And for the president to step up and say, I’m just going to remove the word “illegal” and to be able to transition this and ignore the law, a lot of people have a problem with that, Republicans and Democrats alike.”

Lankford, who refreshingly campaigned as “a faithful, conservative leader” will fill the unexpired term of retiring Senator, Dr. Tom Coburn, who is sadly battling serious health problems.


2014 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade information

November 10, 2014

 

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Date: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m.

This year’s parade theme is “Duty, Honor, Sacrifice: Celebrating Our  World War II Veterans.”  The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade will mark the 70th anniversary of  the Invasion of Normandy in celebrating our World War II Veterans with a flyover by WWII Biplanes flown by Fred Gorrell and his Thunder Flying Group.  

Join the Phoenix community as it honors America’s brave men and women from every generation and conflict, who have sacrificed and risked their lives to preserve our freedom.  

 The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade began in 1997 and has grown from 50 entries to more than 100 entries and tens of thousands of spectators.

 The Parade kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Starting point is North Phoenix Baptist Church (at Bethany Home Rd. and Montebello). The parade then heads South on Central, turns East on Camelback and then heads South on 7th Street where the parade concludes at Indian School Road.  Street closures begin at 10 a.m.

THE PARADE ROUTE AND MAP CAN BE SEEN HERE.

Check out these great deals, including free meals being offered by local restaurants in honor of military service personnel. This list was compiled by ABC TV-15.


Maricopa County GOP Chairman A.J. LaFaro’s letter

November 7, 2014

In this open letter* to Arizona Republicans, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Chairman A.J. LaFaro announces his intention not to seek reelection to the post he has ably held for the past two years.  His strong, conservative leadership skills will be missed

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*Click letter to enlarge


“An Election About Everything”

November 4, 2014

Congressional, statewide and legislative district elections take place today. Propositions are on the ballot. Vote your values! There will not be a do-over

Today’s election is as important as most of us have encountered in our lifetimes. The national midterms will, without a doubt, determine the future of our country. Charles Krauthammer was on “The Kelly File” discussing the  impact of the midterm elections underway today. “This is a referendum on Obama’s hyper-liberalism,” he said. “This is liberalism on trial.”

Stephen Hayes, writing for the Weekly Standard, calls it “An Election About Everything.”

“It’s about the size and scope of government. It’s about the rule of law. It’s about the security of the citizenry. It’s about competence. It’s about integrity. It’s about honor.  It’s about an electorate determined to hold someone responsible for the policy failures that have defined this administration and the scandals that have consumed it—even if many in the fourth estate will not.

And it’s about time,” Hayes rightly concluded.

His single-page commentary is insightful and concise. His analysis is definitely worth your time.

Today of all days. 


RIP: AZ Rep. David Burnell Smith

October 28, 2014

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It is with sadness we report that Republican former state Rep. David Burnell Smith has passed away at age 73.  Take time to read his fascinating biography.

Arrangements are pending. They will be announced here when they become available.

Update: We have been advised that the memorial service for Rep. David Burnell Smith will be private.

In 2006 Rep. Smith, then representing state Legislative District 7, was removed from his office by the unelected “Clean” Elections Commission.  A lawyer, Rep. Smith personally contacted the commission to inform them of a bookkeeping irregularity he discovered that took place during his 2004 primary campaign.

At the time, Rep. David Burnell Smith, a dedicated public servant and a true Southern gentleman, had the dubious distinction of being the only duly elected U. S. office holder so removed by a panel of unelected bureaucrats and an unelected administrative law judge. This quasi-governmental overreach occurred although criminal charges were never filed and no trial was ever held.

 Rep. David Burnell Smith lost by a mere 32 votes in the recent August 26, 2014 Primary Election.

Heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Rita and extended family.


Remembering the mother who shaped the man

October 21, 2014

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AZ GOP Hispanic outreach exposed as bogus

October 11, 2014

The shameful snub of conservative Gabriela Saucedo Mercer

This swell party invitation for high dollar swells willing to shell out up to $7,800 a head, raises more than a few questions. Three brand new Republican congressional candidates are hosting a swanky reception for House Speaker John Boehner at an undisclosed Paradise Valley address. In the style of a suspense-filled whodunit, once the price is paid, the site will be revealed.

A closer look shows Republicans Martha McSally, Wendy Rogers and Andy Tobin as co-hosts.

McSally is challenging Democrat Ron Barber in Congressional District 2. Wendy Rogers in CD 9  is mounting a campaign against radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema, and Andy Tobin is poised to take out Ann Kirkpatrick in CD 1.

Oddly missing from the lineup is the lone Latina, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, running in Congressional District 3. Gabby is challenging the disreputable Raul Grijalva, whose roots are firmly planted in the most extreme factions of the Democrat party and is the willing recipient of Hamas-linked donations.

With her impeccable resume, knowledge of the issues and love for her adopted country as a naturalized American citizen since 1991, this eloquent and elegant woman should be the headliner. Instead she is mysteriously missing from the lineup.

Given that the Arizona GOP and the Republican National Committee go to great lengths to tout their Hispanic Outreach, even making sure diverse faces are in the mix at the National convention, omitting Gabby Saucedo Mercer is beyond blunderous.

The only plausible answer to this Sphinx-like riddle is that Gabby Saucedo Mercer is an unapologetic conservative. Take a look at her “Issues” page to see where she stands on the topics that matter. There is no equivocation.

In the world of Republican politics, Gabby Saucedo Mercer is pure gold. But the AZ GOP hierarchy is in the tight grasp of the McCain-led establishment, RINOs all.  A conservative candidate such as Gabby Saucedo Mercer gives them heartburn, so they ignore her. Since she won’t be splitting the jackpot after the Paradise Valley soiree, please help this outstanding woman as much as you can.  Time is short. There are ads to buy and mailers to send in order to get her message out. You can make a donation here without leaving home.  Do it. It matters.

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