Biden’s border crisis coming to a neighborhood near you

April 11, 2021

Arizona U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-CD 5) has become a regular Fox News go-to source on the border calamity and with good reason. His credentials are impeccable and as co-chair of the Border Security Caucus he has seen first hand what Pres. Biden and VP Kamala Harris — supposedly in charge of overseeing the catastrophic border — have not. In fact, the very suggestion of her going to the U.S./Mexico border sends her into fits of laughter.

We urge you to read Congressman Biggs‘ fact-filled column, “Biden’s Border Crisis Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You,” published on Townhall.

Tiny Sonoita, AZ rocked by crime committed by illegals

April 2, 2021

Law abiding Arizona residents victimized by criminal illegal aliens

Boldly using the correct terminology to headline its report on the hordes of invaders breaching our southern border, Judicial Watch details the calamity that is occurring in Sonoita, Arizona.

Sonoita, in Santa Cruz County, the smallest of Arizona’s 15 counties, has, as of the last census, approximately 800 residents. Serene Sonoita has recently had the dubious distinction of having an extraordinary spike in crime with home invasion robberies and store burglaries, thanks to the illegal aliens who we are told are fleeing crime and poverty in their Central American homelands. These “good folks” who need our compassion, are being released by the overwhelmed Border Patrol under the direction of the Biden/Harris administration, without court dates for hearings. Not only are they spreading crime, they are unvaccinated against COVID virus. High numbers of spreaders are already infected with the frequently deadly contagion.

Feeble Joe Biden has put VP Kamala Harris in charge of the border, but when a reporter recently asked her if she had plans to go to the border, Harris cackled as she dismissively said, “Not today.” Her clear implication was…not tomorrow either.

Mesa AZ has charlatan Mayor John Giles leading the city

March 22, 2021

Appearing Sunday on CNN’s “Inside Politics,” Mesa Arizona’s Republican Mayor John Giles says that he has been “impressed so far” by the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis. The Hill has the dialogue in print.

Either Giles isn’t paying attention, impresses easily or thinks halting construction of the border wall and allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to invade the USA is somehow beneficial — especially during the Coronavirus pandemic and as millions of Americans remain unemployed and new jobless claims are historically high. The Washington Examiner reports the Biden administration is opening another overflow facility to house illegals near the U.S.-Mexico border, where thousands of unaccompanied minors, facilitated by members of well-paid drug cartels, are continually breaching our sovereign border. Others, known as OTM and SIA, acronyms for illegal aliens who are ‘Other Than Mexican’ or ‘Special Interest Aliens’ are from places far removed from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended invaders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen. Not only is this unacceptably dangerous, we are then on the hook for the costs to accommodate their basic needs, and educate their children, while the adults flood our depressed labor market, undercutting American wages. 

Mexico disallows the U.S. to send citizens from other countries back through Mexico. Under U.S. law, they’re entitled to a formal deportation hearing. The immigration service lacks beds to hold them, so the vast majority of OTMs are released from custody and asked to voluntarily return for their court date. Guess how that turns out.

This Breitbart headline says it all:Mesa, AZ Mayor Giles: ‘I’ve Been Impressed So Far’ with Biden Administration on Border Surge.”

The good people of Mesa who thought they were voting for a Republican and found they got a Biden admirer instead, should consider kicking this charlatan to the curb with a Constitutionally permissible recall. 

Mesa residents, who deserve better, can and should do it!

Arizona’s border: A dire crisis created by Biden

March 11, 2021

“They see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said of Biden, accusing him of incentivizing organized crime

The surge in illegal aliens crossing Arizona’s southern border has reached crisis proportions since the Biden administration has thrown out the welcome mat. Along with the illegals from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, others from terror sponsoring nations of Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia have been crossing into the U.S. The threat is exacerbated by the highly transmittable, global COVID-19 virus.  On Feb. 6, SRAZ posted,11 Iranians arrested in Yuma as Biden OKs sieve-like border,” with information taken directly from this U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) press release. The Islamic Republic of Iran is designated by the U.S. Department of State as a high levelDo Not Travel Zone.”

Newly released CBP statistics are shocking, showing the numbers of families breaching our nation’s southwest border increased by more than 100 percent between January and February. Unaccompanied minors rose 60 percent to more than 9,400. Drug crimes have escalated, even as CBP officers, Border Patrol agents, and Air and Marine Operations agents continue to interdict the flow of illicit narcotics across the border. Nationwide, drug seizures increased 50 percent in February from January 2021.

Joe Biden has been president since January 20, 2021 — a mere 51 days — yet has already overseen a massive influx of illegals, with a projection of nearly 120,000 unaccompanied minors being brought here by their well-paid human traffickers and drug cartels, overwhelming the border facilities. The increase in this transnational crime has intensified under Biden after flattening under President Trump. Biden and his handlers see the illegals as future democrats and have halted construction on the border wall.

Biden gave a much different response (brief video) in 2006 as he engaged in a Q and A with an audience at the Columbia, SC, Rotary Club when asked about illegals crossing into our country.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a former member of McCain’s amnesty supporting Gang of Eight, no longer under the thumb of his buddy John, has done an about-face on this enormous and dangerous scheme, endorsing the policies of former President Donald Trump. Graham has called Biden’s illegal immigration policies a “nightmare,” though he was previously integral to advancing John McCain’s illegal alien deception explained in 2013 by The Heritage Foundation. Vacuous beer heiress and Biden supporter, Cindy Lou Hensley McCain, claiming to love Graham like “my family,” tells MSNBC, “I don’t know what’s going on the inside of his head.”

The answer is simple, Cindy Lou…Lindsey wised up.

US Rep. Debbie Lesko target of leftist newspaper’s lies

February 17, 2021

Representing her constituents jump-starts negative campaign

Vile hatred of Republicans oozes from the ink of the dying Arizona Republic newspaper. Not only was there a daily onslaught against President Trump throughout his candidacy and term in office, but each of the Arizona GOP members of congress are in its cross-hairs. They have all been the subject of negative editorials and wild mischaracterizations. Truth is a mere annoyance that plays no role in the ongoing attempt to sully Arizona’s Republican delegation.

The latest incendiary headline, focusing on District 8 Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, is a case in point. Though a contemptible lie we are reprinting it since so few Arizonans subscribe that merely alluding to it has no real impact. These are the words the newspaper actually used as a headline:

“Lesko says Americans need COVID shot, not Hispanics.”

It’s ludicrous enough to appear to be misread. But there was no mistake.  This intentional deceit is laying the groundwork to amass an arsenal of venom to hurl at Lesko during her 2022 reelection campaign. In November 2020 Lesko, who previously served in the AZ House and Senate and as Senate President Pro-Tempore, trounced her democrat challenger 59.56% to 40.43% — a nearly 20 point spread.

What the absurd headlined article intentionally distorted was Lesko’s rational explanation that American citizens should be prioritized as limited dosages of vaccine are distributed.

“You know, we’re compassionate people, but for goodness sakes, we have to take care of American citizens, or people that are here legally, first,” Lesko said. “I’m just not going to be able to explain to my senior citizens that we’re giving away the vaccines to people who are here illegally. I think that’s totally wrong.”

On U.S. Rep. Lesko’s congressional homepage is an entire section devoted to Coronavirus. This page is specifically titled in bold type VACCINE INFORMATION and provides numerous sites to obtain the vaccine in CD8 as well as links to Maricopa County’s website and Arizona Department of Health Services websites for county and statewide vaccine information.

The daily newspaper is a prolific dispensary of deceit, which is why it’s dying. Tired of having your intelligence insulted? If you still subscribe, cancel. Call 1-800-332-6733.

Not only is it liberating, you’ll save a bundle of money that can be put to better use than paying the salaries of those who hate you and the Republicans you support and vote for.

11 Iranians arrested in Yuma as Biden OKs sieve-like border

February 6, 2021

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency media release headline rings loud and clear,Yuma Sector BP Agents Arrest Group of Iranians.”

Among the many reasons Donald Trump was elected president was his commitment to securing our nation’s border. He understood the fact that border security is national security and campaigned on building a wall along our southern border, which resonated with American voters. Biden has halted construction on the wall. He and his extremist handlers view the open border as a means to permanently expand the democrat voter rolls. They are considering expanding statehood to include Washington, DC and Puerto Rico for the same reason. This scheme would provide four new democrat senators.

The Biden administration has already acquiesced to Mexico’s pressure by admitting thousands of illegal aliens into the U.S., ending the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy that came into existence under the Trump administration.  On Wednesday, Mexican authorities shut down shelters for Central Americans by citing COVID-19 concerns, which should also be a major concern of Joe Biden‘s.

Thousands of unvaccinated and uneducated illegals from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico continue to flood the U.S. unabated, accessing American taxpayer funded benefits as restrictions due to the pandemic force Americans from their jobs. Biden’s most recent gambit is this executive order raising admissions of those claiming ‘refugee status’ by 125,000. How are we supposed to eliminate a deadly virus (interactive map) when hordes of unverified worldwide foreign nationals are giving free rein to fan out across the USA?

Within his first days in office, Joe Biden has signed 47 executive orders — circumventing congress — as he anointed himself supreme ruler. Biden’s orders, which have the authority of law, have surpassed those of Presidents Trump, Obama, G.W. Bush, and Clinton combined. Biden previously said,Only dictators issue executive orders.”

The Islamic Republic of Iran, where its people are led by the Ayatollah in chanting, “Death to America!” is designated by the U.S. Department of State as a dangerous Level 4 with whom the U.S. government does not have diplomatic or consular relations. Americans in Iran are advised by DOS to draft a will, include funeral wishes and make permanent arrangements for their children.

Yet U.S. Border agents are encountering increasing numbers of Iranians, who clearly are not coming to wish us well. This is a result of the welcome mat being thrown down by the Harris/Biden administration and their acquiescing democrat stooges in congress.

AZ Republicans have a great Foundation to build upon

January 22, 2021

Dr. Kelli Ward, chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party is a featured Townhall columnist today. This is an especially important read since she is running for reelection to the state GOP’s top post tomorrow, Saturday, January 23.

Take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with the many accomplishments under her skilled leadership, including the three-pronged approach that focuses on fundraising, candidate support, and activating the grassroots. She reminds us that congressional redistricting is approaching and Arizona Republicans are well-positioned to pick up another seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and regain our majority in Arizona’s congressional delegation. This is of paramount importance as we move forward.

If you are an elected state committeeman, Dr. Kelli Ward deserves your vote. This is not a time for untested leadership. If you are a grassroots activist, Arizona needs your support to accomplish the goals ahead. The backbone of our party are the precinct committeemen.  Become one! (This page will be updated.)

Read Chairman Kelli Ward’s enlightening column HERE.

Chandler AZ teachers boycott, show fake commitment to kids

December 12, 2020

Following a 20 percent shakedown pay increase after a 2018 debilitating strike and recent passage of an absurd ballot measure giving Arizona’s  part-time teachers (do you get a three-month summer vacation and lengthy holidays from your job?) even more money, 349 teachers in Chandler Arizona participated in  a “sick out” Friday, demanding the district return to virtual learning after winter break. Read the demand letter sent to board members and district officials. Parents who want their students back in school, were not treated to this missive.

The district’s website grandly states its mission, “To empower all students with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to excel in college, career and life.” Achieving the basic goal of knowledge and skills is an impossibility when the far left Biden supporting union member teachers,* exemplifying an “attitude” of hostility, walk off their jobs demanding to implement “virtual learning” from home, a system which has been proven an abysmal failure.

On Friday, December 12, 349 educrats were out of their classrooms, compared to 244 one week ago. The district claimed it filled the vacancies with a substitute pool consisting of “deans, assistant principals, teacher specialists.” Students’ learning consisted of being taught by example that not doing your job in violation of a contractual agreement is acceptable.

Proposition 208, implementing an education funding farce incorporating an irreversible and massive tax increase dedicated to additional school funding as student achievement continues to plummet, was passed on the November 2020 ballot. The Goldwater Institute exposes its detrimental effects on our state and economy. Arizona is now among the top 10 states with highest income tax along with California and New York. It will negatively affect small businesses, harming our already struggling economy in a COVID-19 era.

* Center for Responsive Politics

Trump visits Prescott, Tucson; touts McSally, 2nd Amendment

October 20, 2020

President Trump cast a wide net over Arizona Monday, holding airport rallies at the Prescott Regional Airport and Tucson Jet Center, as he addressed thousands of enthusiastic supporters chanting, “Four more years!”

The president, challenged by Democrat political has-been Joe Biden, warned his Prescott audience that Democrat Mark Kelly, running against incumbent Republican Arizona Sen. Martha McSally will “vote to take away your guns” if elected.

Kelly, a staunch gun control advocate founded Giffords PAC (Previously known as Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC) connected to Act Blue, an organization under the mammoth umbrella of Socialist George Soros. Act Blue has held D.C. fundraisers for Kelly. Giffords PAC donates hundreds of thousands to the campaigns of Democrat House and Senate Second Amendment restrictionists.

Soros has an agenda, as revealed by the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, “Anti-Gun Billionaire George Soros Pumps $18 Billion into His Political Apparatus.” The report is from 2017, so there is every likelihood the money has dramatically increased in the interim.

Acquaint yourself with the stark differences between Sen. Martha McSally and Mark Kelly as contrasted by the NRA political Victory Fund. McSally received an “A” rating.  Kelly scored an “F.”

President Trump, who has made a remarkable recovery from the COVID-19 virus, has resumed his campaign mode with renewed vigor. He knows, as America’s citizens do, how much is at stake in this presidential election.

There has not been a more crucial election in our lifetimes. Throughout recorded history there have been leaders who have risen to the occasion when they were needed. Businessman Donald Trump, a non-politician, responded to that need at exactly the right time. Under his leadership Americans prospered economically as never before. The Chi-Com lab constructed pandemic closed businesses and schools, negatively impacting the economy and our way of life. But just as Trump has recovered, so will our nation. 

Don’t just be sure to vote. Vote Republican and against the Democrat-led destructive ballot Propositions 207 and 208. It’s never been more important.

Judging the judges on your 2020 ballot

October 13, 2020

Judges preside over trials. In most cases, after hearing the evidence and deliberating at the conclusion of the trial, jurors deliver the verdict

Judges are once again on the ballot. They are not challenged by adversaries as others are, since they are not candidates. Having been vetted by judicial selection commissions and ultimately selected by a governor, their names appear for retention.

Merit Selection is in effect in Arizona counties reaching a 250,000 population threshold. Currently those counties include Coconino, Maricopa, Pima and Pinal. The other eleven counties have elections of judges.

There are pros and cons with each system, which is moot since Arizona voters authorized Merit Selection as Proposition 108, in 1974 (last page of the quaint, typed list) by a margin of 35,432 votes. It was later expanded, again by a vote of the people, to include more public members on the commission and give the chairing justice a vote.

Judging by searches coming into this site, Arizona voters are interested in how to “judge the judges.” Unfortunately, many of the lists floating around the Internet are undependable, using politics as the sole determiner. We all know how unreliable that can be. The U.S. Supreme Court stands as a stunning example. Pres. Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O’Connor, who then reveled in being the swing vote on the court and as often as not, swung left. When George W. Bush named John Roberts as Chief Justice, conservatives cheered. We rued the day when he was the deciding vote in upholding Obamacare. Such examples stand as stark reminders that there is no simple barometer to gauge those in black robes.

Those putting the Arizona lists together have no knowledge of the capabilities of the judges. Most wouldn’t know a judge they denigrate if they were face to face. The lists are typically based on whether the specific judges were appointed by a Republican or Democrat governor. This is an erroneous assumption since prior to submitting their applications, judicial aspirants of both parties often change their political affiliations to correspond to that of the appointing governor. Governors also make cross-party appointments. Republican Gov. Jane Hull set heads spinning when she named her longtime friend Democrat Ruth McGregor as her first appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court.

The most reliable means of assessing judges is by taking the time to study the ratings put out by the Commission on Judicial Performance Review (JPR).

It’s hardly an “inside job,” worthy of suspicion. Survey forms are distributed to people who have contact with the judges including attorneys, jurors, litigants, witnesses, people who represent themselves in court, court staff, and other judges. The Commission holds public hearings every election year and accepts written comments from the public at any time.

Judges are also required to complete self-evaluations to rate their own performance. Additionally each judge is assigned to a Conference Team composed of one public volunteer, one attorney volunteer, and one judge volunteer. The Conference Team meets with the judge to review the Data Report.

Ousting judges is rare, but happens. In 1978 Court of Appeals Judge Gary Nelson was not retained. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Fred Hyder was removed. Other judges have not been recommended for retention by JPR, but were still retained by voters.

Your best guide is to check out the ratings for all of the judges on the retention ballot, made available on the Judicial Performance Review site. Click on the individual judges names to get their complete rating information and bios. You’ll be far more informed than by giving any credibility to lists appearing in your email. The JPR lists are available here:

Arizona Supreme Court

Court of Appeals Division I

Court of Appeals Division II

Superior Court in Coconino County

Superior Court in Maricopa County

Superior Court in Pima County

Superior Court in Pinal County