SCOTUS uses politically incorrect term “alien”

June 15, 2015

Bravo!

KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE, ET AL. v. DIN

Argued February 23, 2015 — Decided June 15, 2015 — Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the opinion. Justices Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy concurred.  Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the dissent.

Fauzia Din petitioned to have her husband, Kanishka Be­rashk, a resident citizen of Afghanistan and former civil servant in the Taliban regime, classified as an “immediate relative” entitled to priority immigration status.

Din came to the U.S. as a refugee in 2000, and became a naturalized citizen in 2007. She filed a petition to have Kanishka Berashk, whom she married in 2006, classified as her immediate relative.

The court refers to the husband as an “unadmitted and nonresident alien,” with no right of entry into the United States, and no cause of action to press in furtherance of his claim for admission.

Seeing Red AZ covered the politically correct language usage handed down from on high at the Associated Press, by the Senior VP and Executive Editor on April 3, 2012. We compared the new Stylebook mandates to George Orwell’s Newspeak in the book “1984” in our post, “ Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press.”

It’s reassuring to know the U.S. Supreme Court still understands the meaning of words.


Flag Day: A fitting birthday for a proud American

June 14, 2015

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Happy birthday to both our flag and our sheriff

Today, Flag Day, is also the birthday of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. How fitting that this proud American, the son of Italian immigrants, celebrates his own special day with that honoring one of the enduring symbols of our liberty. As we fly our flags today, it’s worth reflecting on the many legal immigrants who came to this country through the front door, learned the language of our country, joyfully became citizens, and worked tirelessly to make lives as Americans in this great nation.

Sheriff Arpaio’s distinguished career in law enforcement, including worldwide assignments with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, are indicative of the national pride instilled in such grateful immigrant American families, appreciative of the opportunities afforded them. He concluded his remarkable federal career as head of the DEA for Arizona. Read his bio here.

Flag Day traditions are a meaningful part of our nation’s history. Facts regarding the background of this uniquely American holiday are provided by the National Flag Day Foundation. Take a few minutes and acquaint yourself with some of the fascinating information provided. Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.

The Pledge of Allegiance (click here)

 I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

This inspiring video ran as a 2012 presidential campaign ad.


Sen. Sessions: The straight scoop on Obamatrade

June 12, 2015

If, like many of us, you have questions about the complexities of the fast-tracking of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and its multifaceted related appendages —-  and want clarification regarding the authority transferred from Congress to the Executive and, ultimately, to international bureaucrats via this bill, it is logically  explained here.

Sen. Jeff Sessions is a man of integrity. The U.S. Senator from Alabama possesses a legal background few can match. He began his career as an Assistant U S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. Later, he was nominated by President Reagan to serve as the U.S. Attorney for Alabama’s Southern District, a position he held for 12 years. Sessions was then elected Alabama Attorney General, serving as the state’s chief legal officer until he entered the U.S. Senate in 1997. In 2014, the people of Alabama, who obviously appreciate their senator, overwhelmingly voted to return Sessions to the Senate for a fourth term, with more than 97 percent of all votes cast.

Sen. Sessions does a masterful job explaining what Obamatrade actually is. Read Critical Alert: Fast-track would pre-approve formation of sweeping transnational union.


Perennial candidate Van Steenwyk aids McCain

June 5, 2015

Arrogance is never attractive. When it’s attached to a marginal man possessing little other than a colossal ego, it becomes a sight to turn away from. That’s exactly what serious Arizona voters need to do with perennial candidate Clair Van Steenwyk.

John McCain does not represent us. He has been in Washington D.C over three decades and is looking 80 squarely in the eye, yet he tells us he still has more to do. Thank you very much John, but we’ve had our fill of your leftward lurches and colluding with Democrats against the Republicans you claim to want to represent.

Clair Van Steenwyk, a Sun City West retiree, who has run for nearly every conceivable political office, is unfortunately back to his old tricks. Usually he is regarded as a gnat-like irritant. When he challenged U.S. Rep. Trent Franks last year he embarrassingly carried 27% of the vote to Franks’ 73%. 

This time it‘s serious, when every vote counts in the effort to unseat the multi-censured John McCain. Arizonans have an actual conservative choice with state senator Kelli Ward, a woman with brains and a following.  Van Steenwyk has decided that the time is right to reprise the spoiler role played by Jimmie Lee Deakin who gave McCain the boost he needed to defeat popular conservative challenger and former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth in 2010 by dividing the vote.

Many regarded Jimmie Lee as a diversionary puppet for McCain. His home, which had been in foreclosure, was mysteriously rescued from a trustee sale after the election.

Though Clair Van Steenwyk engenders little support and wins even fewer votes, the narcissistic 70-year-old retiree who held a variety of unrelated jobs during his younger years, is much like a spoiled child craving attention. He struts and prances saying little of consequence, but clearly relishing his serial moments in the political spotlight.

In 2010, many conservatives suspected Deakin, who like Van Steenwyk claimed a tea party following, of being a covert McCain recruit. Money is not an issue to McCain. Besides being one of the wealthiest members of the U.S. Senate, his longtime lobbyist connections provide him with the ability to spend extravagantly on promoting and reinventing himself for the too often disengaged electorate.

Sen. Kelli Ward, 46, provides Arizona conservatives a vibrant choice.  We are all too familiar with the  rancid status quo rife with manipulation, colluding with liberals against us and not representative of our values.

U.S. Senate terms are six long years. It’s time to act smart and replace John McCain with a winner. Sen. Kelli Ward fills the bill. An accomplished woman —- a physician —- serving her second term in the Arizona senate, she has been traveling the state, sizing up her support. Unlike McCain, who receives jeers, boos and turned backs, she has been met with enthusiastic crowds who see her conservative perspective as manna from political heaven.

Thinking voters need to reject the ego-massaging candidacy of Clair Van Steenwyk.  The sole beneficiary of his senate run will be John McCain.

 


Memorial Day 2015

May 25, 2015

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This day is set aside to pay tribute to America’s military personnel — and their families — who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country

Following a tradition of gratitude, five thousand Los Angeles area residents —- including Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops —- made their annual visit to the Los Angeles National Cemetery. They were there to pay their respects to military members by placing flags on each of the graves. As each flag was affixed, the soldier whose name was read aloud received a salute.

The annual flag placement day tradition is followed each Memorial Day weekend to honor those who have lost their lives serving in the U.S. military.  The first interment dates to 1889. 

Watch this inspirational news video* to hear what the special tradition means to these young people who are fortunate to have been taught about the sacrifices others have made to ensure their many freedoms.

We invite you to listen to this moving rendition of “Taps” played by the U.S. Marine Band.

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has a fact-filled site with a treasure trove of historic information regarding the observance of Memorial Day.

Arizona’s ABC 15 lists free offers and special discounts for veterans and active military.

 * Courtesy Los Angeles ABC 7 News


Boy Scouts victims of homosexual agenda

May 23, 2015

 Bizarro world of gay activism incrementally pushes agenda, sets standards

Homosexuality, which until 1973 was defined as deviant behavior by the American Psychiatric Association, has —- 42 years later —- become “gay” and trendy. Celebrities stumble over themselves to be the latest to declare their inclinations for members of the same sex. We are treated to countless characters in movies, on stage, coming into our homes via comedy programming and even the cartoons children watch.  Who doesn’t know that 65-year-old Bruce Jenner, a three times married father of six and stepfather of four is “transitioning into womanhood?” We are told this is worthy of celebration.

How do the Boy Scouts of America fit into this scenario? Start with their oath:

“On my honor, I will do my best: To do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law. To help other people at all times. To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

The Scout Law states: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Founded in 1909, scouting taught boys various survival skills, patriotism and morality. They earned merit badges for completing projects. Many city kids went camping for the first time in their lives. Public schools were happy to sponsor troops. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge commended the three fundamentals of scouting: reverence for nature, for the law and for God.

Fast forward: Since the 1990’s, Scouting has been at the center of a firestorm. Homosexual activists and their surrogates have instituted several high-profile lawsuits, citing the BSA’s core belief that homosexuals cannot serve as scout leaders since that violates the traditional moral values defined in the Scout Oath and Law.

As an example, the ACLU of San Diego claimed that the organization’s practice was discriminatory and should make them ineligible for the use of public funds or public lands.

In 2005, the BSA removed the charters of thousands of scouting units from public schools after the ACLU threatened to sue taxpayer-funded institutions that charter the troops.

The city of Philadelphia, citing the Scout’s “anti-gay policies” pressured the Cradle of Liberty Council Boy Scouts of America to vacate the building the BSA built on city property in the simpler times of 1928 and has used rent-free for decades. In 2013, the city bought the building from the Scouts. At the time, more than 17,000 boys were served by the Council in Philadelphia and Montgomery and Delaware Counties.

Gay rights activists in dozens of cities persuaded United Way to stop supporting the Scouts, though UW distributed nearly $2 million to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and no voices were raised in protest.

Now we learn that Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense and President of Boy Scouts of America, has called for an end to the group’s ban on homosexual troop leaders. Gates, a former Eagle Scout (the highest scouting rank), declares, “We cannot ignore the social, political and judicial changes taking place in our country. We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be. The status quo….cannot be maintained.” 

A righteous organization providing guidance to countless boys, many from fatherless homes, becomes the villain in this topsy-turvy world of sexual politics.

The kids lose.


Sen. Kelli Ward: Conservative leadership AZ needs in DC

May 21, 2015

Appearing on ‘Fox and Friends” (video) Wednesday, state Sen. Kelli Ward discusses with host Steve Doocy Arizona’s push for more jobs and fewer handouts for the majority of Arizona’s welfare recipients.

Sen. Ward, a physician, is serving her second term in the state senate. Her impressive bio can be read here.

She says, “While career politicians in Washington, D.C. fight to fund welfare for illegal immigrants, we are working in Arizona to scale back entitlement programs and get people back to work with good jobs.”

If you are tired of the status quo and want to see real reform, it’s time to replace a smug, career politician and elect a true conservative pragmatist who will fight against — not for — welfare for illegal immigrants and extended entitlements that discourage capable people from finding decent jobs.

The encouraging news is Sen. Kelli Ward, a Lake Havasu Republican, has opened an exploratory campaign for the U.S. Senate.

If you share her belief that capable workers should be hunting for jobs instead of hunting for handouts, and if you want your elected representatives to fight for conservative values, Sen. Kelli Ward is the obvious choice.

She needs our help to level the political playing field against Arizona’s very senior senator, who has spent over three decades in Washington, D.C.  During his 2010 senate campaign, he outspent his conservative challenger roughly 10 to 1, using 2008 taxpayer matching funds in addition to the mega cash infusions from the lobbying interests with whom he has spent his career currying favor.

John McCain, who tries to conceal his liberal bent by characterizing himself as simply a “maverick,” actually urged the IRS to target conservatives.  Concerned about his reelection, he was behind the statewide purge of conservative elected precinct committeemen as he colluded with Obama donors in the effort, detailed in FrontPage magazine.

Sen. Kelly Ward is a lawmaker, family physician, a military wife and mom, as well as a small business owner. She is uniquely qualified to represent Arizona’s citizens. 

Read this message titled, “Replace John McCain” by Ken Cuccinelli II, President of the Senate Conservatives Fund. The group includes a petition on its website urging the defeat of John McCain. Arizona Republican elected precinct committeemen who have previously censured him, are ready to replace the unpopular McCain. Join the effort to return principled leadership to our state.

Contribute to Sen. Kelli Ward here. It’s important.


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