Crime is bad but appropriate punishment is worse

The hoax of criminal justice reform

A recently released poll by purports to show Arizona voters across the political spectrum support “bold reforms” to the state’s criminal justice system.

The left-wing group refers to a “prison crisis,” rather than accurately calling it a crime crisis.

Public Opinion Strategies which conducted the survey ludicrously concluded only one percent of Arizonans want to spend additional tax dollars on jails and prisons. The obvious conclusion, according to the pollsters, is 99 percent of Arizonans prefer living among violent criminals.

Additionally, the survey farcically claims support for less prosecution of crimes cuts across political party affiliations and demographic groups, with majority support supposedly among victims of crime. The far left group declares its pro-criminal efforts have “bi-partisan” support, the conveniently used buzz word providing cover to radical agendas.

In 2018 President Todd Schulte opposed California bill SB10, which he preposterously referred to as bringing “extraordinary harm caused by unnecessary pretrial jailing” and the “requiring of bail.” Bail ensures bondable criminals don’t flee prior to trial. Pretrial incarceration keeps dangerous offenders off the streets.

Among the ill-conceived bills’ Arizona proponents have introduced this state legislative session are HB 2245 (Prime Sponsor: Rep. Tony Riverio, LD-21) which allows prisoners to cut an additional 25% percent from their sentences for good behavior and participation in rehabilitation programs, both of which are expected of criminal inmates and HB 2362 (Prime Sponsor: Rep. Ben Toma, LD-22). This bill allows individual judges to determine the punishment if, in his or her opinion, the mandatory minimum sentence is not justified based on “the crime and individual” — ignoring the law and making criminal defendants’ fate a crap shoot depending on the luck of the judicial draw., is heavily funded to the tune of $100’s of millions by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Open Society Foundation founder George Soros, who has been working behind the scenes to overhaul the U.S. Justice system in his extreme leftist image.

The liberal billionaires lead a host of moneyed, like-thinkers who embrace open borders, spew leftist rhetoric and hire numerous lobbying groups to press their issues with city and state governments and congress. Illegal alien profiteers at the Chambers of Commerce whose members seek cheap, illegal labor are also in the tank for open borders, which is why they so disdain President Donald Trump and his commitment to build a border wall.

These people put criminals and illegal aliens above the safety and security of American citizens.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s lobbying operation alone spent nearly $95 million last year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. What do you think would be worth that much money and effort?

7 Responses to Crime is bad but appropriate punishment is worse

  1. Villanova says:

    Thanks for this, SRAZ. Check out this very revealing article by David Horowitz for Conservative Review. Accurate information is our best tool against leftwing agendas. Read what he has to say on this topic. We are being inundated with distortions and outright lies from the left.

    THIS is who the ‘criminal justice reform’ advocates want released onto our streets:

  2. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Why do criminals and illegal aliens have more determined advocates than law abiding citizens? It appears this shift in our society has grown with the Democrat Party veering toward socialism.

    My parents, who were both Democrats, would never recognize that political party today.

  3. Seen It All says:

    John McCain was funded by billionaire Socialist, one-worlder, George Soros who advocated for a borderless planet. His money was instrumental in crafting McCain’s open borders policies. McCain and Kyl…and then McCain and Flake, were the architects of what was deceptively known as “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” Fortunately it was a failure during each of its resurgences.

  4. MacBeth says:

    A good lesson here. We need to beware of stats and polls generated by extremists that fly in the face of easily available facts. They hope we aren’t paying attention.

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    This AZ teacher will be happy, if this passes:'re-gonna-tear-me-apart/

    where’s the phone numbers for these “legislators”?

    • State Committeeman says:

      The contact information is right where it’s always been. It’s easily accessible at

      The upper left corner of the page has links to the House and Senate, where you can find the members of each body. They each have a page that includes contact information along with the bills they’ve either sponsored or signed onto. You can read the bills before and after they have been amended, and track their progress.

      I use this information as a voting guide when district elections are on the ballot.