Hostile takeover of SCOTUS advanced by democrats

April 16, 2021

Democrats are like spoiled children, proficient at whining, foot stomping and petulantly claiming they are  getting the short end of the stick. This is especially true when the “stick” in question happens to be the U.S. Supreme Court.

It is the president’s prerogative to nominate justices as vacancies occur.  President Trump had three such opportunities during his term, filling seats on the high court with Brett Kavanaugh (replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy), Neil Gorsuch (replacing Justice Antonin Scalia) and Amy Coney Barrett (replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg).

The likelihood of repeating that feat is slim to none for Pres. Joe Biden, who is obviously in failing health and unlikely to serve out his full term.

Therein lies the quandary. The new administration wants to put its leftist mark on the court. That ideology was epitomized by Justice Thurgood Marshall who summed up his judicial philosophy with these words: “You do what you think is right and let the law catch up.” 

Conservative justices, often described as “originalists,” or “constitutionalists” see the document as not open to wide interpretation, preferring to follow the law as written. A constructionist approach not only aligns with the founders’ vision for America, but it also is the best line of defense against an out-of-control government that deprives its citizens of their freedoms. The Constitution delegated the authority to make law to the legislature, not to judges.

It is with these lines of demarcation that Americans need to pay attention to the democrat’s preparations — as announced in this White House press release — for a hostile takeover of the U.S. Supreme Court by expanding the number of justices from nine to thirteen.

On February 5, 1937, democrat Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt sent shockwaves through the nation by initiating a plot to expand the Supreme Court, known as “packing the court,” to insure his leftist agenda would easily be implemented. FDR’s scheme was short-lived, defeated by Roosevelt’s own party members. The senate judiciary committee was clear in its assessment, writing, “It is a measure which should be so emphatically rejected that its parallel will never again be presented to the free representatives of the free people of America.”

Today’s democrats are both ignorant of precedent and far less noble. 

The overreach is being pushed by Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA); House Judiciary Chair, Jerrold Nadler (D-NY); U.S. Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY); and U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) — who deceptively defended the legislation’s introduction as necessary to start debate on the issue. Ramrodding is not akin to debate.

“Ultimately, we have to repeal the filibuster. And then we can move this legislation,” Markey said. “Clearly, we would want Republicans to vote with us, but if they are not willing to participate in that effort,” he slyly added, “then we can still do this on a basis of 51 votes.”

Jones, who stated Biden is “doing a tremendous job,” also said, “There is no reason to work with’ the GOP right now.”

The bill would add four seats to the high court, bringing the total to 13, from the current 9 which has been the case for 152 years. Their intent is to flip the ideological balance of the 9-member court from a 6-3 conservative majority to a 7-6 leftist majority.

Though the consequences of this scheme are enormous, as a 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, in an exchange with a reporter covered by the Daily Wire, said voters “don’t deserve” to know his view on this crucial issue. But as a senator in 1983, Biden held a far different perspective, calling packing the court, “a bonehead idea.”


Floyd’s murder trial deftly turns career criminal into victim

April 12, 2021

Fair news coverage replaced by leftist agenized version

As the George Floyd murder case resumes there is a police body cam video few have seen which puts a decidedly different perspective on the circumstances that led to him being restrained with a knee on his neck by former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, after Floyd resisted officer’s commands to exit his vehicle.

An admitted drug user, Floyd, a career criminal, was high on cannabis, fentanyl and methamphetamine, (full list begins on page 5 of the autopsy report) — which exacerbated his coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. And unwilling to be returned to prison for yet another stint, he fought being placed in the back seat of a police car. Floyd had moved to Minneapolis after being released from a Texas prison for aggravated robbery after breaking into the home of a pregnant woman, and pointing a gun at her stomach as he searched for money and drugs. 

We’ve all heard his cry of, “I can’t breathe,” but he also used the same phrase as he was upright and fighting officers attempting to place him in the backseat of the patrol car. The reason police were initially called is Floyd was attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill in a neighborhood store. At 6’4” and 224 lbs., Floyd was an imposing presence, larger in stature than any of the arresting officers. Chauvin is 5’9”.

Potentially tainting the jury is the fact that the Minneapolis City Council awarded Floyd’s family $27 million, which Floyd’s brother George Floyd’s brother, Rodney Floyd, preposterously called, “a necessary step for all of us to begin to get some closure.”

The trial judge strangely only selected two alternative jurors, which could lead to a mistrial if there are any infractions. One juror has already been accused of negotiating a book deal. A brazen Go Fund Me account initiated by Floyd’s family picked up nearly $1.5 million by June 2020. It no doubt has increased in the last year.

This video is important to watch:


Biden: “enough prayers, it’s time for action” on guns

April 9, 2021

2nd Amendment rights need protection as never before

In early March, Merrick Garland was confirmed by the senate in a 70-30 vote as U.S. Attorney General, fulfilling the wish of Barack Obama, Joe Biden’s master puppeteer. On his way out of office Obama unsuccessfully tried to slip the former federal appellate judge onto the U.S. Supreme Court.

If all was as it should be, Garland’s new position should put him in an untenable predicament when it comes to handling a federal probe into Biden’s son, Hunter. Federal investigators have been examining multiple financial matters, including whether Hunter Biden violated tax and money laundering laws in foreign energy business dealings. CEFC China Energy, which has links to the Chinese Communist Party, paid Hunter at least $5 million in 2017, according to this Senate report. Along the way, Hunter, who has acknowledged a cocaine addiction, has also developed memory loss regarding compromising information and photos on his laptop that was dropped off at a repair shop. His multiple, and fanciful explanations during a recent CBS interview can be read on The Daily Signal.

Ah, but we digress.

Newly installed U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has been described as a Second Amendment skeptic, a too soft term for a dedicated restrictionist. On March 15, the NRA-ILA (Institute for Legislative Action) headlined its report, “U.S. House Bows to Biden, Passes Legislation to Cancel Your RIGHT to Obtain a Firearm.”

This is not hyperbole.

Frail and barely cognizant Biden, clearly still under Obama’s direction, has been filling key positions with anti-Second Amendment extremists as detailed here by Jason Ouimet, NRA-ILA Executive Director.

On Thursday Biden, joined by Merrick Garland, announced numerous executive actions aimed at  further restricting gun rights and advocating for red flag laws as he admittedly bypasses congress. This overreach should concern every American regardless of party affiliation. (Notice many of his Biden’s embarrassing gaffes remain in the printed version.)

Biden also announced his selection of David Chipman to serve as the Director of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the agency responsible for enforcing gun laws. Chipman was previously aligned with Giffords PAC, a gun control group that specifically funneled $millions to democrat candidates, committed to carrying out its mission. Giffords is former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, whose husband Mark Kelly is now a George Soros aligned U.S. Senator.

America’s strongest safeguard against these far-left overreaches into our Constitutional right to gun ownership is the NRA. If you’re not already a member, join now. It’s never been more important. Our future depends on full dedication to the amendment our Founders put immediately after the first, which guarantees freedom of speech, and the right to peaceably  assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.  


Leftist law firm threatens Maricopa County election auditors

April 8, 2021

The Conservative Treehouse, alternately known as The Last Refuge, is a reliable site that delves into matters of importance, an even more necessary adjunct in the tumultuous post-Trump era.”

Today we take our readers directly to a post dealing with Maricopa County’s election audit. Take time to read Democrat Lawfare Group Including Perkins Coie Sends Legal Threat to Group Auditing Maricopa County Election.”

It has information you’ll never see in the leftist Arizona Republic newspaper, which denigrates any mention of an audit, despite undeniable evidence of fraud. Read the threatening demand letter sent to the auditors and copied to Arizona Senate President Karen Fann; Senate Counsel Gregg Jernigan; Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and the elected members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors: Clint Hickman; Jack Sellers; Steve Chucri; Bill Gates and Steve Gallardo.

Perkins Coie is anything but a benign law firm, as succinctly exposed by Influence Watch in the first four short but compelling, must-read paragraphs. Socialist Billionaire George Soros has shoveled $millions to Perkins Coie to enable the political law practice to file lawsuits to eliminate mandatory voter identification requirements and other state regulations left-of-center activists falsely claim suppress voter turnout among constituencies.

Information is power and we need it now more than ever as the Biden/Harris administration has thrown open our southern border to all comers and is bankrupting our nation as it spends unfathomable $trillions that leave us vulnerable to takeover by enemy debt-holding nations that watch our destabilized condition like salivating wolves.


AZ ACLU’s cojones rival those of a brass monkey

April 6, 2021

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, the third largest public prosecutorial agency in the nation, is obviously doing something right. County Attorney Allister Adel has earned the wrath of the radically left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

In a crude, unsigned four-page demand letter, lacking a respectful salutation or signature and using a P.O. Box return address, the fanatics put their screwy notions above citizen safety while issuing four specific demands (pages 3 and 4) elevating criminals while leaving law abiding citizens vulnerable. A central point denigrates police while arguing for dismissal of charges in specific cases of violent protesters, and arrogantly demands the prosecutors in those cases be fired and the First Responder’s Bureau be disbanded.

It’s important to read the ACLU’s demand letter to understand what law enforcement agencies charged with protecting the public are up against in these most politically unstable times as they are accused of lying and the newly trendy fallback of “racism.” Leftists have an agenda that elevates lawbreakers including marauding mobs to lofty heights, while blasting prosecutors and urging police departments be defunded.

We are living in perilous times. Knowledge is power. It’s crucial this shockingly contemptible demand letter is read and passed on to others.


AZ Senate Republicans proceed with 2020 election audit

April 1, 2021

Long-awaited independent audit finally comes to fruition

Gateway Pundit carries the report that the leftist and hemorrhaging subscribers Arizona Republic only alludes to in the most contemptuous of terms, usually employing its two snarky columnists to indulge in ridiculing Republicans and their desire to verify the 2020 election.

Under the banner headline, HUGE BREAKING NEWS: Arizona Senate Republicans Courageously Announce Team Who Will Perform Maricopa County Election Audit and It’s Good News for America!, is the celebratory article which scooped the local newspaper. It comes complete with the Arizona Senate Press Release issued by Senate President Karen Fann (R-LD1), titled, “Arizona Senate hires auditor to review 2020 election in Maricopa County.”

Read it and rejoice in the determination of those GOP truth seekers Arizonans elected statewide.

The press release concludes with these words: “Because it is an independent audit, leadership will not be directly involved, and members do not expect to comment on any of the processes of the audit until the report is issued in about 60 days.”

We’ve waited since Nov. 3, 2020.  We can wait until June 1, 2021.


Wrong Governor acts decisively: Reopens state

March 4, 2021

Read the bold executive order, embossed with the state seal.

There’s only one problem. It’s the wrong governor and the wrong state.

The following day, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey cautiously decided to follow the leader and reopen schools, setting a March 15th deadline.


AZ newspaper maligns GOP elected officials, mischaracterizes legislation

March 1, 2021

SRAZ frequently reminds our readers that the Arizona Republic has deservedly hit hard times. As it became ever more emaciated even prior to becoming homeless, it swapped out longtime more costly employees for ASU journalism students with limited skills though packed with politically correct terminology.  A recent report used the touchy feely term “reached out” three times in a single article, with the word “contacted’ relegated to the trash heap. Steering clear of sex-based verbiage, headlines declare “a person was shot,” or “pregnant people” rather than women. Gannett’s stock which peaked at $91.00 on April 6, 2004, has plummeted to record lows, falling to $4.96 at the closing bell on February 26, 2021, providing proof positive that insulting their few remaining readers is not a good business model.

Subscribers began peeling away in record numbers after the ill-advised, presidential endorsement of deceitful Hillary …“despite her flaws.” The editorial board is so bonded to the left, it was unable to accurately gauge the solid support for Donald Trump, who sailed to victory in 2016.

Still it felt emboldened by the election of the two hard-left U.S. Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema for the first time since 1953 when Barry Goldwater defeated Ernest McFarland and Carl Hayden, initially elected in 1926, finally retired from the senate in 1969 at age 91. Hayden was first elected Maricopa County treasurer and sheriff years before Arizona gained statehood in 1912, which underscores democrats’ bonding to political entrenchment.

Newly elected Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, an open-border proponent with close and lucrative ties to China, is the founder of Giffords PAC, a Second Amendment restrictionist group targeting national Republican candidates, calling for stricter gun controls and vowing to gut what he refers to as “the gun lobby.” His fellow former astronauts blistered Kelly. Following Sinema’s deceptive path, slickster Kelly made no mention of his party affiliation in any of his campaign ads.

The two Republican members of congress the radical newspaper is currently targeting are Paul Gosar (CD4) and Andy Biggs (CD5) who serve alongside fellow conservatives David Schweikert, (CD 6) and Debbie Lesko (CD8). There was no ire expressed when a democrat candidate who lost her medical license due to deadly medical malpractice, carpetbagged across the Valley from her Glendale residence to run in a Scottsdale/Fountain Hills district against Schweikert, losing yet again, as she deceptively wore medical scrubs in her ads with a stethoscope around her neck.

In Sunday’s edition, Biggs rated multi-pages of abuse. Gosar, Schweilert and Lesko have all received similar contrivances, while their deceptive democrat counterparts, get the kid glove treatment. This morning editorialist Elvia Diaz haughtily advises Republican Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel to drop all charges against 15 violent BLM thugs, “to prove she’s not like…her Republican predecessors.”

Columnist E.J. Montini, a shill for the democrat party, feigns opportunities to deceitfully accuse Republicans of “voter suppression.”

The radically leftist Arizona newspaper never devoted a single word to Joe Biden being caught in cash for influence scandal which was initially exposed by the New York Post and further substantiated when son Hunter’s incriminating laptop revealed even more corrupt connections.

Help put the deceitful newspaper out of its misery. If you still subscribe to the Trump-hating, conservative-loathing Arizona Republic, it’s past time to cancel. Call 1-800-332-6733.


Persistence pays off: Judge rules in favor of AZ election audit

February 27, 2021

Today we return to Gateway Pundit for the latest coverage regarding questions that have hung like a dark cloud over the reliability of Arizona’s November 2020 election results.

This is the compelling headline: “HUGE BREAKING NEWS: Judge Rules Maricopa County Must Provide 2.1 Million Ballots From 2020 to Arizona Senate for Audit.”

The report includes this statement (click to enlarge) from Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, in which she expresses gratitude on behalf of Senate Republicans to the Superior Court Judge for issuing a ruling that the senate subpoenas are legal and enforceable, and it is entitled to audit voting equipment and ballots used in the November 2020 election.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason issued the ruling that will answer questions about the integrity of the balloting process. Arizonans deserve no less. 

Read the complete Gateway Pundit report, written by Cassandra Fairbanks, self-identified as “a former leftist who came out in support of Donald Trump in 2016.”


Biden’s dangerous and costly illegal alien con

February 19, 2021

51 Lawmakers warn Biden immigration order could make border crisis ‘Catastrophic Overnight’*

Within short order after being inaugurated, Joe Biden authorized the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, an unfathomable bill which opens the border to all comers. At the core of the bill being fast-tracked is citizenship, which translates to voting rights and permanently increasing the size of the democrat party. That core element takes precedent over the fact that America is essentially in lock-down mode due to the global Coronavirus pandemic. There is a major thrust to vaccinate our populace, while the surge of El Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Honduran and Mexican nationals will be bringing in more disease — along with crime. Businesses have been shut down, with tens of thousands permanently closing, putting millions of Americans out of work. Why, then, does the Biden administration tell us the unemployment rate is down?

Schools are mostly virtual, which raises the question of how millions of what Biden terms “migrants” will become educated, learn English and our history, if they choose to assimilate as actual legally arriving immigrants have done for generations.

The Immigration Act of 1882 contained a “public charge” clause allowing the U.S. government to deny a visa to anyone classified as “likely at any time to become a “public charge” or dependent on government resources.

It was established by Congress and signed by President Chester A. Arthur. The provisions have expanded, with the Immigration and Nationality Act (enacted in 1952, and amended in 1965) which declares, “Any alien likely at any time to become a public charge” as inadmissible to the country and “those who have received public benefits within their first five years in the United States as deportable.”

Requiring respect for our sovereign border should not be a partisan issue.  The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, during democrat Bill Clinton’s presidency, strengthened U.S. immigration laws, adding penalties for illegal aliens who commit crimes while in the United States. It also raised the standards for sponsors of foreign nationals, requiring them to show financial capability and obligating them to reimburse the government for means-tested public benefits received by those they sponsor.

This paragraph is directly from the Biden White House’s “Fact Sheet” media release:

“The bill will stimulate our economy while ensuring that every worker is protected. The bill creates an earned path to citizenship for our immigrant neighbors, colleagues, parishioners, community leaders, friends, and loved ones—including Dreamers and the essential workers who have risked their lives to serve and protect American communities.”

Biden has also become a grammarian. His bill also changes definitions in the English language by altering the word “alien” to “noncitizen” in America’s immigration laws. Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, clarifies the terminology in this illuminating article, Undocumented Immigrant’ Is a Made-Up Term That Ignores the Law.

This difficult to decipher mumbo-jumbo was, of course, also put out by the Biden administration‘s Bureau of Labor Statistics, supposedly gauging the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the American workforce. During the Trump administration, when the economy reached historic heights, the jobs report was issued monthly and was read with ease, since there was nothing to conceal.

* Read the Daily Wire article by Ryan Saavedra, asterisked in subheading. It specifically mentions Arizona.