How do your AZ House, Senate members measure up?

July 23, 2021

The Arizona Free Enterprise Club has a wealth of information that reflects its pro-growth, limited government vantage point.

It is also known for rating the state Senate and House members, a legislative scorecard many fiscally conservative Republicans await each year. 

Additionally, the organization posts timely articles, follows key legislation and is informative on a wide range of issues. Today’s lead article is titled, “Biden Administration Wants to Silence People They Don’t Agree With.”

Start your day with knowledge. Spend some time on the Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s site.


Matt Salmon still chasing AZ governor dream…when not backing China

July 21, 2021

Though his political time has come and gone, Matt Salmon hasn’t gotten the message. After losing a gubernatorial race to Obama-connected, open-border leftist Janet Napolitano in 2002 and later announcing his retirement from politics, Salmon, a former U.S. Rep. who left congress twice, is once again running for governor. In the intervening years, he’s reportedly earned $336,090 yearly as the chief lobbyist for Arizona State University, notably supporting the Confucius Institute. He was aided in his duties as a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker. He learned the language in preparation for his 1970’s church mission in Taiwan.

The Chinese Communist Party-linked Confucius Institutes are Beijing-run programs that ostensibly teach Chinese language and culture. Initially, more than 100 institutes simultaneously emerged at universities in the United States, plus Confucius Classrooms at the K-12 level. They’re directed by the Chinese Ministry of Education, employ teachers who are trained in China and teach government-approved versions of history, culture and current events to American students — few of whom have any relevant knowledge of either communism or China, as this disturbing Campus Reform article points out. This brief, but startling video provides an insight into the ignorance flourishing on liberal college campuses:

As of July 9, 2021, there are a total of 41 Confucius Institutes in the United States, down from over 100, as schools abandoned the propaganda programs thanks to pressure from the Trump administration amid growing concerns they have become indoctrination centers. This crucial report in the Washington Examiner reveals President Donald Trump’s proposed rule, “Establishing Requirement for Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified Schools to Disclose Agreements with Confucius Institutes and Classrooms.” But before the rule made its way to the Federal Register or went into effect, the Biden administration withdrew it on Jan. 26, less than a week after Inauguration Day.

We’re all busy, but should never be too preoccupied to lose awareness of ubiquitous indoctrination programs intended to undermine our constitutional republic and using our younger generation to carry out the scheme.


Republicans doing the work of dems?

July 19, 2021

Isn’t this what the left always counts on?

The Epoch Times carries a must-read report titled, “Arizona Senate President: State’s 11 Electors Cannot Be Recalled After Maricopa Audit.” Only four days earlier (July 14) The Washington Times headlined, “Arizona election audit finds discrepancy, Senate president says: ‘Those numbers do not match.’” Despite overwhelming evidence, AZ Senate President Karen Fann appears to be backing down.

This is serious business. The 2020 presidential election results raised questions that required a ballot audit of Maricopa County’s 2.1 million ballots.

The Arizona Senate began the auditing process in January due to widespread reports of fraud and irregularities in Maricopa County. The Board of Supervisors refused to comply with the Arizona Senate until Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason ordered them to do so on February 26, 2021.

Jack Sellers, Maricopa County GOP chair of Republican dominated Board of Supervisors, now claims the Maricopa County ballot audit is an “alternate reality that has veered out of control.” Sellers is taking his cue from County Recorder Stephen Richer, who duped Republican voters.

Other states, including Georgia, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania, disagreed, and have followed Arizona’s lead after ballot discrepancies were discovered.

Ballot integrity is vital to a constitutional republic. American citizens must have faith in our electoral system and the expectation that our elected officials will take their duties seriously.


Obiden admin. pushes mass amnesty to fortify dem party

July 17, 2021

Federal Judge halts DACA scheme in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia 

Nearly a decade ago, when Barack Obama pushed for DACA for illegal aliens, he claimed, “This is not amnesty, it is not immunity, it is not a pathway to citizenship.” Most Americans knew he was lying through his pearly whites. Now blatantly pulling the strings on the Biden administration, saying Joe is “finishing the job,” of his presidency, VP Kamala Harris is brazenly calling for a “pathway to citizenship” that gives “relief and hope to talented, driven, patriotic young people.”

The charade needs to be exposed for what it is.

In 2018, SRAZ wrote “…most are adults, not “kids,” which reveals the truth about DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. There is no accurate means of verifying if they were brought into the U.S. as infants by their illegally invading parents or arrived last year after hoisting themselves over the border.” We noted that many of them are grandparents, not babes in arms. One category they surely fit is a large, reliable democrat voting bloc.

At the time, The Washington Examiner exposed the amnesty scheme for what it was. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), still under the spell of John McCain, joined with Jeff Flake and Dick Durbin (D-Ill) on pushing the measure that ultimately failed.

Fast forward to July 16, 2021. A federal judge in Texas on Friday ordered an end to an Obama-era program that prevented the deportations of what cunningly became known as DREAMERs supposedly brought into the United States as children. In 2006, Kris Kobach, constitutional law professor, former Kansas Secretary of State and author of Arizona’s SB 1070, wrote, “The Senate Immigration Bill Rewards Lawbreaking: Why the DREAM Act Is a Nightmare.” Kobach is currently running for Kansas’ Attorney General.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, nominated by George W. Bush and confirmed by a 97- 0 senate vote,  ruled in favor of Texas and eight other states that sued to halt the DACA program, which provides protections to an estimated three-quarters of a million illegals.

Our votes matter. Among their many duties, U.S. Senators confirm federal judges, who are often on the bench for decades.

Conservative businessman Jim Lamon is challenging far-leftist, 2nd amendment restrictionist, benefactor of nefarious China deals and Obama insider Mark Kelly, who has been funded by Socialist George Soros. We have a chance to make a difference.


Gateway Pundit keeps Maricopa County’s ballot audit in national spotlight

July 16, 2021

In this May 5, 2021 letter to Karen Fann, president of the Arizona State Senate, Pamela S. Karlan,* the head of the Biden administration’s Justice Department’s civil rights division, claimed the Maricopa County ballot recount is illegal.

“We have a concern that Maricopa County election records, which are required by federal law to be retained and preserved, are no longer under the ultimate control of elections officials, are not being adequately safeguarded by contractors, and are at risk of damage or loss,” Karlan wrote.

Facts proved otherwise, Sen. Fann was not deterred, and the ballot audit not only continued, but spurred other states to take similar action.

Through it all, Gateway Pundit (GP) has been a reliable source of information. Struggling Newsweek magazine which began publishing in 1933 and ended its hard copy subscriptions in 2012 due to readers demanding instant, not week-old news, albeit with a leftist slant, absurdly refers to GP as a “mis-and disinformation site.”

As the relentless attacks continue, Arizonans — and others nationwide — realize leftist local media outlets are not reliable sources of unbiased information. Gateway Pundit has provided cutting edge reports. If you’re seeking updated, fact-based accounts of ballot audits they will never be found in the failing, skewed news disseminators.

Gateway Pundit’s most recent ballot audit reports can be read here (July 15), here  (July 16) and here (July 16). It’s information you won’t find in the blatantly GOP-hating local newspaper.

Video of then-law professor Pamela Karlan despicably attacking President Trump’s 13-year-old son during impeachment hearing


Larry Elders’ GOP challenge adds to Calif. Gov. Newsom’s woes

July 14, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is a man beset with problems. He is facing a recall after over 2 million verified California voters, in a well-organized grassroots effort, signed petitions to put the recall on the ballot. In his arrogance, he missed a filing deadline that would have enabled him to put his party affiliation next to his name on the Sept. 14, 2021 recall election ballot. The irony is the measure was previously signed into law by Newsom. The Secretary of State he appointed sent the matter to the courts, where a judge ruled against Newsom. Previous recall targets weren’t allowed to list their political party, but dems who control the state Legislature changed that in 2019 after a state senator from their party was recalled — arguing it gives voters important information.

Alongside this backdrop of grievances against Gov. Newsom, he now has a newly announced challenger.  No. we’re not talking about former Olympian Bruce Jenner who ‘transitioned’ into Caitlyn, and is running as a single issue celebrity. 

Conservative Larry Elder has announced his intention to unseat Newsom. A native Californian, who grew up in the tough neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, he is a nationally syndicated talk radio star who hosts The Larry Elder Show. Larry Elder also possesses a stellar resume making him a formidable candidate. Elder is an attorney, best selling author and documentary producer. Our readers will recognize him as a regular on Fox News network. This first-rate commentary, written by Elder in Nov. 2020, preceding the presidential election, is indicative of his political posture.

The Orange County Register attempts to undermine his candidacy with these incendiary words: “Elder stands out as a Black man in a national GOP dominated by whites.”

With his wit on full display, Elder said that reality counters Newsom’s narrative that the recall is an “effort led by (former President Donald) Trump white nationalists.”

“Do I look like a white nationalist?” Elder asked.

Fellow conservative radio host Dennis Prager is among Elder’s enthusiastic supporters who have encouraged him to run.


Stephen Richer revels in blue spotlight, duped Republicans

July 12, 2021

GOP political newcomer clearly displays his leftist stripes

When the GOP-hating, Hillary-endorsing local newspaper is enraptured with an elected Republican, it’s a clear sign something is amiss. That is exactly what’s happening with Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. The Recorder’s Office is regarded as a down ballot post, which few people can accurately identify either by the duties or the office holder.

In November 2020, Richer, the previously unknown Republican lawyer ousted the single term democrat and the victory tasted sweet, masking the toxicity aimed at conservatives that we were soon to see. Richer has appeared in a full-color, above-the-fold photo in a newspaper report standing beside democrat Sheriff Paul Penzone and using the prominently displayed word “unhinged” to describe President Donald Trump. Penzone, it should be remembered defeated six-term Sheriff Joe Arpaio with at least $2 million added to his campaign coffers by none other than Socialist billionaire George Soros who has resolutely donated to overhaul the criminal justice system in his leftist image.

This revealing account was published in Law Enforcement Today.

Displaying its newfound GOP defector poster boy, Sunday’s edition of the seriously declining local newspaper devotes two pages to a “Your Turn” column by Stephen Richer, titled, “Playing by an awfully different set of rules.”  This bold type face, foolish sentiment is directly below the headline:

Maricopa County election administrators conducted bipartisan hand-count audit of 2020 votes. Cyber Ninjas — Republicans in sheep’s clothing — recruited almost exclusively from the GOP.

Do those words sound like what Republican voters would expect to hear from a newly elected Republican? The newspaper, which always posts a photo of the columnist alongside the article, generously provides Richer a “haircut” by lopping off the oddly balding top of his head, making him look more palatable as he gouges Republican Senate President Karen Fann and the auditing firm which has worked around the clock with NINE online cameras making the process available to any interested party. Richer bizarrely concludes they play by a “different set of rules.”

His own election was hardly a runaway. Richer defeated democrat Adrian Fontes by a razor-thin 50.1% to 49.8%. In the primary he defeated perpetually losing candidate Clair Van Steenwyk (known as “Van the Radio Man”) by a 15% margin, which should have been far greater.

If Richer runs for any political office in the future, it should be as the democrat he has shown himself to be. It will be a rare display of honesty.


Ballot audits reveal Georgia election irregularities, illegal votes

July 10, 2021

Voter fraud: The democrats newest growth industry

On Friday, SRAZ wrote “Arizona’s election audit sullied by county officials,” and linked to several states where the 2020 election results were in question and officials authorized ballot audits, not unlike Arizona is currently conducting.  Georgia was among them.

On June 17, Human Events headlined, “Georgia Audit Documents Reveal Significant Election Irregularities.” Reports such as this abound. One doesn’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to question the veracity of election results in state after state. Our trust has been eroded by blatant evidence that all is not as it appeared when the election returns were counted. This article is a must read.

The Federalist also focuses on Georgia in this well-documented article published Friday, July 9, 2021, titled,New Evidence Indicates Enough Illegal Votes In Georgia To Tip 2020 Results.” Lawyer and senior contributor Margot Cleveland exposes the troubling information, writing, “In Georgia, there was both an audit and a statewide recount confirming Biden’s victory, but ignored in the process was evidence that nearly 35,000 Georgians had potentially voted illegally.”

Arizona and Georgia are just two states among 50. When the integrity of the voting process is called into question in one area, it casts doubt on the integrity in other jurisdictions. Just days ago The Federalist wrote about the New York City Mayoral election headlining the report, “It’s Suddenly OK To Question Election Integrity After Fake Votes Totally Botched NYC’s Democratic Mayoral Primary.”

The information contained in these independent reports is crucial. Knowledge is power.


Arizona’s election audit deliberately sullied by county officials

July 9, 2021

Are Maricopa County officials complicit in possible criminality?

Scrutiny of Maricopa County’s election audit has been front and center news, but not in the local press which has held firm to the idea that it is suspect, and should not be taking place, despite the fact that other states including Georgia, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania are investigating their 2020 election results.

The Gateway Pundit (GP), a reliably conservative national blog has been relentless in its coverage of the audit, and has become the go-to site for Arizona truth seekers.

Today we direct our readers to “Arizona Audit War Room Points Out Possible Crimes Committed by Maricopa County Officials,” by Jordan Conradson.

The team at GP obviously has an inside track on the proceedings and the players involved. We are grateful for the site’s ongoing diligence.

With democrats seriously fighting to control our state, Arizona Republicans are living in perilous times. Our state legislature breakdown is too close for comfort as the 30 member Senate consists of 16 Republicans and 14 democrats. The 60 member House is similarly tight with 31 Republicans and 29 democrats.

Prior to Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, the last time Arizona had two democrat U.S. Senators was when Ernest McFarland and Carl Hayden represented the state. Hayden had been the territorial sheriff and first ran for congress in 1911 in anticipation of Arizona’s 1912 statehood. He was born in Hayden’s Ferry, Arizona Territory, which was later renamed Tempe.

McFarland, born in 1894 had the distinction of being the only Arizonan to serve in all three branches of government. In 1924 he was elected Pinal County Attorney. He was a U.S. Senator, Arizona Governor and Arizona Supreme Court Justice. He also owned KTVK Channel 3 which he acquired in a cozy media deal with fellow Democrat Pres. Lyndon Johnson, who also signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. 

To put this timeline in context, both Hayden and McFarland joined the military during World War I.

The sweetheart deal gifting media franchises to political cronies, also established PBS and NPR as the national distribution networks for leftward skewed public television and radio.

For the sake of our future, it’s imperative Republicans take back the senate. If you’ve been complaining but doing nothing, now is the time to get involved. It‘s never been more important.


SCOTUS upholds Arizona’s voting laws

July 2, 2021

As the U.S. Supreme Court protects ballot integrity, the reliably leftwing local newspaper intentionally mischaracterizes the ruling as “voting restrictions disproportionately affecting minority voters”

The U.S. Supreme Court (photos and professional bios) on Thursday upheld Arizona’s rational election integrity laws. In a 6-3 ruling, the justices defended states’ abilities to administer elections and pass laws to protect the results.

This is excerpted from the Arizona Attorney General’s press release:

“The Democratic National Committee (DNC) challenged Arizona’s regulation of ballot-harvesting and limitation on out-of-precinct voting in 2016. The DNC erroneously claimed the measures violated the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and that the ballot-harvesting law was enacted with discriminatory intent.  The U.S. District Court of Arizona rejected the DNC’s challenges after a full trial, but a majority of judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed those findings to invalidate Arizona’s laws.

Today, the justices strongly refuted the DNC’s claims stating, “…neither Arizona’s out-of-precinct rule nor its ballot-collection law violates §2 of the VRA.” SCOTUS further concluded: “Under our form of government, legislators have a duty to exercise their judgment and to represent their constituents. It is insulting to suggest that they are mere dupes or tools.

The case, Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee has broad implications for the rest of the country. If the SCOTUS had accepted the logic of the DNC, every voter integrity law in the country would be in jeopardy if it created any disparity between minority and non-minority voters.

Approximately twenty states have some regulation of ballot harvesting. Ballot harvesting occurs when third-parties or political operatives go door-to-door and collect voters’ ballots. There are exceptions in Arizona’s law for family, caregivers, mail carriers, and election officials.

Additionally, the majority of states require ballots to be cast in the correct precinct. Requiring voters to vote in their assigned precinct furthers important state interests in administering the election free from fraud and ensuring voters get a ballot with the correct local races.”

Justice Elena Kagan wrote the dissent.