Constitutional Freedom denied to AZ teams owner Robert Sarver

September 24, 2022

The United States is unique among nations in that our constitution guarantees freedom of speech via the First Amendment, which specifically states:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Nowhere do those words, drafted in 1789 — fundamental to the Bill of Rights by James Madison — a Virginia representative who later became the fourth U.S. President, specify that the speech must be agreeable to a specific percentage of the populace. They are guaranteed to the speaker, not to a specific audience.

Yet Arizona native, University of Arizona graduate and philanthropist Robert Sarver, the 18-year majority owner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, previously uttered words currently deemed sexist and racist, initially resulting in a one year suspension by the NBA and a hefty $10 million dollar fine. Now he is being forced to sell the teams, though he has contritely stated, “As a man of faith, I believe in atonement and the path to forgiveness. I expected that the commissioner’s one-year suspension would provide the time for me to focus, make amends and remove my personal controversy from the teams that I, and so many fans, love.”

The speech police have ruled otherwise. Though Sarver is unique in owning major teams, we the hoi polloi, (Greek for “the masses“), have less to lose but can also suffer from not falling in line with the latest edicts of the authoritative language masters. Speaking to work associates about anything other than business is risky these days, giving enhanced meaning to the words, “Silence is golden.” The lesson is, saying nothing is preferable to speaking, which could cost you your job or more. There is no path of redemption.


A method to the Mar-a-Lago break-in madness & UPDATE

August 28, 2022

Contrived raid of Trump’s home was not conducted in a vacuum

U.S. District Judge Aileen Mercedes Cannon, nominated by President Trump to the Southern District of Florida in 2020, has announced her “preliminary intent” to appoint a special master to review documents taken by the FBI during an unauthorized Aug. 8, raid of President Trump’s Florida home. Former First Lady Melania Trump’s personal closet was also ransacked. The family was not in residence at the time of the forced entry.

Trump and his legal team have filed a motion seeking an independent review of the records seized by the FBI during its invasion of Mar-a-Lago, saying the decision to search his private residence just months before the 2022 midterm elections “involved political calculations aimed at diminishing the leading voice in the Republican Party, President Trump.”

That’s known as an undeniable truism.

On Saturday afternoon Judge Cannon wrote in a filing that the decision was made upon the review of Trump’s submissions and “the exceptional circumstances presented,” adding, “Pursuant to Rule 53(b) (1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Court’s inherent authority, and without prejudice to the parties’ objections, the Court hereby provides notice of its preliminary intent to appoint a special master in this case.”

A hearing is set for Sept.1, at 1:00 p.m. in West Palm Beach, Florida. Judge Cannon also ordered the Justice Department to file a response by Aug. 30, and provide, “under seal,” a “more detailed Receipt for Property specifying all property seized pursuant to the search warrant executed on August 8, 2022.”

The OBiden administration authorized the tyrannical break-in in response to what it claimed to be “a violation of federal laws: 18 USC 793 — gathering, transmitting or losing defense information; 18 USC 2071 — concealment, removal or mutilation; and 18 USC 1519 — destruction, alteration or falsification of records in federal investigations.” U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland must be working overtime to come up with these contrivances to politically hobble former President Trump, since the allegation of “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information” fall under the Espionage Act.

The fact that President Trump and his legal experts dispute the classification, stating they believe the information and records have been declassified, is inconsequential. 

For pertinent background concerning this effort to permanently marginalize former President Trump, read, “What Released Affidavit Reveals About FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Raid,” at The Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal. Zack Smith and John G. Malcolm’s legal credentials add heft to this excellent report.

UPDATE:

This morning August 29, 2022 Fox News reports, FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago: 5 things the redacted affidavit reveals.


Repeating a lie doesn’t make it true

July 5, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court did not outlaw abortions. The justices, in a 5-4 decision, voted to send the matter back to the states, for their own legislatures to individually decide. Fifty states will not all walk in lockstep. Democrats, however, fearing a massive loss in the midterm elections in a backlash vote to Biden’s irresponsible actions and onerous inflation that is having an excruciating effect on Americans, are using abortion to bolster their candidates. Protesting crowds of leftists are easily activated. They come equipped with signs, slogans and super-size quantities of rage. It’s become a career for hordes of them. The issue is of less consequence than the ability to amass, harass and engage in destruction.

Imagine campaigning on dead babies.

“The Constitution does not mention abortion. Further, there is no such built-in right in the Constitution as part of the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment guarantees certain rights not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, but any such right must be well rooted in the nation’s history and customs. It is time to give the Constitution its priority, and return the issue to elected officials,” jointly wrote the affirming justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

In fact, the justices said that although various rights can be found in the American Constitution that are not explicitly written, the right to abortion is not one of them, because it was not “deeply rooted” in American existence when the Constitution was written in the 18th century.

“The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. The authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” states the majority opinion.

We should all rejoice in those rational words.

They logically counter the latest outrageous trend being embraced by Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and the radical ACLU — using the issue to fund raise — which contend that bisexual, transgender, non-binary men can become pregnant and need abortions.

We are living in a world where absurdities and deceit have replaced medical facts and rational thinking.


Ballot fraud? We don’t see no stinkin’ ballot fraud…unless we look

June 6, 2022

Although we are repeatedly assured that ballot fraud is a figment of right wing conspiracy theorists, the facts tell a different story.

This is the signed plea agreement in the case of Guillermina A. Fuentes, 66, filed in Yuma County Superior Court, in which the former mayor of San Luis, Arizona a well-known democrat operative acknowledges her guilt in the criminal act of “ballot harvesting.” Ballot harvesting describes nefarious collecting of early ballots from other persons for whom the “collector” is not a family member, household member or care giver — and providing them to another party. The crime took place during the disputed 2020 primary election.

Read the first initialed paragraph of the plea agreement for an indication of the seriousness of this offense. The crime is a felony that carries a possible sentence of up to two years in prison and a $150,000 fine.

The chances that this criminal breech was an isolated aberration are slim to none. In 2012, SRAZ posted “Voter fraud? “We’re not the police,” which includes a brief but disturbing video captured by Project Veritas, exposing shocking conversations with election officials in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and their nonchalant attitude when presented with blatant attempts to effect election fraud.

Heritage Foundation reveals Election Fraud cases listing according to states. Arizona cases resulting in criminal convictions can be viewed here. There are two pages. The charges were for Ineligible Voting, Duplicate Voting, Impersonation Fraud At The Polls, and Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots. For in-depth information, click on the drop down arrow at the end of each line.

Despite conclusive evidence to the contrary, the leftwing, Hillary-endorsing* Arizona Republic newspaper continues to maintain, in repetitive multi-pronged attacks, that voter fraud is a GOP contrivance. That posture is aligned with its anti-Trump venomous spew, regardless of the staggering inflation brought on by clearly mentally ailing Biden, whose out-of-control spending and inability to lead, is thrusting America into unchartered waters.

* Following the ‘Hillary for President’ endorsement, the newspaper editorially whined that it received “death threats” and “countless subscription cancellations,” and would no longer publish endorsements.


Desperate dems seek to upend SCOTUS as diversion from their own failures

May 10, 2022

Biden’s handlers downplay, divert from economic crisis as midterm elections loom

The ginned up mobs threatening U.S. Supreme Court justices at their private residences and their venerated workplace are not serendipitous. Chief Justice John Roberts issued this press release explaining the driving force behind the unprecedented harassment. It is the result of a leaked draft document written by Justice Samuel Alito — his own opinion on Roe v. Wade, which has no independent legal standing — has been intentionally blown out of proportion to divert attention from the myriad actual failures of the Biden administration.

Established by the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court was created with the passage of the Judiciary Act of 1789. The respected institution is the foundation of our democracy.

Suddenly, it has become a political football being kicked around by democrats desperate to divert attention from the worst economy in decades. Americans are besieged by shortages of basics such as food, housing, gas, and even vanishing baby formula — accompanying continually soaring prices, leaving Americans stunned, irate and alarmed.

Democrats facing the midterm elections are rightfully fearful of sweeping losses as the economy and now the stock market is in an epic fail. On Monday, gold dropped $27. This morning Barron’s Financial News runs this lethal headline, “The S&P 500 Has Gotten Crushed. It Could Drop Another 14%.”

According to the deep thinkers in the democrat party, the best way to skirt the problems that plague them is to employ the classic magic sleight of hand trickery of “Look here, not there,” deflection as they attempt to blame all of their failures on Republicans. The desperate scheme is not gaining traction among Americans who are unable to escape the daily reality of Bidenflation. The facts of President Trump’s Unprecedented Economic Boom stand in stark contrast.


U.S. Supreme Court under fire by conservative-hating dems

May 7, 2022

The brilliance of Victor Davis Hanson shines with his recent commentary titled, “Losing the People? Then Change the Rules.”

He focuses on the political left’s desire to facilitate its agenda by increasing the size of the U.S. Supreme Court, turning historical precedent on its ear in order to upend the Republican majority, the last three of whom — Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — were nominated by President Donald Trump, a sure-fire rankler to the left.

The fact that the most recent Supreme Court appointee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, was a Biden administration pick is of no consequence. They want total control as a previous democrat Pres. Franklin Roosevelt tried and failed to grab by a court-packing scheme in 1937.*

Historical information on the court from its inception through the present, including pictures and bios (linked under the names of the justices) can be seen here.

* History.com


Greater agenda behind leaked Supreme Court document

May 5, 2022

Much speculation has surrounded the recent news of what has been called the Roe v. Wade leaker, a person — likely a law clerk — with a left-wing agenda, who calculatingly made public a draft copy of Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion that has resulted in wild protests across the United States.

This is less about abortion than it is about diverting attention from the dismal Biden presidency marked by unparallel inflation and a calamitous illegal invasion to which the dems turn a blind eye, viewing those who disregard our national border as a bolstered democrat voting bloc.

Democrats have been despondent over Biden’s plunging poll numbers. His weakness on the economy, energy, the violent crime surge, foreign policy, the border crisis, COVID-19 mandates and referring to parents who protest Critical Race Theory and transgenderism being taught to their children as “domestic terrorists,” none of which carry majority support.

This diversion scheme is intended to ward off what increasingly appear to be major losses in the upcoming elections. Real Clear Politics aggregated polling numbers are the worst ever, with 62.8% of Americans stating the country is headed in the wrong direction. Only 29.4% of respondents said we are heading in the right direction.

Now the focus has shiftily shifted to the issue of abortion with rioting mobs assembling across the breadth of the nation, declaring the right to murder pre-born human babies at any time before birth is a justifiable right. The left preposterously calls it “health care.”

This intentionally constructed mob-related frenzy threatening the justice’s safety resulted in a “non-scalable” security fence being erected around the Supreme Court building as the Department of Justice and the FBI are in pursuit of the leaker who put this calamity in motion to provoke the radical base to fend off a likely dem disaster in the November midterm elections.

Read this explanatory May 3, 2022 press release from the office of Chief Justice John Roberts.

The purposeful leak is consistent with the leftist assault on the Supreme Court that has increasingly intensified. Democrats have been enraged ever since former presidents George W. Bush and especially Donald Trump’s appointees solidified a conservative majority. Bush appointed Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. Donald Trump appointed Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett to the nine-member Court.

Unlike Biden, neither of them announced that only applicants of a particular gender and ethnicity need apply.


Problem plagued MC Attorney Allister Adel dead at 45

May 1, 2022

In a shocking turn of events, the family of former Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel, who resigned under pressure March 21, has announced her death from unspecified “health complications.” She was a wife and mother of two young sons.

Adel was heralded as the first woman to lead the nation’s third largest prosecutor’s office, when she was selected by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, prior to her election. Not disclosed were the myriad personal problems that she repeatedly sought treatment for on an ongoing basis, frequently leaving the office for extended periods of time. When she was there, her focus was often diverted from prosecution of criminals to diversity and inclusion.

On April 20, 2022 the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of eminently well-qualified Rachel Mitchell, an office veteran, Mitchell who was the chief deputy and then served as interim Maricopa County Attorney when then-county Attorney Bill Montgomery was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court.

Allister Adel’s untimely death is a dreadful tragedy. It also stands as a memorial to political correctness gone awry.


MC Attorney’s Office pro Rachel Mitchell sworn in, signaling a return of professionalism

April 21, 2022

Board of Supervisors appoints experienced career prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to complete the term of disgraced Allister Adel

Residents of Maricopa County, the nation’s fourth largest and fastest growing county, have watched in horror as the prosecutor’s office has devolved from a respected office to a floundering and demoralized agency with the appointment and then election of Allister Adel, who brought her multitude of personal problems to the job where she rarely showed up due to her ongoing in-and-out-of-state residential treatment for alcohol abuse, depression and an eating disorder.

Adel brought one qualification, the newly elevated double X chromosomes, that placed her at the top of the list for consideration when then-county attorney Bill Montgomery was gifted with a seat on the newly, and unnecessarily expanded Arizona Supreme Court by Gov. Doug Ducey.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Rachel Mitchell as Maricopa County Attorney in this April 20, 2022 news bulletin. But it’s not over for the well-qualified office veteran Mitchell who was the chief deputy and then served as interim Maricopa County Attorney following Montgomery’s move. After an August GOP Primary with two other declared candidates — who would do us all a favor by sitting this race out — she’ll face a democrat running for the position in the November 22 General Election. The winner will serve as county attorney through 2024.

Allister Adel’s letter of resignation, dated March 22, 2022, ends the unprecedented and pathetic saga. which has been ongoing and worsening as we pointed out in the following posts:

June 22, 2021:   Diversity, inclusion go off the rails at MC Attorney’s Office

Sept. 13, 2021:   MC Attorney Allister Adel finally admits truth, seeks treatment

Oct. 25, 2021:    MC Attorney Adel announces it’s a great time to be a criminal

Feb. 8, 2022:      MC Attorney Allister Adel: Absurdity of “firsts” superseding finest

Feb. 16, 2022:    Embarrassing MC Attorney Allister Adel digs in her wobbly heels

March 17, 2022: Incompetent MC Attorney Allister Adel should be disbarred

March 22, 2022: In another “first,” Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel resigns


Impartial judiciary? Not when it comes to Pres. Trump

March 31, 2022

AZ Republic headline blasts, “Judge: Trump’s efforts after vote likely criminal.”

The contemptible comment comes straight from the ruling of U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter. He was nominated to the federal bench Oct. 21, 1998 by Pres. Bill Clinton and quickly confirmed the next day by a voice vote, making it impossible to know what the actual pro and con vote total was, since no senators were identified. This cagey policy is not the norm.

What we know in the intervening years is that Judge Carter is not an unbiased trier of facts, but a robed partisan who referred to President Donald Trump as engaged in a “conspiracy to defraud the United States.” (page 36.) This March 28, 2022 legal disposition by Judge Carter leaves no room for confusion where he stands in regard to mischaracterizing the events of January 6, 2021. On page 39 of this court filing, he describes “Overt acts in furtherance of the conspiracy.” 

As much as we’d like to believe judges are impartial and apolitical, the reality is they are appointed by politically aligned governors and presidents. Under some circumstances they have to defend their careers and character to selection panels. None in recent memory had his integrity impugned by desperate partisans during the nomination process as we witnessed with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. Though he had honorably served for over a decade as judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, he was deceitfully vilified, in a desperate effort to deny President Trump another SCOTUS nominee. Justice Kavanaugh was sworn in on October 6, 2018. Following his nomination but prior to his confirmation, he wrote this moving commentary in the WSJ:

I Am an Independent, Impartial JudgeYes, I was emotional last Thursday. I hope everyone can understand I was there as a son, husband and dad.

It provides an insight to the abominable techniques democrats employ as they attempt to vilify the character of an exemplary man. They revealed themselves as soulless.