Gruesome killers on southern border confirm need for wall

November 21, 2017

The United States has a generous system for legal applications for those who can benefit our nation

The grisly murder of Border Patrol Agent Rogilio Martinez, 36, who was ambushed by illegal aliens he was tracking, once again highlights the lawlessness on our southern border.  It is being reported that Agent Martinez’ skull was crushed when struck multiple times with a rock. Another agent — still unidentified — has suffered “extensive injuries,“ and has been hospitalized in serious condition.

Border Patrol Agent Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, is quoted as saying, “The other agent arrived on scene a short time later and was also ambushed and struck in the head with what is believed to have been a rock or rocks. These disgusting acts and complete disregard for human life need to stop immediately. Family members of slain Agent Martinez will never get to see him come home again all because we have failed to secure our borders from such criminals.”

According to the report, the unconscionable attacks occurred in the Big Bend Sector of Texas, about 30 miles north of Mexico. The FBI is leading the investigation while Border Patrol Special Operations agents and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations  aircrews continue to search the area for the attackers.

American cities have become havens for illegal aliens. Liberals in charge have created sanctuaries for them. The monetary cost to American taxpayers is encroaching on $150 billion a year. The costs in crime is incalculable.

Grant Ronnebeck, a 21 year old Mesa clerk shot in the face by an illegal previously given a plea deal, is sadly but one of countless others senselessly murdered here in the Valley. Nationally, the numbers are astronomical. The murder of Kate Steinle called attention to the practice of allowing deported illegals to keep returning and commit even more heinous acts.

A secure nation is a basic right included in the Preamble to the Constitution. It‘s not a political football. The time to build the wall is now. It’s one of the primary reasons people across the nation rallied to support the presidency of Donald Trump. For decades Arizona’s politicians have given lip service to this crucial issue when elections roll around and then revert to putting foreign nationals who have illegally breached our border in the forefront of their agenda, with so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” as McCain and Kyl were dedicated to repeatedly promoting, or being instrumental in forming the “Gang of Eight,” as orchestrated by McCain and Flake.

We have the opportunity for a clean slate of senators, with Jeff Flake’s decision to retire after acknowledging the reality of his abysmal polling numbers — and octogenarian John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis, which will limit the six-year term he was elected to in 2016.

Ask your state legislative candidates their position on the border. Don’t accept double talk. We’ve already seen where that’s gotten us These double-crossers all ran as conservatives. For a memory refresher, these were the blatant campaign lies told by Senators Jon Kyl, John McCain and Jeff Flake.

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Jihadist murderer in NYC won diversity visa lottery

November 1, 2017

Senseless Jihadist attacks perpetrated by Muslims shouting ‘’Allahu Akbar”  — praising Allah — as they intentionally slaughter innocents going about their lives, is incomprehensible to those who practice other faiths.  The attacks are becoming so commonplace  that the mayor of New York City, where the latest carnage took place on Tuesday, referred to the deliberate terror attack that killed 8 and wounded 15 on a bicycle and jogging path as a “tragedy,” giving it the aura of something preventable. When a terrorist explosion occurred in New York City last year, London’s first Muslim Mayor Sadig Khan, then visiting New York, blandly referred to it  as “part and parcel” of life in a big city.

The Arizona Republic newspaper, which devoted countless front pages to destroying Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, was so blasé about this latest radical Islamic terrorist attack, it didn’t cover the massacre at all, relegating coverage to the B Section USA Today insert.

The most recent mass murderer Sayfullo Saipov, 29, entered a popular bicycle and pedestrian path mid-afternoon Tuesday in a rental van, mowing down victims before deliberately crashing into a school bus. One of the children returning home from school is reportedly in critical condition.

A bit of background is in order: Saipov, a Uzbekistan native, moved to the U.S. in 2010 under the Diversity Visa lottery, which is another irrational idea, intended to “diversify America,” springing forth from leftist Chuck Schumer — who has also partnered with John McCain and Jeff Flake on the notorious Gang of Eight amnesty scheme. At least 50,000 legally enter the U.S. through the Diversity Visa Lottery program each year, gifted with a permanent Visa

President Trump has renewed his call for “extreme vetting” of those entering the United States. But there are no reliable data bases in countries such as Uzbekistan. We need to shut down the myriad programs that allow for lax immigration. Within short order after assuming the presidency, Trump issued this order, and was met with opposition and slurs of racism.

Despite the ‘ho-hum’ attitude of the Arizona Republic, we are at war with those who want to impose 7th century Sharia law on free people in the West. The only Muslim voice that can be heard in opposition to this scheme is that of Scottsdale physician Dr.M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, who has repeatedly warned against Islamic extremism. Yesterday, he was getting the usual workout when these atrocities occur, as the guest on a conservative local radio station and appearing on Fox News and other national media outlets.

His lone voice is not enough. Our immigration policies must change and our porous border must be secured. Political correctness has no place in the bottom line discussion of providing safety to Americans. Our Founders referred to it as “Promoting the general welfare to ourselves and our posterity.”


Constitution Day: US exceptionalism unappreciated by thugs

September 17, 2017

The use of the term “American exceptionalism,” can be traced to Alexis de Tocqueville who, in the mid 1800s, described the United States as “exceptional” based on his admiration of our founding principles of freedom and liberty, rugged individualism, and free enterprise. In 1835, he was moved to write the multi-volume Democracy in America.

President Ronald Reagan spoke of America as “a land of hope, a light unto nations, a shining city on a hill.” Recent news has marred those lofty and inspiring words. We live in a time when chronically aggrieved people revere victim status. Raised with liberal dosages of moral relativism in public schools, they take exception to defining America as exceptional since in their view, there are no better or worse standards or governments. All entities are equivalent and everything should be tolerated.

The recent headlines are troubling. Black Lives Matter mobs and their claque engage in days of violence as they protest an acquittal in the case of a white former St. Louis police officer fatally shooting a black drug dealer following a high speed chase in 2011. Their motivation for rioting is raced based, without hearing the evidence presented in court. Three police officers responding to thugs breaking windows, setting fires and throwing paint at the home of the mayor were transported to a hospital after being hit by bricks and rocks hurled at them. One officer was hit in the head and suffered a broken jaw. 

After shutting down a major highway, hundreds of hooligans stormed an upscale mall breaking windows, and chanting an anti-capitalist threat, “No Justice, No Profits!” KDSK TV-5 reporter Jason Long tweeted “almost every storefront in the Loop is destroyed.”

U2 cancelled a sold out Saturday night St. Louis concert in the wake of the riots, issuing this statement. The St Louis Symphony Orchestra canceled its Friday and Saturday performances.

The U.S. Constitution gives these thugs First Amendment protections. Where else on earth could they chaotically disrupt the lives of others without consequence? Arrests were in response to violence and assaults. Their freedom to assemble, disrupt and spew their vitriol is enshrined.

For those of us who are grateful for the blessings of living in this exceptional nation, Hillsdale College offers a free and enlightening course on the Constitution. Hillsdale titles it, “Study the greatest political document ever written by man that secures your freedom.”

Sign up. It’s guaranteed to make you more knowledgeable than the entire gang of marauders could ever hope to be.

The Law Library of Congress provides a historical overview of Constitution and Citizenship Day.

May God continue to bless America.

 


Fake news breeds fake polls

July 25, 2017

We’ve been hearing a lot about Fake News  recently. This USA/iMedia Ethics poll illustrates the extent to which relentless negative news manipulation impacts the average American. The all-caps headlines in the Monday edition of USA Today trumpets AMERICANS ARE SPLIT 42% – 42% ON IMPEACHING PRESIDENT.

We’ll focus on just four questions. The first is the one from which the headline numbers are derived. It also provides a means for the leftist Gannett publication to gauge the effectiveness of its skewed content — which is now folded inside the anorexic Arizona Republic to give it heft. By the poll’s own admission, the sampling numbers vary depending on the questions as does the margin of error.

Based on what you’ve read and heard, do you think the Congress should?…Or should not? Impeach Donald Trump and remove him from the presidency, or are you not sure?

How upset would you be if Congress does NOT impeach President Trump and remove him from office?

How upset would you be if Congress DOES impeach President Trump and remove him from the presidency?

The poll concludes with this ominous question:

Whatever your views of Donald Trump, what do you think about his chances of serving out the four years of his current term?

Seeing Red AZ also has a question:

Where was such a poll when Barack Obama was president?

Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution sets the Standards for Impeachment.*

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

* Courtesy of the Heritage Foundation


Remembering our many blessings this Independence Day

July 4, 2017


….and honoring those 56 brave men* who 241 years ago had the vision and strength of character to challenge authority and affix their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.  

Before signing the Declaration of Independence, our Founders included this memorable line:

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

Meanwhile, the U.K.‘s The Guardian Newspaper reports that former president Obama, speaking in his boyhood home of Indonesia, warns against taking too much pride in your country. He calls patriotism “aggressive nationalism.”

What a pleasure to once again have a patriot in the White House. This video shows the rousing support President Donald Trump received throughout his July 1, speech as he honored our service men and women at the “Celebrate Freedom Rally “held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

May God continue to bless America.

* H/T The Daily Signal


MC Recorder Fontes compares voter verification to slavery

May 4, 2017

Just days ago we posted what turned out to be a tip-of-the-iceberg article about the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, advising, “Keep your eye on the Maricopa Recorder’s Office.” Little did we realize how prophetic that warning would be.

Newly elected Adrian Fontes is the first Democrat to hold that important, but under the radar, office in decades. And he’s wasting no time politicizing it. That was never the case as longtime Maricopa County Recorder, Helen Purcell, a Republican, and  Elections Director Karen Osborne, a Democrat, interacted in a trustworthy manner without interjecting a partisan agenda.

Those days are gone. Right out of the hatch, Fontes, who won by a single percentage point, made it clear he intended to mandate mail-in ballots in time for the 2018 statewide elections — eliminating polling places, poll workers and security.

Fontes is now claiming that eligible voters may have been denied the right to vote because their forms were missing proof of citizenship such as a passport, birth certificate, naturalization number, tribal ID or a driver’s license. In an attempt to verify those he alleges have been disenfranchised, he’s hired nine additional staffers to perform extra research in the motor-vehicle system to verify citizenship and add eligible applicants to the voter rolls. He has since significantly downgraded the inflated numbers of supposedly disenfranchised voters he originally reported.

Comporting himself more like a street thug than an officeholder Adrian Fontes is reported to have said he’s itching for a court fight. ”They can bring it,” he said. “I’m not interested in the status quo, I’m interested in doing what’s right.” Asked if that meant going against state statute, he countered with, ’That’s what they said during slavery.”

It’s not difficult to see where this is going. The leftist ACLU has already jumped aboard this out-of-control train. If Fontes seeks to change the law, the state legislature is the route to take.

Proposition  200, the “Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act,” passed overwhelmingly by voters in 2004, requires proof of citizenship and presentation of a photo ID at a polling place in order to vote — along with proof of eligibility to receive taxpayer funded benefits. With nonexistent polling places count on the vultures swooping in to pick over the bones of the law.

Joe Kanefield, an attorney who was the state elections director in the Secretary of State’s Office when Proposition 200 was passed says, “The statute seems pretty clear cut to me. If a voter registration form is received and does not contain evidence of citizenship, the registrar shall reject it.”

According to the local newspaper, Fontes is the only Arizona county recorder not rejecting state issued voter applications lacking proof of citizenship. His actions should raise concerns. He countered by stating “What we’re doing is not illegal. If you read the entire statute, and you take it in context, I’m doing exactly what I should be doing. And that’s enabling U.S. citizens to vote.”

Others view the grand scheme differently, expressing concerns about ballot security, including ballot harvesting, and coercion. There is also the real problem of non-citizen participation in our elections.

The guarantee of secure elections is a fundamental expectation of each and every voting citizen. We should accept nothing less. Registering online, receiving a ballot in the mail  — regardless of whether it was requested by the voter  —  voting it at your kitchen table and returning it by mail, removes oversight and opens the entire process to fraud.

Fontes indicates that any voter who is eligible to vote in local elections — though they’ve never previously requested or received a mail-in ballot need not do anything to participate. All registered voters will automatically receive a ballot.

March 2016, Seeing Red AZ posted How secure is your mail-in ballot? It included several links that expose the very real crimes associated with voter fraud — including ballot harvesting.

Last November, just days before the presidential election, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated Arizona’s ban on ballot harvesting. Read more in SCOTUS blog. 


AZ Republic insults remaining readers with copasetic ID theft victim

April 9, 2017

Last Sunday we wrote, “We read the AZ Republic so you don’t have to.”  Judging by its popularity, we’re tempted to make this a regular or at least an occasional feature

Today we regale you with the foolishness that appeared in the Arizona Republic’s “Around Arizona” section. Written by Richard Ruelas the premise of the report is that criminal acts perpetrated by illegal aliens are no big deal. Even the victims of ID theft are onboard with the thieves.

We couldn’t make this stuff up.

The featured criminal illegal, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 35, is a mother of two teenage U.S. citizens, or anchor babies, and has been living here illegally for more than two decades.. As per usual she facilitated her life here by using someone else’s social security number.

When SRAZ first covered the story this past Feb. 10, we headlined our coverage, “AZ newspaper’s new heroine: The Illegal alien.”  Of course, The Periódico de la República de Arizona  (Arizona Republic) provided a sympathetic perspective. 

This was just a simple woman, after all, working as a custodian at a water park and trying to support her family.  She has a husband, but he declined to be interviewed, since he is also a Mexican national, residing her illegally.

Using the identity of a 32-year-old Tucson man, Alex Andrade, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, was picked up in a 2008 workplace raid.  When her crime was uncovered, she was charged and convicted of felony impersonation, which led to her deportation.

Identity theft victim, Alex Andrade is characterized in the headline as, “Man reports no problems after SSN was used by woman later deported.” 

If you’re thinking that’s quite a mouthful for a headline, you’re not alone.  So were we. But nothing qualifies as too extravagant when the subject is the newspaper’s beloved illegals.

Alex Andrade didn’t notice the problem since he is on disability. He’s sympathetic to the thief due to the fact that his own father entered the United States illegally, and like Guadalupe’s children, he was born a citizen by virtue of a gross misinterpretation of the intent of the Fourteenth Amendment. It was put in place to correctly address the status of American-born children of newly freed African-born slaves immediately after the Civil War. When the amendment was ratified in July 1868, it would have been impossible to envision the repercussions of having an invasion on our southern border.

Today the costly reality of unassimilated foreign nationals many with criminal records is a massive problem. Socialist billionaire and open borders advocate George Soros is spending millions to mobilize Hispanics as a Democrat voting bloc via his Super PAC Immigrant Voters Win.

It’s not only the voters he’s funding, but as Politico reports, he is also attempting to overhaul the criminal U.S. justice system by funding prosecutors and other law enforcement candidates who will follow his dictates rather than the law.

Stay alert. Our future generations deserve no less from us.